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Friday, November 30, 2012

It’s going to be One Crazy Christmas!!

I have just completed my brand new unit for TPT just in time for Christmas and I am so excited!  This pack includes a total of 10 activities that are great for Literacy and Math Centers for 1st grade students!  The best part is... it’s only $3.00!!

One Crazy Christmas contains activities that engage students with skills involving compound words, synonyms, reading comprehension, writing, contractions, graphing, word problems, money, fact families, and more!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Great News!!

I am so excited!!!!
I have been invited to help Kim Adsit at her SDE Common Core Workshop December 3rd and 4th in Nashville, Tennessee.  Please stop by and say “hello” if you’re in town!!

One Crazy Christmas News

Want to add a little pizazz into your lesson plans?!?! "One Crazy Christmas" will be available on TPT Friday afternoon! This digital download is packed full of Common Core Literature and Math based centers for 1st graders.... Tis the season!!! This pack includes activities for reading comprehension, synonyms, fact families, word problems, money, graphing, compound words, writing, graphic organizers, and more!!! Most items are ready to go..... just print, laminate, and cut. Available for ONLY $3.00!!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Holiday Gummy Graph!!!

Make this holiday graph with your Kindergarten or 1st Grade students using Sweetarts Holiday Gummies!!

Click here for the Holiday Gummy Graph download.

Give students a small handful of gummies OR pre-make individual snack-size bags for each student.  Students will sort their gummies onto the Holiday Gummy Graph Sorting mat”.  The children will record each amount onto the graph by coloring in the appropriate squares.  Next, the students will answer the questions using their graph.  After graph is complete, the students can eat their gummy snack!


Happy Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!!

Exciting News

Wow!  I am so excited about all the hits on my blog since just yesterday... and I owe it all to my great friend Kim Adsit!!!  Even though my blog is new, I’m adding new ideas each week AND I hope you’ll check back often!!  I also have some very exciting news... I will be helping Kim at her next SDE conference in Nashville, Tennessee on December 3rd and 4th!  While there, we will be working on a new unit for TPT!!!  Please stop by and introduce yourself if you’re there... because this Georgia girl just moved to Knoxville 3 months ago!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thanksgiving Fun Freebies


Making Little Words is a great Literacy Center activity for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students.  Just print it out and you’re ready to go.  Students will use the letters in the words “Happy Thanksgiving” to come up with as many little words as they can!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Click here to download your Fun Freebies!

A Special Turkey Treat!

Click here to download the Turkey Treat patterns

Turkey Treat!

My old high school friend needed an inexpensive treat for her daughter’s 4th grade class... so, here’s what I came up with!  This treat is easy to make and your little ones will “gobble” it right up!   
What you need:
·        1 box theater size candy (any will do...yum!)
·        Colored copy paper or construction paper (I used red, yellow, and orange paper) - feathers, beak, legs
·        2 sheets of brown construction paper (1 sheet trimmed to 8 1/2 x 11 inch size) - body, head, wings
·        Turkey Treat patterns (head, legs, and feathers)
·        Black marker
·        Glue or tape
·        Scissors
·        Ribbon (5/8 inch width)
Before getting started, decide how many Turkey Treats you need to make.  Using the patterns, go ahead and cut all the pieces you’ll need.
1.        Wrap the box of candy using the 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of brown construction paper.  Secure the edges with tape and set aside.
2.       Draw two eyes on the turkey head.
3.       Fold orange beak down to make triangular shape and glue it onto the turkey head.
4.       Attach/glue the head on the candy box so that its head sticks up over the box.
5.       Glue 5 feathers to the backside of the candy turkey box... making sure feathers stick up about 2.5 - 3 inches.
6.       Glue 2 brown wings onto the front of the wrapped candy box.
7.       Fold each leg back-and-forth to make accordion shaped creases.  Glue the legs to bottom side of the turkey.
8.       Tie the ribbon into a bow and glue it onto the front of the candy box.
Please be sure to check out my Thanksgiving Unit on TPT called “Turkey Starts with T”... it contains 11 AWESOME Literacy and Math Centers for 1st – 3rd graders!!!  It’s a 54 page packet for only $4.00!!!
Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!