Sunday, April 22, 2012

Stuffed Animal Slumber Party and a FREEBIE!

My students will be wild today!!!  It's a fact--I know already--and it's all my fault!  Well...actually I will blame my teaching partner.  She taught writing last year, and had a stuffed animal slumber party.   Since I'm teaching writing this year, I decided to do the same.!  I had too much fun taking pictures of the animals.  I do believe I am a 8 year old in a 40 year old body! :)

Here are a few pics of the mischievous little animals!
Hanging out in math stations!
Changing the calendar to Mrs. Lisa's favorite date! :)
Minnie hanging out on the whiteboard!

I'll be back later this week to share their writing!

Now for a freebie!  I've had such a great response to Add it Up!  Thanks for all the kind emails :)

I've uploaded numbers (1-99), recording sheets, and titles for addition/subtraction/multiplication to my TPT store for FREE.  Click the picture below to grab a copy!  
Please leave me some feedback!  If you create a board for your classroom, please email me a picture and I'll feature it here!! :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

My Furry Friends!

I'm linking up with Sandy at
Soaring Through Second
to show off my cute little furry friends!

Gizmo is our 12 year old Pomeranian!  He's lovable, sleeps about 20 hours a day, and loves to chase boats (we have a canal in our backyard that has a lot of boat traffic).  He was attacked by a dog when he was very little, and has no sight in his right eye.  If you came to visit, he'd bark like crazy, then lick you to death!! :)

And Smokey is our fickle cat!  Sometimes she loves you, most of the time she ignores you!!  She was a stray that my husband found at a house he was remodeling.  He would only go every other day, and would feed her.  She'd come running when he pulled in the driveway, but wouldn't let him get too close.  One day when he went to work on the house, he found her trapped in a Walmart bag.  She had squeezed through an opening in the knotted bag to get food, and then couldn't get out.  She became ours that day!! :)

I've learned a lot from my furry friends!  I'm not sure what I'd do without them! 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gift Card Winners and Add it Up Freebie!! :)

Congrats to Joni and Lori!!!
Let us know what gift card you want!

I had a few requests for a recording sheet for Add It Up!
My kiddos are loving it so far!  I have 2 students who have already filled up the front and back of a page with addition problems!!  I'm thinking I'll have to change the numbers more often than I had originally planned--but that's okay, because they are adding---even my little not-so-motivated kids are adding, and enjoying it!!! :)

I want to say thanks to everyone who left me a comment or sent an email about Add It Up!  I seriously hoped that my guest blog at TBA wouldn't totally flop, so when I saw the pinning, and comments/emails, I was tickled pink!! :)

Here is a recording sheet freebie!  I wish we had unlimited copies, so I could give it to my sweeties.  We are using loose-leaf paper, and it's not the neatest, but they are adding--so I'm happy!
I also had a few requests for the printables for the board.  I'll upload them to TPT by the weekend.  I don't think I can include the large owls since it is just clipart, and hasn't been altered--I'm going to email Print Candee and see.

I'm working on subtraction and multiplication board ideas--Take It Away and Multiply it Out, but not until after Monday!!!  I'm completing my portfolio defense (between blogging!!), and will be super busy freaking out preparing, for my phone conference on Monday at 2:00!  Prayers are welcomed! :)  My research project was on The Effect of Small-Group Mathematics Instruction on Second Grade Students' Mathematics Proficiency. 48 pages of blah ,blah, blah small-group instruction is effective, blah, blah, blah!! :)  I really did enjoy proving what I thought to be true! :)  I'll share more about it one day--after I recover.

We will be testing tomorrow--IOWA!  Double Yuck!!!  At least this year we are only testing reading, language, and math!!  No more sources of information--YAY!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

I've Been Featured at TBA!!!

Hop on over there to read all about my math version of Boggle!  

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Don't forget to enter our giveaway!!!  :)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Super Cute Classroom Printables--and FREEBIES!

Since it was spring break, and I bought the cutest clipart set, I decided to create some printables for the classroom.

It includes:
Month headers
Calendar numbers
Subject headers
Table numbers
Station numbers (or whatever you can use them for)
Student of the Month/Week/Day 5x7 printables and badges
Student B.I.R.D. binder cover
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Click the preview to check it out at my TPT store.

Now for some freebies!!! :)
Click the image to go to the TPT download.  Please consider leaving feedback if you download.  I'd love to know your thoughts!! :)
Calendar Numbers

To do list
Please note that the list is a 4x6 jpg file--not a pdf.  You can upload it to CVS/Walgreens (or wherever) and print.  
It would make a cute teacher appreciation gift if you put it in a cute frame and add a thin dry-erase marker!
Graphics by: Babystar Design

Also....don't forget to enter our giveaway!  Wild about Second Grade and I are giving away 2 $25 gift cards!!

Oh yea...I added a FB page!  It's there, but I seriously don't get the timeline page.  I can't seem to figure out how to search for my favorite teacher FB pages to like---any suggestions??  

Have a Happy Easter!! :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Awesome Giveaway!!!

We are on Spring Break right now---and loving it!!!!!  As a way to say thank you to all the wonderful bloggers that truly inspire us, we are having a giveaway.

My teaching partner, Latricia, at Wild about Second Grade and I have decided to have Super Spring Giveaway! 

 We are giving away 2-$25 online gift cards to any store you choose!!!  Yep-----any online store!!!!

What would you choose???


Hmmm....not sure which one I'd pick!!!!  Of course, these are just some ideas.  The winners can choose whatever online store they wish! :)

Enter below:
You have 9 chances to win!

1.  Follow my blog (mandatory)--1 entry
2.  Follow Latricia's blog (mandatory)--1 entry
3.  Follow both TpT stores--2 entries
4.  Blog about the giveaway--5 entries

I'm trying out seems really easy! :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Let's Tweet About Pronouns--Need some proofreaders!

Well, I sat down to upload some pictures of our fraction activities we did last week, and cannot find the correct camera card.  I'm so bad about pulling out a card to upload pictures, and forgetting to put the card back!!  I'll find it--eventually!!!

It's spring break and I'm loving the weather!  I saw Hunger Games yesterday, and it was good!  Of course, the book was better (they almost always are), but I did enjoy the movie.  

I have about 12 different activities in the works.  I can't stay focused on one at a time--that goes for everything in my life!!! BUT....I did finish up one activity today--Let's Tweet About Pronouns--and would like a couple of people to review it before I post it.  So, if you are interested in previewing and giving me some constructive criticism, leave me your email below and I'll send it to the first 3 who comment.  
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Click preview above to check it out on TPT!

The cutie pie graphics are from

Sunday, April 1, 2012


I'm linking up with Farley for this month's currently! 

I'm looking forward to a day tomorrow with my daughter.  After i take our cat to the vet, we are going to see the Hunger Games.  She saw it with her boyfriend already, but I haven't seen it yet.

Tammy at Klinger Cafe is having an awesome giveaway!  Head on over there and enter!