Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cyber Monday and Tuesday...Are you Ready??

It's no secret that I LOVE to shop, so of course I am very excited for TpT's Cyber Monday and Tuesday Event. I'm already adding things to my cart and wish list so that I will be ready to purchase Monday! 
Graphic provided by the fabulous Ashley Hughes...check out her blog if you haven't already. It's amazing!!

In addition to the 10% from TpT (use the code cmt12) , my store will be 20% off. That's a total of 28% off! You can view my entire store here or look at some of my featured products below. 

I've just uploaded my newest center packet. Check it out below:

My best sellers will also be on sale:

And it's now a great time to get Christmas Activities! Check out my Christmas Units below:

Be sure link up with us at Blog Hoppin' and check out everyone's sales!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Humpty Dumpty Sequence

Our comprehension skill this week is sequence. I decided to use a familar text to teach this and Humpty Dumpty fit perfectly! We read the poem on the smart board and identified the sequence. Then we made our own Humpty Dumptys (Dumpties?) The kids LOVED this activity and by the end, everyone could correctly identify the sequence! :)

I just love this one! The little girl who made him wears glasses so she wanted her Humpty Dumpty to wear some too! :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Election and Veteran's Day

Okay, let me start off by saying I have been the worst blogger here lately. Life is crazy busy. I recently upgraded from a MacBook Air laptop to a MacBook Pro so all my files are scattered between two computers, hence the lack of blogging. Sidenote: if you are thinking about purchasing a computer this Christmas and are looking at a Mac or PC, definitely go with a Mac. I made the switch from a PC last spring and I LOVE my Mac. There's so much you can do on it. 
How much do y'all love teaching about the election?? I hate that it only happens once every four years. I was doing my student teaching during the 2008 election so this was the first election where I had my own classroom. We talked about the two candidates and learned about each one through a powerpoint I had created. Then we voted in our voting booth:

Then we did a portrait of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama and wrote why we wanted them to win.

In case you were wondering, President Obama won our class election 9 to 8. :)

We also did a couple of activities for Veteran's Day. We made patriotic kids and wrote a little poem to go with them. It's actually just a lyric from the song "You're a Grand Old Flag".  I plan to put these patterns in my Presidents Day Unit so look for that soon!

We also made soldiers, which the boys loved!

 I've also created two new units for Long a and Long i. Click the pictures below to get them!