September 28, 2014

Small Group Staples...Posted!!

Hi y'all!!  I couldn't be more excited right now than a five year old kid on Christmas!! My precious friend Abby and I have been feverishly working on the best resource ever for months now. We have chatted, brainstormed, created, edited and spent countless hours working to make it absolutely perfect!  And if I do say so myself, it is just that...perfect!!
 
 
So how did this all come to be, you might ask?  Abby and I have had MANY conversations centered around Small Group Time.  Scrambling every week to find resources that were engaging, meaningful and time efficient were an absolute must but so hard to find.  If you have ever taught half day kinder then you know how precious every second is...there seriously is not a minute to waste...especially during small group time.  And this is how Small Group Staples was born...an amazingly fabulous resource that is seriously all inclusive...from start to finish!  We truly *hope* that you love it as much as we do! 
 
Check out this *small* preview from our resource...
 
 











 
We tried so hard to think of and develop every component that you would need to lead an all-inclusive small group lesson for both Guided Reading and RTI.  We pray that this first unit in a SERIES makes your life a tad bit easier and helps you rest assured that your kiddos are learning and loving it! 
 
Want to check it out more?  It will be on sale for the rest of the weekend by clicking  >>>>HERE<<<<
 
I hope you have a blessed Sunday sweet friends!  I am off to snuggle my sweet girl and enjoy a day celebrating my sister-n-law's upcoming wedding!
 
P.S. T minus 7 weeks and baby girl #2 will arrive...Momma is officially in panic mode!!
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


July 31, 2014

Show Me the Money...A Math Freebie!

Hi y'all!  Just wanted to stop in and leave ya with a freebie just posted to my store.  Each year, I work harder and harder to make my classroom rich in text so that my sweeties are easily able to access the resources that they need.  I decided that my poor, sad money anchor charts needed a major facelift. 
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Anchor-Charts-1362171
 
Included in this freebie pack you will find money anchor charts in two color options...primary and bright colors.  Displayed on the charts are the name of the coin, the value of the coin and a poem.  Use these in your classroom to assist your little ones with remembering the names and values of coins.  I can't wait to put them up in my classroom...I hope y'all love them too!!
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Anchor-Charts-1362171 http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Anchor-Charts-1362171
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Anchor-Charts-1362171 http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Anchor-Charts-1362171
 
Note:  Author of each poem is unknown.  If you know the author please let me know so that I can give them credit!!
 
Still in denial that school starts back in less than two weeks...please tell me it isn't so!!!
 
 
 

July 18, 2014

A Big Announcement and a Freebie!!

So...there is a REALLY good reason that I have been completely non-existent from this little 'ol blog...
 
Let me just tell you that this precious surprise was in no way planned but we are over the moon excited and thankful to our Savior for this amazing miracle!!  Our sweet Tinleigh was a blessing to us that took a two year journey to get including many obstacles along the way (read more about it here).
So when God blessed us with our BIG surprise, we couldn't have been more thrilled!  Our two sweet girls will be 15 months apart and we absolutely can not wait to watch them grow to be best friends! 
 
All I have to say is GOD IS GOOD!!
 
I'm making this post short and sweet because the hubby is on his way home from soccer and I have missed him terribly!  Between basketball camp and soccer try-outs, I have been a single mommy all week! 
 
I did want to leave you with a little freebie that I put together tonight.  A simple editable newsletter that I hope makes the start to your school year a little simpler...one less thing to worry about!  Simply choose a font of your choice and type within the text boxes!  Easy peasy!
 
Here's a peek at what my newsletter looks like...
 
Front
  
Back 
 
Grab your editable copy here!
 
Enjoy sweet friends!  I'm scootin' off to eat some yummy, shaved ice treat that my love surprised me with (Hey...I'm preggers!  I'm allowed to have a cheat here and there!!) and enjoy some snuggle time with him!!
 

April 12, 2014

Bright Ideas...Lead On!!

 
Hi there sweet friends!  I'm back for another installment of the "Bright Ideas Link Up!".  I don't know about y'all but I have been able to scoop up some amazing ideas from some pretty fabulous teachers!! 
 
This month I am featuring a little trick that I use to help keep my sweeties engaged and on track while still learning.  I'm pretty sure that we all have oodles of these little tricks up our sleeves on a daily basis!  Its the little things that they just eat right up!!
 
Read on to find out how I pair up dry erase markers and my fav...pom poms!!


 
(The pom pom's are used as an eraser...plus they make the marker oober cute!!)


 
If you enjoyed this "Bright Idea", I'd love for you to join me on TPT, Facebook and Instagram for more fun ideas!!
 
 
For 150 more "Bright Ideas", check out the list below!  Pick your grade level and topic and be prepared to be amazed!!  Thanks so much for stopping by friends!

March 27, 2014

Spring Cleaning Sale!

Hi ya sweet friends!  Just wanted to pop in real quick to let ya know about a super fun sale going on this weekend!  Check out Georgia Grown Kiddos to see over 100 sellers (including myself) who are having a "Spring Cleaning" sale!!  I am a cleanin' fool so pair that with a sale and I am one happy girl!! 
 
Click on the pic to check out my store!!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Darlin-Little-Learners
 
I am working hard to get back on here and do an actual post but watch out because its gonna be a long one!  I have a bazillion freebies to put up as well as a few units that I have in the works.  Praying I'm able to find some time over Spring Break to tie up the loose ends of these units...I'm so excited about them!  P.S. Sorry I've been so MIA...my days are packed full of snuggles and kisses with my sweet girl!
 
Night friends and happy Friday-eve!!


March 17, 2014

Lucky in love...

What teacher do you know that doesn't love teacher supplies?
That is why we are having a giveaway! 
The girls of Second Grade Nest, Party in Primary, Darlin' in First, and Webster's Little Dictionary are throwing a giveaway! And we would love for you to win! 

We are all four friends who work in the same building. Two of us are first grade teachers, one is a Kindergarten teacher, and one is a fourth grade teacher! It is so much fun to see each other during the school day and get to have a quick chat! 





 Rebecca from Darlin' Little Learners is giving away her favorite teacher must-have:  paperclips covered in chevron Washi Tape! 

 Amber's favorite thing is Flair Pens! She has donated that to our wonderful teacher giveaway! 

Jessica is giving away her absolute favorite teacher must-have: colorful Post-It notes! 

 And Mackenzie is giving away a pack of amazing Mr. Sketch markers. Who doesn't love those?!


And we all pitched in for a $40 gift card to Teachers Pay Teachers.

To win...
Complete the tasks given in this Rafflecopter.
The more entries you put in, the more likely you are to win! 

March 11, 2014

I'm One Lucky Mommy!! {Sale}

Hi there sweet friends!!  I don't know about you but I am so stinkin' excited about St. Patrick's Day this year!  Who am I kidding?!  I am so stinkin' excited about every darn holiday now that I have this precious girl in my life!

 
To celebrate this little sweetie turning 6 months old {Seriously?!  How can that be?!}, my
"Leapin" Leprechauns Unit will be on sale until Friday! 
 
Click HERE to check it out!!
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Persuasive-Letter-WritingLeapin-Leprechauns-212526
 
Included you will find...
 
Check out a few pics from it below...
 






 
I am off to bed to try and get a few hours of sleep!  Sweet girl is teething and sleep is limited around here these days!!