Monday, December 30, 2013


I know we are all gearing up for the rest of the school year so I am having a sale in my TPT store!!! Everything is discounted 20% today, 12/30, & tomorrow, 12/31.  Grab what you need and save a little money!!!!  Here are a couple of my new units that you can save on:

Reading Street Ruby in Her Own Time

First Grade Envision Math Topic 10

Saturday, November 30, 2013


It's time for one of my favorite sales!!! TPT Cyber Monday and Tuesday Sale!!! You can save 28% off any of my units....just use the code CYBER.  I have added the following to my store:

This is a great unit to purchase for the weeks before Christmas.  It contains activities for If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Gingerbread Friends and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Literacy Activities for Reading Street The Big Circle

I've finished the unit for The Big Circle!  I must say this one is a favorite of mine!  I love the dinosaur craftivity/research project!  Here are a few pictures:

Thursday, November 7, 2013

And the Winner is.....


Email me at and I will send the unit to you.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I'm Thankful So...It's Give Away Time!

It has been a year since I started creating units for TPT and I am so thankful for the blessing this adventure has become!  So...I am giving away my Pilgrim Children unit to one lucky winner!  All you need to do is comment below with something you are thankful for. I will post the winner tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. central time. Ready, set, go!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Community Workers Lap Book

As I was working on my latest unit I realized that I needed to offer the lap book separately.  This lap book focuses on community workers and would work perfectly in your Social Studies lessons.  I am loving lap books.  My firsties last year really liked making them!  I've included several web resources also.  Here are some pictures. 

Literacy Activities for Who Works Here

Literacy Activities for Who Works Here are finished! In the unit you will find all of the regular activities and a lap book for your firsties to create. I also included several web resources for silent e videos and online books. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Techie Kind of Blog

Just a quick post tonight to introduce you to a new blog.  My bestie at school has FINALLY jumped into the blog world!  Woohoo!  If you are looking for new ways to use technology in your classroom she is the person for you!  Sayward has some great ideas about how to use padlet, Edmodo, and iPads.  Go check out her new blog: 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

New Units: The Farmer in the Hat and Pilgrim Children

I have finished two new units!  The first is a unit on Pilgrim Children.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year so I wanted to create an engaging activity for firsties.  With the common core it is so important for our firsties to become independent learners and with this unit they can research and find the answers on their own.  

For all my first grade teachers that are looking for a little something extra to add to Reading Street I have finished the unit for The Farmer in the Hat.  Woohoo!  I think I have 4 more stories to complete and I will have units for ALL the Reading Street stories.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Cause and Effect FREEBIE

Quick post tonight....I am working with my fourth grade teachers on cause and effect.  I  created this anchor chart  and wanted to share with you guys too.  Enjoy!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Envision Math Topic 5 Focus Wall and LIteracy Activities for A Big Fish for Max

Two more units are now complete!!! Yay!!! I finished the Envision Math Topic 5 Focus Wall and the Literacy activities for A Big Fish for Max.   Let me tell you that forming these I can statements for the focus walls has really helped me to see exactly how these topics build on each other.  I know we are all extremely busy but unwrapping standards and writing the I can statements are extremely helpful in understanding what needs to be taught. :0)  Here are the latest two units:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Get the Egg & Animal Park Literacy Activities Plus a Math Freebie

Wowsers,  I have been a busy Instructional Partner this week!!!! One of the highlights this week was teaching reading to some sweet firsties!!!  Loved it!!  

I finally finished the literacy activities for Get the Egg and Animal Park.  As a big THANK YOU for being so patient with me I have included a math freebie,  Addition and Subtraction strategy cards. :0) Here are some pictures of all the units.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Envision Math Topic 4 Focus Wall

Whew!  I have finished the focus wall for First Grade Envision Math Topic 4.  Here are a few pictures. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Big Blue Ox and A Fox and A Kit Literacy Acitivities

Oh my gosh, ya'll I am loving my new job as an instructional partner but sure do miss my firsties!!  I love  to create so finishing up these units is my creative outlet.  The firsties at my school made the Pig in the Wig craftivity and hung them in the hall. I told them I would take pics and post them on the blog so they could be watch for that post. 

I have finished the units for The Big Blue Ox and A Fox and A Kit.  Here are a few pics:

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