Monday, October 31, 2011

Before/After Halloween Writing Freebie

Visit my blog to snag a copy of this writing activity to use tomorrow in the wake of all their wild candy filled fun they will be enjoying tonight!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Witches' Brew FREEBIE!

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet, 
Make Your Students Something Icky to Eat!
Feel free to download this 24 page full color document here! & don't forget to follow me! 
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Trick or Treat Freebie From FirstGradeFriends!

Click on the cauldron to go to my blog and download a fun Halloween short vowel activity!

First Grade Friends

Trick Or Treat- Candy Corn Freebie

A fun freebie for candy corn art using tissue paper and a candy corn poem poster.
Get them by clicking the pictures below

Join us for some fun here at Me and My Gang
by clicking the cauldron

for some fun Halloween treats and goodies! 

Have a great Monday evening!

Halloween Fun Stuff

I have a little something to get you through the week with your kiddos. Click here to get it!


Sunday, October 23, 2011


From now on when you post for the Halloween Freebies you will see this...

 Link up your freebie to the picture! 
And put Trick or Treat as the LABEL


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Life Cycle Writing

This week my first graders are learning all about pumpkins!  Today we went to the pumpkin farm, and on Friday we are having pumpkin day where we will have parents help with pumpkin learning stations all day.  Throughout the week, we have been working on writing explanatory text about the life cycle of a pumpkin.  Our district's professional development initiative this year is writing, so we have been connecting our writing to the common core standards.  This explanatory text is a great introduction to writing non-fiction.  The lessons and templates are below as well as the titles of the mentor texts we are using.  Click below to go to my blog and download this for yourself!

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Surviving RTI

Hey all!
You know that awful acronym that rules our teaching....or seems to? I am no RTI expert, but I have found a way to survive RTI without all the stress! And I'm speaking about it at the next virtual teaching expo! You won't want to miss it! (But feel free to ignore the super awful close-up pic of me...)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Freebie Fun

Click over to my blog and get yourself a fun little freebie!

Hope everyone is making through this LONG week!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Adventure to Fitness

It rained this week.  Recess was a goner.  (insert sad face and a couple of tears)  However, now I have a secret weapon.  If you haven't heard of Adventure to Fitness, come on over and check it out!  It will change inside recess as you know it!!!!!  :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Table Makeover and a Freebie

Gosh, I wish I had taken a before picture of this table!  

A teacher friend let me have it...
just a plain, wooden table that I wanted so that I could put my computer over to the side of my desk (lower)...all I did was spray paint it red (Dollar Store) and then use white  apple barrel paint acrylic to put dots on it.  Too cute, right?  I had to use my camera phone, and I would love for you to overlook the much, much too full garbage can under the  The key to making great dots on (everything) is to use these:
I found mine in the craft section at Walmart...and I use them on everything. (as you can see)

Anyway, I created this for my kids.  I know a lot of teachers stay away from poems like this, but for those of you that would like this, I thought I'd share.  I plan on letting my kids paint (or color) 5 orange circles on the fence and then decorate the page.
Kids love this poem, acting out with the hand motions =)
Click the picture to get your copy!
Happy Saturday!!
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