Thursday, April 25, 2013

STAAR Motivation

Here is my latest product for the STAAR assessment. This set includes name tags/goody bag labels, a STAARS poster, and a STAARS poem to help get those kids motivated. Each item is colorful so it will catch the attention of the students.

Check it out at my TPT store!
Also on Pinterest!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Poetry Posters

It is time that I shared my poetry ideas. I have had the students write so much poetry this year I bet they are sick of it. We learned about many different types of poetry. I created posters as we went along in the lessons to use as displays. I always try to write my own poetry before I ask the students to do the same. You can now find my poetry posters on Teachers Pay Teachers.
There will be more about poetry to come. Here are some creative boards I have done with poetry.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


As many of you know, it is now time for STAAR testing and all I can do is be nervous. My students can't help but feel this way too so I decided to create some motivational name tags or labels for them. 

You can download this product on Teachers pay Teachers by clicking the link on the side of my blog. Enjoy! More to come soon!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Prefixes and Suffixes

This is the first of many project posts I will be making this week. This is a great project for students to create new words. My students have been working on prefixes and suffixes all year, but now that it is close to testing time, I wanted them to just play around with the skills they are working on.
This is the board that I created after my students were finished. Since this picture was taken many more have been added to the wall.
These are two close up examples of the student product. The students used the prefixes and suffixes cards from the following packet which can be found on Teachers Pay Teachers.
The students used post it notes to write their root words and then pasted it to their construction paper. Under the post it notes they wrote what the new word means when they added their prefix or suffix. Before the students pasted, we had a conference where the students had the following attached rubric. I graded students based on their word creations, spelling, explanations of word meanings, and presentation. I hope you enjoy this activity.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Hello all! This is the 4th attempt at a blog and I think I really have it down this time. I have started blogs before but they disappear somehow or I forget a password and cannot connect with them anymore. To tell you a bit about myself, I am a 3rd grade teacher who just wants a place to share my creativity. Everything I post is not just about teaching but also my artsy creations. I love to make jewelry, paint, and above all, break things apart and create new things. Although my life is super stressed with being a new Mommie and my husband also being a teacher, I still strive to find the time to share my ideas. I hope you enjoy and I look forward to sharing with you all!