January 2014 - Queen of the First Grade Jungle

February Busy Teacher--- Second Grade Posted and SALE!

It only took me two and a half snow days to complete, but it is FINISHED.  And on Sale.  

I also put my other February products on sale too!


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Are you Ready for some Football??

We are huge Denver Broncos fans!

We have followed Peyton and our Kentucky hometown hero Jacob Tamme from the Indianapolis Colts to the Denver Broncos a few years ago.  

We cannot wait for the game today!

It reminded me that I need to pull out Touchdown Centers from last year to use with my kiddos.

Here is a close look at the centers:

AND here are the printables that I included:

You can snag this freebie when you download the preview.

If you would like a chance to win this pack, visit my facebook page and enter!


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JoAnn's Teacher Craftivity Blog Hop

I am always looking for an excuse to use fabric on something!

 Anyone else?!?!?

I love, love, love Jo-Ann fabric!  I am coming from a classroom that had SIX bulletin boards to a classroom that only has ONE bulletin board.  I am still trying to find a solution to this predicament. 

Hence my project---

I need a board for my spelling words/word work!  I saw these ADORABLE scrabble letters at Jo-Ann.

These are not your typical Scrabble letters, these are HUGE, like two or three inches.  My kids will go gah-gah over them!

Y'all to make this board I used two tools:

1. Scissors
2. My trusty Hot Glue Gun

My Jo-Ann Materials:
- 1 yard of Fabric
-Bulletin Board
-Bin of Scrabble Letters
-Chipboard Stickers
- 2 Sheets of Cardstock

*I am sure there are MUCH more professional ways to do this, but I like simple. easy, and effective.

*First I cut and hot-glued my gray fabric to the board.
*I then used my black ribbon to cover up all the rough edges and add a border.
*I would love to tell you that I used a snazzy paper cutter to cut perfect triangles, but really I just eyeballed them.  
*I added the chipboard letters and stuck them on the teal triangles. 
*Last but not least I glued the triangles on to look like a banner.

I also threw together this cute little recording sheet for when my students use this interactive board/center.

Click on the picture to snag it!

Please, please, please use this this code on your phone when you come shopping!

Please take a few minutes to stop by these fabulous teachers' blogs and see their JoAnn Crafts too!

Jennifer from First Grade Blue Skies  from yesterday 1/14

Leslie from Life in First Grade on 1/16:

And as I affectionately call her--- Cupcake (Teri) on 1/17:


Have a wonderful evening friends!

The following review is part of a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® campaign. I received compensation for this review; however, this is my personal, honest option based on my experience


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***Kinder Busy Teacher Posted and In Action***

I hate to say it, but it is that time....

...time to start thinking about going back to school.

Stacey just finished up the January Busy Teacher and I really do think it is her BEST one yet!

 It is jam-packed with fun learning!! 

 I actually printed quite a bit of it this afternoon so Nash and Emmie could dust off some of those cobwebs and get back in school-mode.

I love, love, love having fun ways for Nash and Emmie to practice their school work at home.

My sweet girl was so proud of herself!

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Nash and Emmie's teacher!?  I was blown away by what they could do all by themselves (Nash is in Kinder and Emmie is in Preschool).

 There are also plenty of writing pages  for a writing center, journals, Daily 5, early finishers, etc.

You now have Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Busy Teachers available to you for January!

Now everyone should be happy, right?!?! 


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***January Busy Teacher: Second Grade*** SALE and FREEBIES

It's here, it's here!

I can't wait to get back to school and print these out for my kiddos!

I tried some new things with graphing, prefixes, and money word problems, OH MY!
Second Grade is hard stuff!

I also resized the lines so that they are more appropriate (much smaller) for second semester 2nd graders!

I marked them down to Five dollars (86 pages!) for today and tomorrow! 

If you want a closer look still, download my preview from the TPT page for a sample of three pages:

And yes, Kindergarten is ALMOST finished :)


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