Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March Blogger Match-Up Giveaway Winner

I want to thank everyone who entered my March Blogger Match-Up giveaway!

Congratulations goes out to Meredith!  I hope you and your students enjoy the Sign Language Sight Word Bundle!

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I will be back soon to share how I helped my students practice proper discourse.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 20, 2015

March Blogger Match-Up Giveaway

Well, unfortunately my Eastern Washington Eagles didn't win last night.  They were ahead there for awhile, and I was rooting hard for them to win.  However, my loss is your win.  Enter below to win my Sight Word Sight Words Bundle.


My students love doing this activity during literacy centers!  I'm sure your students will too!

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I hope the team you are rooting for is still in the tournament!  Personally, I can't wait to watch the KU-Wichita State game!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

March Blogger-Matchup

Are you a big college basketball fan?  I grew up right in the middle of Kansas Jayhawk country, so you can only imagine what March was like around my area and school.  I'm not kidding when I say that we had TVs in our library to watch in between classes and in our lunchroom to watch during lunch time.  My poor husband had no idea when the KU was playing in the championship game and they were making bad plays that he might have to replace the TV due to me almost throwing the remote at it.  Thankfully, I came to my senses before that happened.  lol

Being away from Kansas for March Madness time has dwindled my basketball craziness, but I still try to keep up with the goings on with my Kansas teams.  I was super proud of Wichita State getting into the final four in 2013!  It should be interesting if KU and Wichita State win their first round games and play each other.  That will be a game that I will have to try to catch if it happens.

Ashlyn from The Creative Classroom decided to have a fun Blogger Match-Up that corresponds with the basketball tourney!

Each blogger is paired up with a team in the tourney.  As the teams win, the bloggers mover up in the brackets.  At the end there will be a blogger winner along with the National Champion.


I was paired with Eastern Washing University.  They just started playing as I type, so cheer on those Eagles!


Even if my team loses, you can still be a winner!  I will be giving away my Sign Language Sight Words Bundle if my team loses.  I will keep you updated!

Check out all of the other blogs that are joining in on the fun!

Learning with Mrs. Langley cheering on Belmont
Second Grade Stories cheering on Indiana
The Neat and Tidy Classroom cheering on UC Irvine
Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten cheering on Coastal Car.
Miss Johnston's Journey cheering on Maryland
The Creative Classroom cheering on San Diego State
Fifth in the Middle cheering on Wichita State
Lessons with Coffee cheering on Arkansas
The Kinder Garden cheering on Notre Dame
Exploring Elementary cheering on NC State
Inspired Owl's Corner cheering on Oregon
Frampton's Fundamentals cheering on New Mexico State
Learning in the Little Apple cheering on Michigan State
NC Teacher Chick cheering on Utah State
A Tall Drink of Water cheering on Baylor
Sara J Creations cheering on Oklahoma
ELA Everyday cheering on Duke
The Blessed Teacher cheering on Lafayette
Mrs. 3rd Grade cheering on VCU
Rock & Teach cheering on Albany
Create Teach Share cheering on North Dakota State
One Happy Teacher cheering on Gonzaga
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas! cheering on Iowa State
First Grade Roars! cheering on SF Austin
The Learning Chambers cheering on Hampton
Teaching is Sweet cheering on Eastern Washington
Sounds Like Fun cheering on Louisville
Confessions of a Teaching Junkie cheering on Cincinnati
Year2tastic cheering on Kansas
Sparkling in Second cheering on Wyoming
Making Meaning with Melissa cheering on Purdue
One Sassy Teacher cheering on Villanova
Brittany Kiser cheering on Texas
Coach and Teach 24/7 cheering on St. John's
Hardcore Teacher Resources cheering on LSU
The Whole Wheat Class cheering on Oklahoma
Mixing It Up In The Middle! cheering on Mississippi
Teaching Maddeness cheering on UAB
Its Elementary My Dear cheering on Ohio State
Live Love Serve Teach cheering on Providence
 Education Kingdom cheering on North Carolina
A Dab of Glue Will Do cheering on Dayton
Learning to be Awesome cheering on Kentucky
Technology Timeout cheering on Harvard
Kovescence on the Mind cheering on Butler
Blossoms of Blue in 2 cheering on North Eastern
Mrs. D's Corner cheering on Robert Morris
Where the Wild Things Learn cheering on Buffalo
Bright Concepts 4 Teachers cheering on North Iowa (UNI)
A Trendy Teacher cheering on Valparasio
Lucky to Be In First cheering on Wisconsin
O-H So Blessed! cheering on Virginia
Tales of Teaching with Tech cheering on Woffard
Very Perry Classroom cheering on Arizona
A Kindergarten Life for Me cheering on Georgia
First Grade Buddies cheering on Iowa
Miss Case's Classroom cheering on Georgetown
A Grace-Filled Classroom cheering on West Virginia
Third Grade Cupcakes cheering on SMU
The Class Couple cheering on Xavier
More Time 2 Teach cheering on Georgia State
Owl-ways Learning cheering on UCLA

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S.  Today is my my 3rd Blog Anniversary!  I will be having a separate giveaway for that when all of the fun March Blogger-Matchup fun is over!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Did you have a leprechaun visit your classroom today?  Usually our leprechaun visits us and wrecks havoc in our classroom, but he was a little subdued today.  He left gold glitter all over our classroom tables, necklaces at each spot, and traded in all of our pencils for green pens!  He was fast too!  He did this all in the time it took me to turn around and open the door from the playground.  ;)



My students had so much fun writing with their green pens today!  One of my Kinders wrote about his pen today during writing time.  Can you say precious?

We have pens.  Our pens write green.  Yay!  My favorite color is green.
Another Kinder brought me this very sweet and very green gift!  It was filled with yummy green treats!


I hope you had a fun day with your class too!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

What's New in Room 2!

So, how are you doing?  Did you think I disappeared again?  I really can't blame you.  I mean it has been about a month and a half since the last time I shared anything here on my little piece of the web.  Well, tonight I decided to jump right back in and write up a little blog post about what's been going on in Room 2.

Community Helpers
We have started our community helpers unit.  Every year I have students draw pictures of what they would like to be when they grow up.  I love the pictures that I have gotten in the past, and I have not been disappointed in what my students have drawn this year.  I love how the patients in the doctor picture are sad (but the doctor is happy), the details on the scientist picture, and of course, the teacher picture.




Listening Station
For the past few years, I have just had my students listen to a story over and over again until time was up.  A few months ago, I realized that I really needed my students to do some kind of response to the stories that they were listening to.  Now, I didn't want anything complicated or with a lot of writing.  I just wanted a little something for them to do after they had listened to the story the first time.  This past week our story at the listening center was If You Give a Cat a Cupcake.  I thought it would be fun for the students to pick something that they would like to give the cat.  Here are some of the responses that I got.




St. Patrick's Day
We have been doing some fun activities to gear up for St. Patrick's Day.  On Friday, I handed my students a shamrock with a variety designs on it.  The students then had to color it using only using green, yellow green, and green yellow crayons.  I thought they turned out so great!  Here is what one of the shamrocks looked like when it was finished.


We have also been playing a favorite game with a St. Patrick's Day twist:  Bump!  This version of Bump had the students working on their long vowel sounds.


The girls who were playing when I took this picture let me know that they keep bumping each other off of the bow.  That is, of course, until the one girl froze the spot.  :)


Would you like a copy of St. Patrick's Day Bump for your classroom?  You can find it in my Teachers Pay Teachers storeor you can get it for free until 7 a.m. PST Monday morning on my Facebook page as my gift for sticking around.  

Thanks for stopping by!
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