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 Audible.com. 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!!!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SALE!

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!!!!

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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!!!!


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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!


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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!

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


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