Monday, February 23, 2015


Hey everyone!!  
I am sooooo excited about Teachers Pay Teachers sale!!!  It's been a while and my wishlist is getting a LOT bigger than me.  Haha!!  Have you ever looked at someone else's shopping cart at Target?? And said "Where did you get that???" That is me at Teachers Pay Teachers.  SO I thought I would let you peak at mine....

Here are some awesome units that I have found and I can't wait to get my teacher paws on...

This is a unit from Brittany Lynch over at Tickled Pink in Primary!!  I LOVE this unit. In her bundle, she has 6 slideshows with Fry's first 100 words. She has divided the slideshows into the fry word order which includes 5 slideshows with 20 words each and one slideshow that has ALL 100 words. Each slideshow has 5 different exercises for students to do.  

I am a firm believer when it comes to students moving and learning. Have you ever read the Brain Gym books?  Brittany's unit is a great example of how to increase learning by moving. kiddos have to learn their word wall words.  If you would like to take a peak at this awesome on the picture below.  

Mrs. do you spell here?  

(We learned this word weeks ago.)

Seriously, I am going to just set it up as a center and let them practice!!!!

The next thing on my list is from Melissa Dailey at Mrs. Dailey's Classroom.  It is her Year Long Writing Program!  They have been on my list forever!! I can't wait to implement them in my classroom.  I plan on doing it during our morning time because it is a great way to warm up those dendrites, and it will give me time to get attendance and lunch count down. One sheet of morning work is just not enough anymore.  I can't EVER get enough writing in during the day or at least it certainly feels that way.  

AND I can start the year off "WRITE" next year.  :)  

Students get a strip to use in their journals each week.  They simply paste it on their page and begin writing!!  OR you could even post it on your smartboard.  EVEN better!!  I LOVE IT!  I have tried samples of her work and they work GREAT!!  SO...I am really excited to get the ENTIRE YEAR for such a great deal!!!  

My third resource is from Teach Two Reach!  She has the cutest unit on weather...complete with interactive notebook pages and crafts!  There are so many different activities to use!  Not only will they be writing but learning as well!  AND these will work great when we do our non-fiction writings!!!  I think the hat is one of my cute!!!  

One of the things that my students LOVED last year was the addition version of Bubble Gum Math!!  They earned their bubblegum pieces for each fact family they learned and a piece of bubblegum!!  It was so fun!  We are actually getting ready to begin our addition this year in just a couple of weeks.  Sooo...why not try the subtraction version of Bubble Gum Math?    SOO fun!!  And they really work on getting those facts down!!  It is amazing at what a little piece of gum can do!  This is by Fluttering Through First Grade

My last BUT not least item on my wishlist is from The Crazy Schoolteacher!  
(I can totally relate to her name.)

I think this will be perfect for our solar system unit!!  And we can get our personal narratives written!!  

 Isn't this the cutest???  Aaggh!! 

So now I want to take a peek in your cart!!  :)  What is on your wishlist? 

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Secret Admirer Blog Hop

Hi everyone!!   

Can you believe this Friday we are going to be passing out Valentine's Day cards??  Actually, it is always one my students' favorite holidays.  You would think Christmas would be their favorite holiday but ummm....nope!!!  They really love Valentine's Day!!   Which is appropriate! 

At The Elementary Entourage, we love it too!!  In fact, we are celebrating with each other. We got to exchange cards and I got to send a card to the awesome Kelsey Brosey from Aloha to Second!  Shhh....don't say anything just yet to Kelsey.   I don't think she has got my card yet.  Too bad we can't go stick their Valentine card in their decorated Valentine bag.  Haha.  

We are decorating boxes for Valentine's Day this week.  Have you seen some of those cute boxes?  It amazes me at all of the love and creativity that goes into those boxes. Wonderful!!  

Of course, we, at The Elementary Entourage, had to give our loyal and wonderful followers a Valentine too!! Why???   Cause we are sweet on YOU!! Of course, this kind of Valentine is for you to use in your classroom.  And we hope you can!!  You know how much I love jokes so I made a set for you.  Just print, cut, and sign!  Easy-peasy! 

Let me know if you think these jokes are the cutest!!!!  Just click on the picture! 

Much love and learning!!!  

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We would LOVE for you to join us!!  Just click on the next blog button below.  It will take you to the next blog!  You can read all about their secret admirer, and grab a Valentine treat! Leave us a comment and let us know what you do for Valentine's Day!  Remember to tell your friends to join us, too!!  

Happy Valentine's Day sweet friends.  

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Currently in February...

 Hey everyone!  

Can you believe it is February CURRENTLY??  

Listening:  Have you ever seen Call the Midwife?  I LOVE this series.  IT is PRECIOUS!!   It takes place in a small town called Poplar in England.  Four midwives live in a convent and deliver babies in the ever growing town.  It's all about their lives and the adventures they experience.  It is so sweet and one of my favorite actresses narrates it.  LOVE Vanessa Redgrave.  

Loving:  As a teacher, I love the month of February!  It's so full and fun!  It's almost as if your plans are written out for you.  And Valentine's Day?  I think kids like it more than Christmas!  

Thinking:  We haven't gotten a single flake this year in my neck of the woods.  I live in South Carolina and it is a lot warmer than the Northern states BUT usually we get some precipitation of the frozen sort.  BUT nothing this year.  Waah.  No snow days at all...but maybe...the season is definitely not over yet.  

Wanting:  Okay...maybe you can help me with this one.  I need a new series to watch on Netflix.  I think I have watched ALL of them.  I am not too picky.  My tastes range from Dexter to Call the Midwife.  We usually only Netflix it.  What do you watch on Netflix?  

Needing:  I just need time.  Lots of it and I never seem to have enough.  How about you?  Wouldn't you like an extra day in the weekend?  :) 

Pageant Name:  Little Miss Late Pants!!!  I think that just says it all.  :)  

Happy February, everyone!!  Much love and learning!

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