January 25, 2015

What I’ll be teaching.. February


January is almost over and February is right around the corner.

Here is just a quick list of resources that I will use in February.

You can click on the pictures below to see the store listing of each one.

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January 23, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. January 23}


Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool.Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.


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It’s Friday.. and let me just make sure that is my #1 item for Five for Friday. Why do short weeks always seem like the longest ones. Yikes.. this week crawled by! I am glad to see you Friday! You are BY FAR my most favorite day of the week!

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I am really proud of my little first graders. Their reading skills have definitely improved and we are doing more harder  and more complex skills. It’s also hard to believe that our school year is 1/2 over. We only have about 70 days left.


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Do you need something really yummy to cook this week? This is so good! Sorry to all my teacher friends doing Whole 30. This is DEFINITLY not included on that plan.. but so good. I cooked it for our Bunko group Tuesday night and have been enjoying the leftovers for lunch each day.

I put the chicken in the crockpot before school and let it cook/boil all day on low. It makes putting this together after school quick and easy.

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I finished these Winter Math Sheets to be used with dry erase pockets this week. My first graders have been using them as early finisher activities all week and will continue all next week too! There are 44 sheets included in the pack- colored and black and white are both included too.


Quick Link: Winter Dry Erase Math Sheets

I also wrote a BLOG POST about the sheets with more info here!

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And, I leave you with these little happy penguins we made this week.

Have a blessed and happy weekend. I CANNOT wait to take a nap {or two!}

Post your FFF post on your blog and link up below! Don’t forget to grab the button at the top and link back here!

January 21, 2015

Winter Dry Erase Pocket Printables



When we do small groups each day.. I always have a few extra minutes that need to be filled with independent activities for some of my early finishers. And, I need something QUICK {like 5 minutes quick} that are easy to prep that will last for several days or even a few weeks.

So, I made this set of Dry Erase Math Printables. It includes 44 sets of sheets that includes telling time, counting, math facts and missing numbers. It is a great review and extra practice for my first graders.

I had two sets of these exact dry erase pockets not being used so they worked out perfect.


I slipped 1/2 of the sheets into the dry erase pockets. I saved the other half of sheets for a second round next week. I also slipped a class list into the back of each pocket. My students mark their name off the class list when they complete a sheet. This tells me {and them!} which ones they have done!


These little mini square whiteboard erasers work so perfect. I just keep a box of markers and erasers next to the stack of pocket sheets and they grab everything they need at once. And, clean up is quick and easy too!


There are 44 sheets in the pack. Colored and black and white are both included. I printed the color sheets. But, the black and white would also look good printed on colored paper.


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Quick Links:

Winter Dry Erase Pocket Math Sheets

Dry Erase Pockets (from Amazon)

Mini White Board Erasers (Set of 12) (from Amazon)

January 19, 2015

Amazon HOT DEALS {part 2}


Last week I posted about some Amazon Hot Deals and I got a lot of positive feedback. I spent a little time today on Amazon again today and found a few more HOT DEALS!

I also totally recommend the Prime Membership. It is $99 a year. {Sadly, it used to be $79} But, it is worth it to get free shipping on each order!


We use colored pencils a TON in my classroom. Anytime I want some special, really GOOD coloring I always pull out our class set of pencil colors. We also use them on our directed drawings.

Crayola Class Pack of Pencil Colors (240 Pencils in all): $28.49


This pack of 16 colored Expo Markers are a great deal! Perfect for white board use! GO now and get this deal!

Expo Dry Erase Markers: 16 for $10.00


I have a class set of thin markers that get pulled out on special art projects. This is a super great deal on the washable ones.

Crayola Washable Markers: $40.40



Do you have a Play Doh center? It has years since I used Play Doh in my classroom. It used to be a weekly center but sadly I have stayed away from it lately. But, this is an great price for 36 buckets! These would also make a good pack to split up and give as gifts. Maybe for Valentine’s Day! Hmmm?!??!

Play Doh: 36 tubs for $19.00


Oh my love of Sharpies. And a set of multicolored ones make my heart skip a beat! One of my students gave me a HUGE set Sharpies as a back to school gift. It totally STOLE my heart! So, if you are looking for an awesome gift for your child’s teacher.. this would be a great Valentine’s Day present.

Sharpies: 12 markers for $7.19

Have a great week!

January 16, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. January 16th}


Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool.Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.


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We did these quick snowmen directed drawings this week. They are tall and skinny and look pretty festive on our classroom bulletin board. It has been really cold in Mississippi the last few weeks.. but sadly NO snow! Boo!

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One of my firsties had a birthday this week and his mom surprised us with a king cake celebration. King cake with strawberry cream cheese filling.. it was yummy!

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Last week I posted about my Doodle Bugs monthly stationery club and a few of my teacher friends signed up. The first month of goodies shipped out this week. I am so excited about this little bit of love going out each month. Everybody loves good mail… right?!?

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We continued working on calendar skills this week. We used the questions from this freebie in my store.

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And then… THIS HAPPENED! I know this seems like an easy fix. I deleted pictures, call logs, videos, text messages, unused apps .. and STILL did not free up any space. Then, all my apps stopped working. Then, my camera stopped working! And my text will say they are not delivered but some of them go through. What in the world?!

My trusty little 4s that I have had since 2011 has bit the bullet. Basically, all I can do is make a phone call. And, with the way things are going the calls will probably stop today! So, phone shopping is on my weekend to do list. Do I want the BIG 6 or just a 5. The 6 (not the plus) seems REALLY big! What do you think??

Have a great weekend! Link up your Five for Friday below!