Monday, August 15, 2016

Vocabulary Journals

 Vocabulary journals are one of the best and easiest resources for your students to help "build" their vocabulary. I used  these vocabulary journals last year and saw my student's vocabulary increase significantly in their writing and speaking. I copy the cover onto colored copy paper and write the students name on the front and staple the pages together. I use this for Math and Ela. Each time we write a word we go over the previous words. It helps keep it fresh in their minds. My teaching cohart makes 2 journals- one for math and one for ela- both ways work great.


Click the picture to check it out

There are many different versions for different uses and grade levels- I love using the illustration pages for reading vocabulary words I do not put these in the journals- I use the alphabet pages- for our daily journals.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Vowels and Consonants

Our first day back in second grade and we are learning about the difference between vowels and consonants. I have taught second grade for 17 years and I have found students coming into 2nd grade can tell you what a vowel is- but ask them what a consonant is and so many times
 they will say-What is that?
 So we start off the first day with our
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
vowels and consonants name game.
Easy- Fun- Free Printable Download Below

1. Cut some poster boards into rectangles and write the students name on each
2. Then cut some colored paper or card stock into small strips and have the students cut them into small squares
3. Then the students place the coloered squares onto the vowels in their name- now they can see the vowels and consnants easily
4. After you have went over the vowels and consonanats have them glue the small squares onto each letter
The next day we did the vowels and consonants sheet that went along with our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Vowels and Consonants- you can download it here

Download from Teaching Times 2- Here

Monday, July 04, 2016

Getting TPT Conference Ready

We are getting so excited about going to the TPT Conference this year.
This will be our first time and we are sooooo ready. I know that we will be in TPT overload!!!! Who else out there is going??
I have already started packing and checking things off my list to do before we leave. This is my favorite bag I bought a few years ago when we went to Disneyworld. Misty and I are both Disney buffs and have vacationed there many times. We have already got our magic bands in and already reserved our dining and fast passes. How can you be that close to Disneyworld and not go to a Disney Park?????  Magic Kingdom, here we come.
One of the things that we recently purchased for our trip was a Skinit cover for our laptop. I have been wanting one of these for the longest.
 I just love it!!!!!!!!
The cost was about 35.00 plus shipping and handling, so in all about $40.00.

Here is Misty putting hers on her laptop...didn't take her 5 minutes to do. How quick and easy was that!
We are also excited this week about the blog launch happening over at
  It All Started With Flubber. They are giving away so many neat and great prizes. Head on over there and check the FlubberGals out and enter for their giveaways. They have so many goodies to win!! Can't wait to see them in Florida!!!

Thursday, March 03, 2016


We are so fortunate to be a part of the-
LUCKY to be a Teacher GIVEAWAY!!!
Check out all the great authors and prizes up for grabs and click below to enter!!!!
We are giving away our ST. Patrick's Day Mystery Pictures to a lucky Winner
from 1st and 2nd Grade!!!
Click here to mosey on over to
 Countless Smart Cookies Blog
(Hostess of the giveaway to enter)

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