Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Yippie Ki Yi Yay....We have a winner....

Congratulations Gladys! I will email you the file. Thank you to everyone who is following my blog. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Leap day sale, a funny story, and giveaway reminder

Tomorrow TpT is having Leap Year Sale! Yay! I'm super excited because I have things on my wish list that I will definitely be purchasing tomorrow.

My whole TpT store tomorrow is going to be 20% off and when you use the promo code above that will take another 10% off. There are going to be oodles of other sales too, so come shop around on TpT tomorrow!'s my funny story. Today, during the Bible lesson I was teaching about the 10 lepers that Jesus healed. The focus was on being thankful, since only 1 leper came back to thank Jesus. We also talked about how if you had leprosy, you had to say "unclean, unclean...etc." if someone without the disease was coming near you since it was contagious. Anyways, one of my sweet girls raised her hand and then started to giggle and then said...Miss Leatherman you should say "unclean, unclean, because you are sick (I've had a terrible cold for over 2 weeks now...ugh). " Then, the whole class started to laugh, including myself. :)

If you haven't done so yet, please sign up for my giveaway. It ends tomorrow. All you need to do is become a follower of my blog and comment on the giveaway post.

Happy (early) Leap Day!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

My First Giveaway!

Howdy Y'all,

I'm super excited and very grateful to everyone who has purchased my items through TpT and Teachers Notebook. As a way to show my appreciation, I'm going to be giving away my Rootin' Tootin' Math Centers Pack.

This pack has 8 center activities. Here's a list of them...

1. Howdy! +/- fact practice
2. Yee Yaw! ten more/ten less practice
3. Horse Race! place value game
4. Quick Draw! comparing numbers
5. Number Stampede! expanded notation and place value
6. Number Grid Puzzle Round up! Fill in the missing numbers
7. Cowboy Fact Triangles
8. Wrangling Missing Addends

On Wednesday, I'll choose 1 random winner. All you need to do to enter is follow my blog and leave a comment. :)

Good Luck!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mid Winter Break!

Well, today is the last day of my four day weekend. To celebrate my last day of break I've decided to spend my time wisely and start my reading for my online class. :)

I'm taking Content Area Literacy through an online program for my Master's in Reading.

Yesterday, I uploaded a new mini math center pack to TPT called St. Patrick's Day Time and Money Math Centers. Here is a preview of what's included in the pack:

Also...I uploaded a St. Patrick's Day Freebie too! It's called Lucky Numbers: A St. Patrick's Day Math Game. Included is the game board and a recording sheet that helps with basic addition and subtraction facts.

I should probably get back to reading now. :) Happy Monday! 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Catch up!

I've been meaning to post some pictures from homecoming week and Valentine's Day. I'm terrible when it comes to thinking to take pictures of things in the classroom. I only had my camera the pictures maybe a bit fuzzy.

I got this idea from Christina over at Mrs. Bainbridge's Class. I randomly gave each of my students another classmate's name. Then they wrote a note to that classmate explaining why they are a lovely friend. I had a whole bunch of foam stickers so they wrote the names in foam letters.

Here's our class poster from Homecoming Week. The theme was "A Knight to Remember" Students cut themselves out of construction paper in the school colors. Then they put crowns on their heads and decorated them with sequins.

Happy Saturday!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Double Post Day with a FREEBIE!

I just finished uploading my newest freebie to TpT called What's the Rule? A Math Center Activity for St. Patrick's Day.

Click on the link above to check it out! My kids love trying to figure out the rule. :)


Valentine Day Sale!

Well tomorrow is Valentine's Day and the 100th day of school! In celebration of this fun day I have all of my Valentine Activities on Sale at my TpT and Teacher's Notebook Store! Each Valentine item is 5% off!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

My First Blog Award!

I want to give a huge thank you for Miss S. over at Just Teaching Kindergarten. She gave me this today:


I'm so excited to receive this! The award must be given to a blog that has less then 200 followers. Now, I need to give this award to 5 blogs with less than 200 followers.

These are the blogs that I chose...

3. Teresa at 2nd Grade Pig Pen

Congratulations ladies!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hero Day and Yes...Another Freebie! was dress like your hero/super hero day. So fun! I had a few super heros and a few of my girls dressed up like their sweet! This afternoon we played food relay games and the kids had a blast.

