Teaching Place Value


Teaching place value is one of the hardest concepts to teach in elementary school. I have found that you need to teach this difficult standard as many ways as possible. The first thing I do is use place value manipulatives with the kids so they can see how 10 ones equals 1 ten and how 10 tens equals 1 hundred. Using the manipulatives makes it so much easier for the students to understand how numbers work. Our state standards expect the…

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Gingerbread Man Activities


I love teaching using the Gingerbread Man! My kids in 2nd and 3rd have loved doing all these fun activities. One of the activities that I have done with my students is a Gingerbread Ornament made with cinnamon. This is so easy and make the whole room smell like cinnamon. The ingredients are cinnamon, applesauce, and glue. That’s it! These are not mine but click on the picture to take you to the link on how to make them. Another fun…

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December Pick 3 Pinterest Party

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I am linking up with some great bloggers to share 3 Pinterest ideas I am planning on doing this month in my classroom. There are so many activities that can be done in the classroom in December. It was hard to pick only 3. I teach 4th grade this year so I wanted to do something for older kids. Click on Image to View Original Pin I love this idea of reindeer portraits! I enjoy going to those painting parties…

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Thanksgiving Read Alouds


Thanksgiving is the holiday that seems to get overlooked a lot. We just finished all the fun Halloween books and we are getting all our winter and Christmas books ready. Don’t forget that there are some great Thanksgiving books that your students will love! graphics by A Sketchy Guy One of my favorite read alouds is  Thanksgiving at the Tappletons by  Eileen Spinelli. This is a story about all the trouble that come along with fixing Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey goes sliding out the…

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Laborless Linky and Giveaway

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Hello everyone! ARE YOU REAAADDDY!!! It is Finally here! Today I am linking with Laura from Where the Magic Happens, Krista from Teaching Momster, and Lisa from PAWsitively Teaching! I have joined forces once again with my bloggy friends to bring you the best, most amazing giveaway on this Labor Day weekend! All of us have been thinking about  good ways in which to treat our readers and followers.   We thought hard, and I mean it! Really, really hard… and…

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September Currently


I am linking up with Farley from Oh’ Boy 4th Grade to share my September Currently. We are in our 2nd week of school and it has not slowed down yet! Some days I feel like I am swimming upstream. I do love my kids though so that makes the day a little easier. I was lucky enough to loop with  my kids from 3rd grade to 4th grade, and it was the smoothest start I have ever had. listening: I am sitting with daughter while she watches…

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Classroom DIY- Monday Made It

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I have been busy doing some classroom DIY lately so I decided to link up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It. I wanted to choose a different classroom theme this year since I was switching classrooms and grade levels. I am looping with  my students from 3rd grade to 4th grade. I really wanted to do a theme that my class would love. After a lot of thought I decided to do a Texans themed classroom. I live…

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Currently July


I am linking up with Farley from Oh’ Boy  4th Grade to share July’s Currently. I can’t believe it’s already July! June just flew by. I hope you are enjoying your summer. I have had a great summer so far.Listening: I am watching the Today Show. I never get to watch morning television because of being at school or my daughter watching her cartoons. So it’s nice to watch some adult tv in the morning. Loving: I love to see my daughter playing…

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TPT Seller Challenge Week 2: Dare to Dream


I am linking up with some great bloggers, Third in Hollywood, Peppy Zesty Teacherista, Teach Create Motivate, and Sparkling in Second, for week two of the TPT Seller Challenge. This week the challenge was to reflect on our goals and dreams for our TpT business.   New Home: We are in the process of building a new house. It has been a long road but, it is finally getting started. There is no way we would be able to get everything we wanted if it had…

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Summer Saleabration


Time to celebrate summer with a fun saleabration! I am teaming up with Melissa at Teacher Treasure Hunter and some other great teachers for a awesome summer sale. We are going to offer you savings all summer long. Each week we will put a different item on sale. The item will only be on sale for a week. The next week each of us will choose a different resource from our store to offer at a discount. You can search TPT for…

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