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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Kindergarten Common Core

This year with teaching to the Common Core Standards, we have had to come up with many new things!

Have you seen this book yet?  It looks AMAZING!  This book has over 600 pages dedicated to the Kindergarten Common Core.  It has worksheets, activity centers and posters for all of the ELA and Math Standards.  Check out the sample pages at the link above (I promise you will be impressed!).  This looks like such a great resource to have!  The best part's only $39.99.  You can't beat that for so many activities!

And don't worry if you are not Kindergarten, they have them for other grades too!  Just follow the link above and you can easily find other grade options!

So hurry over and check it out now!!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Money Assessment

This is my first year teaching 2nd grade and I needed an assessment for my unit on money.  I searched and searched, but couldn't find anything that I liked to copy borrow.  I even tried Mastery Connect, one of my newest favorite sites to get assessments aligned to the common core standards, so I created my own!  

Feel free to use it if you can!  Clip art is from Clipart ETC, a Florida based site offering free math clipart for teachers.

Money Unit Assessment

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Have you heard of Dropbox?  My husband got me hooked!  I was constantly forgetting my flash drive or misplacing it and now I don't have to worry about any of that!  I have been using Dropbox for almost 2 years now and I am so glad that my husband introduced me to it!  With Dropbox you no longer need a flash drive or have to worry about whether you saved a file on your home or school computer.  You can even use Dropbox to share files on your blog through the Public folder!

Dropbox is a free web-based file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization.  

If you're interesting in using Dropbox, sign up through the link below and both you and I will get an extra 250 MB of storage free!

Click HERE to try out Dropbox for yourself.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Open House, a Freebie, and Pinerly

Before school starts we have a Curriculum Night to talk with parents and Open House is always in the Spring.  Our Open House is this Thursday and I still feel like there is so much to accomplish!  The students made a slideshow during computer to show their parents what it's like to spend a day in 2nd grade.  We also have been working hard on many projects to have on display.  This year I decided to re-create a student brochure that I came across last year to fit my class.  Ms. Morgart from Curls and a Smile created the original, which is perfect for a Fall Open House.  Be sure to check it out!  Feel free to grab a copy if you can use it!

I made a version for each grade K-3.

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade

Have you heard of Pinerly?  A Pinterest friendly dashboard made by Pinterest fans.  It's a new way to organize your pins and see your stats (kind of like blogger) and helps you to find pinners with your same interest, but they only let you try it out if you get people to sign up!  Would you help me out?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Blog Makeover

What do you think of the new design and title??  I absolutely LOVE it!!  

A very big THANK YOU to Erin over at Creating and Designing for my new blog design!  She even helped me with my new title!  I haven't really posted since moving to 2nd grade, but now with my new design and title I am all set!!

Erin is fabulous to work with and I think my blog speaks for itself!  If you are in need of a blog makeover, be sure to hop over and check out her portfolio!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A New Twist on Sticker Stories

I have been using sticker stories with my students this year as a choice in work on writing for Daily 5.  They get to pick 5 stickers to start their picture.  Then they add detail and write a story to match their stickers.  They have really loved this!  Who doesn't love stickers?  I buy the sticker packs that Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabrics, and ACMoore sell for $1.  They have lots of little stickers in a pack.  They always have them out for each holiday.

While blog stalking tonight, I read Cecilia's post at I Love 1st Grade for her new Work on Writing Labels-Sticker Stories. She was kind enough to let me try it out with my students! I am excited to offer this new choice to my 2nd graders! I'm sure they will love it!

Stop by her blog and check it out!