Ideas for Not Teaching a Boring Contraction Lesson & a Freebie

By | August 31st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hi everyone! Today, I want to share some ideas for teaching contractions that will help you cover all the bases of various learning styles, and yes, you read the title correct. I also have an

Assessing Students’ Technology Work

By | July 23rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hi everyone! Today, I want to talk tech. Specifically, I want to talk about assessing students' technology work. I know many years ago when the technology was not as advanced as it was today, I

Teacher Hacks & Organization Inspiration

By | June 24th, 2016|Categories: Classroom Organization & Management|

Hi everyone! I wanted to share some organizing inspiration and teacher hacks! Teacher Hack and Idea #1: Contrary to what the clear tape people told you, student name plates do not need to be a permanent

Building up with Bossy R {Activity Ideas & a Freebie!}

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Phonemic Awareness, phonics, Word Work|Tags: |

Hi everyone! Today, I wanted to discuss good old Bossy R and how to build up from phonemic awareness to higher order thinking. Of course, it will incorporate some activities and include a freebie. I

Those Diphthongs

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: Phonemic Awareness, phonics, Word Work|Tags: |

Hi everyone! Today, I wanted to discuss those diphthongs and how to build up from phonemic awareness to higher order thinking. Of course, it will incorporate some inspiring ideas. ūüėČ If you have read the

An Organized School Year

By | June 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

As I am wrapping up the school year, I've come to the realization that one thing I could have done better to make my year easier is be more organized. Sure, I survived off of

Ideas for Not Teaching a Boring Adjective Lesson

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: Grammar|Tags: |

  Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you several ideas for teaching adjectives, so you never have a boring adjective lesson again! (And sorry about the stinky skunk pic. Made me laugh, so I

End of the Year Memory Video

By | May 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

  Hi everyone! I had an idea several months ago. What if students read through some or all of their memory books on video, and the video was shared with parents as a keepsake gift?

Getting Started with Using Google Apps in the Classroom: A Round Up of Links

By | March 30th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

¬†Hi everyone! I have set-up this blogpost to be a source for those who want to use Google‚ĄĘapps within their walls, but don't know where to look to get started. Now I really recommend you

Educational Inspiration for St. Patrick’s Day

By | February 18th, 2016|Categories: St. Patrick's Day|

Hi everyone! I want to share some inspiration for those who are still able to incorporate holiday activities in the classroom. First, I have to say, I LOVE LOVE the story of St. Patrick. When

Teaching Ideas for Place Value & Two Freebies

By | February 12th, 2016|Categories: Math, Place Value|Tags: |

Hi everyone! I want to share some tips about learning place value. Having a deep root in understanding place value plays such an important role in grasping math. This post is geared for teaching place

Blending those Blends & Free Blend Posters

By | February 1st, 2016|Categories: Freebies, phonics|

Hi everyone! I wanted to share some ideas for teaching blends in the classroom and a freebie to be able to do just that! Idea #1: Incorporate phonemic awareness in the morning through fun chants.

Sharing Some Love with A Treasure Hunt Giveaway

By | January 31st, 2016|Categories: Giveaways|

****Update: The winner has been selected! Congrats to Lisa K! Thank you everyone for some treasure hunting fun! I hope you enjoyed the freebies!****Hi everyone! I've teamed up with some other awesome teacher-authors to share

Tips for Increasing Vocabulary and a Free Sample

By | November 15th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

  Hi everyone! Today, I am going to share some tips on how to increase vocabulary during reading. Vocabulary is so important for deepening reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. It is an essential ingredient

Prefix Thanksgiving Turkey Craft Freebie

By | November 11th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hi everyone! Tis' the season to be thankful. One thing I am incredibly grateful for is the ability to share my talents with so many educators from all over. I am sharing this Thanksgiving Turkey

The Interactive Notebook Template Types

By | July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Interactive Notebooks, Interview with a Notebook Template|

Hi everyone! Today, I am sharing the template types and some inspiring ideas. The first template type is the accordion. The accordion is a template that folds up like an accordion. It's unique shape can

Getting Googly Eyed with Multiplication and a Freebie

By | April 28th, 2015|Categories: learning crafts, Math|

I'm always looking for ways to make things hands-on and fun. For this Learning with Your Craft Stash post, I was challenged with an anything goes for this blogpost. I actually found this challenge the

Learning Sight Words with Scrapbook Paper

By | April 17th, 2015|Categories: learning crafts, sight words|

Hi everyone! I am linking up with Life Over C's Learning with Your Craft Stash. Today, the craft item is scrapbook paper. Now, I don't know about you, but I have a big crate full

Oa, Oe, Ow, Oa, Oe The Vowel Teams

By | April 12th, 2015|Categories: hands-on, Interactive Notebooks, phonics, Reading|

(Sing title to the tune of a famous boy band song from quite a few decades ago. I won't say which one, but it you get if right, you got the right stuff, lol!) You

Learning with Straws from Your Craft Stash & a Freebie!

