Five for Friday Linky Party March 10, 2017 and Giveaway!

Five for Friday
Doodle Bugs Teaching
March 10, 2017

Awesome Art Supplies & Contest
Thin Stix Review

The Pencil Grip Thin Stix 12 pack of Super Quick Drying Solid Tempera Paints

After receiving these little cuties, I decided to create a fun Spring door display. Here is what I did using the Thin Stixs.

I also wanted my daughter to have some fun so I asked her to make me a sample Easter egg project so I can use it as an example in my classroom in the next few weeks. Here is what she made and WOW!, these Thin Stixs were awesome for adding little details. Did I mention how fast the paint dries too? Well, it dries in less than 90 seconds.

I even had her write her name to see if these Thin Stixs would work better than the fatter ones. I was right, her name turned out great!

Here is the final project. It took her around 5 min. to complete this authentic student-created Easter eggs. I want to thank Thin Stix's for allowing us the chance to play with this great new product. 

Giveaway Time!
Do you like this product? Well, guess what? 
You can have a chance to win your own FREE set.
Here are the rules:
1. Visit my Facebook Page (click on the link below).
2. Like my page and share with a friend; make sure you tag your friend in the share.
3. Answer this question in detail: 
What is your favorite spring activity to teach in the classroom?
I will choose a winner next Friday, March 17th- St. Patrick's Day!!!

St. Patrick's Day Fun Activities
Have you tried my Mentor Text Lesson Plans yet? 
Here is a great one for our upcoming holiday.

Technology Tidbit
I have been using Quizzizz in my classroom to test comprehension. If you have not used it before it is very fun and engaging for students. The best part is the test is automatically graded for you so you get instant results as well as the student. Here are some pictures of my students using this cool testing game-based learning tool. If you are interested, check out this link to their website:

The kids laugh at the silly memes that come with it too.
The memes are customizable or if you don't have time, they have some preset that you can use.

A Freebie for You!

Spring is in the Air 
(at least here in Atlanta)
Well, here are two pictures of the fun things we are doing here in the south. 
Bike Riding

Please check out my TPT store for a Spring Cleaning Sale! 20% off all products on March 10-13th.

Columbus Day Freebie

Columbus Day Freebie!
Visit my TPT store for the download: 

Columbus Day Freebie With Map Skills

3 Pages Free
Map Skills Covered: 
Compass Rose
Cardinal directions
Intermediate directions
Using a letter/grid system
Creativity; students can make their own map (journey) and symbols


Classroom Decor Packet: Black and White With Pops of Color!

Classroom Decor Packet: Black and White With Pops of Color!

I just posted this packet in my TPT store!

Here are some pictures of this packet in the real world.

Schedule Items

Word Wall Letters

Hall Passes

Choose Your lunch Items

Reading Center Signs
Book Bin Labels
Supplies Labels

Vocabulary Word Wall Sample

How many days have we been in school chart for calendar wall.
I usually let students add a sticker for each day we are in school.

Charts included: Schedule, specials, dismissal

Binder Covers

Binder Spine Labels

Best Year Ever Bonus Sale! Aug. 22nd ONLY 2016

Get Ready for the Best Year Ever Bonus Sale Day!
I know my cart is already full. 
Go check out my store and you will get 20% off everything, plus an additional discount from TPT. Just use the code: ONE DAYwhen you check out. 
Happy Shopping!


Back to School Mentor Text Lesson Plans

Back to School 
Mentor Text Lesson Plans
Featuring: First Day Jitters
By: Julie Danneberg

Sample Mini Lesons and Printables with Interactive Printables


Custom Design By Corinne Kelley @ The Cutest Blog on the Block