Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SMAD for Second Grade UPdate and TPT sale!

SMAD for second grade has been updated with more tests, board games, flash cards, and minute wheels!

Also, don't forget about the TPT 3 Million Strong Sale!  My store will be 20% off and TPT will give you another 10%!

Read More »

Monday, February 24, 2014

SMAD for First Grade UPDATE!

SMAD for first grade has been updated!  I've added 4 more levels of tests, 4 board games, over 130 playing/flash cards, and 28 minute wheels.

If you've already purchased it, make sure you go to the "My Purchases" section in TPT and re-download it.  If you haven't purchased it, check it out!

I'm working on updating the rest of the files, so keep an eye out for them!  :)

Read More »

Saturday, February 22, 2014

SMAD Math Fact Review Games

Available now for first grade:  SMAD Math Fact Review games!  Also, 4 more levels were added! games to coordinate with each level of SMAD!

Read More »

Monday, February 17, 2014

SMAD Math Fact Fluency Program is FINISHED!

Holy moly!  I've finally finished SMAD for all grades K-5!  Fourth and fifth grade have been bundled together because they are essentially the same EXACT sheets.  The only difference in them being some cosmetic changes and the fact that fifth grade only receives 5 minutes to complete the page whereas fourth grade gets 8-10 minutes.


I hope you can get some use from SMAD!  To celebrate my completion of the series, ALL SMAD PRODUCTS ARE 30% OFF!

Read More »

Saturday, February 15, 2014

My take on Reading Workshop!

Who doesn't love reading workshop?!?!  I've used the math workshop model for 2 years now and can't imagine going back to whole group.  I was super excited when I found Clutter Free Classrooms's readers workshop.  I tried it out last year and couldn't quite get it to fit for my kids.  I adapted the idea for my students and they're needs.

My teacher center is Respond to Reading.  We use the leveled readers that come with our Reading Wonders series to teach the 4 skills per week.  My Accelerated Reader center is Enjoy a Book.  My kids do the workbook pages from Reading Wonders in the At Your Seat Practice center.  The last center is Develop Your Writing.  This one is the biggest change since it focuses more on the process writing necessary for our state test rather that the common core.

Read More »

Monday, February 10, 2014

SNEAK PEEK at my Reading Workshop board!

I should be posting the file soon, but here's a little preview!

EDIT:  Read the post here

Read More »

SMAD Math Fact Fluency For THIRD GRADE!

WOW!  I've been on a roll this weekend!  It's been one of the first uneventful weekends since the holidays began.  We need one of those every once in a while, right?

I've put together the new SMAD for third grade.

Did you know that the cover come in 2 ink-saving styles as well?

For third grade through fifth grade, I changed the style a little bit for two reasons:
1.  To make room for more math problems
2.  To give it a sleeker look for the upper grades.

SMAD Multiplication
SMAD Division

You can download the file here OR put it on your wishlist for my Valentine's Day sale!

Read More »

Saturday, February 8, 2014

SMAD Math Fact Fluency Program for SECOND GRADE

New product is up:  SMAD for Second Grade!  These levels includes addition. subtraction, and multiplication.  Challenge your second graders to show what they know with SMAD!

Read More »

Friday, February 7, 2014

Cabinet Makeover and Sale!

So how many of us out there have UGLY cabinets in our classrooms?  I can almost see all the hands in the air!  When I moved into my new classroom everything was gray.  The floor and walls were light gray.  The cabinets and counters were dark gray. Even the dry erase boards were GRAY!  I had to do something to break up this depressing color scheme.  One way I changed it up was to cover my cabinets.
I covered each door with orange butcher paper and used a fun border from Creative Teaching Press to make them look more likebulletin boards.  So much better!

I also wanted to share a management tip that I recently figured out:  You can use dry erase markers on most desks.  Whaaaaat?  One of my favorite ways to do this is to write down missing work on their desks and they erase it as they turn it in.

Also, mark your calendars for my upcoming Valentine's Day sale!

Read More »