Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Let's pretend that I didn't already post today :)

One of my new favorite blogs: Fun in Room 4B (because she is super funny and creative) has a few great ideas involving one of my favorite stores, TARGET DOLLAR SECTION!

Check out this one using a cute tic-tac-toe find:

I LOVE this one and find it PERFECT for all of those tiny crayon bits that are hidden in every corner of my classroom:

Stop on by, say hi and start following Elizabeth!  :)


Celebration center/ behavior signs

I finished my celebration center signs!

Thank goodness for clip art because I am not talented like most bloggy teachers out there with drawing/ painting etc.!

I THINK you have to charge for items when using Scrappin' Doodles clipart.  It is all confusing to me!  So I am selling these for 50 cents at TPT!  :)  If someone can tell me what the rules are, I can set it for free or whatever I have to do! 

Here is a peak:

You can get your copy here!  ;)

Also just a reminder- if you want the reflection center. character education worksheets for FREE- leave your email on the giveaway post! 

 SO far- Rachel you will be the LUCKY winner!  :) 

I have to tell you that my kiddos HATE going to the reflection center and they are rethinking their behavior so that they don't have to visit!  :)  I'm going to try it out for a few weeks more and then blog about the success or failures!  ;)

Is it really winter?  60 degrees in Ohio?  I'LL TAKE IT!


Monday, January 30, 2012

TAG- I'm it and giveaway reminder!!!

I’m so excited!  I was “tagged” by Elizabeth from http://funin4b.blogspot.com/.  You have to check out her blog if you don’t know her already.  She is absolutely hilarious.  She tagged me in a blog tag…

So here are the rules:

1. You must post the rules.
2. Post 12 fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 12 new questions for the people you tagged.
4. Tag 12 people and link them on your post.
5. Let them know you've tagged them!

Fun Facts- I tried to make them non-teaching ones!!!
1.      My husband and I actually met on a double date!  (Believe me the story gets even more weird!)
2.    My husband and I have recently fallen in love with Mexico.  Our traveling buddies introduced us.  There is nowhere else you can stay for 7 days and never take out your wallet for THAT cheap!
3.    We have 3 dogs.  Yup- we don’t live on a farm in a housing development and it seems CrAzY 24/7!
4.    My claim to fame is that I was on ESPN Sports center!  My brother-in-law was playing at the Walnut bowl and I decked myself out with face paint, a crazy hat and a sign that said, ESPN vertically and I wrote Hey Spielman, Happy New year on the sign.  The announcers said, “Hey it looks like you have a diehard fan!”  J
5.    I discovered about a year ago that I am gluten sensitive.  I am pretty good at staying on my diet- until brownies or Waffle House is presented.  J
6.    I am ObSeSsEd with Silver jeans.  I seriously cannot get enough pairs of them! 
7.    I usually buy fun and colorful binder and paper clips once a month to make my school day a little brighter!  ;)
8.    My favorite movies are polar opposites- Easy A and Good Will Hunting.  What is with that???
9.    I CANNOT cook!  My husband does all of the cooking.  I am excellent at making appetizers and salads,  By excellent- I mean that it is edible.
10.  I own 1 vehicle like a typical American.  My husband however owns 4!!!!  2 trucks, 1 car and 1 race car.  I think that I should at least get one more just to even it up a little!
11.  As a little girl I always wished to have a “mansion”.  After living for 3 years in our first house- my “wish list” has narrowed down to only 3 wishes.  1.  A mud room (Um.. I have 3 dogs!), 2.  A large garage so that I may someday park in the garage.  3.  I actually want a ranch house with a finished basement!
12.  My number one favorite hobby is… buying people gifts!  I don’t care if we have only known each other for 4 minutes- I’m probably going to buy you a gift.  I need to learn how to be crafty so that I can make cute gifts to save on the moo-lah!  J

My Questions from Elizabeth:  J
1.     How much time do you waste spend online blogging and blog hopping per week?
Oh gosh- I’d have to say at least 9 hours!  J

2.  Pepsi or Coke?
Dr. Pepper actually but usually diet coke because we have a coke machine in the teacher’s lounge and that is when I definitely need the caffeine!