I just posted President's Day Tree Maps on TpT. The best part is that it's FREE! So go ahead and click on the link to download your own copy. Let me know how you used them with your students.

Also, I was wondering what are some tried and true books that you have used with your students for President's Day?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Homecoming Week and a Freebie!

Today was the first day of homecoming week festivities. Everyday has a different dress up theme. Today was dress in your class color (red). It was great to see them all almost head to toe in red. We started working on our homecoming poster and ended the day with an all school pep assembly. The freshmen were in charge and we played relay games. I LOVE this week, but it can be very exhausting at the same time. 

In celebration for homecoming, I've included a freebie here that accompanies my Counting by 25's to 1,000 from Tpt. Just click on the link to visit the site and download it for FREE! 

Then... here is a recording sheet to accompany this activity that is only available here! 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Free Online Books!

A good friend brought this website to my attention: We Give Books. Read a Book. Give a Book
Students can read books online and then they donate books to organizations in need. There is a great selection of picture books and informational books. It's definitely something worth checking out! 

I've Been Tagged (for the first time!)

Mary Beth from Run Teacher, Run! has tagged me. it goes!

Here are the rules:

1. You must post the rules. 
2. Post 12 fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 12 new questions for the people you tagged.
4. Tag 12 people and link them on your post.
5. Let them know you've tagged them!

12 Fun Facts:

1. I have a cocker spaniel named Thumper
2. I love coffee
3. I'm a junior high Sunday school teacher
4. I have a very small class this year---8 (last year I had 17)
5. In the summer, I am a servant leader intern for the CDF Freedom
   School program---this program is AMAZING
6. I'm going to Bogota, Colombia for a second time this June on Mission
   Trip with my Church. 
7. I love nail polish (Essie and OPI are my Favs.)
8. I can play the violin and piano
9. I love using mechanical pencils
10. My biggest pet peeve are people who lick their fingers (ewww...)
11. I love to read
12. I'm getting my Masters in Reading

12 Questions Left For Me:

1. What is your favorite thing about the blogging world? Getting a bunch of fantastic ideas to try out in my classroom. :) 
2. What is one thing you would tell a 1st year teacher? Try not to get overwhelmed and ask for help when you need it! :) 
3. If you could do whatever you wanted without going back to school, what would you choose? Graphic designer
4. What is the best concert you've been to? David Crowder Band 
5. When did you realize you wanted to be a teacher? My freshman year in college
6. Who was your most inspiring teacher, and why? My eighth grade english teacher because she helped me to discover that writing wasn't so bad. :) 
7. What is your favorite unit that you've created for TN or TpT or that you've bought? I really enjoyed making my Valentine's Day Math Games unit on TpT. I've loved all the things that I have purchase from Cara Carrol from the first grade parade. 
8. Where do you like to shop for your teaching clothes? The clearance rack of my fav. stores...Gap, Old Navy, Maurices, Kohls, and Macys
9. How do you use parents in your classroom? Parents volunteer to drive for our field trips (we don't have a bus!), they help me photocopy, get projects around, and read with students. 
10. What is your favorite holiday to celebrate in your classroom? Christmas because since I teach at a Christian school we can talk about the real meaning of the season. :) 
11. What is the best date you've been on?  
12. What is one thing you'd change about your house, apartment, town home, etc.? 

My 12 Questions for you:

1. What advice would you give to a new blogger?
2. What is your favorite subject to teach?
3. What is your favorite t.v show?
4. What is your favorite book to read aloud to your students?
5. Do you like going on field trips? What was your favorite one?
6. What is your favorite band/singer?
7. How long have you been teaching?
8. What do you do in the summer?
9. What was your best vacation?
10. Do you have a Nook/ you like it?
11. Are you a cat or dog person?
12. What is your favorite color?

And...Tag! These people are now it:

1. Ms. Boyle at Great First Expectations
2. Rebecca at Darlin' in First
3. Pam at teaching 4 Real

My First Post...

I'm super excited to join the blogging world with all of you fantastic teachers out there! I hope to share some great ideas and learn some from you too. Here is a freebie called Snow Many Equivalent Numbers that is available on TpT. Click on the link, check it out, and let me know what you think. Hopefully it will be useful for you in the classroom.