Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Snakes_Half Day Sub Plan

I love these half day sub plan kits!  I keep a couple of sets copied and ready to go in my binder all the time for those days that I just can't make it into school (I've already used 2 of them this year!!!).




There are several sets available on Teacher's Notebook - at $5 each, it's pretty cheap peace of mind for days that writing out extensive sub plans just isn't going to happen.  If you want to check them out, here are the links:
Sloths
Elephants
Ants
Bats

Today only (November 4, 2014), I'll send you the latest set (SNAKES) free if you leave me a comment with your email address.  :)

Each kit contains a foldable mini book, vocabulary sheets, 2 pages of story problems (addition and subtraction) with model drawing examples, 2 pages of number sense work related to the story problems, and writing plan and publishing sheets for a report about the animal.

This half day plan (more than) covers the time that isn't programmed at my school.  We have Tier II reading groups for an hour, and specials for 40 minutes (except for Friday), plus lunch and recess times.  I haven't had a substitute make it all the way through a full set of plans yet.  (Which is totally fine, because then I can use the rest of the material to fill in those extra moments during the day when I'm back).

Today is Kenton Day.  The day we stop at the cemetery to see our boy.  Tuesdays are always a little more tender.  A little sadder.  I appreciate your continued support and prayers, and hope that you have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Anyone here?

Seriously, I haven't posted since MAY?!  :(

Well, if you're still here - I have a freebie for you!  

Autumn - a reading fluency and vocabulary acquisition pack which includes an assessment.  :)

If you're interested, please leave a comment WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS and I'll send it to you.

Happy Monday.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Emergency Sub Plans - BATS!!!

Emergency Sub Plans (or last week of school plans!!!).  All about BATS!  My littles have LOVED this set!  So much fun exploring bats, learning new vocabulary, reading, writing, and practicing their math skills! 

Also included is a list of art discovery links!

There are at least 3 hours of instructional material included in this pack!  We spent all week with BATS a couple of weeks ago, just using this material to fill in the gaps between long recesses, activities, parties, assemblies, etc.

You can find this great little set HERE.

Monday, March 24, 2014

[pure awesomeness]

Well, awesomeness according to me, anyway.  ;)
I've had a lot of absences this year.  And regardless of how prepared I think I am, I always find myself scrambling to have academic projects for my sub to do with my class, especially when, for example, the math lesson is something new that I absolutely can't (control freak that I am!) allow a sub to teach!
These little "packs" are perfect for those days!  Each pack takes between 2 and 3 hours (depending on your class) to complete.  That's 10-15 hours of material for only $5!  It's print, copy, and go!  
I've used these in my classroom to teach/practice non-fiction reading/writing about a topic - my kids LOVE these little books!  And they LOVE that they can write a report like the big kids after gathering a few facts from their prior knowledge and the little book.
These 5 "packs" include "L" animals...lions, leopards, ladybugs, lizards, and llamas.  So much fun!  :)
I've linked the images to Teacher's Notebook.  Take a look, leave a comment letting me know what you think.  Wednesday (March 26) night, I'll choose one comment to receive the entire pack absolutely free!!
If you leave a suggestion in your comment about a "5 pack" you'd like to see, and if I choose to create that pack, I'll send it to you free! 
Make sure you leave an e-mail address with your comment!  Happy Spring!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

[Parts of Speech Grab and Go Books - The Nursery Rhyme Edition]

It's been a long time.

It's been so hard to wrap my mind around our new reality without our Kenton.  He's been gone nearly a year.  This has been the hardest thing I've ever had to face.

Went Christmas shopping today.  And cried every time I reached for something that Kenton would have loved because I had to pull my hand back and walk away.

I realize there are still so many broken links on the blog.  If there's something you want right away that's supposed to be a free download, please e-mail me - comments don't always come through with a return e-mail address.  I'll do my best to locate the file and send it to you.

Anyway... here's a fun little freebie for you.  Parts of speech all wrapped up mad-lib style into nursery rhymes.
Grab and Go Nursery Rhyme Pack, Parts of Speech

If you are still reading and happen to download this, please leave a comment.  I do intend to post more frequently if there are still friends out there reading.  However, grief is a tricky thing, so I can't promise how frequently I'll post or if it will be with any regularity.  Thank you for understanding.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Moore, OK...



Also, every.single.one of my products in my own teacher shop is on sale at 50% off.  ALL proceeds from my shop during this sale will go directly to the Moore, Oklahoma relief effort through Teacher's Notebook.  Please support this if you're able. 

The special relief bundle may be purchased for as little as $20 and currently contains well over $2000 worth of teacher created materials!