Thursday, March 29, 2012

Adventures with Frog and Toad...

Are you feeling lucky yet?  Once Upon a First Grade Adventure has reached 100 followers.  So, she celebrating by offering a give-away.  One lucky teacher will receive her newest literature creation.... "Fun with Frog and Toad."  What an adventure your students will have with Frog and Toad!  Be sure and stop by before Friday, March 30, and enter for your chance to win!
I just love her Frog and Toad patterns that I have pictured here.... aren't they just the cutest!?    Click on the picture above and you'll be there before you can say ribbbbit!  .

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

20 Super Spelling Centers Give-Away

WOW!  Three posts in one day...I guess I am starting to get the hang of this. Heehee

Have you heard the SUPER news?  Erica over at Erica Bohrer's First Grade Blog site has done it again!  She has just had her CREATIVE ideas published through Scholastic.  She is giving away a few autographed copies of her 20 Super Spelling Centers to lucky teachers like YOU!  All you have to do is follow her on Teachers Pay Teachers, Face Book, and on her Blog site.  Yep, it is that simple!  Click on the picture below and it will take you to her blog site to enter.  Good luck!  Everyone could always use some fun spelling center activities!!

Do You Have Cooties??

My second grade students LOVE Cooties!  I found these really cute Cootie Catchers today and wanted to share them.  This is a FUN way for students to practice their synonyms and antonyms.  I purchased 12 different Cootie Catchers from Kaylee's Education Studio for $2.00.  I hope you like them as much as I do. I am also hopeful that she'll make some homonym Cooties.

Spring Break & Dr. Seuss

Oh, I wish had some creative works to share with you today....sorry, I don't! Today, I am wishing I was somewhere sunny and warm. Instead, I am sitting in bed with a boot cast on my right foot, working on report cards and looking out the window at the hail and rain that Mother Nature is blowing our way. I think I am feeling overwhelmed at all the things I had hoped to do over spring break...and I haven't done any of them. I do want to let everyone know that I appreciate all of my new followers and all of your kind words. I promise to stop by your blogs as well. I know a blog is a work in progress has just been slower that I had hoped. I have also been working on getting my new website up and running. I did have to recruit a helper, but that isn't going so quickly either. On a positive note....I am eating graham crackers in bed with my twin girls and watching Strawberry Shortcake. Oh, they have been begging me to take them to Target to get their own Zhu Zhu pet hamsters. REALLY!? What is a mom to do? I am going to finally upload some of my students' cute Dr. Seuss works, thanks to Mel over at Seusstatic.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Common Core Standards... At Your Fingertips!

Thanks to Hopkins' Hoppin' Happenings and Fabulously First, I have added this wonderful CCS Widget to my blog site.  I love how easy it is and right at my fingertips.  Give it a try and add it to your blog.  You'll love it!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The More That We Read... The More That We Know!


I wanted to share with everyone about an unfortunate event that has been unfolding. Dr. Suess Enterprises stands firmly behind their copyrighted name. Anyone that is creating or purchasing Seuss products can be held liable for infringement of their copyright laws. It is my intentions to spread the word and share a link that I received. Please take the time to read, educate, and spread the word to all that have created resources to be used in classrooms.


Almost makes me NOT want to celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday with my students! :(

Monday, March 5, 2012

Hopkins Hoppin Blog Contest

‎Another fun opportunity to win some cool and creative items. Check out "Hopkins Hopping Blog."

10,000 Views Contest!!! 2 of you have the chance to win any product in my store for FREE! Lots of great stuff there especially for St. Patrick's Day. Contest ends Sunday at midnight!

Hopkins' Hoppin' Happenings