Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day Math Centers

Happy *almost* Valentine's Day, friends!

We are so excited about our Valentine's Day party this week. We are preparing for the special day by doing lots of writing activities, crafts, and math and language fun! I wanted to share with you a few of our math centers we will be doing this week.

By the way, the *adorable* background is from KPM Doodles, the borders are from Krista Wallden, and the fonts are from Rowdy in Room 300.

If you are interested in purchasing the little pack of math centers (this is geared toward 3rd grade), you can go ahead and head on over to my TPT store. 

Have a fabulous week! I hope your Valentine's Day parties are super fun!!! :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Math Fact Fluency

Happy Sunday!

I want to pick your brains a little bit. :)

As you know, this year I am teaching 2nd and 3rd grade. We are learning our multiplication and division facts now. Do you guys have any super fun ways for your kids to learn their math facts? I am all about fluency and so I'm wanting to get other ideas. Even you Pre-K teachers, how do you develop math fact fluency in your little ones?

I created this multiplication game to help with that. If any of you are interested, I will be happy to make an addition/subtraction/division set too. Just let me know. I created the multiplication because we are so close to know all of our facts, but we are still having trouble with 6-8. If you'd like to look at the game, click below.

So, what are your ideas for developing math fact fluency???

Have a fabulous Sunday!!! :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Student Information Sheets

Good morning, friends!

As we approach the beginning of the school year (WHERE DID SUMMER GO???!!!), I am getting everything all ready to go. During Meet the Teacher night, I like to have a Student Information Sheet in the children's folder (which I will place on their desks) so the parents are able to take it home and fill it out. This gives me great insight into who the child is before we even begin the year. I am attaching a copy for you in case you might need one. Just click the link for your copy. Hope you enjoy it!

Student Information Sheet

For some reason, when I open it in Google Docs, it does not show the lines on each question, but if you open it as a PDF you should not have any problems.

Enjoy your last days/weeks of summer! I go back August 6th!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Poetry Journal Freebie

Hey y'all!
I hope your summer has been nice and relaxing! I have been busy getting my new classroom ready for the upcoming year and I have been LOVING it!! In my attempt to get organized, I have created a poetry journal cover for my students to put onto their journals this year. Click the picture for your free copy. Enjoy!

Monday, July 9, 2012

My Wedding Day

I have had several requests to share pictures of my wedding day. So, here ya go! Enjoy! :)

This is me with my sweet bridesmaids.

I LOVE this picture of me and my groom. :)

First dance. 
 Bride's cake.

 Groom's cake. We are huge Tech fans!

Heading out after the reception.

We had the best time at our wedding! These pictures obviously don't do it justice, but it was the best day of my life. :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

End of year gifts

I wanted to share with you what I gave my sweeties for end of the year gifts. I am so sad the year is over, but so excited to be getting married in a little over 2 weeks!

At our Pre-K graduation, I have my little ones an owl bag with candy and a slideshow I made with pictures from the year. It was so special for me to make. On each DVD I wrote a short message: "Owl" miss you! Pop this into a DVD player for a sweet reminder of Pre-K!"

If you are looking to make a video for your little ones, I highly recommend using Windows Live Movie Maker. It's super easy!

There are so many sweet and adorable ideas for end of the year gifts. What are you doing for your kiddos?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Very Special Delivery from Afghanistan

Hi friends!

Once again, I apologize for my absence on the blog lately. To say that my life has been crazy busy is an understatement! I am currently in the process of getting ready for my upcoming wedding on June 9th, packing to move out of my current apartment and trying to find a new job. We are so blessed to have found a beautiful home and we are now under contract. We are closing a few days after our honeymoon so I will be spending the summer getting settled into the new house. We are so excited!

I wanted to share with y'all a very special package we (my class) received in the mail yesterday. A couple of weeks ago, one of my kids' parents approached me with the idea to send a care package to his cousin, who is currently in Afghanistan. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity. I got my sweeties together and we wrote notes and drew pictures to our heroes in armed forces. This was a very special time in our classroom.

Yesterday we received a thank you package from our soldier friend, Armando. How thoughtful of him to send us a thank you package!! The goodies inside were unbelievable.......

First up was a collection of Afghanistan money. Too cool! We compared our American currency with that of Afghanistan.

Pins he gave us.....

Items from his uniform. The American flag is placed on their uniform as a protective measure. When soldiers are in planes looking down at the ground, they are able to look through certain goggles to see the America flag through infra-red lenses. This lets them know they are good guys.

This was the COOLEST thing ever!! An American flag was flown in honor of us. This was so special to all of us. This is definitely going in a frame! How thoughtful of him.

This is the picture of everything we received.

What really made my heart smile was the fact that he wrote each individual child a lengthy thank you note. For him to take the time to do that really showed his gratitude. It touched my heart.

This was such an honor to receive this. I did not expect anything in return, but it completely made our day. If you get a chance, I highly encourage you to send a care package to a solider. It will mean more to them than you may know.

Have a great week!