Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fidget Spinner Opinion Writing

I knew the second that I started to see kids playing with Fidget Spinners that they were going to be the new craze. I felt like last year was Pokemon and this year are Fidget Spinners, am I right?!

Although I currently teaching Preschool, I still keep up on my 3rd and 4th grade common core standards and tools that are being used in the classroom. I miss those kids but also really LOVE preschool!

Below is an item I created on my Teachers Pay Teachers store for Opinion Writing. While I know many teachers will be getting sick of Fidget Spinners by the end of the first week, why not jump into the child's world and help them learn to write an opinion piece?!


Click HERE to purchase my Fidget Spinner Opinion Writing resource for $2!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Poetry, Prose and Drama on Teachers Pay Teachers

During my last year of teaching Fourth grade, a coworker inspired me to sell items on Teachers Pay Teachers. Of course I had bought several items from TPT (I don't know what I would have done without it!), but I had never sold an item and didn't think that simple little me could make money doing that. Needless to say, I started to make a few things and sure enough the items started to sell! It became an addiction. Although I am not a top seller or don't make TONS of money each month, Teachers Pay Teachers has helped me to 1) have a creative outlet and 2) have an extra source of income each month. It really is a blessing to have a few items in my store. 

That being said, below are my number one selling item(s) all revolving around the common core standard Reading Literature 4.5 which states: 

"Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text."

In this first Poetry, Prose and Drama resource I use Shel Silverstein's poem titled Spaghetti and show my students the difference between the three types of literature by rewriting a Prose and Drama form of the poem. This is a fun and engaging way to involve students and to really illustrate the differences between the three!

Below are some pages from my resource:

Click HERE to purchase my Poetry Prose and Drama resource for $2! 

I have found that other teachers ask for more of what they see above! So I have created a few more Poetry, Prose and Drama resources. Yes, they are all using a similar concept, just using differenct poems and each bundle having a few different options, so you can pick which is best for you :) 
Click the red links to purchase from Teachers Pay Teachers! 


Click HERE to purchase my Poetry, Prose and Drama Pack for $3! 


Click HERE to purchase my Back to School Poetry, Prose and Drama resource for $2!
The last item I have for the RL 4.5 Common Core Standard is for some Halloween fun! 



Click HERE to purchase my Halloween Poetry, Prose and Drama resource! 


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Classroom

Since I have only taught 3rd and 4th grade, making the jump to preschool has been quite the adventure! I am grateful for the opportunity to having lots of learning opportunities this school year which will hopefully make me a better teacher and eventually, a better mom.

Below are pictures of the amazing preschool I have the opportunity to teach at. Miss Tammy put her whole heart and soul (as well as her whole summer) into creating a classroom where learning can take place.

Now, all we need is little kiddos to fill the room!


Happy Back to School!