Monday, July 29, 2013

A Fine, Fine Fun Freebie!

Our system adopted Journeys as our new basal reading program.
Although I don't think we can rely solely on a basal and effectively meet the Common Core Standards, I do think Journeys has some valuable selections that are included.
I have always used A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech at the beginning of school. It just happens to also be the first selection in the third grade Journeys book. I've put together a packet of activities that include syllable work, a short and long vowel sort, writing an opinion piece, using illustrations to find information, parts of speech, and asking and answering questions. I'm giving you the questions activity as today's freebie.

Just click on one of the pics above to get the file.

I hope you have a fine, fine week. We have staff development all week, then it all cranks up next week!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Latin Suffixes Freebie!

One of the hottest topics during our Common Core training has been on Latin suffixes. Third grade students should be able to decode words with common Latin suffixes (RF.3.3b). 

This fun activity requires students to match up words that end in the suffixes -er and -or with a meaning, rewrite the meaning in their own words, and then choose five of the words to use in sentences of at least seven words.
To get your copy, just click on the pic of that cute little gopher!

Monday, July 22, 2013


Everything in my Teachers Pay Teachers is twenty percent off to make up for my lack of posting while I am traveling and training other third grade teachers in implementing the ELA Common Core Standards.
Sale lasts from now until July 25, so be sure to grab some bargains! Buy two products, email me a screenshot of your receipt, and I will send you a third product of your choice FREE!

Click on the pic above to visit!
Check back later this week for some new ideas on implementing the ELA Common Core Standards.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Multisyllable Words Flash Freebie!

I have been neglecting my blog these past few weeks as I have been traveling my region of the state training other third grade teachers in implementing the ELA Common Core Standards in our classrooms. I may be the trainer, but I have learned just as much from all of my fellow teachers in our sessions.
One of the biggest shifts for third grade teachers is the renewed emphasis on the Reading Foundational skills that the state of Tennessee is promoting. Our kiddos are still "learning to read," getting ready for the transition in fourth grade to "reading to learn."

I made a new packet on multisyllable words to help my kiddos and I am offering it to you tonight as a flash freebie. It will be in my Teachers Pay Teachers store from now until I go to bed. I'll take it down just as soon as I get packed for tomorrow's training.
If you want it, click on the pic below to grab it before it goes away!
Check back tomorrow, because I'm putting my whole store on sale to make up for not being around during training!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Our New Adventure!

I am proud to have teamed up with some friendly, sharing, and amazing bloggers on a new blog called A Class*y Collaboration. 
Click on the button above to hop on over and look around.

Make sure you follow our blog, because every follower of A Class*y Collaboration will receive a super pack of freebies from the authors.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Show Me Some Lovin!

Wow! Thank you to all who entered my Show Me Some Lovin' Giveaway for a chance to win all the products from my TpT Store!
Here are the two winners.
Courtney and Mike, check your email for a message from me.

(Clipart from KPMDoodles.com)

And because I am home from the beach and feeling so relaxed (until I start training teachers on Common Core ELA tomorrow!), I'm adding a little twist to the giveaway. The first five people to leave a comment below can choose any one product from my store for free! I will email it to you as soon as I see your comment!