Tuesday, September 1, 2015

2nd Grade Classroom Tour!

School has officially started! Last week was our first official week with students. I love the beginning of a new school year.

Don't you? ;)

Although my room is not "officially" done, I thought I'd give you a quick classroom tour of my new second grade digs. 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Meet the Teacher

It's settled... I've figured out what day is my favorite of the school year. I mean birthdays and holidays are fun and we can't discount the last day of school... 

 But my favorite day of the school year is... Meet the Teacher!

Meet the Teacher

Monday, August 17, 2015

First Week of School Charts FREEBIE

Good bye summer! Hello new school year! 

Tomorrow is my first day of Pre-Planning. Of course, the whole week is consumed with meetings and such, so I've been trying to do as much to prepare for those first few weeks with my kiddos from home as I can. 

Now that I am back in second grade, I am super excited to be able to do all  the "fun" first week of school activities. (Not that you can't do fun things in third grade, I'm just excited to be back in second!)

One of my favorite first week of school activities is creating classroom charts.  

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015


It's August! That means it's the Back to School Season!

 Teachers are filling up their carts with school supplies, begging their admin to let them get back into their classrooms, and wishing that there was another month between July and August.

But, it also means it's time for the TeachersPayTeachers Back to School Sale! 

Thank you Star Spangled Planner for the CUTE button! 

I'm of course joining in on the fun with putting my entire store on sale for 20% off. 

Use the PROMO CODE: BTS15 and save an addition 10% off! That's a total savings of 28% off your entire purchase! Whoop! Whoop! 

For shopaholics like me that basically means... 


This is the perfect time to stock up on some products that will help you from the beginning of the year and BEYOND!

No more spending hours making those gorgeous charts! Make these once, laminate, and use them again and again. Their interactive as well, so students are held accountable for their learning!

If you're hoping to have your entire year of writing nailed down for the year, check out this Top 20 Best Seller! 

It's my ENTIRE store of writing activities! (Did I mention I'm *about* to add another writing craft perfect for Back to School? Yeah... you're gonna wanna grab this up!)

There are so many awesome things on my wishlist! I can't wait to shop!

Are you on Periscope? If you are, I am sharing some really exciting news tomorrow night at 8:00 PM EST! 

It'll be a quick chat, I promise! You can find me @appliciousteach! Hope to "see" you there! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Popplet in the Classroom

Using Popplet in the Classroom

This past year, I had the AWESOME privilege of having a cart of thirty Ipads to share with my third grade team. #teacherdreamcometrue

Let's be honest for a moment: 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

5 Things to Do Over the Summer to Make Next Year AWESOME!

So if you're like me... you're just now starting to settle into to the relaxing days of Summer. But, before you get too relaxed, I wanted to share some tips with you about a few *little* things you could be doing this summer to make a HUGE difference for you in the new school year. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Prefix Word Study

What do you do when pictures and context clues aren't enough to help a child understand the meaning of a word? 

I had to tackle this very problem in my 3rd grade classroom this year. The majority of my students were proficient readers. They could sound out words that did not know rather well...even those tricky multi-syllabic words that littered our new third grade rigorous text. 

I noticed that most of my students relied too heavily on context clues and pictures to help them understand the meaning of the new words they came across. They'd make their primary teachers proud! But our problem was most of our "BIG" third grade text lacked pictures and the context clues weren't always enough. We needed a different strategy and fast! Help!  
Word Study: Prefixes

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Summer Buckets: Idea for Avoiding the Summer Slip

Can you beleive the end of the year is already upon us? I can barely believe it myself! I wanted to share a fun and engaging idea as an alternative to "Summer Review" packets.

summer buckets summer review
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