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July 3, 2011

I have….. Who has….

I have you have


I just found Mrs. Freshwater’s Class today! She has some amazing activities and a TPT store full of fun units!

April 3, 2011

Springtime Fractions with The First Grade Parade


has an AMAZING fraction activity!!! Head over here to check her out!


April 1, 2011

Under construction already

I LOVE the look of my blog BUT

I do not love that I can not fit the full screen of a video like the one below.

Please bear with me as I find a solution that I will enjoy!

Eric Carle- From Head to Toe

Our school board has recently began an initiative that requires all elementary schools in the district to have a magnet focus. The school that I work at has chosen to do a spin off of Microsociety. Teachers and staff will lead small groups (14 or less) of students in creating and running their own business, while incorporating math and reading standards. I currently work in Kindergarten and many of my K-1 colleagues were designing cutesy companies that I would love to run (paper craft company, day salon, artist’s colon. I would love to lead ANY and ALL of those but what about the boys? Specifically the “active” boys (& girls)? So I wracked my brain to come up an outlet for those students who needed an outlet. Enter……


Not only would this allow a physical outlet but will also teach them self discipline as the end goal would be for them to explain Kindergym safety and procedures and lead an “exercise” class to fellow students.

Mrs. Kimbrell posted yesterday about a few Eric Carle videos that could be used in the classroom.

I think “From head to toe” would be an awesome warm up/ cool down routine, not to mention an EASY way to incorporate the standards! My head is filling with ideas to incorporate!





March 26, 2011

A “Fabulous”ly “Inspired” giveaway that will make you “Jump” for joy!

What do you get when you cross 3 creative teachers with blogs and stores with an amazing giveaway for literacy centers?

One Happy Me! (If I win, of course)

If you would like your chance to win, head over to


to find out how.

Michelle has teamed up with




to bring you an amazing giveaway filled with literacy center ideas!

Be sure to check them out!

March 25, 2011

Giveaway : Jelly Bean Math & Personalized Teacher name sign

In honor of Miss Snowden’s blog reaching 100 followers, two lovely ladies have teamed up to bring you a great giveaway.

Head over to…


for your chance to win


a personalized name sign from Miss Snowden AND

Jelly Bean Math by Erica Bohrer

a Jelly Bean math unit from



Student-led conferences


Amanda @ One extra degree posted today about her positive experiences with student-led conferences.

In addition, she also has included resources for the conferences and the data notebooks that her students keep throughout the year that help them guide their conferences. These are available on her TpT site.

March 23, 2011

Questionaut- critical thinking game

While looking for blogs for upper elementary school today, I stumbled acroos Mrs. Trefz's Fifth Grade Blog, where I found this...

This would be an awesome critical thinking activity and review/challenge for students who finish assignments early.

March 20, 2011

I have finally decided to do something with this page.
I have put it off for some time...
Becuase I have no clue which grade I will teach!
I guess I didn't want a blog as cluttered as my office, full of ideas from all grade levels.
So full in fact, I don't know that I will be able to find anything when I need it.
Perhaps this blog will provide me with an idea how to organize my files at home as well.