Wednesday, February 26, 2014

You mean we are having a sale?

I am being just a little sarcastic with my title case you didn't notice! ;)

I think that everyone is so excited about this sale that we are shouting it from the rooftops!!  I have been busy the past few days trying to get everything ready for you.  I hope that you have left feedback on all of your previously purchased items and you have your wishlist ready to go!  It starts in less than 3 hours!!

I figured I would give you a little preview of some of my newest items that I have added to my store.

Who doesn't love some Chunky Monkey?  I think that this is my students' FAVORITE decoding strategy.  I, personally, love when my own little one gets his words mixed up and calls it the hokey pokey instead of the chunky monkey. =)

I just finished putting together a new series of Chunky Monkey flip flaps.  I have posted all of the short vowels.  I will soon be posting nonsense words, long vowels, digraphs, and blends.  Here is a little preview of the short vowels.

The kids can flip to see the first sound and then flap to see the word family chunk!

My students absolutely love these flip flaps.  We put them into our interactive notebooks for independent practice.  We use them during guided reading groups.  And I am currently working on a center in which they are glued to a tri-fold board and students can practice reading them during centers.

I have also added my newest Spring Spot and Jot packs!  These are so cute. Students hunt for sight words in the spring themed pictures and record them in lots of fun ways.  It is a great center!

 And one more: Place Value Puzzles

These puzzles are great practice for students to add/subtract one and add/subtract ten.  They build number sense for students and help them with finding the patterns in the hundreds chart.  While a bit challenging at first, they are truly addicting for your kiddos!!

There ya go!  Some of my newest products ready for your shopping frenzy tomorrow.  That and everything else in my store will be 28% off Thursday and Friday!  Happy SHOPPING!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Snow Day Sale!!

We have had 12 SNOW DAYS this year!  Oh my goodness.  And today....yep, you guessed it!  They are calling for more snow.  While I am closer to Northern Virginia, we are not scheduled to get hit until later tonight (meaning we will probably be out of school tomorrow), but many of my blogger buddies are already getting lots of that white stuff.  We have gotten together to give you a 2-day snow day sale linky!  Check out the linky below and all of the wonderful items on sale today and tomorrow only!

I am hosting two items in the snow day sale for only $1 each!!

The first is my newest product.  I am so excited about this product.  It is my Place Value Puzzles activity.  With these crossword style puzzles, students have to discover the patterns within a hundreds chart.  They have one number already filled in on the puzzle and from there, have to decide what is 10 more/less, 1 more/less.  This is a fun, challenging way to build number sense!

The second item is my Flip Flop Fact activity!  As I am sure you can guess, I am dying waiting ever so patiently for warm weather to arrive.  I need to start thinking of sunny days and flip flops with cute toenails!  So I am sharing my Flip Flop Facts.  This activity lets students explore the flip flop addition strategy (commutative property).  Students match the addition fact with its flip flop and then record their answers.  It also includes a large flip flop for students to decorate and write a set of flip flop facts on.

I hope that you find some wonderful products and can stay warm!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lessons from the Heart ebook

What a surprise I have for you today!  Several of us bloggers have joined forces and created an ebook for you!  This February ebook is full of fantastic freebies.  You can pick up your ebook here and check out all of the wonderful blogs involved.

Just to give you a little sneak peak of my own freebie:

I am sharing with you my Winter Friends Spot and Jot Freebie!  I have several Spot and Jot activities available in my TPT store, but this one is completely free for you!

 With this activity, students try to "SPOT" lots of hidden sight words in a picture using a magnifying glass.  They they get to "JOT" them down in lots of fun ways.

Click on the picture above or right here to get your freebie!!

If you want to check out more Spot and Jot activities hop over to my TPT store!

While you are here, be sure to hop over to our Lit Lovin Blog Hop full of our favorite book units all for you!
And you can also check out my post about THINKmarks tomorrow at Adventures in Literacy Land!  It will tell you all about how to use THINKmarks and give you another freebie!