Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Grade 2 March Madness Math Mystery is DONE!

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Grade 2 March Madness Math Mystery is DONE!: Well, I got it done! And just in time for the big TpT Leap Day SALE!  Don't forget to hop over and get yours tomorrow! Just click the pic! ...

Remember to enter the code at checkout! L2P9Y!
Happy Shopping!

Top o'the Evening to Ya!

Please re-read that title in your best Leprechaun voice!  :)

I have posted some free St. Patrick's Day themed fillable writing paper for primary and intermediate handwriting at my shop.  You can head to my blog for more info and to get your free copy!

Happy Leap Day tomorrow to everyone... don't forget, I have a free Leap Day flippy book over at my Teacher's Notebook store too!


Weekly Math Magic for CCSS

Hey Friends,
The buzz about Common Core standards are on the lips of just about every teacher I talk to, including my own! In an effort to really get familiar with the CCSS for primary math, I've created a way to make it painless and effortless!  My Weekly Math Magic is a great way to introduce, practice and review skills all year long. The activities include almost every CCSS for second grade, but there is overlap to grades 1-3.

Click {HERE} for a freebie to try and {HERE} for set one. Additional sets in 9 week increments are coming very, very soon! 


Monday, February 27, 2012

About the Author freebie!

Hey, hey, hey!  Did you see my "About the Author" free writing paper?

I've shared it at my Teacher's Notebook shop and you can head to my blog to find out more!  My students use it to write about themselves for books they write in class!

I've shared primary, intermediate, and even a fillable document so your kiddos can type their own!

I hope you'll head over and pick up a copy!



Sunday, February 26, 2012

Rockin' Teacher Materials: New Math Mystery & a Leap Day SALE!

Rockin' Teacher Materials: New Math Mystery & a Leap Day SALE!: I have a new math mystery for March ready to roll! I'm working on my 2nd grade version right now and have my 3rd grade one done. I know, I know. . . I teach 2nd grade . . . BUT I teach 3rd grade math! Some of y'all out there might want to check the 3rd grade version out for enrichment! I'll have 2nd done soon....I promise!


Pinteresting way to win $200 to Amazon!

If you had $200 to spend at Amazon, what would you buy? Well, my friends, start making a list because two people will each win a $200 Amazon gift card in this very Pinteresting contest! Click on the logo below to get all the details, but hurry- the contest ends tonight at 10:00 PM EST!

 See ya on the Sunny Side!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Leaping for a Leap Year SALE

Click image to access a pdf with links to blogs and TpT stores!

I have my wish list transferred to my inbox and awaiting the sale!!Don't forget L2P9Y for an additional 10% off an already 20% store.

Ten Easy Learning Games

I use many Learning Games in my classroom.  They use many of the important brain concepts.  Plus, they're fun!

Come on over to Elementary Matters to see some of the games we play.  What can you add to this list?


Friday, February 24, 2012

Biography Freebie

This week we began biographies in readers workshop and reports in writers workshop.  I began the week teaching the kids about a biography.

Click to Print

I've incorporated many wonderful tools for text features, and I've offered many links to magnificent downloads in the rest of my post.  I'd love that you link over and read more about our week long study!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

How to Catch a Leprechaun Freebie!

Hiii everyone!  I created a FREE "How to Catch a Leprechaun" sheet for you:
Follow me on Facebook to find the link to the freebie ;) !!

And if you haven't seen it, take a peak at my newest unit, lucky charms {a st. patrick's day craftivity}:
You can find it on TpT or Teacher's Notebook!  Inside you will find: pot of gold with rainbow craft, 2 writing prompts, a word search, and a create-a-word sheet!

Happy almost weekend!!!

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ten Picture Prompts

Another post in my series of ten tens:  Picture Prompts!

I've been trying to get my students to think of the personalities of the characters in their stories, and what those characters might say.  Come on over to Elementary Matters to see my picture prompts!


Pinterest-Inspired Perfect Pizza Fractions (Activity and Freebie)

Hop on over to my blog to see how my class is making pizzas to learn about fractions.  :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

LIttle Pocket Sort Giveaway!

Hi Friends!

I recently reviewed a great product from Really Good Stuff ~ Little Pocket Sort  for Cause and Effect. Here's the really fun part, I also have one to give away! Click {HERE} to head on over to read about it and enter!

Monday, February 20, 2012


I have seen a variety of word work posters throughout blog land! I created a couple of my own. I'm giving them to you for free!! These can be used for ABC order activities, word walls, writing ideas, and more! Come on over to PRECIOUS PERKS to download them for FREE!!!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dr. Suess Inspired Bingo

Happy Sunday Gang!
I have created a Dr. Suess Inspired Bingo Game for our school's Family Literacy Night. Come over to Barrow's Hodgepodge to find out more!

DIY Lesson Plan Book and Pinterest Inspired Presidents

Hop on over to my blog to check out my DIY Post-It Lesson Plan Book...it's not too late to make one!

You'll also find some Pinterest inspired presidents too.  :)

Lucky ABC Order Freebie!

Here's a short and sweet ABC order center for St. Patrick's Day to help your sweeties practice their ABC order skills!

You can head to my blog to find out more info!



Rockin' Teacher Materials: Book Clubs Grading Rubric~Another Group, Another D...

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Book Clubs Grading Rubric~Another Group, Another D...: Book Clubs ROCK! That's what my kids say, and I totally agree! I'd love for you to see another video of these book clubs in action . . .different kids, different day! (So you know I'm not using my actors and actresses!) I also have another FREEBIE over at m'blog . . . a grading rubric for the book clubs! I want to be able to show growth, so I need a way to evaluate, right? (Common Core Standards)

Head on over to get your FREEBIE and check out the videos...
you won't believe your eyes!



Saturday, February 18, 2012

Leap Day Flippy Book Freebie!

February 29 is Leap Day!  Get your students jazzed up with a free flippy book!

You can head to my blog to get a copy and find out more!

I'm also hosting a Seuss linky party and giveaway with Ms. Fiorini... if you've not entered our giveaway or linked up with your free or for sale Seuss items, you should totally do it!


Parent Treat Ideas w/ Printables

Do you need an idea for a parent treat to give out during open house, conferences, or for parent volunteers? Pick up your copy of my gift idea packet that includes printable tags on my TpT store or Teacher's Notebook Store.

Happy (LONG) Presidents Day Weekend to everyone!

Precious Perks
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