Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goals for 2014!


I decided to link up with Jessica Tobin from the First Grade Nest to set resolutions for 2014.  I really need to stay focused on my goals and not get overwhelmed by life in general:)  That is my major goal for 2014!!!

What are your goals for 2014?? 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Five for Funday.... An Odds and Ends Post

Hello friends!  Happy Holidays!  

My little guy's 3rd birthday tomorrow!  Where does time go?  It seems like yesterday he was an infant.  Although I wouldn't go back now I almost have him potty trained and I definitely wouldn't want to relive that experience.  Here is my adorable little guy who definitely keeps me on my toes:)

I finally got my December word bank done!  Snag it this afternoon through tomorrow night at a special "Firstie Friends" Gingerbread Hop:)  Plus you will be able to fill up on a ton of other goodies if you follow the gingerbread trail.


I don't know about you guys but I loaded up on some awesome goodies at the TPT sale this week!  Of course I loaded up on way more Melonheadz clip art then I should have!

North Express LINE ART bundle by melonheadz 

I snagged a couple of awesome packs from Kristen Smith.  I love her products!!

All About Reindeer- using and learning science vocabulary

I snagged this awesome Christmas literacy pack from Sarah Paul!  
I will be honest I own most of her store;)  She is fab!!

I finally finished my Fry Phrases fluency pack which I have been working on since this summer.  They were inspired by my blogging buddy Christina Wagers.  I have used her sight word passages to work on fluency for the a year now and have been very pleased with the results. I did a post about her awesome passages here

I needed something a little bit more challenging for my older students since I work with multiple grade levels so I have been working on using fry phrases to generate passages.  This pack can be used as a six week intervention but it usually takes me longer to feel like my students are ready to be tested on the passage.  I have found that "repeated readings" are a perfect researched based intervention for my students:) 


 My little guy is full of the Christmas spirit!  When he sees Christmas lights he says, "It is Christmas at that house!"  It definitely makes the holidays more fun to have a little elf full of cheer.  We got the house all decorated this week so that we could have Christmas at our house!  Yay!

 I hope everyone has an awesome Sunday!  Two weeks until Christmas break!!!  Yay!  I am excited to start some Christmas Around the World stuff this week.  I am pumped about my new interactive notebook pack from Lisa Richling.  I can't wait to use it.  What is your favorite holiday pack?  I would love to know;)

 Holidays Around the World: Interactive Student Notebook
 Until next time,