Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Short Vowel Freebie

It's been a wonderful start to the week! My students have been in such a good mood and the weather had been great! I actually had enough energy this evening to whip up this activity on short vowels. I am going to use this next week as a review center. I hope it is useful for you as well. Click on the picture to download the document.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

St. Patricks Day Unit is Now on TPT

We finally got our Adobe Acrobat installed so we were able to get our St. Patrick's Day Unit posted! Watch for our latest freebies coming sometime this week. Most teachers in Kentucky have given up on snow days, this is the first year in a very long time we haven't had one! Now we are anxiously awaiting spring. We are working on some spring units and games and will hopefully have those up sometime this month! Enjoy your week! Click the picture to check our St. Patricks Day Unit.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

PDF Issues So Here is a Feebie

To make a long story short, our trial version of Adobe Acrobat Pro X expired. Tried to buy it on line but was having a hard time getting a stub to download to show proof that we were  teachers so we could get the discounted price. We went to Best Buy and bought it, came home and downloaded it, but still had to have proof if eligibility!! So we have to go to school to get a copy of  our pay stub scan it etc.. So I can't upload our St. Patricks Day Unit or Weather unit until we can secure our documents. So sorry, as soon as we get our code for Adobe we will upload the activities.

I was over at 3am Teacher and she had some adorable Dr. Seuss clip art for free. I used the tree clip art and made a fact family activity for my math stations for next month. This is a consolation prize for not being able to get our unit up this weekend. Click the picture below.

Please keep checking back - as soon as we get our serial number we will secure our documents and upload the activities!


Friday, February 24, 2012

Are you ready for the weekend??

I am! You would think after a three day weekend last week and only a four day work week, we would not be so tired! NOT, actually four day weeks just drag on and on!! So Friday is looking pretty good right now.  Our goal this weekend is to finish our St. Patrcks Day Unit and our Weather Unit. How do you guys do it?  Between work, family, and house hold responsibilities, we can't seem to get anything done for this blog through the week. We would love to hear how you manage your time through the week and work on your blog.

Here is a little something for our followers. We have been working on self to text connections. This is in my reading center. My students really seem to enjoy finding something in a story that they can relate to.
Have a great weekend!


Monday, February 20, 2012

March Is Around the Corner and a Little Something Extra!!

How many of you were off today? I was and  I had all intentions of working on school related resources, but I just couldn't get motivated. I just wanted to lay around in my PJ, watch t.v., and take long naps. So  that is what I did and it was wonderful!!!!  Mary, on the other hand, did not have the case of the "LAZYS" She has been working on a few resources that are going to go into our St. Patricks Day Units. There will be two of them, one geared for first grade and one geared for second grade. Our goal  is to have these units ready for TPT next weekend. So to celebrate a wonderful day off,  here is a March freebie that I am going to be using in my math stations next month. If you download it please let us know what you think.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

It's only Tuesday? And a freebie

It's only Tuesday? Wow, seems like it should be a Thursday night! I am so ready for the weekend. We have Monday off for Presidents Day. I have started my Presidents Day Unit this week and plan on continuing next week with symbols. Unfortunately, I  forgot my camera both Monday and today. Mary I am counting on you!! Because  time has gotten away from Mary and myself we never got our Presidents Symbols Unit together. We wrote our own book but that's the extent of what we got done. So lucky you, you get it as a freebie. If you download it please leave us a comment and tell us what you think.  It is also in our TPT store.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Our First Award!!!

Thank you Mrs. McNutt at  Be a Nut with Mrs. McNutt for our first award, the Liebster Blog Award. This award is for bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.

The Rules for this game are as follows:
1. Thank the award presenter and past a link back to their blog.
2. Put the award on your blog.
3. Pick five blogs with less than 200 followers, let them know about the award, and encourage them to pass the award on.

Here are the blogs that I am passing it on to:

Michelle at The 3AM Teacher

Teaching Tweens

Sarah at Mrs. T's First Grade

Jessie at Gluesticks, Games and Giggles

Mrs. Richardson at Mrs. Richardson's Class


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dr. Seuss Math and Literacy on TPT and a Seuss Freebie

Yipee!! I just finished up my Dr. Suess Unit. My goal was to finish it and have it posted  before I left for my Valentines outing with my husband. It consits of 4 math centers: money, place value, fact families, and odd and even numbers. It also has 4 literacy centers: consonant digraphs, vowel digraphs au and aw, diphthongs oi and oy, and r-controlled vowels. Click the TPT button at the top of my page to grab your copy.

My freebie this morning is the odd and even activity from my unit. Click here to get it.
Enjoy your Saturday!!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's Finally Friday!!!

Wow, what a very long week!!! Nothing particular,special, or important going on its just been long. We have usually had several snow days by now. Snow has not been in our favor this winter. We have only had 1 one hour delay :(   I am known around my school for my infamous "Snow Dance" and have been threatened by our office manager if I lift my feet. BUT I am starting to  feel its time to start the Wikki Wikki Snow Dance. :) 

On another note, I was just over at A Teacher Bag of Tricks. She is having a marvelous giveaway!! She will create a custom lesson/activity pack just for you in mind!! So head over and sign up for this awesome giveaway.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend, come back this weekend. I will have some freebies to share with you for math and reading!!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Random and Listening Center Freebie

Happy Wednesday!!! It has been a very long week, and its only half way through.  I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend with my husband. We have decided to leave the kids with my mother-in-law and go away for the weekend and celebrate Valentines Day early. Don't get excited, it no where far-- just an hour away. We just thought it would be nice to just spend some time alone.

On another note, we have been studying characters and setting and being able to describe them in detail!!! Here is a listening center sheet that I have been using for the last couple of weeks. Maybe it will be useful for you. Enjoy the rest of your week.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentines Math Stations Unit on TPT and a Valentines Freebie

I have been up since 2 A.M., It's been like this all weekend!!  Though I am getting alot done, I feel like a new born that has my days and nights mixed up. Because I have been up all morning, I have finished and uploaded my Valentines Math Stations Mini unit. It consists of addition and subtraction, place value, time, and  money, Here is a sneak peek: The first 2 people to comment on this post will get it for free.

Now for the freebie. As I was searching through my files, I found this. I never got the license to sell it so I have decide to give away. The activities in this little unit are things that my students are working on for enrichment or interventions. Have a great Sunday!!


Saturday, February 4, 2012

TPT Help and Valentine Math Centers On The Way!!!!

Good evening everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I need some TPT help!!! I have had several people email me on TPT and say that when they download some of my items, that there are shadows over the words, thick black lines, no words etc.. When I download them from my store or blog they look fine. Does anyone know what the problem might be or how I can fix it?

On another note, I am finishing up my Valentines Day Math Centers Mini Unit! It has fact families, counting money, subtraction, place value, and telling time to the hour, half hour, quarter till and after. I will hopefully have it posted by tomorrow night.