Sunday, February 26, 2017

It Always Seems Impossible Weekly Inspiration

So true... I am a procrastinator to the max! But I've been trying really hard to stay on top of things lately. It always seems overwhelming, but if I just focus on finishing the task, it's over before I realize it!! Hope this weekly motivation helps you have a GREAT week :)
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Weekly Inspiration // You've Got This \\

Just sitting over here ready for Spring! I'm so excited to get back to sharing my Weekly Inspiration iPhone backgrounds with y'all! Snag this one to stay motivated this week and stop by the blog every Sunday for a new background!

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Treasure Hunt Math Game

As a teacher I was always on the hunt for the BEST math games! Math games are just the perfect way to practice the basic skills. And those basic skills are IMPORTANT. Treasure Hunt is one of my favorites because it's simple, cheap, and is so easy to differentiate. Watch the video for a quick "how to"!

The game featured in the video is all about practicing multiples of 1's, 2's, 3's, and 4's, but other games in my store work with higher multiples. (And there's more to come!!) This game increases fluency and comfort with multiples and makes multiplication and division so much easier!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Groundhog's Day Writing Freebie

Snag this freebie here!

With Groundhog's Day just a week away, I wanted to share a freebie I created! 

I love writing and I love teaching writing. They're truly passions of mine. Helping a kiddo write something they're excited about is one of the best feelings! My hope is that all students (and teachers!) find writing time to be fun and manageable. Nobody enjoys taking a writing test. Being forced to write something you don't care about? EW! But being able to write "on demand" is a skill that serves a viable purpose. We have to write on demand all the time! That e-mail sitting in your invoice waiting for you to respond? That's writing on demand! 

I firmly believe that a writing curriculum followed by a systematic on demand writing environment will vastly improve student's writing skills and writing enjoyment.

In this freebie, you'll find 1 passage and 1 writing prompt, relating to that passage! It's great for homework, small group work, or just extra practice during writer's workshop! Enjoy!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Friday the 13th Debate {Writing Lesson}

Writing teachers!

I love using debates to create stronger writers.

My hope is that all students (and teachers!) will find debates a great way to practice speaking their mind. By figuring out how to express opinions out loud, students will become better opinion and argument writers! (The amazing Lucy taught me all about it... she's seriously the writing God.)

Writing time should always be fun and manageable. Nobody enjoys taking a writing test, but being able to write “on demand” is a skill that serves a viable purpose. I firmly believe that a strong writing curriculum and systematic on demand writing environment will vastly improve student’s writing skills and writing enjoyment – and debates are a huge part of that!

In this lesson, you will find a lesson plan for you, materials to support your students and an article for your students to read. And it's FREE!

Grab it here!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

$60 to TpT Giveaway!

Want to win $60 to TpT!? I won a $10 gift card on TpT to share... and I thought to myself, $10 is never enough.  So I added $50 of my own just to make it an extra delicious offer. Want to enter? Go for it, below!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

So Fresh and So Clean, Clean Free Printable

Super random, BUT, I've wanted something small to hang in my laundry room forever. I saw a few images similar to this but nothing I really loved so I created this fun little guy! I can't wait to hang him up on the wall! Since I spent the time creating him, I figured I had to share him with y'all! So grab it for free --> HERE