Sunday, February 1, 2015

Super Bowl Sale!

I am joining the Super Bowl Sale over at Teacher's Notebook!  I am offering 20% off my entire store plus if you enter coupon code sb2015 at checkout, you get an additional 10% off!


While you are over there, I still have a Giveaway for The Ultimate Guided Reading Toolkit that ends TONIGHT at midnight!  It's super easy to enter!  


Friday, January 9, 2015

NEW! Guided Reading Lesson Plans Levels (O-Z)

It's finished, it's finally finished!  I have been working to get the rest of the Guided Reading Levels (O-Z) finished for awhile.  

Confession Time:  I kept procrastinating making this product because it really wasn't very fun to make! Is it extremely helpful as a product? YES!  But, when I make products, I try to be creative with clip art and design etc…   this product was completely different.  It is very basic and practical- as it should be!

Anyway, it is finished and I couldn't be happier!  I am so excited to add the plans to my Guided Reading Binder.  I will be able to help out some of my higher students that are reading at these levels!

I have these plans ON SALE for the first 48 hours!  




I also made the plans in a bundled unit A-Z.


Here is a picture of how I stay organized with my Guided Reading Groups:

I use velcro for my student names so that I can easily change them when I change groups.

 I keep my blank lesson plans in the back using a lettered dividers!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Winter Wonders Blog Hop


Hi Friends!  Welcome to my blog if you've never been here before!   It's been a year since I teamed up with some amazing Literacy Specialists and we created the blog Adventures in Literacy Land.  We wanted to celebrate with you and give you some awesome freebies, tips, and a chance to win one of four $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Certificates!

My freebie that I want to share with today are some Penguin Research Cards.  I think it is imperative for young writer to be able to do some research on their own.  Unfortunately, most of the non-fiction that is in books or online is just way too difficult for young readers.  So, I made kid-friendly research cards.  These cards can be printed on card stock and laminated for durability.  Students will feel successful as they can read and learn for themselves about Penguins!  I hope you can use these with your kiddos!





I would love if you would follow my little blog on Bloglovin'!


Click here to go see Jessica over at Hanging Out in First!


Saturday, January 3, 2015

3 Year Blog-iversary Celebration- Day 3!

(Graphic Credits:  Graphics From the Pond and KG Fonts)

Welcome Back!  If you missed Day 1 or Day 2, there is still time!  You can go and get entered to win some amazing prizes!  Just click here---  Day 1   Day 2

It is really hard for me to believe that I started this blogging/creating gig three years ago.  The time has really flown by!  I wanted to share with everyone in a BIG way, so I got some of my Blogging Buddies to help me with a 3 DAY GIVEAWAY!!!  Thank you for all of the friends and relationships that I have formed over the past 3 years!

This is Day 3.  Here are the prizes that you can win!




PLUS… Carla from Comprehension Connection is donating her Mystery of the Lost Mitten Partner Scripts!




AND… each day you will also have the chance to win a $25 TPT Gift Certificate!  You can still enter Day 1 and Day 2!  This is Day 3!


Finally, each day, you will also have a chance to WIN the BEST 3D FIBER MASCARA out there!  This mascara is so amazing that I thought I needed a third "job"!  Actually, I just LOVE sharing it with others because every girl deserves awesome lashes!  Here is a link to my website if you are interested in checking it out!  



To top it all off, my entire TPT Store is 20% off from January 1st-4th!  





a Rafflecopter giveaway


a Rafflecopter giveaway


a Rafflecopter giveaway




If you have a TPT Store and would like to celebrate with me by having a sale, you can link up your store here!








Friday, January 2, 2015

3 Year Blog-iversary Celebration- Day 2!

(Graphic Credits:  Graphics From the Pond and KG Fonts)

Welcome Back!  If you missed Day 1, there is still time!  You can go and get entered to win some amazing prizes!  Just click here---> DAY 1

It is really hard for me to believe that I started this blogging/creating gig three years ago.  The time has really flown by!  I wanted to share with everyone in a BIG way, so I got some of my Blogging Buddies to help me with a 3 DAY GIVEAWAY!!!  Thank you for all of the friends and relationships that I have formed over the past 3 years!

