Five for Friday

 Hey friends!

I'm joining Kacey today from Doodle Bugs Teaching for her linky.
I've been eying it for several weeks now just waiting for the
perfect week to join in.
"Perfect" as in, I found enough time Friday afternoon to write it out!

Here are my top five things from this week...


Have a great weekend!!!


what I'm loving...

Hey friends!
 I'm joining Kathleen from Growing Kinders for her What I'm Loving
linky party today. I love getting a little glimpse into people's lives
and some of their favorite things/moments, so I definitely wanted
to share what I'm loving at the moment!

 Go link up with Kathleen here!



First of all, thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway!
Jen and I were blown away at the number of entries!!!

Now, onto the winners....

The GRAND PRIZE winner is KRISTY S.!
Kristy, we will be emailing you very soon!

The two runner ups are Susan C. and Cindy A.!
Congrats ladies...I'll be emailing you to see which 3 items
you'd like from my store.

Have a great week everyone! :)


My sale purchases, water cycle, and regions!

I'm back finally to share my big TpT sale purchases!

I really could go on and on with how satisfied I am with each
one, and I haven't even used them all yet, but they are some of
my favorites already.

All About Book from Susan Moran

The Busy Teacher's Best Friend February Edition by Katie King

American Heroes Common Core Informational Reading and More by Teacher to the Core

Writing Through the Year Unit 4 by Deanna Jump and Deedee Wills

Main Idea, Predictions, & Inferences Oh My! by Tracy Tegeler

So, besides loving all of my new products, I've slowly been handing over
the teaching duties to my student teacher, Julie.
Let me just tell you, she is fabulous!
Here she is in action....

She shared this great idea with me about teaching about the water cycle.
First, we used Cara's freebie that she shared here
to make our water cycle diagram.

Then, Julie drew a little raindrop friend name "Droppy" and we put
some velcro on him and also near the different steps on our diagram.

She taught a lesson on the water cycle and then we kept this up near
the calendar, and the kids let us know when the weather changes and that Droppy
should be moved to a different stage of the water cycle.
They totally ate it up and are thinking about the weather and water cycle

And before I go...here's something I'm working on that I thought I'd
give you a little glimpse of....

 Does anyone else have to teach about the regions?!?
I wasn't finding anything that I thought would work for my
firsties, so I'm just creating what I need!
I hope it will be a valuable resource to others when I'm done.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway that Jen and I are hosting.
You could win every product from our stores!
It ends soon, so go HERE to enter! :)



TpT Anniversary Super Giveaway!

I can't believe its already been a year since I started
selling my products on Teachers Pay Teachers!
What a fabulous blessing it has been in so many ways
and that is largely due to you!

As a SUPER thank you to my readers,
I'm teaming up with one of my favorite blogging buddies,
Ms. Jen over at The Teacher's Cauldron.
She is so sweet and hilarious, too.
I seriously laugh out loud sometimes when I read her blog!

To celebrate our TpT anniversary together,
we are giving one lucky winner EVERYTHING in
both of our TpT stores.
Yes...you read that right...EVERYTHING!
Look at all of this amazing stuff from Jen!
And here's what the grand prize winner will get from me...

And 2 runner ups will get to pick 3 items from each
of our stores.

Not a bad deal, eh?!?

You can go check out our stores for a closer
look at the goods:
Jen's store
My store

Just make sure you follow our stores, blogs, etc...
through the rafflecopter below.

The giveaway runs through Monday so enter now!!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway Photobucket


More math progress monitoring and a SALE!

Happy weekend!!!
So far I've had a very relaxing little Saturday, 
even if I was up at 6:30. ;)
I'm soaking up this ME time I have right now during nap time
and wanted to share with you my latest math progress monitoring
I finished my Number Identification pack about a month ago and now
I've got the Quantity Discrimination pack done, too.
{a missing number pack is currently in the works!}


You can use these as progress monitoring assessments, or just for practice.
I use them for practice between my progress monitoring dates {which is about every other week}.
I also can send these with parents who want to work on these fluency skills at
home, and I'm even thinking that after some modeling and practice,
my students would love to have this in a center to time each other for a
math fluency station.
I'm glad I got this pack done just time for the big sale tomorrow. 
Have you heard about it, yet?!?
I'm sure you have!
I'm planning on shopping on TpT during the game instead of watching
because the prices will be great, so you don't want to miss it.
Everything in my store will be 20% and then use the TpT code
SUPER to get an extra 8% off of the remaining price!
You can get to my store HERE, or by clicking the button in the sidebar.
Here are a few of my other products you can snag for 28% off tomorrow...

 One of my favorite things about a TpT sale, besides the great prices,
are seeing what everyone purchased.
I love reading everyone's posts about the products they purchased and
finding new items to add to my wishlist!
I'll definitely be back soon to share with you the goodies I pick up tomorrow!