Monday, July 21, 2014

Yesterday was a Math Freebie..Today it's an ELA one!!

Are you interested in an editable phonics test? If you answered "Yes" than you're in luck! I had this posted in my store when I first started creating TPT stuff back in 2011 and it was just so sad. LOL! So i decided it most definitely needed a make over!!

All you have to do is just insert whatever phonics words you are working on for the week and BOOM...done!

Anyway, I won't take up too much of your time. If you're interested, click on the picture to download it for FREE!! See, I love my followers! So make sure you are following me here or on TPT....please!! :)




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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Math Freebie!

Happy Sunday folks!  Just a quick little post and freebie for you.  I think it's always important to set a foundation for children before you always get into the "meat" of what they will be learning for the year.  With that in mind, I decided to create a fun little Interactive Notebook lesson that I've seen all over the place.  The "Math About Me" concept but interactive notebook style!

I have created some pages that you can just print and go and others are editable to fit whatever text you'd like to write!

I hope you enjoy this little freebie! Leave me some love on TPT if you enjoyed it! Click on the cover photo to take you to my TPT store!




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Friday, July 18, 2014

Spacers?!

Hi guys, it's been a really long time since I've come on here to just blab about what's going on with my life.  I don't know if anyone reads this silly ol' blog...but my hope is that it brings comfort, joy, and lots of laughs to someone out there in this big old bloggy world!

So, where do I begin? How about I just start with summer.  I ended school back in June, the first week of it to be exact.  I swore to sleep in late, exercise, eat well, and not think of school until July.  Yea, well, ya wanna make God laugh...tell him your plans!  I did exercise and I had up until last Monday...we'll get to that...So anyway..I started created stuff for TPT...and then I get all mad-crazy type and would stay up really late and create more and more stuff.  My boyfriend calls me the machine!!!!!!! Haha, I disagree!

Anyway, I stopped working as hard last Monday because I had surgery.  Dental surgery *cue gasp*  Yes, everyone fears the dentist...well in my case, the Oral Surgeon.  I was always so brave as a little kid. My dentist loved me, he would tell my mom how I was the only child who never cried. Little did he know that I was EXTREMELY shy.  So, to even cause I scene, I'd rather eat dirt!  Not anymore though. I've come out of my little shy shell since then.  Don't get me wrong, I hate talking on the phone with someone I don't know, I get like terrible anxiety and have to think about what the hell I'm going to say #introverteproblems.

Where was I...ah, yes, Monday. So my big goal of this summer was to finally get my braces in.  I have been going back in forth with this since 2010 and I said, "no more", I want a beautiful smile and darn, I'm going to have a nice smile!  Well, my ortho and dentist both agreed that 8 teeth should be pulled.  I was already okay with it because I had been to the ortho years ago and he said the same thing, so I wasn't as surprised, I was ready. Let's do this! So I did.  My sweet boyfriend, K, drove me to the surgeon and before all that I was giving all these meds to get me ready for the surgery..I had to take an anxiety pill an hour before cause I was all nerves..and not of steal.  Well, bf, went into the room with me but before I was put to sleep they said he could stay only up until they shoot me with the intravenous shot. That's all I remember, and I'm so very thankful for that! I remember getting into bed..but I don't remember him driving me home or helping me up the stairs..NADA! He had to go back to work after that so luckily my sweet mom was there to take care of me.  Did I mention she's the best mother in this whole universe? Well, she is!

Can I just say, for someone that had 8 teeth pulled, I took it like a boss.  I really didn't have any complications, what-so-ever. It was awesome!  The only discomfort I did have was my right lower gum, where I had stitches put it.  But no dry socket, woo hoo! Here's a picture of me after surgery, I was still a bit out of it, can you tell?


Well, yesterday I went to the ortho for my first real visit...AKA the down payment....(let's not talk about it). I got molds done, which was not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I also got the wonder spacers put in between my molars and OMG, let me just say, I would rather get wisdom teeth pulled all the time, instead of these damn spacers.  My teeth are so sensitive and it just feels so uncomfortable.  I have to keep taking ibuprofen to help with the pain, it's awful!

Okay, enough about my teeth!  I don't think I shared with you guys that my boyfriend and I got a puppy back in March. It all happened all of a sudden, kind of like, "I really want a puppy..." My boyfriend looks at me and goes, "uh, okay!" So we searched online for over an hour and finally he was like, "OMG BABE, look at this little one...." and let me tell you it was love at first sight!!!  Here's a picture a two weeks after we got her, so she was a little bigger in the picture...I have one of her from the moment we got her but it's on my phone and i'm too lazy to get up and get it!  So this picture will have to do! Seriously, isn't she precious!! Her name is Reese's like the chocolate. But these days she goes by Ree Ree or Reese's Pieces....:)

This is her now...
She is still my baby! She's also very smart. I love talking to her, she responds well and is a fast learner.  

Other than that, life has been pretty good. I'm not ready for school to start. I love summer and lazy days.  

I will just leave you with this thing I've been working on.  My kids do Accelerated Reader and I hated my point board that I made...so I decided to redo it completely. I am going with a Melonheadz them because they are super, cute!! 

