Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Sunday Scoop (Linking up!)

Linking up with the Teaching Trio for their Sunday Scoop this week!  What a cute graphic they've used!!!  

Thanks for stopping by! :)

New Poke Card set is up on TPT

I created a new Poke Card set for nouns that includes 2 specific noun topics.  The first topic is concrete/abstract nouns. The second is singular, plural, and collective nouns.  Answers are included (make sure you mark them on the back before you hole punch) as well as extra blank cards at the end.

Noun Poke Cards (Advanced level)

Check them out at my TPT store when you get a chance.

Any requests for Poke Card topics?  Feel free to post in the comments or email me at

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Welcome Friends, New and Old!

This past weekend, I presented some ideas at the annual conference for the Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MITESOL).

Dave from Learning is the Game and I presented a workshop titled "Hands On with the Common Core."  Participants got a chance to create their own Poke Cards, Foldables, Matching Games, and Flyswatter/Egg Flipping Games.

Here's my latest Poke Card Set.  I'm almost done with the next one, too!  The next one will cover concrete/abstract nouns and singular/plural/collective nouns.  Follow me on TPT to know when it gets posted. 
Nouns, Verb, and Adjectives Poke Cards for Independent Practice

Homophones Matching Game

These are some of Dave's awesome products.  He's been working with ESL students from Kindergarten to 8th Grade, so he's got a variety of materials in his store. I use his Government foldable and his equivalent fractions flies in my 5th grade classroom.  My students love his stuff!  (And that means I love using it to teach, too!)
Long Vowel Sort and Write Silent-e

3 Branches of Government Study Guide Foldable

Equivalent Fractions Fly Swatter

The start of this school year has been busy, and preparing for this conference has set me a bit behind in some of my plans for my projects.  Lots of new things coming your way, plus several new Fun Friday ideas!  If you haven't "followed me" yet, please take a moment to choose a method (Facebook, Pinterest, Blog Lovin, Blogger, etc) so you don't miss any great stuff! 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Favorite Videos for 5th: Noun Song from Grammaropolis - "Noun Town"

This video is so fun and catchy, I woke up singing it in the middle of the night!  I know my students are going to remember this one.

I really liked how this song explains collective nouns, compound nouns, and concrete vs. abstract nouns.  By 5th grade, my students are beyond the proper vs common, but they struggle with abstract and collective nouns.  This video was so engaging and made the learning so much fun!