06 May 2018

Cinco de Mayo

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I put together this little freebie. 

I love to introduce Cinco de Mayo with a read aloud.  
My favorite is Marco's Cinco de Mayo by Lisa Bullard.  

Image result for marcos Cinco de Mayo

The freebie above is a great follow up activity after reading the story.   Your students can simply color and write about Cinco de Mayo in the space provided.  

01 January 2018

Happy New Year!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  In honor of the new year, I created this little freebie for all my teacher friends.

They turned out super cute!


18 November 2017

Kindness in the Classroom

Wow, quite a bit of time has passed since my last post.  Thanksgiving is near and I really wanted to take the time for a quick post about kindness and giving thanks.  My little group of second graders really is a sweet group, but I have a few that struggle to get along.  I wanted to show my little ones the importance of kindness and how kindness can be contagious.  I shared with them the heartwarming video, Kindness Boomerang on YouTube.  If you haven't already seen it, it is a MUST see.  We talked about ways we can send out positive boomerangs into the world. 
I also created bookmarks for each of my students.  I shared one reason I am thankful for each and every one of them.  I wanted to show them a little kindness and let them know that I am thankful for them and each for different reasons.

Then, I had them write a sweet message to another student in the classroom.  They drew numbers randomly.  This was a bit harder, because most of them got the name of someone who isn't necessarily their best friend.  They had to come up with a reason why they are thankful for that person.

They also drew a picture on the back.

I also wanted to share a wonderful infographic that was shared with me by Braman Honda Miami.  They started a digital community service project about simply being kind, and how little acts of kindness can help change the world for the better!  What a wonderful message!!!  With the holidays upon us it is the perfect time to spread a little or a lot of KINDNESS!  

13 September 2017

Word Collector

Just a quick post to share a template I'm using this year to review and practice vocabulary words.  I wanted a place my students could store their vocabulary words for easy reference throughout the year.  We already use a composition book as a spelling dictionary, so I created a tabbed divider, so the other half of the composition book could be used for storing vocabulary words.  I am thrilled at how well it is working out in the classroom!

You can check it out HERE.

30 July 2017

School Snapshots

Sadly, summer is nearly over and it's time to get back into school mode.  With school now on my mind, I decided to update one of my favorite resources.  It's a great resource for students to reflect on special days and events during the school year.  I love to save all the pages that my students work on and add them to their writing portfolios at the end of the year.


Here is a peek at what is included:
These monthly reflection pages were just added.

I'd love to give a flip booklet to the first 3 people that comment below.  Simply leave your e-mail and I'll send it your way.

02 July 2017

Reading Flip Booklets

Our district uses Reading Street as our Reading Adoption and there are some really fun stories included in the series.  A few class favorites are always Henry and Mudge and The Bremen Town Musicians.  I created a simple little flip booklet to go along with a few of these Reading Street stories. The Henry and Mudge flip booklet works great with any Henry and Mudge book.  The flip booklets focus on story elements and when put together, turn out super duper cute!  I simply staple the sides once they are completed.  They also make a great portfolio piece.  You can click the images below to check them out in my shop.




 I'd love to give a flip booklet to the first 3 people that comment below.  Simply leave your e-mail and choice of a flip booklet above  (Giveaway has ended).   Happy Summer!

30 April 2017

Mother's Day Coupons

Mother's Day is just around the corner and we are going to spend next week getting our gifts for mom put together.  Pictures are always a favorite, so I'll be taking pictures this week of my little ones.  I found magnetic frames at The Dollar Tree, so they will be perfect for our cute pics.  I also wanted a little something extra for their moms, so I put together this little coupon book.  There are a total of 10 different coupons included.  There is also a page with blank coupons, so students can write in coupons of their own choosing.


 You can check them out in my TPT shop by clicking here.

I'd love to give away 3 sets for free to the first 3 readers that comment below, and please don't forget to leave your e-mail address. 

23 April 2017

Mother's Day Bloom

Are you looking for a cute craft for Mother's Day?  This sweet bloom is sure to put a smile on mom's face and it's a FREEBIE on TPT.


The flower center flips up to reveal why they they have the best mom/mum.

I always have my students create mom portraits for Mother's Day.  They always turn out super adorable. What mommy doesn't love kid drawn art?