This is just a sample..I have a start circle, points from 5-100 (counting by 5's) and an end piece.  You can click here if you'd like to check it out.

Alright, I am going to watch a movie with the bf, he's waiting for me to start it. Have a great night!!
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Spanish Freebie

I finally created the freebie for my Spanish teacher friends out there! Have you seen those fun magnet stations where kids build words?  Well, I went ahead and created one in Spanish!!!  I couldn't find anything like it, so I decided, hey, why not!

If you click on the first picture it will take you to my TPT store where you can download it for free! I hope you enjoy your little freebie! :) Let me know what you think!


Also, if have Pinterest and you are interested in some more wonderful Spanish products and classroom ideas...please follow the Super Maestros Contributors Board...you won't regret it!

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Look what I finished...:)

I finished my interactive grammar packet last night! I am so proud of it because I worked very hard on it to make sure it would be something super useful for my kiddos and my customers.  It's filled with the grammar component of what the kids should know before they go on to second grade.

I have listed a brief description of what is included in the grammar packet at my teacher store.  I know materials in Spanish are totally hard to come by so I just love creating them for bilingual teachers like myself. :)

Before I post pictures, I want to do something special for you guys, my readers.  I would like to create a useful freebie for you of something that you would like to use in your classroom or just whatever you need.  So, in the comments, leave me some suggestions as to what you would like your next freebie to be. I'm out of ideas and I want it to be something useful for you!  I haven't put out a freebie in a while and I really enjoy doing that.

So let me know below what you want!

Okay, here are some pics to go with my grammar pack.  Click on the first picture to take you to my store...






If you want to check out my phonics packet click on the picture below



If you would like the bundled packet click on the picture below

Have a great rest of your weekend guys! 




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Monday, June 30, 2014

Three Month Subscription Giveaway to Farfaria!!

Have you heard of Farfaria? Yes? No? Maybe? What on earth is Farfaria you ask? Well, let me tell you about it…

I was contacted by Zach over at Farfaria (who is super sweet by the way) and he asked me to review this app called Farfaria from the App Store.  Like most of you, I had no idea what Farfaria was!  He gave me access to the app and let me tell you, the app blew my socks off! I am totally not kidding either! I am not one of those people who would waste your time if I didn’t believe a product wasn’t worth it. But this folks, this product is worth it! 

First, it’s so easy to get on and start using the app.  It is definitely kid-friendly, wonderful, and colorful!  The home screen has some of the newest and most popular titles kids around the world are reading.  Then, you have the option to “See the World” and this is where it gets good!

When you click on “See the World” (STW) it shows you a map of different lands (reading genres) your kids can click on. When you enter each land, it contains TONS and TONS of books that will keep your child or student busy and READING for hours. Each land is categorized by, Most Popular, Titles A-Z, Newest Books, and get ready for this….READING LEVEL! Hello! Isn't that amazing! If you are a teacher or parent, we all know how important it is for your child to read appropriate level books because they get so much more out of it, especially the big monster kids struggle with most, comprehension! Oh, and even if you don’t click on Reading Level, each book cover page has a number level on it. It takes the guessing game out for you! The only books that do not have Reading Levels on them are ones that parents or teachers should read to their child/student because it is teaching them something not to do like, “tattling” or “whining”. If you are interested in those books, you would go to Goodland!

Reading levels range from Pre-k to about fourth grade.  Each level for each land has so many books!  They are interesting because they “hook” the reader and the digital illustrations are superb. Oh, yea, almost forgot, each book gives your child the options to, read it to themselves, auto-play, or play (your child will have to “turn” the page).

If you have younger students like at a pre-school level, they have an entire land dedicated to them! Super easy one word colorful illustrations and photographs! They even have the classical nursery rhymes we grew up with. 

Do you have a child that loves music? Well, Sing-Along City is the place for your child.  Your child can have the option to play the book and the readers will sing it to them. It’s really great, I’m telling you!

I know lots of kids that love expository texts.  Well, Farfaria has a land called Genius Jungle that has books from reading level 2-4. I am totally going to use this when we come to text features next year!

Farfaria, adds new books every week, EVERY WEEK!!! So your child(ren)/students will never get bored!
You will need internet access to read the books, BUT Farfaria has given your child the option to “favorite” a book and they can read it offline. It’s a great idea if you’re going to be traveling this summer!

Now, I can go on and on about Farfaria but I know you guys are busy and don’t want to take your time anymore! So Farfaria is going to be giving away a membership to their wonderful app to one of my lucky readers, trust me, you want to enter.  Like I said, if it wasn’t worth it, I wouldn’t be blogging about it!  The app itself is free, but if you want unlimited access, it’s $3.99 a month. But think about, if you were to go to your bookstore, you are paying that much and even more for one book! I rather pay $3.99 for HUNDREDS of books!

So what are you waiting for, enter the giveaway and give that special child in your life the gift of reading!


Check out the pictures below! Click on the first picture to take you to the app. 







**All opinions are my own.**
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Are you in need of a Calendar Journal?

This calendar journal is a best seller in my TPT store.  I seriously use it every day with my kiddos.  By the second half of the school year my kiddos were doing it independently, which is awesome!

If you would like to check it out click on the first picture below! It's only a $1!



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