Teachers Pay Teachers Leap Day Sale

February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day! In honor of today, I am having a sale on everything in my Teachers Pay Teachers store for today only! You can save up to 28% off using the code L2P9Y when checking out. This is the last sale until Teacher Appreciation Week in May! Happy Shopping!

The Lorax

February 28, 2012

Who else is excited about The Lorax movie coming out this week?!?! I usually do The Lorax around Earth Day, but with the movie coming out, I think it would be a great time to go ahead and visit this classic children's book! I created a little unit to go along with the book. I know it's a little late, but I'm happy to say it is finished!

Target Finds and Teaching Multiplication

February 24, 2012

I went to Target last week and found some great things in the dollar section (love that section!)

(Two small easy reader board books and two 50-piece packs of Mini-Easter Erasers!)

February Giveaway Winner!

February 23, 2012

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and for all of your sweet notes! You all are so inspiring, and I appreciate you so very much!

The winner (via is Miss Jaana S. from Just Teaching... Kindergarten! Congratulations Jaana! You will be receiving an email from me shortly!

A HUGE thank you again to everyone who entered!

February Giveaway - CLOSED!

February 20, 2012

First of all, Happy President's Day!

I've gained many new followers lately and appreciate you all so much! To say 'thank you', I am having a little February-themed giveaway! I'll be giving away five of my units (which are often used in February) to one lucky winner! The winner will receive:

George Washington & Abraham Lincoln Reader & Sorting Sheets

February 16, 2012

In case you haven't snagged my President's Day freebies yet, I'm sharing these again!

Here is a George Washington and Abraham Lincoln fluency sheet and a compare/contrast sheet:

Last Minute Valentine's Day Ideas

February 13, 2012

Tomorrow is the big day! In case you're pulling at the strings for some last minute ideas (like I usually am) here are a few activities I have used in the past:

Open Wide! Dental Health Unit

February 11, 2012

February is my favorite month to teach. Although it's the shortest month, it is packed with fun material: Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, 100th Day of School, President's Day, Black History Month, and Dental Health Month! Phew... did I leave anything out?

After President's Day, my favorite February unit is Dental Health! I love Dental Health because it gives me the chance to cover a lot of science.  It is a BLAST conducting experiment after experiment, writing about experiments, and just plain learning! Since I love this unit so much I put together a packet and finally got around to posting it yesterday!

Open Wide! A Dental Health Unit:

An Ode To Love - Valentine's Day Poems

February 06, 2012

With Valentine's Day next week, the focus will be on Valentine's Day-themed EVERYTHING for the next week or so! Here is an activity when you can start the week by writing love poems, but instead of mushy, sappy love poems, your students can write an acrostic poem and poems to both something they love and don't love so much. As for the poem to something they don't love so much, it is a great opportunity to talk about tone - specifically a sarcastic tone.  Young kiddos often have a little bit of a difficult time picking up on underhand meanings, so hopefully these poems will help!

Officer Buckle and Gloria

February 03, 2012

Here is a fun activity for Officer Buckle and Gloria by the fabulous Peggy Rathmann.  I love to do an author study on Peggy and read some of her other books such as Good Night, Gorilla (we also watched the video on Discovery Streaming - you can also find it here on YouTube.), Ruby and the Copyright (my favorite!), 10 Minutes till Bedtime (we were actually late to lunch one day because we got so caught up in this book's illustrations), and The Day the Babies Crawled Away.

Since Officer Buckle and Gloria focuses on safety tips, I spend a good part of the unit talking about safety.  In the past a real police officer and his dog come to visit my class! Before the officer visited though we brainstormed some safety tips we should always follow at both school and home. After we covered our ENTIRE white board in safety tips, each student picked one to do a little activity with. They wrote their safety tips on this star cut-out and drew a picture to go along with it. They turned out SO adorable we decided to put them up in the hallway.

Be Mine: A Mini-Valentine's Day Unit & An Awesome Giveaway!

February 01, 2012

I'm so happy to say I finished my Valentine's Day unit! YAY!

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