Friday, July 31, 2015

Johnny Appleseed brings apple themed activities to the classroom!!

Johnny Appleseed brings apple themed activities to the classroom!!
Reading, word work, math, science, and writing.

This is actually an old theme updated and improved.

Here is a peek at some of the ideas I am excited about.

Here is the freebie on Tpt...
It contains two cute mini books with colorful posters for posting.

For you my followers click here for three extra freebies.
I hope you PICK them up!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The dreaded "to do" list!!

Have you ever had a "to do" list you kept putting off?
Well that is the case with my SCIENCE BUNDE but I am pleased to say I finally did it! Updated, improved, and made a freebie for each topic...Plants, Insects, Matter, Magnets, Energy, Life Cycles, Force and Motion. Each filled with vocabulary for posting, experiments, observation sheets, activities, and mini books with informational text. I hope you will enjoy one or as always a savings with the bundle!!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Word Searches for September!!

What to Create?

Bought the chalkboard piece for $8.
Found the clips for $1.
What should I create?

Congratulations Becky!

Congratulations Becky who is the winner of our Giveaway!!
Becky we would love to know where you are from and how long you have been teaching.  Comment if you wish!!
I have emailed Becky the packet and will mail the book to her.
Next giveaway begins Friday.  Keep your eyes open!!

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Hi all! Just wanted to remind you that tomorrow is the "random pick" for the book and packet. As of right now only 16 are signed up. I will mail the book to you and email the packet if you are the WINNER. If you haven't signed up you might want to do it now!!
Also check out Pinterest. I updated my covers. Follow ME!!
Each month is filled with curriculum, crafts, and ideas to cover the 20 classroom days of fun.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Another new DAD story!

I absolutely love this story also about dad.
It has a delightful twist that is sure to bring a smile to your face and your kiddos.
Guess who has a tummy ache on the first day of school?  Yep dad!
The little boy thinks of ways to get dad going and out the door.
The ending will melt your heart as dad realizes school is so much fun and together they enjoy ice cream!
Switch it up!
Do something different and this is it!!
I can't wait to give this book away also just like the GIVEAWAY I am doing right now.
Keep your eyes and ears open.
Here is the packet that accompanies it.  There is word work, characterization, story sequencing and elements as well as math games.  I do not think you will be disappointed.

And if you are not into purchasing anything here is a freebie to accompany the story I KNOW you are going to want to read to your class!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Classroom Decor...

First don't forget to enter the Giveaway.
An adorable book and the perfect packet to go with it!

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Next on to a little more of the Classroom Decor items.
Yes, you still need to use your imagination.
And yes, I am so disappointed in how the pictures turned out BUT
you will get the idea.

First here is a Teacher's Binder cover to fit the theme of your classroom.
Not trying to sell but this packet is ideal for you and your binder.
It will really help you get organized and just like this packet it is editable.

Oh, how I love framing things for the room.  You can get inexpensive frames at the $1 store and other places.  I got this at Target for $3.  
You can frame center signs, classroom rules and more.  

Hard to see but this is the welcome banner.  I used large colorful buttons to "bling" it up!!

And the letters that if they were laminated would not curl...WELCOME!
Each of these items making your class feel welcome.

Next is my clip up clip down items.
I do not put everyone up everyday!!
I try for two super students each day and I love it when I NEVER have to send home a I Can Do Better for Teacher's Choice.
The notes are included in this packet.

This packet is filled with so many WONDERFUL items.
It is editable and all for $5
Things I didn't post...clock, calendar, number cards...

And remember these are free!!

My new motto for the rest of the summer...
Products perfect for meeting the needs of your classroom and perfect on a teacher's pocketbook!
Prices are minimal to help you afford getting ready for the New Year!!

Let me know how else I can help!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

New Giveaway!!

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If you have not read this book yet is is worth reading!! I think we all can relate to Back to School Shopping.

 The Giveaway will be the book and the packet I have created!

 I had 25 enter the last raffle. Let's see if we can beat that number. Be sure to share with your friends.
You can visit the Giveaway on my Facebook Page.
First Grade Hip Hip Hooray!

Giveaway Winners!!

Congratulations to Mia and Suzy winners of the $25 TpT gift card.
My Random Generator picked two so...I never disappoint!!
For the other 23 who entered I have emailed you.
Be sure to email ME with your Back to School packet of choice for free for entering!!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Room Decor

First don't forget to sign up for the $25 TpT gift certificate.  Drawing is tomorrow!
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Okay today you are going to have to use your imagination.
A last minute decision as I was sitting inside the lake house on a 90% humid day while they cut a HUGE tree down in the front of the house.  Yep way up on that OLD branch is the climber.  He has real courage or he is NUTS!!

You need to use your imagination because my bulletin board is going to be my kitchen table.
I have no laminator here and because of the humidity the edges are curling BUT I do think you will get the actual feeling of the ideas I am sharing.

Does the sound of the pencil sharpener drive you crazy?
Does the "squirmy" kiddo drive you crazy having to sharpen their pencil every minute?
Does the student breaking their pencil led so they can sharpen their pencil drive you crazy?
Well they do me!!
This has really solved the problem.
Have pencils ready and sharpened.
All the child has to do is make a trade.
Not oldie but goodie!!

This idea is great for Student Helpers.  Providing "jobs" for the kiddos makes them feel a part of the classroom.  Unlike at home I find they LOVE having a job at school.
Be sure to keep a checklist next to your helper board so that you are sure everyone has equal opportunity.  I have jobs like...messenger, librarian, meteorologist, lights, recycle, papers and two of the favorite...Line Leader and Caboose.  
I use the self stick velcro so I can exchange student names printed on tagboard and laminated.

This has been a welcome addition outside my classroom door!  Again I have each special area on a card and laminated.  The self stick velcro once again works so I can make quick exchanges.  

Here are the name tags.
The desk name tag has lower case letters and number line to 10.
The locker name tag just has the border and name.
I ran the name tags for open house and the first day of school on full sheet labels.
They turn out sooo cute.

You have to use your imagination here BUT I think you get the idea of what my birthday board will look like.  The banner can be as big or small as you want it by just duplicating the flags.
Tomorrow I will show you the welcome banner.

This is my second favorite spot.  On the first day I take each kiddos picture and post them on these photo tags with the child's name.  Perfect for dividing groups, boy girl count, polling.
Laminate and they last all year!!

And I love this colorful alphabet on half sheets for posting.

Good stuff to get you back to school ready.
This and so much more are found in this packet.
Tomorrow I will share the behavior section, calendar/clock, as well as the welcome!!
Priced to help you meet a teachers pocketbook!!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Saturday Freebie...

So my Poetry Bundle is in bad need of UPDATE ...
Here is the September Freebie!
I think it will be perfect to add to your Back To School activities.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Happy Friday!

Got a wonderful note from TpT.
Now with me they are going to lose money because if I wanted something that was not $3.00 I just found another item to purchase...LOL
My husband says one thing I am master of is SPENDING MONEY!!

Hope you guys are entering the $25 Giveaway to TpT.
I can't wait to find out who my winner is on Monday!

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Finally I just had so much fun updating an OLD packet for Back to School. It was amazing how far my products have come. When I redo them I am frightened by how awful they were. And to think you have stuck by me!!!
If you do not have these books I suggest you order them. They are amazing.

Here is the updated packet. I will keep it at a low price. Check out the vocabulary, craft, and activities! Didn't do a freebie for it. Sorry!!

Okay now it has finally stopped raining. Out I am going!!