Tuesday, December 17, 2013

It is about-TIME-I posted!

It has been quite a long time since I have posted.
 New school  (adjusting and finding my niche -YIPPEE)
 new school year (half way complete-YIPPEE),
 new grade level (great team)
 new teacher evaluation requirements (I scored perfect on part one-YIPPEE!)
 love (AHHHHH!),
 laughter (HAHAHA!)
 and the list goes on. 
I know many can relate.

I have been creating all kinds of new games and fun. My students love SCOOT. Check out the new game at my TpT Store

Here is a Freebie!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

50th item in TpT-Back to School

I am excited to announce my 50th item in my store-Teacher Binder (Jungle Theme)
Here is a sneak peak

I am using this to organize all my forms (You know from grade level meetings, student data, lesson plans, faculty meetings, RTI (or as the new trend is becoming-MTSS-Multi-tiered Student Support), and much more paperwork.

Tomorrow is the our 10th day of school. (I promise to post classroom pics very soon.) We are beginning to settle in and become experts at changing classes. My school is departmentalized. I teach Math, Science, and Social Studies and my teamie teaches ELA. 
Here is a blog only freebie of something we used during the first week of Math.
 I have many more items entering my store language arts and math related, as well as, organization. 
Be sure to check back soon!

Monday, August 5, 2013

What More Could A Teacher Ask For?

There is a lot going on all around...
Back to School, Open House, End of Summer....
So to help you end your summer fun, begin the school year,and while I am busy at New Teacher Orientation (new state, new school, new ....), you need to

Be sure to visit 

and link up to A Classy Cruise too!

Have a great week!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Critical Thinking for the New School Year

Common Core is all about evidence (just at Bloom's Taxonomy and Marzano). In my classroom, you will hear me say--
"Show me"
"How do you know"
"Why do you think so"

Here are some cool websites that can spark critical thinking:

Wonderopolis provides a wonder each day. Students can write, debate, discuss.....the possibilities are endless

Writing Prompts at Tumblr has a new writing prompt each day. There are even Common Core standards on the prompts. Again, the possibilities are endless.

Be sure to check out my Critical Thinking board on Pinterest.

I created Question Stems

Click the picture to grab your Freebie!

If you haven't check out Educator's Guide to Quick Critical Thinking List, I recommend taking a quick peek.

Don't forget to refer to the Depth of Knowledge Wheel

Happy Questioning!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Organizing Your Classroom

With my recent move, I thought I would do a short series on organizing your classroom. How do you get this.....

Pictures from my garage (View 1)
View 2
View 3

          AND these.....

looking like an organized classroom--ready for students.

There are some really neat classroom organizing tools out there for those people that like to see it on paper first. One is the Classroom Setup Tool from Scholastic.

So now time to think about:

  • setting up my classroom library
  • large group area
  • small group area(s)
  • seating arrangement
  • wall displays
  • "my space"
  • storage
I am old fashion I guess you might say.  I still make lists, draw out my classroom maybe I should say-I just get in the classroom and move furniture and stuff around (usually with the help of my sister). This year I will not have that privilege because we are 4 1/2 hours away from one another. So I guess I will be getting in shape (or not moving as much stuff). I will be placing things where I want it from the start.  I have conferred with her on class arrangement (as I always do-she just will not be here to see in person-I will have to describe and take pics.)
Oh- I made this freebie circles that spell out WELCOME. I am going to use this somewhere either in the hallway or in my classroom.

Stay tuned for more pics and progress!


More Freebies for all FANS of A Class*y Collaboration Facebook page.


Monday, July 15, 2013


Be sure to check out the new adventures happening at A Class*y Collaboration.

We have lots of fun in the works on our new adventure. You do NOT want to miss out on the first one (or any). 

Each author has designed and created a specialty pack for EVERY follower. All you have to do is follow A Class*y Collaboration. The fun for being one of the first followers will last from July 16-July 30.  (And for those that are already following, don't worry you get the freebie pack too. Just be sure to enter you information into the widget.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Organizing Pinterest

I have been busy organizing my Math Pinterest Board. I have taken all the Math concepts and organized them into categories. This will make the concepts of Math readily accessible . I have titled each one beginning with Math. The organized categories are:
math-fractions and decimals
math-place value
math-multiplication and division
math-number sense
math-addition and subtraction
math-measurement and data
math-upper grades + 
math-problem solving
math-operations and algebraic thinking
math technology (smartboard)---However, this board includes more technology
math-games (generic skills)
There is still the board Math for some generic things.
Therefore, if you followed my Math Board only, you might want to hurry on over and follow the other Math boards too so that you don't miss out on anything. 

Reading and Writing could be my next project.  However, I have a lot of things to organize as I am changing schools and grade levels next year. I am beginning a new adventure. Therefore, I have decided to keep my blog name the same with the little blurb-showing that I am a teacher and blogger for all learners.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A New Blog and Freebies TOO!

Collaboration among teachers is very crucial. With the help of the internet and blogworld, teachers world wide can share ideas. I am very excited to be teaming with a group of fabulous teacher bloggers as we begin our journey to share with you.

I recently posted and some other authors have posted too. I have a freebie there for you to grab. So be sure to drop by very soon.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Five for Friday

So I have decided to join Doodle Bugs Five for Friday Linky Party! It seems so FUN! This linky allows you to reminisce while others get a sneak peak into your life and times.

My daughter completed her 10th year in dance. She is pictured in her Performing Group outfit here. Busy, busy, busy week with dress rehearsals and performances. I am so proud of her!

 I got this in the mail early in the week! Be sure to join the book study over Primary Inspired!

I have cleaned my house inside and out! We successfully listed it on the market on Wednesday. (say a little prayer that we sale soon-thanks)

VBS has been fun for my kiddoes!

Lastly, my blog joined Facebook!

Have a great weekend everyone and Happy Father's Day to all the dads!

Facebook Here is Learn with ME in Grade Three

Today I created a Facebook page for the blog. I am super excited! Be sure "like" Learn With ME
in Grade Three for the newest updates and happenings.