Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Every Bunny Loves Spring Stations! {With a FREEBIE!} is in the air....finally! I was in need of a few fresh stations for April so I created 7 bunny-themed ones.  Just in time for Easter! :)  I am printing and laminating right this very minute so I will be sure and take a few pics to share of my kiddos enjoying these soon.  Take a look at what we will be doing:

You can grab all 7 of these stations {here}.  Make sure to download this activity for FREE by clicking the picture below or {here}.  I hope you like it.  Hoppy Spring! :)

Saturday, March 14, 2015


I've been reeeaally trying hard to get my Instagram going!  It is my newest social media obsession. I know, I know.  I'm a little late to the party.  Better late than never, right? In my defense I've had an IG account for a while.  I just haven't been posting on it regularly!  I'm totally into it now.  Promise.'s my week in IG pictures. Don't forget to follow me!  ;)
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I'm officially on Spring Break now.  Anyone else?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Old Lady Swallowed a Clover {FREE Roll and Cover games!}

It is almost St. Patrick's Day so it is time for a new Old Lady roll and cover game!  Here is my March themed differentiated set to go along with the book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover.

Grab all 3 versions for FREE (1 die, adding 2 dice together, adding 3 dice together) by clicking the image below.  If you do not already have the book you can purchase it {here} or by clicking the link below!
I have a set of these games for each month.  You can download them all {here}.  These games make for excellent math station activities, morning work, partner time, tutoring opportunities, etc.  My class looks forward to the new one each month! :)

Don't forget to download the Lucky Gingers one from a few years ago.

And check out this post for more leprechaun fun! :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Rock, Paper, Scissors...Sneaky Silent e!

I just posted a brand new Rock, Paper, Scissors game!  This one is great practice for reading CVCe (silent e) words.  If you haven't tried a Rock, Paper, Scissors game are missing out!  They are super fun for the kids and make for a great partner game, small group or center, and/or tutoring activity.  I'm up to 26 Rock, Paper, Scissors games now!  Phew.  You can check out all the math and reading versions of this game {here}.  Make sure to download the free ones while you are there!

Here are some pictures of the latest game.  :)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Morning Messages!

It's time for a new month of morning messages! :)
Here are a few screenshots from this month's messages:

 I realize many schools have Spring Break in March.  However, I went ahead and included 32 messages so you can pick and choose which ones to use this month.  As always, I've included a few messages that correlate with seasonal books.  This month I have messages for:

 Check out the description on TpT to see the list of 30+ skills covered this month.  The themes include: Read Across America (You-Know-Who's Birthday), St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Insects, etc.

Like with previous months I've included 2 greetings for each message as well as a color and black and white copy for each.  You download a zip file with all 4 documents inside the folder.

You probably know by now that I'm in the process of creating Meaningful Morning Messages for each month of the year.  I use an old overhead projector to project the messages on to my white board so that my students can write directly on the board each morning.  It's easy for me....I just pick a transparency and place it on the projector...and it is easy for my kids to write on and wipe off.  Do you have to use an overhead?  Absolutely not! I do because it works for me in my classroom space.  You could also project them on a Smartboard, with a document camera, print and laminate them, etc.  I love making these messages even more interactive by including manipulatives as well like in the picture.  For this message (found in January's pack), one student filled in the 10 frame on the board while the rest of my students followed along with ten frame boards and magnets.  Fun for all.  :)

March's will be on SALE through Monday, March 2nd.  Click {here}

Happy March!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Food, Fish & Feline another FREE Station!
If you are like me then you have Seuss on the brain!! Next week is the beginning of March! :)
My latest set of stations is perfect for some of those favorite books you will be pulling out next week.  Each station includes an "I Can" and 1-2 reproducibles to go along with the station activity.  Here are some pictures of everything included.  {FREEBIE at the end!}

You can get all 7 of these stations right here!
 I'm offering one of these stations for FREE {here}.  I hope you like it! :)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Clovers, Rainbows and Leprechauns! Oh My! {and a FREEBIE!}'m so excited about these ELA and Math stations!  I will admit...I do not usually spend a lot of time on St. Patrick's Day.  Mostly because we are usually on Spring Break on March 17th but also because there is so much going on at my school the week before.  However, I usually let my students make leprechaun traps in the days leading up to our time off.  Last year's group of kiddos told me that was one of their favorite activities of the year {Really!?!} so I vowed to do even more with the holiday this year.  With March quickly approaching I figured I better get on it!  :)
I created a pack of 5 ELA and 5 Math Stations.  Each station includes an "I Can" and 1-2 reproducibles to go along with the station activity.  Here are some pictures of everything included.  {FREEBIE at the end!}
 I'm offering one of these stations for FREE {here}.  I hope you like it! :)