3.  Are you addicted to Pinterest?  If so, what is your favorite board?
No!  I should be!!!!!  I need suggestions stat!  I only have 1 board and it is a page of small gifts for coworkers.  SUPER cute!

4. Do you have a Smart Phone?  Do you use it to take pictures of your class/classroom?
Yes I have an iphone.  I use it for tons of things in the classroom
!  I take photos. Videos/ time students for fluency, have students use it to record their thoughts etc.

5. What is your favorite movie?
A tie- Easy A and Good Will Hunting.  I know, I know… super weird!

6. What are your hobbies?
I guess I should have read these BEFORE I wrote my fun facts!  I LOVE shopping and trying to buy thoughtful gifts for people.  Seriously- it is a sickness.  I can fill a shopping cart and only have 1 thing for me.

7. If you were given $1000 to spend RIGHT NOW, what would you spend it on?
Hmmm… I would buy gift baskets for my friends!  See above about my sickness.  A close second is massages and an all inclusive trip to Mexico for my hubby and I.  (Well a 4 day trip.)

8.  What SHOULD you be doing right now, but can't pull yourself away from the computer to do?
Lol… grading papers!  It definitely is not my favorite part of teaching!

9.  Are you teaching your dream grade level?
Ummm… yes but I would love to try second grade!  I think I’d like a crack at having a class of students that are a tad bit more independent!  I would however be happy to stay in first grade for at least 5 more years!

10.  What subject is your least favorite to teach?
History!  Thanks goodness my 1st grade level history isn’t too bad to teach!

11.  Do you have a TpT store? 
Yes!  I started it solely to keep up with what I’m spend!

12.  How long have you been blogging?
Gosh- not long at all!  I started blogging at the beginning of the school year.  I am still trying to get the hang of it!!!!

I’m tagging:
*Rachel from edlink first grade 
*Ms.Corley from luvin' teach
*Leslie and Erin at firstgradefanatics (That counts as 2 right???)

MY INTERNET IS HAVING PROBLEMS AND IS RESTARING EVERY FEW MINUTES!  I will finish posting more names and update the post as soon as my internet seems more stable.  :)
12 Questions for my Bloggy friends to answer:
1.      How many districts have you worked in?
2.    Who does the cooking in your family?
3.    What is your favorite song of the moment?
4.    What is your favorite restaurant?
5.    Waffle House or Dennys?
6.    What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
7.    When do you grade papers?  Little at a time/ all in one day?
8.     How many bags/ carts/ boxes do you typically bring home each night for your teacher homework?
9.    Do you have pets- if yes- what type?
10.   Where is your favorite store to shop?
11.  What do you wish that it was “normal” to do as an adult that was acceptable when you were younger?  (Ex:  Sleeping in until noon.)
12.  What is your new favorite blog and why?


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Reflection Center and a giveaway

One of my teacher friends introduced me to the Creative Teaching Press Character Education books a few years ago.  These books are amazing because they are written at about a level G.  Many students are able to read these simple books on their own.

You can check them out here:
You can buy them with and without a CD.  I do not have the CD but would love to include them in my center soon!  That way if some students are acting out due to learning being tough- they can listen to the book being read.

I made worksheets to go with each book.  Here is a peak:

This is how my books and worksheets are organized.

You can download this one for free if you go to TPT and download my preview file.

You can buy the entire set for $3.00 here

This is a new product therefore- a giveaway!  Please leave me your email address and I will select a lucky winner to receive the Reflection Center product for free!  :)  I will draw names on Wednesday this week!

I hope that you had a relaxing weekend! 

I'm super excited for our bloggy meet-up in CIncinnati this weekend!  If you are in the Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana area- check out theinspiredapple and fabulousinfirst who are organizing a meet-up this weekend! 
YAY!  ;)


Thursday, January 26, 2012

social stories and celebration center

I am still working on revamping my behavior system.  I started my Celebration Center board and social stories.

Here are some samples of my social stories:
I plan of making my selected students read their book right in the morning, right before they go to special and after any other important transition.

Here is the VERY beginning of my Celebration Board:

Ha!  Most of you could make this in 5 minutes- this took me.... 45 minutes and it is still crooked!  I am oober envious of people with artistic talent.  The funny thing is- this is more of measuring talent and I still couldn't do it!!!

