Saturday, January 31, 2015

Stop, Swap and Roll with a Giveaway!

Happy Saturday!  Today I'm joining many bloggers over at Jungle Learners for a fun product swap!

For the product swap, I was paired up with the very talented teacher/blogger Kimberly from Live, Laugh, I Love Kindergarten!

Just like everyone else participating in this product swap, I got to choose one product of my choice from Kimberly's store to test out in my classroom.  It was very hard to choose just one, because she has got some great resources!  Be sure to check out her TpT store!

I decided on her product, Reading Comprehension Passages: Animals!

Kimberly's resource is filled with 12 different animal passages.  Each passage is on one page and includes comprehension questions!  One thing I really liked and appreciated is the fact that these passages are a mix of fiction and non-fiction!  Below is a list of the animals included in this set of passages.

My students loved the passages (my group this year seems to love everything animals) and were proud when they found out that they could read these independently!  We worked with a 2 of the passages this past week.

The first passage was all about alligators!  After our first reading, we discussed the story then went through and identified all of the nouns and verbs - our grammar focus this week.  We highlighted nouns yellow and verbs green.  I love having students highlight with different colors.  I find it helps them to really see the difference between the words.  After the third reading, students completed the comprehension questions independently.


The second passage was a fiction passage about a fish.  For this passage, I did some differentiating as far as the skill that students needed to practice.  The little guy below had to find all words that had the letter f and highlight the letter.  After a few readings, students answered the comprehension questions independently.


Things I LOVE about this product:
  • mix of fiction and non-fiction
  • great mixture of animals
  • reading level worked great for my students
  • simple, no-prep, yet very engaging
How would you like to win this amazing resource?
Kimberly has agreed to give away this product to one lucky winner!!!  You can enter the giveaway by using the rafflecopter below.  Good Luck!
Be sure to hop over to Kimberly's blog, Live, Laugh, I Love Kindergarten, to see one of my products in action!  Kimberly is using my Real vs. Nonsense Words Activities and Printables products pictured below. She is also doing a giveaway for this product.  Click {here} to visit Kimberly's blog to check it out!

Be sure to also stop by Jungle Learners to check out many more bloggers that are doing the product swap as well as hosting a giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Hello Friends!  How do you teach your younger students about Martin Luther King Jr?  I've always found that younger students have a hard time understanding the impact that MLK had on our lives.  Through the years I have come across many great books and activities to help make this concept more meaningful.  Here are a few things we did this week....

First, we read a few books about Martin Luther King Jr.

Then we created these fold and learn posters from Lita Lita.


Here is the product by Lita Lita.  If you are interested in checking it out in her TpT store, click the picture below.

We also created these flipbooks (I forgot to snap a picture).  Click the picture to see this product in my store.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'd love to hear about any great books or activities that you use in your classroom.  Feel free to leave a comment below!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year Sale and $1.00 Flash Deals


Just wanted to write a quick post to tell you Happy New Year and share with you some things going on in my TpT store.

2014 was filled with so many blessings and I can only hope that 2015 is even better!  I wish you all peace, love and happiness in the coming year.  Remember to make memories with those closest to you!

Now onto my TpT store....

I've been a busy little bee during this holiday break!  I've created many new products to start the year off right.  You can see all of my new items at the end of this post.  Since I've got so many new resources, I wanted to throw a sale for you guys.  I know finances are always tight after Christmas, so I'm throwing a sale today and tomorrow!  All of my products are discounted 20% off.  But that's not all...... I'll be doing $1.00 Flash Deals throughout these next 2 days.  The only place for you to get the announcement is on my FB page, so make sure you follow me on Facebook!  Click on the picture below to hop on over to my store.

Here are my newest products!  Click on each picture to see it in my store.


Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful day!