Sunday, June 30, 2013

Concert and Giveaway Reminder :)

Last night the rain stayed away and my friend Caitlyn, from Sliding into First, and I were able to hit up the Darius Rucker concert! It was a lot of fun...they played all the classics, gotta love the old Hootie and the Blowfish hits :) They ended the night with Wagon Wheel...which I have heard so many people say Darius ruined the song...but I think he sings it pretty darn well!

I also wanted to remind everyone to follow me on Bloglovin for a chance to win some items from my TPT store. The giveaway ends tonight...... click here to check it out!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

July Currently!

Wow, where is the time going!? This summer is flying by and I don't like it one bit! It's hard to believe it is almost July! I am linking up today with Oh Boy Fourth Grade's Monthly Currently Linky!
Listening: I can't seem to get motivated this morning so instead I am being lazy and watching Must Love Dogs on TV.
Loving: I am loving summer. I am loving not having a set schedule and getting to sleep in! I have enjoyed lots of time at the pool too :)
Thinking: I can't wait for my vacations! I leave for Colorado in a little over a week and then I'll head to California shortly after that!
Wanting: Surprisingly, I can't think of anything that I want right now....but I think that's actually a good thing!
Needing: I sooooo wish I could learn to say no. It would make my life easier! I get myself tied up into so many things because I just can't seem to tell people no!
Tips/Tricks/Hints: Take pictures! I am terrible at remembering to do this, but when I do remember it makes blogging and remember projects from year to year so much easier!
Now it's your turn to link up! Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Giveaway Winner and Flash Freebie!

Jeanette at Third Grade Galore and I just finished our 200 follower giveaway and the winners are......
a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to check your email in the next couple of days 

for all your great prizes.

Thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway!
I finished another set of math Common Core task cards that you can pick up for free for the next hour or so by clicking on the picture below! I would love some feedback if you download them :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Show Me Some Bloglovin Giveaway!

You have probably heard by now that Google Reader is going away on July 1st.  Well, Google Reader may be going away, but I don't want YOU to go away, so I hope that you will consider following my blog through bloglovin! I know that change is we thought I might sweeten it up for you a little bit!
I am doing a giveaway (along with a bunch of fabulous bloggy friends) for all of my fabulous followers that take the leap and switch over to bloglovin.  You may have already switched over!  In that case, this will be an easy entry!

If you have not yet switched or are not following my blog through bloglovin, then there are a few easy steps to follow.  You can go to our sidebar (that's the column on the right over there that shows our followers) and you can click the button that says Follow this Blog with bloglovin.  Or, you can go into the Rafflecopter below and click the link in the first entry, and that will take you to our blog on bloglovin.

You will need to set up an account with bloglovin so that you can follow me.  Please be sure to leave your bloglovin username in the Rafflecopter entry.

If you want to go ahead and move all of the blogs you follow from Google over, you can go to this link and it will take you through the super easy steps.  BUT, please go to me bloglovin link and make sure that you are following me through bloglovin.  To be sure, make sure that the blue button at the top of our bloglovin page has been clicked (it should be gray with the word following- if it's blue, please click it to follow!)

So, if you follow me by bloglovin, please enter my giveaway!!  I will be picking 2 WINNERS and each winner will get their choice of 2 ITEMS FROM MY TpT STORE!  :O)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good Luck!

Check out all of these bloggers who are also doing a bloglovin giveaway at their blog!  You have a chance to win at each blog!  If you'd like to do your own giveaway, grab our button for your post, link up, and then get the inlinkz code to insert into your post so that the link ups will also be visible on your blog.  :O)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Pacing Guide and Giveaway!

It's another rainy day here, which means no pool day :( Instead I worked with another teacher on the ELA Common Core pacing guide...ugh not fun work at all! Has anyone else had to do this? The pacing guide for math seemed to be MUCH easier than the ELA one. It was hard to match up our reading series with the standards and then figure out a timeline, but I think we got the hard part done-matching standards to the themes in our reading series. Now, all I need to do is rearrange all of the information into a timeline!
I also wanted to remind you of my giveaway that is going on now through tomorrow! If you haven't checked it out yet, click on the picture below to head there!
One hour until the Bachelorette is on....woot woot!!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

200 Follower Giveaway!!

Yay it's the weekend! The only bad  part of that is the fact that it's supposed to be reallllly hot and humid and my AC is broke   :( ugh but on a positive note...... today starts my 200 follower giveaway!
For this giveaway I teamed up with Jeanette from Third Grade Galore! We have put together what I think is a pretty good giveaway :) There is a k-2 and a 3-5 giveaway. Both giveaways include a $10 TPT giftcard and products from some GREAT bloggers! Check out who you will be receiving products from!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

We would love to give credit to cherryworkshop.blogspot
and Digital Papers by Tamara V. Russell for their graphics.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Flash Freebie!

