Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hippity Hoppity Fan Freebie!

Hey hey! I've been on spring break this past week and me and E spent the week in sunny Florida. It was the perfect week of sun, sand, eating, relaxing, eating, shopping, and did I mention eating?? HA Anyways, it's back to the grind tomorrow for this ole gal! I had started working on an update with a few new activities for my Hippity Hoppity Easter Fun unit before we left for vacation... and well since Easter is much sooner this year, I decided I better put that update on hold and I would just take what I had started and do a facebook fan freebie!! I have added a new fan freebie tab to my little facebook page. This freebie has 3 literacy centers with recording sheets and a KWL chart and writing sheet for rabbits. If you're interested in snagging up this little freebie to use with your sweeties in the next couple of weeks you can click on the pic below to visit my facebook page! :) Be sure to like my little page while you're there!


Here are a few pics from our vacation...We love to travel and go as often as we can. Anywhere with this guy is always so fun! I love making special memories with him! I LOVE him BIG!!

I'm ready to go now! ;)
Have a wonderful week!!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Five For Friday on a Saturday! {Seuss and Book Fair Style!}

Happy Saturday! I'm linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs for a little Five for Friday action... on a Saturday! 

This week we celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America with a week long reading celebration. I had planned to do a post each day with a recap of each day... but then our celebration was cut short though due to snow and cold temps that had our schools closed on Thursday and Friday. You can read about day one of our celebration here and see what we did on Tuesday and Wednesday in this post! :)

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Tuesday was all about Fox in Socks! We wore crazy socks, read the book, made a class graph, read the room for rhyming words, found a buddy with a word that rhymes with their word, and made a fox and socks themed snack-- three cheese trees with pink lemonade! :)

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It was all kinds of wacky in room 4 for Wacky Wednesday! We wore wacky, mixed up clothes, read the book, did some wacky writing {not pictured}, played wacky spin a word, found a buddy who did all sorts of wacky things, and enjoyed a wacky snack... banana dogs with PB&J! SOOO much fun!

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Thursday was a snow day... so I worked on things from home for the Book Fair.

Here is a mini teacher wish list board. The pic was taken before I wrote on it. I made three in all! The teacher comes to the fair and fills out slips for books that they would like to have for their classroom. Parents who come to the fair that would like to donate can pick out a wish list slip and purchase a book for their child's teacher. :)  For this project, I used mini trifold boards from Wal-Mart,  CTP Poppin' Patterns library pockets, Carson Dellosa seaside splash scalloped border, and Carson Dellosa Bubbly Blues cut-outs.

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Yesterday I spent the snow day setting up the book fair. I'm so excited for the kids to shop next week! It was my most favorite thing when I was in elementary school. :)

I used Fancy Fish 6" Designer Cut-Outs from CTP and Seaside Splash Cut-Outs from Carson Dellosa throughout the whole library to decorate tables, walls, windows, etc.

I LOVE the border from CTP that I used to decorate the windows! It's the new Painted Palette Ombre Turquoise Scallops Border! I want it in EVERY color!! It's sooo pretty! I'm actually in LOVE with their whole new line and want every single little thing! #teacherproblems!!

For the windows, I also used Seaside Splash Cut-Outs from Carson Dellosa.

Teacher wish list table

 Cashier station

Some of the great items we have available!

The spring theme for the Scholastic Book Fair is Under the Sea. As soon as I knew the theme I immediately went to my go to place--CTP-- to check out what I thought I could use to decorate. I also had saw Carson Dellosa's super cute Seaside Splash line and knew it would be perfect! If you're doing an ocean themed book fair too, be sure to check out the things I mentioned! :)

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I'm currently working on update to this little oldie, but goodie pack... Here is the new cover. I hope to have it finished by the end of the weekend so we can use it this week before spring break!

Well, that's my Five for Friday... on a Saturday! :) Be sure to link up with Kacey to share your 5 random things! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Let's Celebrate Reading Day 1

After a two week snow vacation we finally made it back to school today! I left this little sweetie behind this morning... and he was not a happy camper to see me loading up my school bag this morning. Love his heart! 

We returned to school just in time for Let's Celebrate Reading week aka Seuss Week! Today we were all about The Cat in the Hat in Room 4! Here is a little look at some of the things we did.

We made these silly cats today for our hallway bulletin board.

We read The Cat in the Hat and then brainstormed a list of adjectives to describe the cat. Students then picked out four of the adjectives to use in complete sentences about the cat.

We read The Cat in the Hat Comes Back and used a venn diagram to compare and contrast it with The Cat in the Hat. We also imagined what it would be like if we met the cat and completed a little writing activity. And we ended our day with a yummy Seuss inspired snack...Cat Hats! 

Well friends, that's all I have for today! I can't wait for Day 2! 
Have a great week!!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

How To Writing!