I also purchased crowns that they can make, awards, one of those small cardboard treasure chests and filled it with tiny prizes.  I am also going to make little written awards like "You get to trade chairs with Mrs. LaSota!", "Healthy snack with Mrs. LaSota.", "Sit in the reading cave.", "You can be line leader,", You can do the teacher job for math warm-up." etc.

I want to buy really motivating and encouraging books so that they can read them.  I think Jamie Lee Curtis has written some good self-esteem books.  I could add one of those.

I also want to make a hall of fame and have the students autograph once they have visited the celebration center. 

I have to add something 3D so maybe some balloons or streamers????  I will have to borrow one of my very artsy and talented teammates to help me! 

Fun time is OVER- time to write my Friday newsletter!

GoOdNiGhT!  <--- See I do have some type of art talent!  :)


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Behavior Centers

I plan on adding two new items to my classroom:

1.  A Celebration Center
2.  A Reflection Center

I have scribbled in my notebook all of my plans, I have purchased some Scrappin' Doodles clip art and now I am workin' my rear off trying to finish all of my signs/ social stories etc. BEFORE Monday!

The more that I work- the more ideas keep coming along!

Here is a peak of a few things that I have finished:
These are a few of the signs that I made to hang in my Celebration Center.

These are some of the new behavior charts that I have been working on.  I tried to make the SWEET behavior chart cute and the other chart with my "old" (but hey I still like it!) clip art.

Is anyone able to predict the type of day that I might have had?  :)


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cute Graduation Gift Idea and New Student

One of my students' parents gave me a plastic bag with a book inside it today.  She said, "Umm... this is ummm... Well, I'm sure that you can figure it out!"

I was VERY intrigued.  My first inkling was that she signed up to be a mystery reader and that I had FORGOT!!!  This has not been the first time this year that I forgot to send home the reminder!  ARG!

I opened up the package after bus duty and found that it was the book, "Oh the Places You Will Go."

Inside the cover was a handwritten note from his kindergarten teacher!  Perhaps I am too sappy but I just gushed!  This is a book intended for each of his teachers to write a message!  I confirmed with his K teacher that she is going to give it to her son when he graduates.  I can't wait to write in it.  I know he wants to be a "LEGO engineer" when he grows up.  I will have to find a creative way to include that in my message. 

So, for all of you mamas out there with children that are not in school- I think that you should TOTALLY do this!  :)

For the past two years I have made "new student" bags.  Last year I NEVER received a new student and was bummed that I took the time at the beginning of the year to make these bags.  I however received a new student (to make is 25!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and was EXTREMELY happy that I had new student bags made!  It made it so much easier to manage a new kiddo on his/her first day!

The bag has necessary items for the student to start on the first day.  I also include a welcome letter usually and extra dictionaries, folders etc.  (However with such a large first grade class we only ordered 24 items and we have ZERO extra!)

Here is what the bag looks like:

These are a few items that they need to add to their desk:
This has their word work notebook, district sight word list, and Phonic's Dance notebook.

This has many of the forms that I give parents in their Welcome folder:

I have an "about my child form", Dates available for Mystery Readers, a Volunteer choice form, Dates that the students are our "Celebrity of the Week" and a permission slip to allow me to take and post photos and videos on the Internet.

These forms are general information forms for parents:
One form is a letter about healthy snack.  I have attached a list of healthy snack ideas.  I also have my welcome letter which has a lot of school information, explains our rules, clip chart and class store,  I also have a blank, "School Supplies Needed!" form.  This allows me to quickly inspect what items the child brings with them and I am able to write down what supplies that they still need. 

These items are needed to allow the student to feel "included":
I have a blank cubby tag, a blank desk tag and a blank behavior clip.

Having everything that you need all together makes it WORTH the extra time that it took in August to make these.  I usually make about 5 bags.  Sometimes I receive new students with 30 minute notice so that makes it easy to pull it all together!  ;)

I hope that you had a terrific Tuesday!  :)


Monday, January 23, 2012

Laffy Taffy Giveaway Winner!

I LOVE Mondays.  My students are usually very calm because they are very sleepy!  I hope you had a great day as well today!  ;)

Thanks to the friends who commented on my Laffy Taffy post.

The winner is....


Check your email for your prize!

