June 27, 2016

Wacky Watermelon Math Centers {with recording sheets and extra printables}


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This unit included 10 watermelon math centers with recording sheets and extra printables. They are perfect for the beginning or the end of the year or if you are teaching summer school. Or, heck.. just use them anytime! They are cute enough that you will find a place to squeeze them in!

Here is what is included:


Count the tally marks + recording sheet

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Shape match + follow up cut and paste printable

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Numberword match (zero-twenty) + 2 follow up printables


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10 frame cards + recording sheet


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Count by 5’s (#'s 5-200) + 3 follow up printables


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Ordering numbers  + 3 follow up sheets


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Addition facts + recording sheet

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What number comes next + recording sheet


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Even and Odd Sort Cards + follow up sheet


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Fill in the missing numbers + recording sheet



The matching centers above fit perfect in a pocket chart or can easily be used on the floor or at a table.

I use the follow up printable sheets as early finisher work or as morning work if we have time. They are optional but great to have on hand as an extra activity to go along with the centers.








June 24, 2016

Five for Friday {Link Up.. June 24}

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A quick trip into Goodwill makes for some super fun finds. A dino that will get to hang out on our "theme table" during Dino week and 4 word books that are great for sentence writing but will also be enjoyed by my boys. For a total amount of $2.00. 


I spent one afternoon working on this box of laminated centers to be cut while trying to get through the 20 episodes of General Hospital that I am behind on. Oh the struggle...



And speaking of TV.. my favorite summer show has started! Do you watch Big Brother?

If so.. do you also watch the Live Feeds? Big Brother After Dark? Read the spoiler blogs? I LOVE LOVE this show but I have never watched the Live Feeds and I tried to watch the After Dark shows last year but it was too much jumping around for me. But.. I do read the spoilers especially when the HOH competitions leave us hanging until the next shows. 

Right now my favs are: Corey, Frank, Zakiyah {she is a preschool teacher!}, Nicole, Glenn, and James.

And who needs to go?? Paul, Bronte, Bridgette, Michelle, and DaVonne.



A good mail package was delivered yesterday. 
Amazon has this pack of 200 laminating pouches for $20.85. Run now and order a pack or two..

 
And, with the excitement of a good deal comes a dreaded piece of mail... Jury Duty. 
What teacher wants to go to Jury Duty on their summer vacation. For real?! And that bright yellow note states everything in the book that you can NOT bring into the courtroom. No phone, tablets, laptops, books, magazines.. {{sigh}}


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June 17, 2016

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. June 17th}


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June 10, 2016

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. June 10th}


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I spent last week on the beach. Which means I slept, ate, and read. On repeat...

Late afternoon and early nights are my favorite on the beach. All I need is a book in my lap.

Here is my stack of books that I took and read..

Top to bottom {Amazon links are provided below}

 I picked this up at the used book store. Sherryl Woods is an easy to read author who writes "fluff" that are just perfect for the beach. I actually didn't make it to this book but it will get read sometimes this summer.

Elin Hilderband NEVER disppoints in a good beach read. This one was a quick read that I enjoyed. It seems I read at least one of her books each summer while at the beach. You can never go wrong with her books.

This is a typical book for me.. chic lit. It was a quick read. Recommended for the beach for sure.

My sister handed this down to me. WOW! I read it almost in one sitting. It is definilty NOT my usual kind of read.. but it was good. Very interesting... Add it to your summer reading list for sure.

Can Liane Moriarty write a bad novel? Seriously, if you are living under a rock and have never read anything by her you are missing out. This one was good! Really good Totally recommend it! 

Umm.. YES! Order it now! It is supposed to be turned into a HBO series with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. Love this one! A LOT!

And, after the relaxing week at the beach I came right home to work. I finished up a set of apple centers that I started last fall. I printed, laminated and cut one afternoon this week while catching up on some DVR with my trusty assistant by my side.

These will be finished and listed in my store soon. 


And most of the week has been spent catching up on orders for my 
The ac went out in my office the week before I went to the beach. 
I was so happy it got fixed while I was gone and I can work in comfort now.
Look at this precious set of owl goodies for a special teacher.
Address labels, bag tag, teacher postcards, folded note cards and stickers. She is READY for next year!!

I get asked occasionally about my Friday quotes that I share. I have been pinning them forever and you can see them on my Friday Pinterest board. A Friday in the summer is just not as fun as a Friday during the school year! HA!

Enjoy your weekend! 


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June 3, 2016

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. June 3}



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May 27, 2016

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. May 27th}

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I had the opportunity to go to a school supply store that was going out of business and shop their 50% off sale before it went open to the public. I honestly did not buy much but it was nice to pick up some goodies at a great price. 
We mostly bought art room supplies for our art teacher. Gallons of paint, huge jars of glitter and TONS of construction paper! Fun stuff!

And, one of my favorite things EVER is finding good kid books at a used book store or thrift shop.  I got this whole stack plus a few books for me for $14.00. The were all $.25-$1.00.


I am a kindle reader but I am heading to the beach Saturday so this is my stack. All of these either came from the used book store or handed down from my sister. Would love to know if you have read any of these. I am a fan of Liane Moriarty so I am looking forward to those. I also really like Elin Hilderbrand. I really thought I had read all of her books. But, this one does not sound familiar. 

I mention this almost every four months when I get a check.. but WHY are you not using Ebates?
Here is a link to sign up if you want to sign up!

The breakdown: Every time you shop at a qualifying store you get a certain percentage back from those stores. That money stays in your account and every four months you can get it deposited into your paypal account or they will send you a check. The cash back is small. Most stores are around 5% back.. but it can add up!





Tomorrow starts a week at the beach. Eat, sleep, read and some "vitamin sea". I cannot wait!


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