Sunday, November 1, 2015

Eating My Children's Halloween Candy.

So if you're dreading going back to work tomorrow. I hope this video will give you a little chuckle to get over those feelings.  I don't know if you watch Jimmy Kimmel. But we love staying up and watching him. He has this challenge the day after Halloween to trick your kids into thinking you ate all of  their Halloween candy. Well here is our version this morning. As you can see I couldn't stop laughing as I was taping this. Have a great Sunday night, and enjoy!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Popular Purple Pencil Sharpener

Oh my goodness, I was so excited to review the new POPULAR PURPLE pencil sharpener. Don't you just LOVE the color? I'm in love, SERIOUSLY. Purple was always my favorite color growing up. People used to call me the purple people eater because I loved purple so much. Have you heard that song? I actually play that song in my class and the kids love it.     Anyway,
So this came in the mail and you would have thought it was Christmas Morning. I opened it so quick and couldn't wait to try it out. 

 This is my lovely dull pencil that has been sharpened with our good old regular pencil sharpener.
 So I decided to give it a whirl and try out the new quiet purple pencil sharpener.

 And LOOK at the difference. You could barely even hear the pencil sharpening and LOOK at the difference. Now guess what I'm doing? At the request of my kids and students, I'm sharpening every pencil in my house and all my pencils at school. But I really don't mind because this pencil sharpener is so Awesome. You should so go get one.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Giveaway and Freebie

Big Event fundraiser is having an awesome giveaway. They're giving away a $250 dollar gift card to Target. Go and Enter

Also if you're looking for a last minute thing to do with your class. Check out this freebie. I made it up this weekend and were going to do it tomorrow in class.
I'm going to have my little Firsties read it a total of 10 times by themselves and then they have to play with a friend 10 times. There is also a graphing freebie so grab that too.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Are you looking for a new app for your I-Pads?

Do you have I-pads in your classroom? I'm so lucky to have two in my classroom. I have found an awesome app for your I-pads. It's called FarFaria. It has over 750 children's stories and five new ones are added each week. This app is created for the younger grades. I have two kids of my own and I have introduced them to this app and now I can't get my I-Pad back. It has so many unique stories and my kids can't get enough of it. What I love about it is that it reads the story to the kids and highlights the words as it's reading the story to them. It also uses a wide variety of voices as it is reading the story, it keeps my children entertained.

It also has a reading level badge on every story cover. So you know that the story is appropriate for the child's age. I have a few students in my classroom that really struggle. I'm going to pull them during some of our whole group instruction and have them listen to these stories online to help with their reading skills.
 Here are a few of the cute stories they have on their app.
You can download Farfaria for free and read one story each day. Or you can have unlimited access to all the stories on the site for just $4.99. This app will reach all of the levels of learning in your classroom. 
Here is the link if you're interested in downloading the app for free: Http://

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Free Manipulatives

I'm a cleaning freak and I'm trying to clean out my basement while I still have time off. I have tons of manipulatives and I don't need them anymore. I hate to donate them to Deseret Industries because I don't know if a teacher would check there. I would love to give them all away to a good home. I know there are teachers that are just starting out and don't have a lot. If you would like any of these manipulatives let me know. You would have to pay shipping and handling but that is all. Or if you live in Utah you could pick them up from me. Let me know if you're interested.                                    
 big pocket chart

 These are laminated and ready to use.
 silent phones
 I have two containers of place value blocks.
 Geo boards

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Countdown Activity

It's December first woo hoo! Now it's time to countdown to our break. If you're looking for a educational Christmas countdown, last year I made these. One is First grade sight word count down. They take a chain off each day and read that sight word. This year I decided I'm going to make them tell someone a sentence using that sight word. I told them they have to try at least three times during the day to use that sight word.  I plan on using it with my students tomorrow. The other is math facts. They have to solve each math fact each day. I've made this one a little harder for upper grade students. So there are times tables as well if you want to add those in.  They also come in black and white if you don't want to use colored ink. Which I know kills me to use. Tomorrow is Cyber Monday so you can get a deal on these. I know my cart is already full for tomorrow. Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Pumpkin Pie Oh My!!!! Classrroom Management Freebie

How is classroom management going in your classroom? I decided to change things up for the month of November. My class is working really hard to earn a pumpkin pie party.  They have to earn 8 pumpkin pie slices by the end of the month to get their pumpkin pie.  Every year, I make little pumpkin pies with the students. Not really pumpkin pies but ones the students can easily make on their own that look similar to pumpkin pies.  So I thought this year why not have them earn it. Don't tell them they will for sure get to do it. But it's fun for them to think they have to work to get it.  I do take the slices off if they're being noisy or not following directions. You could easily put them on a pizza pie pan and make it look like the real thing. I was going to do that but ran out of time. I also wanted to add the magnets to the back of the slices but my life is too busy so you get the ugly rendition. 
If you would like your own copy of the slices and the recipe click on the image below. If you do download it, please leave me a comment.
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