## Friday, September 30, 2011

### Halloween Addition/Subtraction Flashcards - FREEBIE!!!

Woohoo, Friday!!!  :)  Here's the other freebie I promised you!
Have a fabulous weekend!

## Thursday, September 29, 2011

### Halloween Multiplication/Division FREEBIE!

Hey guys!  I've been super swamped at school...but I wanted to make sure I gave you a couple freebies this week!  :)  Here's a multiplication and division flashcard game for your students, Halloween style!  Click the link below to snag it!  Enjoy!  (The addition/subtraction version is coming out tomorrow!  Stay tuned!!!)

## Sunday, September 25, 2011

Here's a multiplication center I created to help my students better understand the relationship between addition and multiplication. The students will match repeated addition sentences with the corresponding multiplication sentence. They will also record matching sentences along with the answer on the recording sheet included.

Click HERE to get it from TpT.

Click HERE to get it from TN.﻿

## Saturday, September 24, 2011

### New Math Center....SNEAK PEEK! (plus another teacher's mult. UNIT!!!)

I'm loving my new clipart from Grafico!!!  Check back tomorrow for more info!  :)﻿

And I just saw that Terri has a multiplication unit coming out tomorrow!  Make sure you check out her stuff as well!

### Under the Sea Sight Words Center

Some of my kids need extra help with sight words, so I created a center to boost their accuracy and fluency.  These are 3rd grade words, but I figured 2nd and 4th graders could use these words as well (depending on their reading levels).  There are 9 pages of sight word cards (108 cards total).  There is an activity included where the students choose 10 sight words and use them to write 10 sentences.

Click HERE to get it from my TpT store.

Click HERE to get it from my TN store.

***Update:  I'm made one using some K and mostly 1st grade words.  If you want that one:

Click HERE to get the K-1 version from TpT.

Click HERE to get the K-1 version from TN.

## Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm pooped, so I'm taking the night off.  I will work on some things tomorrow and post them.  In the meantime, I know of a great place for you to snag some freebies!  :)

## Thursday, September 22, 2011

### Another great 3rd grade blog!

Check out Patti at her new FB fan page!

Hope everyone has a fabulous Friday!!!

## Wednesday, September 21, 2011

### The Versatile Blogger Award!

A huge thank you goes out to Tara at 4th Grade Frolics and Patti at A Series of 3rd Grade Events for giving me The Versatile Blogger Award!  You ladies are so super sweet!  They have so many amazing ideas and resources at their blogs.  You MUST check them out!

﻿Now I must tell seven things you probably didn't know about me.  So here we go:

1.  I'm completely addicted to Diet Dr. Pepper, coffee, and peanut butter M&M's.

2.  I'm a country girl at heart.  I was raised in a very small bubble and the "big city" of Atlanta has been very interesting to explore!

3.  I never get the right amount of sleep (but who does?!).  I can't seem to slow down at night and end up going to bed around midnight.  Then I turn around and wake up at 5:30am.  Hence the reason for #1.

4.  My favorite food is sushi.  I just started eating it about 4-5 years ago (thanks to my hubby), but now we hit up the all-you-can-eat sushi buffet on a monthly basis!

5.  I'm deathly shy.  Talking in front of adults and meeting new people is a really big challenge for me.

6.  I once scolded two young boys in Walmart for running up and down the aisles.  This included "the look" and a roll of wrapping paper.  No, I didn't hit anyone!  But it sure scared the crap out of those kids.  I saw them later on in the store...walking like angels next to their mom.

7.  If I wasn't a teacher, I would want to dabble in the following professions:  interior design, home/classroom organization, hair stylist, or reading/math centers guru.

Enough about me!  Here are 15 other bloggers that deserve this award as well.  Make sure you check them out if you don't already follow them!

Congrats to everyone!!!

## Tuesday, September 20, 2011

### Multiplication Center FREEBIE!

My kids and I are setting off on the wild journey of multiplication!  We watched this BrainPop video:

We have gone over different examples on the board, in groups, and created anchor charts.  But I know my kids need more practice before we dive any deeper!  So I created this center to use next week.  It covers repeated addition and models in order to find the product of each multiplication sentence.  You can snag it below for FREE!  :)

## Monday, September 19, 2011

### Money Center: Equivalent Amounts-Fewest Coins Possible

Sorry for late post...just got home from grad school.  Now for the good stuff!  Here is a center I created to help my students practice counting money.  One thing I wanted them to practice was making equivalent amounts.  They're doing ok with this, but more practice will make them even better at it!  The second thing I really want them to get better at is showing an amount using the fewest coins possible.

