January 28, 2013

February Linkys

If you are looking for some creative ideas for February, check out the following Linky Parties! :)

Valentine's Day Freebies Link-Up at Mrs. Orman's Classroom

January 27, 2013

Giveaway and Mood Resources

If you would like a chance to win my "Writing Process Posters", as well as 15 other 3rd to 5th grade resources, check out Liv To Teach's 1000 follower giveaway

Also, I wanted to post about my newest TpT product, "Mood Resources" to teach students how to determine the mood of a text.  Check it out below.

Finally, I wanted to share some pictures with you from an author visit I went to at my local library.  I got the opportunity to see Margaret Peterson Haddix!!!!  I was thrilled to see her, since I have used some her novels with my students (all of which they loved).  And the best part of the experience was seeing how many students went to see her too.


January 21, 2013

Strategy Pencil for Short Answer and Extended Response Questions

I created my newest TpT product yesterday.  It's a pencil poster that lists steps to help students when they are answering short answer and extended response questions.  This poster would be great to post and refer to before state testing! :)

January 19, 2013

Valentine's Day FREEBIE

I just uploaded a new FREEBIE to my TpT store.  It includes eight pages of Valentine's themed printables. Grab it by clicking on the picture below!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

January 10, 2013

Valentine's Day Figurative Language Activities

I just posted my new Valentine's Day Figurative Language Activities set!  The preview below shows some of the pages included, but there are many more as well.  Check it out in my TpT store! :)

-Two simile handouts for students to fill in the blanks to complete the similes
-An original Valentine's Day Idiom Story, including answer key and answer form for students (students must identify the 13 idioms in the story)
-A "Valentine's Day Idiom Booklet" with two cover options and 12 "heart" idioms (with space for students to put both the literal and figurative meanings of the idioms), as well as an answer key with the literal definitions of the idioms
-An onomatopoeia heart for students to record examples
-Two "Figurative Language Challenge" sheets for students to write their own examples of figurative language, using the key words "love" and "heart"
-Two blank comic strips and a page of suggestions for their use
-"Hyperbole for My Valentine" page for students to write examples of hyperbole
-A page with hyperbole examples
-"Metaphors about Love" page for students to explain what the metaphors mean
-Posters for the following terms: simile, metaphor, idiom, hyperbole, and onomatopoeia

January Currently

I'm linking up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade for January's Currently. Also, FYI, I will be posting a Valentine's Day pack soon that I'm super excited about...Stay tuned!