Wednesday, January 30, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Paper Giveaway & a New Blog

I have finally finished my St. Patrick's Day digital paper set!! My new obsession!  The set includes 30 digital papers to use for your products! 

I'm giving away a set!! Enter Below!

Click HERE to grab a set! 

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013


The winner of my "Lot's of Love" Valentine digital paper pack is...Teacher Kirra!  Check your email, I'm sending them your way!  If anyone else would like to grab this paper pack with 66 digital Valentine papers, they will be on SALE until tomorrow night!

Click HERE to get yours! 


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Product Swap & a Giveaway!!

I am so excited for my first Product Swap by Jessica Stanford from Mrs. Stanford's Class! Click HERE to see all of the wonderful products that were swapped!!


I'm even more excited to be paired up with Mary from Teaching with a Mountain View!  I LOVE her task cards and other products!

Mary sent me two products to review and use in my classroom! YAY! My kids love task cards! Check out her January Reading Skills & Enrichment Task cards.  There are 56 cards that cover the following skills. 

Check them out HERE!

4 Main Idea Cards
4 Context Clues Cards
4 Sequencing Cards
4 Inference Cards
4 Compare & Contrast Cards
4 Cause & Effect Cards
4 Fact & Opinion Cards
4 Story Elements Cards
4 Literal Comprehension Cards
2 Point of View Cards
2 Author's Purpose Cards
16 Enrichment Task Cards

I love this task card pack!  Just print, laminate, and cut for the kids to use! 

Here are some examples of the skill cards that are included in the product!

Here is Mary's Inference Task Card Set {includes picture and text cards that are differentiated and aligned to Common Core}!  Love, Love, Love it!  This is a skill that all kids need to practice regularly and I will be including these cards in my Daily 5 rotation for the week.  

Click HERE to grab your set today!

There are 2 sets included {a blue set and a red set} that are differentiated!  Each set includes picture and text cards also.  There are 80 cards total!! This will give students plenty of opportunities to practice inferencing. 

Below is an example of the different questions for each cards {the red set is more advanced}!

The students record their answers on the record sheet below!

Hop on over to visit Mary at Teaching with a Mountain View or her TPT store!  She is also having a giveaway, so head over there NOW! 

Also check out her blog post about my products!  I am having a 20% SALE at my store today and tomorrow {TPT}!

I am also giving away 1 copy of my Lot's of Love digital paper set!  Just follow my blog and TPT store to enter!  I will choose a winner using Sunday night at midnight!  Don't forget to leave your email and note saying you have entered in the comments below! 


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lot's of Learning this Week & a Digital Paper Giveaway!

This will be our first full week back since Christmas break and we have lots to do!  This post is a little "peek" into our first full week back and I would like to reflect at the end of the week to see if the students accomplished everything I wanted them to! 

We will begin our week by reading an article from Scholastic News and working on main ideas and supporting details.  The article discusses having wild animals as pets and I have included an On-Demand Freebie below that I created to go along with the article. 

We will also be reading My Great Grandmother's Gourd by Cristina Kessler from our Treasures reading book.  With this story we will be working on main ideas and supporting details and comparing and contrasting two characters (more on this later).  

I use the Daily Five in my classroom and my students LOVE it!  To supplement the reading, writing, and language arts skills we have been working on, the students will be completing the following activities during the Daily Five rotations. 

Read to Self:  Students read their AR books of choice and complete a question card fan from Runde's Room.  The students choose one question and write their response in their journals (these pictures are from the fans she has made because mine are already laminated and at school!).  My students love these fans! Here is a post from her blog about them {Post}. 

Word Work: My students will be working on reviewing suffixes from my Suffix Mini-Unit and working on main ideas and details from this Main Idea Pack from Tracy Tegeler.  If my students complete their word work activities, they can work on their spelling homework for the week.  The students will also complete activities from on main ideas and details.  If you have not used this website you are missing out! It's free and has tons of resources!

*Note: I have put the main ideas and details activity with word work instead of read to self because we have started a new nine weeks and I want my students to have enough AR reading time. 

Work on Writing: Since on demand writing is HUGE in 5th grade, I have created an on demand stand alone prompt to go along with the Scholastic News article they are reading.  
*Students do not have to read the article to respond to the writing prompt.*  Click on the link below to grab yours for FREE! 

Read to Someone: My students will be reading their AR books to a partner and completing a question from the question fans from Runde's Room (found above).  They will record their answers in their reading/writing journal. 

I will also be throwing in some context clue activities close to the end of the week. 

My newest obsession...Digital Paper Sets!  I have started making these and I just finished up a new one this weekend!  You can get my Lot's of Love Valentine set HERE and my Wildflower and Chevron set HERE

I love I'm giving away BOTH of these sets to 4 lucky winners!! 
My Valentine set includes 66 digital papers and my Wildflower and Chevron set includes 30 digital papers! 

If you would like to win these two digital paper pack sets just follow by blog and TPT store for two chances to win!  Leave a comment telling me you did and your email! 

I will choose a winner Monday night at 9pm!

Have a great week!