Thursday, March 29, 2012

Math Fact Fluency Games

I have a BUNCH of new games available for you!!  I have been busy, busy, busy creating some FUN games for math next week, since I will actually have to teach for the first time in a month.  I have been so lucky to have a student teacher this year and she has been teaching all subjects since the beginning of March.  Starting Monday, I get to have my firsties back.  So here are the addition and subtraction games that I have created to help teach those mental math strategies.  Click on each of the pictures below to go to my TpT store:

You can get the bundle of all 3 games HERE for only $5.  Happy Friday everyone!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

"Hippity Hoppity": Just in time for SPRING!!

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin' down the bunny trail, "Hippity Hoppity" Common Core Infused Math and Literacy activities are HERE!!!

This download contains 47 pages of the cutest bunnies around. The 7 activities included are listed below and each activity contains a recording sheet.

1.RFS.3 Bunny Order
ABC Order
1.RFS.3 Peter Rabbit
Building Words
1.OA.1 & 1.OA.2 Bunny Tales
Word Problem Matching Game
1.OA.4 Bunny Hops
Number Line Math
1.RL.7 Sparkle Spring
Describing Words
1.OA.7 Rabbit Food
True/False with Addition/Equality
1.OA.4 & 1.OA.8 I Want My Mommy
Whole-Part-Part with Missing Addends 

 Here is a sneak peak of what's inside this unit.  Click on any of the pictures to go straight to my TpT store.

 This is probably my favorite unit because of all the pretty colors I got to use for the season.  Anyone who knows me or has even peeked inside my classroom knows that I LOVE to use a variety of different colors.  It's just so FUN and pretty when everything is so colorful. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

WhoooHooo!! Another Award :-)

I'm proud to say that Ashley from First Grade Smart Cookies has given me the "One Lovely Blog Award".   Thank you SO much Ashley!! :-)

I am so excited that my blog is finally getting out there and people are starting to recognize me.  It's such a great feeling to know that other teachers are using the activities that I create in their own classrooms.  I feel like I spend every waking moment on the computer creating new things to use in my classroom.  I'm glad that you all are finding these activities useful.  

So to pay it forward, I am selecting 15 blogs that I think deserve this award:

There are so many great teacher bloggers out there...I could probably list a TON more!  Each post that is created by all of you fabulous teachers is helping other teachers be as great as you!  Thank you all for all you do to help create FUN and EXCITING activities for our students!!  

Rules for this Award
1.  Link back to the blogger who gave you the award.
2.  Pass the award on to 15 other lovely bloggers.
3.  Follow the person who sent it to you.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!! Annnnnddd the winners arrrrrrrree.......... 

Amy from The Resource(ful) Room from my blog

 Pamela Faulk from First Class Teacher from Sarah Mackey's blog

Congratulations to the winners!!
Thank you all for such a great giveaway!!!  I'm so LUCKY to have such GREAT followers!!  Have a great St. Patty's day weekend!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Luck of the Irish

I have just posted my Luck of the Irish (St. Patrick's Day) mini unit.  You can get it HERE for only $2!!!

 This download is 32 pages long and comes with 5 activities to use around St. Patrick's Day. The activities included are:

Lucky Order-ABC Order
Spin and Graph-Graphing Leprechauns
Pots of Gold-True/False with Add/Subt
Leprechaun Punctuation-Sentence writing
Lucky Leprechauns-describing words/sentences

Here is a preview of some of the activities:

I hope you are all having a great week.  I feel like this week has just been dragging forever and ever!!  It's probably because we still have 2 weeks before spring break! Anyone doing anything fun this weekend for St. Patty's Day?  Is it Friday yet??  :-)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My Very First Award

I wanted to send out a special thanks to Mary Beth from Run Teacher, Run for nominating me for my very first award.  This is such an honor that I am on somebody's top 10 blog list.  (eeeeee, how exciting!!  lol) 

So to return the favor, I have chosen my top 10 blogs!  There are so many talented teachers out there who have created such awesome blogs!!  Here are my top 10 nominations for this award:

Take a look at these awesome teacher blogs!!!  They are certainly TOP 10's in my book!!  
Congratulations Ladies!!
(Now you can choose your top ten to keep this award going!)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Chicken Invasion on Field Trip

OHmiGosh I have to blog to tell you all about our recent field trip to the museum. We had a planetarium show and then toured the various exhibits in the museum. When it was time for lunch, we decided to eat outside on the courtyard that had these ginormous cement steps. We thought that it was the perfect place to eat since it was such a nice day.

So we all sit down, open our lunches and the kids start screaming, "chiiiickeeeen!!!" lol

The teacher in us wanted to protect all of our babies from these pesky animals, so all of the teachers are trying like crazy to shoo them away but before we know it, we have about 5 chickens that are looking very hungry for our lunches. Before we know it, we have 7 chickens and they're getting closer and closer to us. The museum staff informed us that the chickens are harmless and that they won't bother us. (Yeah right!! Lol) One of those hungry chickens hopped all the way down beside one of our kids and stole her sandwich!!! We were all in shock that the chickens had the nerve to get that close. I felt so bad that the little girls sandwich was gone but I told her that she will remember that story for the rest of her life. So when we ask our students what the highlight of their trip was, they don't remember anything but the chicken invasion!!! It sure was fun!! Does anyone else have any crazy field trip stories?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Double Your Luck GIVEAWAY

Try your LUCK in this very awesome 
St. Patrick's Day GIVEAWAY!! 

Our Sweet Success is teaming up with my bloggy friend, Sarah Mackey, from Mackey's Classroom to offer you this wonderful giveaway!  There will be 2 winners!!!!  Sarah will choose one winner from her blog and I will be choosing one here.  The winners will be selected on St. Patrick's Day!!  If you are one of the winners, you will get YOUR CHOICE of ANY 1 item from EACH of our TpT stores!  

FOLLOW US for 4 chances to WIN!!

Click on the "FOLLOW" buttons below to be entered FOUR times:

Please be sure to leave us a comment to let us know that you're following and leave your email address so we can send your PRIZE!! 
Teachers always LOVE a a BONUS entry, if you BLOG about this giveaway or POST our giveaway banner on your blog, we will enter your name for a 5th chance to WIN!!!  Be sure to let us know that you did! :-)
Happy Blogging!!!

"Out of This World" Math Activities

I hope you are all having a great weekend!  Mine has been filled with a play date at Monkey Joes for Gavin (my 4 yr. old) and lots of organizing.  I guess you could say I'm doing a little spring cleaning.  My mother-in-law will be taking her monthly trip down to Charlotte to see my boys, so hopefully my house will stay organized until then...haha...yeah right!  In between organizing and playing, I was able to finish my Space Themed math activity packet.  Our first grade students will be doing Moon/Space Themed activities this week and even taking our last field trip of the year.  On Wednesday, we'll be going to the planetarium to see the phases of the moon.  Let's see if we survive the day!  Field trips can be so exhausting.    

 "Out of This World" is a Common Core Based MATH download that contains 59 pages of math games, work mats, and recording sheets. The math activities are:

1.OA.4:  Space Man Hops-addition using number lines
1.OA.3:  Space Bump-adding 3 numbers
1.OA.1 & 1.OA.2:  Space Stories-word problems
1.NBT.4:  Rocket Launch-adding tens
1.NBT.4:  Space Monsters-tens frames
1.OA.4:  3-2-1 Blast Off-Part, Part, Whole Mats

Click on one of the pictures below to go to my TpT store:

I hope you are all getting ready for spring and are looking forward to the nice weather, we're already getting a taste!  Don't be jealous :-)