Have a great Tuesday!  ;)


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pop-Up Cards

My students made pop-up cards for Christmas and I thought that we would also make them for Valentine's Day as writing choice.

Here are directions:
Fold a piece of card stock in half.

Cut 2 slits on the creased side of the folded paper.  I cut about 1 1/2 inches high and about 2- 2 1/2 inches wide.

Open up the paper.  Pull the rectangular shaped slit inside of the card.

The paper should be inside the card.  Close the card and crase the edges.

Open up the card and you should have your pop us base!

*Next, you need to add another piece of cardstock paper on the outside so you can't see the cut away.

*Make a heart, banner etc. and clue it on the vertical part of the pop up base.

My kids get VERY creative using these.  I also teach them how to make a pop- up beak as well and we make pop-up penguin cards.  ;)

Just a reminder that I will draw TOMORROW for who gets my free Laffy Taffy pack!  ;)

If you would like a chance to win, just leave a comment on the Laffy Taffy post with your email.  ;)

Have a great week!  ;)


Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Day in My Shoes Linky Party

Katie from Adventures in 6th Grade is having a Day in my shoes linky party.  I thought that I'd take a break from cleaning and link up!  ;)

This is a typical Tuesday- Thursday schedule.

5:30- My alarm goes off for the FIRST time.  I never give up on it being my goal to get up each morning!
(I hit snooze for about 50 minutes.  I just HATE waking up and getting out of a cozy bed!  ;) )

6:20- I FINALLY get out of bed and shower, dry my hair, get dressed.
(I have super thick hair and it takes FOREVER to dry my hair!)

7:05- I go downstairs and put on my shoes and quickly straighten my hair.

7:15- I leave for work.  And put my makeup on- on the way. 

7:50- I arrive at work and usually drop my purse and 800 bags off at the table outside of my room then head right to the copier to get in line to make copies of something that I usually made from the night before.

8:15 (I typically have a meeting which seems like at least 3 times a week)  If I don't I usually am working on a fundraiser or PTO stuff.

9:00- The students trickle in and I greet them/ remind them to turn in things and talk to them about their exciting news.  I also give rave reviews for the art work that usually about a third of them give me in the mornings that they did at home and tell them how much I love it and that I can't wait to show it to my husband.  I then send in lunch count and attendance.

9:35-10:05- RTI- so I teach a group of 6 students that are "bubble" reading kids.

10:5-10:15 Morning meeting- sharing stories, celebrity news, news for the day greeting etc.

10:15-11:25- Reading groups start and 2 K students come join my reading block time.

11:25-11:55- Inside recess.  My students play as I usually handle behavior discussion, write notes back to parents, check my email and if I have none- I just sit and talk to some of my students.  I also have to say, "How should we move during inside recess?" about 200 times.

11:55-12:25- My students go eat lunch.  I usually am folding books, running copies, filling a fundraiser order, and trying to eat lunch and talking the teacher's lounge.

12:25- 1:25 read aloud and writing workshop.  I am constantly moving around and stooping by students desks.  When I am feeling lazy I will roll from desk to desk on my chair.

1:25-1:40 inside recess.  I usually have about 5 emails by then and email people back.

1:40-2:40 Math-  I teach a math warm up whole group and then teach two guided math groups.  We end with problem solving whole group and an exit slip on some days.

2:40-3:15 special class.  I am usually straightening up my room from the items that I throw on my tables during the day.  I also start filing away materials that will be needed for next week.

3:15-3:30 We have peace meeting.  My students raise their hands and tell me about things that happened during the day that they didn't like.  I then discuss how they should handle the situation next time.  There is a lot of, "You need to use your words.  They may not know that you didn't think that it was funny unless you tell them..." talk.  I also read character education books and we talk about character education items.  We end the meeting with compliments.

3:30-3:40 the students pack up.

3:40- I stand at the classroom door and make students give me a high five or a hug as they leave

3:45- I walk to the K hallway and stand by my assigned bus students.

3:55 My bus is usually one of the last to arrive- so I take my students out to their bus.

3:55-5:00 I work on various things that have to be completed in my room.  (Organizing things for a volunteer etc.)
5:00-5:40 I drive home and feed my dogs.

5:40- I usually grab a snack because I never eat breakfast and just nibble for lunch.

