Friday, March 20, 2015

#foursquarefridays {3.20.15} including FREEBIES!!

Hello all!

Time to look at our week through our fun #instalinky called #foursquarefridays!  If you haven't joined us before, join in today!  

Our week in four squares….

1.  We finished up posting all of our Literacy Bags To-Go!  These packs are great companions to our Original Literacy Bags or for quick, no prep, printable work.  Below you can grab a freebie sample from each grade level!  Click the picture to find the whole pack in our TpT store.

This sample in our store has an Original Literacy Bag sample and it's matching to-go version!

2.   Join us HERE for the March Madness Blogger Match Up!  You'll be able to enter to win a couple of really cool freebies!

3.  We are currently learning about Economics for Social Studies.  Our kiddos LOVED the store they set up that included shops that sold goods (bracelets, bookmarks, and journals) and services (cubby cleaning, bucket cleaning, and pencil sharpening)!  They like both parts; the shopping and the working!  What a fun way to teach such important skills!

4.  Next week is Spring Break….well it was supposed to be Spring Break, but then we had EIGHT snow days in February and now we are making up 3 of them next week.  So, we are busy preparing for a week with fewer kids, lots of curriculum to squeeze in, and trying to incorporate some fun activities too.  At least we still have next Thursday and Friday to enjoy with family and friends!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

March Madness Blogger Match-Up!

Hi all!  Yay for the end of the week and for tomorrow being Friday!  Perfect timing for the start of the March Madness Blogger Match-Up created by Ashlyn of The Creative Classroom

 Each blogger participating was assigned a team playing.  If the team wins, the blogger moves on!  We're paired with Iowa and matched up with Amy of Fun in Room 3 (you can find her on IG) who is representing Davidson.  Good luck to us!!

If Amy's team moves on, she get a copy of our pack below!  If we move on, she's going to send us a goodie!

Now it's your turn to join in on the fun!!  You can enter to win a of this pack for yourself!

We're also giving away a copy of our Emergent version!

Here's where you can check out all of the other bloggers in the March Madness Match-Up.  They are all doing giveaways too!
Learning with Mrs. Langley
 cheering on Belmont
Second Grade Stories
 cheering on Indiana
The Neat and Tidy Classroom
 cheering on UC Irvine
Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten
 cheering on Coastal Car.
Miss Johnston's Journey
 cheering on Maryland
The Creative Classroom
 cheering on San Diego State
Fifth in the Middle
 cheering on Wichita State
Lessons with Coffee
 cheering on Arkansas
The Kinder Garden
 cheering on Notre Dame
Exploring Elementary
 cheering on NC State
Inspired Owl's Corner
 cheering on Oregon
Frampton's Fundamentals
 cheering on New Mexico State
Learning in the Little Apple
 cheering on Michigan State
NC Teacher Chick
 cheering on Utah State
A Tall Drink of Water
 cheering on Baylor
Sara J Creations
 cheering on Oklahoma
ELA Everyday
 cheering on Duke
The Blessed Teacher
 cheering on Lafayette
Mrs. 3rd Grade
 cheering on VCU
Rock & Teach
 cheering on Albany
Create Teach Share
 cheering on North Dakota State
One Happy Teacher
 cheering on Gonzaga
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas!
 cheering on Iowa State
First Grade Roars!
 cheering on SF Austin
The Learning Chambers
 cheering on Hampton
Teaching is Sweet
 cheering on Eastern Washington
Sounds Like Fun
 cheering on Louisville
Confessions of a Teaching Junkie
 cheering on Cincinnati
 cheering on Kansas
Sparkling in Second
 cheering on Wyoming
Making Meaning with Melissa
 cheering on Purdue
One Sassy Teacher
 cheering on Villanova
Brittany Kiser
 cheering on Texas
Coach and Teach 24/7
 cheering on St. John's
Hardcore Teacher Resources
 cheering on LSU
The Whole Wheat Class
 cheering on Oklahoma
Mixing It Up In The Middle!
 cheering on Mississippi
Teaching Maddeness
 cheering on UAB
Its Elementary My Dear
 cheering on Ohio State
Live Love Serve Teach
 cheering on Providence
 Education Kingdom
 cheering on North Carolina
A Dab of Glue Will Do
 cheering on Dayton
Learning to be Awesome
 cheering on Kentucky
Technology Timeout
 cheering on Harvard
Kovescence on the Mind
 cheering on Butler
Blossoms of Blue in 2
 cheering on North Eastern
Mrs. D's Corner
 cheering on Robert Morris
Where the Wild Things Learn
 cheering on Buffalo
Bright Concepts 4 Teachers
 cheering on North Iowa (UNI)
A Trendy Teacher
 cheering on Valparasio
Lucky to Be In First
 cheering on Wisconsin
O-H So Blessed!
 cheering on Virginia
Tales of Teaching with Tech
 cheering on Woffard
Very Perry Classroom
 cheering on Arizona
A Kindergarten Life for Me
 cheering on Georgia
Miss Case's Classroom
 cheering on Georgetown
A Grace-Filled Classroom
 cheering on West Virginia
Third Grade Cupcakes
 cheering on SMU
The Class Couple cheering on Xavier
More Time 2 Teach
 cheering on Georgia State
Owl-ways Learning
 cheering on UCLA

If you're on IG, come join us tomorrow for #foursquarefridays!  Link up and share 4 things from your week.  Use the hashtag and tag us too so we can check it out!  Have a great Friday!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Currently {March edition!}

Hello all!

Can't believe it is MARCH!  Time for Currently!  



Here are a few products you might be interested in for MARCH!!

Leprechaun on a Classroom Shelf has been a big hit in our classrooms for several years now.  Our leprechaun visits us the week leading up to St. Patrick's Day.  He is hiding in a different spot each day and the kiddos journal about where they've found him.   In the story, the kiddos learn that the leprechaun is in our classroom to look for examples of hard work and kindness.  The leprechaun leaves gold coins and certificates behind.  We love using this as a way to keep a positive learning environment leading up to Spring Break.  

You can find it in our store HERE.  We blogged about Leprechaun on a Classroom Shelf 

We also have St. Patrick's Day Math Bags for 

If you are a fan of our regular Math Bags, then you'll love having holiday editions to "mix it up!" If you're new to Math Bags…basically Math Bags are a practical and engaging set of centers that follow CC standards and provide teachers with time to work with small group of students.  Math Bags have been one of most popular products over the years.  We love them and so do our kiddos!

Have a great week!