Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring Cleaning Sale!

Almost Spring Break! 
This weekend I am joining my TpT friends and having a special spring sale in my  TpT shop!   All of my teaching goodies are 20% off!  This is a great time to get your springtime centers and math tubs to wrap up your school year!

 If you are like me, I just love springtime, sunshine, and shopping!
Click on this picture above to go check it out!
Thanks sweet friends and let me know if you have any questions.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

3 Million Strong TpT Sale!

It's almost time for Teachers Pay Teachers' HUGE 3 Million Teacher Strong Sale! That means, starting tomorrow, you can save up to 28% off of your most favorite products with the code TPT3!
Happy Shopping sweet friends!  I plan to load up on Science materials since our school is currently working towards being STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) certified.  

Here are some of my more recent teaching packets I will have on sale starting tomorrow!

Here are some of my March and Spring packets I will have on sale starting tomorrow!

                             Happy shopping friends!  -Yvonne 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ice...Snow...and a Sweet Sale!

Snow, sleet, and freezing rain...what more could a teacher ask for?  I am LOVING this little winter break we are getting.   Here we are on day 3 of our ice storm and it has allowed me some much needed time to work on my teaching packets!  As we head into a lovely Valentine's weekend, I am excited to share that I've completed my Super Kids Sight Words Activities and More! 

This is a comprehensive packet for Kindergarten through 2nd grade containing 390 pages of sweet activities and worksheets ready to print and use!  It is one that I've wanted to make since joining the blogging world and TpT.  To celebrate posting this 3 month long project ( took me 3 months to make it) and to heat up the weekend a little...I am having a Valentine's Day sale!  Everything in my store will be 20% off tomorrow (Thursday) through Sunday. I'd "love" for you to stop by and shop.  I've enjoyed having the time at home to do some much needed blog hopping and shopping myself these past couple of days.  Have a happy Valentine's Day and hopefully we will all be back with our "babes" on Friday for our Valentine's parties.  Love ya!-Yvonne

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales!

In honor of Black Friday, I am joining others by putting my entire TPT store on sale starting today Friday, November 29 and into this weekend!

You can save 20% on EVERY item in my store! Or you could wait until the big...

Come back for Cyber Monday {and Tuesday!} for even more discounts and sales!! Use the coupon code CYBER for an additional 10% off your purchase on TpT Monday and Tuesday only!  Check out some of my top selling holiday packets below...

Again, everything including bundled sets, will be on sale this weekend and into the Cyber Monday sale!  I am so excited and hope you are too!  Have a great weekend friends!-Yvonne 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Addition Strategies, Data Team Goals, and More!

We have hit the ground running this week working on addition strategies for our Operations and Algebraic Thinking Unit.  I am sure a lot of you are doing data teams and setting grade level data team goals.  My second grade team met a week or so ago and decided to really push numbers and operations as our focus unit.
I enjoy teaching addition and subtraction strategies to second graders because they can handle the idea of math journaling to explain their strategies.  You can really hold them accountable for solving the problems and explaining their thinking to others.  Today we worked on our Addition Strategies, Properties, and Pictures Flip Flap Fold Booklet to review the strategies we've learned so far.

I LOVE to do foldables with my students!!! So simple and they offer great teaching opportunities.
Foldables give students a chance to create graphic organizers for all subjects.  We worked on the strategies sections today and plan to complete the properties and pictures flips tomorrow.  Here is one of my groups working on their booklets...
They did a great job matching up the strategies with their descriptions and equation examples.  I had my kids use the flip and fold option that has the strategies, pictures, and properties all in one.  
Some might want to make two separate flip and fold booklets to teach them at different times.  Because we've already worked quite a bit on these, I knew my students would be fine with combining them altogether.
I had a conversation with a co-teacher this week about teaching strategies.  There are many different ways teachers express the strategies using different language and vocabulary.  Ultimately, what our students need to really know are the basic strategies such as their doubles and ways to make ten.  

I enjoy using my strategy posters to help my students with addition and subtraction strategies.  Once we are solid with our basic facts, we move into adding and subtracting larger values using pictures and properties.  Here is my Math Fact Fun Resources packet that we use for fact practice, buddy activities, and strategy fun!
I'd love for you to check it out and let me know what you think.  I'd also love to hear what cool ideas you have for teaching addition and subtraction strategies to your students. Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great week!-Yvonne

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Place Value Tubs!

