Carolina on My Mind {Non-Fiction Articles about South Carolina}

It's finally complete! I compiled a set of a33 non-fiction articles ALL about South Carolina. Each article has an activity or response page to go along with it. 

It has taken me quite some time as the research part of this is very time consuming. Plus, I have a five month old. She doesn't leave much time for creating! =)

You can purchase the set by clicking the image below!

To win a set for yourself, please comment below with your email and tell what you think is my favorite place to visit in South Carolina, my state. =)

It will also be on sale all day today for $5.00!

St. Patricks Day Writing

So I used to love Lucky Charms as a kid. As I was laying in bed the other night, I was thinking how perfectly that little treat goes along with St. Patrick's Day and how fun it would be to use Lucky Charms for some fun writing! So this little pack was born!

I came up with two different writing activities. First, students can write about their favorite Lucky Charms marshmallow. I even included a fun little class graphing activity! The second writing activity is for for students to persuade someone to eat or not eat Lucky Charms!

Just a little preview from the pack!

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Measuring Liquid Volume

Every year, measurement tends to be the one thing that my students struggle with the most. I'm not sure why, but I think maybe it's that it's just boring. LOL I dunno!

This year, I plan on letting students rotate to several stations and practice estimating how much they think is in a container and then actually measure it out and see. To end the lesson, I made this SCOOT activity as a review! I think it will be a fun way to assess what they learned!

Here are some sample pages from the file! They will then record all their answeres on this recording sheet.

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And for you South Carolina third grade teachers, I am still working on this!

It is huge project, so it will take me a while to finish, but I am getting there!

 Leave a comment telling me your favorite way to teach estimating and measuring liquid volume and I will choose one person to win a free copy of my Estimating and Measuring Scoot activity Wednesday, March 11th! Good Luck! {Please leave your email in the comment!}

Is this thing on??

So, I have been so busy being a new mama to this sweet little pumpkin that I haven't had much time for blogging or creating, but I am finally trying to get the hang of balancing mommyhood and teacherdom.

Isn't she the cutest? =)

Anyway, I have been working on a new product that I have had stewing around in my head for a while. I actually tried to start something very similar several months back, but I lost it when my hard drive went kaput! Anyway, this new file will be for those South Carolina teachers out there. I wanted to put together some non-fiction articles to teach about all things South Carolina!

This will be a huge project and I problably won't be finished for a while because of the number of articles I want to include, but I will eventually have it posted. I wanted to give my bloggy friends a little sneak peek!

For each article, I am trying to make varied response pages so they aren't just the same thing each time. I am including practice with text features, making outlines, comparing and contrasting, context clues, main idea, details, cause and effect, summarizing, questioning, etc...

Let me know if there is anything else you might want to see included in the set!

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Multiplication Freebie

As you may have noticed, my blog has recieved a little makeover! I love it! Thanks to Megan Favre at a A Bird in Hand Designs!

I have just returned from my maternity leave and man did I miss my kiddos!! To help my kids really learn their facts, we always do weekly timed tests starting with 0's and 1's and then moving up each week. As kids pass each test, they color in a section of their multiplication sundae sheets. You can see the example below! 

At the end of the year, we have an ice cream sundae party to celebrate!

Here is the checklist I use to keep track so students don't try to cheat on their coloring sheets. =)

If you wish to download this editable file, please click the image below! You will need the following fonts for it to look like mine: KG What the Teacher Wants and KG When Oceans Rise. These are both free fonts you can download from TPT or

I created my own timed tests to use. They print four to a page. You can just click the image below to download your free copy!