Happy Friday everyone! I really have nothing to blog about today so I'm just going to offer up a flash freebie! One of my favorite review activities before a test is to play "I have, who has" games. So today's flash freebie is my animal adaptations "I have, who has" game. Click on the picture below to download it. If you download it, I would love some feedback :) It will be free for the next hour or until I remember to change it back.
Also, be sure to check back here tomorrow as Jeanette from Third Grade Galore and I launch our 200 follower giveaway!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Made It: Human Body

It's Monday which means it is time to link up with 4th Grade Frolic's Monday Made It!
This week I want to share something that I meant to share a while back.....the last science unit I did with my students was the human body. We did a lot of fun activities and this might be my new favorite unit to teach. We started off with the digestive unit. We read about it and watched a cool Magic School House movie. We discussed the lengths of the small and large intestine and measured them out. Then I had the students work in groups to draw diagrams of the digestive system. They used yarn to show the actual length of the small and large intestine. The posters turned out great! Here are a few examples!
My coworker also did a really cool activity with the digestive system. She made a larger model and used panty hose and newspapers to show the large and small intestine. Here is a picture!
A big thank you goes out to all of those who signed up to donate to Jeanette and I's 200 follower giveaway! Today will be the last day to sign up. If you still want to sign up you can click here. Thanks :)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Giveaway Help

It's the weekend! I can't believe how fast June is going, I really wish it would slooooow down a bit!  I am excited to tell you that a giveaway is in the near future! I have almost reached 200 followers and so has Jeanette from Third Grade Galore! We are working on putting together a combined giveaway and we would love your help! If you are interested in being a part of our giveaway please fill out the form below. Your help is much appreciated :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Guess My Number Winner!

Thanks to those who participated in the Guess My Number Giveaway! The correct answer was 379. Congrats to Bethany from Hunter's Tales from Teaching for guessing the correct answer :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Guess My Number Giveaway

Jessica, over at Teach on a Limb, shared a fun new product that she made  the other day on her blog. It is a Guess My Number activity. This activity would be great for a place value unit or just as a review throughout the year. Students will read through clues and determine what digits are in each place. My students love this. I used a similar activity with my students and they absolutely loved it. They were disappointed when I ran out of clues, so I'm excited to have another set now! Click on the picture below to check it out!
Now for the giveaway part! Jessica has offered to donate a copy of her product to the lucky blogger who can guess my number!
Here are the details:
-Only make one guess (the clues are open ended enough that it could be a few different answers) 
-You must be a follower of my blog and Jessica's blog
-You must agree that if you win, you will host your own Guess My Number giveaway on your blog (if you have one). I'll send this to the winner of your giveaway as long as they are following both of our blogs. 

Here are your clues:
-3 digit number
-all digits are odd
-the hundreds place is the smallest digit
-the ones place is the largest digit
-no repeated numbers

Leave a comment and make your guess! Good luck :)

This giveaway has now ended. Bethany H. won with a guess of 379! Thanks for participating!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Any Coaches Out There??

Yesterday I had the opportunity to be a part of the interviews for the new 4th grade teacher.  I took notes of some good answers that will hopefully help me in the future :) It was tough to choose someone...there were a lot of really good candidates. We narrowed it down to two so I'm anxious to hear who our principal chose.
Anyways, while I was chatting it up with my principal, I found out that the volleyball coach position is open. I played in high school and have always thought about coaching. I love the game and am seriously considering the position. I have never coached before so I am nervous about that and.....I wouldn't just coach one team. I would coach the 7th grade, 8th grade, and possibly a 5th/6th team. I would really love to hear from any of you if you have coached before and your thoughts on coaching. Is it hard to balance the time between coaching and teaching? Do the parents drive you crazy? Anything you could tell me about coaching would be helpful!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Kid Snippets!

The Bachelorette is on..... so I have to make this quick! My pastor showed a cute video on Sunday that I think you will all appreciate and will hopefully put a smile on your face :)

Hopefully next Monday I'll be able to link up again with Monday Made It! 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Freebie and Giveaways

Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday afternoon! It's been a lazy afternoon for me, but I made a new set of task cards that I am offering as a freebie at my TPT store! These task cards cover order of operations and CC.4.OA.3. Click on the picture below to download them....I would love for you to leave me some feedback too :)
I also want to tell you about some great giveaways that are going on now too! The Polished Teacher is celebrating 500 followers with a giveaway of tons of great prizes.
Miss V's Busy Bees is also hosting a giveaway to celebrate her one year blogiversary. She is hosting a bunch of giveaways that you don't want to miss out on!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Teacher Toolbox Trio

Today I'm a linking up with Eberopolis for her Teacher Toolbox Trio linky party to share a product I have made, a product I have purchased, and a product that is on my wishlist!
1. Something I Have Made:
This is the first year that I have had to teach Greek and Latin root words so I split the root words into groups and made task cards for each set. I used the task cards in conjunction with the product that I purchased that I want to share with you!
2. Something I Have Purchased:
I used this product to introduce and teach root words. This product comes with graphic organizers for each of the root words. The graphic organizers have space for students to write a definition, give examples, use the root word in a sentence, and draw a picture. My students really enjoyed doing these each week!
3. Something On My Wishlist

Interactive Math Journal
I really, really want this Interactive Math Journals product from Runde's Room. I have read great reviews on sooooo many blogs and think this would be a great way to teach math. Have any of you purchased this product?
What are some products that you have made, purchased, and put on your wishlist?


Monday, June 3, 2013

Monday Made It! Flower Pots

I'm excited to link up today with 4th Grade Frolics Monday Made It Linky!
I'm hoping this will be a productive summer for me and I can get a lot done! I have some school projects planned, but right now I am focused on my yard. I love being outside and pretty much work on my yard everyday. The sun actually decided to show up today so I will be outside again today! Each summer I look forward to filling my flower pots and I want to share how they came out!
What have you been up to lately? Link up with us!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

June Currently!

I can hardly believe it's June, which means it's time for Farley's Currently! I'm getting ready to head out and meet up with friends so I don't have time to add detail, but here is my June Currently!

Can't wait to read everyone else's Currently! :)