Ginger Snaps

Tidbits and treats for teachers

December 2011 - Posts

11 in a 11!

I'm finally joining the party! I have just been too addicted to my new Christmas present to do anything else! I do plan on posting a new freebie by the end of the weekend, but for now, here are my 11 things in 2011! 1 1. Favorite movie you watched I read Read More...

Digital Papers and Clip Art

Hey friends! I am so excited to share that I have begun creating my own digital art! I got one of these bad boys for Christmas... It's a Bamboo Tablet by Wacom and IT IS AWE-some! It came with Adobe Photoshop Elements (which I created these digital pages Read More...

2nd Grade Math Common Core

Per request of Jennifer at Mrs. Parker's Class , I have created the Word Wall cards for 2nd grades Common Core math standards too. It has also been requested that I tackle 5th grade and 1st grade (based on Texas curriculum). I plan on eventually tackling Read More...

3rd Grade Math Common Core

So, we are moving to the Common Core in the coming years, and I thought I would go ahead and get a head start! Plus, several of you are already teaching them! I have searched high and low on the internet and couldn't find much out there for 3rd grade Read More...

New Clip Art

Hey friends! Happy Christmas Eve!! My good friend has decided to start selling her own clip art and has her very first set for sale! Click the image below to visit her store. Aren't they cute!? Head on over and grab your set! I am also working on some Read More...

Poetry Unit and a Holiday Giveaway!

I have been working like a mad woman (like that simile!?) to get this unit finished and available for purchase in my Teacher's Notebook store! I have seriously been in a frenzy for the last two days trying to finish it all up. It feels good to have it Read More...

Doubling the Final Consonant

This week, we have been learning about the double the final consonant rule! I made a cute Christmas themed flipchart with activities for each day to get into the holiday spirit!! After we learned about the rule, we pulled a word out of Santa's bag in Read More...

If I lived in a Snow Globe

Jennifer over at First Grade Blue Skies did this cute writing activity for Winter. I have adapted it just a bit to accommodate upper elementary students. Students respond to the prompt, "If I lived in a snow globe..." Students create their own snow globe Read More...

Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Mindy Wells at Well's of a 4th Grade Nothing for winning the 400 followers giveaway! I couldn't figure out the whole number generator thing, so I just asked my boyfriend to pick a number between 1 and 19, since that's how many entries Read More...

Elf Race Math Game

We are working on division this week and I wanted to create something fun for the Christmas season! I made this fun division fact practice game! Students race to be the first elf to put their toys in Santa's bag! Head over to my Teacher's Notebook store Read More...

Earth's Land Unit

Hey everyone! I just posted a brand new item in my TN store!! I am really excited about this one! The cost is $8 and includes lessons, songs, a readers theater, unit printables, and flipcharts!! Don't forget about my 400 follower giveaway! I will announce Read More...

Multiplication Tricks Sheet!!

I have been meaning to make a multiplication trick sheet for weeks now and I finally got around to it! Click the picture to download! Don't forget to go check out my 400 follower, first ever giveaway here ! Read More...

400 Follower Giveaway!!

I am so excited to be at 400 followers! I have been wanting to do a giveaway for some time now, but just haven't had an idea of what to do! Now that I have a Teacher's Notebook store, I am giving away my Plant and Animal Unit (with unit flipcharts) and Read More...

Holiday Happenings

I feel like I have been so swamped this week! It has been crazy! I haven't had time to do anything but grade Math benchmarks and go to meetings and well....you get the idea! I did want to quickly share some things we have been doing for during this Thanksgiving Read More...

Main Idea Freebie!

We will be working on main idea this week, so I made a little graphic organizer for students to use during their independent reading time. Click the image to download! Hope you all have a fabulous week! Read More...

Winter Writing Freebie!

I've been working on a Winter Writing Packet today and I wanted to share in time for the Winter season! It is available for free at my Teacher's Notebook shop! Click on my Teacher's Notebook button to download the freebie! Read More...

Animal and Plant Unit

I have been trying to finish this unit with all of the resources for weeks now! I am finally done and have posted it for $5.00 in my Teacher's Notebook shop! When I get to 400 followers, I will be hosting my first ever giveaway! More details will come Read More...

Main Idea Graphic Organizer

I have finally opened my own Teacher's Notebook shop! I am so excited!! Here is my very first item for purchase! Please go check out my shop and spread the word!! =) I know there isn't a whole lot there yet, but please keep checking back. HAPPY FRIDAY Read More...