Monday, October 26, 2015

The Best Pencil Sharpener is PURPLE!

Many of you have heard of The Best Pencil Sharpener by Classroom Friendly Supplies. I have had a blue one that I love for a few years. It still works just as well as when I received it back in 2013. You can read my original review here.

I was recently given the opportunity to get a sneak peak at the newest sharpener, Popular Purple.

This sharpener is a fabulous purple color. When I brought it in and set it up my students were begging to try it, but I told them I had to try it first. (I am a meany, I know.)

 I absolutely love the purple color. The pictures really don't do it justice. The sharpener is as quiet as ever, and makes the pencils super sharp.
I have three sharpeners in my classroom, one electric (that came with the room from the previous teacher) and now two of these sharpeners. My students NEVER use the electric. They actually wait in line in the morning to use one of these sharpeners. I highly recommend getting one for your classroom, you won't regret it.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

A New Season and a Freebie

It has been way too long since I have blogged. I am so sorry. Lots of changes have happened since I last blogged. My daughter had her first birthday and has gotten way too big. She is totally a toddler now, and keeps me on my toes!

I am back in the classroom, teaching third grade this year. It has been quite an adjustment getting used to being mom and teacher, but we are starting to get into a good rhythm, so I am excited to be back blogging again.

Being in a new grade, means creating new things. I made a small QR code task card set to help my third graders practice identifying the four types of sentences. You can grab it for free here.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

50th and 100th Day of School Freebie

It has been way to long since my last post! Abigail is growing up quickly and we are finally getting into a schedule that gives me time to create and blog!
Ready for the Super Bowl
First Snow Day

Okay, enough showing off my little cutie.

I know many of you have already celebrated your 100th day of school. Many of us in the north have not because we have had so much snow! Last year, I wanted to do something with my 4th graders that helped us to celebrate those days of school, but everything that I found was geared for lower elementary students.

So I created this product to help us celebrate the 50th day of school while my students dressed like they were from the 1950s!

Then I edited the product a bit and created it for the 100th day of school. We had the students dress like they were 100 years old, and we enjoyed 100 M&Ms while we worked on our activity together.

If you looking for an easy activity to do with your students to celebrate the 50th or 100th day of school, you can grab it here for free.

What do you do to celebrate the 50th or 100th day of school?