Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Here Comes Halloween and Miss V's Busy Bees Giveaway

Happy almost Halloween friends!!!  We are BUSY with Halloween related activities here in 2nd grade.  We have figured if we can't beat them we might as well join them!  Our kiddos are so excited that if we even vaguely relate something we are doing to Halloween they are excited about it.

Here is one of our favorite art projects that we do around this time!  We do a little research on owls, read some of our favorite owl books and then make this little friend. 

We are also participating in Sara's giveaway at Miss V's Busy Bees.  It is a HUGE giveaway so make sure you check it out!!!!

Also, don't forget about our sale! Click on the picture to head on over and check it out!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Late to the Party...

Hello and happy Monday!
  We have been MIA this past week!  Katie was hit with bronchitis AND the flu at the same time.  She was actually gone from school for 3 days, which is NOT a normal occurence!!  She finally was able to get into the Dr. (again) and got some great antibiotics.  Thank goodness she is back at work now because I have missed her!

  In my life...well...my twins are 17 months old and have become VERY possessive of Mommy!  I am so blessed because my husband's days off are during the week and he is home with the girls 2 days and my parents watch them the other 3 days.  So I know they are in good hands when I have to be at work.   Lately when I walk in the door my girls don't want to leave my side (which I kind of love:)  for the rest of the day.  Weekends are the same!  Sooooooo, while I absolutely LOVE getting to spend so much time with my girlies, I don't get anything else done!  For the past few weeks I have been on the, if I can't do it on my phone it doesn't get done, plan!  Oh well, such is life!!! :)

So all of that explanation to say that Katie and I are WAY late to the Halloween sale party that everyone in blogland has been having!  We are finally catching up and everything in our store will be 20% off from now through Halloween!  Enjoy!!!!!

Clipart by KPM doodles, background by Print Candee, frame by Kathleen Amari-Crookston.

Just for giggles....  My favorite comment lately from one of my little darlings, "Mrs. Wonderlich, I keep telling Dalyn the answers, but he is arguing with me about whether they are right or not!"   Oh geesh!!!!!  Apparently to my little darlings the biggest problem is not that they are cheating and giving answers, but that the friend won't believe the answers are right!  It's going to be a long year! :)
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Giveaway winner, Conference Freebies, and We Have Been Boo'd!

First of all we have a winner of our 350 follower giveaway!  The winner is Ellen Yucht!  Congrats Ellen!!!  We will be contacting you today so that you can start receiving AND picking all of your prizes!!

We also were Boo'd by Sara at Miss V's Busy Bees!  This is a different boo then the one that we received early, but just as much fun!  One of the fun aspects of this Boo is that you get to pick a product from the person who Boo'd you!  Sara has so many great things in her store, but we had to pick her Making Words All Year Long unit!  This will be great for our Word Work Center!!!  We somehow made the picture blurry...but you can still click on it to head over to Sara's store and check it out if you would like!!!

Here's how to play.  Choose a fellow blogger that has MORE followers, another that has about the SAME number of followers, and last, someone that has LESS followers.

Highlight their blogs with links to encourage others to check them out.  Don't forget to let your fellow bloggers know that you shared about them. 

Lastly, leave them some love by offering them a goody from your store as their "treat."

Here are my three.  Just click on their button to check out their blogs.

We are sharing the love with the following 3 bloggers!

Jodi at Southern Sweetie in Second.  For some reason we have thought this is a fun blog name since we first found her!!  It is catchy!!  She also has some really cute noun poster freebies up for grabs right now, so pop on over and check her out!
April from Wolfelicious.  This is another great blog that you will want to visit!

Halle and Jenna from Across the Hall in 2nd Grade.  They are second grade coworkers with a blog together...how could Katie and I NOT love that!!!! :)

We have also won 2 AMAZING giveaways lately! Woo hoo!!!!!!!  If you haven't had a chance to check out these wonderful bloggers then...you should!!!!

 Aaaaaannnnnnddddd...last, but not least, conference freebies!
I'm not sure where my picture of this went...but you can click here to grab our 2nd grade book list if you want to share it at conferences.  It has a list of favorite picture books, easy chapter books, chapter books, and authors that are usually a hit with second graders.  Our parents usually love getting this and take it to the library with them!

We give grades for reading, math, and spelling in our district so we do a grade card at a glance to give parents a quick visual of these three grades and percentages.  (This is usually the only thing they are really interested in on the report card!!!)  If you could use this just click on the picture and you can grab it!
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Short week & Sight Words

Hello! This is our conference week and we only had 3 days with kiddos! We worked all day Wednesday and then went straight into conferences after the kiddos left. At 830 at night we finally got to head home. Today we didn't have to get here until 11, but we are here until 8 pm. Then we are OFF on Friday! Woo hoo!!!!! On top of that Monday is a professional day for us so no kiddos then too!

