More Sticky Notes! This time its reading SKILLS!

Hey y'all!

Are you enjoying the sale as much as I am?!!!?
I've been making some GREAT purchases today that
I'll share with you later this week!

I just finished my 2nd sticky note pack and thought
I would hop online real quick to upload it to my TpT
store tonight in case anybody wanted to pick it up ON SALE!
Only $4.00!
This pack is just like the reading strategies pack only it
focuses on reading SKILLS.

 Please don't make fun of my illustrations! I'm defnitely NOT an artist, ha!
Skills included are: Cause and Effect, Problem and Solution, Author's Purpose,
Classify and Categorize, Main Idea and Details, Compare and Contrast,
Fact and Opinion, and Sequence.

Have you used my Sticky Note Reading Strategies pack?!
I'd love to hear what you think of it. :)

I literally use these every day with our reading series.
My students are definitely grasping and using 
reading strategies and skills.
The perfect thing is these are great for almost all grade levels
and includes differentiated options.
They work with ANY book or reading series!

Have a great night!
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We grew plants in what?!?!

Happy Monday!
Most years, my students have grown seeds in ziploc
bags with a wet paper towel.
Some years it worked fine, others not so much. :(
I came across this post by 2 Busy Brunettes that showed
another way to grow seeds, and the best part was the students
would be able to see EVERY part of the process and EVERY part
of their growing seed.
Go here to check thier blog post on growing seeds in....

CD cases!
Yep it worked so well I will definitely not go back to ziplocs, or little
cups, or anything else.

 My students could see all parts of the life cycle, including germination and
their little seeds growing roots. They loved it!

 The CD cases were so easy to prep. My student teacher actually brought
these from her house...and we popped the black piece right out, that actually
holds the CD, so then it was just the clear case.
It leaves an opening that is perfect for watering your seed without actually
opening the case....because that would be extremely messy!

I'm sure you have or know someone who has CD cases laying around since
no one really has a use for them now anyways!
Just put your CDs in a soft case that holds several and then you
can grow seeds in the cases.

 About every other day, we watered our seeds and wrote and drew an observation
of our seeds. I had two students share a seed, so we had about 10 CD cases
We also made an extra one that we put in the refrigerator to observe how
cold temperatures affect seed growth.

Besides the observation journal, we also used these activities to learn about plants...

I know there are some AMAZING resources out right now by other
teachers about Plants {I own some of them!},
 but if you are looking for something else
to add to your files, you can pick up all these activities in my new
And everything in my store is 20% off today through Wednesday for the Teacher
Appreciation sale on TpT so why not get it on sale, right?!?

I've already started filling up my cart on TpT for the big sale, which actually starts
tomorrow on TpT to get the extra 8% off using code TAD13, but many sellers
are starting the sale early and I think that is SO convenient.
I'm basically buying things I now know I want/need for next year since
now I've seen what my whole year looks like teaching 1st grade.
I'm sure I would forget which products I want if I waited until August
so this sale has definitely come at the right time!
Have a great week and happy shopping!


Five for Friday and May Fluency!

Hey friends!

These past two weeks have been BUH-izzzzy!
I haven't had much time to blog or work on products
but that's alright because family stuff and life comes first. :)
 But, I'm glad to be back to blogging and share with you my
top 5 from this past week!

Somehow, my friend's hubby snagged front row seats the day of the concert. Way below
ticket value. It was amazing! Such a fun experience!

My Unit
Amy's Unit

Love my new notepad. My student teacher ordered these off Etsy. The seller
personalizes notepads with names, but Julie requested my favorite quote by THE Sweet Brown.
I'm obsessed.


I also FINALLY finished my May Fluency Practice pack. You can
pick it up here in my TpT store!

Go link up your top 5 with Doodle Bugs!

Have a great weekend!!!