Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happy Saturday!
My students just finished our 9 week unit on nonfiction text and the kids had the best time with this genre! They had the best time being and author of their classmates biographies and writing about their classmates.
We used this organizational tool to take notes and then used this to write about their friends.

Come by 
and read about the process and grab an additional freebie! 

Under the Sea Contraction Scoot

I've been working with my students on contractions using NOT, ARE, and IS.

Come on over and see how I got my inspiration for this contraction freebie!


Friday, March 30, 2012

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Do You Do Data Binders? See How I Do & Freebie!

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Do You Do Data Binders? See How I Do & Freebie!: Are you using data binders in your class? Come over and see how I use Data Binders in my class and get a free pack to get started with your own class!


Fairy Tale Fun!

Head on over to my blog to see what we did yesterday to culminate our fairy tale genre study... it was a TON of fun!


Thursday, March 29, 2012

April Fool's Day Math Freebie

Come on over to Elementary Matters to download your April Fool's Day Math Freebie!  


Got Baseball?

I am a *huge* baseball fan, so to celebrate the start of the season,
I added some baseball buddies to my collection of sports buddies!
{available on TpT and TN}
Stop by my blog or stores {TpT and TN} to find out more and get your copy!!
A Cupcake for the Teacher

More fraction fun!

Today we made ice cream fractions.  My students LOVED creating their own ice cream scoops (on paper!), loading them with toppings, and creating their ice cream fractions!

You can see what we did over on my blog and grab the hallway sign and writing paper I made for the activity!  Click the pic or blog button to head over!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Laura Numeroff Lit and Math centers

I just finished my latest unit!! I am so excited to start on these next week!
There are TWELVE different centers and activities that you can use with Laura Numeroff's circle stories. 

Come on over to read about them!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Area or Perimeter?

Do your students struggle to remember the difference between Area and Perimeter?  Come on over to Elementary Matters to see my tricks!

Spring Center Freebie

I just can't stop collecting empty bottles and dying rice, so it's a good thing I've made another shaker activity!

This one is perfect for spring. Click here to come on over to my blog for directions to dye the rice and to get everything you need to make your own  shakers, except the bottle of course :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Word Families Under Construction FREEBIE!

I pulled out some of my word family pages a few weeks ago and thought . . . I wish I had just one word family per page.   I decided to make some! Click the pic and head on over to get your FREEBIE now!

I've got one for 'short a' and I'm working on some other word families too! Can't wait to see you on the other side!

Spring Egg Hunt {Freebie}

Stop by my blog to grab a FREE copy of my Spring egg hunt, hippity hoppin' hunt {printable clues}!
You'll get six clues,
start and finish cards, and a bag topper for a fun prize!
I'll see you soon!! :)

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Playing Prediction "Scoot" With Poems

This week we played prediction "scoot" with poetry in my reading intervention group.  My group works on higher level comprehension skills and they loved making and supporting predictions with this fun activity!

Head over to my blog to grab your free copy!


Easter Freebies

Where has this term gone? One week to go before I have two weeks off for Easter and I can't wait! When we return to school, Easter will have come and gone so I spent this weekend making up some Easter activities. I've listed two for free on TpT. The first is a colour/color by number activity. Both spellings of color/colour are included.
The second is a remake of my Sprint to 100 freebie that has had over 1000 downloads. It is the same game, but with a rabbit racing theme.
Pop by my blog to pick them up. Also, I'm having a sale at my TpT store, just because I feel like it. Get 20% off for the next few days. Check out my store here

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fraction Fun!

I LOOOVE teaching about fractions... it has to be my favorite unit.  There are so many fun things you can do and you can use food, which is always a hit!  Yesterday we had "Fraction Fun Friday" in my classroom.  We made fraction kites and did fraction marshmallow math.  You can check it out on my blog and get the freebies for the kites and marshmallow math too!


Rockin' Teacher Materials: Daily 5 Organization & a FREEBIE!

 I am so excited! I LOVE the Daily 5, and it works really well in my room, but it was taking me so long to get my kids to their stations. Head on over to see how I am doing it and grab a {freebie}while you are there!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Place Value Chips

Come on over to grab your freebie and see how I helped some of my students quickly grasp -/+ 10s on a hundred's chart!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Counting Pirate's Booty

.I noticed that my kiddos are having a hard time counting by  certain numbers - well, especially the 3s - yeesh!  I have this game that I did with my 3rd graders for multiplication. But now I'm using it for my 2nd graders - counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s....jazzed it up with some fabulous clip art :)


Look What I Found!

If you're a Pinterest fan, you're going to love this linky party!  Come on over to Elementary Matters for details!  


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I got a make-over and a new name!!!
And since I am so happy today...I decided I'd give ya all a freebie from my plant unit...But one wasn't enough for my happy self, so here is a mini-plant unit for you!

Come by and see! The new Ms. Smart Pants, formerly known as Ms. Beattie's Oh, the Places We'll Go

How Will You Celebrate Earth Day?

Why not celebrate our Earth {and learn about keeping it clean!} with some fun craftivities?
heart the earth {craftivities} has three craft projects: Heart the Earth, I Love Earth, and Mosaic Earth.  There are seven writing prompts in all {you can mix and match them for each craft}, plus a word search, and a create a word!

If you're interested, you can find this new set on TpT for $2.50!

A Cupcake for the Teacher
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