Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Currenty..... Lazy... Crazy Summer Days


I am linking up with Farley at Oh ' Boy 4th Grade

LISTENING  the to absolute silence..... My little 1 year old sleeping her little heart away!  Baby monitor humms 

LOVING that the laundry is completed and Day 2 of summer vacation is upon us! 

THINKING that I need to get packing for Vegas.  The exciting time to meet many people I "know" from cyberworld.  Packing for baby too that should be an adventure. 

WANTING time to slow down so I can enjoy the little.  

NEEDING a  long relaxing shower.... lunch..... and  a manicure wouldn't be so bad either!

All STAR  Yep... I am the all star procrastinator.  I make mental notes, map out how it goes and then forget about it, until the day before... stress..... and be crazy for 1 day!   Somehow, somewhere this all changed.  I was NEVER like this.  I always worked a little everyday until the day something was due.   I guess I was smarter back then.

Thank you for joining me this month.    My little sweetness, tush up in the air too...
Happy Summer!

If you want to join in on the CURRENTLY fun...... Join Farley 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

U R Appreciated!

The greatest week has finally arrived!  The week to be recognized and formally appreciated for the hard work we do everyday, even on weekends, vacations and summer too!  Also, this week is my birthday week, so I celebrate a little harder than most!  

As a thank you for your constant support and encouragement on those rainy, snowy, cold days a huge TPT sale. (Enter THANKYOU at check out for additional savings) I am joining in and discounting my store for this event.  

Here are some things my kiddos have been enjoying.   These activities are simple to create, some are just print and learn pages that can be easly slipped into a sheet protecteor. 

I appreciate YOU.... here is a math freebie from my store.  Click here to enjoy.  Don't forget to let me know what your students thinkg about it.  

Thursday, April 2, 2015

New place to shop!

Adventure.....something that will be exciting and new!  Yep, that is exactly what is happening today! I have been a buyer over at Educents, grabbing great deals and even some awesome freebies. When I was given the opportunity to be a part of their new EDUCENTS MARKETPLACE, I jumped on board.  Even though I teach special education students my resources are adaptable for all students. The students you homeschool, students looking for enrichment or early prep for the up coming school year, reinforcement from the past school year and so much more!  With the new launch of the Educents Marketplace, I have added some resources that include no prep printable activities and bundled phonics resources.     Click over and follow me at Educents.... Enter below for a chance to win $50.00 Edubucks to spend at the NEW MARKETPLACE!!!

If you don't have an Educents account.... No sweat!  Click here and create a FREE account and start saving today!

FREEBIE for you!

Enter for your chance to win some Edubucks, enter here!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Teachers ARE heros......

Just as the baby has falling asleep, I am now able to publish this post.  Tomorrow  TODAY  is the HUGE TPT sale.  

See here is the baby.... so cute huh.  I can watch her sleep all day!!  :) She is my little supergirl. 

I added some awesome NO PREP resources for the upcoming units. Here are TWO of my newest Successful Little Learner resources.  Click the picture to take you there. 

 A few followers have asked me to bundle and to also divide my unit.  So here they are.  

The  Mega Phonics bundle is just that a HUGE...MEGA....GIGANTIC zipped file of the See it, Read, it, Write it sets.  Colored and black.white activities    
See the picture of what is inlcluded in the MEGA bundle. 


This is the bundle that is only the NO PREP BOOKLETS.  It's the snme ppicture from above but just the booklets for easy print and do.  

THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY... grab these two FREEBIES.....  One is for March and the other is from my Febreaury Valentine's Love.  But you can always use it anytime to reinforce a skill.  If you are looking for Spring or anything else.... check out the FREEBIES in my store.  

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday.... Now a Funday!

Happy December, Happy beginning of the wonderful holiday season.  This year the holidays are so much more enjoyable because of Little Sweet Baby O.  She put the "THANKS" into Thanksgiving.  Family dinner with an 18 pound turkey was fun.... But passing around a 12.5 pound baby was all the more enjoyable.   In between returning to work and soaking up all my free minutes with the little princess I managed to finish this R-Controlled Vowels set!    This resource follows the same layout as my Blends and Digraphs bundles.  

Check them out and let me know what you think. 


My kinders are also becoming familiar with numbers to 10 so I made this cutie game for them to play during math centers and also indoor recess!  I ended up having to print them out on different colored paper, because they were all fighting over the pieces.  I guess it could be worse right? 

