Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy Seuss Day!

You know how when you are in charge of something you don't get a chance to take pictures? That was me today for our Seuss Day. Luckily some of my fellow teachers were more on the ball. They even took one of me.

We passed out hats to every student as they arrived. This shot is them watching a BrainPopJr video about Theodore Geisel in morning assembly.

Then we sang songs they learned in music class from the musical Seussical. The backdrop was also from that show.

One class performed a Lorax skit.

Our art teacher made cute boards the students could take their picture with at lunch.

The teachers all had hats, too!

After reading Oh, the Places You'll Go my second graders made the craft I posted about the other day.

"I am going to be an inventor. I am going to make a space probe and send it to pluto."
"I will be a gastroenterologist because my dad is a gastroenterologist."
"I will attend Foothill College and I will serve in the army."
I found this one interesting since both his parents are doctors and I suspect their plans won't include community college or enlisting. ;-)

"I will become a Language Arts  teacher. I will teach second grade."
This one made me smile because this is my Mini-Me. I have had the pleasure of teaching her for a year and a half now and I taught her mom years ago (she was in junior high though!) 

We also read Seuss books to one of the kinder classes. They were so cute! 

Phew! I am worn out tonight! I hope your day was fun!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Oh, The Places I'll Go FREEBIE

Jodi shared this craft idea on her blog Fun in First many years ago but she didn't didn't include templates. Since I am trying to do March 2nd up a little bigger this year, I made some for myself and thought I would share them with you all. Thank you for the cute idea, Jodi! Download HERE

I hope you have a fun day on Monday!


Wednesday, February 25, 2015


The sale is on for another day!! Everything in my store is 20% off! Enter the code below and save 28%!!

Congrats to Katie on winning my latest book club packet! I use these daily in guided reading groups. I love integrating writing into my small group time! Perhaps this sale is a great time to try one.

Need some things for March?
Or stocking up for April?

Even though I don't teach math anymore, I still have many fun activities in my store!

Or get one of my best sellers for a great price!

I'm off to shop myself. I hope you find something you can use in my store. I now have 106 products!


Monday, February 23, 2015

New National Geographic Kids Book Clubs

I made book club packets for two more National Geographic Kids texts.
They include comprehension questions, identifying and using nonfiction text features, and vocabulary. This 2 pack is only $3.50 in my store.

Was your staff room buzzing about the Oscars today? I love the more extravagant dresses.

Would you like to win a copy of my new packet? Leave me a comment about which Academy Awards dress was your favorite and I'll pick a winner!


Sunday, February 22, 2015

A New Book Club Packet and a FREEBIE for March 2nd.

I have a new book club 2 pack for The Flying Horse: The Story of Pegasus and Abe Lincoln's Hat.  I included comprehension questions, character analysis, and vocabulary. This is in my store for only $2.50.

I am getting things ready for Read Across America Day on Monday. 
I made a listening activity for The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss. You can download it HERE for FREE.
My students will scan the QR code which will take them to video. (It was on Youtube but I put it through SafeShare.) If you don't have access to technology, you can still read the story and have your students fill out the worksheet.

Does you school have a big celebration on March 2nd? If you have any great ideas will you leave them in a comment for me? I am in charge of this day at our school and want to make it memorable!