Wednesday, July 29, 2015

4th Grade Utah Science Vocabulary Word Wall

New School Year - New Products!

Vocabulary to meet all of the standards!

The Water Cycle
Rocks & Soil
Utah’s Wetlands, Forests, & Deserts

Made as interlocking hexagons for one-of-a-kind word walls and bulletin boards. Blank backgrounds allow students to show their understanding of the word through illustration.

65 pages - over 120 words!

Click HERE to download today!

Items will be on sale August 3rd-4th!

Friday, June 26, 2015

"Celebrity Birthdays" poster and "Celebrity Profile"

Great addition to your movie or Hollywood themed classroom!

Keep track of student birthdays on this fabulous "Celebrity Birthdays" calendar! Print the PDF, frame it, and write with dry erase marker for years of use, or use the JPG file to edit right on your computer and print.

Also included is a "Celebrity Profile" sheet. Use this as your student of the week info sheet, or have them fill it out for their birthday. Make your students feel like celebrities!

     -Celebrity Birthdays PDF
     -Celebrity Birthday JPG
     -Celebrity Profile PDF

And for only $1.49? Click HERE or the picture to go get it now!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Another FREEBIE!! IEP at a Glance

Keep track of all of students with IEPs with this simple sheet! No more reading through IEP documents over and over when you need information. Just use this sheet to keep everything organized! Also included is a space for teachers to keep notes on the student.

Great for Special Education providers to hand out to teachers!

Click on the picture, or click HERE, to go to my Teachers Pay Teachers site to download the document for FREE!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

100 Things I Want To Do In My Life

I saw this idea on Pinterest, so of course I had to make my own! A great student activity for the end of the school year. Answers will vary grade to grade, but still be entertaining and thought provoking. I can't wait to see my students' answers!

Click Here to Download the PDF for FREE!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

End of Year Student Gifts

Every year I struggle with what to give my students at the end of the year. I know they will survive if I don't give them anything, but a part of me tells me that I need to anyway! You don't want to spend money on something they're just going to throw away, or a bunch of candy (cuz they definitely don't need it!), and lots of kids always have people signing their shirts with Sharpie or Crayola markers that day and chances are their parents are going to be a tad upset when they get home.

My final decision: Personalized Drawstring Backpacks. This was SO easy (with the right tools :) ) I ordered blank canvas drawstring backpacks from Oriental Trading, bought some fabric markers, had some parents donate some as well, and cut out the students' names from Heat Transfer Vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo! They turned out great!! Tomorrow the students will go around and autograph each classmate's backpack and I can't wait to see the end result!

I will then collect the backpacks, iron them to heat set the marker, and pack them with water bottles and a few snacks and hand them out on field day (the day before the last day of school). I have told my class about this, and even showed them some samples, and they are stoked! I'm glad I'm giving them something they love and will be able to use!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


     We are done with End of the Year Testing so why not do a little Chemistry and some chemical reactions to end the year?

     I found this awesome idea for an activity to get students familiarized with the periodic table. They had a blast trying to find the letters in their names! There are only a few letters (like A) that are not represented, so they'll just have to skip those.

More to come!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

It's the most "wonderful" time of the year?

I'm sure most of us teachers are feeling this way about now! With 11 days of school left, and not having much of a winter (it was warmer earlier this year) the students are definitely ready for summer! You can make it! Hang in there! I'm going to try to upload a lot of my ideas for the end of the year, and I'm sure we all have experiences that can help each other, as well as different things that work with our different class dynamics.

Hang in there!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Geometric Solids

Here is a cool video for giving examples of the geometric solids:
There is also a really awesome website where you can interact with 3D shapes, see their nets, and highlight vertices, faces, and edges.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Similes and Metaphors

My scholars LOVED this video!

I also had them give me a topic to create similes and metaphors for as a class before they did some as small groups. Our topic - Minecraft! Little did I know it is becoming a little less popular for some 4th graders, but they still came up with fun similes and metaphors!

Core Connection: 4th grade English Language Arts, Language Standard 5 a. Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g. pretty as a picture) in context.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring Break BINGO

Keep your kids reading over Spring Break with Spring Break BINGO!! Offering prizes for 1 BINGO, 2 BINGOs, and a homework pass for black out! They are required to get a parent signature on each square in order for it to count. Click here, or on the picture, to download for FREE!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Utah's Wetlands, Forests, and Deserts Vocab Matching Game

Ok, so what is my first product? A vocabulary matching game for Utah 4th Grade Science Standard 5: Utah's Wetlands, Forests, and Deserts! You can have students do it in groups, or make a copy for everyone to cut out and take home. Click here, or the picture, to download for FREE! (What's better than FREE?! It includes the answer key!)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

First Product!

I just uploaded my first product (Free!) on my Teachers Pay Teachers account! I'm super excited to share all the cool things I have created for my classroom over the years! Check it out: Crisp Creations. MUCH more to come!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Class Dojo

One management app/website that my entire school started implementing last year is Class Dojo. I love it!! You can give points and take away points, each with a reason why. The students and parents log in and can see how their day was! Did they get points for making good choices? Why were points taken away? Takes the guess work away from how their day really was, and saves some time not having to send emails to parents all the time. There is even a messaging component where you can send quick little messages to parents! I love it, and the students love changing their avatar at home. They can even download the student version of the app on their tablet or smartphone (Heaven forbid your student have a smartphone :) ) Since we have different students for Math, Spelling, and Reading, parents can see each individual category under one sign-in since the teachers have attached themselves to the school and you can "share" students!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Math

The school I am at, scholars are split into ability levels for math class, and we also have "core math" time to cover grade level math material. Today for core math, and even in my math group as review, we did this awesome activity I found on Teachers Pay Teachers : Lucky Geometry! It covers the geometry section of the 4th grade common core and reviews types of lines and angles. My class absolutely LOVED it and want to play it again on Friday!

Here is the link to the activity: Lucky Geometry.I printed it off on colorful paper and laminated it for many years of use!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What Makes YOU Happy?

We recently had our suicide prevention training at school. It's crazy to think about, but as teachers, we also help students find what they are good at, help them conquer their weaknesses, and find out what makes them happy. This was SUCH a fun idea! My 4th graders absolutely loved it, SO Much that I had to hide the notecards :) I got the idea from pinterest ( and make it my own! They loved the Disney lettering as well. We are a classroom at the end of a hallway, and usually there are not many people down there, but this bulletin board has attracted so much attention, and the parents for parent/teacher conferences loved guessing which ones their child wrote!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Non-Candy Valentines

I hate how much candy kids seem to get ALL the time! I can proudly say, that I do not buy candy for the students. All of the candy that I hand out is donated by parents, and I"m sure most parents appreciate that about me! They prefer the cool little trinkets from Oriental Trading over something that will last 2 seconds and then I'll end up picking the trash up off the floor. SO Valentine's Day...the day of sugar, sugar, and more sugar. I decided to do something out of the norm. I have had a huge problem with pencils this year (weird how that changes from year to year) so I decided to do mechanical pencils. Who doesn't love mechanical pencils?? They LOVE them!! I attached a cute little Valentines-y word search and it was a hit.