Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Miss V's Busy Bees-500 Follower Giveaway

Can you say MEGA Giveaway!! Well that is what my bloggy buddy Sara over at Miss V's Busy Bees is having!! 
She is having 5 giveaways at one time with 5 lucky winners!! Some awesome bloggers are helping Sara with this give away, to include me!! I am donating any two items from my Teachers Notebook store.  She is even giving away a 31 Bag-the hot item of the year!!  So go on over and join the fun and enter all 5!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Descriptive Writing

Each teacher at my school was given a certain amount of money or an item to use to create a creative lesson. I was given $2.50. What better way to get students creative juices flowing to learn about adjectives than with food. Well that is exactly what I did!! First I had the students describe themselves using a cute activity from The Mailbox Magazine, then I used "Let's Get Poppin' With Adjectives" by Abby at The Inspired Apple.  (I fell in love with this activity when I found it on Pinterest last year and I knew I wanted to do it with my students). So I made popcorn in the microwave, so they could see, smell, touch and taste the popcorn.  Then they wrote about the popcorn.
So for my creative lesson I purchased a bag of candy corn and had the students use their senses to describe the candy corn. I had the students brainstorm a list of words to describe the candy corn after they observed, smelled, touched and tasted the candy. They then used descriptive language to write about the candy corn.

My kiddos had fun munching on popcorn and candy as they learned.  What fun ways do you incorporate food into your lessons? Share some of your fun activities.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Where Do You Get Your Graphics? A Linky Party!!

Did someone say GRAPHICS??   Casey  over at Second Grade Math Maniac is hosting a linky party. 
So I had to join the fun!! My absolute favorite place to get graphics is:
Denyse is so sweet! She was kind enough to take a request to make me some cute western clipart:

Dreamlike Magic Designs

These are my go to graphics when I'm looking for new graphics!! Happy Hunting!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I've Been Boo-ed!!!

Vanessa over at Kindergarten Schmindergarten Boo-ed me!!
Thanks Vanessa!! 

Here are the rules:

If you've been booed, copy and paste the above pic and these "rules" into your post.
1.  Give a shout out to the blogger who booed you and link back to their site!
2. Share 3-5 October activities, books, products (yours or someone else),or freebie(s) that you love!
3.  Share the Boo love with 5 bloggers- make sure you check this link to make sure you don't boo someone again:


And don't forget to tell them that they have been BOOED! 
4.  Link up {here} so that others can find you and read about your October ideas!  And while you are there... check out the other great blogs!

Here are some of my favorite October books and activities:
All of my faves come from the ever-so-wonderfully talented Kathy over at First Grade a la Carte .

 My first book that I love is:
Kathy created this great subtraction game to go along with the book.  You can get the ghost erasers from the Dollar Tree or Target for the students to use as manipulatives.
My second favorite book is:

Kathy also created another awesome game for identifying plane shapes and solid shapes to go along with this book.
 I always read this book also:
It sequences the life cycle of a pumpkin. Kathy created a cute pumpkin life cycle activity.

Another great activity that Kathy created is Pumpkin Math:

It's a doubles math fact game. There is also a doubles plus 1 version.  Go check out Kathy's blog and get these great October math and literacy activities.

The Bloggy Buddies that I am Boo-ing are:
Vicky at 
Tracey at
Nancy at  

Sarah at

Jenn at
 Have a wonderful evening!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

2D Shape Posters-FREEBIE

This is going to be a quickie-I have more laminating to do.  We will be working on two-dimensional shapes this week so I created some shape posters to display in my classroom.
Click Here or the picture to grab a copy

Have a great week!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Another 200 Follower Giveaway

Latoya over at Flying into First Grade is having a 200 Follower Giveaway.

She has really taken the blog world by storm.  I am joining in on her give away and will be donating a copy of my "Get the Scoop on Accountable Talk" packet.

Hop on over to her blog and check out her giveaway. More of her blogging friends are also donating some awesome prizes to her giveaway!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Freebie Flashback Linky Party

Lisa over at Learning is Something to Treasure is hosting her very first linky party.  So I definitely had to show her some blog love and link up.  She has been so sweet and supportive to me as I embarked on this blogging journey.  
This is one of the first items I created when I ventured into the land of teacher created materials.  It may not be an oldie to you but it surely is to me.  It is a great game to help students review numerals 1-10, number words to ten, matching and one to one correspondence. Click on the picture to grab a copy.
Hope you had a Marvelous Monday!! I will try to be back tomorrow for another FREEBIE!