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Sunday, June 30, 2013


JULY????? Did Someone say JULY!???? 
Half my vacation is already gone???
It CAN'T BE! I have TOOOOOO  much to do!
I have a Summer bucket list a mile long!

Hmmm...should I start with :
5. Clean out kitchen cabinets
22.  Make Pina Coladas and use FANCY Glasses
31. Massage, mani & pedi
17. Clean out teacher desk

I have to get started!

I have linked up with Farley at 
 for the 

Saturday, June 29, 2013


( Teacher's HATE DISPISE DON'T WANT TO HEAR  would rather hear the words,

We call it DESSERT!
What else would you call the best part after you have finished the MAIN part?

So... my newest product has posters & mini posters for students to choose which dessert they would like. Only 2 RULES...
1. QUIET ( don't disrupt others who are working on their  MAIN MEAL.)
2. Clean up your mess!

So here is a FREE  preview for YOU!

Click on the first picture for the download!

For the COMPLETE Packet.....
Check out my TPT store
Stay COOL....weather's getting HOT, HOT, HOT!!! :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bloglovin' Giveaway!

My bloggy friends & I are having a giveaway!

You have probably heard by now that Google Reader is going away on July 1st.  Well, Google Reader may be going away, but I don't want YOU to go away, so I hope that you will  follow my blog through bloglovin! 

I am doing a giveaway for all of my followers that  switch over to bloglovin.  You may have already switched over!  In that case, this will be an easy entry!

If you have not yet switched or are not following my blog through bloglovin, then there are a few easy steps to follow.  You can go to my sidebar (that's the column on the right over there that shows our followers) and you can click the button that says Follow this Blog with bloglovin.  Or, you can go into the Rafflecopter below and click the link in the first entry, and that will take you to my blog on bloglovin.

You will need to set up an account with bloglovin so that you can follow me.  Please be sure to leave your bloglovin username in the Rafflecopter entry.  Then, go to this post on bloglovin and "like" it.

If you want to go ahead and move all of the blogs you follow from Google over, you can go to this link and it will take you through the super easy steps.  BUT, please go to my bloglovin link and make sure that you are following me through bloglovin.  To be sure, make sure that the blue button at the top of my bloglovin page has been clicked (it should be gray with the word following- if it's blue, please click it to follow!)

So, if you follow me by bloglovin, please enter my giveaway!!  I will be picking 3 WINNERS and each winner will get their choice of 2 UNITS FROM MY TpT STORE!  


Sunday, June 23, 2013


Need some LABELS for  your Focal Wall?
I made these for my focal wall.
If you can use these...feel FREE!

Do you have a ROBUST Vocabulary?

New Packet...
One area I always struggle with, is helping my EL's ( and my EO's) increase their vocabulary!
I read, we discuss, we write, we illustrate,....and yet, they DON'T use the vocabulary I teach!
I am redesigning MY approach to vocabulary. 
A little more...STRUCTURED,  a little more...INTENSE, and a LOT more! AND more! AND more!
To help me on my new path...I have created a packet to "guide" me..
(more to come)...
If it helps you ...YIPPEE!! ( I hope it does..) :)
Stop by & check it out!
Happy Sunday!

Click on the first picture!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Can you tell it's SUMMER???!!!

Sharing a little LOVE...
Not so PRODUCTIVE yet....But havin' LOTS of FUN!

Family in LA!

Cute TUTU's...first dance recital ( too cute!)

A "little" attitude? :)

Who doesn't LOVE Penguins??!!

What happens in Las Vegas......stays in LAS VEGAS!
Hubby (Farmer without a FARM...has added two new attractions to the "homestead"..
A Water tower  &  a Windmill!
The chickens LOVE them!
(For more on our chickens...see Chicken's POST!)

So...not a lot of Teacher Production going on...
Happy Summer!!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Behavior Clip Chart...Student Take Home Chart

I LOVE to use  my student "CLIP CHART" for classroom Management!
My student's take TOTAL responsibility for their behavior!
I love the accountability for positive & negative behavior.
My student's who are on BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION PLANS,
can start back on GREEN after each recess ( if needed). 
My only problem was...
I didn't want to deal with 31 individual notes at the end of each day!
How to let parent's know how each child was doing???...
SO... enter,

Weekly & Monthly Accountability charts!

I staple a blank page in their file folder, at the beginning of each month...
They color in their behavior color each morning ( before morning work).
I put these on their desk each afternoon before I go home.
I put a reward coupon in every folder that is pink or purple! 
(Above & beyond standard expectations!)
Absent students? Write an AB on that day.. ( you can't be on green if you are NOT HERE!)
At the beginning of the school year, to set my routines...
We use the weekly chart ( not monthly charts). 
I will use the weekly charts for the first month or so.
I like to have raffles...so
 Each student who is on green or above, gets a raffle ticket EACH DAY, 
 for the first month. Raffle drawing on Friday!
(Peer competition to get green or above!)

Click on picture for FREEBIES!

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

More WHEELS!!!

"Keep this bus arollin' rollin' rollin' "
I know... my lyrics...my song
Another new packet...I'm on a roll!
Stop by and check out the final 

CA Treasures Grade 1 Spelling Words Units 5 & 6!

That finishes the whole year!

The Wheels on the bus.......

When the wheels start turning...
I am back in action!
Teachers are NEVER on vacation. 
(We might not be in our classrooms, but the WHEELS are always turning!)
I have SEVERAL new packets...
Stop by my store to check them out!
Focal Wall Vocabulary Cards...

Spelling Lists ( 3 to a page )

Word Work Packets
Short Vowels
(Mega Packet Available too!)