January 30, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. January 30}


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 I have a unexpected DAY OFF! Which is always a treat. But unfortunately, the reason we are having a long weekend is because our kiddos are so, so, so SICK! Our little school has been hit so hard this week. Lysol, Hand Sanitizer and Clorox Wipes have definitely been my daily friends. Luckily, I have escaped it so far and pray it doesn’t find me! And, hoping that Monday morning brings kids on the mend back to school. NO more fever, coughing, sore throats and runny noses. It is NOT the kind of sharing we need anymore!

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Our school’s auction is coming up in a few weeks. We started working on our class project. But, we didn’t get too far. I am waiting on three of my sick babies to come back so we can finish the first step. This year’s project is a little different from the ones I have done in the past and I am looking forward to finishing it. Stay tuned!

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When 1/2 your class is out sick you can all use the white board at one time. I only had 8 at school on Thursday and we had a few minutes to kill so we had a practice spelling test on the big board all at once! Why Not?!?

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I’m not sure HOW but I managed to finish and list two Valentine resources this week. Lots of computer time early in the mornings and late at night! My kids {and me too!} loved the Winter Dry Erase sheets I made a few weeks ago. But, I am over the winter stuff and ready for some LOVE and HEARTS! So, these Valentine sheets will be slipped into my dry erase reusable pockets for early finisher work for the next two weeks!

This pack includes 44 sheets in colored and black and white.

Quick Link: Valentine’s Day  Math Sheets  for Dry Erase Pockets

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And, I am super excited to have my next set of Cut and Paste printables prepped for the next two weeks. We use these each morning for morning work. They have been a huge life saver for me each day!


Quick Link: V’Day Cut and Paste Printables


I am off to accomplish EVERY.SINGLE.THING.on my weekend to do list TODAY so I can enjoy a little downtime this week. I am not sure if it’s possible to get it all done today but I am sure as heck going to try.

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)