Sunday, January 4, 2015

Valentine's Day Idea

I know it is a bit early to be thinking about Valentine's Day, but.....I have spent a lot of my "vacation" on Pinterest!
I saw this picture:
 Source was   I didn't find this exact picture when I searched
her site, but she has lots of cute ideas.  Check it out!
The original idea was to write a love note to your kids each day in February and hang it on their bedroom door.  Here is my idea for the classroom:
Give each student a heart.  Have them write something they love about the classroom, school, etc. and display them!  You could do this once, everyday from February 1-14, or daily the week leading up to Valentine's Day!  Easy prep, cute & builds classroom community!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Winter Math Unit **FLASH FREEBIE**

I have updated my Winter Math Unit.  It is now 176 pages and has 14 different Roll and Color and BUMP games!

I included more games for second graders or those K and firsties who need enrichment.

It will be free until Sunday morning.  Feedback is greatly appreciated!

Click the picture to grab it!

Sunday, November 30, 2014


Easy prep Math Centers/Stations and a few fluency pages.
Grab it for FREE while you can!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Elf Glyph {FREEBIE}

Here is a little {FREEBIE} I will be using next week for Elf Week!  I hope your students enjoy it! Click the picture for the link.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Thanksgiving FLASH Freebies

I updated my Thanksgiving units.  They will be free for a bit!  Let me know if you like or use them!
Click on the pictures for the links.


Thursday, October 2, 2014


I have updated my Halloween Units.  Click the pictures for the link!
How about a flash freebie in honor of my TPT TBT?  They will be free until I get home this evening! Feedback and sharing is greatly appreciated!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Main Idea

We started Main Idea in 1 & 2 this week. It always seems to be a difficult skill!  Of course I searched Pinterest for ideas. I kept seeing the circle maps with a question mark in the middle. I thought they were a great idea but since I am not exactly an artist I decided to create some with clip art.  I just LOVE clip art! 
After watching a BrainPop Jr. we played Main Idea Mystery with the circle maps I made. The kids did great. (I made them fairly obvious since this was an introduction!)  For morning work the next day the students created their own Main Idea Mystery Map. They loved that MY homework would be to figure out their mystery!
Since we have been learning about Johnny Appleseed we created a Main Idea anchor chart about him.  I tweaked the poster from a post I saw by Abby at The Inspired Apple!
Today we are going to find the main idea in pig & spider informational texts. (We are just finishing up Charlotte's Web!)

Do you have any "go to" main idea ideas? Would you be interested in the Mystery Main Idea maps I created?