Sunday, April 6, 2014

Once Upon a Time . . .

Once upon a time the First Grade and Fancy Free girls accidently took a LONG break from their blog. We have no excuses and may be hanging our heads in shame. We are back now though (hopefully with no more unexplainable leaves of absence) and we have a couple new things created for you!

A Cinderella Unit that includes elements of a fairytale, compare and contrast characters, story map, opinion writing, and more!

We also have created an I can write a fairytale unit. It includes a brainstorming page for their fairytale elements, pages to help with sequencing writing and pictures, and a couple different pages for their final writing and illustrations.

Head over to our Teachers Pay Teachers store and check them out!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cyber Monday and Bonus Tuesday TPT Sale!

Hooray for Cyber Monday and a bonus Tuesday!  Our entire store is 20% off Monday and Tuesday.  Click on the link below to head on over and stock up!  

Don't forget to link up with Blog Hoppin' if you're having a sale too!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy November!

We hope you all had a very happy Halloween! We love Halloween and celebrated as witches this year.

We love our team!

Since it's the first day of November and because we love ya, you can grab our Harvest unit for $5.00 this week in our Teachers Pay Teachers store! Click on the link below to check it out. We love using it and have ours all copied and ready to go for November.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Number Workbook

As much as we aren't ready to say good-bye to our summer days, it is time to prepare for a new year. This year we are tackling the Common Core Math Curriculum. YIKES!!! It looks like the concepts we taught at the end of last year are what we will be starting with this year! So we decided we better upgrade our number review workbook that we've used from past years in order to give our kiddos a bit more of a challenge. We plan on taking 5-10 minutes everyday at the beginning of our math block to do this little review/warm-up. Here are a few of the pages from our book. It does a review from 0-20. 

If you would like your own copy of our new Number Workbook, head on over to our Teachers Pay Teachers store! And if you hurry, you can get it for 20% off during our back to school sale!

Ok, so, that takes care of 10 minutes of our school day, now off to plan the rest of the steps :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

We have been doing newspaper day for several years.  We try and do it in the last few weeks of school for a change of pace when the kids are getting antsy.  With 16 more days of school (woohoo!) it's time to pull out the newspapers.  We're excited to have created a new newspaper packet and can't wait to use it this year.  Head on over to our Teachers Pay Teachers store and purchase yourself a copy and start a newspaper day in your classroom.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Never, But Always

Have you read Never Take A Shark to the Dentist (and other things not to do)?  We highly recommend it!  This book of advice by the author of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is perfect for first graders!  They think it is a riot.  On each page you have the cautionary advice and then the illustration shows the consequence of going against the suggestion:
"Never go shoe shopping with a centipede!"

Our first graders LOVED reading this book and we enjoyed making our own class book of suggestions.  Each student writes their own page of "Never________" and the other side says "But always___________".  Here are some of my favorites:
"Never take a shark to the swimming pool"

"But always take a ghost to the graveyard."

"But always give a giraffe lots of neckties."

"Never go running with a cheetah."

"But always go running with Dad."
If you would like a copy to create with your class you can grab it from our TPT store!  We also created a cover with Scrappin' Doodles cute shark clipart.  We just love their clipart!  Thanks for reading!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

New Baby, New Look, New Season!!!

We are super excited about all 3!!! Well, I'm sure I am a BIT more excited about my new baby girl! In honor of all the newness, here are two freebies for you to enjoy. Oh, and of course I have included  pictures of my sweet baby. Thanks for reading!

 Fonts for this freebie are from Kevin and Amanda- and the clip art is from Graphics from the Pond-  We love these sites!