25 April 2014

A little of this and that...

What a busy week!!!  We started the week with Earth Day and that was a lot of fun.  We created an Earth Day anchor chart together to get those schemas activated.


We also worked a little with poetry.  They searched for the  rhyming words and then drew their mental images.  I'm sorry I didn't share the poem page.  I found the poem on-line and I'm not sure who originally wrote it. I just typed it up and put on a REALLY cute border.  I absolutely love Krista Wallden's new borders!!!





We also wrote letters to the tooth fairy this week.  Oh my gosh, I love reading their writing.  They are way too cute!!!
This template is out of my Writing Piece of the Month resource.  We normally do it at the beginning of the year when we do our letter writing unit.  I don't know what happened, but better late than never. 



I also created some fun money posters.  It had been on my to-do list since the beginning of the year.  I'm just now getting some of those projects done.  Better late than never! I'm thinking that should be my new motto.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Keepin-It-Simple-Money-Signs-1221520

As always, the first 3 people to comment will get the money posters for FREE.  Don't forget to leave your e-mail.   Have a great weekend!
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13 April 2014

Instagram

Yay, I'm finally on Instagram.  I totally jumped on the Instagram bandwagon late!  I suppose better late than never.  I am still trying to figure it out, though.  For instance, I haven't a clue how the hash tags work. Somebody will have to give me a mini-lesson on hashtags :)  I'm excited to finally have a place to share all the pics I take.  I tend to take tons of pictures, and most of them never make it to my blog.  I'm excited to finally have a place to share them.  I hope everyone's having a great weekend and I hope you will follow me on Instagram. 
Also, I have a few projects in the works.  I will definitely be back to post about them soon!!!

To follow me on Instagram, click below.
http://instagram.com/totallyterrificintexas#

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05 April 2014

Updates and a Freebie!!!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend...I definitely am enjoying a little rest and relaxation with the family.  I've also spent a some time the last week updating some of my most popular products.

My Scoop on Comprehension resource is one of the very first products I posted on TPT.  It is also one of my favorite classroom resources.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ice-Cream-Scoop-Comprehension-Strategies-224238

This product  has really evolved over the years.  The newest update now has scoops for students to record how they have applied a particular strategy/skill to a book they are reading.  I use this larger scoop when introducing the strategy or skill for the first time.

There is also a page included with 2 smaller scoops.  Students can use these scoops with a book being read in class or with their library books.  Once students fully understand the strategies, they can use this page independently in stations.

This is a preview of what's included:
If you have already purchased this, please go back to your purchase page on TPT and re-download it for the update.

Now...for update #2.  
I also updated my Bloom's Buttons.  They are now EDITABLE!!! So, if you want to add more questions or you want to make some specific to a story you are reading...now you can! 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Blooms-Buttons-440161

This lovely update was inspired by my new blog buddy, Patti.  She needed some questions to go with a story she was reading in class, but wanted to keep the same format as the Bloom's Buttons.  What better solution than to make the blank set of cards editable! I'm really excited about this update.  I originally had some blank cards that you could hand write questions on, but keeping the original font is 100% better! So, please go back and re-download this file if you have already purchased it.  

And please check out Patti's adorable blog: 
 http://primarypractice.blogspot.com/
Now for a freebie...
We all have those little ones that love to blurt.  I know many of them don't mean to, they just get a little overzealous about what we're learning! This year, the blurting started to become a bit too much, so the Blurt Bulletin was born.  I was really excited about my cute little letter and guess what...I haven't had anyone to send it home with.  The blurting literally stopped when they found out about the note that would go home.  That's definitely a great thing, don't get me wrong!  But, I really wanted to share my letter with someone, so I'm sharing it with my loyal followers.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Cmz2vCWLe6TldlV1dwQkJSbUk/edit?usp=sharing
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

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