Saturday, October 10, 2015

Fall Sale on My Newest Products

I've been working really hard these past few weeks planning some fun activities and lessons for my students.  Take advantage of my hard work with a SALE on my 10 latest products!

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Bouncy Bands to the Rescue!

Do you have bouncy children?  I do!  Quite a few, in fact.  I have a few students who learn best while fidgeting.  I can't blame them. Guess how I'm positioned writing this blog post?  I'm sitting on one foot while bouncing the other one!  It seems our brains work better when our bodies are moving--at least for some of us!
I was thrilled to try out a simply yet revolutionary product called Bouncy Bands in my classroom! 
My hubby is an engineer BUT I AM NOT!   So when it comes to assembly, I need something quick and easy.  Bouncy Bands are so easy to place on the feet of a desk or chair and children LOVE them!

Bouncy Bands were designed by someone who knows AND understands wiggly kids--Scott, Ertl, a school Guidance Counselor!  He wanted to give his students a chance to wiggle while they work.  In fact, 87% of surveyed students said they felt calmer when they took tests using bouncy bands.  71% of teachers agreed!    Bouncy Bands are quiet, so students don't distract other students while they wiggle and work!  Watch how Bouncy Bands work:

I had one student who was so impressed with his bouncy band at school, that his mom contacted me and said she wanted to buy two more to donate to my classroom. She said he has gone on and on about it at home!  If you want to try out Bouncy Bands, check out their site here:
Bouncy Bands

Thursday, October 1, 2015

FREE Candy Corn Fun in the Classroom

I love, love, love all of the themes available in the classroom during October.  Candy Corn is one of my favorite candies, and I love the fall colors found on them!  Here are some fun activities and lessons you can use for FREE to incorporate candy corn in your October classroom activities:
Place Value Puzzles and Craft- 
Grab this FREEBIE I recently posted so students can practice two digit place value including expanded form and number of tens and ones.  Students can also create their own Candy Corn Place Value Puzzle!

2. Candy Corn Contractions by Chalk One Up for the Teacher:
Candy Corn Contractions
3. Candy Corn Related Math Facts and Number Models by Diary of a First Grade Teacher:
Candy Corn Math Craft for Related Facts and Number Models
 4.  Candy Corn Word Family Freebie -ike by Mindy Beams:
 Candy Corn Word Family Freebie (-ike)
5.  Candy Corn Sort and Tally by Mrs. Thompson's Treasures:
Candy Corn Fun FREEBIE - Sort & Tally
6.  Candy Corn Math Facts Center by The Bubbly Blonde:
 Candy Corn Facts~ Freebie
7.  Candy Corn Opinion Writing by Teaching with Passion:
8.  Candy Corn Measuring by Adventures in Kindergarten:
Candy Corn Measuring 
9.  Candy Corn Odds and Evens by Sarah Masters:Candy Corn Odds & Evens - Odd and Even Math Center 
10.  Candy Corn Crafts from Crafty Morning:
Candy Corn Crafts for Kids to Make (Fun fall and Halloween ideas!)    
Finally, not a freebie but a CHEAPIE is my Candy Corn Cuties Craftivity.  Check it out here:

Monday, September 28, 2015

BOLO: Be on the Lookout! Linky Party

It's a BOLO link-up party.  BOLO means Be on the Look Out.  Today, I'm linking up with some of my friends to share some projects I'm working on so you can be on the look out for them in the next few days.  Check out my current project below and then head over to Stephanie McConnell-- Principal Principles and Teaching Outside the Box with Brooke Brown.

Since our projects are in progress, this is a great time for you to get  a sneak peek or maybe even make helpful suggestions!  If you have projects of your own and want to share today too, link up below!  Just grab the image below for your blog.

Clipart provided by-TaDoodles Illustrations

I'm currently working on an Addition Unit that focuses on strategies as well as mastery of math facts.  This unit will be chock full of anchor charts, math vocabulary, strategies (including pictures, manipulatives, number lines, and more), TONS of word problem practice, crafts, whole class, small group, and individual activites, and more!  

So far I've completed the September and October portions and am almost through with November.  This unit will be posted on Wednesday at a special early buy in price!  As the other months are added, the price will go up!  Check out some of the components I've included so far:

Watch for a special sale price on this unit on Wednesday!
What are you currently working on?  Link up below and share your works in progress!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sharing Sunday: Take a Peek at My October Plans

It's time for Sharing Sunday!  I'm here to link up with my friends at The Primary Peach to give you a sneak peek at my October plans!
 You can click on the pictures of my visual plans and it will take you to a pdf file with all the linked goodies!  There are lots of freebies in there, so make sure to click around!  I LOVE October, and here's one reason why:
 October is seriously my favorite month EVER!  FALL is here and the air is crisp and cool.  The leaves are beautiful, and it's a teacher's dream:  Halloween, Bats, Spiders, Fire Safety, Fall, Columbus Day, and more!  It's easy to jam pack October with fun and learning!!

 Go check out some other fabulous teachers' October plans here: