Friday, April 20, 2012

Jen's Kinder Kids

Check out Jen's Kinder Kids for a great new unit! Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Mitchell 20

Has anyone seen this documentary?  I definitely WANT to see it as soon as it's in  my area.  Total teacher geek, I know! LOL


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tagged again!

Jen over at Jen's Kinder Kids has tagged me. 
 Here Are The Rules:
* Post these rules
* Answer the 10 questions that the tagger posted for you
* Create 10 questions of your own to ask the people that you're about to tag
* Tag 10 people and link them with your post (and let them know they've been tagged!)
So…let’s get to know each other a little better, shall we?



Here are Jen's questions.  My answers are in PURPLE. ☺


1. How long have you been blogging?
A little over a year.
2. What is your favorite book?
My Open Court teaching manual, only kidding! My new fave is Hunger Games.
3.Who is your favorite children's author?
Doreen Cronin
4. Mountains or Beach?
Beach PLEASE!
5. What is your favorite number?
12
6. Who is one of your favorite teacher bloggers?
Too many to list.  However, Jennifer at First Grade Blue Skies is super sweet.  She comments on tons of posts.
7. What is you favorite subject to teach?
Reading
8. How many kids are in your class? 
ONLY 22 this year--what a treat!
9. Do you have a teacher assistant?
Yes, but only for a little over an hour a day.
10. What is your favorite drink?
Dt. Coke with lime.  

Now I have the honor of tagging 10 other bloggers again.  I'm gonna use the same questions, since I really want answers to them!

Here Are The Rules:
* Post these rules
* Answer the 10 questions that the tagger posted for you
* Create 10 questions of your own to ask the people that you're about to tag
* Tag 10 people and link them with your post (and let them know they've been tagged!)
So…let’s get to know each other a little better, shall we?

I'm tagging the following teachers:












Here are my questions:

1.  What kind of work would you do if you weren't a teacher?
2.  What's your favorite part of the day with your students?
3.  Do you have a smartboard in your classroom? If so what do you use it for the most?
4.  Is your principal friend or foe in your building?
5.  How often do you have faculty meetings?
6.  Do you get prep times during the school day?
7.  How much money do you spend on your classroom and supplies in an average school year?
8.  What reading series do you use?
9.  What math series do you use?
10.  What do you think about Common Core?

Let the running begin!






Monday, April 9, 2012

And the winners are....

Congratulations to all three winners and thank you everyone for joining my giveaway.  I enjoyed reading about everyone's spring break.  First day back tomorrow for me after 11 days off--YIKES!!


First place winner of a $ 30.00 Amazon e-card:


Second place winner of 2 $ 10.00 TpT gift certificates:


Third place winner of my spring bundle:



Final hours for my BIG TIME GIVEAWAY and sale!

I'm enjoying my final hours of spring break, and dropping by with a message to say: If you haven't entered my giveaway yet--now's the time.  My awesome giveaway ends at 9:00 PM EST tonight.  Click here to see the prizes and to enter ---> GIVEAWAY!  Sale at TpT and TN also ends tonight.  



Sunday, April 8, 2012

I've been tagged!

Miss Nelson over at Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera has tagged me....So, now that I'm it--I'm gonna run around and "gently" (that's what I tell my firsties ☺) tag other bloggers!  Here we go!


Here Are The Rules:
* Post these rules
* Answer the 10 questions that the tagger posted for you
* Create 10 questions of your own to ask the people that you're about to tag
* Tag 10 people and link them with your post (and let them know they've been tagged!)
So…let’s get to know each other a little better, shall we?


Here are Miss Nelson's questions, my answers are in purple!
Here are my 10 questions :
1.       Which do you prefer teaching Reading or Math?
Reading
2.       Where's your favorite place to find clip art?
I ♥ Scrappindoodles!
3.       Do you count spelling tests as a reading or writing grade?
I count them as part of the reading grade.
4.       Favorite website for your students?
I ♥ raz-kids.com
5.       Point and shoot camera  or DSLR?
DSLR
6.       Do you arrive to school early or stay late?
BOTH! LOL But more early than late.
7.       Coke or  Pepsi?
Dt. Coke with lime please!
8.       Michael’s or Hobby Lobby?
♥ them both, I visit Michael's more than Hobby Lobby though.
9.     What is your favorite read aloud?
Skippjon Jones
10.   Winter Break or Spring Break?
Hmmm decisions, decisions...they're both nice--but since I'm just now finishing up a lovely spring break, I'll choose spring break. ☺

I'm tagging the following teachers:

Here are my 10 questions!
1.  What kind of work would you do if you weren't a teacher?
2.  What's your favorite part of the day with your students?
3.  Do you have a smartboard in your classroom? If so what do you use it for the most?
4.  Is your principal friend or foe in your building?
5.  How often do you have faculty meetings?
6.  Do you get prep times during the school day?
7.  How much money do you spend on your classroom and supplies in an average school year?
8.  What reading series do you use?
9.  What math series do you use?
10.  What do you think about Common Core?

Let the running begin!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Giveaway Time and a SALE!

So, this past week has been wonderful...SPRING BREAK.  I went away for a few days "up north" to Bar Harbor, Maine.  Or "Bah-Haba" if you're a Mainer! What stunning scenery. 
                                                     



 Somewhere along the 8 1/2 hour drive up to Maine, I realized I missed my "1st Blogiversary"! OH NO! WHAT?!  I know!  So I was thinking...In honor of my 1st Blogiversary, Spring Break, Easter,  and the fact that we actually got the Monday after Easter off this year....It was time for a giveaway, and a sale.  Every item in my TpT store and my Teachers Notebook shop is 20% off through Monday, April 9th. YAY!


You have 4 chances to enter.  
1.  Follow by blog and follow my TpT store, or already be a follower, and leave a comment. 
1st, 2nd - For All Subject Areas - TeachersPayTeachers.com
 2.  Follow my blog and add my Teachers Notebook Shop to your favorites list, or already have it on faves, and leave a comment. 

3.  Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me about your spring break, vacation, staycation, or lack thereof.  (In years past our district had a long weekend, and NO spring break!)


4.  Follow my blog and blog about my giveaway and leave me a link in your comment.  


Onto the PRIZES!  YAY!


First place: $ 30.00 Amazon e-card. (I ♥ Amazon!)




Second place: 2--$ 10.00 TpT gift certificates ($20.00 total)




Third place: A spring bundle from my TpT store.  Includes: In a Garden ELA Common Core Unit, You're Bugging Me! Common Core 10 more and 10 less, and Inchworm Measuring for Common Core.  




Giveaway ends on Monday, April 9th at 9:00 PM EST.  The winners will be announced shortly thereafter.