Saturday, April 12, 2014

Unifix Cube Writing

Hi all! I am so excited to link up for the month of April with my bright idea... so many amazing bloggers and ideas that I can't wait to shuffle through and see how I can become a better and more efficient teacher.  Bright ideas rock! Thank you to Shelley Gray who has made this monthly blog hop possible!
I learned about this bright idea about 4 years ago when I was a reading teacher, and a woman had her first graders use unifix cubes to demonstrate where they were in the writing process.

This helps to keep your classroom more organized and less disruptive.  You are able to meet with individual students and not have all of your kids coming up to you at once with questions.  It's a great check in process that I know can be used for any grade level!
  All you need for each student is a green, yellow, and red unifix cube.  It's kind of like a "traffic" tool! : ) Feel free to make it your own and use any colors that will best fit your classroom.  
Below shows the different colors and what they mean:

If you enjoyed my bright idea, please consider following my blog, facebook, and my TPT store : ) I also have a Pinterest!! (Got to love social media!)

For more bright ideas from 150 different bloggers, please browse through the link-up below and choose a topic/grade level that interests you! Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Currently 2014

Happy April Fools Day! :]
I hope everyone is having a great 2014.. My year was off to a rocky start, but I am starting to take more time for myself and get healthy.. that's what my Currently from Farley seems to be based on.. bettering myself as Spring continues and the warm weather comes!
http://ohboy3rdgrade.blogspot.com/2014/03/april-currently.html
Listening: Saved by the Bell... who loved this show in the 90's?! Well my boyfriend and I don't have cable so we definitely collect a lot of old school DVDs to help us get through the evenings... lately, we have been on a Game of Thrones kick too!

Loving: I love my Kindergarteners... hands down, they are the joy of my day and make me so happy to be their teacher.

Thinking: I am starting a new program - a cleanse and eating clean.  I will let you know how it goes! I am excited and nervous all at the same time!

Wanting: More..time.  I want more time to myself, to even paint my nails, watch a TV show, read a book... but I unfortunately also need more time to make TPT products for YOU and my wonderful children.  I am trying hard.. I hope you can stop by my store and become a follower :] It means so much to me!

Needing: To take care myself (hence the cleanse/eating better).. the warm weather is coming too, I want to look good and be healthier!

Hours and the last day: Well, silly me didn't even include the last day of school... it's June 25th! And the kids come to school 7:50-3:00 every day :]

I just have to share this ADORABLE FARM FREEBIE from Reagan Tunstall.. she's such an amazing person and has wonderful primary products on TPT. My Kinders are learning about different animals in different habitats and this was a great product for them.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Farm-Friends-Animal-Templates-242536

Hope you have a wonderful April!! XO

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring Cleaning Sale

Hi everyone! I am so excited to join Georgia Grown Kiddos Linky Party for a Spring Cleaning Sale : ) I don't know about you, but when I think of Spring.. I think of a FRESH START.  I think of not only cleaning my house and my classroom, but also how can I better myself for the rest of the year?  I love Spring (besides my allergies!)

My entire store is 15% off from March 28th-March 31st.  I will definitely be checking out Valerie's linky page so I can see what is on sale - as we approach the end of the year (the very end of June for us in upstate New York), I want to make sure that I fulfill and enrich my students as much as I can for the rest of when I have them!

I just wanted to highlight some of my bundles that I have at a sale price already as it is! 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/4th-Grade-Science-Bundle-1137469

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/4th-Grade-ELA-Bundle-1138538

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Kindergarten-Science-Bundle-1165557

Here are some great Spring products as well : ) Some for Kindergarten and some for fourth grade!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Spring-Themed-Math-Centers-634005
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spring-Kite-Fact-Families-671019 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Kindergarten-Direction-Task-Cards-Spring-Themed-1177314

I hope you have the time to check out the wonderful stores on sale : ) Happy Shopping and Happy Spring!!