This is Day 2.  Here are the prizes that you can win!



PLUS… Amy from Literacy and Laughter is donating her Kindergarten Reading Notebook Labels!



AND… each day you will also have the chance to win a $25 TPT Gift Certificate!  Come back each day for another chance to win!  This is Day 2!


Finally, each day, you will also have a chance to WIN the BEST 3D FIBER MASCARA out there!  This mascara is so amazing that I thought I needed a third "job"!  Actually, I just LOVE sharing it with others because every girl deserves awesome lashes!  Here is a link to my website if you are interested in checking it out!  



To top it all off, my entire TPT Store is 20% off from January 1st-4th!  




a Rafflecopter giveaway


a Rafflecopter giveaway


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Be sure to stop back tomorrow for more prizes!!

If you have a TPT Store and would like to celebrate with me by having a sale, you can link up your store here!





Thursday, January 1, 2015

3 Year Blog-iversary Celebration!

(Graphic Credits:  Graphics From the Pond & KG Fonts)

It is really hard for me to believe that I started this blogging/creating gig three years ago.  The time has really flown by!  I wanted to share with everyone in a BIG way, so I got some of my Blogging Buddies to help me with a 3 DAY GIVEAWAY!!!  Thank you for all of the friends and relationships that I have formed over the past 3 years!

This is Day 1.  Here are the prizes that you can win!


PLUS… Bex from Reading and Writing Redhead is donating her Story Problem Pack (Winter)!


AND… each day you will also have the chance to win a $25 TPT Gift Certificate!  Come back each day for another chance to win!


Finally, each day, you will also have a chance to WIN the BEST 3D FIBER MASCARA out there!  This mascara is so amazing that I thought I needed a third "job"!  Actually, I just LOVE sharing it with others because every girl deserves awesome lashes!  Here is a link to my website if you are interested in checking it out!  



To top it all off, my entire TPT Store is 20% off from January 1st-4th!  


a Rafflecopter giveaway



a Rafflecopter giveaway



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for more prizes!!

If you have a TPT Store and would like to celebrate with me by having a sale, you can link up your store here!




Sunday, December 7, 2014

Letters to Santa

Last week we wrote our letters to Santa!  It was so much fun this year because I'm pretty sure ALL of my Firsties still believe.  Last year was hard because I had a few constantly telling the other that he wasn't real.

The lesson took us 5 days… first we learned about how to write letters using the Smart Board.  He talked about the date, greeting, body, closing, and signature.  Here is a slide from the Notebook File.



After learning and talking about parts of a letter, we used a planning sheet to help us decide what we wanted to tell him.


Then we spent 2 days writing a rough draft together.  Here is a sample:


On the 4th day, we wrote our final copy.  Boy did work hard to make sure that Santa could read their writing.


On the last day, each student made their own Santa!  These are so much fun!  These are the ones that I made as a sample.  When the students made them, I used the black line copies so that they could color, cut, and glue their own.

Traditional Santa

Cooking Santa
Sleeping Santa

Farmer Santa

 Punk Rock Santa

 Summer Santa

We are mailing our letters to Santa tomorrow!  We actually send them over to the Middle School and students each write a letter back.  It's great because it is personalized to each students.

I do have this for sale in my store!  It includes a PDF and a Notebook File for the Smart Board.  **You don't have to have a Smart Board to purchase this product.  It's just nice to project it onto the board.


Here's a little FREEBIE for you for stopping by!  There are 4 different Christmas Cards!  There is a letter writing page that can be printed on the cards if you want it in letter format.  These go great after the students have learned how to write a letter to Santa!

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