Monday, July 28, 2014

3D Fiber Mascara Lashes

Okay, so this post is totally not teaching related but I am currently having an on-line 3D Fiber Mascara Party through a company called Younique.  If you haven't heard of it, you are missing out!  I don't usually do a lot of the "parties" but this one is awesome!  

Younique is mainly known for their 3D Fiber Mascara Lashes… this stuff is AMAZING and so easy to use.  It is not false lashes.  People think it is because of the results.

There are many samples out there that you can look at to see the difference when using this mascara but I wanted to show you my own "eyes" with and without this mascara.




Don't mind nose, it looks huge in these photos!  LOL!  

It is so easy to use… there are two tubes.  There is a "gel".  It works just like mascara.  You put that on first.  Then, there is a tube that has little black "fibers" in it that also gets put on just like mascara.  It makes your own lashes look thicker and longer.  Finally, you just put on the "gel" to keep the fibers in place.  Easy peasy!

I LOVE THIS so much that I think you need it too!  I am offering to send you any item from my store that is $10 or less with any order!  This is only open through August 2nd so act fact.  Here is a direct link to my on-line party and the products will be shipped directly to you.  After you place an order, simply e-mail me at and let me know that you ordered and what item from my store you would like that is $10 or less.  I will confirm this with the girl that is doing my party and then send it to you via e-mail.

If you have any questions, just let me know!!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas in July Sale!

I am joining Teachers Notebook for a Christmas in July Sale!  All of my items are 20% off including The Ultimate Guided Reading Toolkit!  Any you earn double rewards!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Editable Book Labeling System- Get them free through July 31st!

Wow- blogging two days in a row!  It's been awhile since that has happened!

I just wanted to share with you really quick a way to get my Book Labeling System for FREE!  Yes- in my store it is priced at $4.00 but you can get it on Adventures in Literacy Land Facebook Fan Page for FREE!  All you have to do is "Like" the Facebook page and go to Fan Freebies.  Go and get it quick though- it will only be available through July 31st!  

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You will need Powerpoint to be able to download!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

1st Grade Spelling Through the Year!

All I can say is WOW!  This summer is flying by!  I'm sorry I've been neglecting this little blog but I have really been focusing on creating (and finishing) several projects that I started throughout the year.   I have so many ideas that I would like to share and I hope to be around a little more in the months to come.

With that said,  I just completed a year long 1st Grade Spelling Tests Unit.  In our district we had a system of assessing spelling words that was very differentiated.  Sounds great right?  Well, in theory- yes- but in reality it was very time consuming.  Each student had the same patterned words and then each child had 5 different sight words.  There was a list for the students to progress through.  What did this mean?  Yes- you guessed it!  Each child had to be tested separately with their 5 words each week.  We have a parent helper that usually does this but it takes forever and those calls on Friday morning that they couldn't make it in were not fun.  Then I would be scrambling throughout the entire day trying to give each student their own test.  

So, we have decided to go a different route.  Each week we will assess all of the students on the basic first grade spelling list.  They then will grade their own papers as we go over the words together and practice writing them again.  **I am going to have them put their pencil away and take out a colored pencil or crayon to grade their paper**.  Not that my firsties would ever try to cheat…  I plan to do this on Fridays.  If the child gets a 90% or a 100%, he/she will get the "challenge"(RED) spelling list.  It has the same pattern (example short /a/) words but the words are more difficult.  All other students will get the "basic"(BLUE) list.

I plan to give the tests on Thursdays.  I will give the test to the entire class but the students who are on the "challenge" list will be able to read quietly while the others are writing their words.  After the words, (there are 10 pattern words and 2 sight words) there is also a dictated sentence.  I will read the sentence through once and then read it again word by word and repeat as many times as necessary.  I can then check for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and neatness.  I plan to finish the "challenge" word kids during my Guided Reading time and call those few students up to my table at one time.

This product contains 30 weeks of tests.  If you are interested in seeing what spelling patterns are covered you can click on any of the pictures above and it is in the product description.  

I'm pretty excited about this! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Two for Tuesday

I'm linking up again today with The Teaching Tribune!  I am putting two of my products at half off for today only!

First up- my best seller- Guided Reading Lesson Plans Levels A-N.  It is only $4 for today!

I am also putting my Word Attack Skills Assessments half off so it is only $2!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Two for Tuesday Week 3

I'm linking up again today with The Teaching Tribune!  I am putting two of my products at half off for today only!

I am putting my First Grade Common Core Math Assessments and my Kindergarten Common Core Math Assessments at 50% off for today only!

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