Monday, February 11, 2013

Tell Me Something Good, A Freebie, and A Giveaway, oh my!

Do you follow Aimee at Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks?  I love her blog.  If you haven't already been there- go check it out.  She is having a 400 followers giveaway and I am beyond excited to be a part of it.  I'm giving away my Cause and Effect packet along with my Be A Contraction Mon-Star pack!  WOO HOO!!  There are so many prizes- go check it out!!! :-)

I'm also linking up with Jen at Rowdy in First Grade for her Tell me Something Good Linky party!  It's always a great way to start the week by focusing on something good!

Something Good at School- I feel that my students are really progressing in their writing.  I have loved watching them grow as writers.  I'm really proud of how far they've come and that they are just loving writing workshop time!  I love hearing their little groans when it's time to stop.  (And we even stop because it's time for lunch!) haha  Right now we are working on opinion writing and are using Susan Moran from TGIF's Opinion Writing Unit.  The ideas are great, it is well planned out, and even comes with a rubric!  I highly recommend it!

Here is a sentence from one of my lovelies:  Santa has a harder job because he has to come down the chimney.  Santa is big and the chimney is small.  The tooth fairy just has to fly through a window. EASY!

Hahaha...they are cracking me up! :)

Something Good at Home- My auntie turned 94 last week and we had a big family party to help her celebrate.   It was a lot of fun.  My mom's side is a big, crazy, loud family and we always have a blast when we're all together!!  LOVE THEM! :)

And now for the freebie!  

Here is a little student reflection sheet that I have my students fill out for conferences.  They have a lot of fun with it and it gives them time to reflect.  I made one for 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd grade!  Click here to get your copy! :)

I hope you had a great Monday!


  1. I love the sentences about Santa & the Tooth Fairy :) Isn't that the best feeling when they don't want to stop learning!!!

    Literacy Without Worksheets

    1. Aren't they so cute! :) And yes- it is so the best feeling! Thanks for stopping by my little blog! :)


  2. What an adorable blog! I am your newest follower!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons

    1. Thank you so much, Christina! :) thanks so much for stopping by!!! :)