Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Um...snow day? {tomorrow?}

We're in a winter weather advisory right now and the snow is coming down! At dismissal there was freezing rain and now it's nothing but huge, beautiful, white flakes falling. Unfortunately, we used our last snow day last Friday, so this one {if it happens} will cost us. There's a lady at my church who lights a blue candle for the teachers and every time she does, there has been a snow day this year. I have mixed feelings though...but sleeping in tomorrow sounds delightful and then going longer into the school year doesn't.

If I did have a snow day though that would mean that I would get to meet my grandma's new dog!

Meet Spot! Isn't he adorable?

Here's what snowdaycalcuator.com predicts

Um...Thursday too? Yeah right.... Ha! 

Any bloggy friends out there hoping for a snow day? 

Saturday, February 23, 2013


Well this is makes two posts in one day, but I'm super excited to share my latest free creation. Any who.... In math this week we are spending a bit of time on reading thermometers and recording temperatures. So I started scouring the internet and Geeze Louise was it ever super hard to find some practice sheets for this concept. I was looking for something basic so I decided to just create some of my own. I found this wonderful clip art on Tpt...

Thermometer Clip Art (check it out!)

Then after about 30 minutes {give or take}


Hopefully you can find it useful in your classroom too! 

P.S. I'm still on the lookout for some ideas on how to teach first graders to write paragraphs. 

How do you...

Teach writing paragraphs to first graders? I'm in need of some tips or tricks or HELP in general. If you have a product that you've created on TpT or purchased one that was amazing let me know. Thank you friends! I can't wait to hear from you.  :)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Proud Sister Moment

Guess what? My sister is officially a doctor today. Yay! She graduated this afternoon from...

Unfortunately, due to the cRaZy snow storm, I wasn't able to be there to see her receive her diploma. {sad face} But I will get to see some pictures. I had a sub all arranged for today, but we ended up having a snow day. I think this is our last one, so if we get any more it will be tacked on at the end of the year. Yikes! 

I put the finishing touches on this new handwriting pack... 

There are 24 handwriting practice pages, 25 handwriting cards in color, and 25 handwriting cards in black/white. 

I plan on using these with my firsties after they have been introduced to the blend in reading. They are almost through their handwriting workbook this year and they still need some work.  :)

Happy Friday! 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

What's the Rule? {Surf and Turf} Freebie Preview!

My first graders have fun figuring out the "What's the Rule?" problems. I've found that lots of practice helps them to get this concept better. Here is a freebie page from my latest pack What's the Rule? {Surf and Turf Edition} There are four different activities included in the pack. Here is a freebie page...

I hope you enjoy the freebie! 

If you are looking for more "What's my Rule?" activities to use with your kiddos check these out...

Enjoy your weekend! 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Blog-versary Winners x3

Congratulations to these 3 fabulous followers! They have won one item of their choice from my TpT Store. I will be emailing you shortly. If you haven't downloaded them yet, here are my celebration balloons in honor of my 1st year blog-versary.

Monday, February 4, 2013

My 1 year Blog-versary {freebie alert and giveaway}

I can't believe that a year ago today I posted my first post on my blog. Time has certainly flown by and I have enjoyed every minute of it! I wanted to do something special with my post today, so what better way to celebrate than with balloons?  Here are some freebie balloons that you can download to celebrate with me!

Just Click Here and it will take you to the download in my TpT store.

Also to celebrate I will be giving away one item of choice from my TpT Store to 3 winners! Just leave a comment with your email address. I will randomly pick the winners on Saturday, February 9th in the evening.  

Enjoy that freebie, enter the giveaway, and as always thanks for following!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Super sale & a freebie

Yay! TpT is having a Super Bowl Sunday Sale! I can't wait to get a few of the items on my wish list. I'll be participating in the sale as well. Here's the scoop....
When: Sunday, February 3rd (tomorrow!)
Where: My TpT Store
Details: Use the code SUPER at checkout to receive 28% off

Thank you Ashley Hughes for the adorable button! 

Here's the Freebie....

Get your behavior sheet freebie here!
I've only included the dates for February that are school days. I use a color chart in my room for behavior. At the end of the day, students color in the heart that matches the color that they were on for the day. I always go around and initial underneath the heart just to check to make sure they were truthful. Sometimes first graders can be sneaky! Feel free to use the sheet as you wish. If you want one without numbers, let me know.