Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Best Year Yet Blog Hop

Have you decided on a New Year's Resolution?
Or have you decided not to make one at all?

I always recommit to my exercise and diet plan.
Trying to destress my life.
We probably all want to improve our teaching in one area or another.

Well, whatever you are thinking, we're here to help you out.

I'm teaming up with my favorite blogger friends to bring you

The Best Year Yet Blog Hop and Giveaway!
From New Year's Eve until January 2, you can hop around our blogs and grab a FREEBIE from each of us. Be sure to go all the way around and enter the Rafflecopter at The Teaching Tribune for your chance to win one of these fabulous prizes.
I am offering the product below as my freebie.
Click on the picture to take you to my store to download your copy.
(this product will only be free through January 2)
While you are at my store you may also want to check out these products that will be great for your first few days back at school.

Be sure to continue the blog hop by clicking the button below.
We truly hope that 2014 is your 

Monday, December 30, 2013

World's Worst Blogger Part 2

Yep, I know it's hard to believe but I'm back again after an extended absence:) 
I offer no excuses this time lol

I hope you've all had a restful and peaceful break and have enjoyed time with those you love the most. 
 Here at the beach our break started out at a beautiful 80 degrees.
So we've loved our time off.
I'm hoping that most of you are looking forward to at least one more week off from school and are also looking forward to the new year. I have some exciting new changes coming in 2014, so I am definitely looking forward to them.

Some of my best blogger friends and I are kicking the new year off for you with something special that we'll tell you about tomorrow. So be sure to check back here tomorrow,
I really will show up:)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Turkeys to Trees at The Teaching Tribune

Be sure to head over to The Teaching Tribune today to see what my kids made for Thanksgiving.
(click on the button)
It is a super cute craft that can easily be used for Christmas as well.

Enjoy the rest of your long weekend!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday Sale!

and I have teamed up with some of my favorite bloggy friends
 to bring you a BLACK FRIDAY TpT sale.
I am throwing a 20% off sale at TpT on Friday, November 29.

To make it even sweeter for you.....
between MIDNIGHT tonight and noon on Friday, November 29
 if you purchase 2 products I am going to send you 1 product of your choice for FREE 
(of equal or lesser value).

It's a B2G0 FREE Black Friday for you!

In order for it to work you MUST email me at
the following information.

1. Your TpT username
2. the name of the products you purchased between midnight and noon on Friday, November 29
(only purchases made during this time will receive the FREE product)
3. the name of the product you would like for FREE

I will email you your product as soon as possible.

Click the picture above to head straight to my store.
Hope you enjoy your Black Friday shopping!!

Worst blogger ever!

If anyone is still here, I have no idea why! lol
But I'm glad you are!

I have been the worst blogger EVER.
Without going into details, let's just say there has been a MAJOR change in my personal life 
and it has been consuming my time. 

However, I didn't want to let this opportunity pass without wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

I have so much to be thankful for but the most important are......

 a God who loves and forgives,

and for my sweet kids.

I pray that you will enjoy a day filled with the richest of blessings.
P.S. Be sure to visit my facebook page for a FREEBIE today only.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Teaching Tribune

Be sure to head over and check out my blog post on Small Group Intervention 
at The Teaching Tribune today.

Monday, October 28, 2013


Yep, it's again.
Your Memory Verse Packet this week features
Ecclesiastes 12:13b.
It contains word cards, a coloring sheet with the verse and a word search.
Enjoy them and your Monday!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Memory Verse Monday

Happy Monday!

I really hope you all made it around our blog hop over the weekend.
There were some great FREEBIES being offered. 

But since it's Monday, there's an FREEBIE here for you.
It's Memory Verse Monday and your packet this week's packet features Isaiah 41:10.

Click on the picture below to pick up your pack.
Be sure to check back here later when we announce the winner of our blog hop:)

Go out and enjoy your Monday!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Trick or Treat

Trick or treat! This is Cyndie from Chalk One Up for the Teacher 
taking over this blog today as my trick, but keep reading to get your treat!

Several bloggers have joined together for this Trick or Treat Blog Hop. You will find more tricks as well as plenty of treats as you hop from door to door.

So, here's a treat to collect from me. (Oh, that I wish I could shove chocolate through the screen to you, because I think we've all hit that spot in the year, am I right?) This is a fun contraction game with a candy corn theme. Simply match the two word parts to the contraction to create a complete candy corn. You can find the product right here.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Better late..........

Yep...better late than never.
I've finally bundled the memory verse packets for September.
And here it is.......
Click on the pic to pick up your FREE copy.
I'll be back next week with a new packet to "start" October.

Go out and have a great Monday!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cloudy with a chance.......

Our month has been sooooo busy, as I'm sure yours has too.
We are just finishing up a weather unit so I wanted to share a few things.

No weather unit is complete without reading....
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

It's so funny that they kids all yell, "hey, that's a movie not a book" lol
We wanted to make a bulletin board of the 
town of Chewandswallow,
so we broke up into groups and each group made a house, store, business, etc.
to contribute to the town.
We had a "Toys R Us,"
a hospital,
a school (and many others).

After making buildings, they individually made food of all kinds.
We had all of their food "raining" from the sky over the
town of Chewandswallow.
This board is in the hallway outside my classroom and right next to the restroom.
I think it has provided a lot of conversation for kids waiting in line:)

In writing, we were working on informational writing and 
we decided to do it inside a friendly letter.
We had already gone over letters, but felt they needed a good review.

If you have not seen the writing packets that were done by Martha over at Primary Paradise
then you are really missing out.
I have both of her writing units and they are FANTASTIC.

That's what we used for letter writing.

First we went over her diagram, to help them remember the 5 parts
and where they go in the letter.
This is sooooo cute and helpful.
Next, we did her cut and paste activity to make sure they had it down.

Then came our class model.

Together we wrote a letter to Ms. Paula (our Science Lab teacher).
I told them that a cyclone hit our town last night and I wasn't sure if Ms. Paula
knew what that was, so we would need to tell her in our letter.

Here is our example.
After modeling, I left them all choose the kind of storm they were interested in.
We had a lot of nonfiction books from our library to help us gather facts.
After spending some time in the books, 
we completed a 4 square paper to help us organize out thoughts.
We then turned our facts into a letter to Ms. Paula.
The writing packets include papers for you to do a draft and then your final copy.

If you haven't already, go take a look at the writing packets.
You'll be glad you did:)
Hope you found an idea that you can use.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Johnny Appleseed FREEBIE

I guess I'm working a day behind for most of you......
I know that many of you celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day yesterday,
but in our classroom we were finishing up a weather unit.

So we are getting to Johnny next week.
Just wanted to quickly share a FREEBIE that I made last year.
Hope it's not too late for you to use it:)
Click on the picture and grab your FREE copy.

Happy Friday!

Monday, September 23, 2013

It's Monday........

Lately every Monday that I get on here,
I realize that I haven't been here since the last Monday.

The beginning of the year is STILL running me ragged!
Here are a couple of things that I've been doing rather than blogging.
I live just a couple of miles from the beach,
so running by just to walk or sit for a few minutes is almost always possible.
It's something that I've been taking advantage of lately:)
Here is where I've been spending the rest of my time.
#16 is our real Pirate Girl.
She is on our middle school volleyball team,
and the season has kept us hopping.
It has been sooooo much fun!
Go Pirates:)

Now here is your Memory Verse Monday packet.
It is from John 13:14.
Click on the picture to grab your free copy.
Now go out and have a great Monday!
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