February 28, 2012

Leapin' Leprechauns and a Sale Reminder!

I just loaded my Leapin' Leprechauns unit to TPT and Teacher's Notebook!  Here is the description of the unit {once again...I am way too sleepy so I am taking the easy way out and cutting and pasting from my store description!}

This unit was designed to assist you and your lil’ one’s with writing persuasive letters. This unit will take you from pre-writing thru to the finished product! Along the way, you will find resources needed for rough draft writing, writing anchor charts/posters, peer editing as well as final draft writing. Enjoy taking your sweet littles from the beginning to the end of the writing process and watch them grow leaps and bounds as writers!! Included you will find:
...Texts to Use
...Posters that define persuasive letters, descriptive qualities, persuasive phrases, audience and purpose,  transition words and supporting details
...A Leprechaun Application
...A planning map
...A pre-writing graphic organizer
...Rough draft and final draft writing paper
...A peer editing form
...A friend editing form
...An editing poster
Your students are going to LOVE writing letters to persuade you to make them a leprechaun...you just wait and see!! 
Click the pic to snag your copy at TPT!
Click here to snag it from Teachers Notebook!

Don't forget about the rockin' sale tomorrow at TPT!  My entire store will be on sale for 20% plus TPT's 10%...a total of ~28%!!  I know my cart is already full...hopefully the sweet hubby doesn't find out about my purchases...yikes!! {click on the link to head over to my store!}

February 27, 2012

From Student to Teacher!

Hi sweet teacher friends!  This is a quick post tonight...I am going on 4 1/2 hours of sleep!  Not a good thing for this girl...I require a strict 8 hours of sleep nightly!!  My eyes are seriously closing as I type...super yawn!  So before I fall asleep on you and beginning typing random keys, I wanted to post my newest unit...From Student to Teacher!  This guide is packed full of forms that can be used to create a "survival guide" for any student teacher no mater what grade.  The best part about it...I have imported all of my slides as PNG files with a text box overlay into PowerPoint!  This means that you can type any of your info onto the forms and still enjoy the super cute graphics {and I can rest easy that all of the graphics will be secure!}  This is my first time posting a unit this way so please let me know if I am doing something incorrectly! 
{Click the pic to link to my TPT store!}
{You can also find this unit in my Teachers Notebook store here}
Included in the unit you will find:
  • A welcome letter
  • Places and Faces {important names and numbers}
  • Responsibilities {as a student teacher}
  • Daily Schedule
  • Class and School Procedures
  • Specials Rotation Schedule
  • Class Roster
  • Special Needs {504 Plans, IEP's, RTI}
  • All About...{Everything you need to know about our class}
  • Sample Lesson Plan Template {space for you to import your lesson plan template
  • To Do List
  • Weekly Calendar
  •  Love Notes {ideas I love and don't want to forget!}
If there is anything you would like to see added, I would be more than happy to add it in...just send me an email!!  I hope you are having a great night and a wonderful start to your week!!  I will be back tomorrow to post my Persuasive Writing Unit {I am slacking and didn't get it posted last week...I can't seem to stay caught up!!}
Night friends!!

February 25, 2012

A Little of This...A Little of That!

I have to say that I had one of the best birthdays with my sweet lil' class this year!  I walked into my room{after being out for several days for my surgery and yucky stomach bug} and my lil' darlin's began singing Happy Birthday to me!  About a half hour later, my principal came in during my reading block to deliver these beautiful flowers that were sent to the school!  I was almost in tears when I read the card..."To: Mrs. Browning...From:  Your First Grade Friends in Room 104"!  I was blown away to say the least...I couldn't believe that my class had sent me flowers!!  It totally made my day!  {How cute is the picture of the "B" made out of crayons?!  I received that from one of my darlin's for Christmas...by far one of the best gifts ever!!} 
As if the flowers weren't enough, my super sweet and sneaky parents left this little treat for us while we were out on the playground!  Each student had a cupcake and I was left the ginormous {a super yummy}cupcake in my favorite colors...purple and green!  I seriously was blown away!!  I have to say that my parents and kiddos are the best a teacher could ask for...I truly am blessed!!!

One of my precious students also made me the most adorable jewelry box for my birthday...I'm talking completely built it from wood and decorated it {with the help of mom and dad}!  It is beyond cute!!  I will post pics this week of it.  The best part was his reasoning for making it.  He said that he overheard me talking to another teacher about how I needed to buy myself a jewelry box because I didn't have one so he wanted to make me one.  Oh my word...could it get any better than this?!!!

On another note...TPT is having an awesome sale on Wednesday..."Leap into TPT" in honor of it being a leap year!  I know that there will be a bajillion shops offering great sales!  The best part is that TPT will be offering an additional 10% off of each stores sale prices..just enter the code L2P9Y at checkout!  I love these sales and I know that I will be stocking up on several items I have had on my wish list.  Click on the link below to head over to my shop and enjoy 30% off of all of my products!!  The sale will begin and end on Wednesday.  I will have 2 new units to include in this sale {a Student Teacher Survival Guide and my Persuasive Writing unit}...I hope you enjoy!!

I am so excited to say that I have a student teacher beginning on Monday!!  I can't wait!  If you have any tips for helping me with this awesome experience, I would love to hear them!  Have a great weekend sweet friends!