Thursday, March 27, 2014


SALE!  We all LOVE a good sale!!  Don't we?!  I have a sale running on my two newest items!  20% off of my Poetry Pack and my Behavior and Inspirational Posters!  Check them out on my TPT Store.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Poetry Pack

Do you want to have your students enjoy writing poetry?! Well, here is your way!! Here are the poems included in this pack:
5W's Poem
I Am Poem
Diamond Poem
Color Poem
Shape Poem

This Poetry Pack has 31 FUN pages consisting of: poetry posters to display in your classroom, teaching pages for the teacher, mentor texts to use, ideas for publishing, example pages with sample poems for each poem, planning sheets for students for each poem, and final copy pages for each poem.

I hope you can find this useful in your classroom! I know my students do! :)
Purchase this on my TPT store!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fraction Action 1 and 2

Do you have trouble teaching your students all about fractions of sets of items?!?  Yea, I think we all do!  But, this poster set will help you by giving your children clear and consistent language!  Check it out on my Teachers Pay Teachers site!!!  :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

TPT Sale

I am throwing my very first sale on Teachers Pay Teachers!  15% off!!!
Tomorrow, 3/19 - 3/22
Please check out my store for some great deals!

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Have you ever heard of the character Gooney Bird Greene?  Well, if you have not, you are missing out!  Picture a strong, independent, fun to be around storyteller...well, Gooney Bird Greene fits this description to a T!  Lois Lowry is a fantastic author who brings this humorous character to life in any classroom.  I have read this as a read aloud for the last couple of years and the kids are thirsty for more each and every time I pick up the book to read aloud.  You can order this book on Amazon via this link.  This first book is part of a series, but this book is by FAR the class favorite.  Enjoy reading!!

Elapsed Time! that a tricky one for kids (and sometimes adults, too)!  :)  Use these task cards to engage students in learning elapsed time while having fun whole class, in math centers, playing math games and much more.  Click on the link below to direct you to my TPT Store!  Enjoy!

Green Poems for St. Patrick's Day

Hello Friends!  Well, we all know that St. Patrick's Day is coming up, and I have a fun activity my kids LOVE!  Have your kids create GREEN POEMS!  Start with listing items that are almost always green and then describe these with fun adjectives!  Great for WORD CHOICE!  :)  It is also great for your kids to practice formatting text on Google Docs or another word processing application on your computers.  Here is an example!
Green Poems

Click here for the PDF of the shamrock via Google Docs.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring Acrostic Poems

Raise your hand if you want spring to come NOW!!!  Here is a spring acrostic I plan on doing after spring break with my class.  I always love seeing and hearing what kids come up with when they think of the different seasons.  I often have them close their eyes ahead of time and think about that season...they come up with so many great activities, sights and smells.  Hop over to my TPT store, Teaching with Smiles, to get this simple and useful acrostic poem template!
Spring Acrostic Poem!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

First Blog Post!

This is a very exciting day!  This is my very first blog post, and I feel like I am stepping into new territory.  I have always loved technology...I have always loved I am putting two things that I absolutely love, together.  I have recently begun adding new items to my TPT store, so please check it out.  Please check 2 of my new items:  Figures of Speech Posters and Elapsed Time Task Cards.  If there is something that you would like me to make, please let me know.  I am definitely taking requests!

Teaching with Smiles on TPT