Wednesday, February 20, 2013

MIA, Sentence for a Cause and St. Patrick's Day!

I feel like I have been gone for a while!  I can't believe that February is almost over!  I think that wind we keep getting just blew it away!  We've finally celebrated our 100th Day and Valentine's Day... I've been feeling a bit "blah" about you know who's birthday coming up next week...  I now have mixed feelings about Dr. S*$#&! now, since we pretty much can't as much SAY the name without being in trouble!  But, alas.. I'll be doing a few little things next week in honor of a man who helps my firsties learn to read---and love to read!

My kids have been struggling with writing COMPLETE sentences.  We've only been working on them for like, what.  105 days?!  I decided a few weeks ago that we were going to have a Sentence Writing Boot Camp!  I've been slowly adding to it and putting things in that HAVE worked in the past that I haven't done this year yet.  They WILL be sentence writers by the time they are finished! ;)

{Click here to read more about the details of this packet at TPT or HERE for TN}

I also wanted to share that I'll be donating the proceeds that I get from this unit to the family of Bradley Fox.  I have this incredible friend from High School.  Of course, I haven't "seen" him since, but we kinda keep in touch on Facebook.  He has done so many great things for our country over the past 10 years.  He is a Marine.  This past September, one of his best friends was killed in the line of duty while chasing a hit and run incident in Philadelphia.  This story has just made me sad.  He left behind a small child AND a pregnant wife!  Tony is going to be participating in a Tough Mudder competition in June near Philly.  While running through a course that I just can't even imagine---he's going to fill a rucksack that will be filled with memories of his friend, Brad.  He is trying to raise money for the family.  You can read more about it here

When I read about his tribute this week, it was like someone was speaking to me because my latest "in development" project would fit perfectly with it!  (Though, I did NOT have any Marine clip art... sorry Tony!)  I want to say that I've never met the Fox family---but though Tony's words, I know they are great people and I have just been touched by the friendship that he had with Brad.  I just want to help out.  If you'd prefer to donate directly-you can do so at the above link to the website.  Thanks for considering donating!  Every little bit helps.

Before I go, I wanted to repost a freebie from last year for Saint Patrick's Day!  Of course it's math :)
Click on the picture to download your game!  (There are 2 different games when you download!  The first one is shown-rolling 2 dice and adding 10.  The second one has students rolling 3 dice and adding 10!)

Also-before I forget!  Make sure to check out this new digital magazine (click on the picture to take you there---it's a pic from the magazine):

There are great tips for teachers!  I know I can always use help with organizing the never ending paper piles, supplies, students...  ;)


  1. I love the Sentence Writing Bootcamp! My class sponsored a Marine a few years ago who was serving in Afghanistan. My students loved writing him letters and bringing in goodies to send to the troops.


  2. I loved this post! Thank you so much! I am looking forward to using the math freebie in March!
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  3. Thanks for the Lucky 10 Bingo cards! These will be a fun way to help my daughter learn her addition facts!

  4. I'm sure the new games are even cuter without the banned material ;) Proud new follower :)

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  5. I forgot to mention that I saw you were a PA too!

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