Friday, December 20, 2013

Exciting News!!

Well, I am excited to announce that I got engaged this week!! I can't believe my life has changed so much in the last year, and for the better! I am already overwhelmed thinking about planning a wedding, yet yet eager and excited! Please let me know if you have any tips or words of advice for wedding planning! I would love to hear! Anyways, I just wanted to share that with you all!! I am sure I will be posting things along the way!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Sale!

TPT is having a huge Cyber Monday AND Tuesday sale starting tomorrow! You don't want to miss out! I'm already filling up my cart with goodies!

Thanks to Krista for the cute button!

Click below to head to my shop!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Leveling Your Own Reading Materials

Just this past week, I discovered that you can actually level your own texts. Most Scholastic books these days already come leveled, but what if you have textbok passages or reading passages that you have created and want to know what the level is? The answer is this amazing website! Follow the picture tutorial for using the Lexile Analyzer.

Just click the image below to download a copy of my chart. I used a combination of different resources to match up the levels with the correct grade level. It may not be 100% accurate, but it's pretty close. I have included it in black and white and color.

I hope you have found this helpful! It certainly has been for me!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Trouble with Turkeys

I finally finished my Turkey Trouble Persuasive Writing Mini Unit! 

And as promised, here is the winner!

Lisa, please send me an e-mail at and I will send you the unit! 

Head on over to my shop and grab yourself a copy by clicking my store button below!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Idioms and Behavioral Animal Adaptations

I think this is a record this year. I'm actually posting for a third time in a week! Gotta celebrate the small things sometimes!

Last week, we worked on idioms. Let me tell kids KNOW how to identify some idioms! They don't always know what they mean, but by golly, they can tell you when they hear one! HAHA

One of my students has even been keeping a list of all of the idioms he's found at home. He carries it everywhere and shows me his list like EVERY afternoon! Another one of my students told me at lunch today that he and his rowdy classmates were just trying to keep me on my toes!

Anyways, I wanted to share a cute little Idiom Poster that I created to assess the students at the end of the week. We brainstormed all of our favorite idioms on the board and then I asked them to pick their favorite for the poster activity.

Here are some cute examples!

(Sorry it's blurry! He illustrated "party animal." HAHA It was my fav!

I also said I would be back with the behavioral adaptation flipbook so I am making good on my promise!

I have found myself having a really hard time at school this year...with everything. I have felt defeated and unmovitated. So...I stumbled upon this blog post tonight by Elizabeth from Kickin' It In Kindergarten and it's just something to inspire a little some hope and comfort in those moments when we feel like we can't do anymore.

Sometimes we just need a little list to remind us of the importance of what we do!

Happy Hump Day!