Sunday, March 31, 2013


I hope you're having a wonderful Easter. Last night the Easter bunny left us a surprise. My kids were pretty surprised! They keep walking back to check if it's still there.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Egg-cellent Center( freebie)

Have you been to Walmart lately? I found the coolest egg set ever. On each egg are two letters. One on each side of the egg and they're different letters. I can tell I'm a teacher because I get excited when I find eggs with letters on them.
 This little bunny replaces any letter in the alphabet.
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 I decided next week for one of my centers I'm going to have my kids make words with the eggs. I quick whipped up this sheet to go with it. If you would like to download it click on the image below. My students can do Easter activities after Easter right? Plus next week if there are any left they might be 50% off and what teacher doesn't love a deal. Oh and they include jelly beans in each one. Pretty sad that I was more excited for the letters.
Last week I posted my two truths and a lie. I had such nice responses. Thank you! So here are my truths and a lie.
* I did have a baby at 25 weeks.My son was born at 1lb 14 oz. It was the scariest thing I have ever been through. We lived in the NICU for 3 1/2 months. I have never felt closer to God in my life. He was there for me during one of the most difficult times in my life. I can say now that my little guy will be starting kindergarten in the spring and he is doing so well. You would never believe he was a preemie.
* I did step on a sewing needle in High school and I did have to have it surgically removed. My darn mom is so crafty and she left one on the floor . My foot hit it just right for it to insert in my foot. Such a bizarre situation but It did happen.
* Lastly I have never had the chicken pox so I didn't have to be hospitalized with them.

I'm going to link up again in Latotya, this time it's the Noun game: 
Favorite Persons: Hands down my own kids of course. My husband too :) I can't limit it to one. 

 My little one is so excited for Easter she is counting down the days.
Favorite Place: Hawaii, My husband and I went there and just LOVED it. It was so relaxing and the best weather ever. 

Favorite Thing: Probably jewelry. I'm a fanatic for different types. You will never see me without an accessory. 

Favorite Animal: A dog even though I don't have one. My in-laws HATE animals and they will not eat or visit people that have them So I decided if I ever wanted them to come around I better not have one. Even though I would love to have a dog. 

Go link up if you haven't yet.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Shared Reading.....UGH!!

Alright I need some tips. We have to do Shared reading every day for 1/2 hour in our classroom. I got observed today doing it and I found out I've been doing it all year WRONG!! My literacy coach said it is thinking out loud. You never ask the kids any questions or have them find words that rhyme or a certain skill. She said it is basically reading a book to the class but telling them exactly what you're thinking as you're  reading. She demonstrated this for my class. My class tried to participate but she told them no, it's my turn to tell you what I'm thinking. I have searched the Internet for shared reading ideas and all of the ones I have came across are nothing like she told me shared reading is. Does anyone have any tips? Or knows of any great shared reading lessons on TPT. I would like to find some that are thinking out loud strategies.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Two Truths and a Lie Linky party

I'm linking up with Flying into First Grade for her fun linky, two truths and a lie.

So here are mine:
1. I had chicken pox so bad I had to be hospitalized.
2. I stepped on a needle and had to have it surgically removed.
3. When I was almost 6 months pregnant I had a baby that survived.

In the comments leave which one you think is a lie. I'm excited to see what you think. Go link up too, if you haven't already!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Centers Oh My!!

Do you ever have one of those moments where you say to yourself why didn't I think of that? Well here is my moment. I ran across these amazing little guys off of Amazon. Oh my can I just say? I'm ordering them right now. Do you have students even after you have explained centers a million jazillion times still ask. What are we supposed to do at center 1? Well problem SOLVED!! These are little speakers that you record the instructions on. Then when the students are at their center. They push the little button and it tells them what to do. WOW!!! Seriously this is going to make my life so-much-easier! They're on sale right now on Amazon. So go check them out.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's My Lucky Day

I'm linking up with Cindy at Granny Goes to school. She came up with a great idea to giveaway some awesome St. Patrick's Day freebies. Who can pass that up?? Seriously? There are some amazing bloggers, giving away freebies. So be sure to follow the complete circle. Cindy is giving away a 20.00 Target gift card. You can enter for each blog you follow.   
I'm giving away my Lucky Leprechaun Shape Swindler activity to you for FREE!! I made this product specifically for this linky party, I hope you enjoy it. Just click on the picture and it will take you to my store.

 Go check out Nicole from Rowdy in Room 300 for your next freebie!
I know I will, I'm excited to get some freebies for St. Patrick's Day. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Brain Breaks

I don't know about you, but my kids have the WIGGLES like crazy! I love using brain breaks throughout the day to get the WIGGLES out. I found the Just Dance Kids Gummy Bear song and my students fell in love. Everyday they ask me if we can do the gummy bear dance. So I decided I needed to find some more Just Dance videos for them to do. I love that they're only a couple of minutes so they don't take a lot of time to do but they also help them to do their work better. Here are a couple of my favorites:

 Do you use brain breaks in your classroom? If you do what are some of your favorites?
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