July 24, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. July 25th}


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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On Wednesday, Laura from Peace, Love and First Grade and I met up for lunch. We had a fabulous time.  She is definitely a friend to keep when she shows up for lunch with smelly markers {Mr. Sketch} as a gift!

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The Christmas in July sale is almost over but there are still two days left to save on these products.


Today’s sale product is my Not Contraction Unit.

Quick Links:

Blog Post: Not Contractions

Store Link: Not Contractions



Tomorrow’s sale product is my Let’s Count Practice Sheets Pack

Quick Links:

Blog Post: Let’s Count

Store Link: Let’s Count

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I blogged about this earlier in the week- but I made some changes and revisions to my Math Fact Unit. I use this unit weekly! If you are interested check it out!

Quick Link: Math Fact Unit

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And.. I also have a brand new HUGE product that I just love! A 250+ page unit of math fact practice sheets.


Quick Link: Math Fact Practice Sheets

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And.. l finished these Reading Comprehension Sheets this week too. Seriously, these have been a work in progress for over a year! rc2

Quick Link: Reading Comprehension Practice Sheets


Have a wonderful weekend friends!

Link up your Five for Friday post below!



Free Calendar Cards


Just in case you were new to my blog – I wanted to give you a head’s up that I offer free calendar cards in my store for the year. They can be downloaded anytime. Just click on FREE on the left side of my store and scroll through until you find the ones you want! Feel free to grab them all!

Quick Link: Doodle Bugs Teaching Store

July 23, 2014

Christmas in July Sales



I just wanted to pop in and remind you about today and tomorrow’s Christmas in July Sale Products

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Today {Wednesday} Product: Christmas Math Sheets

Tomorrow {Thursday} Product: Christmas ABC Order

July 22, 2014

Christmas in July Sale- Homophones



Today’s Christmas in July Sale Item is my Homophone Mini Unit.


You can read more about this unit and see pictures in THIS BLOG POST.

The Homophone Unit is on sale for today only! Don’t miss out!

July 21, 2014

Christmas in July Sale- Cats & Color Words




Today’s Christmas in July Sale Item is one of my favorites .. Cats and Color Words

It goes PERFECT when reading about Pete the Cat!



You can read more about this unit and see pictures in THIS BLOG POST.

Cats & Color Words  is on sale for today only!


July 20, 2014

Math Facts


Good Morning!

I am here to share two of my products with you based on MATH FACTS. It seems like we spend A LOT of time practicing and learning math facts in first grade.


This is my Math Fact Unit. I’ve actually had it in my store for over 2 years but it has recently gotten a nice facelift.

I use this unit weekly and could not live without having it handy! The whole unit is black and white {to save on printing}!PicMonkey Collage1

It has addition and subtraction flash cards. I printed these on colored cardstock, printed and laminated. They are perfect to send home for extra practice or for use in the classroom.

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I divided the HUGE stack of flash cards and answer cards into sets of 20 and stored them in these little plastic containers to use as an easy math center. They would also be great to use as an early finisher activity. If you divide them into sets of 20 there are enough fact cards to have 12 different buckets.

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Also included are these clip cards. I use these as math center. I rotate them in and out of my centers through the year. I printed these on colored card stock too. All you need is a set of clothes pins for this center.

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Also included are the timed math drills I use these weekly with my first graders. I normally start the timed math drills in January. But, there are 24 drills so you could start them before January.

I use the cut and paste sheets as morning work for extra practice.

And.. there are these 1/2 page sheets included that are perfect for more practice.

Then.. I have my Math Facts Practice Sheets!!

I try and send math fact practice work home with my first graders weekly for homework. In an attempt to keep it routine and consistent I created this HUGE set of practice sheets. I will be using this for the first time this coming up school year. It has plenty of options for me to send home and also use for morning work. I am SUPER thrilled to put these to use!


This is a 250+ page set of printables.


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Hello math homework for the YEAR!

There are 9 different sets for addition, subtraction and mixed facts.


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Here are the links..

Math Fact Unit

Math Fact Practice Sheets

July 18, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. July 18}



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.

Let’s don’t talk about that I go back to work in LESS THAN 3 WEEKS! I’m not too happy about the getting dressed, makeup, less sleep part of the job.

Summers just fly by, don’t they?!?


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In an effort to start getting my life back into a routine I was on the hunt for a simple {but cute} calendar. I have done big planners in the past. I’ve made my own, bought fun ones at Target or Walmart and even dropped the big bucks for an Erin Condren but I just work better with a simple calendar with room to make notes and lists.

I’d seen a few on Teachers Pay Teachers and I did a quick search this week to see if I could find something that fit my needs. And YES I did!


I came across Sara’s Calendar Notebook- and immediately knew it was just what I wanted.


It had the three requirements I was looking for…

{1} Simple {2} Lined Pages {3} Cute


The design is precious!

I printed mine front and back. I printed lined pages on the back of each calendar page with extra pages between each month. It’s perfect to make lists and notes. The cover is editable and I could personalize it with my name. I own a binding machine so the whole project took me less than 10 minutes to print and assemble. But, you could take it to a place like Office Max to get it binded or even put it in a 3 ring binder.

Seriously.. this is functional, affordable and cute wrapped up in one. I love it!

Check it out yourself…

Quick Links:

Sara’s Calendar Notebook

Sara’s Blog: The Colorful Apple

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I am having a Christmas in July sale in my store until the 26th. Here is a quick glance at what product will be on sale each day.


Today’s Product:

Store Link: ABC Order Unit

Blog Link: ABC Order Unit Details


Saturday’s Product

Store Link: Mystery Numbers Unit

Blog Link: Mystery Numbers Unit Details


Sunday’s Product

Store Link: Fire Safety Centers

Blog Link: Fire Safety Centers Details

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I have also opened up my Christmas category on my Doodle Bugs Paper website until Monday- and you can enter the code christmas at checkout and receive free shipping. The code is good for the whole website- not just Christmas items!

After Monday- Christmas items will not be available until October. Here is your chance to get a jump start on your holiday shopping!

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I went into my classroom on Wednesday to work for a few hours. I went into a clean, packed up room and left with a HUGE MESS! I now have stacks and piles of stuff everywhere. I will need to work a few days next week to try and get organized.


These are math centers that have to be filed and put away. I say it every year- but I SERIOUSLY need to have a huge clean out!

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I have two new products in my store this week.

These animal ABC Order Word Searches are perfect time fillers or great for early finishers.  20 different animals are included.



And, also I see.. Animal Sentences. Students copy the simple “ I see…” sentence then cut and glue the words in order to finish the sentence.

There are 30 different animals included and the animals from Brown Bear with the correct colors are also included. These will be great for the first of school.

Quick Link: I see a… Animal Sentences

Have a great weekend! I would love for you to link up below!