Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Creative Chalkboard's Selfless Challenge

I don't know about you, but I'm officially on Thanksgiving break and about to sneak downstairs and eat another piece of Thursday's Sweet Potato Pie! But before I do that I wanted to share with you a wonderful challenge that Krista Wallden has created. It's called the S"elf"less Challenge and details are pictured above. Krista's giving away free clip art and challenging us all to do something special for someone else.

I choose to complete #3. I created a Reading Response Booklet with a Christmas/Elf theme. You can click here for the booklet. Would love feedback!
Cover/Page 1

Page 2/Page 3
Page 4/Page 5

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thanksgiving Text Features Booklet

Thanksgiving Text Features Booklet
Had a request from a teammate to create a booklet for Thanksgiving. You can download it at this link Thanksgiving Text Features Booklet.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Simple Machines Booklet

Simple Machine Booklet
I got a great response from the Pumpkin Nonfiction Text Features Booklet I created! Some teachers inquired about me creating curriculum created books. My next Science Unit is on Simple Machines so I created this booklet to supplement the unit. You can download it at this link Simple Machines Booklet.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pumpkin Text Features Booklet

I am suppose to be grading writing prompts and writing up my parent conference forms for the week... but my creative juices are flowing. I created this booklet to review nonfiction text features.

Directions are included on how this booklet should be copied and stapled.

Table of Contents- Students need to number each page and write the headings of each chapter in the table of contents along with the page number.

Caption- Students needs to color the picture and write a caption to match it.

Diagram- Students need to color the diagram and label the parts of the life cycle.

Heading- Students can use the diagram and word bank to write a paragraph about the Pumpkin Life Cycle.

Line Plot- Students need to create a Line Plot with the data given.

Glossary- Students needs to write a sentence about each word in the glossary.

Index- Students need to write important words in the index along with their page numbers.

Click Here for a link to the booklet.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Currently October


Listening- I watch the Cosby Show everyday... so it seems that I'm always listening to it!

Loving- I am loving my class! I have the sweetest bunch of 3rd graders and their parents are always sending me gifts of appreciation. I've had some rough groups and there have been times when I questioned if I could even continue on in this profession, so I'm thankful for those years when I have a "break", where they don't put ALL the low achieving students and behavior problems together in my classroom! I'm also loving the fact that I am officially pain free! For as long as I've been blogging, I've been dealing with chronic pain conditions... ovarian teratoma, uterine fibroids but now that both have been removed, I feel amazing. My parents from last year see me and the notice a huge difference, they tell me I look great, that I seem happier and that I'm even glowing. I didn't realize how bad I had felt until I didn't feel that way anymore.

Thinking- I love my class and parents so much that I'd consider looping to 4th. If it didn't require moving rooms... I'd loop in a heartbeat and I've never taught higher than 3rd before.

Wanting- I want to get all my Christmas Shopping done early this year.

Needing- To get dressed for the State Fair, I took a half personal day on Thursday and went with my friend. Today my husband and I are going. Already ate the sirloin tips and shrimp sandwich. Today I eat the lobster roll and funnel cake.

Trick- I saw this years ago at a school I worked in and I've started it a couple times in schools I've worked in. Thought I'd share.

Click Picture for Boo Gram

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Free October Resources

Three weeks in and I'm an EXHAUSTED! I'm loving my 24 third graders, they are the sweetest children I've ever had the privilege of teaching. They love to spoil me too... to day I've received 4 bags of my favorite Haribo Gummy Bears, a gift card to Hobby Lobby and countless books for my classroom! I was able to get the October Resources redesigned and uploaded. Hope on over The Teaching Oasis and check them out!

October Task Cards

October Poems

October Word Wall Words

Monday, September 1, 2014

Currently September

Listening: trying to find something good on television to watch...
Loving: for the first time in three years I'll be pain free when school starts tomorrow. The doctor has released me, I just have a 10lb lift restriction but that's it. I feel pretty good too.
Thinking: I need to figure out what to wear tomorrow, it's going to be 98* in Richmond and I'm not looking forward recess, the heat index is suppose to be over 100* so I think we may get about 10-15 minutes... I'll just have to make it up to them once it gets cooler.
Wanting: I could really use a week between teacher work week and the first week of school to just relax!
Needing: I wish my momma was still here taking care of me... when she was here my house was clean, food was cooked and laundry was washed and folded. But she's back home now and I'm left to do it by myself.
3 Trips: Since I've been to Maine and the Colorado Rockies I figure I'd like to visit Vermont and the Appalachian Mountains. I'd also love to go to a tropical island or take a cruise of some sort.
I've been busy creating on my computer and decided to make some S'more Themed Reading Strategy and Skill Posters. Click the picture below to download.
S'more Reading Strategy and Skill Posters