Sunday, August 2, 2015

Huge Money Unit Flash Freebie and Currently!

A day late...but I've missed linking up with Farley for awhile, so now it's time to get myself back on track for the monthly link up. Don't forget to scroll down for the link to grab the money unit while it's still free.

Well back to school is quickly arriving, and I finally finished the final touches on my money unit. I've been using most of these activities in my classroom for quite awhile and actually had this unit done awhile back, but it needed some final tweaking before being posted in my store. Because I'm pumped about all the wonderful things I've found on TPT over the years and all the great things I know I'll get in the 2-day sale, I'm posting this unit as a freebie for a short time. It's 60 pages of fun activities and some assessments to help with all those money skills. Click on the picture to grab it while you can!

If you leave me feedback, be sure to leave a comment on this post or on my facebook page on the money unit post. I'll pick one person who comments to receive any item of their choice from my store.

Speaking of feedback...don't forget to get caught up on leaving feedback on items you've previously purchased so you can use those TPT feedback credits towards your sale purchases the next two days. I know I had to spend a few minutes getting caught up on that this weekend in order to be ready. Now off to finish looking over my wish list before the sale starts. Happy shopping!
And don't forget to go and link up with Farley if you haven't done so already.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Free Math Activity for Minion Fans

What makes you happy? Minions? Freebies? Well, how about Minion Freebies? Minion Freebie - Educents 3 These free math activities on Educents offers 22 printable pages of math activities for Minion fans. It covers addition, subtraction, measurement, money, and more!

Minion Math Centers Freebie

  • Minion Addition (to 12)
  • Minion Subtraction (to 12)
  • Minions Making Ten
  • Minion Measurement
  • Minion Money Match
  • Missing Minion Numbers
  • Minion Number Cards
Minion Freebie - Educents 2 If you're looking for more ways to make math learning fun, check this out:

Early Math Musical DVDs

4dde_c6ab3b8_Early_Math_Collection copy This DVD set from Rock 'N' Learn is a fun way to boost math skills for the early grades. Like the Minions, these DVDs have fun characters your little ones will love to get to know! Math facts are easy to learn with fun music and exciting animation. Learn all about counting coins and bills and practice making change. Kids will learn to tell time to the hour, half hour, and minute using traditional analog clocks. Includes Addition & Subtraction Rap DVD, Money & Making Change DVD, and the Telling Time DVD. I hope you find this math freebie made by Amy of Teaching in Blue Jeans useful download the Free Minion Math Centers, then go ahead and do a little dance! :)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer Bucket List

Are most of you already a few weeks into summer vacation? Even though summer has started for most of you, I still have two more days ahead of me. What the Teacher Wants! is hosting a Summer Bucket List Linky.  It's a fun way to see what others are doing with their free time! So, check it out! I'm linking up and checking out the other great ideas for a little inspiration when that summer vacation actually begins for me.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Earth Day Resources...Lots of Freebies Ahead!

Earth Day is April 22nd, how will you celebrate this year? My class will be reading The Lorax and Arthur Turns Green as well as doing several activities out of my Earth Day Math and Literacy Packet. Our school also participates in recycling all week and clean up activities. You can check out my Earth Day Packet below. 

10 Earth Day Freebies for Kids

  1. Earth Day Sort - Help kids learn the difference between reducing, reusing, and recycling!
  2. Happy Earth Day Writing Activity - Kids of all ages can reflect on ways their family, school, and themselves can help keep the Earth healthy. Also encourages handwriting practice!
  3. Earth Day Coloring Pages - Creative kiddos can color the Earth with their colors of choice, or follow the color-by-code page to add critical thinking to art hour.
  4. Earth Day Poof! Subtraction to 5 - This Earth Day themed game builds fluency with subtraction facts to 5. It can be played in a small group or as a partner game. It is a fun way to practice those facts!
  5. Earth Day Word Search Freebie - Enjoy this Earth Day themed word search puzzle with 21 eco-friendly terms like atmosphere, compost, and recycle.
  6. Earth Day Bookmarks - The perfect Earth Day treat for your students. Available in full-color and black-and-white.
  7. Earth Day Survey and Graph - A fun and different way to practice graphing in your classroom while encouraging collaboration between students.
  8. Spring Coloring Book - Let your little ones COLOR & SPELL Spring words.
  9. Love the Earth Mystery Picture Graph - Students will love discovering the mystery picture by coloring in the correct squares on the alphanumeric grid using the coordinates given. This is a great addition to an Earth Day or recycling unit!
  10. April 2015 Journal - A month of free journaling for learners age 8 to 100! Read about important historic, artistic, and current events that happened during the month of April - including J. Robert Oppenheimer's birthday and Earth Day on April 22nd. Then develop vocabulary and critical thinking skills.
Another resource I love using is Brain Pop's weekly free movie. The week of Earth Day, they have their Reduce, Reuse and Recycle video for free. You can check it out here by clicking on the picture below.

I hope you found lots of great resources for Earth Day to use with your kiddos!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tax Day Sale and Earth Day

It's tax day, so I'm throwing a little sale to help you save some green! Click on the picture below to head over to my store and check out the sale. I've also got some resources for you for Earth Day and a freebie, so keep reading.

My Earth Day Math & Literacy packet is on sale for 20% until Wednesday. We will be very busy in my classroom doing the activities in this packet. There are nineteen different math and literacy activities. Click on the picture below to take a look.

BrainPopJr. usually has their Reduce, Reuse, Recycle video free the week of Earth Day. My kids love their movies and activities. Click on the picture below to go to their site and watch the movie.


