Saturday, July 30, 2011

It's Back to School Sale Time! 30 % OFF

I went shopping this morning and all the school sales put me the mood to throw a sale.  Everything in my Teachers Pay Teacher's store is 20% off until midnight on Wednesday.  When checking out use the promotional code B1T1S for an extra 10% off.  That's a total of 30 % off Don't miss out. Take a look now.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Hall Passes Hippie Theme

 This is a set of hall passes for your room. Stop by my TPT store to see other themes for passes.  If you don't see the theme you need, let me know and I will customize one for you. Download here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


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Thursday, July 21, 2011


If you are into inexpensive digital clip art, srapbooking clip art, downloadable crafts printables  and the like, check out the Digital Crafting Mall.  It has some great designers and some very cute clip art.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Too Cool for School Linky Party

I'm linking up with Belinda from I Love 2 Teach to tell you about a cool tip I use in my classroom!Join us and add your url on Belinda's site. I tell my students I am looking for a mystery walker when we go anywhere in the hall restroom. lunch, music, P.E. If the person I am watching is quiet and following the rules, they get a special Beanie Baby for their desk. They get to keep it on their desk until we have to go in the hall again and another student has a chance to be the mystery walker. The Beanie Baby may move to a new desk many times during the day, or just a few depending on how many times we are in the hall during the day.  If the mystery walker doesn't follow the rules or if you completely forget to watch someone, the Beanie stays on the desk where it was.You don't have to do this every time you travel in the hall if it is too much, but at the beginning of the year I do it a lot to reenforce behavior.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


New Look

I am changing grade levels and the style of my blog.  I will now be posting all the great things we are doing in Second Grade.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's Christmas in July

Christmas has come early this year. I'm throwing a Christmas in July sale at my TPT store. Stop  by and take 15% of all your purchases until 7/13/2011.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Parent Contact

I find it is becoming more and more critical to keep records of when you have contact with parents.  I made a form that I keep by my phone.  I fill it in every time I have a call a parent. If a parent stops in to talk to me I also make a note of it and just mark that the contact was in person and what the conversation was about. It is a good way to cover yourself if a parent says they had no idea their child was having a problem.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Story Wands

What better way to get children excited about reading than with story wands that kids will love to use! The wands feature simple questions that explore plot, character, setting and more. Just pass them out at reading time to get kids thinking about story elements and building comprehension skills as they go! Cut out the stars, laminate and attach to paint sticks. Download here.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

And the Winner Is...

I have reached 50 followers.  The winner of my Giveaway is Mrs. Melisi.  Please contact me so I can send you your Free Animal Habitats Activity.  Thank you to all my followers.
 This activity contains 8 different categories for animal habitats:
It also contains 8 labeled pictures of animals for each habitat. All 8 habitats can be used together or as few as 2 can be used to differentiate instruction.
It also contains 2 pages to list the animals for each habitat.
The pictures are clear and vibrant to catch a child's attention. 21 pages