Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday is Here!

Head on over to my TpT store to get up to 28% off any and all of my products!!! Be sure to use the promo code: CMT12

Click HERE or click the picture below to see my store. Happy Monday!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Happy last day before Thanksgiving Break! :-) In the spirit of the season, I am so thankful for many many  things, but here are a few:

1. My friends and family
2. Having a job where I can teach and make a difference
3. The freedom to pursue an avenue of sharing and personal professional development
4. Having a few days off to relax, recharge, and enjoy!

Thanks so much for following my posts and being a part of sharing ideas - this is why I got into blogging in the first place. I know I haven't been as on top of my blogging this semester, but I will get better. 

Today we are having our Thanksgiving feast. We supply a turkey, and the rest is brought in by our students and their families. It is always such a fun thing. I will post more about it later!!!

In the meantime, next Monday-Tuesday (November 26 & 27), I will be having a Cyber Monday + Tuesday sale in my TpT store! Combined with TpT's sale, you can get up to 28% off!!! Definitely come check it out! Click HERE or click the picture below to head to my store and check out all the great items. You will need to enter the promo code listed on the picture to get the full 28% off. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

TpT Safety Unit - Safety/Traffic Signs and Symbols, Stranger Danger, Bike Safety, and Car Safety

Happy Election Day! I'm so thankful for polling places opening early, because I was able to get in and vote before school today - woohoo for not having to go mess with that after school, because I am EXHAUSTED tonight! It was cute today to see how excited our students were today about Election Day. 

Anyway, I have a new TpT unit up for sale in my store! This unit for primary age range includes lessons addressing awareness of traffic and safety signs and symbols, stranger danger, car safety, and bike safety. This unit has been teacher tested and taught at the first and second grade level. :-)

*This unit is meant to be a resource for you, the teacher. While you are welcome to follow it as outlined, feel free to supplement with your social studies text, outside videos (such as United Streaming), and/or other books. Also, depending on your social studies block, some of these lessons you may have to extend beyond on day if you don’t have as much time for social studies. I hope you can use the items in this unit as a guide/resource for you.

Along with 8 days of lesson plans/descriptions of activities, this unit includes:

-"safety" vocabulary card
-safety unit anticipation guide
-safety and traffic sign posters
-safety and traffic sign powerpoint
-traffic and safety sign tic-tac-toe boards (2)
-traffic lights poem
-project idea for traffic lights
-stranger danger role-play/scenario cards
-stranger danger bingo with questions
-stranger danger bubble map
-student information address and phone number sheet
-seat belt song
-car safety sort and answer key
-riding safely in a car writing paper
-dream bicycle helmet writing paper
-bike signal game
-flip book template
-safety unit 4-in-a-row game
-writing paper template

This file is a zipped file, and you will receive the full unit plans and the powerpoint. I also included many of the pdf files, even though they are in the unit plans. 

Please let me know if you have any questions at all! To purchase, please click HERE or click on the picture below.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Free Terrible Turkey - Subtracting Tens Game and Weekly Dinner Planner

Ummmm. Wow. November is here, and while it doesn't feel like November, it certainly is. There are exactly 2 weeks and 2 school days until Thanksgiving break. Where has the year gone??
This is the time of year that I start feeling busy and like life is a little crazy. Our past few weekends have been filled with weddings, birthday celebrations, trips out of town, etc..., so this weekend felt like heaven. We met a couple friends out on Friday for dinner, I went post-Halloween shopping and to lunch with another friend yesterday, after I got home I did absolutely NOTHING, and then today I woke up early and did my grocery shopping for the week, cleaned the kitchen, and did a pile of the mountain of laundry that has built up. So, it's been quite a productive and fabulous weekend. :-) Speaking of which, because I feel like I'm losing my mind at the moment, I've come up with a weekly dinner menu planner to keep at least that part of my life sane. Feel free to download a copy if you like! To download, click HERE or click the picture below to go to the file on Google Docs. Then, go to File, Download, and download a copy for yourself! It's amazing how such a simple document can make life that much easier. I print a copy, write in my dishes, fill out the shopping list, attach copies of each recipe (if using), and go shopping! Very simple, but very handy.
I have another math freebie for you today also. Someday, when I have a life again, ha, I will be posting some more TpT units for sale, but for now, you get a math game freebie. I want to thank you all for your support, comments, and feedback on both my teaching blog and my TpT store. I am absolutely amazed at how each has grown over the past year. This hobby and passion for sharing has turned into more than I could have ever imagined.
Anyway, in math, we have been learning all about mental addition and mental subtraction. I created the following game for students to practice subtracting tens. To play this game, put students in groups of 2-3. Each group will get a set of cards (print on cardstock and laminate for best results). The cards will go in the middle of the circle. Each player will take turns drawing a card and solving the subtraction problem listed. The other students will also solve the problem to check the answer. If the student gets the problem correct, he/she gets to keep the card. If a student draws a “Terrible Turkey” card, he/she will say, “TERRIBLE TURKEY”. Everyone must then put all of their cards back into the pile, and the game starts over. To download a copy, click HERE, or click the picture below to go to my TpT store and download for FREE!!!


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