Sunday, April 28, 2013

It's an Instagram Linky Party {Teacher Talk Tuesday}

Teachers taking over Instagram...sounds like a lot of fun to me!!  I am linking up with Rachelle from What The Teacher Wants and Michelle from Apples and ABC's to share a little love!  Please link up and join us for a little "Picture Fun".
Here's the big idea...each Tuesday we will link up and share photos from our little classrooms.  Teachers from near and far will be able to create and grow together.
Follow us with the hashtag#:
#teachertalktuesday
Here are a couple of my new photos:


Come by and follow me {HERE}
or @theteachingqueen

Join the party, and link up so we can easily search each other!
See you soon... #teachertalktuesday!

:) Melanie

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Love Your Earth {An Earth Day Giveaway}

 Stephanie McMahon at First Grade Fingerprints and I are teaming up again to host a great giveaway!  We have over $40 in TpT Product for you all to celebrate Earth Day!!!  Take a look at all of our great products!!!
 
 

 
 
And for our middle school teachers,
Here's a little something for you too!
 

We hope you get yourself registered to win some great products!
 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Growing a Garden of Learners

We are working hard this week.  My best teaching friend, Erica McKimmey and I have started team teaching our Science Mini Units!  We each spend a week teaching our own students and then we switch kids and teach the same unit again to each others students!  It is definitely one of our favorite parts of the last six weeks of school!  It is a great change for us and our little antsy learners!  This week is plants for me and weather for Erica!  Take a peek at my Mini Learning Unit on the Life Cycle of Plants!  It's super cute and an easy add on to my already growing unit!
It's just a click away!  You can get it at my TpT Store! 
We've also been working hard in my newest literacy station pack Grow, Garden, Grow!
Check out my little sweeties hard at work and don't forget to drop by my TpT to grab your station set!  It is a GARDEN of FUN!


Sorting 'oi' and 'oy' words.


Homophone Memory!


Plant Life Cycle!


Sentence Building!


Springtime Riddles!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spring is in the air....FINALLY!!!

After what has felt like the longest winter ever...it is finally starting to feel like spring out there and is finally motivating me to get some stuff completed!  I took a few weeks off and now I am back to business and the creative juices have been flowing.  This week my student's have been working hard with my newest station:
{A Math and Literacy Based Unit of Study}
 

 You can get it at my TpT store now! 
Pictures of my kiddos using this new station set coming soon!
 
 I also did some cleaning up and finishing up some things... I uploaded my Dental Health Mini Unit too.  It is a little late but, oh so adorable!  My kiddos loved using this one last month!
 

Get Dental Do's and Don'ts Here

I promise to be on here more....no more breaks for me!  We are officially on the countdown to summer!  Yay!