Saturday, June 30, 2012

BOGO Sale!

I'm having a Buy One/Get One Free sale at my TpT store for my language arts pack!

You can get more info at my blog... this ends today, so if you're in a shopping mood... click the pic to find out more info!


Rockin' Teacher Materials: Permanent Marker Magic!

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Permanent Marker Magic!: Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a Super Saturday! If you are sick of trying to get permanent marker off your laminated items with fingernail polish, then you need to check this out! Just click the link to head on over to my blog! See ya soon!


Friday, June 29, 2012

Turn the Music Up!

Do you like to play music in your classroom?  What do you play?  Hop over to Elementary Matters and see the music I play.  Then follow the linky to several other posts about music!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hi All! I'm back with my 3rd post on number sense...this one is about quantities and relationships between numbers! There are really some great routines that are quick and easy to implement in any style of teaching math! Come over and check it out :)


Ms. Alley's Class

Six Digit Giveaway!

I've finally reached 100,000 views on my blog!  I'm celebrating by having a huge giveaway!  Come on over to Elementary Matters and join in the fun!Sally

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

PANT-astic Follower Give Away!

Wow...I amazed at how fast my little blog is gaining fans and followers! To celebrate, I am having a give-away. Stop on by to see what it's all about! =)
Ms. Smarty Pants

Number Sense Routines #2

For those of you who missed my previous post, I am reading this book and posting about my new learning :) Hope you enjoy!!

The next section I'm going to talk about it on Counting Routines. Of all the sections, this is the one I feel I have done the best in my own classroom. Maybe you feel the same - but for some reason, the counting routines come easier to me. Come on over to my blog to learn more about the counting routines in this book:


Ms. Alley's Class

Monday, June 25, 2012

Cute Owl Themed FREEBIE

Hi everyone!  I hope that you are all enjoying your summer.  If you are like me you are already planning things out for the new school year.  I am switching to an owl theme and I'm in the process of making several different Owl Themed items.

I wanted to pass along these cute owl themed subject headers.  Just click on the picture below to find out how to snag these little beauties for FREE.

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Samson's Classroom Giveaway

I'm giving away a one-year subscription to Samson's Classroom.  Samson's Classroom is an engaging online reading program that focuses on three core areas: Sight Words, Spelling, and Reading Comprehension.

Come check it out at:

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Can't Wait to Use This Resource!

The other day I explored a Pinterest link called "Content Trailers" and I'm glad I did!  Come on over to Elementary Matters to find out more about Content Trailers and why I'm so excited to find this!Sally

Friday, June 22, 2012

For the 35th Time, Ending on a Monday

I have officially lived through 35 "last days of school" as a teacher.  (I'm not doing the math to include my last days of school as a student!)  This year ended up being one of my favorites.  Read on at Elementary Matters to find why, and to get a free copy of Things to Do During the Summer So the TV Doesn't Suck Out Your Brain, written by my students.

CCSS and Guest Blogging

Morning! I know I have been MIA. It's been a crazy start to summer. I have been busy teaching summer school and creating some stuff for my classroom. Stop on by for a sneak peek at what I am working on. 

In other exciting news, I am the guest blogger at Really Good Stuff today!

Gotta Share a DEAL!

Friends~Until June 22, 2012 Spelling City is offering 50% off their Premium Membership.  For those of you who are already familiar with this site the free membership is super great but the premium is AWESOME!  Head over to their Facebook Page and grab the promotional code!

I started with the free membership years ago and my students loved it.  I could store my lists and then my students could access to games to practice their spelling words.  Now that I am a Premium Member,  I have access to many more games for my students, progress tracking, record keeping, and list grouping are some of my favorite premium features.  Check out a overview of the Premium list below.  You can click the image to read more:)

If your are 2nd grade teacher that uses Reading Street books you can click the image below to head over and check out my lists that I have stored for the school year:)
I know it is hard to think about school when we just started summer vacation but I wanted to make sure that all of you knew about this fantastic deal!  Have a great weekend:)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Teacher Mama

My baby boy!
Hi 2nd grade friends! I haven't posted anything for awhile because I've been on maternity leave, and I've been busy kissing on those cute cheeks!! Now that I'm getting more than a few hours of sleep at a time, I've got a new page on my teacher stuff website called "Teacher Mama." I'd really like your advice on how to be a good teacher AND a good mom. So come on over to the Teacher Stuff website and share your expertise with this new teacher mama!

Number Sense Routines #1

Has anyone read this book? If you've had students who struggle with number sense, come on over to my blog to hear more about it!!


Ms. Alley's Class

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Totally Engaged Students

Are you familiar with Whole Brain Teaching?  WBT is a great way to keep your students totally engaged, using much of what brain research has taught us about how learning happens.  Come on over to Elementary Matters to learn more about Whole Brain Teaching!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Let the Games Begin!

I absolutely love the Olympic Games!  In my excitement of them coming up at the end of July, I decided to spend a couple of my last school days celebrating the Olympics and learning.  Now I'm thinking it wouldn't be a bad idea for Back to School team building either!  Come on over to Elementary Matters to see how it worked out for my little ones!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Desk makeover

Another quickie, but cute enough to share.
Our desks at school are u.g.l.y. Painted black metal. Crappy drawer that won't open unless you slightly open the two side drawers. You get the picture.
I try to cute it up with posters or my mrs lamb letter magnets. But it was still ugly
Then pinterest {with its addicting little pins that nag at me until I do it} enters. And wha-la. A desk I can live with!
Here's before

Hop over to my blog to see after and other Pinspirations!



Parent Contact Information Cards - FREEBIE

Hi everyone!  Recently I've gotten a lot of requests for my Parent Contact Information cards (originally posted on my classroom website), so I am posting them to make sure that you have them if you want them.  These are cards that are printed on 4x6 index cards that you can keep in a large index card box or in the large index card holder.

Click on the picture to get your freebie contact cards:  (Please let me know if you have any problem accessing them.)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Are you Curious About the Daily 5?

There are so many fans of the Daily 5 out there!  There are a bunch of us teacher bloggers who are planning to read and discuss the Daily 5 book this summer!  Come on over to Elementary Matters to see the details!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Proper Farewell

I admit, I have a hard time saying goodbye to the kids at the end of the school year, especially the fifth graders who won't be coming back to our school.  Come over to Elementary Matters and see what we do to give our 5th graders a proper send off.  Trust me, I cry every year!Sally

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Who's In the Spotlight? Linky Party

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Who's In the Spotlight? Linky Party: Got a great blog that you love to visit! Check out my spotlight and add your own! Can't wait to see your additions to the collection!

Happy Summer!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Calendar Math Madness

Hi there teacher friends! It's been a while. I have been busy packing up my room and sending the kids off to summer break. But I just finished my calendar math companion. Stop on by to see how I have changed things up during calendar math! There's even some freebies in it for you!
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