Shark Week Blog Hop!

All teachers know that kids learn more when they’re excited and engaged. Today a team of bloggers come together to help your students take a BITE out of learning with a theme your students are sure to love!

My Shark Week freebie is a few shark-themed writing prompts from my Pick a Prompt series!

If you haven’t tried these out before, they are a fun way to get kiddos writing.  There are three sections with pictures: Character, Setting, and Plot!  The kiddos pick one (or more) from each section and write a story.  There are also other types of prompts as well!  If you are interested try my little freebie by clicking on the picture.
fintastic freebie

Be sure to go for a swim and visit Brenda at Primary Inspired.
Every blog in the Shark Week Blog Hop features a jawesome freebie for you and your students- but hurry! Shark Week only lasts until Sunday, July 12  : )

An InLinkz Link-up

Enjoy!  :)

My newest masterpiece! #TPTSELLERCHALLENGE

Hello again!  I am participating in this week's TpT Seller Challenge!  If you are interested in joining us, you can find that info HERE!

So, the product that I created is one that I have been thinking about for ages.  I bought the clipart, borders, and backgrounds a while ago, and just couldn't get started.  Well, thanks to the challenge it is now a reality!  Hurrah!  Without further ado, introducing: Verb Villains!
Verb worksheets, verb games, verb posters, verb printables

This Verb unit has everything that you need to teach your kiddos all about verbs!
It includes:
Posters for the Verb Types:
· Action Verbs
· Linking Verbs
· Past and Present Tense Verbs
· Irregular Verbs
· Practice page (to be copied double sided) for each of the above skills.
Three Verb Games!
 · Action Verb Act-it Out
· Verb sort with a recording sheet
· Verb Villain  matching game.
· Each game:
· Front cover page (could easily be glued onto the front of a clasp envelope)
· Student direction page
· Teacher direction page.
· Also includes: answer keys,  an Action and Linking classroom search, and an end of unit

To celebrate this bad boy being completed, it is a steal at 50% right now!  It would be criminal not to snatch it up! Click on the picture  to get yours! :)

Verb Unit, teaching verbs, verb posters, verb activities, verb worksheets

Summer Stock up!

Hello all!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  
Today I want to share with youyou my best selling product: Pick a Prompt!
Super Silly Pick a Prompt
This is just one example of my Pick a Prompts I have many, many, more in my Tpt store.
These are fun, silly, writing prompts that give the kiddos choice over what elements they want to write about.  These are perfect for substitute teachers, fast finishers, or the "I don't know what to write about " gang.
Super Silly Pick a Prompt 

When I use them in my classroom we have a discussion before we write.  We read all of the choices and if there is something that they don't understand we clarify.  
I make a list of "key words" on my whiteboard easel, then let the kiddos turn and talk to  a partner about their plans for writing.

Then, the kiddos go back to their spots, circle their choices and write, write, write!
Sometime the kiddos make some modifications to help the prompt better fit their needs:
Super Silly Pick a Prompt
I also often challenge the students to use all of the elements!  My kiddos LOVE these and often ask for them.
I always keep a stack in my writing center. 
Here is a blog post from PAWSitively Teaching, we swapped with products.  She uses them a little differently:
Super Hero Pick a Prompt, Summer Stock up!

I have recently updated many of the prompts to include not only the grey and white lines, primary lines, and drawing space, but now they also have a plain lines option!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
You can get your own freebie Pick a Prompt and find some other amazing freebies here:

My Personal Side Link Up!

Hello all!  I am linking up today with Molly from Classroom Confections to get "personal"!  We are posting our favorite cup or mug and what is in them!

So, here are my two favorites right now.  I am a coffeeaholic, so the mug is usually filled to the brim with coffee! It was a gift from a particularly difficult student who ended up being a doll by the end of the year.
The other is a fun plastic wine glass.  I usually drink water out of it because it is fun, but I won't say no to a little wine now and again either!  

You can click HERE if you would like to link up your favorite!


So, as I was sitting on the couch with the hubba last night I was telling him about this week's challenge.  It was a great conversation about goals and dreams.
So, we were talking about what I would do if I could ever drag myself out of my classroom.
I have been thinking about this a lot lately (but that is a whole other blog post!)
So, I told him.  I would own a bookstore.
Not a big, fancy bookstore.  NO!  A hole in the wall bookstore with an old fashion cash register and a bookstore cat!  Of course my bookstore would have an extensive children's book section (or perhaps it would be a kid's bookstore!)
Wouldn't that just be wonderful?

See what other people are DARING TO DREAM here!  
You can also link up your own!
Peppy Zesty TeacheristaSparkling in Second

Bright Ideas June!

Hello all!  I am here today to tell you about a Bright Idea for a free reading resource for your classroom!
I know that my main goal for reading is for kiddos to enjoy it!  So, I try to get as many different types of reading materials I can for my classroom.
Every year I have a few kiddos who are LEGO crazy!
Did you know that you can get the Lego Club Magazine for free?
I signed up and had it sent to my classroom.
Bright Ideas, Primary Planet

You do have to sign up for the Lego Club, but then they send the magazine for free!
They are one of the things that the kiddos go crazy for each month in my classroom!
You can sign up {HERE} for free!
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You can check out other Bright Ideas below!


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