February 2014 - Queen of the First Grade Jungle

2nd Grade March Busy Teacher ***Posted***

I always feel a mixture of exhaustion and exhilaration at the same time when I finish these.

Phew! They take everything out of me!

The pack is 28% off today and tomorrow!

Here is a little look at just SOME of what you can find in this pack:

The rest of my shop is on SALE as well!

I will check in again soon to show you what I bought!


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Resources that keep me AFLOAT!

I am SURE I am not the first person to let you know about a little secret.

There will be a HUGE TPT sale on Thursday and Friday of this week.

Sale? That means I stock up and get ready for Spring. 

<If you make it all the way to the end of this post, you will be in for s surprise!>

I am linking up with the girls at Owl-Ways Be Inspired to show you some resources that will be absolutely essential for me in the next month or so.

Don't hate me after you have filled up your cart too ;)


Phew- isn't it fun to check out so many talented ladies' stores!

Now click on the picture below to check out my other girls' must have resources, but before you do that....make sure you are following me on Facebook TONIGHT....when I posted these little beauties....

Just in Time for the sale!

<Now for the FUN!  Leave a comment simply telling me a resource from my store that you would love to have!  I will drop back in on Thursday and Friday and randomly pick a person to give something to!  Don't worry, if you snag it in the sale---just pick something else!>


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Time Tutor Unit and Kinder Resource

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, then you know I have been teasing you all week with pictures of my Time unit.  We good gravy----I finished it!

As I have been working on it I have been using every bit of it in my room to help my kids.  We took a Time assessment last week and it didn't go so hot folks.  In my kids' defense, we did experience some CRAZY Ice days here in Charleston.  BUT- I really needed to put something together to help them out.

1.  Posters that clarified terms and could be used as a Reference.

This is how I displayed the posters in my room.  I will move them to a side wall as we move on to measurement next week, but I know they need the reinforcement still!

 I also made some printables that not only nailed down the telling time on an analog clock, but addressed some vocabulary issues we were having as well.

Here is our foldable in action!

We also LOVED using the centers.  

I changed it up a little this time and used these whole group.  My kids needed some extra support on A.M. and P.M.

 And lastly we used the Student Booklet as a Study Guide that went home to their parents to help them review for the Test.

Isn't this just the sweetest answer?!?!

Don't leave yet!

Y'all know Stacey!?!  My adorable friend who helps me do the Kinder Busy Teacher (okay- really- she does the WHOLE she-bang).  Anyway, Stacey has set up her own shop on TPT.  
 You can find her  FIRST solo-unit in her store by clicking on the picture!  My son's teacher uses these in her classroom almost daily and I KNOW Nash loves them!  Go check it out!

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Winter Games Freebie

I had a BIG post all mapped out of my head.

But then I decided to spend the day with my sweet family.

So please accept my sincerest apologies in the form of a freebie.

It's kind of a fun one!  Anyone else into the Winter Games???

You can also snag some more freebies from the ladies at Owl-ways Be Inspired this week! Yay!  Bring Home the GOLD!


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Calling all Busy Teachers!

Tomorrow is Friday.


Stacey finished up the Kinder Busy Teacher!

You can snag it on SALE tonight! Look below for 2nd and 1st grade editions.


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A few ideas for teaching TIME and a couple of freebies!

My kids had a pretty good grasp on time when they came to me as 2nd graders.  Everyone could tell time to the hour and half hour!

 I call that a win for sure!

SO we jumped right in using Amy Lemon's unit:

My cuties loved writing and sorting to show me what they know!

Amy had the cutest craft in her unit, but it wasn't seasonably appropriate so I used the clock she provided and had my kids make snowmen and snowwomen :)

I think they turned out great! What do you think?

I try and put Time centers in most of my Center packs so that my kids see it over and over again!

I found this adorable clock in my files, but I couldn't find the master so I went searching on TPT...

This is what my kids will be making tomorrow during math to introduce time to the five minute!

(Click on the picture to go to Amber's store and get her freebie!)

I also made this freebie a couple of years ago when I was just starting out with the whole creating thing ;)

I will be back in a few days with more friends! Have a great evening!


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Super Sale!!!

Not interested in football?  Then you should SHOP!

Interested in the game?  You should still SHOP-- it's a good thing us teachers are good at multi-tasking!

Here are a few resources that will be helping me out this week!

P.S.  If you don't follow me on Facebook, well what are you thinking? 

I kid. 

But seriously- I am participating in an AH-MAZING freebie hop with some girlies! 
And I will leave you with these last words....


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