December 03, 2012


Here are some examples of elves created from my Elf Craft set 
So cute...even if I do say so myself ;)

And, in the Christmas spirit, here is a FREEBIE for you! 

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November 28, 2012

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

I've been really busy creating some new items for TpT!  I posted my most recent item, "Editable Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe Boards" today, so I thought I'd post about it on my blog.  Then I realized that I hadn't posted about some of my other recent items....I have to admit, I need to get better at updating my blog. Click on the pictures below to check out the items in my store.

I've used a spelling tic-tac-toe board to differentiate my students' spelling h.w. since I began teaching.  In this set, you get the tasks that I use with my students (in two versions), plus you get two editable versions so you can add whichever tasks you would like!  That makes this set useful for virtually any grade level. :)

 I recently updated my literature group discussion sheets because I wanted "cuter" forms to use with my students.  My students are currently in three different reading groups ("I Survived..." groups, "39 Clues" groups, and "Found" groups). I meet with all of the groups to check my students' comprehension of the novels they are reading.  When we meet, students will read sections of their discussion sheets to share what they have learned. BTW, my students LOVE these three series, and I highly recommend them!

Next up is a holiday themed communication set that includes various newsletters and stationary that come in a PDF version and an editable version.  Teachers and students can use these forms in the upcoming month of school!

Lastly, I created some festive banners in which you can decorate your classroom!  

November 24, 2012

Cyber Monday Plus Tuesday Sale

TpT will be having a HUGE sale on Monday, November 26th and Tuesday, November 27th!  I will be participating in this sale.  All of my items will be 10% off, and you can get an extra 10% off that price with the code CMT12.  Start adding items to your wishlist now, so you will be ready for the sale!  Click on the picture below to see a list of other TpT stores that will be participating in the sale.

November 15, 2012

Winter Craft and Activities

My Thanksgiving set was a success, so I thought I would do something similar for the holidays.  Check out my new "Winter Craft and Activities" set.  

Pg. 1: Template for inferencesPgs. 2-7: Two "How To..." graphic organizers and final copy paperPg. 8: "My Favorite Thing about the Holidays" pic./description pagePgs.9-11: Stocking design planning page, blank stocking, and paper for a descriptive essayPg. 12: "10 Favorite Things about December" pagePg. 13: "Winter" acrostic templatePgs. 14-15: Three task cards for character traits and a page for students to write descriptive paragraphs for seasonal charactersPgs. 16-17: Pictures for students to use to create seasonal similesPgs. 18-19: Fill in the blank seasonal similes (same pics. as pgs. 16-17)Pg. 20: Seasonal comic strip for students to use to practice writing dialogue
AND AN ELF CRAFT (Also sold separately):-Templates to create an elf craft-Includes three writing prompts (in two versions-one with regular lines and one with early elementary handwriting lines)-Includes a blank writing paper (in two versions-one with regular lines and one with early elementary handwriting lines)

November 04, 2012

Thanksgiving FREEBIE

Here's a Thanksgiving FREEBIE to show my thanks to you! Jump on over to my TpT store to snag it!

October 10, 2012

My school's fall conferences were today.  I can't believe how quickly the year's going! Anyways, the whole day I couldn't wait to get home to post my newest product on TpT.  Over the last few days, I created a cute turkey craft and some language arts related activities, which I combined into a Thanksgiving pack.  It's never too early to think about next month's lesson plans! ;) haha

The first blog follower to leave a comment that includes his/her email address, will receive the pack for FREE!

October 01, 2012

New Owl Themed Products & Raffle

It's been awhile since I've posted new items on TpT.  I've been incredibly busy this year.  But, I have found a  little bit of time to create two owl themed resources.  The first is a SMART Board attendance and lunch count pack.  The second is an EDITABLE conference reminder sheet.  These new products complement my other owl themed resources.  

 *Click on the pictures below to get to the products!

And, since I recently reached the 100 blog followers milestone, I decided to use Rafflecopter to raffle off my two newest items! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

September 19, 2012

500 Followers FREEBIE

Check out my Halloween Themed 500 Followers FREEBIE at my TpT store.  Also, as a thank you to all of my followers, everything in my TpT store will be 20% off tomorrow! :)

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September 03, 2012

August 21, 2012

Some Classroom Pictures

After hours of work in my classroom, I'm finally ready (or as ready as I will ever be)!  This is my new 4th grade classroom!  It took me a VERY long time to setup my classroom this year.  I was hired in a new school district, so I had to move all of my stuff from my old school district to my new one.  And, on top of that, my new room is MUCH smaller than my old one.  I have an "inner" room, which is a nice way of saying I have no windows :(.  I did find a great fake window that went with my sports theme though! Check out the before and after pictures below!  The before pictures were taken as the previous teacher was finishing up.

August 12, 2012

TpT Back to School Sale

Don't forget about TpT's Back to School Sale!!!
All of the items in my TpT store are 10% off today and tomorrow.  Plus, if you enter the code BTS12, you can get an extra 10% off. I hope you have a great beginning to your school year! :)

August 09, 2012

What's in Your Cart? Linky

I decided to participate in Cassandra's (Adventures in Room 5) "What's in Your Cart?" linky!  Here are some of the TpT items I plan on purchasing...

Ms. Jordan Reads:
This resources looks great!  I could definitely use it to help my students improve their reading fluency this year.

 Lesson Plan SOS Teachers:

 This is one of many sets that I would like to purchase from Lesson Plan SOS. This set seems like it's so comprehensive, and that it will help me organize my reading time this year!

Clutter Free Classroom:

I must get this pack!  I just put together a substitute binder, and I would love to include the activities in this pack.  It will be such a time saver if/when I can't make it to school!

What are some of the items you are planning to purchase on TpT???

August 08, 2012

Revamped and New

I really wanted to revamp my genre resources.  They were one of the first items I posted on TpT back in March.  So, I kept the polka dot and striped backgrounds, but I added some new graphics and changed the font.  I think they look extra cute now! :)

Also, I just added some posters for different types of writing (descriptive, narrative, expository, persuasive, response to text, and research).  These were made due to an excellent suggestion from one of my TpT followers!

Also, an update on my classroom....Pictures should be posted in the next two weeks!!!

August 04, 2012

My Trip to NYC and a Freebie

Sorry I've been away from my blog for a little while.  I was in NYC for the last five days!  With school right around the corner, it was nice to have a little vacation to take a break from all the back-to-school prep.  I had an absolute blast!  Since I have been to NYC a couple of times before, I was able to do some new things this time around, such as going to the 9/11 Memorial (which wasn't constructed the last time I went), going to the Museum of Natural History, seeing the play Chicago, going "on top of the rock" at 30 Rock, going on a dinner cruise (which was absolutely picturesque), and much, much more!  The sweetest place I went was Dylan's Candy Bar (wow, I'm cheesy)...It was three floors of candy!  YUM!  I didn't even know about it until I watched a recent episode of Project Runway, so I had to go buy some treats!  ;)  

Here are a couple of products, including a FREEBIE, that I have recently posted.  The FREEBIE was for getting to 300 followers on TpT!!!  I was so ecstatic to hit that milestone, and I really appreciate each and every follower I get! :)  

                                               Owl Themed Editable Labels $3.00                      Punctuation Mark Posters $2.00

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