Click the picture to snag it.  It's only \$1.00!  :)

(From TpT)

(From TN)

## Sunday, September 18, 2011

Calling all blog stalkers!!!  I'm one.  I'll admit it.  :)  There are so many great blogs that I follow on Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, We Teach, and a couple other sites!  (Told you...I'm hooked.)

Here's our chance to find even MORE blogs!  Here's a link to my FB fan page where you'll find more blogs to "like" and check out.  Make sure you stop by Lesson Plan's Diva's blog to check out all the blogs who have linked up.  They're already sorted for you...making it so super simple for addict's like me.  Haha!

Happy linking, liking, and stalking!

## Friday, September 16, 2011

### Rdg/LA/Grammar Centers - FREEBIES!!!

Oh my goodness!  Friday is finally here!  And with that comes two freebies I whipped up.  I'm using these during centers as review.  Click the pictures to snag them yourself!  Have a fabulous weekend!  :)

Roll, Say, Play:  Adjective or Verb?﻿

Roll, Say, Play:  Nouns!
﻿

## Wednesday, September 14, 2011

### Landforms - Vocab Graphic Organizer and Assessment

While teaching my students about landforms, I gave them this graphic to record definitions, examples, and pictures.  I created an assessment to use at the end of our unit. The assessment includes a word bank.

Click the pic below if you would like to check it out at my TpT store.

It's also at my Teacher's Notebook store if you're a TN shopper. :)

## Tuesday, September 13, 2011

### Cultivating Great Students Into Outstanding Citizens!

The admin at my new school came up with a creed that we recite each morning.  At first it seemed cult-like, but then I started seeing the benefits.  No matter what grade a student is in or where they go throughout the building, they know what is expected of them.  I think they enjoy being role models to other students...everybody loves that feeling of being looked up to!  I really enjoy having something in place that cultivates school and classroom community.

Here is our creed:
What does your school do to promote community and citizenship?﻿

## Sunday, September 11, 2011

### In Remembrance...

I went to Prob/Stats that morning. Some people in class mentioned the plane crashes. We knew it wasn't an accident. I went home and watched the news in horror with my roommate, Lauren. My heart goes out to the families who lost loved ones that day. May they rest in peace.

Here are some pictures I took while in NYC in June of 2010.  Most of them were taken at St. Paul's Church next to Ground Zero.

## Thursday, September 8, 2011

### Writing SOS!

Hey friends!  Sarah over at The Morning Tweet has a huge question about implementing writing into her 5th grade classroom.  Please click on the pic below to head over and offer Sarah any wisdom, tips, or suggestions.    : )

## Wednesday, September 7, 2011

### "You really just said that?!"

That's what I was saying today around 2:30.
Long story short...my teammate and I switched classes because I teach Social Studies.  One of her Spanish speaking students said some choice words IN SPANISH thinking I didn't know what he was saying.

I'm livid.  I'm far from being fluent in Spanish, but I have three very close Puerto Rican friends who I consider sisters.  I've been around them enough to hear conversations and learn a little Spanish.  And like any language, I've learned good words and bad words.  It really angers me to think this child thought it was ok to speak like that in my presence, assuming I didn't understand him.

Has anyone else had this issue???  How do you deal with it???

## Monday, September 5, 2011

### Extra TpT Savings!

Teachers Pay Teachers just announced they'll be giving everyone a 5% discount today on all purchases.  Add that to my on-going sale and you get 25% off!  Woohoo!  Happy Labor Day everyone!

Make sure you use FLASH as the checkout code!

## Sunday, September 4, 2011

### My Top Ten!

Holy moly!  I feel extremely honored to have been nominated by not one, but two different blogger friends as a Top Ten Blog!  An enormous thank you goes out to Erica at Shepard's Shining Stars and Monica at The Schroeder Page!

And now for my top ten...it was SO hard to choose just ten!

Congrats everyone!

## Friday, September 2, 2011

### Building classroom community with Dr. Jean! :)

I found another awesome activity that relates to teambuilding and classroom community.  Dr. Jean posted this one named "Kind Hearts."  I can't wait to do it with my class next week!  Click the picture below to check out Dr. Jean's activity!

## Thursday, September 1, 2011

### Teambuilding/Classroom Community Activity!

My guidance counselor at my new school showed me the coolest way to promote teambuilding and community within the classroom.  You start with the teacher's name.  From there, each child adds their name to the poster.  The catch is you have to write your name using a letter from another classmate.  Here's an example:
Isn't that adorable?!  I had never seen this before.  Even if you get new students, they can add their names!  And then you can hang it on your wall to remind students that we're all in this TOGETHER!  :)  Enjoy!  Off to a Falcons game!  Rise up!