Saturday, January 5, 2013

Visual Plans And New Year's Freebie

Wow thank you for all the amazing feedback on my classroom pictures!
 I just wish you could come with me to school and be my BFF cheerleader team teacher all day!!  Wouldn't that be SO fun?

To be honest, it won't be quite the same without Adam Levine blasting out of my smart board speakers as I casually  prepare the room for Monday.  But we could partake in all the other super fun social activities of my day...

We could eat lunch together run copies as we wait for our lean cuisine spring Thai rolls to warm up in the microwave.

We could chat outside during a sunny Texas recess stand at our separate stations and shiver while humming, "All by myyyyyyseeeeeeeelf." (glee style)

We could celebrate the stories and trinkets our students bring in to share enforce dreamsquashing while still love and hug on those sweet little cuties.

We could casually catch up on each other's family life set up the entire afternoon's engaging lessons, make 2 parent phone calls, and hunt down some chocolate during our prep period.

And we could enjoy the fresh smell of brand new crayons together!!!

I'm not embarrassed to say that my excitement of the new crayons is probably what is getting me out of bed on Monday morning when my alarm goes off at 4:40am.

please......excuse me......just a minute......




So to kick off the first morning of 2013 with my kiddos I made a freebie for us all! 
Just click the picture to download yourself a copy.  I run these back to back each day.
Even if you already had to go back, this will fit right in any time you like in January!

 And while you are in the clicking mood, here are this week's lesson plans.  Just click to open and then click anything that looks interesting to you to be taken to where it came from.

Have a great weekend!  Best of luck on Monday!  


  1. Oh I just love reading your posts... 'dreamsquashing' haha! I am loving your room all ready and organized for a new year. Good luck on Monday!

    Kindergarten Kidlets

  2. Thanks for the freebie and I am in LOVE with you visual plan....what an awesome idea! I just might be stealing...ummm borrowing this idea!
    I have a give-away going over at my blog for my Snow Much Fun Winter Math and Literacy Unit. Maybe you can come check it out1
    Buggy for First Grade

  3. Your scratch-outs are HiLaRiOuS! What a creative thinker you are. Thanks for the Saturday smile.


  4. Your post was hilarious (and so true)! I'm a closet crayon lover myself. There is nothing better than a brand new box of pointy crayons! My students get a new box at the beginning of each new trimester. It definitely excites me more than them!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  5. I hope to one day be able to do my lesson plans this way!!! Thanks for the morning work!

  6. I'll come be your cheerleader if you'll do my lesson plans....I don't even have mine started let alone all cute and clickable like you do....teach me teach me!!! Happy New Year friend:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  7. I had the wailing and sobbing on Tuesday, we are back in below zero weather, it is supposed to warm up to the teens next week. I love your morning work, I purchased it this fall, we do it every morning. Your posts are always so fun.
    Have a good week.

  8. This was such a fun post to read! It made me smile all the way through. I would love to come be your BFF cheerleader for the day! I am sure I could learn so much from your teaching!

    New crayons smell the best! They smell just a bit sweeter when they only cost a penny during the back to school sales though!

    I love your freebie but I just had a quick question. Could you possibly make one with a blank year or do you plan on re-making the freebie next year? I would love to use it then!


  9. I second Sharon, your visual lesson plans are amazing! I have already made the idea my own and I love it! And I'm hoping to use the snowman bulletin board idea in my own classroom. It's just too cute not to use! Thanks for all the great ideas!


  10. 4:40 makes me feel a little better about 6 a.m. this Monday.....of course, I do have Feb. to look forward daughter and I are going to see Mr. L and Maroon Five.......he can play in my room anyday !!! Happy New Year :)

  11. Do you teach whole group reading?

  12. I had a question where to find your ocean level science lesson. I looked on your science unit page and didn't see anything. Can you do a blog post or email me where to find your lessons?

  13. I agree with Tara! I will come be your cheerleader if you make awesome lesson plans for me each week! Lol Hope you have a great day back!
    Sample’s Superstars

  14. You are too funny, I love it! 4:40, wow that's early. I love your lesson plans by the way. They are gorgeous and such a great way to see everything.

    Darling Little Learners


  16. I forgot to say that I'm headed over to your tpt right now to check out your entire set. And your post is so funny (and so true). Love your lesson plans too!! Thanks again for sharing!!!!!

  17. Thanks for sharing these freebies! I love the robots in the post. I too have to get up on Monday after sleeping til 9 or 10 each day of break. Well, at least the kids don't come until Wednesday and then next week is a short week too!
    Teachin' First

  18. Ack- I think I'm not clicking your master plan correctly because it won't link to anything. Am I the only one?

    1. Figured it out. You have to download the master lesson plan first. Can't just clickthe Google Doc display (for anyone else tech challenged).

  19. love reading your blog :) Thanks for some inspiration! :)

  20. Love your lesson plans! Where do you find the time?!?! Good luck with the 4:40 wake up! :)

  21. Too funny! I would love to visit your classroom. I'll even bring the Godiva chocolates. : )