Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hallway Decoration Linky Party

I finished my door today and I wanted to share!!!

Come on over and link up!!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Caught You Being Good Freebie

What to do with my goodie drawer????

My goodie drawer is going to be more of a random act of kindness reward. It will be totally up to my discretion. I will give students a "sticker," really it is an address label I printed, with the reason they are receiving their reward. It could be for anything! I like to give positive feedback to my students all day long. This is just another fun way to do it!! 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Dollar Days & a SALE are Here! Win $75 Too!

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Dollar Days & a SALE are Here! Win $75 Too!: Today and tomorrow only (July 29 & 30) take advantage of FABULOUS deals... $1 or $2 items!  
Check it out!

Common Core Standards and Some Resources

My school district will be using the Common Core State Standards this year, so one of my summer projects is to explore the second grade standards.  I've been collecting some stuff!  Come on over to Elementary Matters and see my collection so far!  

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tell Me More, Tell Me More

Step into Second Grade with Mrs. Lemons is having a "Tell Me More" linky party!  This is your chance to learn more about all your teacher/ blogger friends!  You can catch my entry here.  Then you can go explore the lives of plenty of other teacher bloggers!  You know, we're some interesting people!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Please help me win a grant by voting for my idea on WeAreTeachers!
(Grant request written by Emily Stout on WeAreTeachers)

I am participating in a contest sponsored by ING and an online community called WeAreTeachers. I submitted a teaching idea answering the question: What are your ideas for teaching students about personal finance and financial literacy?

The 5 teachers with the most votes win an iPod Touch and $200 for the classroom.

The recipients are selected through an online voting process. SO -- If you have a moment, I'd really appreciate you going online and voting for my idea. It would really mean a lot to me to have your vote and support! Just go here and type my first & last name, Emily Stout, into the "Enter keywords" box "by Author." My project idea is called Kid Town.
Today is the last day to vote! Thank you so much for your help! 
"My Gang" rocks!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Free Boggle Letters

FREE!!!   FREE!!!   FREE!!!

I made some Boggle letters to share with you. There are 3 more packs to choose from!

My students are just going to write their words in a journal. I can't make special copies just for Boggle. So sorry I don't have a cute paper to share, but I am sure you can find you somewhere!

So I have been thinking about making my own letters for several weeks.


I got a little carried away...

Visit Simply 2nd Resources to view the other three letter packs!

School Days!

Come on over and check out my Back to School centers!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cafe freebie!

Come on over to pick up cute CAFE posters...for free :)


Ms. Alley's Class

Think Marks Poster

Come on over to see my plan for using this poster and strategy in my classroom.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Everything Tool Kit

I like to have plenty of tools available for my students to help the learning along.  I've spent hours making tools and charts for every subject.  My plan for Back to School is to have the children keep a folder in their desk for every subject, and they'll be decorating each folder with the tools.  I have a sample freebie that you can see in this image that includes some math, some reading, and some Science tools.  Come on over to Elementary Matters to download your freebie and see more of the Everything Tool Kit.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Don't Use All Your Colored Ink for Math Mysteries!...

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Don't Use All Your Colored Ink for Math Mysteries!...: Math Mysteries are pretty heavy on the color. Head on over to see how you can not waste a drop of ink on these fun and engaging common core based, math mysteries!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me, and a Freebie for You!

How do you celebrate birthdays in your classroom?  Several years ago I came up with something that I liked so much, I haven't changed it!  Kids come back to my room years later and still remember the birthday tradition!  Here's my tradition for celebrating birthdays, along with the materials you'll need!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hundred Board Freebie Packet!

Will you be teaching Hundred Board skills this upcoming school year?  If so, here are some great tools to use when building these skills.  I use these resources for everything from counting to skip counting to place value to money! 
       Included are:
  • Hundred Board
  • Blank Hundred Board
  • Hundred Board Puzzle (Students have to put pieces of Hundred Board back together in order.)
  • Hundred Board Detective Sheet - (Students have to fill in the missing numbers.)
Click Below To Download:

Monday, July 16, 2012

Instead of I don't know

l teachers have pet peeves, right? I have a few.  :)

One of them is when student's say, "I don't know." This doesn't help me help them. It doesn't show me that they have tried or thought about it at all. It is frustrating...

Come on over to Simply 2nd Resources to get your freebie!

Inspired by Golf!

I helped out at a golf camp this week, and of course it inspired me to create this freebie.  Come on over to Elementary Matters to download the Par 3 Freebie!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Looking for Some Health Benefits?

You won't believe what I heard about this week that has lots of benefits to your health!  Hint:  it has nothing to do with teaching, but if you really work at it, you can relate it to the brain.  Come on over to Elementary Matters and read about it!

what?! I’m a no-reply blogger!? the google+ fix

So I was emailing with Miss Amanda Madden {isn’t her name fun to say} and she told me I was a “no-reply” blogger. What?! How rude of me! She said that even if I leave my email address in a comment, you cannot reply to me by email.

Well, I am not that kind of girl, but I had no clue how to fix this! I found LOTS of tutorials on how to fix the problem, but they all said to edit your blogger profile. I repeatedly went to my blogger dashboard, but when I edited my profile, my screens looked nothing like the tutorials! I didn’t even have the same options!

Then I discovered the problem. I use my google+ profile…I was sold on the whole google+ idea, but I really do not even have the first clue what to do with it. How was I to get rid of this!!

I toyed around with my dasboard and here’s what I found.

When you use google+, there is no option to fix account settings in blogger.






After I had the problem fixed, I returned to the dashboard and switched back to google+. It makes me feel more at one with the tech world I guess! Now sweet bloggers like Amanda can email me when they comment on my comments! Thank you Amanda! and fyi-If you do not use google+ as your blog profile, just do the last 2 steps!

Happy Sunday. New Michaels coupon came out. 25% off entire purchase! plus my teacher discount! that’s 40%! Off to get 3 flat canvases for a Monday Made it! Remember to download the Michaels app and all your coupons are right on your phone! I do it for Hobby Lobby too


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Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Olympics Are Coming!

I absolutely love the Olympics!  I've come up with lots of different ideas on what to do in class that's connected to the Olympics, and fun for the kids!  Come on over to Elementary Matters to share Olympics ideas!

Activities for Treasures Spelling

Hey ya'll!

Just a quick post to announce that I have finally finished the spelling packet for 2nd grade Treasures!

The file is 306 pages and includes spelling lists, word wall cards, handwriting practice, a test, and a "fill in the boxes" page for each weekly list.

You can get some more info if you click the picture... it will take you back to my blog to a long post full of Target treasures!  The blurb about the spelling is at the bottom of the post!  :)

I also have a pack for 1st grade!  Here it is on TpT- you can download a free sample for unit 6 if you download the preview!


Friday, July 13, 2012

Jazz Up Your Calendar!

Did you see the FREE extra calendar pieces I shared on my blog earlier this week?

If not... you should head over and check them out!  I printed and laminated mine this week and I am SO geeked about how they turned out!!!

Just click the pic for more info!

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

A song from "Fiddler on the Roof" echoes in my head as I think about all the different things that have gone on with my blog and my life the last week or so.  It includes linky parties, giving advice, the Great Postcard Exchange, guest posting, and even golf camp!  Come on over to Elementary Matters and see what's been going on!
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