Come See My New Blog Design!

Hello, friends.  I have super-exciting news to share with you.  As many of you may know, due to my Facebook page, I have a brand new blog and new blog design, thanks to the fabulous work of Danielle Westvang, whom you might know as Crayonbox Learning.

I will not be posting on this blog any longer.   Danielle transferred all of my content to my new blog, but she was unable to transfer my followers.  So to entice you to come on over and check out and follow my new blog, I have created a special freebie for my blog.

Come on over to  button3 to follow me and claim your Welcome to My New Blog Freebie!


Happy Easter and a 2-day freebie

During this time of preparing for Easter, when our little ones are so focused on the Easter Bunny and the treats that he will be bringing, it can sometimes be hard to help them focus on the true meaning of Easter.

A long, long time ago, I was introduced to this little gem of a book that ties the first Easter Bunny into the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus called “The First Easter Bunny”.   The little rabbit tells the Easter story through his eyes as he follows Jesus through the events of Holy Week.  At the end, it beautifully ties the duty of the Easter Bunny to Jesus.


I was shocked at how expensive it is through Amazon.  Of course, it is the hardback version, and I have the paperback version.  I found it in a Catholic bookstore in my community, so maybe you can find it in a Christian or Catholic bookstore near you.  If you can find it, this book is well worth the money, whether you share it with you class, your Sunday school or CCD class, or your own children.

On a different subject, I just finished my newest resource to help my children remember the most common ways to make the long E sound.

Long Vowel Combination Anchor Charts

Click here to visit TPT and download this within the next 48 hours for free. 48-hour freebie will end April 1 at 12:00 AM.

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Assemble the anchor chart two ways, in one long line of four or 2X2, for the best fit in your classroom. I chose the 2X2 for my classroom.

This will be free for the next 48 hours, starting now and ending at 12:00 Midnight on April 1.  It will last the duration of the Spring Cleaning sale!


Have a great day and a very happy Easter!

The Luck of the Irish!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you!    I have not one little drop of Irish blood in me.  Not even a smidgen.  And yet I have two kids, one named Sean and one named Colleen Erin.  Can you get any more Irish than that?


Sean and Colleen, 17 and 7.

I hope you had a chance to hop around the blogs, pick up the St. Patrick’s Day freebies, and make good use of them the past two weeks.  Today is the big day, the day that the $100.00 TPT certificate is awarded.  And the winner is — drumroll please —

Aanika P!

Congratulations to Aanika for being the grand prize winner!  You can go to Mrs. Fultz’s blog to claim your prize.


click to Visit Ms. Fultz’s Corner and claim your prize!

Thank you all for playing along with us!  We had so much fun and got to meet so many new teaching friends!  We certainly feel like the Luck of the Irish shone on us!

For those of you who are a little bummed because you didn’t win, I have a consolation prize.  My store is on sale today and tomorrow for 10% off!

Enjoy your Sunday.

To Pick a Pope and Caring for Cole

As you probably know, the papal conclave begins tomorrow to pick a new pope.  I have created this free resource to use with your class to explain how the cardinals go through the process of picking a pope.


Click here to get your copy of Picking a Pope

Even if you aren’t in a religious setting,  it is still a historical event that you can discuss with your class.

Also, a  bloggy friend has put together an incredible package of tried and true resources resources to help raise money for the son of one of her teacher friends.  Her son, Cole, was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare (in children) type of brain cancer.

The package has over $160.00 worth of resources, all yours for a minimum donation of $25.00.  Please head over to Life in Special Education and read Karla’s post about Caring for Cole.

Click here to see how you can help Care for Cole.

Have a great Monday evening.


Manic Monday Hookup and A Surprise to Come!

Hi, everyone!  Today I’m linking up with Charity Preston and her Manic Monday Freebies. Many of you already picked up the freebie I’m adding over there, but  click on the button below to visit and see the other  great freebies that are posted today.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

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Click on the free for fans only tab to get this freebie.

Don’t forget that Monday also means Memory Verse Monday at Pirate Girl’s Education Invasion.  Click the button below to see what great verse and activities she has for you today.

And finally, here’s a hint about the surprise to come.

gold-coins16 gold coins.  Cryptic, huh?  Be sure to check back for more info all through the week!

Have a great evening!

Music Activites for Multiple Intelligences – Teaching Dolch Words through Song

Music Activites for Multiple Intelligences – Teaching Dolch Words through Song

Browsing through TPT this morning, I came across this free item The product is  3rd Grade Dolch Sight Words Songs.  It’s a cute little song that just goes through the Dolch sight words as it projects them on the screen. … Continue reading