Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Here's some little treats that may keep some little goblins busy on one of their favorite fun days!

I have a word search puzzle,

a crossword to practice rhyming words,

and a little something to practice syllables.

Click on the pictures above to grab you own copies. ENJOY!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's HERE...

and posted!

I just posted the NEWEST set in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. You still have time to get it on SALE. Everything in my store is on SALE through midnight tonight!

Here's a page from the set to practice fact families.

Click here above to grab your own copy. ENJOY!

I also wanted you to try out my newest activity with your students. I have one for addition...

and one with subtraction.

Click on the pictures above to grab your own copies. ENJOY!
*The first 3 people to leave a comment below with an email address will get the November Color by Code set for FREE! 

**Blogger isn't letting me link. Come back to grab your copies.

Friday, October 26, 2012


I'm having a SALE too! 

Click the picture above to visit by my Teachers Pay Teachers store to get 20% off this weekend!

While you shop, I will be working on some last minute Halloween treats for next week and finishing up my November set of Color by Codes

Here's one of those treats for your students to practice rhyming words.

Click on the picture above to grab your own copy.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkin Characters

I am PROUD to show off the pumpkin characters created by the teachers and their classes for this pumpkin season at my school. Each class was given a pumpkin by the media specialist to turn into a favorite book character. They are being displayed in the media center. 

I took some pictures to share their WONDERFUL pumpkin characters.

How many characters did you recognize from your favorite books?

Sunday, October 21, 2012


I hate to admit it...

but I don't blog nearly as much as I want to these days. This year has become sooo much more than I ever imagined that it would be. One of these days I'm planning on sitting down and writing about it. I keep saying that to myself but I haven't done it yet and I'm already 11 weeks into the year. It doesn't sound like that long when I put it that way. I feel it though. But I am happy to say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE what I am doing this year!

ANYWAYS, I wanted to get on the stick and blog on a more regular basis so I decided to start...

to put the SPOTLIGHT on a blog or two that I have taken note of and think you will be interested in.

These blogs certainly don't need my help to get noticed but sometimes it's nice to be in the SPOTLIGHT!

I found some really cute Halloween, not so spooky, ideas at ...

Dragonflies in First

Traci has the cutest idea to go with the book Where's my Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi. She also has cute little monster glyph she got based on a banner that she pinned which I am going to repin!

She also explains how her school is having Literacy Day on October 31st in which the students dress up as book characters. We did something similar at my school last year. The students walked through the library in front of the TV camera while the rest of the school watched in their classrooms.

Another blog that I wanted to take note of this evening is...

Sunny Days in Second

Denise has a game called Spider Legs in which students roll dice and practice ways to make 8. If I was teaching First Grade math, I would definitely be doing this! 

She also makes cute BUMP games for all the holidays! For this time of year be sure to check out her BOO BUMP game, it's sure to be a hit in your classroom.

Speaking of composing numbers, check out...

Ms. A has some cute activities for your students to show ways to make 9.

She also has lots of pumpkin ideas to share. If I I was taking some First Grade friends to a pumpkin patch this year, I wouldn't think twice about using her writing activities for before and after the trip.

Click on over and visit my SPOTLIGHTed blogs and and tell them that Kathy sent you! If they'd like they can also pick up by SPOTLIGHT Sunday button above.

Have a GREAT week!

Sunday, October 14, 2012


It's here...

This one almost got the best of me! 

THANKS for everyone's patience.  It is now posted in my store on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Here's a sample for all my patient friends to practice subtraction from 12.

Click on the picture above to grab your own copy. ENJOY!

As always, the first 3 people to leave a comment with an email will get this much awaited set for FREE!

Friday, October 12, 2012


I am linking up with Cynthia at 2nd Grade Pad to BOO some blog friends

I didn't exactly follow the rules but I'm playing anyway.

BOO to...



for being the first blogs that I followed when I began over a year and a half ago and continue to inspire me!

BOO to...

for writing me a sweet email, recommending my blog to her friends, and honoring my blog as one of her first FAVORITE blogs!

BOO to...

who continues to be at the top of my site referral list along with my  best friend Pinterest!

belongs to my sister from another life who teaches with me and suffers through eating lunch with me in the school cafeteria without a class every day!

Stop by and check out the friends on my BOO list and then head over to

Welcome to 2nd Grade Pad

And BOO some of your blog friends!

Monday, October 08, 2012

"Owl" ADD and MULTIPLY It!

I see lots of owls everywhere lately, so I thought I would introduce them into my world of math games.

I just posted these two sets in my store at Teachers Pay Teachers.

My 5th graders love these type of games just as much as my 1st graders loved them!

Here's a sample addition game to practice adding to 6...

and activity to assess learning.

Here's a sample multiplication game to practice multiplying by 11...

and an activity to assess learning.

Just add two-sided counters and a deck of cards minus the jokers, jacks, queens, kings, and a pair of students.

Click on the pictures above to grab your won copies of the sample games. ENJOY!

*The first 3 people to leave a comment with an email address below and the set of their choice will get it for FREE!.

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