Monday, August 18, 2014

Teacher Week 2014--Who?

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 I am excited to be  linking up with Blog Hoppin' for Teacher Week 2014!  
I love discovering new blogs and learning more about my favorite teacher bloggers.  

Here's a little bit about "WHO" I am.


I am the wife of this wonderful man.
We were engaged 11 days after we met...
24 years later I can't believe it took us so long. ;)


These amazing people call me Mom.
My oldest is 22 and my youngest is 12...yes...she really is 12.



I live in such a beautiful place. 
This is Mount Timpanogas in Northern Utah.
Simply breathtaking!  

My love of diet Coke is not new info...
Sadly, this is a close to my name as I am going to get.  


I've shared the story of how I got my class pets here.
This summer, when I brought home my little frogs and put 
them in our home vivarium, we discovered we had a breeding pair.  
Now, we have 16 well cared for tadpoles living in the windowsill of my kitchen.   
I have no idea how this happened to a nice girl like me. :)

Well, that's a little bit of how I roll.  
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Back to School Blast Off Sale

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 Everything in my store is 20% and when you enter the promo code BTS14 you will save even more!


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

All About Nonfiction Anchor/Flip Chart

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Nonfiction text features are something that I am constantly reviewing with my firsties.  I love the way these anchor charts allow me to have examples of them at my fingertips during guided reading.  

The packet includes the following 15 anchor charts:

Nonfiction Definition
Title Page
Table of Contents
Heading
Photograph
Caption
Photograph/Illustration
Comparison
Bold Type
Label
Map
Table
Graph
Glossary
Index



Here are a couple of examples from the packet.


Friday, June 20, 2014

All About Fiction

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I am so excited about my new "All About Fiction Anchor/Flip Chart".  


It includes 20 anchor charts!!
Definition of Fiction
Elements of Fiction
Character
Setting 
Problem/Solution or Conflict/Resolution
Plot
Beginning/Middle/End
Character Traits
Character Emotions
Theme
Prediction
Point of View
Visualization
Climax
Cause and Effect
Inference
Personification


The packet also includes the plans for building a tabletop flip chart stand.
 This stand is a wonderful way to display the anchor charts on a desk or tabletop so they can be used during small group instruction. 


You can purchase this product here at my TPT store.



Don't forget to take a peek at these great anchor/flip chart packets.  
They are now available  bundled together here.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"All About Vowels" Anchor/Flip Charts

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During guided reading groups and while working with individual students, I have often wished for a way to bring our class anchor charts right to the students.  So, this summer I told my husband and sons what I wanted, and they had a "friendly" little contest to see who could come up with the best design.  This little stand was the hands down winner and designed by my handsome 13 year old son.  
The chart stand has been a fabulous help to teach and reinforce students about a particular concept during small group instruction.   I can put it right in front of them.  I have been thrilled with the response from my little firsties.  The plans for this stand are included in my "All About Vowels" packet available in my TpT store.


This packet also includes 40 darling anchor charts including:
 Short Vowel Sounds
 Long Vowel Sounds
 Silent "e"
 R-controlled vowels
 "Y" as a vowel
 Vowel Teams (Vowel Digraphs and Dipthongs)