Tuesday, December 10, 2013


I am working on two new products for my store. The first is a research project I'm finishing up with my 5th graders. They are creating some amazing snowmen inspired by famous artists. The second is a 3rd grade cookie multiplication/division craftivity. I hope to have both posted by Friday. (Fingers crossed.)

Back to the point of this post, I just got an e-mail saying that I am up to 400 Bloglovin' followers! To celebrate, let's play a little 'Pin it to win it' game. To enter, pin any product from my TpT store to Pinterest. Leave the link to the pin in the comments here. You may enter as many times as you would like. Each comment containing a pin counts as an entry.  I will pick three winners to pick the prize of their choice.

The game ends Sunday night after my kids are in bed. Good luck!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Winter Planning Giveaway Stop B-1

 How did it get to be December already? My Pinterest boards are brimming with winter projects to start on Monday. Speaking of winter planning, I’m excited to be part of the Winter Planning Giveaway hosted by I’m Lovin’ Lit.


This is my favorite kind of giveaway. Everyone wins! If you haven’t been there yet, go visit I’m Lovin’ Lit for all the details. Prize Pack B has two of my favorite things: Math and Clip Art. Love it!

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For those of you who might be new to my site, I teach at an elementary school in Florida. After ten years in third grade, I am now teaching in a K-5 STEAM Lab. (Think STEM + Art.) It has been a big transition, but I am LOVING what I do!

As for my contribution to the prize pack, I’ve donated my Merry Measurement and Writing.


I’ve made applesauce cinnamon ornaments with my class for years. When I was student teaching (over a decade ago – goodness!) my kindergarteners talked about the senses as we made the decorations. Teaching in an older grade, we added some measurement activities and then wrote about observations we made using our senses. Last year I got some great clip art that I used for writing organizers and paper for publishing the student writing. I hope you enjoy this activity as much as I have in past years.

For my part of the giveaway, I’m asking you to please follow me:

While you are there, be sure to check out my Math QR Code games. I have several in my store, but this might be my favorite:
Operation Snowball Fight
I love self checking activities. My students love the games. It is a win-win! (End of shameless plug)

Here is my secret word:


Thank you for stopping by!