Sunday, December 29, 2013

Board games are great for classroom centers

Do you have some board games in your closet that no one uses? Bring them to school! Games like scrabble can help student with spelling and phonics.  Other board games help students with critical thinking skills, problem solving, and reasoning skills! You can put them in your reading/math centers. 
What games are in your closet?

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Another free font...Yes, I know, I'm obsessed!

As you can see, I am pretty obsessed with fonts.
If anyone is requesting or looking for a certain type of font, let me know!
Click on the picture to download this new font for FREE!

Another New Year Giveaway!

New year giveaway from Sparkling in Second!  
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Many awesome giveaways on 123 Teach with me!

Stop by 123 Teach with me's blog.
She has a few awesome giveaways that has some great prizes.  Click in on the picture!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Many of you know that I am from South Louisiana!  
I love fonts and I am now making my own...
I am naming each font a "Cajun name."  Our culture is very unique and I am going to have fun naming the fonts.  The first font that I made is called:  Gumbo
"Sauce piquante and Crawfish etouffee will be added tomorrow"
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Free app today!

Free today only...
Kids discover Antarctica 

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish all of my teacher friends a very merry Christmas! Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

A special place in my heart for Jayla!

My students always have a place in my heart but this sweetie has a really special place.  She has muscular dystrophy and is one of the hardest working students in my class but unfortunately, she is moving out of state and yesterday was her last day- I am taking it very hard:( I am a lucky teacher to have had her in my class! This is the last picture that she drew for me before she left! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas brain break!

My students took a break from working hard to have a brain break! "What does the fox say" from Just Dance!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

App-FREE today only! Alphatots!!

This app is for Early childhood students but it is a great app and has won a few awards!  It is helpful for letter recognition.  It is for the iPhone and iPad.  Check it out at the app store today!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My First Grade Helper

So excited about finishing My first grade helper that I bought on TPT from Fabulousinfirst!

Elf on the shelf-day 2

Jolly decided to read a book today! I hope this will motivate some of my students to read more books!!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Elf on the shelf-Jolly

I introduced our elf on the shelf this morning! Their eyes lit up!  They will be so excited everyday when they come in the class! 


Monday, December 2, 2013

E.Z.C. Readers from Really Good Stuff

I am not paid to promote Really Good Stuff products but when I love a product, I want to let other teachers know!  This is the E.Z.C. Readers from Really Good Stuff.  They are used for struggling readers and to help other readers focus on the sentence that they need to read.  I use them during my reading centers.

Click on the picture below to go directly to the product on the Really Good Stuff website!

 E.Z.C. readers

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Classroom decoration idea

I saw this idea in one of the Really Good Stuff catalogs.  I have the Dr.Seuss theme so I just alternated the color of the bags with the tissues.  I used the hats on the bags!  You can always get your theme colored bags from a party store!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Writing and math apps powerpoint!

This is a presentation that I did at our technology conference that I wanted to share.  It is a powerpoint, hope this is helpful!!
Click on the link below!

Helpful apps and websites for teachers and students!

Click on the link below to get the helpful apps and websites sheet!  Hope this helps!

Helpful apps and websites for teachers and students

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Oreo Turkeys

There are a few different ways to make Oreo turkeys.  One of my 1st grade teammates introduced me to this activity!  The students loved it!
You will need these ingredients...

You can use these wooden sticks or plastic spoons to help spread the icing on the oreo.
Each student gets 1 oreo ( I usually twist it for them b/c they break easily) They take their wooden stick and 
dip it in the icing and spread it on one side of each of the oreo sides.  I help them place the side without the white icing up and press down into the white icing of the side that is down. They take 3 or 4 candy corns and place them on the oreo standing up.  They then take a whopper for the turkey's body and place it as shown below.  I cut the hot tamale in half and they place it near the whopper body and it is supposed to be the turkey neck.  After it is done, I let them eat it!  They really enjoy it.  There are a few different ways to do the Oreo turkey!


Sunday, November 17, 2013

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