Friday, February 13, 2015

Five for Friday- February 13

Happy Friday! I am linking up with Doodlebugs teaching today for Five for Friday! I am sorry for any typos or missing links today. I am typing this in the car, on my iPad, on the way to Vermont for the day. I am quickly realizing this isn't the most convent way to blog, but I wanted to share with you :)

Our district decided that instead of a February vacation we can have just Friday and Monday off. I do miss having the week, but hopefully we are done with snow days so we can get out early this year.  I am very excited today, even though I had to leave at 5:30 this morning, I am on my way to Okemo mountain in Vermont. I am going to learn to ski today, I have been skiing twice before, once when I was little and again in college, so it should be interesting. I may blog again on the way home with pictures :)


My kids have become obsessed with clipart! Every month I change their name tags, and this month they started putting in requests.  I put a slide up with about 50 images for them to choose from. They came to me with their choices and told me how they wanted it on their tag.  I still had requests for a Lego Yoda and the Tardis, so I went to Google.  I loved how they came out, and my kids are so proud of them.


I made these for my kids, we had our party yesterda, and they loved them.  When I say made them, all I did was print and attach the pencils and bubbles.  The card was created by Emily at Munchkins Inc. if you want them they are a freebie on her TPT store, store name Munchkins Inc.


The best part of our day yesterday was these boxes.  We had them create a box for the cards and such based on a book they read and wrote a report on.  We left the book choices wide open. I have never had a class so excited about card boxes. This will defiantly be a new tradition in our classroom!

This friend was pretty excited, she said she had a Harry Potter desk! Her card box, name tag, and book (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) all have to do with Harry Potter, needless to say we needed a picture.


This brings us to my final items for today, this is our next read aloud.  I currently have 12 out of 17 of my second graders trying to read it, with others that want to try as well. I told them we are starting on Tuesday, so they can read ahead of us, along with us, or just listen.  This book is hard for a second grader to read on their own, and they are so excited to share it as a class!

I am almost to Okemo, well I am just entering Vermont! Make sure to stop by Doodlebugs teaching to see what others are up too.  I am sorry I can't figure out how to add the links. I just hope this posts, service keeps going in and out. Talk to you soon!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wordless Wednesday- Valentine's Treats

What do you do for your kids on Valentine's Day?

Stop by Sugar and Spice to see what other photos are there this week.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Did you miss me?

I feel like it has been forever since I have blogged.  To be honest it has, and I am sorry.  I needed a little me time to refocus and regroup on myself.  The holiday season is crazy enough, and well January I just needed to do a massive reset.  Thanks to the inspiration of Rachelle at What the Teacher Wants! I put my health first and dove into the Whole30 head on.  

I must say I feel 100 times better!  Things I didn't even know I was having issues with seemed to go away.  I had no idea that changing your diet for a month can do that.  Needless to say it was a big change, so that is where most of my blogging/tpt time went.  However, I think I have a handle on it now, so I am back!!!  I plan on continuing to eat this way, but not be as strict when something special comes along.  I even have the urge to exercise which is odd, but I am embracing it.

So here I am, on my second snow day in a row, and I thought I need to post a product and blog.  This is my next goal to conquer so I am going head on like I did with the Whole30!  

In honor of the snow we have been getting hammered with in New England, I made a Snow Much Fun inspired Adverb activity.  It includes 16 cards with short sentence on them.  You need to find the adverb and record it on the sheet.  There are two different answer sheets, for differentiation, one they just need the adverb and the other they need to write the verb and adverb.  There are also two forms of each of those sheets, one where you have to write sentences on the back and one you do not need to do this step. There are a total of 4 different recording sheets to fit the needs of your students.

I also tend to make all my task cards in color and black & white.  This is so you can print it on colored card stock and save some ink money. I also suggest laminating them so they last a few more years.  Every little bit helps!  

This product will be listed at half off until Wednesday night, but you can also win one here!
Just comment on this post and I will pick 2 random winners tomorrow night.