We've also been busy writing and reading poems in my classroom this month, so I thought I'd also share something. Here's a fun little poem that we've used in my classroom around Earth Day. Click on the picture to download. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Educents Store Opening, A Math Freebie and a Giveaway!

I have some exciting news! Educents has just opened their MARKETPLACE!  Besides all the outstanding daily deals they offer, you can purchase items from sellers storefronts.  Over 500 sellers have already created stores in the Educents Marketplace, and you will find some great money-saving deals! I've also opened a storefront and I'm linking up with other sellers to showcase our freebies and offer you a chance to win $50.00 to spend at the Educents site. 

To celebrate this LAUNCH, several of the sellers are joining in to bring you a sneak peek at a FREE product offered in their new sale, as well as hosting a giveaway for $50 worth of Educents Credits. You can purchase a whole bunch of useful and educational products $50!  And, there are several groups of bloggers who are joining the LAUNCH, which means multiple ways to enter. You can earn an extra bonus entry by following our blogs or Facebook pages. Just head to the to the bottom of the post and ENTER!!!!!!

Here is a little information about my FREEBIE.   It's a new one I've created just to celebrate the store launch. My freebie is Math Songs and Chants. My students love learning new math concepts through songs and chants. You'll find chants about addition, subtraction, time, and problem solving in this packet. This is a growing packet that will be up date with new songs and chants from time to time. Click on the picture below to head over to my store and grab yourself a copy for free. While you are there be sure to follow my store to be eligible to enter win some Educbucks in the giveaway below. Be sure to click the heart to follow me.

After you check out my Educents store (and FREEBIE), be sure to check out some of the other stores listed below too.  And, of course, make sure to enter for your chance to win $50 in Educents credits too.

Educents Marketplace $50 in Edubucks Giveaway #7 - Second Grade Stores

Leave a comment below for a chance to win the item of your choice from my new store! Let me know if today is your first time visiting Educents.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New Telling Time Activity Pack and Telling Time Interactive Resources!

I just finished a fun telling time activity pack. The easy prep and ink friendly activities in this packet are designed to help students master telling time to the hour, half hour and five minutes - 1.MD.3 and 2.MD.7.

Included in this pack are:
3 Scoot or Task Card Activity Sets:
1. Set A – Time to the Hour task cards and recording sheet
2. Set B – Time to the Hour and Half Hour task cards and recording sheet
3. Set C – Time to Five Minutes task cards and recording sheet
4. Time’s Up! Game – Small group game to practice skill
All the scoots or task card activities include answer keys. Use the key to correct student work or project for students to self-correct their own work. 
Best of all...This pack is only $1.00 for a short time. Just click here or on any of the above pictures to go and grab it.
If you have an interactive white board, computers or a tablet for your classroom, here are some great interactive time games for practice.

Bang on Time

Time Travel is a game with many levels that allow you to  choose between analog and digital clocks.
Next up is Clockworks and Clockmaker.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

FarFaria App

Over the last several weeks I've had the opportunity to try out a wonderful digital library app called FarFaria. This amazing app is a digital library with over 800 books. 5 new books are added every week so you'll never run out of great content for your students to read. You can head over here to check out the app for yourself.\#TeacherGoneDigital
I have 2 iPads in my classroom and each day my students use them during reading and math rotations.  One of the favorite iPad activities is "Listen to Reading" and FarFaria is an easy fit for this activity.

Students can explore the different FarFaria worlds to find different books to read.  These include Mt. Make Believe, Preschool Playground, Adventure Island, and others. Each world has different stories. You can also choose books for students to read based on their reading level.\#TeacherGoneDigital

 Students have the option to either read the story to themselves or have it read to them which is a wonderful way to differentiate since we all know that we have a wide variety of reading abilities in our classrooms. You can also save your favorite books to My Favorites and there is a book club feature that allows you to interact with others about the books you are reading.

 This app has been a big hit with my students.  I've also downloaded it on my home iPad so my grandkids can use it when they come over to visit. The kids enjoy the fact that there are so many books to choose from. Click on the picture below to check out FarFaria for yourself!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February Currently and a Sale!

It's time for February Currently!

Click on the picture to head over to my TPT Super Bowl sale!

Head over and link up with Oh Boy Fourth Grade.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Super Bowl Super Sale!

I'm pumped to watch the game tomorrow. The enthusiasm for the game was through the roof in my classroom last week. My students wrote opinion papers yesterday telling me which team they felt had the best chance of winning the Super Bowl and why. I was impressed with how excited they were to complete their writing activity and read their reasons to the class.
Click on the picture to head to my store.

To celebrate the game, I'm throwing a Super Bowl Sale!  Everything in my store is on sale!  Remember, by leaving feedback, you can earn credits that turn into TpT dollars!!! Enjoy the commercials and the game. Go Seahawks!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Sunday Scoop!

I'm starting the week out by linking up with the Sunday Scoop and the Teaching Trio.
 I spent so much time this weekend working on decluttering (I still have a ways to go) that I didn't get my planning done for the next week. Thankfully, I did get started. I'll be finishing them up tonight before I head to bed. I do my planning on It took me awhile to get the hang of it, but now it doesn't take me very long to get it done. Grocery shopping will have to wait until after work on Monday.

I'm 13 followers away from hitting 200 on my TPT page. Want to help me reach my goal? Head over and like my page...please!
 I'm trying to get one product done each month. Life has gotten in the way of creating lately.
 This afternoon I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon with my granddaughters. The made a blanket fort in the living room. It was fun just to hang out and spend time with them. Sometimes it's worth putting some must dos on the back burner for a little while and spend time with family.

Hope everyone has a great week!
Head over to The Teaching Trio to link up with the Sunday Scoop. Just click on the picture below.