My students love these activities and I created holiday ones too.  These sets include modified and differentiated version of counting to 5.  Students count themed items, graph them and then complete additional activities based on their findings.  Check them out!  great for subs, additional fun practice or indoor recess.  

PSST... also don't forget about the HUGE sale starting tomorrow. My entire shop is going to be on sale.  Come by and snag a few things.. don't forget to leave feedback so you can buy MORE!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Famous Mathematicians

Sometimes a little love goes a long way.  My little student Alejandro was having a very rough week.  For a 5 year old boy to have so many issues, sometimes work needs to be put to the side and love needs to step in.  That's exactly what we did. My class paraprofessional found out that Alejandro wanted to be famous when he grows up.  He was "playing" a game on the computer in order to try to get him to open up about what was bothering him.  
Without going into details.... I have the ability to make him famous!   

He is on the blog today.  I told him that if he did some work for me, I would call the computer man and have him put it on the Internet for everyone to see!   

SOOOOO, Alejandro got right to work. He colored, counted and worked like a mad man so he could be famous.  After he worked I praised him like crazy, stickers of all kinds, and then I marched right over to my phone and called the computer man.  The computer man, AKA my former paraprofessional came to my class right away and took his work so that he can become famous.  
On Monday morning, I will show him that his work is now on the Internet!  With the encouragement and excitement, I hope to see Alejandro work more in class with  hopes to become famous. 

LADIES and GENTLEMEN, I am proud to introduce to you Alejandro and his Little Book of 7. 

 Here is some number hunting, writing, and representing. 

        Here Alejandro showed a ten frame, numbers before and      after with tally marks.  Then he showed his number using base  ten cubes and his favorite drawing the number.  He told me he did  hearts, because he loves me for making him famous.   

Here is the activity.  11 interactive booklets 

Also avaliable is the alphabet....

Friday, October 10, 2014

Autumn Fun with a Treat!

How is it possible that we are enjoying Autumn already?  Wasn't it just summer!?  I am still home enjoying the last few weeks of my little peanut. My Family Leave is coming to an end.  It won't be long before I am out the door at 6am and home by 5.   I head back to work right before Halloween.  I am not sure who will be more scared, the kiddos or me?   I haven't seen them or any of their work.  I left it to the leave replacement.  I figured why waste time and energy telling them how I would do things, when I will have to re-do it all!  Teaching special education is always a challenge, why not throw more into the mix and be a new mom too!   One of the push in support teachers called me and wanted to know if I had won the lotto so I could stay home,  because the class was CRAZY!  Just as I suspected.  So now I will enter the class with firm, routine activities and they will thrive on the "newness" and my excitement for meeting them and sharing all about my wee little one. 

Even though I have not been in the room, I have been sending in activities for the kiddos to do.  The recent one I sent with the Autumn Centers. This center set is really light on the prep..... basically no prep.  Some colored copies for table labels and desired math centers.  Straight cuts nothing fancy and all student response forms are black and white.

So since I created this set of centers, I thought it would be a good idea to ask the teacher taking over for me to takes photos.  Right, not to hard.... she did.  She took photos on an ipad that she couldn't figure out how to download and send them to me.  So the clever one took a picture of the ipad screen!  REALLY.... is this what I have to deal with.  I apologize in advance for the blurry and not so pretty pictures.  I can only imagine the mess that awaits me.   So here are some photos of photos of my class and our buddy class do Autumn centers.

The students did weighing measuring with unifix cubes, counters, and CANDY CORN too!

Everyone loves to paint.  So this group  is doing some pumpkin detail work.  The girls always love to be creative and draw/paint.  The boys always want to cut open the pumpkin.  But I tell them they have to use the details from the pumpkin to create a scene

Pumpkin Circumference  Students are working together to determine the circumference of this big 'ol pumpkin. 

(Don 't you love the lil Educlips kid heads?)

Also included but not photographed are writing centers that have students writing informational writing How to GROW a pumpkin and How a Pumpkins Grows!  More math activities with Autumn counting learning mats and student interactive  worksheets.

I am also sending this in for them to get started on too.  Hoping these little monsters will be little angles by the time I get there!  Otherwise we will not do anything fun.    I am actually secretly hoping that these activities give me rock star status with them and they will want more!  

PSSST... you made it all the way to the end!  Here is a little TREAT for you.  Enjoy and thank you for following me.