Monday, September 1, 2014

Whatcha doin'?

I love reading the Currently's that Farley hosts because I am nosy by nature and I love to know what everyone else is thinking and doing!  So, I'm linking up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade to let you know what I'm Currently thinking about.

I'm working in my office and listening to one of my favorite bands (I have so many faves though!)
Big Daddy Weave is definitely in the top...right up there with Bon Jovi..two different genres of music but love them both!
This is the song that is playing as I type.

I'm LOVING Kid Writing!  Ha!  My three sweet grandbabies were here for the long weekend and we cut a Uhaul wardrobe box to make them a little Toy Shop/Cafe and they played in that thing for hours.
This is MacKenzie (5) working the counter.  :)

and here's the menu which brings me to Kid Writing.  Let me help you out.
Would you like a kidsmells?  (kids meal)
How about a Ummm....that's supposed to spell coke.  :)  Your other choices are Sprite, Sunny D. or sweet and unsweet tea.  I asked how they did such a great job on the spelling and MacKenzie said,  "DEEDEE (with emphasis) we looked in the refrigedador (her pronounciation) HELLO!!! (where does she get her sassy pants from?).

Its hard to see in this pic but you can also buy a puzzle.
It's a 24 pc. puzzle and they said it was $1. for each piece.  These girls know how to make some money.

I'm thinking about our house addition.  I'm wanting it to be finished.
I'm needing it to be finished.  Messes drive me slap crazy and this is one hot mess!!!

What are we adding on you ask?
We are adding a guest house for my daughter, Taylor and her husband Nick.
They work for Disney and Taylor is also in school to be a teacher.
So while I disguise it as,
"I don't want y'all to move out and struggle."  
The truth is...I don't want my children to leave home. Like.ever. 

Trips!  I'm planning a trip to Texas sometime this month because my Nanny who is my only living grandparent isn't doing so well and I need to get on a plane and go see her... and while I'm there I'm going to eat at my favorite place of ALL TIME!  Taco Villa!
I took this picture last time I was there and sent it to my daughter, Britni to torture her.  Yes. It is that GOOD!  It ranks right up there with Whataburger! another one of my Texas faves. Any Texas folks reading? Can I get an Amen?

I would also love to go to Hawaii.  I have never been and I really want to go!

I'd also love to go on a Disney cruise again.  We took these sweeties two years ago and it was such an amazing trip.

even the big kids love it!

Have a GREAT week, y'all!!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sight Words that Stick! Working on Fluency

I've teamed up with Stephanie Stewart from Falling into First to bring you this amazing resource. 

Dolch words are some of the most frequently used words in the English language. The Dolch words comprise approximately 60-75% of what is printed in almost any piece of children’s literature. These sight word sentence fluency cards cover the words on the Pre-primer and Primer lists. 

When you present sight words in short sentences rather than in isolation children are more likely to remember them because they develop an understanding of the word’s significance and meaning. Each sight word includes a picture to help give support to those who need it.

There are 27 pages of easy to print and cut sight word cards {3 pages per list}. 
Simply print on colored cardstock, laminate, & cut! Easy, Peasy!

We have broken the words into 9 colorful lists. There are 27 pages of easy to print and cut sight word cards {3 pages per list}. 
Included in this resource are:
*Covers to add to the card rings
*27 pages of cards for a total of 162 cards
*9 sight word fluency sheets
*Sight Words Fluency Data book for students to track progress
*Two other versions of recording sheets to tract data
*Powerpoint which contains EDITABLE SHEETS so that you can make it your own.

It's on sale for 48 hours and you can view it by clicking on the cover.

The Dolch First Grade words are coming soon!!

Stephanie also has a set similar to these for Fry Words (in case you use Fry words rather than Dolch words.)  She has some great tips for how to store and use these cards.  You can read about how to use these cards HERE.

Friday, August 29, 2014

A 48-Hour Freebie and a "SECRET" Special!

Currently in the "Free Download Window".... SECRET STORIES Guided Reader- "My Classmates"
(*If downloaded before 10pm Friday, please download again as was incomplete :)

Hi, this is Katie Garner.  I'm here today with another guest blog post.

For all those who follow my blog, last week I posted the SECRET STORIES Reader- My Class in a '48-HOUR FREE DOWNLOAD WINDOW' and was thrilled to see so many teachers grab it for free! 

I've decided to do the same thing with the coordinating guided reader, My Classmates and make an announcement here on Mrs. Jump's Class Blog, as well so that this time her followers don't miss out!  

The My Classmates Reader (below) will remain in the 'FREE DOWNLOAD WINDOW until Sunday!

To receive the free download notifications, you can subscribe to my blog or follow on Blog Lovin'!


For more information about the SECRET STORIES Guided Readers, 
check out my my previous blog post!  

A"Secret" Surprise!


Get a $10 refund on the 
with TpT Purchase from now until September 7th!

Just email your TpT receipt for anything purchased from my TpT Store and receive a $10 refund on the cost of a SECRET STORIES Classroom Kit!   

So if you've been waiting for the right time to start telling the SECRETS in your class, there has never been a better time... LITERALLY.... as this is the first discount ever offered and it's only through Sunday, September 7th!  

Here's How it Works
1. Go to the SECRET STORIES website and purchase either the Fun & Funky or the Original (slightly smaller and can be cut-down in size, if desired) Classroom Sets, shown below.

Fun & Funky Poster Version
Original Poster Version
2. Purchase any item from my TpT Store from today's date through September 7th and forward the receipt (TpT emails it to you immediately after purchase)  to  with the subject heading- "TPT10"

3. Look for the email stating that $10 has been refunded back to your credit card or Paypal account! 

And that's all there is to it!
Just keep in mind that refunds can only be issued for purchases made through the SECRET STORIES website between now and September 7th. (Purchase orders, checks, etc... are not eligible for the refund).

.....And in case you're wondering what on TpT would be most useful for use in conjunction with the  SECRET STORIES Classroom Kit, I've put together some suggestions below. You can view them below and click on the links to access them on TpT!

The SECRET STORIES Vertical Alphabet 

Great for use for the SECRET STORIES Letter Runs

The SECRETS of the Superhero Vowels

*Offers reproducibility and flexible size-options of the Vowel anchors for use in Centers, at home, etc...

Spotting SECRETS!

*Offers targeted student practice /skill-application of digraphs for reading and writing

The "Beethoven Blender" Pack

*Offers reproducibility and flexible size-options of 'Blender & Blends' anchors for use in Centers, at home, etc...
See the "Beethoven Blends" in action here!

 Common Core Standards & Essential Questions Posters

*Available for PreK-3rd w/ examples below from First Grade sets
(Science sets are FREE- see link below)

*The Literacy & Math Common Core Standards & Essential Questions Posters
with SECRET STORIES graphic-anchors

*The NEW Social Studies Standard Posters

The SECRET STORIES Guided Readers

In the Fall    
My Class
FREE!!!  My Classmates 
A Barn Owl Tale

All the Best for a Great Start to a Brand New School Year,

PS  And if you haven't already, don't forget to enter this month's drawing by midnight, August 31st, using the Rafflecopter below!


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