Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Name Song Freebie

I'm so excited I have 50 Followers.... I can't believe it... So I thought for sure I needed to make a freebie for all you wonderful bloggers. I have loved learning new tricks and ideas from you. You have all been so wonderful to me. Seriously I ask a question and everyone is so willing to help me solve it. So I just want to say thanks a million!! Have you ever had students who always are forgetting to write their name on their paper? Then do I have the solution for you..... Here is a little shindig that you can sing. I usually sing it when my students are going to take a test. But they Love this song. By the end of the year I don't even have to sing it they just start singing it on their own.  If you want a copy of this just click on the picture.

Some of the graphics are from the 3am teacher. She is amazing if you don't follow her you should. She  makes the cutest stuff. I love her style.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Favorite Finds

I'm linking up with Ladybug's teacher files. She wants us to tell her about our favorite teacher finds.
My favorite place to shop before the new school year is Star Fall. They have the best practice books with journal prompts. I buy these every year. 

Have you used these pencils??? I have to say these are the BEST pencils by far that I have ever used. I seriously order about a 1,000 every year. They hardly ever break and the tip is in the middle of the pencil. I've bought other pencils that the tips are constantly breaking or the lead isn't in the center of the pencil and it never sharpens quite right.

I love this journal. It has blank writing pages with an area to have them draw a caption.
This is such a nice dictionary. I have students write words they can't spell  and they can use it as a reference later when they are doing writer's workshop.
I've mentioned these in a previous post but I just think they 're hilarious
This is the BEST pencil sharpener. It is quiet and it sharpens the pencils better than any pencil sharpener I have used before. I can't wait to find out what other teacher finds there are. You should link up too. 

Friday, June 22, 2012


This may be the dumbest question ever...... I've noticed when others are leaving comments it automatically leaves their blog address. How do you do that?? I've been a blogger for sometime now. I do it mostly for my family. Kind of a way to scrapbook my little ones lives. Every two years I turn my family blog into a book for my children as a keepsake for them as they get older. Anywhoooo I feel like I have figured a lot out about Blogger. However I have looked everywhere and I can't seem to figure this one out. Can anyone help me out on this one?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Free Place Value Hula Hoop activity

I shouldn't be posting twice in one day. I created a place value game. Oh and it's FREE!!!I actually play this game with my students every year but I made some cuter cards to go with it. I place hula hoops all over my classroom. then I give each of my students a card. When I say go, They have to find their group that has the same number. The first group to get all their members puts the hula hoop around them. Then I know I can walk over and check to make sure they have found everyone in their group. This is such a fun activity. My students love it. I hope your students will too. I wish I could take pictures of it but I'm on summer break. Please let me know if you find this useful.  If you click on the words or picture it will take you to the cards. Have a blessed day!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

I had my little sweeties help me out with the winner. And the winner is.....

I need you to contact me with your info. So I can send the book to you. I also have a random post. I don't know about you but I love the Bachelorette. I've watched almost every show of the Bachelor/Bachelorette. I know they don't work out very often but I love to see who they are going to choose. My favorites this time are
I love Jef. He's from my home state and I just think he seems like such a nice guy.
I also think Arie is very good lookin'!! I would choose him if I were Emily.

I also found such an awesome site on Etsy. for some reason this picture wouldn't rotate so you'll have to turn your head. I was in need of a new purse and I found this site that the girl just makes the cutest stuff. She has a way of putting fabrics together. I love her style it's funky and that is my style. I like to find unique things that not everyone has. Her stuff is very affordable and she is super quick . This is her site if your looking for something different. She even makes bible covers and kindle covers that are to die for. When I get some more mulah I'm going to purchase a few more items from her.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Googly Eyes

Have you seen these??? Aren't these hilarious.Wouldn't they be great on your trash can? I think my students would absolutely LOVE these.. Here is the website if you can use them in your classroom.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blogger Pet Peeves

Okay so I am linking up with Mrs. Stanfords blog I have a few pet peeves but by far my biggest blog pet peeve is ..... I don't want to offend anyone but I hate blogs that all they are advertising is their TPT products that I can buy. Come on where are the ideas?? I want to see what you're doing in your classroom. I know it is hard to make TPT products but once in a while I would like to see some free stuff or ideas. Remember we are all teachers and I dont' know about you. But I make squat diddly daw and honestly I don't have a lot of mulah to buy those things. So there you have it?? I hope I didn't offend anyone too much :).

Monday, June 11, 2012

Giveaway Julia Cook Book

Have you heard of Julia Cook??? She is an amazing author that writes books that deal with social skills and personal hygiene habits for children. Her books help me teach these things to my students. This book is about boogers. I don't know about you but I've seen my fair share of boogers in my classroom. This book teaches the students to not pick their boogers.

This book is about personal space and how everyone has their own bubble around them.

I know you have all had issues with tattling in your classroom. This book is great for showing the difference between tattling and telling when it is necessary. I review these books a lot during the year with my kiddos.

This book I will be giving away to one lucky follower. This book is great on teaching students not to shout out. It teaches them that they need to wait patiently until it is their turn. You have to follow my blog and tell me about a time you had to deal with one of these issues .  The contest will end in one week. So check back on the 18th to see if you're  the lucky winner!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Linky Party

Linky party with Farley. It's not too late look at me. This is my first ever linky party.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Best Work Freebie!! YippEE!

I don't know about you but I have a problem with students work by the end of the year. It seems like at the beginning they are so happy to please you and do their personal best. However I had a couple of cuties this past year that it seemed like their work got sloppier and sloppier as time went on. I finally made a rubric to catch those little cuties in the act. I placed my rubric by my finished basket and sure enough their work started to improve WOW!!! I put it on TPT for free so if you would like a copy, snag one for yourself. I will in the next couple of days be making a rubric that you can have by your finished basket that the kids will be able to staple to their own paper and rate themselves.

Personal best!!
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