Sunday, March 31, 2013

Fill Your Basket



Happy Spring my little nuggets peeps! IDK about you but I was on Spring Break this week & it went by WAAAAAAAAY TOO FAST....WAH! I did give myself the first weekend off...well kind of....I went shopping with my BFF....mercy did I spend too much. I told the hubs I spent my limit just so I can lock myself up in the house to get some work done. OH.MY.WORD. I spent an ENORMOUS amount of hours on my new SPRING-A-LICIOUS ELA & MATH UNIT...COMMON CORE ALIGNED...BTW. Seriously....I thought I would NEVER get done...it is done & it's on SALE...super cheap my friends. ANYWHO, I hooked up with my blogging BFF's to give you a freebie! 








Click on any pick for your freebie!

Here is a sneak peek at my new unit. I am super uber proud of it! Seriously....my whole Spring Break was CONSUMED by this thing! Made a goal to get it done...I DID IT! HOLLA! I will be giving one away...which I practically am....on my FB page.
Introducing my Spring-a-licious ELA & Math Common Core Aligned Unit! Over 100 pages of sweat & some tears!  


I am participating in a SALE just for this weekend ONLY. 20% off which I NEVER do. Click on the graphic below to fill your basket cart!



Back to the FREEBIELICIOUS "Fill Your Basket" Hop! Check out the next blog LITTLE MISS KINDERGARTEN to grab the next FABULOUS FREEBIE! 
Little Miss Kindergarten







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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring Cleaning



I am participating in a SALE just for this weekend ONLY. 20% off.... which I NEVER do. Click on the graphic above to fill your basket cart!


Here is a sneak peek at my new unit. I am super uber proud of it! Seriously....my whole Spring Break was CONSUMED by this thing! Made a goal to get it done...I DID IT! HOLLA! I will be giving one away...which I practically am....on my FB page.
Introducing my Spring-a-licious ELA & Math Common Core Aligned Unit! Over 100 pages of sweat & some tears!  There are 6 Literacy & 6 Math centers with Common Core standards listed on each black & white accountability sheet & cover. 



A few other newer products..............

This game includes the following: Long A (a_e, -ay, -ai) word cards. Long E (ee, ea, ie, ey, y). Long I (i_e, igh, -y, -ie). Long O (o_e, oa, ow, oo, +). Long U (u_e, ew, ue, +). All the vowel cards are on look-alike Candy Land cards. You just need a game board and game pieces. Print out cards on card stock, laminate, cut and use for years to come! My kids LOVE this game! This can be used in a Work Work station in Daily 5 or as a literacy station. This can be used for your at risk, on-level, or advanced students depending on your grade level. This can be used in an RTI group or larger group depending on how many game boards you have. You can purchase the individual vowel games as well.

I will be separating the individual short vowels as well. I have a MASSIVE CL to do list for the summer. Since I started Daily 5 Math & Common Core this year I will be adding a TON of math Candy Land games. I have some that you can check out here. 





My best selling items are also on sale! I recently posted my second set that includes 65 coupons! 




Click on the picture above......there are over 1100 positive feedback comments! Love my customers! 1,156 are just the ones who left feedback! 

If you already purchased both sets I have something up my sleeve for these. I will add to BOTH of them & you can just download them again. I will NOT be changing any of the coupons so don't worry about printing those in advance, I'm just adding to this system. 

Here is a list of a TON of sellers participating in the sale this weekend! Happy shopping! 











P.S. YOU WANT MIGHT WANT TO STOP BY TOMORROW....THERE WILL BE SOME FREEBIES....SSH! I DON'T THINK I WAS SUPPOSED TO TELL.
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tommy Shenanigan!

