Monday, February 4, 2013

So what did YOU score?

Now that the big sale day is over (I didn't even watch the game I was so busy working and deciding what I wanted to buy), I want to share some AMAZING finds with you. I am linking up with the bloggers at Blog Hoppin' to share some good finds! I am also linking up with Denise at Sunny Days in Second Grade for her Show and Tell Tuesday!

Here are some of my finds!

 If you read my morning work post here, then you will know that I use these weekly word wizards for morning work. It is a great quick review for my kids and something where even my struggling students can feel successful. I make my kids explain WHY their answer is what it is to make it a little harder for them and get them thinking more.
 This packet I am pretty excited about. Rounding is always SO hard for my kids. Through the use of Ashleigh's number of the day (which I bought a few weeks ago) we round numbers once a week and through the use of Ashleigh's math spiral reviews we do a little more. I haven't taught it yet but I feel that between those two things and this packet my kids might finally get it this year! (And conveniently this is the first year I have taught rounding with a hill so this cover just jumped right out at me...yep I am one of those people that judge a book by the cover. But even if this had a boring cover I know Jen wouldn't let me down with her products!)
I read a GREAT review on this and could not wait to buy it. I don't even have the book Thunder Cake yet but honestly, I don't even care! I will buy the book so that I can use this unit. My kids need all the help they can get and this looks amazing!
 We are halfway through our fractions unit. Which means the hard stuff is coming up- comparing, ordering, equivalent, and mixed numbers. This packet has GREAT lessons that can be done in small groups or whole group. I have already planned to use two of them this week alone!
 Anyone that knows me knows that I absolutely love anything Nicole makes. And these are no exception. We use these for morning work and I swear my kids are learning more grammar skills from these 3 sentences a day than from anything else I do. I am so proud of how much better they are doing at finding the mistakes!
 This one! I am dying to read this book just to use this. We started reading James and the Giant Peach earlier in the year but had to stop for a lot of reasons. I really was upset because I really thought the kids would love the book. I had started creating my own unit but then stopped. Now I have no need to create my own because I know Tracy has everything I could want or need in here.
 This was made by the same amazing teacher who made the Charlotte's Web unit that I am using right now. I mentioned to her that we read this one and Because of Winn Dixie and she got them made. I have been waiting to buy this one until it was closer to time to be reading it.
And this one... I have had my eye on this one since Lisa posted about it a long time ago. And inferencing still hasn't come back up in our curriculum but I didn't care. I wanted this one bad! And so now I have it. And if nothing else, I will use it for testing review just so my kids can have fun with it.
I bought Christina's entire set of these and absolutely love it! I bought it on the suggestion from a few friends to work on fluency with my kids. I can not wait to introduce this one to them.

So what did you buy? Click the image at the top of this post to get to the link up!


  1. Too funny! That's exactly how I spent my Super Bowl Sunday... at the Super Sunday Sale!!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

  2. aw - thank you for the shout out on my rounding pack! I hope you like it!
    The Teacher’s Cauldron

  3. I have looked at the Thundercake Unit many times but I don't have the book either so I was always reluctant to buy it. I am your newest follower and would love to hear more about taht unit when you use it.

    Looking From Third to Fourth


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