Monday, February 27, 2012

Permission to Pin!

I'm guilty of not reading the fine print---on everything!!!  It seems that you must own the pictures or have permission to pin the pictures on Pinterest!  Who knew????  Thanks to Laura for making us aware of the fine print!  If you find something pin-worthy on my blog, feel free to pin away!!!!!

Click the red pin to read Laura's blog post about permission to pin.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

LEAP Sale!!!

I'm having a 20% off sale in my TpT store on Wednesday.  

TpT is offering a code for an extra 10% off!!   L2P9Y

You can snag this.......for $1.08

Farley has a linky party that showcases LOTS of sales!!!  Click below to check it out!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

QR Code Freebie and Easter Math Stations!

Here is a freebie from my Easter Math Station Pack!  The skill is two-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping.  Enjoy!! :)

I'll be uploading the complete Easter Math Station Pack tomorrow!  I have decided to add another activity :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Sale!

Tomorrow at TpT 

I'm getting my new niece tomorrow afternoon!!  I can't wait to meet Landry Elizabeth!!! :)

You know you're a teacher when...

I've read some hilarious responses to "You know you're a teacher when..."  So, here is mine...
Go link up with 
to add yours! :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

New and Updated Products!

I am in the process of updating some of my TpT/TN products.  I've learned so much over the last several months, and want to freshen them up and expand some of them.

The first updated product is 
I added 8 more word problems.  It now includes 16 word problems, an example, and a recording sheet.  If you've purchased this one, please go download the update.  I kept the price at $1.50!

 I've had a few requests to create a generic version of the military Christmas letters--and a not so great feedback even though the product name clearly states that it's Christmas (why do I let that bother me so much?)!!  Anyway.... here is a generic friendly letter pack.  It includes a mini-poster, writing template (color and B&W), and a cut/glue activity sheet--all for $1.50.  My student teacher is teaching letter writing next week, so I figured now was a good time to get this done!

We are continuing our time unit this week.  We will continue to tell time and also explore calendars.  I uploaded a calendar activity pack to TPT that includes ordering the months, matching month to # of days, and month riddles for $1.50.  It is heart themed, but not Valentine specific! :)  
We also told time around the room last week.  My kiddos loved it.  I wish I could video them--HILARIOUS!!!  I played Rock Around the Clock while the walked around telling time.  

I am working on updating other files, such as my Tally Mark Match and Skip Counting Safari.  I created these on my husbands PC and transferred the files to my Mac, and well......chaos!!!  I think I'll just use his computer to update them :(

Oh, yea--I almost forgot, I'm having a 50% off sale at Teachers Notebook.  I don't have a lot posted there--for some reason it doesn't like me!!!!  It also doesn't like for me to purchase from there either!  When I go to paypal from there, it tells me my CC is invalid. I use paypal A LOT, and that is the only site to do that!  Anyone else have that problem?

I hope you have a great week!
I'm getting a new niece on Tuesday, so I'm super excited about Valentine's Day!!

The first 3 comments can choose one of the above for FREE!! :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I'm linking up with Farley for this month's edition of Currently.

Link up, so I can be nosey!! :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valen"Time" Around the Room--FREEBIE!

I'm loving all the cute read/write the room activities I'm seeing in my partner teacher's class--and was slightly jealous that I can't do them in my room!  Then, I thought...why can't I do that with math???  DUH!!!! 

I decided to create a time around the room activity.

I have some classroom clocks that I'm going to give the kiddos and let them tell time around the room! :)

I hope you can use them too! :)

I also have my Valen"Time" pack on sale for $2 until Friday! :)

Go check out Wild About Second Grade's Read the Room pack!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Are you kidding me? And some freebies, and a sale , and some pictures!! :)

Most , confusing, disturbing, and upsetting week EVER!!

I know I keep saying, "What a week!", but I had no clue about a crazy week until this past week!  I said things I never thought I'd have to say, witnessed things I never thought I'd see, and had a conference about a topic I never imagined discussing in a room full of teachers, administrators, and other professionals!!  Having said all of that---WHAT A WEEK!!!!!!!!!

Okay--we did do some learning on top of all the craziness! :)  We began our unit on time in math and energy in science! kiddos have time to the hour down pat (well, 2 don't but I expected that).  Time to the 1/2 hour went well...we are continuing with 1/2 hour tomorrow, then on to 1/4 hour and five minutes! :)
I made this cute clock for my students to use in small group instruction, and when I didn't pull it out for my accelerated group, they were disappointed!  You can click the picture above or here to get the freebie!  I used Scrappin Doodle graphics and just printed on colored card stock since I don't have colored ink at school!
Just print the arrow 3 times.  I cut the point off of one and taped it to another to make the minute hand.

We also used different activities from my Valentime Pack.  I'm putting it on sale for $2.00 until Friday!! :)

We began learning about energy this week.  I am LOVING science!  I wish we taught it all year long!  We did several experiments and learned about  heat, current electricity, static electricity, and hydropower.  Here are some pictures, and the journal pages we completed to accompany our activities.  

We had a ton of fun this week in science!  I think I had as much (or more) fun as the kiddos!! :)  The static experiment with Rice Krispies is my favorite! :)

Here are the journal entries we used.  The borders are courtesy of From the Pond!  Click on the pictures to download the freebies--sorry they are individual, that's how I had them saved.
Each file has 2 pages (identical) so you can print them 2 to a page if you'd like.

Freebie has been removed--The clipart used can no longer be used due to copyright laws. last thing...I've really been struggling with our behavior management system.  I feel like the kiddos who are ALWAYS doing what they are supposed to do aren't getting the recognition they deserve.  So....Pinterest to the rescue!

I found this gem, and knew that I had to use it in my classroom!
I put it on one desk each day to spotlight that student.  I also call them a rock star all day! :)  I email a picture to their parents too!  The kiddos love it! :)

This week we are learning about sound, which I know we will enjoy also. I'll upload our journal pages at the end of the week!

Enjoy your week!  And if you don't mind, please say a prayer for our dream kids.  All are fighting some kind of medical battle, and some are fighting for their lives :(

Friday, February 3, 2012

Courtney at Swimming Into Second has organized the ultimate second grade giveaway!  Check out all the fabulous resources you could win!  

Check out the amazing resources that you can win!

Here's how you can enter the giveaway.

(1) Follow all 23 blogs. Leave a comment that says, "I follow all 23 blogs."

(2) Follow all 22 stores. Leave a comment that says, "I follow all 22 stores."

You can find links to all the blogs and all the stores above.
Please leave your email so we can each send you the resources. 

The giveaway will end on Tuesday, February 6th. 
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, February 7th. 
Be sure to enter your comments on Swimming into Second.
Good luck!