Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Test Prep Resources for Smarter Balanced and PARCC

Hello darlings!  Are you getting reading to take your State Assessments?  I am sure many of you are now taking computerized tests this year.  It is totally new for us, and unfortunately, there are NO resources out there to help you prepare your elementary kiddos!

I created a 23 day Test Prep Unit for ELA that prepares students for the Smarter Balanced Assessment that we will be taking in 3rd grade in Missouri.  While I would have loved to have created ALL the resources needed for this unit, I relied heavily on other amazing TPT authors who have created produces perfect for test prep.

I have spelled out the day by day plans and included hyperlinks to all the resources needed.  MANY of them are FREE, but 7 of the resources I use are paid products.  (I do not get any profits from promoting these resources.  I just found them helpful!)

Even if you decide not to purchase those other resources, you could still use the unit and supplement with your own practice tests and centers.

If you have any helpful resources or webpages you use to prepare your students for the Smarter Balanced Test or PARCC Test, please comment!  I would LOVE to know what you do!

Do Download the FREE unit plan, click HERE!  You will be able to access all the links to the paid and free products!

Have a great Day!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Meet the Teacher- Open House Freebies and Bloghop!

Hello darlings!  I am so thrilled to be involved in the Back 2 School Bloghop with the other fab bloggers listed below.   Visit each of their pages to get some awesome freebies for your classroom.  I don't know about you, but I can use all the freebies I can get right now.  I always seem to spend WAY too much money on Back to School stuff!






       grab button for First Grade is Fantabulous

During back to school time, any teacher can use new back to school advice and ideas right? 


So this bloghop/giveaway is going to benefit you in 2 ways:

1. You could win over $100 worth of TPT products from some amazing bloggers! Check out the rafflecopter below to enter. We will choose 5 winners at the end of the bloghop on August 13th! This gives you TONS of chances to enter.

2. Follow the bloghop each day to a new blog that will give you tons of advice and ideas, in addition to lots of FREEBIES!

Awesome right?
Here are the products you could win!  Click here to go enter!!

So what am I giving away for free?  If you have been a follower of the blog since last year, you have already gotten to see this little beauty.  It contains a scavenger hunt for your Meet the Teacher or Open House Night where you have your kiddos bring their supplies.  It also contains some files for your schedule, other info, and parent helper sign ups.  This is a Powerpoint file that allows editing.  Yay!  I know how everyone loves to be able to make their stuff personal. 

 To use some cute fonts, download Fonts for Peas for FREE!!!  GO here!
I get the cutest handwriting fonts at Fonts for Peas!

You can download all the fonts at once with the button on the side of the page!!  I love Kevin and Amanda!

Click the pic to get the freebies!

Don't forget to stop by the next blog on the hop!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Freebie Book Labels for Your Library

Hello darlings!  If you follow me on facebook or instagram, you know this was coming!  I finally finished relabeling all of my book bins for a fresh new look!  I wanted to make them available for you for FREE so unfortunately, what you see is what you get.  I can't make them editable for you in the PDF file with melonheadz graphics as it goes against her copyright.  I hope you are able to use them though.  I have labels for Fountas and Pinnell levels F-S and many series books that you would find in a second-fourth grade classroom.

To print:
You can control the size by choosing multiple page printing or booklet printing. As you can see, I printed 6 to a page.

To get the free book bin labels, click here.  I would love for you to pin it and give me feedback!

I did not laminate the laebls once I cut them out.  That eliminated an unnecessary step.  Instead, I used clear packing tape on a tape roller and taped over the entire label.  You will notice I have a lot of different book bins that I have collected over the years.  Bins are expensive!  I bought most of them at Wal-mart.  I have found the white plastic tubs to be very sturdy and they have lasted me 10 years already!

Most of the chapter books are stored in plastic shoe boxes and I also have a few from the Dollar Store.

I made sure to put my chapter books in order by levels.  This makes it easier for the kiddos to find Just-Right books and it keeps them from having to search all over the book cases.

My dad and I created the books shelves last year.  I LOVE them because they are on wheels and close together.  I can lock them and then the custodians can simply wheel them out the door at the end of the year so they can wax the floors.  It was soooooo nice to come in this year and just open the book cases.  I didn't have to reorganize my library or unpack books.  That has ALWAYS been the longest job for me when setting up the classroom and packing up each year.

Happy Back to school!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back to School Blow Out Sale ALL GRADES!!!

Hello darlings!  I am sure if you are a Blog follower you have heard the news.   Educents is running a HUGE back-to-school sale on some of their most popular bundles!  The savings are unreal!!!!

You can find my "Multiplication and Division Boot Camp" pack in the 2-3 bundle!  Check out all these amazing resources!!!  Can we say "ink" boys and girls?


 I am so excited to announce that is having a HUGE back-to-school blowout sale and I am going to be featured in one of the curriculum bundles! From July 30 - August 2(Wednesday - Saturday), they are bringing back all of their favorite and most popular bundles for INSTANT download at up to 77% OFF! There is something for everyone and it is their BIGGEST sale of the year!

Take a peak into what is on sale! Tell your friends, because there is something for everyone who teaches children in PreK-8th grade!

Preschool Full-Year Curriculum Bundle - 72% OFF


Kindergarten Full-Year Curriculum Bundle - 75% OFF


K-2 The Write Stuff ELA Bundle - 68% OFF


First Grade Literacy Bundle - 74% OFF


School Year Curriculum Bundle (Grades 2-3) - 74% OFF


Poetry Curriculum & Activities Bundle (Grades 2-6) - 75% OFF


Tricky Math Curriculum Bundle (Grades 3-5) - 69% OFF


Complete Full-Year Curriculum Bundle (Grades 6-8) - 77% OFF

Management, Decor & Organization Bundle - 76% OFF


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