Monday, March 16, 2015

Are You A Grasshopper?

Do you use these Backyard Books in your classroom? 
There are several different animals that Judy Allen made these books for. They are GREAT sources of research for kids when writing information animal pieces- which we are starting this week! Check them out on Amazon by clicking the image above!

We will be choosing our animals at the end of the week for our research projects. I am so excited, this is one of my favorite writing units to work on! Who doesn't love learning more about animals?! Once my kiddos pick their animal, they will start using books and iPads to research. I made a new research organizer this year, too. 

You can download it to use for your kiddos by clicking the image above! 

I blew a few of these up into posters so we could do some animal noticings together before the kids got to do theirs independently. I think it helped them see exactly what I wanted and what they were looking for in their own papers. 

Now, I am off to get a snack :) 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunny Sunday!

Did you have beautiful weather today? It was 77 here today in Upstate, South Carolina. Madden and I practiced our t-ball and we even got to eat our dinner outside on the picnic table! I think I may have even got a bit of sun! Praise the Lord!

I also met an exciting milestone on my late last night. You guys have been so awesome to me and when I saw 202 LIKES on my page, I almost cried! I decided that I couldn't let it go unnoticed and I wanted to give a little back to y'all! If you like my Facebook, click on my Freebies for Fans tab. You can now download my Guided Reading Teacher Toolkit for FREE! Yep. Everyone else still has to pay for it on my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. You can read more about my Toolkit and how I use it by clicking the image below.

Onto the NEW stuff! I just finished my Easter ELA Centers tonight and posted them on my TPT. The pack has 6 ELA Centers that focus on 2nd grade CCSS skills. Get them now, just in time for Easter! You can click on either image below to head over to my shop and take a closer look!

Can I end with a sweet little picture of our baby B, too? 

Thursday, March 5, 2015


I have GOT to get better about blogging! I am having a killer time because... This pregnant mama is wore out! 

Did you check this new pack out yet? I know some of you still have snow, but for those of you who are enjoying a bit warmer weather... 15 pages of ELA and 15 pages of Math! All with NO colored ink! 

My kiddos love cut and glue activities like these:


So... I did kick it up enough to host a giveaway for my new Spring No Prep Pack on my Facebook! If you head over there, you can click on the post to comment and like. That's it! You're entered!!