5:40-7:00 I usually grade papers and decide what we will have for dinner and go to the store to get the ingredients(even though my hubby usually cooks because he is WAY better of a cook than I am.)

7:00-12:30ish I usually sit in front of the T.V. and make items, record grades, blog stalk, proteacher etc.  I take a break to eat dinner.

12:30- I go up to my room but usually play sudoku or blog stalk more and usually fall asleep around 1:30 or so.

Then I hear the alarm again at 5:30 and push snooze for an hour!  :)

Now my weekend schedule looks a lot like no school work until Sunday afternoon when I grade things.


Friday, January 20, 2012

Laffy Taffy

Is it bad that I am a little excited to get snowed in?  I REALLY want to force my hubby to play board games with me!  :)  Maybe I'll unplug the T.V. and pretend that it is broken after I post this.  ;)

I decided to take my Laffy Taffy Friday 1 step further...

I created, Lots of Laughs: Learning While Sharing Some Laughs.

These worksheets are going to be used to extend the learning of reading the Laffy Taffy jokes.

I have items to practice reading fluency, comprehension skills, handwriting, math facts, graphing and fractions.

Here is a peak:

I thought that I'd start something new.  From now on, each time that I post something new, I will give away it for FREE to one lucky person that comments.  :)

I will draw a name on Monday!  ;)  Please post a comment for a chance to win!  ;) 

(Please don't forget to leave your email!)


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Laffy Taffy Friday

It is that time of year... time to start Laffy Taffy Friday!  :)

If my students do well with read to someone during the week, on Friday they get to eat and read Laffy Taffy jokes to their partner and then we have book sharing time.

I started this 2 years ago as an incentive to well and also to "lighten" up my assessment day!  My students love it and at this point in the year, they are usually able to read the jokes on their Laffy Taffy!  ;)

You can buy a tub of 165 at Walmart for $12.97!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fluency RTI

Before I get into RTI, I just HAD to share:

It never fails- about this time each year during inside recess, I usually have about a 1/4 of my class that plays "school."

I ALWAYS listen in because I wonder, "Do I really sound like that or say that?"

Today, I had a little boy playing the principal.  He just sat at his desk and pretended to take a nap!  lol!  :-D

Most of the little girls took turns being the teacher.  I heard things like:
-"Move your clip down.  Now I want you to think about your your actions."  Then later on, I heard the same girl say, "What have you learned?  What are you going to do so that you can move your clip back up?  You are a good little girl and I know you can do it!  I will be watching.  (She did the two fingers pointing thing from her eyes to the little girl.)
-Another little girl said, "You are almost a second grade student.  I expect second grade behavior!"

I can't wait to listen in tomorrow.  So far so good!  Perhaps some of the good things are sticking!  I just need to know why the little boy thinks the principal naps in his office.  If this is true- perhaps I need to go back to school to get certified.  A nap during the day sounds grand!  ;)

On to RTI...

I was researching and looking around on TPT for some ideas for my RTI group that started today.  I ran into these little treasures and thought that I'd recommend them to you!  :)

This item has the first 600 Fry phrases.  She typed each of them on a rectangle and has the idea to copy them on yellow paper so that they look like french fries!  Our first grade RTI kids each have a clean McDonalds french fry box and are going to store their fry phrases in there!  It is super simple yet adorable!  ;)

This teacher is AMAZING!  You can tell that she puts in a lot of time researching with her products.  This item starts out with with word reading of similar looking words so it MAKES the students really look at the word.  Then she has fluency phrases at the bottom.  There are 17 (I think) pages.  There are also boxes with room to write the date and WPM.  I also checked out many of her other items like scaffolded worksheets etc.  This is right up my ally!  LOVE her!  ;)

Happy Tuesday!  ;)


Thursday, January 12, 2012

How to writing

This is what my little ones completed this week.

This is the ONLY art trick that I can do!  My kids LOVED it!

You can find it here.

Hopefully you have a great Friday!  (I'm crossing my fingers for a snow day to make it a 4 day weekend!) 


Monday, January 9, 2012

Interactive Math Warm Up

The interactive part (rolling dice, reveals etc.) has been broken on my Mimio Notebook software this year.  I just can't seem to figure it out!  I keep downloading Acrobat again and it still won't work!  I probably need to re download the Mimio Notebook software but I always find something more fun to do instead!  :)

I turned my math warm up items into something that even my software can handle!

