Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Unit and a Sale!!!

I needed a mini-unit to review the suffixes -able and 
-ible with my kids this week.  
It includes posters, a matching game, a suffix word list, an assessment, and a teacher key!  
You can find my unit HERE! And it's on SALE!!!

Cyber Monday and Tuesday Sale...and I started my SALE tonight!
I am super excited for the sales and I have been holding a ton of things in my wishlist for weeks!! Here are some items you can find at my TPT store! 

Have a great Monday! Enjoy!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thank you and a Teaching Blog Nomination!!

I have recently joined the blogging world and I have learned so much already!!! I just wanted to say 
Thank You to my followers and the many other blogs I read daily that have helped me to become a better teacher!  

In other news...I am thrilled to be nominated for the Liebster Award by the following lovely ladies!!  
Thank you, Thank you! 
The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers by established bloggers (less than 200 followers), in order to recognize them, let them know that they are appreciated, and to spread the word about new blogs. The rules are:
  • You must post 11 random things about yourself.
  • Answer the questions that the nominators set for you.
  • Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
  • Choose 11 blogs you love (with less than 200 followers) and link them in your post.
  • No tag back, (but please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so that I can learn more about you!)

Here are ll random things about me: 
1. I am only 28 and I have survived Breast Cancer twice!
2. I am a tad OCD about things being clean and organized. 
3. I live in Indiana but drive to Kentucky to teach. 
4. I make at least 3 "To Do" lists a day...crazy I know! 
5. I have recently started my own small business {Purple Sundae Boutique}. 
6. I LOVE reality TV!
7. I drink Dr. Pepper like it's water. 
8. I have a wonderful husband that supports me no matter what crazy idea I come up with! 
9. I have 2 dogs...Peyton and Carlos. 
10. I have always wanted to be a country music singer, but I cannot sing! 
11. I am officially obsessed with the blogging world and I love reading other teacher's ideas! 

Here are 11 questions from Lori at The Reinspired Teacher:
(Since I was nominated more than once, I decided to answer the questions from the first person)!

1. What is something you've always wanted to do but haven't tried yet?
I would love to travel with my husband one day! 

2. If you couldn't be a teacher, what would you choose for your career?
I really don't see myself doing anything else! I love being a teacher!  

3. What was your very first job?
I was a cashier at a grocery store. 

4. What was the last book you read (personally, not for your class or children)?
I can't remember the last time I read a book that wasn't a novel for my kids to read! 

5. What is your favorite animal?
Dog, for sure!

6. How long have you been blogging?
Since October of this year.  I am still trying to figure everything out and find time to write!

  7. What is your favorite TV show?
Parenthood...I cry every week!

8. What is one item you can't live without?
My iPhone...the ONLY place I don't take it is into Church. 

9. What is your favorite food?
Chicken and Dumplings. 

10. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Both!  There are times when I need peace and quiet to think and get organized, but I also love to be with family, friends, and coworkers. 

11. Do you play games on the computer? if so, what is your favorite?

Here are the 11 questions for the blogs I have nominated:
1. Do you have a hobby?  If so, what is it?
2. What is one item that you could not live without?
3. What is your favorite teaching resource or tool?
4. When did you start blogging?
5. What is your favorite TV show?
6. What is your favorite Holiday to celebrate in the classroom? 
7. How long have you been teaching?  What grades have you taught?
8. What is your best teaching memory?
9. What is your favorite holiday dish?
10. What is your favorite thing about being a teacher?
11. What is your favorite sport or team?

Here are the blogs I have nominated:

Coming Soon...a 50 follower giveaway!! I know I'm past 50, but I am so excited to have people who want to read and follow my blog and what better way to say thanks!  Stay tuned this week! 

Enjoy every minute with your family and friends! 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Teachers Helping Teachers

Many teachers AND students have been effected by Hurricane Sandy.  If you would like to help by donating  units or resources you have on the link below!  Mrs. J at The ESOL Odyssey has been so kind to sponsor this! 

I have donated these products to teachers in need!  They are just small units (to me), but any little bit will help!  I COULD NOT imagine my whole classroom or resources gone!  But surviving would be thanks enough!! Materials can always be replaced! 

Don't Forget to Donate! 

Have a great day! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

What are you Thankful for?

I have joined the Thankful linky party from Stories By Storie!  Here are the Top Ten things I am Thankful for!

Head on over and Link up too!! I would love to know what you are Thankful for! 


Saturday, November 3, 2012

FAP IT! Activity and November Currently

This year is flying by!! I can't believe it's already November and only 2 weeks until Thanksgiving!

Before I get to my November Currently...I have posted a new item that I use with my kids to help them identify the form, audience, and purpose of a piece of writing.  It's called FAP IT!  After students identify the form, audience, and purpose for a piece of writing OR for a prompt they are going to respond to (ex. On-Demand prompts) then they can press their "FAP" button and answer aloud or tell a partner! 

My students LOVE this activity!  There are FAP buttons to laminate and 6 different sets of FAP cards for the students to fill out.  I use this as a whole-group activity, partner work, and at my Work on Writing station. 
Check it out HERE!
Now on to the CURRENTLY!  I love the beginning of each month because I think these are so fun!

I am currently listening to the Notre Dame football husband is a HUGE fan and gets way too into the games!! So I just work on school work because it's just a game right?!?

I have sooo many papers to grade!  I can't wait for Tuesday to get here so I can get stuff done! And Vote, of course!

Christmas is my FAVORITE time.  I mean I want to pull my decorations out now and put them up! Don't get me wrong, I love Thanksgiving, but it's so hard fitting in all of my family in two days!

I am wanting a new pair of TOMS, but seriously their are so many colors, I can't just pick one!

I am needing someone to grade all of these writing pieces!!! Any takers out there?

Being that I drive about 30 minutes to school everyday I need a good CD because radio talk shows get real old in the mornings!  So I currently have Kenny Chesney's new CD in my car.  I love it! 

Link up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade!

Have a great Day!