What's new this week?

UPDATE: The winner of the giveaway was Amy from Little Miss Organized!  An e-mail is coming your way!  Thanks again to all that commented : )

This week in class we began recording our Tell Me a Tale projects and I have to say they are adorable!  I will post some pictures next week of their illustrations because those are pretty awesome too.  We begin presenting on Monday with one recording a day. I think this may be turning into one of my favorite projects of the year and that's saying a lot because I love the Flat Stanley 2.0 project!  I think I like their recordings so much I may just have to turn them into a CD! I have been recording them using HD Audio Recorder on my iPad. Here's a link to the Tell Me a Tale project if you're interested in it!

Besides this I have been busy working on some 4th grade things.  I swear I'm not changing grade levels or anything, I've just have several requests from my sweet husband's teammates this past week and I have finally gotten them finished up!  

I managed to sneak in some Spring 2nd grade math games and activities too! I am wayyy ahead in terms of centers for my 2nd graders so we won't be using this until the end of March but just in case you are in need of some math things, you can click on the picture to check it out.  

Whew, I've had a busy week creating!  Leave a comment below telling me which new pack you'd love to have for your classroom and I'll pick on one winner by tomorrow night to receive a FREE copy! We are also gearing up for Read Across America Day on Friday with lots of Dr. Seuss and multicultural night on Tuesday (2nd grade is all about Asia)!  Stay tuned for lots of pictures this week!


  1. I have your Simile and Metaphor unit on my wish list! Looks like a great resource. We will be talking about Figurative Language next week...this would be perfect! Thanks for sharing all your ideas and your hard work!

  2. Deana, your units look fabulous! Love them all! My favorite by a narrow margin, would be, Hello Spring! I would love to use these with my 2nd graders!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  3. I would love to have the Tell Me a Tale pack!!! I would love to use it with my second graders!!

    Ashley Pennell
    That's So Second Grade!

  4. Your Hello Spring pack looks great! I love the colors and now I'm dreaming about Spring! Thanks for the chance to win a copy! I love your creations! :o)

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  5. I would love your Hello Spring unit! It looks great & my students would love this!

  6. the similies and metaphors pack looks fabulous we will be getting to this at the beginning of May.

  7. I want them all! I think they'd all work well with my third graders! However, I've been wanting that Tell Me a Tale Project!
    reyesremarkablerants at gmail dot com

  8. Deana, your products are always amazing! I'd love to be lucky enough to win your Hello Spring packet. :)


  9. Love your folktale packs, but your new ones look great, too. The simile/metaphor one looks intriguing...

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  10. Wishing I was on your team! You have such wonderful and engaging activities! If I am lucky enough to win, I'd love your Tell Me A Tale pack!

    Courtney G

  11. I would love a copy of your Hello Spring unit! It looks very thorough and would be a great addition to my teaching! I love your blog! Sarah H. sehartong@yahoo.com

  12. every.single.thing.you.make.is.amazing! It's a toss up between the Tell Me a Tale pack and your beautifully new Hello Spring pack. However, if I had to choose one it would be the Tell Me a Tale because it would be a great project for my second graders to do to help with Speaking and Listening! The Hello Spring pack is ever so adorable though!


  13. I think your simile and metaphor unit would be perfect for my third grade class. With common core, I have been searching and collecting ideas from all over the internet, but you seem to have put everything into one incredible unit. Thanks so much!