Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy New Year!

Here is a little writing craftivity I came up with, find it on TPT!

Here's a sample:

That's it for me, I am ready to check this week off! Tomorrow will be crazy with anticipation and then Friday will finally finally be here and gone before I know it! 2 more days, we can do it!! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Catching up!! Area, Reindeer, Hot Cocoa, and ANNOUNCEMENT!

 In math last week we were working with area. I have done the whole draw your name and find the area, BUT sometimes the kiddos have such a hard time drawing these "block" letters. This year I decided to guide them a little better. It totally worked! The first is my sample of what was expected of them and the second is an actual student example. Pretty awesome! 


 Below you will find our cute little hot cocoa similes. The students crack me up with similes such as "Hot cocoa is as amazing as a dog." or "Hot cocoa is as warm as a cookie straight out of the oven." They are all so different and creative. It's what I love about them! You can find this craftivity in my Christmas Everything Pack on TPT HERE!

We also wrote short persuasive applications to Santa. The students were trying to get hired as reindeer. It was actually a neat opportunity to explain to them about applying for a job. I talked about their handwriting on their applications and how Santa probably wouldn't hire the messiest writer OR the person who asked for the most money. For the most part they really took into account what I told them! I found this cute activity on Pinterest for FREE HERE!

 On a personal note:


4 more days everyone!! We can do it!! 

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Remember to link up with FARLEY and the rule of 3!

I have the Michael Buble Christmas album on my iTunes. It's quite amazing. 

I love love love shopping for me, but it's nice this time of year to take a break and think about all of the people I love! I love going a little over the top and showing people how special they are to me!

LAST week I went back to school after our lovely week off thinking that we had 3 weeks until Christmas break, BUT I was wrong... Somehow we got stuck with 4 weeks this year. Oh well! More time for Christmas cheer with my sweet ones!

My number 1 gift this year that I am hoping for is a tiny black Michael Kors crossbody bag! I have a brown one and I just really need a black one too! It's so light and easy to bring!

Walking through my garage today I was a little disgusted. I wish I could be one of those people with a neat and tidy garage. Trouble is, I have a husband who likes all the gear. Camping gear, golf gear, biking gear (we have 3 bikes, but only 2 of us), etc... takes up quite a bit of space!!

This year I am having my class brainstorm people who work at our school that we don't normally say much to. This week they will spend some time during Daily 5 writing to make some Christmas cards for the special people around our campus! 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Pack

To start off here are a few of my literacy centers in action during our Daily 5 time. Fixing sentences at the writing table:
They told me it was so much fun and even wanted to do it twice! I will need to create more of these!

 ABC order at our Word Work center:

 Christmas board game:
You can find these activities and many more in my Christmas Everything Pack at my TPT store HERE!

We have been working with Non-fiction explorations. This week we read a story about the life of jellyfish. 

We wrote paragraphs containing at least 4 facts about jellyfish that we learned from the story. I found these cute jelly displays on pinterest HERE!

In math we focused all on 2-D shapes this week. Another teacher gave me this idea! We read:
Then, we made these monsters, and wrote down adjectives to describe their parts as well as the shapes we used. The students seemed to very much enjoy this one! 

I will leave you with him:
Next week everyone will get a chance to make Mr. Grinch. After we make him we will be measuring all of his body parts with non-standard forms of measure (probably paperclips)! The kiddos saw him on my back table and they couldn't wait! Pictures of their renditions will be coming soon... !

Have a nice weekend everyone! 

3 more weeks!! 

Sunday, November 25, 2012


I am participating in the TPT sale Monday-Tuesday! Check out my TPT STORE for great deals!

I have a couple packs that are seasonal as to right now! 

They are my:
Comments from purchasers:


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving... Christmas??

As my kiddos are getting so amped for Thanksgiving we have been finishing up some of my actitives from my Thanksgiving Everything Pack found HERE!

Working on our vocabulary review after reading about the "History of Thanksgiving"
 Our turkey glyphs found in the hallway! They are all very different, makes me love them a little bit more!

Onto Christmas!! It's the most wonderful time... of the year!!! I have made a Christmas Everything Pack that you can find HERE!

It includes a little bit of everything! Writing, Word Work, Book Reading +Activity, Science, Social Studies, and Math!
I can't wait to get all the this stuff prepped and into my classroom. Something about the holidays just puts everyone in a good mood! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I'm so behind!

I am having Thanksgiving fever and these chillier days make me just want to come home and cuddle up  on the couch while watching my recorded BRAVO shows! Anyway... let's get a little caught up shall we!

Today we started our introduction to counting money using my Hairy Money pack on TPT. You can find it HERE! We have just started BUT my kids were already catching on! More to come. There is nothing quite as amazing a hairy money when it comes to counting coins!!


I have finished all of my Thanksgiving centers and we started working with them today! Here are a couple activities in action! Sorting sentence types below:
 Some sweet ones getting started on their "I am Thankful" booklets...
These and MANY more activities are found in my Thanksgiving Everything Pack found HERE! on TPT. I received a comment from someone who bought this pack from me. Probably the best comment I have ever received on TPT. Here it is:
Michelle Sukup  (TpT Seller)

Thanks Michelle!

Way back when I forgot to post up about our pretzel day which we celebrate in October! You can find this mini-pack HERE! My students thought that it was so special because most classes don't even get to celebrate pretzels... ha! They're so cute!

 Last week we talked about why leaves change colors and learned all about the steps of it all! We made these trees and wrote the steps. I just love how they are so creative and they all come out with something different! This is from my Fall Everything Pack found HERE!

Now I am busy busy working on a Christmas pack that is going to be awesome! Hopefully done sooner than later!