Friday, December 18, 2015

A Weekly Planner Freebie!

We all have so many "to do's" that it's hard to keep up with them, especially this time of year. I made a little calendar to keep up with what I have on my lists personally and professionally. I just print it out on card stock, laminate it and use a dry-erase marker to write down what I need to remember. I made one in black and white too so you can print it on white card stock, or use a fun color card stock. You can add a piece of magnetic tape to the back and put it on your refrigerator at home, or a filing cabinet in your classroom. And best of all, it's FREE! Just click HERE to get your copy. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

January Read-A-Louds

As we're all trying to get through the last week before Winter Break, we (as teachers), are already thinking about January. I've compiled a picture of my all-time favorite read-a-louds. Some are fairly new, but some are what I consider 'classics'. There are so many activities to be done with each of these books from making snow like this activity from Momma's Fun World, to drawing a picture of Martin Luther King like this one from Kindergarten Monkey Business (and they're FREE)! You know I'm all about sharing with other teachers to help each other! "My Brother Martin" and "Back of the Bus" are super for teaching perspective too! "Snowflake Bentley" was a wonderful read-a-loud for my Kinders and 4th graders. I used it as a part of a fiction/non-fiction close-read at both levels which can spill over into science. I hope you have a restful and relaxing holiday break! Enjoy!

FREE Thank You Notes!

Hi everyone! I've been making things again.... (I'm not going to mention all of the things I've made and haven't even had time to prep and upload for TPT!) I've made some cute thank you cards in winter/Christmas theme ready to be downloaded, printed on card stock, cut, signed and sent home!
Just click HERE to get yours now! Enjoy!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Holiday Teacher Gifts and a FREEBIE!

Hello everyone! Just five more days until break! Yippppeeeeeeee! We have two half-days Thursday and Friday too! I just finished making my teacher-friend gifts. I made my own tags because I don't think teachers should have to pay for everything. ;) Just click below the pictures to get your freebies from me and Easy Teaching Tools.




I print out these weekly planners from Kristen in color on card stock. I then laminate them with my Black and Decker personal laminator that I got for free from Amazon with my points :). I buy my pockets from SAMs in bulk (200 per box).



I use TAPE trendz from the Dollar General to attach the gift tags. I bought the glitter kind for more of a Christmas feel. I give each teacher a bag with Hershey kisses and mini candy canes. And there you have it! Inexpensive Christmas/Holiday gifts for all of my friends, principal and colleagues!
Enjoy!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Out with the old, in with the new!



***NEW*** Popular Purple - Classroom Friendly Supplies - 1
Hey everyone! Long time no see... LOL! I've been busy jumping grade levels again! Yes, high school to grade school, then back to high school. I had taken a position for 2nd grade but was put in 4th grade the week before school started! Talk about scrambling! It was self-contained 4th also... Whew! It was fun but the hour and a half commute started to wear on me, so I took a position close to home in high school again. I've been having a lot of fun with the big kids but have been writing new K-1 curriculum. I plan to post several new lessons on TPT soon. I'm also going to include a lot of high school stuff I've made along the way for those of you that teach the bigger kids. I also had to buy a new pencil sharpener this week. My old one disappeared after having a sub... Go figure! I decided to get a fun color this time. Last time I bought one, the only color it came in was blue. If you don't have one of these, you really should consider it. They are amazing! Have a good week! I'll see you soon!

Monday, March 17, 2014

New Blog Design!

I really, really needed to change my blog design since Lou Lou's Blogs aren't free anymore. I actually designed my other blog http://coolteachadventuresinteaching.blogspot.com/ myself but I didn't have the time or the patience to do this one! I will probably come up with something this summer. At least it's not blank anymore! Off to do some grading... Whew! Only 2-1/2 more months!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Neglect....Training....New Year....New Class....

I know, I know... I've been neglecting this blog but since I'm teaching 4th grade this year, I haven't had much time to blog. I have started uploaded stuff I created while I was teaching high school though :). I figured I'd might as well, right? Who knows... It could help some poor English teacher during the year! I've been training a lot as well. Lots of district and school training.... Whew! My head is spinning!!!! Hopefully it will pay off... Sometimes I'm overwhelmed by all of the things required in 4th grade! I hope everyone's year is going well and I promise to start sharing more of my Kindergarten stuff from previous years! Enjoy!