Saturday, July 6, 2013

Can you help?! :)

Hi Friends,

I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed. So I've created a classroom project request at, an award-winning charity.

I'm asking for donations of any size to help my kids. For the next week, any donation you make to my project will be doubled! If you know anyone who is passionate about education, please pass this along. Your donation will brighten my students' school year, and you'll get photos and thank yous from our class.

Here's my classroom request:
Organization for Writing Supplies (

To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the match code INSPIRE on the payment screen. This awesome match offer lasts through July 13, 2013.

My students and I greatly appreciate your support!!  Thank you in advance for your donations! :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Back to School Jitters Linky Party

Even teachers get the first day of school jitters!  This linky party proves that!

Back to School Jitters Linky Party

I thought it would be fun to link up and share my jitters, so here goes...

Happy First Day of School!!

Friday, August 31, 2012

School is about to begin!

It's almost time for school to begin!!  We will be "back to the grind" this coming Tuesday!  I am really looking forward to the upcoming year!  During our PD this past week, we talked a lot about the Common Core and how Howell Schools will be transitioning from the state GLCEs to the Common Core standards.  One of the ideas that we talked a lot about is how important it is for students to be a part of their learning and assessment.  Our presenter showed some examples of ideas that other teachers have used to involve students in this way.  I created a resource that I will be using in my classroom this year for all subjects and many different learning goals.  I think this resource will really help students take a look at their progress and see how their efforts are helping accomplish their goals.

If you would like a copy of this resource, visit my Teachers pay Teachers store! :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fractions Dice Games

We have focused a lot on fractions this year!  Our MEAP scores show that is an area that is quite tricky for our students, so we've been practicing a lot!!  I created this printable to help my students compare and order fractions in a fun format using dice.  We played this morning and they had a blast!  Who says math can't be fun!? :)

Click the image to download for your classroom!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Beautiful Day!

It was such a beautiful day today...we just had to spend a few minutes outside! It was the perfect ending to a hard-working day! :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Biography Posters

During the month of February, my students worked on researching and summarizing information about a famous person of their choice.  They used their notes and information to create a Biography Poster.  I was so impressed with their work!  Here are a few examples:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Area & Perimeter Challenge!

My students have been working with area and perimeter over the last couple weeks.  I wanted to create a challenge for them using area and perimeter.  You can download this printable at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store!  Enjoy!