Thursday, January 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday!

Another Thursday is here!!  

I was thinking back to my little firsties and thought about what they loved to do and what I loved to watch them do.  I can still picture looking at their little faces when we played BINGO. Oh my they LOVED it!  They were all engaged and happy.  It was so much fun that they didn't even know they were learning.  Here's your "Throwback Thursday" FREEBIE!!  

Please come back and let me know how your students like it.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Woo Hoo! I'm SO excited!

I am SO VERY EXCITED about this!!! 

I spent FOREVER making task cards and loved the look, but 

was kind of down about the fact that my border wasn't as 

"Valentiney" as I wanted. Necessity bread invention here 

because I spent a little money, took a little time, and created 

something that I love. I've never done this before so I'll see 

how it goes, but I love these TASK CARD TEMPLATES. I'd 

love for you to come take a look at the examples and you'll 

see that these are something you can't live without. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Throwback Thursday!

44 people were able to take advantage of my "Throwback Thursday" FREEBIE!!  I'm very happy to know that 44 classrooms will be having a little more fun with that free game that I gave away.
I was thinking about what I could tell you about this week for my "Throwback Thursday" story and the first thing that came to mind was my students playing "Math Musical Chairs."  They BEGGED me to play this game and I wish I would've played it more often.  My favorite part of this game was watching them dance around the room while the music played.  They were such characters.  I've played "Musical Chairs" with my older kids and they LOVE it too.  For my "Throwback Thursday" FREEBIE I want to give you a "Musical Chairs" game so you can watch your little kiddos. 

 Please come back here and let me know how much fun you have with them while playing this game.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Are you kidding?

We've all had those days in which we wonder "Are you kidding me?"  We hear something from a student, get a note from a parent, or get a directive from our boss that causes us to ask that question.  
As someone who has had a year of MANY changes in my career, I'm curious to hear from you what makes you ask the "are you kidding me" question and what you do or will do about it.  
It is my hope that through a little venting with a LOT of support and advice here we can rise above those moments.
Please share your rants here if you'd like, but PLEASE leave how you will handle it positively.  Leaving advice for a fellow teacher will be one step to healing.  

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Throwback Thursday!

After teaching 1st grade for 14 years it has been a difficult transition moving to 5th-8th.  There are many good things to both grades, and I'm enjoying my time with my big kiddos.  As much as I'm enjoying mt time with my big kiddos I sometimes miss those times with my little ones.  To remember my time with them with a smile I'm going to do a "Throwback Thursday" in which I'll tell a story about my "FIRSTIE" days and give away something from my TpT store.  

I miss playing this game with my kids.  They loved it!  We got to the point in which I became the shark during this game and if they got the answer incorrect I "chomped" them back to their seats.  I can still hear the giggles.

I'm going to leave this FREE for the next week just for you!

After you play this with your students, I'd love to hear what they thought.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

First FREEBIE of 2014!!

I've made this FREE in my TpT store for a little bit if you'd like to stop over there and pick this up.  I'd love to hear your feedback on this item too!  
Happy New Year!