Sunday, September 27, 2015

Exploring Science Inquiry Skills

At the beginning of every year, our science curriculum has us exploring Science Inquiry Skills. It can be a tricky task. Science is huge! Not all scientist do the same things... but to explore this concept, I like to keep it hands-on and fun!

Hands on activities for Science Inquiry skills

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bulletin Board Hacks to Save Your Sanity

Ok. I love bulletin boards. I do. Ok. Maybe its more like a Love/Hate relationship.

They brighten a room like nothing else can. 

My old room had HUGE bulletin boards. It allowed for so much creativity. I had a few that I kept the same all year, then I had a few that I would change seasonally. This seemed to be a good balance. 

Now, at my new school, I don't have such an abundance of bulletin board space to fill. I also don't seem to have an abundance of energy to expend on filling said bulletin boards 
(I think I am getting old... either that or my toddler is sucking away my energy... ) 

Bulletin board hacks to save your sanity!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

All About ME Poster Freebie

How do you get to know your students at the beginning of the year? Me boxes? Me Reports? Me Posters? 

 For ME... pun intended, I like to use the last option, ME Posters! 

All about Me Posers

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

First Week Done!

Activities for the First Week of School

There's nothing wrong with posting about your first week back half way through your third  week, right? I mean every afternoon I get home I basically look like this....

First day of school tired

Even though I am on like day 12 with my kids... not the first... 

But man these kiddlettes keep me on my toes! Ok... so let's talk first week of school!

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: 

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