Classroom Awards & Google Reader

It's the end of the year and time for Classroom Awards! How do you recognize your students at the end of the year? Last year, I wanted to recognize my students for their individual efforts and unique personalities. I created my Classroom Awards & Certificates for Primary Students and they are available in Chevron, Stripes, and Polka Dots! I love having the families join us as I give out these awards. I always describe the award and tell why I have chosen the particular student who is receiving it. The students LOVE trying to guess who is going to receive each award! This year after our awards ceremony, I had the sweetest grandfather thank me for doing individualized awards. He said he knew it meant so much for his grandson to be recognized as the "Marvelous Mathematician" and he could … [Read more...]


September Currently and a Blog Award!

Wow! It has been SUCH a busy month! I've been working 12-14 hour days and I STILL cannot get everything done! One of these days, maybe I'll be caught up... I've been thinking that for 8 years though! We are going into our 5th week of school. My students are finally beginning to settle in to our daily routine and we are all able to find our way around our new school. The "little red doors" of old Mableton came down last week... so it feels like the old school is officially gone. We are loving our new school though and are SO looking forward to finally having a parking lot! I'll be back to post some pictures from our first few weeks of school and I've also got some freebies planned! In the meantime, here's one last look at our sweet, little, school... I'd like to thank Stacey … [Read more...]


The Versatile Blogger Award!

Kimberlee from Two Fulbright Hugs and Kristen from A Day in First Grade awarded me with the Versatile Blogger award! I was so excited to receive this! Thank you both SO much for thinking of me and for following my blog! Upon accepting this award, I must abide by the rules: 1. Thank the blogger who nominated you. A BIG THANKS to Kimberlee and Kristen! 2. Include a link to their site. Click here for Kimberlee's blog! Click here for Kristen's blog! 3. Include the award image in your post. Posted above and on my sidebar! 4. Give 7 random facts about yourself. I've included these below! 5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award. Work in progress! 6. When nominating, include a link to their site. Work in progress! 7. Let other bloggers know they've … [Read more...]


Memorial Day Sale!

Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone has had a safe and fun weekend. In honor of Memorial Day, everything in my TPT store is 20% off! Here are a few of my favorite items... … [Read more...]


Classroom Awards!

Every year I look forward to recognizing my students unique abilities on Awards Day! I  have the students nominate each other for awards and then I use their suggestions when choosing awards for each student. It amazes me how the students put a lot of thought into their nominations and they usually match up pretty well with the award that I had in mind for each student. I also give out an award for Perfect Attendance and the top 2 AR readers in our classroom. This year I decided to create my own awards. I made these on Sunday and I LOVE how they turned out. I can't decide which set I like better... the chevron pattern or the stripes? This packet includes 33 awards including Perfect Attendance for grades K-3, AR Super Star, Marvelous Mathematician, Handy Helper, Peer Teacher, and many … [Read more...]


Awards Day!

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