Wednesday, March 28, 2012

O-R-E-O OPINION Writing! Yummers!

As I promised, I have created the Oreo OPinion writing maps and paper! Get your own copy HERE for FREE...just click on the picture below and grab and copy. I would love to hear how it goes in your classroom with your kiddos so if you take a copy please leave me a little feedback after you give it a try. Thanks for stopping by!

You will need two different kids of Oreo cookies for this writing project. I grabbed the Mint and the Berry Burst {just sounds NOT good...but you know kids, they LOVE that stuff!}
One more thing...Don't forget to leave me a little love note if you grab a copy! See ya later!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Congrats courtesy of Zach Attack and April Calendar Pieces

Congrats to Barbara at, Maria, and Gladys ... you are the chosen ones {according to Zach Attack!}  I will be sending you the related facts game tonight! 

I have also put together Furry Friends April Calendar Pieces. Have a look below:
These little cuties are dedicated to one of my bestest friends: Linda! She is the ultimate furry friends lover!  They are available at my TPT shop of 2 dollars!

We finished our Candy Kisses opinion writing today and I can't wait to show a picture of the bulletin board. They are SUPER cute and the kiddos had a really good time writing {of course eating Hershey Kisses helped}. My next opinion writing project will be on Oreo cookies. Have you seen the newest flavors???? I grabbed the mint and the berry burst.

Look for the next set of writing maps - they will be found HERE for FREE! If you missed my Hershey Kiss writing maps click on the picture below to grab a copy. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

NEW...Spring Into Math: Common Core Part 2 and an Opinion Writing Freebie

I have to keep this short because I am about to go crazy with homework and kids. SOOOOOO, I have just finished up my Common Core Math Unit Part 2 is a sample below.

Grab it here or click on my TpT button on the right side of my blog. 
This is truly a preview...there is so much more to this unit than this but, as I mentioned earlier...I am going CRAZY right now. The "Losing my hair" kind of crazy! 

Also, we just started Opinion writing. We did our first writing piece on our favorite Hershey kiss. Our A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Thinking Maps trainer for the district came up with this SUPER FUN introduction into this style of writing. I just created all the computer generated maps to go with it. This is for you my friends...if you do grab a copy I would LOVE to get some feedback to see what you think. I am going to enlarge the multi-flow map on the 11x17 paper for kiddos who need to write entire sentences in the boxes. I tried to explain the process but if it isn't clear please let me know and I will try to help you. 

Does anyone have a fun little craftivity for Hershey Kisses???? I would love to add something cute to this. 

Last thing...I made a related facts game. Have a look...

This little game is also available at my shop for $3.00. The kids really love this, I think they are becoming real-deal-mathamaticians! SUPER FUN TO WATCH! I would LOVE to give this little game away to a couple friends... To change it up I am going to let my little stinker five year old chose a couple random numbers, so leave a comment and I will give 3 of these games away. If you would like to "channel" my five year old stinker, his name is Zach...good luck!!!! HA!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I HEART Fraction BINGO!!!! and a Peek at What is Coming SOON!

I just finished my newest game...I Heart Fraction BINGO!!! This game is a FABULOUS way to practice identifying and representing fractions. This bad boy covers Common Core Standard 1.G.3. Students can play BINGO by creating their own BINGO card then exchange cards with classmates to begin a new game because each card is unique. Students can also play MEMORY match with the fraction cards and the picture cards. This little unit provides several game possibilities to practice a fun math concept. Grab it NOW!
 Here is a little preview...

Soooo, if ya like what ya see, come on over and grab a copy of it at my TpT shop. Click HERE or click on my TpT button on the right side of my blog. 

Now for a peek at what is coming SOON...Common Core Math Pack 2!!!! WOW...this is jam-packed full of MATH COMMON CORE BRAIN WORKOUT STUFF! My brain is tired just from putting it together! I am super close to finishing it so I thought I would share a little peek! Here it is...

So there ya have it...I should be finished by the end of this week if all goes as planned {and you know how that can be}!

Oh ya...I almost forgot! I will give away 3 of the I HEART Fraction BINGO!!! games to the first three amazing people who leave a comment! 

Have a great Monday!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Froggy! - "Wha-a-at?" HOMOPHONES!

Yes...I know I have gone FROGGY CRAZY! I LOVE these stinkin' books and I REALLY want it to be spring! So there ya have it! Soooo, I made another game, a homophone game. Check out a preview below:

Grab a copy at my little TpT store HERE or click on my button on the top right corner of my blog. 

Students play with a partner. They read a sentence on a game card and choose the correct homophone to fill in the blank. LOTS of FROGGY fun! A must have for teaching and learning about homophones!

Get a FREE copy by simply leaving a comment {I LOVE reading them and giving away some fun stuff!} The first four to leave a comment will get this game FREE!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Frrrooggyy!!! Froggy Fun Activities: ELA/Math Common Core Thematic Unit

Frrooggyy! is a thematic unit based on Jonathon London's Froggy Books. This unit contains MANY higher level thinking activities as well as MANY ELA and Math Common Core activities. I think you will LOVE it! If  you love Froggy books by Jonathon London then this unit is a must have! See below:

Syllable sort
Bubble map-describe Froggy
Story Map-Use any Froggy book
Synonyms: Bridge Map (2)
Inference (2)
Ed inflected endings tree map sort (2)
Contraction Match
Synonym/Antonym tree map sort
Cause/Effect Multi-Flow map (2)
Text to Self Connection
True/False tree map (frogs)
ABC order
Double Bubble: Compare and Contrast Froggy and a frog
Double Bubble: Compare and Contrast Froggy Books
Label the frog: Brace Map
Writing about Froggy: Circle map, tree map, and paper
Life Cycle of frog: flow map
Measurement with Froggy Friends
Frog Problems: Story problems
Add three with me: adding three numbers
Don't Take Away My Froggy: Subtract by finding the unknown addend

Here is a preview:

WOW! Lots of FUN common core standard based activities with extremely fun books!
Click HERE or visit me TpT store.
The first 3 friends to leave a comment gets this fun little unit FREE!!!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Are You An Inference Investigator? A Mini Unit!

I just put together a mini unit on inferencing. Students use a circle map, read the clues, and infer. Don't forget to use your inference cap though...that is key for inferencing correctly! Check out the picture of the adorable inference cap below {and of course the adorable little boy! My little man ZACH!}
With this pack, you get 6 inference circle maps, a data sheet, and the black-line master for the inference cap. LOTS of fun being investigators and discovering the answer to the clues. Check it out at my TpT store and grab a copy for $3.00. 

My first four friends who leave a comment will get a copy FREE!!!! My new favorite thing to do for sure!

Friday, March 2, 2012

March Calendar Pieces

WOW! March already??? Where did September and October and November and December and January and February go? Slow the train down...I think it is getting faster and faster every year! I know I am a little behind  but I just posted my March calendar pieces. I hope you like them...check out a little preview below.

The first three friends that leave a comment will get a FREE copy of the March calendar pieces!