Saturday, April 19, 2014

Five for Friday . . . on Saturday (and a Sale)

Happy Easter Weekend!  It was so nice to have yesterday off . . . unfortunately I was under the weather so that's why this is a "Five for Friday . . . on Saturday" post.

But first, we are having an Easter Sale this weekend on TPT!!
Our entire stores will be 20% off Sunday and Monday!!!  I know I have a lot on my wish list and I can't wait to fill up my cart!  Click on the pics below to start shopping.
Carrie's Store
Caitlin's Store

Excited to link up again with Doodle Bugs Teaching

This week we started our animal unit - one my favorite units!!!  And as part of our unit, we are taking a field trip to Shedd Aquarium next week.  Our first trip of the year . . . can't wait!!  We are learning about the different habitats first.  After we study each one, the students will work in groups to do more research on a specific habitat and then each student will create a mystery animal box. 
I'm excited to start using my animals and habits unit again this year!

And I just got these new books in from Amazon to use with our mystery animal project.

We started our money unit this week.  My kiddos were so excited to practice counting coins.  They are obsessed with the half dollar!   

I love seeing how my students are growing as readers and writers.  This week, my guided reading groups were focusing on text features in their nonfiction books.  We took a little scavenger hunt thru our habitat books. 
One group was working on writing biographies with the ELL teacher.  I was so proud of each student as they shared the biography they wrote about their partner with the class.  They did such a good job!!  Lots of details and complete sentences - which we've been working on all year!!

I finally finished my Rockin' Out Double Digit Addition Unit and added it to my TPT store!!  This common core aligned unit incorporates both traditional addition with regrouping and the open number line concept. 
My students loved playing the different games.  One of their favorite was the QR Code activity using the iPads.  This unit is full of posters, centers, independent practice, games, practice papers, word problems, and technology.  It is differentiated into four different groups for each activity - without regrouping, with regrouping, both regrouping and no regrouping, and 3-digit addition.

And finally, many things to celebrate this week!! 
First, it's the second installment of Saturdays of Spring Freebies over at The Collaboration Connection.  You MUST check it out!!  There are some fantastic freebies just for you!
I have included my exclusive freebie Spin Me Round - an addition game from my Rockin' Out Addition Unit.
Second, we have reached a major milestone!  We have over 1,000 followers on Instgram!!!  I still can't believe it!!  I am obsessed with IG and love finding new ideas from amazing teachers on Instagram.  I am soooooo excited that we have over 1,000 amazing followers!!!  
If you aren't following us, our user name is tabletalkwithcandc.

I'm also very close to reaching a personal milestone on TPT - 400 followers.  I'm 'this' close!  When I get there, be on the lookout for a giveaway!!!

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and a Happy Easter!


  1. I just added one more to your store! Didn't realize I wasn't following... all fixed now!