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Friday, June 8, 2018

Saturday, September 9, 2017

2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChange South Korea

I've had some interest in my Winter Olympic items from 2014. Honestly, I haven't even begun to think about the Winter Olympics. My brain is still reeling from the first few weeks of school.

So, I spent some weekends and late nights getting my Winter Olympics items updated for 2018.

If you purchased any of my items back in 2014, you can go to your "purchases" page on Teachers Pay Teachers and get the new and improved items for free. This is my THANK YOU to everyone who purchased from me in the past.

Here are my new items for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Winter Olympic PowerPoint. This one is my favorite! It was a top 100 best seller in 2014. This time it is even better. I have a link to the olympic website to check the medal standings. I also added a link to see an example of "big air" which is a brand new sport to the Winter Olympics. FYI-The link is done is safeshare so that you don't have any iffy ads pop up while you are trying to teach.

 Winter Olympic Book for PreK and Kinder.

Winter Olympic Language Arts & Literacy Centers (Grades 3-4)

 Winter Olympic Book and Activities

Winter Olympics Math Centers/Task Cards


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wearing the Mom & Teacher Hat

This year I will have the opportunity to be one of 3 teachers for my son this year in 3rd grade. At my school we are departmentalized so I teach Science, Social Studies, Writing/Grammar/Spelling. For 1 1/2 hours I will be my son's teacher for these subjects. He will not be in my homeroom, but I will get the experience of teaching him.

I am typically a very "hands off" parent because I just hate to cross that line between mom and teacher. Since all the teachers know this fact, I wrote this little letter to the two other teacher's who get to also teach my son this year.

We are teammates which means we have to be in constant contact with each other throughout the day (especially being departmentalized). We call and text each other daily along with spending our conference time together.

So I wrote this very tongue in cheek letter to them as a play on "those parents" that are always there.
PS. This letter also had a Teacher's Pay Teacher's Gift Card attached to it.
FYI- Best teacher gift EVER is a TPT giftcard!!).

Sunday, January 8, 2017

3rd Grade Reading STAAR Test Prep - Bingo Game

If I have to make my students take an extremely hard test that is above their 3rd grade reading level, then I am going to try and make it as fun as possible.

I worked all weekend using the terminology found on previous reading tests. I realized last year that many of my students had trouble just reading the question and trying to figure out what it was asking.

I made this Bingo game for them.

Last year I made flashcards for them, but the STAAR test was quickly approaching. This year I am prepared!

If you are a Texas teacher, then check this Bingo game out at Teacher's Pay Teachers. I promise I made it cheap!

4 Types of Sentences

This year I have really begun using anchor charts. I know, teachers have used them for years and I'm just now getting on the bandwagon. Most times I scour Pinterest and then copy from the ones posted online. I normally NEED inspiration and then I can create it.

BUT, this time I used my own little brain to make one... SEE. Isn't it cute!

I always use the "Land of Tive" story to teach the 4 different kinds of sentences and I needed a visual to go with the story. This is what I made. Note, I am NOT an artist or claim to be one, but my class is always impressed and that is what counts. Right?!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Plural Noun FREEBIE!!

Check out my quick partner matching game for FREE at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. There are 26 cards (13 sets of partners). I pass out these card to my students and they have to find their matching partner. Cards include plural nouns like: cat/cats, box/boxes, man/men, fish/fish, and even harder ones for those GT students such as hypothesis/hypotheses. Multiple levels for all your students.

This is a great review game or even if you want to lead into your lesson to see what they know or can figure out on their own. 

Another fun way to present this activity it to tape it under their chair or desk. :) Lot of laughs! Plus it gets them up and moving!.

So click here to download the free matching game.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Summer Olympics 2016 - Rio de Janeiro

The Summer Olympics is coming up soon.

Two years ago I made a Winter Olympics PowerPoint and I had tons of great response about it. This year (even though it is not during school months) I went ahead and made a similar ppt for the summer games.

I've already shown it to my own children as we have begun discussing it at home and they are now fired up about watching it.

I am also teaching a summer reading program through our school district and town library. This years' theme is "heroes". One of the lessons will be on the Olympics and the Olympic Heroes. So I am going to be able to use it for that lesson also.

You can find my PowerPoint here.

If you are interested in more ideas and activities for the Summer Olympics, I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to the Olympics.