Here are a few photos:
The fun practice items are "hiding" behind the gift.  I just drag something out!  I write what our focus is in the green box and highlight the skill on the hundred number chart.

Words and pictures of math skills that I have introduced are hidden behind the brain.  We pull out a skill and determine what we know.  I have a "Vanna" record how many items we discuss on the green chart.  pulled out a quarter to show you how they are "hiding."

Dry Erase Board Erasers

My students use dry erase boards daily during math.  We always use tissues or have to share dry erase erasers.  I went shopping today and found a 12 pair pack of men's black socks for $8.99.  I have EXACTLY 24 students so it was perfect!  We are going to use the socks to erase their boards.  :)
As an added bonus- when I open the pack, it will be an extra math lesson about pairs, doubles and fractions!  :)  I LOVE fitting in those random math lessons!

Have a great Tuesday!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Generic Fiction and Nonfiction Templates

Happy Sunday!  ;)

I have been busy working on a how-to packet.  I forgot that I have a generic publishing template on my computer so I thought that I'd share it with you!

If you would like a copy- just comment with your email address and I will send it to you for free.  :)

I stopped using google docs because it jumbled up most of my font.  Someday I will learn how to use it better! 

You can check it out here on TPT.

Have a terrific week! 


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Super Sale is OVER...

However I left a few things for ONLY 50 cents.  I will change them back Friday evening.  ;)

My Generic Writing Workshop templates.  I use these DAILY.  If you need more instructions- just shoot me an email and I would love to give my long winded explanations!  ;)

My Math Warm-Up.  My kids have been loving it! 

My Token Economy pack.  This has a cashier sheet that I fill out prior to the store to differentiate the money practice that my students use during the store, a receipt, money signs etc.

My What is in a Year Booklet.  This was a nice and calm activity for the first week back from break!  ;)

I also marked most of my products on a reduced rate instead of full price.  We all need a little wiggle room after Christmas spending!  :)

I'm off to grade papers, write my newsletter and enjoy all of the prime time shows that are coming back on T.V.!  ;)

Have a great Friday!  :)


Wednesday, January 4, 2012


The past 2 days back have been amazing!  My students have been a tad bit talkative but seem to be fighting less and willing to learn!  We had such an amazing day today.  The librarian was even gushing with how well behaved my class was!

I wanted to pay it forward with my good mood- so until I log in tomorrow (which will probably be about 7:00 P.M.) everything in my TPT store will be on sale for 50 cents!  ;)

If you have had anything on your wish list- now is the time to get it!  :)

Have a great week!  :)

Here is the link to my TPT store- hurry up and go get your really cheap stuff!  :)  (Well, give me a few minutes after I post this to change the prices first!)  :)


Monday, January 2, 2012

Math Warm-Up

I am ALMOST ready to go back to work tomorrow!  I have been working all day preparing for it.  ;)

I have been working on updating my math meeting.  I FINALLY finished making a nice copy today. 

Here is a peak:
You start with students making facts using the date.  This is something that keeps my students "busy" as they are getting their drinks and putting their snack on their desk before we start our meeting. 

The next part of the meeting is Counting Review.  I have many review cards made.  You can choose a different card for a week or use a different one each day. 
I also made counting choice cards which are used to make this exciting when needed.  Examples of this are: "Count while holding your nose."

The next part of the meeting is Tell Me What You Know.  As you teach skills, you can add the card.  You draw out a card and can have your students tell you as much as they know about the skill.  This is so that you can review and practice skills all year.

This is another option for Tell Me What You Know.  You can use the spinners to determine the type of question students will have to answer about the skill.  The questions are simple enough so that it makes it broad enough for any skill.

If you would like to get your own- you can find it here!

Happy 1st day back to many of you tomorrow!  I am definitely going to stop at the gas station and buy a few Mt. Dew's to get through the day!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Back to School!

I have started a lot of lesson planning because my mini vacation is over on Tuesday! :(

Here is something that I have been working on today:
This is a cut and paste booklet to discuss what is a year.  It is for sale at TPT here.

It is back to lesson planning for me!  I hope everyone had a great new year!  :)