Thursday, September 28, 2017

Boo to You!

Enjoy this clip art Freebie!! 
I cannot believe October is just a few days away!  Now THAT'S SCARY!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Creepy Pair of Underwear Fun!

I cannot tell you how much I love Aaron Reynold's book, A Creepy Pair of Underwear!  So much fun! The illustrations by Peter Brown crack me up.  It's a companion book to the Caldecott Honor book, Creepy Carrots, which my kiddos love as much as I do!  There should be a HEE HEE Award!
This is totally worthy!  There are a few readings on YouTube.  I love the "creepy" one above!  FUN!

It's a companion book to Creepy Carrots.  Lots of time the second book doesn't quite live up to expectations but this one was spot on.  I've read it to some little ones (not my class...waiting a few weeks) and they rolled around belly laughing.  LOVED IT!  It's going to be THE OCTOBER BOOK this year although you can read it anytime.  Trust me, you'll be rereading to your kids throughout the year.

I made a packet (80 pages of ELA/MATH) that's available here if you want to check it out.  It's on sale for the next 48 hours so grab it on sale if interested.  It includes a a Jasper and underwear craft above with a cute writing activity.  (Jasper's not a little bunny more. I"m growing up. too!  I can...) The ones above were done by my friend's third grade class as she already shared the book. She didn't yet send me her bulletin board pics with the writing attached but I'm eager to see it!

Here are preview pages:

I cannot wait to share it with my class!  Speaking of my Fabo Firsties, I am thrilled with my class!  What sweet kids!  It's only been a week but they are caring, work well together, work hard, and laugh at all my jokes!  Really sweeties!  My day flies by so you know it's a great group!

Have a great week, everyone!  No, have a CREEPY, FUN week!  :)

Monday, September 4, 2017

Little Blooms Clip Art

As many of you know, my husband creates clip art (I help color) and has his own store on TpT.  We are going to have his store (DANDY DOODLES) represent secondary clip art, especially Social Studies, while putting younger art in my store.  (We will be transferring all of the younger sets to my store eventually.)

Here is a sample of some new sets uploaded:


If you don't know this new book, you will shortly!  A Creepy Pair of Underwear is by the same team who brought you Creepy Carrots.  I have one of my Book-Its available for this book and am almost finished a more extensive (with craft/writing activity) product that will also include this Book It. 


(I made a Book It for The Legend of the Bluebonnet as well.)


The six sets below are FREEBIES!  
We hope you can use/enjoy them!



Happy Labor Day!  School starts tomorrow!  

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pockets Empty from Sale? Try these Freebies!

With my first school paycheck 6 weeks away (I don't go back until September 5!) I'm not buying anything more for my classroom. I hit up the Dollar Spot at Target and loaded my cart for the TpT Sale.  Good bargains!  But the money has run out for me so I am assuming it might have for you too!

Here are some Freebies to get you through!  Hope they can meet your needs!  

First up:  September Poems.  There are enough here to last you the month!  You'll see lots of September topics included here!  I use them in Poetry Binders and give a new one almost daily. Great for Daily 5!  I send home binders for fluency practice once a week.

Next I have my Make-a-Word September/October Packet for you!  If you haven't used these, please do!  Your kids will thank you!  By cutting out the pieces and moving them around, the kids can see the patterns and make lots of words.

I do these whole-class in September and then include it in my reading centers.  In October, we usually do a few words together and see what we notice about the letters.  I try to include an "S" whenever possible so they can make plurals.  They quickly learn that concept!  Also, when we start Words Their Way, the kids are quite good at looking for their letter combinations of the week.  By the middle of the year, I have several kids making 100 words per sheet!  Amazing!  TIP:  When class is working on these, I often stop and ask, "Who has a great word they want to share with the rest of us?"  I usually pick a few kids.  Each child will write the word they made on the board to SHARE with us which means everyone can copy it onto own page.

If you haven't tried one of my free Book-Its, please do!  They consist of 3 activities related to featured book: Make-a-Word, Retelling (written and oral) and Pick-a-Prompt for writing.  I use one weekly and if I skip a week, I get lots of sour faces from my kiddos.  They are also GREAT to leave for a sub because it's over an hour delivery time.  Here are some free ones..go!

And after all these years, I still love Harry the Dirty Dog.  A true classic!

How my kids play together:  (I run two-sided so they will play 4 games total)

*Partners each get same sheet. (Can be same day or different day.) 

*Each picks a word for Game 1. Player 1 says word, spells it, spells it again while writing it, and then says again. (Say, Spell, Spell, Say.) 

*Player 2 does the same. 

*Repeat until game over. Winner writes name on Winner line and then each gets opposite word for Game 2.

You can run double-sided (with same words or two new ones) and have kids play additional times. The games are quick (yet effective!) so many students love playing 4 games per sheet! They are also perfect for those extra few minutes here and there!

And finally, for today, some readers!  Enjoy!

and see this post for my latest:

I'll be back next week with some math freebies!  Have a great day!

Monday, July 31, 2017

A Freebie Reader for You!

I've been busy working on adding items to my store and am glad I have lots of new products for the sale which is August 1-2.  I buy a ton during this sale but haven't added any new items to my shopping cart...yet!  

To celebrate the sale and thank you for reading this blog, I'm offering this Freebie to you.  Click to download from Google Drive.  (Don't go to store...only free to all of you here.) 

I know this is only a little reader but I adore it!  I wrote it last year and based it on my interaction with one of my students the day before school started.  He had his pockets stuffed with little trinkets and kept asking "Can I bring this...Can I bring that?"  He kept taking things out of his pocket at record speed.  It was like the never-ending clowns coming our of a tiny car! Here's the book if you want to preview before you download your free copy.

I have all "R" blend books available in my store.  If in need of some "R Blend" materials, check out this great bundle.  With the 25% off sale, a truly awesome bargain on an already crazy good bargain! :)

(I have "L Blend" activities, too.)

I also put up a few bulletin board packets in my store at the request of my good friend, Haritha! Here are some pics.  Each one has two versions and a simple writing prompt is included as well.  (K kids can draw a picture.)  I'm using the Dinos this year.  Last year, I used the Twinkle.

Available in pink and blue, too.

I'm off to load up my cart!  Have a great day!  For those of you who have returned to school already, here is hoping that you have a FABO year!