Saturday, June 30, 2012

"Pick" and Apple Theme and a "freebie"

Just complete.  In celebration a "freebie" for you!!


In honor of the upcoming holiday I am having a sale!  10% off my entire store.
Happy 4th of July everyone!  Michele

Friday, June 29, 2012

Common core Reading/Literature and a "freebie"!

                   Just finish part one of the Reading/Literature Assessments for the Common Core.
                                      It will fit hand in hand with the Mathematics I prepared.
                                                      Free "sneak peak" of packet.
                                                             Just click above to download.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

It's been a "poppin" good weekend...

and to celebrate here is a "poppin" free activity for my followers!!
Click here to download. Behavior Incentive

Thursday, June 21, 2012

That's a fact...and a "freebie"!!

Oh my I am really focused on math right now and after spending hours focusing on the Common Core I realized how important building "fact strategies" is going to be this year are posters, assessments and awards for encouraging and developing proficient "super star" fact solvers!!

                                                   and here is a little "sample" just for you!
                                   Click here if you like what you see and download them for free!
                                                            Doubles Fact Strategies

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


I almost forgot.
Here is a sheet I created on the Math Practices that are embedded in the Common Core Standards.
I have tried to break each "practice" down so that it can be understood by the younger student and the "challenged" elementary teacher.  LOL
Okay so here it is and look for the posters coming that will be enlarged.
  Click here to get the free download.           Math Practices

Oh where oh where...

has this blogger been???
Time has just gotten away from me since I got out of school.
Closing my room took time and I wanted to get bulletin board and other things ready for the start of the new school year.
Just finished a great packet that I am so excited to use for making sure that each student is "on target" with the Common Core Standards.  I really think it will be a fabulous form of assessment and great for informative mini lessons.
This is just a sample of one of the Clusters.  But it will give you and idea of what the 165 pages consists of.
Vocabulary, task cards, assessments for each standard and task as well as record keeping sheets.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Back to School "freebie"

Yes I have a back to school "freebie" for you.
Thinking ahead is always good!!  It's a little sample of this packet just added to my store.
Click here...
One more day until my vacation begins!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Patterns...and a "peek freebie"!!

Just finished this packet on patterns.  I have decided this summer to build packets for my math centers as well as individual practice.  I am encouraging partner work for communication and building math discussion! I finished "Number Sense" last week and gave you a sample now here is the "Patterns" packet and a peek freebie!!

Last part of room before final closing...

 This is a part of the behavior packet with the pirate theme.
Check it out!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

End of year sale and a "freebie"!

Yep cause "schools out for me" I am having a sale.  Every packet in my store is on sale until Monday.
And here is a little freebie!! Click here!
And if you like the "freebie" you might like the packet on sale in my store. Click here!!

Friday, June 8, 2012


I just realized my word work center and Phonics Dance bulletin board are missing.  Stay tuned Monday! Michele

Ready for shut down...and a "freebie"!!

This board is going to have student pictures on it.  Love my literature jacket hanging on the peg.

Books, books and more books...even big books!!

Student book selection cart with literacy posters!
I have three big bean bags the students use as well as a puppet center.

Writing Center.  Empty now but full of things when students are here.

Word Wall Board...again empty but waiting to be filled.
Oh and check out our classroom pets. Three turtles I found myself. 

My area for working with kiddos!

Packets run and waiting to be used next year.  They will have to be filed.

Behavior board.  Students will be earning gold for a trip to the treasure chest.

Classroom Helper Chart.  Next years students will have little pirates on them to go with theme.

Where I post Word Wall Words for the week , phonics and our poem.
Also my pocket chart and Venn Diagram.

Math bulletin board and manipulative pieces.

If you like the "literacy posters" you can purchase them at my store.
For a sample here is a "freebie"! It is a set of labels with a pirate theme for your room.
Click Here

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Will I see you September? (Freebie)

Well today was the last day with students and I am exhausted BUT surprise when I got home my husband had the car packed and we headed out to the cottage.  It has been such a relaxing evening.  Tomorrow we will head back into town and I will finish up in the classroom.  I plan to take pictures to share with you of how I am preparing to close up the room and get ahead of the game for the start of next year.  I hope even though school is out you will stop by and visit.  I am presenting and attending many workshops and hope to have NEW ideas to share.
So looking ahead here is a September calendar to keep you focused and excited for next school year.  Let's fill it up this summer with great activities to encourage learning and promote the mastery of the Common Core Standards!
                                                    Click here to download this calendar.
One of those chairs has my name on it for tomorrow!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer Freebie...

and if you like this download this free packet from my store.

TpT or this for $3

Summer Birthday Celebration and a "freebie"!

Birthday Celebration FreebieClick here to download this freebie!!

Thank you All

Just like our plants my "follower" list is growing!
Thank you all for your support.  You are awful quiet though!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

All set to sing...

Schools out for summer!!
Yep, just two more days.
I am so excited as I just spent two days totally cleaning my room.
I think the custodians hate me as I must have filled 20 bags with things I threw away.
It is looking soooo good though and I feel great about closing it all up.
I have bins upon bins and hope to take some pictures tomorrow.
How much time do all of you have left or are you already out?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Buy one get one "free"!!

As an end of the year "thank you" to you my followers I am offering a BUY ONE GET ONE OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE FREE!
Here is how it will work.
You buy one of my items at my store TpT that starts with Back to School.
Then write me at and let me know which item you would like me to send you FOR FREE.
 Be sure to include your email.
This will give you a "packet" or two to start the year off!
Hope to hear from you soon.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Me and My Family!

Spending three days with my three sons inspired me to get this "family" unit started.
I am an "empty nester" and treasure the moments they can all come home together.
I'm thinkin this packet will allow for learning, connections and lots of memories!