NCAEE DIY with Deana and Rachel


Today the adorable Rachel and I presented at the NCAEE Conference! Whew, glad we made it! And we were thrilled beyond words with the turnout and feedback we have already received!
We are so thankful more teachers are out and ready to make amazing resources for their students!
Click on the picture to check out our presentation!  If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below!

Two winners will be chosen to pick an item from their choice from EACH of our TPT Stores!  To enter you must answer the secret question below!  Thanks again for all your support!

What in the world have I been up to?

It has been way too long since I filled you all in on what's been happening in my classroom.  Like I said last week I am now seeing all 7 of my groups each day and it is quite a challenge to go from 2nd grade to 3rd grade to 4th grade all in one day but I have been getting by with a little help from my friends.  When I sat down to begin planning for 7 different grade levels/subject areas I knew I was going to need some help from some AWESOME TPT sellers and I have definitely found it!  Here is a little picture walk of what's been going on in a few of my groups!

First up is 4th grade math, we have been working on Geometry: angles, triangles, symmetry! We started off by using my Geometry Rocks pack!
This fabulous journal is from Jennifer Runde's Interactive Math Journal pack which has been a life saver!  It is fantastic and fits right in with the CCSS! And that journal should definitely say "Types of Triangles" not "Types of Triggles"...oh boy.


My 2nd grade writing group has just been getting into the groove of writing workshop.  I have been using an abbreviated version of Lucy Calkin's Units of Writing with them.  We have also thrown in some other writing lessons like our rubric above and "what do writer's write"?




My 2nd grade math group has been working on addition strategies from the amazing Amy Lemon's Learning Our Addition Strategies pack and we have also used The Teacher Wife's Number Line Addition and Subtraction pack too.  Both packs have really helped my 2nd graders gain a better understanding of addition and we've thrown in a little subtraction as well.

I have also been prepping my Slime Time Centers for my 2nd grade math group.  Can't wait to use these next week!

And in my 3rd grade math group we have been reviewing how to regroup.  First we started with addition and now we're onto subtraction.  We're been using a great Interactive Notebook from Blair Turner and these lessons from the Modern Chalkboard are a HUGE hit with my 3rd graders, they're simple but great for a mini-lesson. 

My ELA groups have been working hard too, I just didn't manage to take many pictures of them this week.  We have been using the fabulous Nicole Shelby's interactive ELA notebooks in 3rd and 4th grade and my 2nd graders have been reviewing and reading some phonics readers.  I'll try to take some more pictures them next week.

I have a busy weekend planned, on Sunday, Rachel Lamb from The Tattooed Teacher and I will be presenting at the North Carolina Association for Elementary Educators Conference in Greensboro, NC.  This will be my first major presentation besides presenting at my school and boy am I nervous!  After our presentation I get to enjoy the rest of the conference, which I am super excited about because it looks amazing.  If you'll be in the Greensboro area and want to attend, it's not too late.  Check out the NCAEE website!

Slime Time

I promise I am not trying to make only posting once a week a habit, I just can't seem to get into a routine this year.  In my defense, I JUST started my Title I groups this Monday.  Before this week I have been teaching push-in lessons in 2nd and 3rd grade while the classroom teachers finished their BOY mClass testing.  Now that testing is complete, I have 7 groups each day to work with!  I am officially teaching reading and math to 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade.  So, over the next week or so I hope to have some pictures of what my groups have been up to!  One thing I have noticed with my 2nd graders is that we need some math fact practice.  Since it's October and I LOVE the next three holidays coming up (and am planning on a few other holiday themed centers), I put together a fun, spooky set of math centers, games and activities for my 2nd graders, Slime Time!  

They are available now in my TPT Store, unfortunately they aren't included in my 20% off sale that I am running right now but if you use the code FB100K you'll get an additional 10% off!  

I have one last reminder that the 2nd grade Educents bundle is still on sale until tonight!  If you haven't had a chance to check it out you can click on the picture below!  It has some amazing packets for 2nd graders!

And I forgot to announce the winner of my "Pin it to Win it".  Congratulations, Andrea!  You get to choose an item of your choice from my TPT store!  Just send me an e-mail at deana.kahlenberg@gmail.com letting me know what you'd like and I'll send it your way!

One more thing before I go, The Primary Chalkboard is having a 50% off flash sale for ONE item today only.  You can check out what my other Chalkies have on sale by clicking on the button below.

I am throwing a 20% off sale in my ENTIRE store to celebrate TPT's 100,000 likes on Facebook but I also put one seasonal item for sale too!  Head over to my store and find it!  Hint: it's a very MAGICAL pack! : )

On the Road to Life and MORE!

I have finally uploaded something new!  The beginning of this school year has really been tough for me with a new position and trying to get all my ducks in a row.  I had a 5th grade teacher request a project for helping students make choices in terms of learning about the economy and this packet was born!  I wish I was teaching Social Studies because I think the kids are going to LOVE this project! The kids create a make-believe "life" with a salary, occupation, house and vehicle.  For a month they budget their "life" while also being faced with daily consequences that will force them to make choices and determine what is best for their budget!  


I also have a few other things going on around the web this week.  Don't forget to check out the AWESOME 2nd grade bundle pack on sale at Educents! The deal doesn't last long.

I am also giving away ANY item of your choice from my TPT store!  All you need to do to enter is to pin the Educents picture!



And that's not all...over on The Primary Chalkboard is a MEGA monster giveaway with THIS from Ooh Baby Designs as a grand prize worth over $150! This is one of those moments when I really wish I could enter because I am in LOVE with this bag!

Click on the picture below to head over to The Primary Chalkboard to enter for this prize and MANY others! My Math Movers: Monster Edition is up for grabs!
Whew!  That's a lot going on this week!  Wishing you good luck with all the giveaways and hope you're having a great week!