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Project Idea and Text Feature Chart

Hey everyone! I feel like it's been FOREVER since I blogged! I am trying to get all of my parent conferences complete. Hopefully I will have WAY more time to create stuff for you all to use once those are out of the way! Over the next week, we are doing Read More...

Genre Posters and BINGO

So, I have been really thinking the last few days about how much my blog and my creations have evolved in the last year, especially since I became a seller on TN in December and then a seller on TPT in May. I realized that I have really gotten away from Read More...

ELA Common Core Vocabulary Cards for K-2

I made a last minute decision this week to book a flight to Union, MO for one of the Whole Brain Teaching conferences. I AM SO EXCITED!! However, I'm also a little freaked out because I'll be traveling by myself for the first time ever!! AGH! And I hate Read More...

SALE and more Common Core ELA

So I decided to keep my FLASH sale going until tonight because I can. =) After receiving several emails, I decided to break up my ELA Common Core cards into individual grades! You people are hard to please! LOL Now, at least you will have the choice of Read More...

Word Wall Signs

I had a request to create a Math Word Wall sign to accompany my vocabulary cards so I created one for math and for reading (since I plan on creating those this summer). I am offering them to you all for free in honor of my last day of school, which was Read More...

Volcano Unit Proofreader Needed!

Hey blog friends! I need two people to proofread and check over my 85 page Voyage to the Volcano Unit. I have already looked over it, but it's always good to get a second set of eyes! I need them to be checked out within the next hour or so! The first Read More...

Novel Study and Mother's Day Activity

I know I am posting again, but I had to share the CUTEST mothers day activity I found on Stickers and Staples last night! How adorable right!? The kids draw pictures of things they would do for their mother on each app block and then write an explanation Read More...

Learning Resources Giveaway: Part II

Hey friends! I am excited to bring you another giveaway from Learning Resources. But first, let me tell you a little bit about this amazing tool! It is called an Easi-Speak Recorder and it looks like this: Seriously, this thing is awesome! The kids think Read More...

Fable Graphic Organizer and a Lesson Plan Template

This week we are focusing on fables during Guided Reading. When I pulled up the flipchart today with the essential question, the kids were like, "Yes! I love fables!" I smiled. We read the fable, "The Ant and the Grasshopper" together as a class and then 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...

I.Am.Obssessed.With.Pinterest.

Can we just talk for a second about how amazingly awesome and inspiring Pinterest is!? LOVE IT. And I don't mean love it like you love your cool zebra striped pencil. I mean, like I LOVE it! I have been taking soooo many fabulous ideas from Pinterest Read More...

Strategies for Reading Unknown Words

After seriously reflecting on the reading levels of most of my students, I decided to spend a week doing reading strategies for "tricky" words. I was inspired by Sarah Cooley's blog post about things good readers do, which you can view here . I am going Read More...

Back To School Teacher Swap!

Jen, over at Following the Footsteps is hosting a Back To School Teacher Swap to share your favorite books for kicking off the school year! I have a top 3 that I read each year. I will also be sharing pictures of my finished classroom since I didn't have Read More...