St. Patrick's Day Snack! So stinking cute! 
St. Patrick's Day photo shoot! You know how           I love props!
She cut the glasses out so she made the blog!
I have this Magna Doodle on the outside of this ugly orange door. I write where we are & special messages. They saw this when I brought them back from special. My aide & I were a little busy since this was VERY last minute. I was not prepared & I was all confused on when to celebrate. I even ordered a special shirt from TBA that I totally forgot to wear....WAH. Anywho, I created memories for my little nuggets & they had no idea how unprepared I was. Thanks to Marsha over at Differentiated Kindergarten for the leprechaun footprint directions. My aide & I went a little footprint CRA-CRA! We tipped desks and there was glitter EVERYWHERE.                                                Dear Custodian, paybacks are tough huh? I bet you won't be leaving a turd on my floor again.
Each of them got a cute little hat with gold coins hiding under it. They also got green beads to wear the rest of the day. I wrote a note from Tommy Shenanigan about what happened. He actually got caught in two leprechaun traps which happened to be two very dirty desks....you know the ones that look like there is a hole in it, scraps everywhere, pencils & crayons scattered about like their school box threw up. Well, they got their desks cleaned & got threatened to keep it clean.
Please excuse that hideous tile. Seriously, it is the ugliest thing I have every seen. Can't wait to get a brand new school next year! Here are some more footprint & glitter shots. We had about 20 footprints...not kidding.
Here is Bentley giving you a little wink. He thought daddy needed help fixing the printer so he snuck between his legs. That is why one of his many nicknames is "BIG HELP"...he is always right in the middle of any project going on.
More photo shoot pics. I take a single shot & then a shot with friends. They choose the props & the friends. They really love this!
This is one of my FAVORITE pics of my niece & Big B when he was a pup. I used to dress him for every single holiday & send out photo cards to everyone we knew.
Last weekend I was lucky enough to drive to meet all these lovely ladies. We sat & chatted for over 4 hours! I could not believe it! Every single one of them are the biggest sweethearts and are so into teaching...like me. We probably could've talked all night but I had some shopping to do. Of course, we hit Ikea first thing! Spent way too much $$$ but I controlled myself. I talked myself out of a lot that I really didn't need. Before we drove home we hit an outlet mall that had a POTTERY BARN OUTLET......OH.MY.GOD! I was a total lunatic! I wish I would've drove a small semi. I wanted EVERYTHING. My next blog will be about my purchases but I have to take pics first. Stay tuned. In the meantime, stop by the following blogs to make sure you are following these fabulous bloggers!


Rebecca from Darlin' in First
made these adorable keepsakes of all the bloggers that were there. She even had chevron name tags for each of us! She is truly Darlin" in person!
These were so stinking cute! Can you tell we all love chevron!
I stole this one from Jodi @ Fun in First!

Michelle from Fabulous in First
Rebecca from Darlin' in First
Christi from Ms. Fultz's Corner
Jessica from Second Grade Nest
Amanda from One Extra Degree
Jodi from Fun in First!
Lisa from Fourth and Ten









Sunday, March 10, 2013

Reward Coupons Set #2 in the house! + a Freebie!


OH.MY.WORD What a relief it was to finally get these done. They have been a work in progress & many have waited a LONG time for this next set. My students are L.O.V.I.N.G these new coupons! They love the fact that they had so much input on each & every one of these. I also interviewed previous students who are now in upper elementary on coupons they would want. I have no clue what those old kids like...ha!






Before you ask.... here is what this intrinsic classroom management reward system is all about & what is included.............

My Reward Coupons Set 1 is my BEST SELLER! And they are also one of the top sellers on TPT. They are so popular in my school and others that the demand for more was my motivation to get these done before this school year ended. Well, my little nuggets behavior was my BIGGEST motivation...something had to be done...& quick!

This is by far the BEST behavior modification I have ever done! I got rid of the treasure box and give these reward coupons instead. This intrinsic reward system is extremely popular in our elementary school! The students have to earn the coupons. There are 65 different coupons to choose from! Trust me your students will be over the moon excited about these! I blogged about it here and chat about how I implement this system here.