Sending home report cards tomorrow to end our first nine weeks of school! Can't believe it is October already!   It has been an awesome start to a school year I must say.  I have a dream class of 25 sweeties and to top it off I was surprised to have been chosen as teacher of the year for my school several weeks ago!  What an honor!!!  All I can say is...God is good!  Just when you least expect it...blessings come your way.  My philosophy has been and always will be that WE ALL deserve to be called teachers of the year because of the dedication, time,  and love we all give our students!!!

We've spent these first nine weeks working diligently on place value and sense of number.   Most students continue to work on place value throughout the year so I wanted to share with you all two new tiered tubs for differentiation.  I always start the first week of school introducing different ways to write number forms.  My students start with smaller values and work their way up to greater values by writing standard, expanded, and written forms of numbers.  We also begin to build numbers immediately using base ten blocks and tens frames.  This math tub helped me to see who had mastered number sense and different number forms.  I used this as an assessment to prepare for report cards.  I'd love for you to look at my Number Form Puzzles geared towards K-2 levels.

The other tiered tub I'd love for you to check out is my Base Ten Mystery Match!  I just posted this and think you will LOVE it!  This tub told me SOOO much about my students and their sense of number. Students match two different sets of base ten blocks in value.  I was able to see who really understood that 10 tens is the same a 100 and 10 hundreds equals a 1,000 block.  A little more advanced and a great tub for the end of our place value unit.  Here you go!

Again, these tubs are tiered based on how your students do on the pretest included.  There are 3 levels in each tub.   I love being able to meet my students on their own levels, yet challenge them to move up in levels.  For me, tiered tubs make differentiation SOOO much easier in Math and they give me the evidence I need to show parents how their children are doing in conferences.  I've had so many requests for more tubs, especially on the 3rd grade level.  I'd love for you to check them out.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks so much and have a great week!-Yvonne

Friday, August 16, 2013

Jump Into School with a Sale!

Hi everyone!  Started school eight days ago with my 25 little sweeties and am LOVING my new group.  Lots of cutie pies who love to hug and give sweet notes. Great way to start the year!  If you have already started back, I hope you are enjoying your new babes as well.
SOOO excited to announce that on Sunday the 18th and Monday the 19th... TpT is having our annual BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!  Everything in my store will be 20% off and you will get an additional percentage off offering you amazing discounts up to 28% off on all of your teaching packets! 
 Remember to type in your promo code BTS13 to get all of your discounts.
The day before preplanning I whipped up this little bulletin board set for my hallway display.  Nothing fancy...just a little something if you would like to grab your own.  My theme is...Jump Into 2nd Grade!  I thought it would serve the purpose of going back to school and a fall display.  I try to keep things in my hallway that are seasonal so I don't have to change them often. Sorry about the lighting and angle of the pictures....I took the pics after school after the custodians had turned out the hallway lights and I couldn't back up anymore to get a full shot. Click HERE or on the picture if you want to grab your own.  Instead of Mrs. Dixon's Class you can use the poster that says "Welcome To Our 2nd Grade Class" or 4th grade or whatever grade you teach! 

You might have noticed that we have stories hanging from our hooks.  These are our first writings for the year!  Last week I had my students do a writing sample from a prompt.  I used my Writing Workshop Prompts for a Complete School Year tickets.  Here is the prompt I gave them from our pocket chart:
They were really pumped about this!  We brainstormed and talked about what it means to write a narrative and what all is included in a narrative piece.  Once they brainstormed their ideas on a web they wrote their stories on their publishing page or final copy page and cut out their own prompt tickets to staple to the front of their stories...
Each month I am placing my prompts in our Writing Workshop pocket chart.  Once students are more experienced with the three types of writing and how to use our graphic organizers they will choose their prompt for the week and write during our "Write to Self" time...
Students will conference with me during teacher table time or small groups.  So excited about using these prompts this year along with my graphic organizers for writing!

I've had an unbelievable response to my Common Core Daily Practice Sheets for Second Grade!  Thank you!  Many of y'all have asked for bundled packets for the school year.  I am tickled to offer you my seasonal packets that include both Math and ELA practice sheets for each month of the school year!  Click HERE or on the pictures to check them out!  My students really enjoyed these this past school year and I look forward to having them again.  Here is my Fall Bundle...
I also have a Winter and Spring Bundle to complete the entire school year...
Spring Bundle...
Of course you can buy these individually if you would prefer certain months over others.
These are just a few of the goodies I have on sale for you starting Sunday!  I hope you will consider these in addition to my other teaching packets.  Click on the pictures below if you'd like to take a peek at some of my other items and best sellers.  I can't wait to grab some goodies from my TpT friends. 
Have a wonderful weekend and have fun shopping!-Yvonne