We are always slammed on Wednesday and even more so this year because of Monday being a day off for the kiddos. Everyone is taking advantage of 5 days off in a row and trying to go on vacation. So I had 12 conferences yesterday back to back! I have 7 today, but they don't start until 5. So my own kiddos came up to have lunch with me and then went home for a nap around 12. I love this since I won't be home until after their bedtime :( However, from 12-5 I have plan time because of my conference schedule. CRAZY! In a GOOD way! If I could have a 4 day week with kiddos and an entire day of plan time every week I think I could compete for teacher of the year! Or at least not feel like a chicken with my head cut off most days! Seriously, I know that is every teacher's wish..more plan time! Wouldn't it be great if the head honchos could actually do something about it! :)

So in our district we have High Frequency/Sight Words for 2nd grade. (they change what they call them every so often, but they are always the same thing!!!) They aren't as big of a focus as they are in K and 1st, but we still want to have our kiddos master them. So for years we have used a system that allows our wonderful parent helpers to be in charge of this for us! We love it, because it is a HUGE time saver and our parents love it because any time they get to work with kidos when they are volunteering they are happy!

We basically have all of our sight word paraphernalia in a basket for our parent helpers. We usually each have 1-2 parents each year that we put in charge of the sight word testing and then we only have to explain the set up one time to each of them! After the explanation they just grab the basket when they come in and off they go! In the basket we have our words and phrases separated by list in baggies, a checklist, envelopes with lists for kiddos to take home when they get stumped, certificates, and keychains. (You can find out what they keychains are for here)

We put all of this together and have it for sale in our store now.  It also includes headings for a words wall and cards for a word wall if you want to have the words on your word wall!  The only thing it doesn't include is the keychains!  The sight word unit is also available for 1st grade!
If you want to check it out click on any of the pictures!!

Don't forget about our giveaway!!!!  Click on the picture to enter!!


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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

We've Been Booed and Check out our Giveaway!

Don't forget to check out our giveaway! Click on the picture to check it out!

We have also been booed by Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks , Success in Second Grade, and Ms. Fiorini's Stadium  So fun!!]

If you've been booed, copy and paste the above pic and these "rules" into your post. 

1.  Give a shout out to the blogger who booed you and link back to their site!

2. Share 3-5 October activities, books, products (yours or someone else),
or freebie(s) that you love!

3.  Share the Boo love with 5 bloggers. Make sure you check this link to make sure you don't boo someone again:
And don't forget to tell them that they have been BOOED!
We are actually having a ball right now with two of our new products.  We created our Spooky Literacy Centers and our Spooky Math Centers for our kiddos to use this month and they are loving them right now.  If you want to check them out just click on the pictures!

 We thought this freebie from 3rd Grade Gridiron was great! Click the picture to grab it!

This cute little freebie pack is from My Second Sense. Click the picture to grab it!

This cute little ABC matching game is a little young for our kiddos, but we passed it on to the K teachers at our school!  It is adorable and from Miss V's Busy Bees.

We are going to boo:

Check them out!!
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Monday, October 15, 2012

350 Follower Giveaway!


We are so excited to have reached 350 followers!  We ended up getting a little incredibly busy with school and our own kiddos and completely missed having a 300 follower giveaway.  So we decided to celebrate this milestone in a big way!  We have so many amazing bloggy friends helping out.  Check out the prizes that you could win.

Winner's choice of 5 items from our TPT store!!!
Here are some of our favorites, but you can choose ANY 5 items that you would like!!!

Sara from Miss Elementary is letting the winner pick any item from her store!

Sara from Miss V's Busy Bees is letting the winner pick and 2 items from her store!
You can also check out Sara on Facebook!

Leah at Learning 4 Keeps is letting the winner pick any item from her store!
You can also check out Leah on Facebook!

Heather at Teach it Today is offering up her Spooky Halloween Grammar Fun
You can also find Heather on Facebook!

Lisa from Learning is Something to Treasure is offering up winner's choice from her store!

Tracey from Third Grade All Stars is offering the winner any product from her store!

Tania from My Second Sense is offering up winner's choice from her store!

Heather from The Busy Busy Hive is offering up any product from her store!
You can also follow Heather on Facebook!

Kelly at Kelly Teach is offering up her Fall Conference Pack!

Rachel is offering the winner $20 of Stampin Up Products!

Last, but certainly just as exciting....Patricia is offering a 31 Bag!!!!  We both LOVE these bags!!  They are cute, cute, cute!
You can  request to join Patricia's facebook group for special deals and giveaways!  Just look up Patricia Dresbach, Independent Consultant and request to join.  You can also check her out at her website!

In addition to having our OWN giveaway, we are also participating in a giveaway over at Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks!  Make sure you check it out!

We will be back soon with some freebies of our Conference goodies! It is a 3 day week with kiddos for us!!!!!!  WoooHoooo!!!!!!!!

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