Coupons included in Set 2:
My Tunes: Listen to your IPod. This can be used with a cd player as well. I let me students bring them from home.
Line Jumper: Pick your place in line. I let me students go where they want instead of their assigned line placement.
Laugh Out Loud: Get a chance to make the class giggle. My little comedians love this! I give them about 1 minute to make us laugh at the end of our day.
Lunch Date: Pick a friend to eat lunch with the teacher. I have the kiddos eat with me in the classroom when they give this to me. This is one of the special coupons I set aside.
Rise and Shine: Morning message helper. They love helping. This was requested by them. It helps me out while I’m busy running around in the morning.
Movie Time: Bring a movie for us to watch. We usually have a movie on Fridays & it saves me a trip to the movie store!
Munchies: Eat my snack whenever I want. I personally don’t do snacks in my room. I let them pick this coupon in order to bring a snack.
Partner Picker: Pick your own partner. I usually assign partners…they love being able to pick.
Pointy!: Be the classroom pointer. They love all my different pointers. This gives them a chance to touch them.
Popcorn Day: Our PTO makes the school popcorn several times a month. When a student gives me the coupon I will purchase the popcorn for them or we will make it in school.
Recess Buds: Pick a friend to stay indoors for recess. My students prefer being indoors for recess especially hanging out with me. This is one of my special coupons I put aside.
Recess King: Be the 1st boy to pick a recess game. They fight over games constantly. This eliminates that problem.
Recess Queen: Same as above.
Recess Time: Get an extra 5 minutes of recess.
Recess with me: Stay in for recess with me. They love this. I usually let them play games on my phone or play smart board games.
Recorder: Write on the white board for the teacher. My students love to write on our smart board.
Skipper: Skip a classroom assignment. I have to agree with the assignment skipped.
Sleepover: Take a stuffed animal for a sleepover.
Snack Attack: Bring in a snack for the whole class. Since I only allow treats for birthdays they love being able to bring in a treat for their friends.
Space Invader: Go up to the teacher without permission. I always have little space invaders who want to follow me around. They are not allowed to get out of their seat unless they have permission or have this coupon.
Sparkle Teacher: We play the spelling game sparkle before our spelling test. They love taking over for me.
Spelling Bee: Give the spelling test.
Stinky Feet: No shoes in class.
Study Buddy: Work with a partner. They always want to work together…they love this one!
Substitute: Be the substitute while your teacher is busy. This comes in handy when I’m testing.
Teacher Toys: Borrow one of the teacher’s toys. IDK about you but the kids love anything of mine & like to touch everything on my desk. This allows them to borrow one of my toys.
Furry Friend: Borrow the teacher’s furry friend.
Teacher’s Pet: Be by the teacher. These are for those little space invaders that follow me around.
Tech Assistant: Assist the teacher with technology. The students help with mouse clicks, passing out laptops. Helping other students with the computer.
Techy Teacher: Assist the teacher with technology for a lesson. I personally use this during the tech center during Daily 5.
Time Keeper: Be the time keeper for the day. I let me students carry around the timer during stations.
Trouble Tracker: Manage our behavior chart. My students monitor our clip chart when someone drops a clip. They make sure they color their behavior calendar the correct color. The put the clips back up at the end of the day.
We’ve Got Talent: Group talent show. This is a classroom favorite. I let them put on a 1-3 minute talent show while we are waiting for the bus.
Cool Shades: Wear sunglasses in class.
Word Work Wizard: Choose our word work activity. They love this & usually pick one of my Candy Land games.
1st Table: Be the first table called. I have desks but they are still at tables. They loved being called first especially for story time or recess.
Recess: Bring in a board game for recess.
Borrower: Borrow a classroom item. They borrow pens, games, journals, etc.
Brain Break: Pick our brain breaks for the day. I go straight to my brain break Pinterest board here.
Buddy Read Aloud: Read aloud to the class with a buddy.
Center Cop: Make sure your group doesn’t break the rules. They love this! They feel like they are the boss of applesauce. And boy do they love tattling.
Chill Out: Take a 5 minute break. They need a break here and there. I wish I can have this one!
Read to Us: Choose the teacher read aloud.
Class Stamper; stamp papers for the teacher. They LOVE using my stamps & this helps me out!
I’m a Leader: Classroom leader of the day. They can lead the pledge, lead us reading, lead the line, etc.
Clean My Desk: Teacher cleans your desk. This is one of those special coupons I put aside.
Costume Caper: Wear a costume to school. They love this & the attention they get.
Daily 5: Pick 1st for Daily 5. My class gets called one at a time to choose. They love getting called first when they really want a certain center.
Dance Party: Let’s have a dance party. I will put on a Just Dance video from You Tube or they bring a CD & we dance around for a brain break or at the end of the day. This also gives them dibs on the cd player during indoor recess.
Doodle Time: doodle when I’m done. I will let them use my special supplies and doodle in their notebooks.
Doodle Fun: Doodle on the dry-erase board. They get to use my fun neon dry erase markers.
Double Center Time: double your center time. I love when they are really into writing or word work and want to stay.
Double Fuzzy Day: double your fuzzies for the day. My students use these when they plan on taking a large amount of AR tests.
Eat Outdoors: eat outdoors with your teacher. They love eating outside!
Put me to work: Extra job for the day. They BEG me for extra classroom jobs. They just love helping me out.
I Love to Read: Extra reading time. My students have a love for reading & always sigh when I tell them to put their book bins away.
Extra Tech Time: Students get extra time on the computers or Ipads.
Feeling Crafty: Make a craft project and show it off. My students love crafts. They can use your craft supplies or make them at home.
Front Row: Sit in the front row all day. This can be used during carpet time or story time.
Game Boy or Girl: Pick a game for us to play. I have a TON of smartboard games & they love to pick.
Get our of jail: Take your recess back. This is given to me when I take away a recess.
Classroom Grader: Help the teacher grade papers. They feel so special when they get to grade their classmates papers. I only allow this for morning work.
Help Wanted: Pick your classroom job. I have 20 different classroom jobs and they love being able to choose. They have their favorites.
Hubba Bubba: Chew gum in class.
Pillow Pet: Bring a pillow from home. They usually bring a pillow pet or those bright light pillows. 


Now here is some FREEBIE coupons (not included in either set) for you to try out with your little nuggets. Enjoy & let me know what you think! Click on any coupon to grab your freebie! Peace!




The first 5 stalkers that leave their email will get the new set for FREE! Don't forget to leave your email. I will be on the road tomorrow so I will email you Sunday evening or Monday.

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