Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Reindeer Cookies

I made these cute cookies to go along with the story,
"Olive the other Reindeer".

You need just 3 ingredients: sugar cookies, M&M's, and chocolate covered pretzels (you can use regular pretzels)

If You Take a Mouse to the Movies...

I got this cute packet from First Grade Fever by Christine on Teachers Pay Teachers. My students loved reading the book by Laura Numeroff and doing all the fun activities!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Winter Wonderland Packet

Winter Wonderland Literacy Packet

Sunday, November 27, 2011


I always love a great sale! I'm throwing a sale at my TPT store for Cyber Monday! You don't even have to get up early and wait in line! Check out my store Monday to get 20% off great activities!

Winter Book Exchange

Are you looking to do a book exchange as part of your holiday activities? Once you have collected all of the books, choose names out of a hat to see which student gets to choose the book first! Students love getting new books!

Winter Book Exchange

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Get Your Voice Warmed Up!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE to sing in my class! We get out the microphone and bust out singing songs to help us learn. We sometimes even get up out of our seats to dance...especially to the doubles rap! These simple songs help the students remember what a sentence and statement is. I'll be "composing" lots more! :)

Statement & Sentence Song

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Questions? Questions? Ask Lots of Questions!

Place the question cards in a bag. You may do this during centers or the whole class. Students will choose question cards out of the bag. Using the word, the students will ask each other questions. Once they are finished, they will write 4 questions for the teacher to answer. The students LOVED writing questions to me and having me respond! :)

Question Game

Monday, October 31, 2011

Free Item on TPT

I just downloaded a "Sweet Treat" long e game FREE on Teacher's Pay Teachers. Click on the TPT icon on the top right!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Doubles Song

If you're teaching doubles, this is a great song to help students remember their facts. Thanks to Jennifer Matteodo who shared this with me! My students love it and ask to sing it everyday!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall Bulletin

We read the book The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown. After reading the story, I had the students write what happened in the beginning, middle, and end. Once they were finished we made scarecrows. I have my schoolhouse on the wall all year and will change with the seasons or activities that we do.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

First Time Blogger

I am so excited to get started on my first blog! I love teaching and can't wait to share some great ideas. Stay posted and come back to see some great activities.