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Landforms Activity and Gradebook Printable

This week in Science we have been learning about Earth's Land Features. All week we took notes, learned hand gestures, and watched a video, and then we made a landform flipbook. I have to say, it came out SOOOO cute!! I got the idea from an AIMS lesson Read More...

Font Background Tutorial

Well, day 1 of state testing is tomorrow and thankfully we have been told we can wear jeans ALL week! I know, it's the little things... Anyway, recently I have been seeing people add backgrounds and pictures inside of their text like this: Cool huh!? Read More...

Hear All Assessment Recorder Giveaway

Hey all! I am so excited to share some news with you! Like many other bloggers out there, I was contacted by Jenny at Learnning Resources and offered the chance to try out some of their amazing products in my classroom! The Hear All Assessment Recorder Read More...

Cursive Corral and a Giveaway!

Hey all! I am so excited to share some news with you! Like many other bloggers out there, I was contacted by Jenni at Learnning Resources and offered the chance to try out some of their amazing products in my classroom! The Hear All Assessment Recorder Read More...

Candy Motivational Testing Notes

Hey friends!! I saw this idea somewhere around the internet and I thought I would make up a set of motivational testing notes my own. Some of the phrases were my own creation and took some other ones that I had seen floating around out there in cyberspace! Read More...

Finding the Range and Measuring

I have new activities to share today! The first one is my freebie! This activity is to help students practice measuring different objects to the nearest half inch. I gave my students the exact rulers they will use on the PASS test (our lovely state standardized Read More...

Intergalactic Fractions!

I have been doing math center review activities this week to help students practice various math skills in preparation for PASS and tomorrow we are working on fractions of a set! I made this fun little space themed activity to use and it's for sale in Read More...

Equation Sentences and a Tutorial

So I just arrived back home from the wedding and am trying to relax, but before I got too comfy and lazy on my couch, I wanted to share my creation from my car trip home and the tutorial for Activ Inspire I promised yesterday! One of the standards my Read More...

Even and Odd Outcome Zing

We took our Math benchmark test this week and it turns out, my students are really struggling in math this year. I am sure my 7 week absence played a role as well, but I can't help but thinking that I didn't do a good job. =( My plan of action was to Read More...

Government Sort and a Shout Out

So last week we learned about the Constitution and how our great nations government was created. We read, "We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution," and then learned about the national, state, and local branches of government. To help the kids reinforce 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...

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...

Life Cycles and Text Features

This week at school, we learned about life cycles of plants and in honor of Halloween, we did the life cycle of a pumpkin on paper plates and they came out totally cute! Of course I saw it first on Pinterest, so I HAD to try it! Here are a couple of examples: Read More...

A little bit of this, a little bit of that...

We have been learning so much this last month that I just wanted to share a few things from our classroom's neck of the woods. We just recently finished up a unit on South Carolina Geography and Regions. One of the activities we did was a circle graphic Read More...

Properties of Addition Activity

We worked on properties of addition last week. W e talked about the three properties and to help them remember, I taught the kids that the Commutative property could also be called the flip flop rule because the numbers just flip around and you still Read More...
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