Thursday, September 11, 2014

I'm So Excited (FREEBIE!!!)

Ya'll I made my first TpT Milestone!!! Whoop! Whoop! 
In order to celebrate I am having a Sale (Sept 14-17), a Giveaway (Sept 14-17), and a Flash Freebie (free for 7 days Sept 14-21)!



Here are the prizes for the giveaway:
Force, Motion, And Gravity Science Unit
Star Light, Star Bright Science Unit
Earth's Surface and Natural Resources Science Unit
Water is All Around Us Science Unit
PLUS......
A $25 Gift Certificate to TPT!!

Combined it is a total of over 8 weeks of Science plans done FOR YOU in detail!!! You can click on the links above to check them out!!

Enter to win in the Rafflecopter below.




Thanks so much for entering!  Now for the FLASH FREEBIE!!
For 7 Days only ( September 14 at 12am - September 21 at 12am)

Here is a great way to preview how my Science Units work.  This one is all about......you guessed it, the SUN!!
Quick grab you freebie by clicking:

Thanks so much for celebrating with me and good luck in the giveaway!!!

P/S What other type of Science Units would you like to see??

Monday, September 1, 2014

Math Charts

So for years I did whole group lessons on the floor and continually wrote and rewrote word problems on chart paper.  Last year I figured out that I didn't have to continue to do all that writing.  My quick tip for writing your math charts is to STOP rewriting word problems (or any problems for that matter) and save paper!! Here's all you have to do:
1. Write a problem.
2. Work through the problem together/with partners/etc.
3. Use repositional glue sticks to glue bright color paper onto the chart in order to model how to show your thinking or draw a quick pic.
4. Use post it notes to cover only the numbers in the problem.
5. Write new numbers on the post its.
6. Viola! A whole new math problem in seconds!!




While I am on the subject of math, here is a great product from my store. It is a set of 24 task cards with a Scoot Game, Mess Game, and a Game show option.  There is a choice of task cards with picture clues or without included in the download. I have sets for 2 CCSS so far with more on the way!
Click Math Task Cards for 1.OA.1 to get a set!


OR
Click Math Task Cards for 1.OA.2 to get this set!



I hope my quick tip can save you some teaching time during your math lessons! I would love to hear any tips you may have for math charts. Leave em if ya' got em below!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Labor Day Flash FREEBIE

I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day weekend.  Here is a little something to help you out when teaching CCSS 1.OA.2.  It is a set of task cards with 3 games to play and a game show option.  Snag it quick because it is only free for today!

Click HERE to grab this FREEBIE and don't forget to leave some feedback!


As of 09/02/14 This product was changed back to it's regular price.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Meet The Teacher Linky

I love to read up on my favorite blogs and it's always fun to find new teacher friends to follow, especially at the start of the school year when everyone is sharing all these big A-HA ideas left and right! So I am linking up with Falling Into First to do just that!!





THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...

My Kiddos. Reading books. Working out. Starbucks. Target. The Beach. Soccer. Football (Go Gators! Go Vols!). Blogging & blog stalking. Jeans. Traveling Anywhere. Outback. Amazon.com


 IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?
A writer, a professional soccer player, a stay at home mom (but I probably couldn't sit still long enough for that.......

THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU.
Driven. Loyal. Fun. Loving (sorry that's 4) 

 
FINISH THE SENTENCE, "________,  SAID NO TEACHER EVER!!"

"I make too much money so I am going to LOVE spending my "extra" income on purchasing school supplies for my class...said no teacher EVER!!"
 

Q: IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO THE PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?

Hmmm.....Robin Williams, Pink, and Ellen 

Q: IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?

 She Did What?????? 


 Q:YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?
 
 I would be like the Green Lantern, the power to make anything I imagine happen!

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?

"Criss Cross Applesauce." LOL!!! 
 

Q: IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

 "Bye Bye Bye" - Nsync

I can't remember what I did yesterday but certain pop music lyrics will stay with me forever. Also, many of the dance moves. HA! #confessionsofateenageteenybopper

 
 Q: ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?

I am pretty much an all day person........but if I had to choose probably a night owl.  

 
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?

 I really love my Science Units. I created these last year because I really needed to have a ton of awesome hands on science experiments all in one place without having to search for them.  



Q: SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU! 

I gave birth to my 4th child in the front seat of my minivan!!! We were on the way to the hospital and didn't quite make it. We left the house at 10:34 and she was born around 10:49! Thank goodness she was our fourth and we pretty much new what to do!! Still scary though......

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Your turn!! Here's what you need to join the party!!!

Head over to Falling Into First and Link Up!!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Back To School FREEBIES and a SALE!

Before we get to the FREEBIES, I just want to let you know about this:


NOW FOR THE FREEBIES!!!
Here are a few of my back to school gift ideas for my new kiddos and for my team.  They were all super easy!


First Mac and Cheese!  Just add a cute sticker label to the front of the box and you will have a ton of happy kiddos! You can get the labels for this gift here.


I also had Lei necklaces on their tables.  You can get these cute tags here.


And finally, what kid can resist bubbles???? You can get your own bubble tags here.



For my super AWESOME team, some caffeine!!! You can get your fabulous coffee tags here.


 So that's it for tonight!  Do you have any special treats that you like to give out on meet the teacher night?? I would love to hear about them!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

DIY Grass Huts For Teams + FREEBIE


So this year my school has done a Jungle/Rainforest theme.  I decided to create these adorable grass huts to hang above my teams and show their team number.  It was SUPER easy to do (only 12 steps). Here is what I did if you would like to try it!


You will need cardboard, grass skirts, paint sticks, measuring tape, fishing line, Lei necklaces, fake greenery, scissors, a yard stick, and a hot glue gun.


I used flattened cardboard boxes.



Be careful on this part.  I think I have permanent hot glue on my finger tips now!!




Steps 6 and 7 were probably the trickiest steps.  Make sure that you don't get the fishing line caught under the paint stick in the hot glue.






And viola! A cute way to display your team numbers! If you like my table numbers you can get them for FREE here!


Hope you are having a great start to the year!!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Back To School SALE!!


It's that time of year again and I know my wish list is full! Is yours???  This is a great chance for HUGE savings in all your favorite teacher shops!! Visit my store Kindergarten Boom Boom and DON'T forget to use the coupon code: BTS14 at check out for your savings!

Happy Shopping!


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