Saturday, August 20, 2016

Fun Light Box Designs

Oh my goodness!

I have been having so much fun creating designs for my classroom light box. 

Here's a sneak peek at some of the designs:

You can find all of my light box designs here:

You simply print these on transparency paper, cut and insert into the light box. 
*Buy your transparency paper at Walmart or Amazon - WAY cheaper than at the office supply stores.* :)

I purchased the Heidi Swapp Light Box at Michaels. It was 40% off, plus I used my teacher ID to get an additional 15% off. 

I am working on adding 5 more designs to this growing bundle this weekend. 

Hope everyone is surviving back to school!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

HOLY MOLY?!? {book lovers are amazing!}

In honor of National Book Lovers Day, I have to share this previous post about my Book Lovers Club.

It is simply magical. 
Seeing these sweet families with their membership cards and huge smiles makes my teacher heart so happy! 

In honor of National Book Lovers Day, you can grab my Book Lovers Club product for 20% off through Friday. :)

Oh my goodness...
Did you read my post last week on our

If not, check here!! 

Well, the book lovers in my class continue to knock my socks off!

They are already SO great at read to self time. 
My heart is so happy when I look around and see so many {excited!} readers!

 This summer I tried to create even more inviting spaces for my growing readers to curl up with a book. 

Everyone thought I was NUTS when I told them my new laundry baskets were to be filled with readers. 

My book lovers have been recruiting anyone and everyone we pass in the hall. 

When people ask what it means - all of the students respond with:

You must...

 LOVE books.

Know how to take care of them.

Want to talk about them.

and know about authors and illustrators.


So much fun. 


My book lovers have even been actively recruiting new members at home!

They BEGGED me to send home membership cards so their moms, dads, grandparents, siblings, and neighbors could join. 


Here are some of my AMAZING families who have all joined our Book Lovers Club:

Seriously, I can't take the cuteness!!

I am so weird, but I seriously get a little teary looking at these amazing families celebrating books with their children. 
What a gift!!

Book Lovers = YOU ROCK!

Thank you, parents, for making this time so special for your child. 

Teacher friends,

I created my Book Lovers Goodies as a fun way to get excited about books and reading. It includes fun ideas, membership cards, bookmarks, links to fun reading sites, and more. 

Check out my previous posts


and on TpT here. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Reading, Solving, and Writing Story Problems

We have been super busy in math. 
My class has reeeeeally loved our addition and subtraction unit - especially story problems.

It has been so rewarding teaching this unit - watching the skill and interest grow!


I used this pack to help my students read, solve, and write their own story problems. It also includes an addition and subtraction key word sort. 

Some of what's included:

Addition and Subtraction key word sort

8 story problems for students to read, illustrate,  solve, and write the equation. 
{4 addition and 4 subtraction}

  Story Problem Publishing Kit
with 6 adorable covers to choose from
or 1 ink saver version students can decorate

 A variety of paper choices for students to write their own story problems. 

A story problem poem.... and more. 

Check out this product here:

I truly hope your students love this as much as mine did! :)