Saturday, April 5, 2014

It's Time To Celebrate!!!!

I'm super stoked right now... I just hit 200 "likes" on my Facebook page!!! As promised, to thank you all for your support, now through April 26th, I'm now running The Great BOGO Sale!!!

Here's how it works: after you make a purchase from my store, send me an email at:

Be sure to include 1) your name, 2) your TpT username and, 3) your total spent in my store. Whatever you spent, you will receive a credit* in that amount to spend in my store. You pick what you want for your free items and I will email them to you.

*Note: The credit must be spent before the end of April... otherwise it will expire.

So, for example, say you name is Suzy and you just spent $10 in my shop. You'd send me an email saying something like this: 
     "Hi Miss B. My name is Suzy. My TpT name is Suzy's Munchkins and I just spent $10 in your store." 
Then I would write you back something like this: 
     "Hi Suzy! Thank you for your purchase. You now have a $10 credit for my store. What would you like to get??" 
Then you'd pick what you want (equaling $10), let me know and I'd email that/those item(s) to you! Easy peasy!!

And just to make this celebration extra fun, I'm hosting a LINKY PARTY!!!!!!! My son asked if he could choose the theme and I said YES! His choice: ROBOTS!!! You can link up anything... any subject, any grade, any activity.... free or paid (Or OnE oF eAcH!!!)... as long as it has something to do with robots or includes robot graphics. So LINK AWAY, my friends!!!!

Thanks, again, for being a part of this celebration. I'm so grateful for Y-O-U!!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring "ING" Activities

Several of my kiddos have been struggling with the "ing" suffix. They keep wanting the "i" to be long... so "walking" is (walk-EYE-ng) and "paying" is (pay-EYE-ng). I tried to come up with fun ways to practice the ways to use (and pronounce) suffix "ing".

First up this week was a word search. The kiddos teamed up with a partner and worked together to find the "ing" words. But before they could circle the word, they had to read the word to each other. Then when both partners were done, after they could read all of the words to me, they each got a sticker. (Stickers really motivate in my class!!)

Next up was a word transformation activity. They were given a list of base words. They had to read the word out loud, add suffix "ing" to it and write the new word in the space provided. Once they finished transforming the words, it was a competition to see who could make complete sentences using the most "ing" words possible. Oh boy! That was a blast. Their sentences were hilarious!!!

Next week we'll be working on correcting the spelling of misspelled "ing" words, rainbow tracing "ing" words and putting together an easy reader/flipbook they can take home to practice with.

I've listed both a FREE sample version and a reasonably priced full version in my TpT store if you'd like to grab it for your own class. I created them with my 2nd grade intensive/intervention students in mind... but these could be used as a BOY refresher for 3rd grade or anytime during the year for 2nd grade.

You can grab them by clicking on the pictures below.

Spring With Me - A suffix "ing" FREEBIE Activity SAMPLE Set
FREEBIE/Sample Version
Spring With Me - A Suffix "ing" Activity Set
Paid/Full Version
And on a completely unrelated note, next week is AIMS for us. *nail biting* It's my first year administering the tests... this is both exciting and very nerve racking. haha. Please tell me I'm not alone in this! ;-)           

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Whoop-Whoop! Almost There...

I just realized I'm less than 20 *likes* away from reaching 200 on Facebook. Whoop-whoop!!

As soon as we reach that super special 200 mark, I'll be hosting "The Great BOGO Sale". Whatever $$ amount you spend in my TpT store, you'll get the same amount to spend in my store FOR FREE!!

For example, if you spend $10 in my store, you'll get an additional $10 worth of products (your choice) from my store for FREE... $20 worth of products for just $10. Super cool, right?!?!

Thank you for being a part of my incredible experience. I love my day job. I love my night job. I love that I get to meet so many other great educators (YOU!!). I love that we all get to connect via platforms like this.

Happy April 1st.

PS- No, this is not an April Fool's joke!! :-)