Sunday, November 29, 2015

Smile! {My 2nd Grade Picture}

Have you heard the news????

TpT's CYBER SMILE sale starts tomorrow and runs through Tuesday, 12/1!

My shop is 20% off and you can get an extra 10% if you use the code SMILE at check out!

Get yo' shop on!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Reindeer Games- Update to Random ELA Growing Bundle!


These graphics though.

This just got posted for $2... or you can find it in the Random ELA Growing Bundle.  That bundle is currently $23.00 off the value and is $9.00 less than it will be when it's finished!  Click the pic for more info!

And... this just got added too!  This bundle is a'growing!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Random Classroom Learning Games

I make random classroom learning games all the time...

And now, I'm going to polish them up and offer then in a growing bundle!

Whenever I make a game, it will go in this bundle until the end of my school year in May... AND I'll be adding at least two random games a month!

Each time I add a game, the price will increase $1 until it reaches $14.  Right now, it's only TWO BUCKS!!!!!!!!!!

Check out what's inside now...
I'm excited to add to this... my kiddos love playing games in ELA and, at this price, yours will too!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Character Traits Anchor Charts {and FREEBIE rewind!}

I've gone anchor chart CRAZY!

Making anchor charts is my favorite.

And, I'm not gonna lie... I'm sort of in love with the charts I'm using for this unit!

I thought I'd share with you the one we made for character traits.

 We also read The Hallo-Wiener and added our thoughts on sticky notes.  Since I teach two classes, using sticky notes saves my charts so I can use them twice each day!

Next week, we're reading "Those Darn Squirrels" and "The Ugly Pumpkin"!  I'm ready!

We're using these packs to practice character traits...

Just today we did this FREEBIE and my kiddos loved it!

It's a full moon AND Halloween week... hunker down, teacher friends!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sheet Protectors are a Teacher's Best Friend! {And Other 3rd Grade ELA Stuff!}

What have we been doing in 3rd grade...

We've been working on determining the lesson in a story.  I LOVE putting pages in sheet protectors and having kids use dry erase markers on them.  We read "Little Red Riding Hood" and students filled out a chart with character actions to help them determine the lesson in the story.  We did this in small groups this week and it gave me a good idea on how my kiddos were understanding this skill!

The graphic organizer comes from my leveled RL pack for 3rd grade.  We're also doing this page in our RRJs too!  Want to spice up your reading responses with rigorous CCSS tasks?  Click the pic to check them out for grades 2, 3, 4, and 5!

We also played "Carving Up Nouns" to practice common and proper nouns.  We had SO much fun!  I played with this little friend who could NOT say "common" and "proper"... he kept saying "prommon and cropper".  We chuckled so much!  Did you know this is a FREEBIE in my TpT store???  Click the pic to check it out!

We played my FAVORITE game "Back-to-Back" to practice lesson/moral using this pack from TpT.

This coming week, we'll be starting a unit on character traits.  We'll use this pack... new to TpT today!

Last thing...

Check out this fun new inference activity I have just posted on TpT!  Perfect for a Halloween week lesson!

Also... have you seen my cat?  Here she is... sitting on top of my computer desk and staring at me!  This girl cracks me up!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

All TREATS and No Tricks! {Halloween Freebie Rewind!}

Just click the tape to rewind to some old Halloween treats!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Common and Proper Noun Freebie!

Just added a new goodie to TpT!

I promise it's a treat and not a trick!

And while you're at it, check out this newly listed product to help your little friends determine the lesson in a text!  It's only $2!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sale-A-Brating My BIRTHDAY!!!

Today is my birthday and I've got my TpT store on sale at 20% off all weekend so you can SALE-A-BRATE with me!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Birthday Sale Announcement!

It's almost my BIRTHDAY!!!!  So, I'm announcing a sale at my TpT store this weekend!
Stop by Saturday and Sunday to get 20% off of my goodies!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ask and Answer Questions! {Resources and a Freebie Rewind!}

Well, this week started with the 15th day of school and we're finally trained enough on Daily Five for me to meet with groups!  YAY!

I love Daily Five.  LOVE.  I've been teaching with this system for 9 years and fall more in love every year!

This is what we're doing this week...

We're working on learning how to ask and answer questions.

We used this FREEBIE {rewind!} from my TpT store...

In small groups, we used leveled passages.  We read them and then students randomly drew a question word card.  They had to write a question about the passage using their question word.

Anytime we write on our green circles they are so excited!  They loved this activity!

We added the pages for asking and answering questions to our Reading Response Journals...

And then... for homework this week, students are completing a reading response task {IN THE SAME NOTEBOOK that we put the Interactive Reading Ask and Answer questions in} some ask and answer question practice!  Since we put the response task in the same notebook, they have a resource to refer to at home if needed!  I can't WAIT to grade these tomorrow and see how they did.  The rubric at the bottom will make grading a cinch!  You can check them out for grades 2, 3, 4, AND 5 in my shop!

For independent practice, students worked on answering questions from my newest pack!

Check it out here for RL and RI standards!

Next week, we're going to continue asking and answering questions... but we're going to work on making inferences so we can ask inferential questions!  We'll be completing the inference pages of the Interactive Reading Notebook too!

I'm so glad we're in the swing of things!  Hope ya'll are off to a good start too!
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