Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Meet Up #5

I am linking up with The Teaching Tribune for Monday Meet Me where everyone is sharing three things we are thankful for.  Be sure to visit the linky party to “meet” some new teachers and share what you are thankful for.  

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Smorgasbord

Today I am linking up with Michelle from Fabulous in First for Sunday Smorgasbord. 
Here’s a glimpse at the randomness of my week:
This week I have been busy creating resources for my classroom and watching the World Cup. I’ve never been that into soccer, but I have definitely caught the World Cup fever this year.  I can't wait for Tuesday's game.
“I believe that we will win!”

My grade level decided that we want to incorporate exit tickets more regularly in our classrooms this year.  I focused on making daily math exit tickets that match up exactly with what we are teaching.  They are 1 to 4 questions that take up a quarter to half a page of paper. 

I think having these made and ready to go will really help us use exit tickets for formative assessments on the regular.  So far, I have made exit tickets for three of the seven math units.  I will continue working on the other units this week.
What have you been up to?

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Five for Fraturday and Saturday Snapshots

Happy Saturday! I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday (a day late) as well as Run Miss Nelson’s got the Camera for Saturday Snapshots. 

I finally feel like I’ve had a chance to slow down, catch up on sleep, and blog after a whirlwind two weeks. Here’s a little glimpse at what I’ve been up to:

Last Wednesday, my husband and I flew to the east coast for a friend’s wedding.  We decided to extend our trip by a couple days to do some sightseeing in Washington, D.C. 

This was not our first time in D.C., but it was our first time seeing the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.  It was awe-inspiring! The detail was amazing.if you haven’t seen it in person yet, you should.

We walked around to see all of the we are in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

Being at our friend's wedding definitely brought back great memories of our own was only 2 months ago.  So I thought I'd share a couple new photos of that great day. 

On the teaching front, Miss McDonald and I are talking about having a Bay Area Blogger Meet Up.  If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area (or within driving distance) and are interested in getting together and sharing great conversation and ideas with other teacher bloggers, let us know. If you are interested, you can comment below or email me at or Miss McDonald at

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Worksheet Wednesday - Fact Family Fun

Today I am linking up with Teaching Tribune for Worksheet Wednesday.  Make sure to check out all of the link-ups for free math worksheets. 

My math worksheet is a fun and easy review of fact families with addition and subtraction. Students use dominos to choose the numbers in the fact family.  This can also assist students who still need the one-to-one correspondence of the dots.  Click on the picture below to get this worksheet for free.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Two for Tuesday = 50% Off

Happy Tuesday! I am linking up with  Teaching Tribune again this morning for Two for Tuesday.  I have discounted two of my TpT products to 50%. 

Zoo-rific Two-Step Word Problems Task Cards
This first product is a collection of animal-themed task cards that address the third grade standard (3.OA.8) with two step word problems.  The students match up the word problem with the card that shows the two equations needed to solve the problem as well as the third card that shows the correct answer.  The word problem cards can also be used alone as a center or SCOOT activity.  It is just $1 for today.

HERO Folders – Helping Everyone Remain Organized
This second product is one I use everyday in my second grade classroom. Life is much easier when your students have just one folder for school to home communication instead of multiple folders or envelopes. By using HERO folders, you will get just that. You will also be teaching your students to be organized and responsible. I have been using this type of folder in my classroom for the past 3 years, and I can't imagine teaching without them. Parents will appreciate the organized folder and routine. I have included all pages and labels you need to create an all-in-one student take-home folder.  It is just $1.50 today.  Please let me know if you would like any other themes or pages included. 
Make sure to check out all the other products that are 50% for today.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday Meet Me

I apologize that I have been M.I.A. for so long. Thanks to Teaching Tribune, I am back in the blogging world this Monday morning for Monday Meet Me.

I teach: This is my first year teaching second grade, and I love it! As of right now, I will be teaching second grade next year as well.  I have already started making changes to make next year even better.
I have: I have 4 more days until summer vacation, yet my to-do list is a mile long to finish up this school year and prepare for my best friend’s bachelorette party this weekend. 
I watch: My husband loves sports, so we watch a lot of sports in this house.
I listen: Thanks to Pandora and Go Noodle, I listen to music all day long.  My students love Koo Koo Kangaroo and all of their silly songs.  We also belt out to Disney songs throughout the day. 
I read: During the school year, I rarely start up an actual book.  I do, however, read “chapters” worth of blogs each day.  I do have a list of books ready for summer reading.  We will be on planes a lot this summer, so hopefully I can get a lot of reading done.
I do: I got married on April 19th and haven’t been back to share any of the pictures, so here you go:



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