Happy Sunday! Normally I would be getting things ready for work tomorrow.... but I'm still on snow vacation here in Tennessee! That's right... the snow, ice, sleet, and super cold temps we had last week has carried into this week. Many areas have been without power and roads are still in bad conditions, so we are still closed as of now Monday and Tuesday. Since there is no school tomorrow I'm staying up later and getting a chance for a little blog time! Yay!
This snow vacation has given me lots of extra time to go back and give some of my very first products some much need love and updating! One of my most favorite products, but also one of my very first products (I started it in 2011 and got it posted in early 2012), is my How To Writing Pack. It was in very, very bad need of new fonts, graphics, borders, etc. So I gave that little jewel a good shining and she is sparkly and ready to be used in a classroom near you! ;)

This How To Writing Pack is filled with 43 how to writing sheets, 18 corresponding craftivities, 2 thinking maps (a how to brace map and a how to bubble map) and a mini How To Writing poster and there is also some examples and explanation of how to use this pack. You can check it out HERE!

I'm prepping the How to Catch a Leprechaun now and we will be doing it in the next couple of weeks.

Here is a pic of that project from a past group that I had.

{please ignore the bad photo quality! This group of sweeties are now 4th graders!! so it's an oldie pic...but a goodie project!}

I will post some updated pics with our new ones when we make them in a couple weeks.

 Want to win a copy of this updated pack?? Leave me a comment telling me your favorite thing to have your kiddos write about. As always, the 1st, 5th, and 10th {if I can get that many! ha} commenter will get the pack for free. Please remember to leave your email address. I can't send it to you if I don't have your email address. I'm also giving some away on my facebook page! Head over there for some extra chances at winning. While your there be sure to show my little page some love by liking it if you haven't already! :)

Have a fabulous week! I've got a date with my sweet Dexter dog the next two days! :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Let's Celebrate Reading!

It's SNOW week here in middle Tennessee! We got so much snow and ice and the temps have been so cold that most schools have been closed so far every day and some for the remainder of the week too! My district is closed all week. This has given me some extra time to work on some planning for upcoming things at school. One thing that is just right around the corner is Read Across America day. I love this time of year because there is sooo much you can do to get students excited about reading! I turn this into a week long reading celebration. Each day we read a specific book and then complete activities that revolve around that book. We have dress up days, special snacks, and do lots of reading and writing, reading responses, and graphic organizers. It really is a magical week jam packed full of SOOO much fun and learning! If you go all out and like to spend a week on Read Across America and not just one day, I have the pack just for you! 
Click the pic below to take you to my shop to read all about it some of the things we plan to do to celebrate reading!

We got so much snow and ice that my miller man has gotten some snow days too!!! Me and Dexter have loved being at home with him and we got in some time playing in the snow! Can't wait to get up in the morning and fix my sweet boys some breakfast! 
Fun times with these two cuties!!

I would love to hear how you like to celebrate reading with your students! Leave me a comment telling me all about it! I will pick the 1st, 5th, 10th {if I can get that many! ha} commenter and send you this little pack of FUN! Don't forget to leave your email address... I can't send it to you if I don't have that. 

Have a great rest of the week! :)

Monday, February 9, 2015

Froggy's First Kiss

Love is in the air in room 04! Today we were all about Froggy and Frogilina... We began by taking a picture walk through the book Froggy's First Kiss and making predictions about what we thought would happen. We then read the book and talked about what really happened and what we predicted. Next, students worked in their reading journals to sequence the events from the story. Students had to recall the order of the goodies that Frogilina gave Froggy at lunch each day. The KISS Froggy got sure did get lots of giggles from my firsties! ;)  Next, we got busy making some super cutie patootie Froggy and Frogilinas and then we colored some color me heart cut-outs from Creative Teaching Press! My firsties love to color so those hearts were a big hit!

If you need a little pack this week for Valentine's Day you can find these activities plus so many more in my Froggy's First Kiss companion pack.

You can read more about this pack from a couple of posts from last year by clicking here and here.

Would you like to win this pack? Leave me a comment telling me your favorite thing about Valentine's Day... I will pick the 1st, 5th, and 10th {if I can get that many! ha} comment. Be sure to leave me your email.

Happy Monday! Hope your week is jam packed full of love! xoxo!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A SUPER Sale and Donors Choose DEAL!!

Happy Saturday! Are you ready for some football?? We are at my little household.... we just got home from a trip to Wal-Mart stocking up on all the necessities for tomorrow's big game! My favorite part of the Super Bowl is having a good excuse to make lots of yummy foods and snacks that we get to enjoy while watching the game. Go Patriots!

To celebrate the super bowl, I'm joining some fabulous bloggers/tpt sellers and throwing a SUPER Sale in my little tpt shop! Everything will be 20% off now through February 2nd!

cute graphic from Primary Punch :)

We just celebrated our 100th day this past week... If you haven't had your 100th day yet and are looking for some fun activities to use on your 100th day my newest little pack Hip Hip Hooray! Let's Celebrate the 100th Day would be perfect to snatch up at 20% off! :)

You can read all about our 100th Day celebration here.

I have a Donors Choose project that I would really, really, really love to get funded! I have until February 2nd to get any donations MATCHED when using the code SPARK at check out. Will you help me?? For donating $10 to my project I will in turn GIVE you $25 worth of regular priced products from my tpt store. All you have to is donate $10 and email me at with your Donors Choose name that you donated under and include the names of the $25 worth of products you would like! Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy??

You can check out my project HERE.

Have a fabulous weekend blog friends!!!