Monday, November 10, 2014

My Home Office

I'm sharing my home office over on my lifestyle/fashion blog Southern Belle Inspired. Come check it out where I do all my creating! :)
You can follow this blog here :) :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Organizing Cards

Hey y'all! If you're anything like me, you LOVE the Target Dollar Spot. Seriously, it gets me every time! I find myself getting things that I have no idea what I need them for, because I KNOW I'll find something. For example, I always grab several of these things (I don't even know what they're called. anyone?)

Turns out, whatever these things are called are perfect for organizing vocabulary cards! I divide mine up by units. I also use them to store my blooms ladders and task cards. 

I'm sharing my 5 favorite things about fall over on Southern Belle Inspired, plus a new site where you can get discounted gift cards to stores like Target and Michaels! Come check it out and follow me on Bloglovin'! :)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Catching Up and What's in my Bag?

Hi y'all! Today I wanted to play a little catch up and update y'all on what's going on in my classroom. 
We have been knee deep in novel studies. We finished up Frindle and we are now tackling Shiloh. For Frindle, I created this story board to introduce the novel, brainstorm and predict, and talk about facts and opinions. It also generated a lot of excitement about the book!

We're now on Shiloh. Last week, we divided into groups and created a character chart of either the protagonist or the antagonist. They had to list at least 10 events/things that happened with that character, plus at least 5 traits with evidence. They did WONDERFUL! I made it a little more interesting by picking a winning group in each class and they received treats :) 

I've been working hard on my lifestyle/fashion blog Southern Belle Inspired. I'm sharing what's in my bag and my favorite types of handbags. Come check it out and follow me on bloglovin'! :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Room on the Broom and Nail Polish!

How's that for a random title! DWTS is coming on in a few minutes, y'all, so this is going to be a real quick post! :) I just wanted to share that my #1 best seller is now in season! Click here to grab this fun literary companion to the adorable picture book Room on the Broom
It's full of printables and patterns for a cute sequencing activity!

I'm also blogging on my lifestyle blog Southern Belle Inspired about my 10 fav fall nail polishes. Come check out my picks and share yours! :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What I'm Loving

Hi friends! I'm been slacking here lately on sharing what's going on in my classroom and I'm sorry! I have lots to share and I promise I'm going to share it all with y'all this weekend! For now, you can hop over to my lifestyle blog, Southern Belle Inspired to see what I'm currently loving :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie craftivity and more apple activities!

Hi first grade friends! My concentration has been focused on my fifth graders here lately and I'm afraid I've neglected my first grade blog. I wanted to share with y'all an activity that I made last year for Johnny Appleseed Week features the adorable Amelia Bedelia :) My literary companion includes printables to go along with the book and the patterns for this adorable craft.

You can grab the unit here.

Don't forget about my Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed Math and Literacy Centers. They were a favorite of mine when I taught first grade!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Where I teach: Classroom Reveal 2014 and SALE

As part of Teacher Week 2014, I'm sharing my classroom with all of y'all! :) Join in the fun and share your classroom pics. Link up over at Blog Hoppin'! Don't forget about TpT's big one day sale! Click here to shop :)

Here's where we store our Google Chrome Books. A friend gave me this great idea of buying two shoe shelves at Walmart and putting them together. Works great! :)

This is part of my Dollar Store Challenge with Teacher Created Resources. It's where I store all my CCRS lessons for the week. You can read more about it here. 

These great book bins came from Steps to Literacy this summer :)

These dollar tree containers are IDEAL for storing task cards and it is so easy to organize them by skill

Aren't these mini pocket chart stands great? I found them at Wal Mart last year for $5 each! They came with an ABC sort activity, but they work so well for everything!

Last year I did away with my teacher desk, but I kinda missed it. I found my small group table becoming messier and messier so I added the desk back this year. :)