Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Reading Race

Oh my goodness, I am loving my students this year! So sweet and well-behaved. Our family schedule on the other hand is kicking my butt. The boys have opposite football schedules so my husband and I each take a kid, squeeze in homework and dinner where we can and basically see each other at bedtime. YUCK! My new obsession is Since I spend so much time in traffic, having a book to listen to has completely saved my sanity!!!

I have a new book club packet for Ready, Freddy! The Reading Race by Abby Klein. You can grab it for $3.50 in my TpT store.
It includes chapter reading comprehension questions, vocabulary, character analysis, answers requiring  text evidence, a related writing prompt, and a template for a bookmark craft !

My students really enjoy reading trade books during guided reading groups! I try to alternate between fiction and informational texts and work in different genres. I love when I notice a student gravitating towards a series or author because of something we read in group.

I'm late for bed so I'd better get going. I hope you all are having a great start to your year!!!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014


This is my first week AND we have Back to School Night tomorrow so this will be a quick post!
I've set my entire store to 20% off so have fun shopping!!!!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mustache Gift FREEBIE

Do you give your students a little gift on the first day? 
Mine are ready for Monday.

I bought the mustache bracelets and treat bags on Amazon.
I uploaded a copy of my bag topper for you without my name. 
Click HERE to grab it. 
I copied mine on white card stock, cut them out, folded it over the top of the bag and stapled. EASY!
I hope you all have a terrific 1st day!!!!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Chalkboard Frames

I made something but it's not Monday. I have a hard time remembering what day it is in the summer and  that is A-OK with me because it means I am relaxed and not over-scheduled. All that comes crashing in tomorrow morning!!!

I found this chalkboard sign at Target. It was in some packaging that made me think it was perhaps an online return or something? Anyway, I snapped it up and when I got home I realized there were actually TWO in the package!
I am not sure where this will go in my classroom yet. 
Hopefully I'll have time between meetings to find one tomorrow.

I used my Bistro Chalk Marker. LOVE!

The second sign is in my entryway. I'm thinking maybe I should have done it on an angle? I'm hoping  to change up the sayings every so often or perhaps just a giant WELCOME?
 The holder is from Joanne's. 
I used this lettering I had pinned for inspiration.

Alrighty, I'm off to spend some time with my boys since I have to go back to work tomorrow. I am going to go into serious HGTV withdrawal! I got completely hooked this summer and I'm determined to finally do our kitchen remodel!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

WInner and last day of sale

Congrats to Kelly Brown on winning Giveaway Day #3! Today is the last day of the TpT sale!
It is a great time to grab one of my items on your wish list! Maybe one of my best sellers?

I love this sale…I'm off to stock up on all this items on my wish list!

300 × 250
 I can't believe I only have one more week until I go back! How long do you have?