Celebrating My Birthday with a Sale!!!

I am celebrating my birthday with a sale in my TPT store for 10% off everything.  You can get to my TPT store by clicking my birthday sale sign.
Take a look at some of my newest products that can help make your life easier!
Sight Words Pack for List 1 Dolch Words
Lists 2-11 Coming Soon!

Morning Work Pack for Math
Other Volumes coming soon!!!
Morning Work - Homework for Math Aligned to Common Core
You will enjoy a birthday freebie on Wednesday!!! Be on the look out!!!
Until then here are some freebies you may like to grab!!!
Living vs Non living Sort
Living and NonLiving Sort for Younger Students
Common Core Mini Books for Math
Common Core Math Mini Books FREEBIE

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Product Swap with Teacher to the Core

I was also paired with Katie Knight over at Teacher to the Core.
Here is her wonderful blog!!!

Teacher to the Core

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Katie has a wonderful unit on Ecology that will teach kids all about the Earth and how to take care of it.  It is called Easy Ecology: Common Core Informational Text, Test, Art, and More for Earth Day.  The kids will get to be "Planet Protectors".  My kids were so engaged with this unit and really learned how to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Here are a few highlights from the unit!!!

Student Mini Book-  This mini book features all the vocabulary that goes hand in hand with ecology.  We learned big words such as conserve, ecology, reduce, ruse, and recycle.  This is an interactive mini book so the students were able to complete it as we learned about ecology and Earth.

Ecology Tree Map- We used this to record ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Helping/Hurting the Earth Quiz-  After we learned all about Ecology.  We took a fun quiz about things that help the Earth and things that hurt the Earth.  Here is a sample of the 12 questions that the students were asked.  They recorded their answers on the recording sheet.
Earth Day Word Work- We had a lot of fun practicing our weekly spelling words by writing them in pencil, pen, and marker.
Earth Day Craftivities-  We love craftivities in my room.  I had half of the students tell about redusing electricity and the other half told about reducing water.  Here are some samples below.  They loved it!!!
Planet Protector Certificate- At the end of the unit they were rewarded these and they were overjoyed.
I just loved Katie's Unit.  And my kids did too!!!
You can find it here on TPT!!!
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Let's Get Acquainted!!!!

It's that time again...
Let's Get Acquainted!!!!

Topic: My Classroom
We spend so much time in our classrooms.  It can be like a second home.  We will get acquainted today by sharing three(3) of our favorite areas in our classrooms.
1. Word Wall of fame
When you enter my room this is probably the first thing you will notice.  I have a movie star/popcorn theme.  I took this picture at the beginning of the year.  I do have words on there now. lol
2. Birthday Board
I love my birthday board.  I found these bags at Publix and got yellow tissue paper to put inside.  I have the names of the students on the bags for their birth month. I made the month labels myself.  When I started on TPT I only was doing the decorative items for the Hollywood theme.  I am so happy that I ventured into making units and such.
3. My Door
I love my Hollywood themed door.  I have gotten a lot of compliments on it.  I was at the school working so hard at the beginning of the year.
Now it is your turn to link up!!!!!
Don't forget to include the linky graphic with a link back to my blog so others can join in on the fun. 
Feel free to link up all week.
Remember to share some love to others as you are linking up by following their blog, commenting, or just reading their posts.
Have fun!!!

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Issy Books Set for Emergent Readers

Hi Everyone!!!
 I was very fortunate to get a free book series to try out with my class!!!
It is called Issy Books for Emergent Readers!!!
It is a great set!!!  It came with the cutest little tote to carry your books in.

I have been using these books with my firsties and they love them.  They think it is so cool that a student around their age illustrated these books. 

I love how the books are just right for my students.  There are words that we are learning that they get to practice when they read one of these books.  They have been great in our reading center and during guided reading practice.  My kiddos love the animals.

My personal favorite is Jimmy the Giraffe.  It is such a cute story that helps students accept things about themselves.  They also realize that everyone is different but it is ok to be.

Here is a picture of the author and the illustrator. Click on their picture to read their bios.

      Meet Issy and Pat
You can check out the website by clicking on the picture below.

Try the free Sample Copy below.  Click on the picture to go to the website to download!!! 
Snappy the Crab is just one of many colorfully illustrated books by 5-year-old Isybilla Gee.

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Let's Get Acquainted and a FREEBIE!!!

Hi everyone.  I am super duper late getting this up.  I am so lazy.  Anyways I hope you will still link up throughout the week.

TOPIC - Skittles Game
Here is the code:
Red- Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
Orange- Favorite Memory from College
Yellow- Favorite Sports Team
Green- Favorite Fast Food Place
Purple- Wild Card(Tell anything about yourself)
My favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla. I know it is boring but you just cant go wrong with a vanilla cone! :)
My favorite memory from college is living in the dorms.  It was a lot of fun to be down the hall from my friends.  It was easy to go visit and not have to drive.  We loved hanging in each other's rooms.  I really do miss it. 
My favorite sports team is the Boston Celtics.  I am not a fan of Miami or the Lakers. Sorry. lol
mmmmmm....... I would have to say Wendy's.  I love their burgers, salads, chicken nuggets, baked potatoes, etc. I grew up eating lots of wendys.
I am thinking about getting my first pet ever in life.  I want a dog.  What kind should I get?
Feel free to link up anytime during the week!!!
Click here to view a freebie page from my Morning work packet for Common Core Math!!!  I will be using it with my kiddos in the fall.

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Yay for Tennessee Bloggers!!! and Let's Get Acquainted Again!!!

Soooo....... Elizabeth from Kickin' it in Kindergarten had an awesome idea!!!!  A blog Hop for Tennessee Teacher bloggers!!!!  I am so grateful to participate. I love this idea!!!!

By the way Elizabeth's blog is super cute!!!
You can check it out by clicking on her blog button!!!
Kickin it in Kindergarten

I love her owl theme on her blog.  You can find lots of freebies on her blog and she has the best products in her TPT store.  I saw so many nice products in her store.  You should definitely check out her Fairy Tales unit.  I am glad to connect with more Tennessee teacher bloggers.

And here is my freebie!!!

Hop on over to see more Tennessee Bloggers!!!

Let's Get Acquainted Again!!!

Topic - Stranded on an Island-What three things would you have to have with you?

(Sorry I am not posting mine now.  About to travel back home. Im doing this quick before I get on the road.

Anyways feel free to link up.


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