Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Text Formats

I am absolutely sure I have found the reason Oklahoma scores low on Research and information. It has to be an evil plan! JK
Seriously there was not a whole lot out there for text formats but what I did find was fabulous!
I found this amazing anchor chart and had to do my own!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Multiplication Math Facts

It's me again Margaret! I have finally had time to get on here and do something! I have had so much going on but finally I have help! I just love my new partner teacher!
I have had to teach  a new grade in a new building since September, all by myself and try to cover 2 classes. It just didn't work guys. I was in over my head and drowning! I have had almost 7 weeks with a partner now and am starting to realize there is still life out here!!
So, my new teaching partner (TP) is professional, smart, and a big blessing to me! I will not share her so don't try and steal her! LOL

I have a confession. I have not started multiplication drills with my kiddos and am just getting started so we, yes my TP and I, have looked all over Pinterest and TPT for help. I found many wonderful things, but not exactly what I was looking for. So, I quickly created a something I will try and wanted to share it with anyone interested. It is completely editable so feel free to edit away!

Math Fact Log

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Day to Day

Bloggers help! I am wanting to know how you teach Common Core Standards day to day. I see everyone's amazing cutesy thematic lessons for holidays, special occasions, and seasons. But, I was wondering what CCSS look like daily. You know like are you still using a phonics program? Is the basal completely gone? 
Being new to Kinder I have so many options but find myself going back to what was familiar. Is there anyone out there who is reading this blog that can help? 
Am I the only one still confused with CCSS? I hope I am being clear, I know TPT has lots of cute things, I have created some myself:). And Pinterest, wow! Lots of cute ideas. I am just wondering about the day to day happenings. I know that your classroom can be completely TPT and Pinterest filled, but how are you teaching the letter sounds not center activities but what does a letter activity look like with CCSS?
I am dying here and driving my hubs crazy! Imagine that!


Look What I found!

  Simply Kinder

You have got to check out Simply Kinder's Rafflecopter giveaway! I just happened upon it and am so hoping to win!

This is short as I find more I will add them here!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

RTI Resource Binder

Hello y'all!Hello everyone I just wanted to show a simple binder that I put together. I have a ton of resources, tracking sheets, etc. So, today I decided to put them nicely in a binder. I use the file box for my RTI toolkit and will pull what I need from my RTI resource binder. It is not cutesy, but I hope it will be functional because using my file cabinet drives me crazy. I can never find what I am looking for. Hmmm. Next project? Maybe clean out the file cabinets. LOL!

I started with a huge 3 ring binder
Not cute now, but I can change that later:)
I used plain manila folders to divide the sections. I thought I could also maybe add sticky notes if needed on these.
I just love sheet protectors! They keep everything so clean and perfect! LOL

So, I have sections for Phonological Awareness, Phonics, HFW, and Fluency. Just thought I would share:) Have a nice night!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Ok, everyone now I am back...from outer-space...you should've changed that stupid lock....you should've made me loose the key,...

I am not sure if updating this blog is best, or if deleting it and starting a new one is the way I should go?!! Help, Please comment and tell me!

Here is what has been going on in my class and life!
I went to my first Cowboy's game!
Here we are at organized chaos time differentiated instruction!

Even with their dots on their face you can tell the are all engaged!
I have to say, I am lovin' Kindergarten!!! And this is a really great group of kiddos! I have 17 amazing students and an awesome classroom with plenty of storage!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


 anyone still out there? Ok so I have moved to a new house, which I love,  New School, which I love, and new assignment, Kindergarten!

 scared but exciting! I am having to start everything almost completely over and when am I going to have the time to learn everything with all the packing and unpacking?
And what is the deal with CCSS? I mean is it in or out?
And no more Tulsa model now I'm learning Marzano. I have reading assignment before school starts.
Still I must say I am very happy with all these changes!