By | April 7th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hi everyone! I am linking up with other bloggers to share learning ideas that can be done with your craft stash. Now, this will be a 21-day event covering many different craft materials you might

New Twist on Coloring Easter Eggs & Happy Easter!

By | April 3rd, 2015|Categories: Easter, Spiritual Sweets|

Hi everyone! Hope you all have a fantastic Easter! My son and I had some fun today coloring our Easter eggs. I was just about to wake up last week, and literally a picture like

Improving Math Facts Fluency

By | February 10th, 2015|Categories: Math, Math Fluency|

Fluency with math facts is an important skill. No doubt. Yes, students should have lots of opportunity to gain firm understanding of the thinking behind these simple math equations. Don't stash those counters just yet!

100th Day of School‚Ķ.Let’s Celebrate!

By | January 14th, 2015|Categories: 100th Day of School|

Don't you just love the fun of the 100th day of school? Counting the days of school is such a great, fun way to incorporate number recognition, counting skills, place value, and more! My favorite

Can You Guess Where I am in My Logo Picture?

By | January 9th, 2015|Categories: Logo Story|

I am joining in on a fun linky party, where we share the fun stories behind our logos. I am linking up with Jenny K. So can you guess where I am in my logo

Interview with an Accordion

By | December 3rd, 2014|Categories: Interactive Notebooks, Interview with a Notebook Template|

   Today, I am "interviewing" the accordion template.   1. What is an accordion template? An accordion template is a unique type of interactive notebook template. It consists of a paper that is folded just

Gimme 5 Blog Hop

By | August 19th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hi everyone! Tomorrow there is another site wide sale going on! Yay! I love stocking up at site wide sales! My store will be 20% off tomorrow! (Spoiler Alert: I am about to release some

Engaging Alphabet Activities, Ideas & a Free Alphabet Flip Book!

By | August 6th, 2014|Categories: phonics, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Hi everyone! Today, I wanted to share some engaging alphabet activities and ideas to help students learn those letters and beginning sounds.  Ideally, all first graders should come to class knowing these. Even in kindergarten,

Three Million Strong Sale & an Interactive Notebook Freebie

By | February 27th, 2014|Categories: Sale Shout|

Click on the image to link to Blog Hoppin' to find out about more stores throwing sales! Don't you just love site wide sales at TPT? I sure do. I can't decide if I like

Happy 2014!!! Linking up with Blog Hoppin’ Day 2

By | January 2nd, 2014|Categories: Handcrafted, Ramblings|

  I am linking up with blog hoppin' for Day 2. When I am not making graphic art or making teaching products, I like to make my own bath and beauty products. My favorite things

Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas: Enjoy Some Freebies!

By | December 8th, 2013|Categories: Christmas, Freebies, Interactive Notebooks, Math|

I want to say thank you for all the attention my little store has been receiving since late October. It truly has been an answered prayer for me because it seemed the doors were shut

Candy Corn Bunting Freebie

By | October 27th, 2013|Categories: Fall, Freebies|

This is from a fall festival for little bear and his friends. I love candy corn, candy apples, pumpkins, and everything orange this time of year...so I did not have to dig deep for inspiration.

Say What?

By | October 21st, 2013|Categories: Interactive Notebooks, Reading|

        Saturday night,¬†I felt like I was up all night giving birth! Kid you not! And well, I kind of gave birth to an Interactive Reading Notebook for Non-Fiction with cuteness added.

Inspiration in a Download

By | October 17th, 2013|Categories: Spiritual Sweets|

I love, love, love God's word. It is what keeps me ticking. It is my source of hope, direction, and guidance. My family and I have been working on memorizing scriptures. To help, I decided

Space, Sight Words, a Light Sword, and a Freebie Link

By | October 13th, 2013|Categories: Reading|

For learning sight words this year, I have flowed with my son's interests with space. I did not actually make this adorable space word wall set myself, but I did find it as a freebie

Would You Like an Interactive Notebook Freebie?

By | October 3rd, 2013|Categories: Interactive Notebooks, Math|

        You heard that right! An interactive notebook freebie! ¬†They are so useful for so many reasons. First, they are interactive. That means children can interact with the notebook like an interactive

Is It Foolish?

By | September 30th, 2013|Categories: Spiritual Sweets|

As I was eating lunch, I prayed my heart out to Jesus asking him to forgive me of all my stupidity with debt and to free me from its bondage. I confessed how I have

Welcome to The Candy Class Blog!

By | July 21st, 2013|Categories: Ramblings|

Hi! Welcome to the official blog for The Candy Class. I had some spare time, so I thought I get this blog started. It will be a work in progress for now while I continue