Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Grace for President Add On

Each week my team completes a comprehension check for the Reading Street Story of the week.  I completely forgot to add on the Comprehension Check for Grace for President.  Click on the picture for your own copy if you find it useful.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Grace for President

Wow!  We have made it to our FINAL story in Reading Street!  This week we will be reading Grace for President from Unit 6 Week 5.  Our story will cover the phonics skill prefixes miss- and mid-.  Please click on the picture to download your own copy of the game board.

23 more days of school for us!  How about you?

Saturday, April 14, 2012


We are almost through with our Reading Street Series.  This week we will be reading Cowboys from Unit 6 Week 4.  Our weekly phonics skill is suffixes -ness and -less.  Here is my weekly game board that you can download.

28 more days until my 2nd graders officially become 3rd graders!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tagged Again!

Tori over at

Tori's Teacher Tips

has tagged me! 
Here are 10 questions from Tori:

1. What is your favorite season? Summer!  I love the warm weather!!
2.  If you could live any where in the world, where would it be and why?  Puerto Penasco, Mexico.  I love how it's a small beach town in the middle of no where.  Unfortunately I won't go there again until Mexico is safer to visit.
3. What is the most recent book you've read?  I'm currently reading My Sister's Keeper.
4. Team Jacob or Team Edward?  Team Edward!  Jacob is great, but Bella was meant to be with Edward!
5. What is your favorite part about teaching?  Seeing those light bulbs turn on when a child grasps a new concept.
6. Who is your celebrity crush?  Paul Walker!  I don't care what movie he is in, hubby knows he is my eye candy!
7. Name 2 things you can't live without.  Family and Dark Chocolate
8. What is your favorite read aloud?  Any of the Junie B. Jones books.
9. What lead you to the teaching world?  Being a student aide in high school.
10. Sweet or Salty?  Sweet, but I really like a combination of both too!

I was also tagged by Mrs. Youel over at 

Here are her questions...

1. What are you most proud of in your classroom?  The general set up.  I get lots of compliments when people come in.
2. What is your favorite unit to teach (any subject)?  I really like Christmas Around the World. 
3. What inspired you to begin teacher blogging?  I wanted a general place to keep all of the Reading Street resources that my team used.
4. Teacher's Notebook or Teachers Pay Teachers?  I use TPT more, but I think I'm really leaning towards Teacher's Notebook more.  It sounds like teachers get more of their profits from TN.
5. What is the best field trip you've ever been on?  They are all so fun!  Perhaps going to White Sands.  We incorporated science and then the rest was like a day at the beach minus the water.
6. What inspired you to become a teacher?  Working with children in Child Development Classes in high school.
7. What are you doing/did you do on your Spring Break?  Read, rested, and relaxed with my family.
8. What is your favorite book to use in the classroom?  I really like Goonie Bird Green to incorporate writing.
9. Do you have a classroom pet? If so, what?  No.  We have more paperwork than I am willing to fill out to get permission for one.
10. What frustrates you most about teaching?  To many tasks to complete and not enough time to get them done during our contract time.

Since I've already tagged 10 others, I think I am good to go!  

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Birthday Basket for Tia

This coming week we will be reading A Birthday Basket for Tia in Reading Street Unit 6 Week 3.  Our phonics skill for this week is final syllables -tion and -ture.

Here is my weekly game board to go along with this skill.  Click on the picture to download your own copy.  Have a great week!  Only 33 more days of school for me.  I can't believe that it is almost over!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

I've Been Tagged!

Emily over at 

has tagged me!  Here are her random questions:

1. Cash or credit?  Credit!  I rarely have any cash on me.
2. Math/Science or Reading/Writing?  These days I'm leaning more towards Math/Science, although I really like both!
3. Real book or e-reader?  E-reader!  I rarely leave home without it and am such an addict!!!
4. Dog or cat?  Dog!  
5. Chocolate or vanilla?  Vanilla, but with chocolate or PB bites in it.
6. Coffee or soda?  Absolutely COFFEE!  I practically have my own Starbucks set up in my kitchen and can't leave the house until I've had my fix!
7. Heels or flats?  Flats, but I desperately wish for heals.  I've had foot problems and a doctor told me I shouldn't wear anything higher than a 2 inch heel.  He even told me I'd be better off just wearing athletic shoes, but I don't.
8. Mac or PC?  I have PC's but I LOVE my iPad!
9. Book or movie version first?  Book first if I have time.
10. Winter break or Spring Break?  Winter Break because it's longer!

So now I must tag 10 others...


 Elementary Matters

Ms. Alley's Class
Primary Junction

Luckyfrog's LilyPad

So here are my 10 random questions for those tagged to answer...

1.  What is the last movie/tv show/book that made you cry?

2.   What is the oldest item you own? 

Where is your favorite place to shop?

4.   If you had to pick 1 place in your town to bring a tourist, where would you take them?

What one food do you never get tired of?

6.  What is your favorite book?

7.  What is your favorite season?

8.  What is your favorite beverage?

9.  When is the last day of school for you?

10.  If you could live anywhere at all where would it be?

Monday, April 2, 2012

April Currently

I am linking up with the Fabulous Farley from

for her April Currently.  Here's mine!

So come on over and see what everyone else is currently up to!