Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Product/Exciting Things!

Hello everyone!  I haven't posted in a while because a lot has been going on in my life.  I moved to MN with my husband and just recently got a job as a Reading Specialist.  I am so excited to start this new chapter of my life!  With all of the fun/exciting things going on in my life I did find time to create a new product!  Hop on over to Teachers Pay Teachers to check it out!  You can click on the picture above, or click here!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Winner winner!

I am so excited that I won my first giveaway on a blog!  I won an AWESOME unit from Khrys at Keepin' It Kool in Kinderland!!!!  I am so excited to use the unit with my kiddos :)

Thank you so much to Khrys :)  

If you would like to purchase her unit (it is awesome) click on the pic below!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Show Us What You Bought!

As most of you probably did the same, I spent most of my time last night going back and forth between TeachersPayTeachers and the Superbowl!  I was so excited about the things that I got yesterday!!!!! I've linked up with Blog Hoppin' to show you what I bought!!!!!!!  

Some of these are still on sale, so grab them quick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, yes, I did go overboard but I knew I would!  How can I pass up great deals from AMAZING teachers?!  What's better than supporting other teachers????

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Mathematician **{FREEBIE}**

So excited to share a FREEEEEBIE! This freebie is part of a larger packet that is available on my Teachers Pay Teachers store!  To get the freebie, click on the picture below!

To see the whole packet, click on the picture below!

Friday, February 1, 2013


So excited to be joining my first "linky party" with Keepin' it Kool in Kinderland, and also very excited about having a SUPER BOWL SUNDAY SALE!  By joining this linky party I have found so many great resources that I have on my wishlist!  They are listed below...

Some of the things that I have on sale are listed below!

You can check out my TpT store too!!  Everything will be on sale :)

Thursday, January 31, 2013


I will be having a sale on SUPERBOWL SUNDAY, February 3rd.  Everything in my store will be 20% off, along with the discount that is being offered by TeachersPayTeachers.  If you would like to participate in the sale, type in the promo code SUPER at checkout!

Monday, January 28, 2013

What do mathematicians do? activities/worksheets/resources

I created a document to help teachers/students understand what mathematicians do, all of which are aligned with the Common Core standards and the 8 Math Practices.  I just recently created a series of activities for students to participate in, that correlate with a previous document that I made.  Each activity targets one or two of the things that mathematicians do.  To check it out on Teachers Pay Teachers, click here!! 

As I stated, this document correlates with a previous document that I created!! If you would like to purchase both, they are bundled together at a lower price!!  To check it out on Teachers Pay Teachers, click here!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Liebster Nomination!

I am so excited to be nominated for the Liebster award by Adrienne at A Day in the Life of a Kindergartener!  I was beginning to think that no one was reading my blog... It is good to know at least one person is :)

Here are 11 random things about me:

1. I am a twin!
2. I am 6 feet tall  (and taller than my hubs!!!!!!)
3. I LOVE decorating for the holidays!
4. I played basketball in high school.
5. I was stung by a jellyfish when I went snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef.
6. I was the Maid of Honor in two weddings and rapped both speeches.
7. I LOVE listening to music.
8. My husband has written me 5 songs.
9. I have been a homeowner for 1 1/2 years and have LOVED every second of it!
10. I lived in FL for one year!
11. I have been to over 15 countries.

Here are the 11 questions from Adrienne:
1. What state do you teach in?

I teach in Michigan.  I previously taught in Florida. 

2. How many years have you been teaching?

This is my 6th year teaching,  5th in kindergarten.  I taught first grade for one year in Florida.

3. Which holiday is your favorite? Why?

Christmas is my favorite holiday because of all of the traditions surrounding Christmas.  Putting up decorations, putting up the tree, Christmas parties, opening up one gift on Christmas Eve, etc.

4. Do you sing with your students? If so, what song is your favorite?

Oh gosh!  Yes, I sing with my students, I am not good, but I do sing.  We have poetry folders.  We do one poem a week. I try to pick poems that you can sing because students pick up quicker when singing songs.

5.  Coffee or tea?

Neither.  I do not like coffee or tea.  I do LOVE hot chocolate.

6. Chocolate or vanilla?

Depends.  I love chocolate ice cream, but I do love vanilla cake with chocolate frosting... I guess I would have to say BOTH!

7. What is your favorite book to read to your students?

I have so many favorites.  I think my most favorite is the first book that I read to my students during student teaching: Enemy Pie by Derek Munson.

8. Tell me about your favorite vacation.
My favorite vacation that I have been on is going to Australia.  My sister was studying abroad there and I went to visit her.  

9. What do you like to do in your free time?

I love to do crafts and make other things to share with teachers!

10. What is your favorite Apple product?

My favorite Apple product is the iPad.  I love using my iPad and I also love having students use the iPads in the classroom.

11. What is your favorite snack?

My favorite snack is a vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting.

Here are the 11 questions I have for the blogs I've nominated:

1. What grade do you teach?
2. What is your favorite grade to teach?
3. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
4. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
5. What is your favorite song?
6. What is your favorite subject to teach?
7. What is your favorite TV show?
8. Where is your favorite place to travel?
9. What website do you visit the most?
10. If you could have a gift card to anywhere, where would it be to?
11. What is your most favorite thing in the whole world?

Here are the blogs I've nominated:

1. A Neighborhood Kindergarten
2. Kelly and Kim's Kindergarten
3. Play to Learn in Kindergarten
4. Kick Starting Kindergarten

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Spin a Number FREEBIE

Working on one-to-one with your students and identifying numbers?  This would be a great math game to have your students play.  This FREEBIE is a game board with two spinners, both with numbers 1-8.  One spinner is just the numbers, the other has the numbers with dots too (just is case your little ones cannot identify numbers 1-8).  All you need is a pencil, paper clip and game pieces (teddy bears, counters, erasers, etc.).  If you would like a copy, click HERE!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Shape Graphing FREEBIE

My students have fallen in love with graphing!  As mathematicians, we have been walking around the school looking for each shape: square, rectangle, triangle, and circle.  I created some graphing sheets for students to use when they "clipboard cruise" to find shapes in the classroom, hallway, on recess and outside.  Click here if you would like to download a copy for FREE :)