Thursday, October 31, 2013

Spooktacular Sale

  All items in my TPT store are 20% through Saturday! That's spooktacular savings!
 Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Treat Exchange Linky Party

Please link up and share pictures of your treats if you joined us on The Halloween Treat Exchange.

  Albuquerque Amy has linked up.  Click on her blog button to see her post about her yummy treats! 


Thanks, Amy!

If you missed out on this one, no worries.  I will be doing one for Thanksgiving and another for Christmas.  Also, be on the lookout for a small pet giveaway in the next few days.  I'm planning a bigger giveaway soon, too.  So be sure to check back and enter.  There are going to be some great prizes, and it's all for a good cause!

Also, if you missed my Halloween freebie yesterday, I've extended it!  So grab it while it's still free! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Freebie and a Giveaway

Click on the photo to download this freebie for Halloween!
It will be $1 tomorrow, so grab it while you can!

Don't forget to head on over to Crafting Connections to enter her giveaway for...
See my previous post about 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Synonym, Antonym, Homonym Sort Craftivity

 I've been so excited about sharing this post. Make sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post.  There is information about a giveaway!
 I did this Synonym, Antonym, Homonym sort craftivity about a week ago, and it was amazing!  Deb, from Crafting Connections shared this with me.

My principal actually walked in during the middle of this lesson for an unscheduled observation, and I was more than happy to see her since it was going so well. The students and I had read a story from our Houghton Mifflin Treasures series.  One of the mini lessons was on homophones, so I thought this was a perfect way to tie this in.  We had been learning about synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms during the days leading up to this lesson.  We watched video clips from Discovery Education, played online games, completed a few practice worksheets from Treasures, and we also read, Dear Deer by Gene Barretta.


 I used Kagan Strategies {click here to read more about Kagan} to go over a few of the sentences together.  I was able to walk the room and check for understanding while students worked in cooperative learning groups.  First students worked individually to come up with the correct answer for the sentence.  Then we did Numbered Heads Together using Talking Chips to discuss and come to a consensus on the correct answer.  I then used the Classroom Tools to pick a random student to answer.  When I felt they were ready to work individually, I allowed for some coloring time (4th graders love this!), met with a smaller group, and then had them focus completing the remaining sentences.  Once they had the correct answers, they could cut their sentences out and sort them into the correct planet (antonym, homonym, or synonym). 

They had a "blast" in the Solar System of Nym.  Not to mention, my principal LOVED this lesson. When I went to meet with her, she had only positive things to say, and I passed my evaluation with "Flying Colors."  Thanks, Deb!  

Here are some pics of my students and their finished product.  

Here is the product description from Deb's TPT store;

Here's a fun activity to check to see if your students can identify synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms in a sentence, and label them correctly. It also makes a creative bulletin board or school hallway display! It can also be used as a novel entry in an interactive notebook!

In the student-friendly directions, students are told that their mission is to get the antonyms, homonyms, and synonyms gathered and placed on the correct rocket. The rocket will take the sentences back to their home planets in the solar system of NYM. 

First, students color their planets and rockets. Then, they read the sentences in the boxes and highlight the antonyms, synonyms, or homonyms in the two sentences. Next, they cut out their sentence boxes and sort them onto the correct rocket. Finally, they place a dot of glue on the left side of each sentence box, and glue the boxes to the rockets. (There are 21 sentence cards.)

Click on the photo below to buy this for only $3. It's well worth it!
Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms Sort and Craftivity- Grades 4 and up

Deb is going to give away this craftivity to one of my followers! Head on over to {Crafting Connections} to enter to win your very own copy!

Also, don't forget to join the Halloween Treat Exchange. It's not too late {yet}!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Halloween Linky and Half Price Subway Art

Here are some pics of the decor around my house.  As you can see, I have a ton of work to do.
  Better get my spook on!

Don't forget to check out my Halloween Treat Exchange.

Half Price Subway Art from LJC Digital Designs. 

HALF PRICE SALE Printable Halloween Digital Subway Art Typography Poster Decoration 11x14 and 8x10

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sweet Bitty Bows Sale and a Halloween Hop

My friend, Denise, is having a sale at her store, Sweet Bitty Bows. Everything in the store is 75% off. I'm not sure how long the sale will last, so head on over as soon as you can. If you, or someone you know has a little girl, or has one on the way, you must visit this store and buy some of these adorable bows, rompers, shoes, and other accessories.  

Also, check out this amazing Facebook Hop.  Visit Etsy Digital Designers Team and grab some cute freebies for Halloween.  There are 49 amazing designers giving away some adorbs clip arts, signs, papers, and more.

Don't forget to join us for the Halloween Treat Exchange.  Click on the photo for more info. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Halloween Treat Exchange


I would love to do a Halloween Treat Exchange.  Please let me know if you're interested in participating by commenting on this post.  Make sure to leave your email and a link to your blog.  I will partner you up with another blogger and you could send Halloween treats (snacks, decor, etc) to them for Halloween. And of course, your partner would send you some treats, too!  Wouldn't you just LOVE getting a package in the mail with cute and yummy treats?  And it's a great way to get to know each other! Make sure to pin and share this with all of your blogger friends so they can get in on the fun, too!  Let's spend about $15 plus shipping.  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Talk Like a Pirate Flash Freebie

Shiver me timbers... a Flash Freebie! 

Ahoy, me hearties!  For the next 48 hours, you can grab some booty.
 Make sure to share with me buckos too!

Head on over to my Pinterest Pirate Board to see what we are doing for our class party on Friday.  
We have been learning about pirates all week, so this is pretty savvy.

Don't forget to sign up for the Halloween Treat Bag Exchange and share that with your friends, too!

Freebie from Frog Spot for Students with Glasses

This was too cute not to share and it should be posted in all classrooms. 

If you aren't following Mel at Frog Spot, you should head on over today and check it out...  
everything is adorable!

Frog Spot Blog

Don't forget to join us for a Halloween Treat Bag Exchange.  Click here to learn more about it! 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Crafty Collections 1,000 Follower Giveaway

Make sure to read the whole post today. I have a special Halloween Exchange planned!

Head on over to Crafting Connections for her 1000 TPT follower raffle giveaway!  There are some great prizes included.  There were so many resources, she decided to do two giveaways! 

I have donated a $10 Starbucks gift card.  Can't we all use a little treat while we are prepping those lessons for the little pumpkins we teach?