Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Martin Luther King - Unit for MLK Day

I am so excited about my newest unit - Martin Luther King.
I took the text feature page that is a favorite and made a third grade version!  It is a wonderful way to incorporate ELA and Social Studies content!  I added all the materials I have used in the classroom for bulletin boards and timelines and dressed them up with cute clipart.

I hope you enjoy this unit as much as my students have!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Is it Too Early for Christmas?

Wal-Mart does not think so...
I am ready for glitter and fun in my classroom!  Every year I read the Polar Express and LUV watching their eyes light up and gasp at the end when I pull out my red and white striped box with a bell inside.  It never fails!  Every year, I think "this group doesn't believe," and sure enough... They gasp.
I cry.
Every single year!
One time I even videoed them to show my husband and own children.  It is truly magical!

Here is the Christmas Packet that I love using during this season!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Reading Classic - Stone Soup

Stone Soup is a classic folktale that is listed on the 2nd grade Common Core Reading List.  I thought about using it this month before we start text features. 

I aligned this unit is to 2nd grade Common Core standards, but it can really be used in many grades. It is also compatible with many different versions of the book!

Here is the book I use in the classroom:

All of these activities have been used in my classroom. 
This unit includes:
• Compare and Contrast – Venn
• Character Traits
• Vocabulary - ABC order pages
• Grammar Practice
• Cause and Effect
• Story Map – B,M,E
• Main Idea and Details
• Story Map including Main Idea and Details
• Text to Self
• Create your own Stone Soup Recipe
• Creative Writing - Create your own Soup

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Baby Names

No, not for me...... a coworker!

I just love how true this really is...

Teacher have to think long and hard about the baby names they choose!  
I can think of several names I hope my own children do not choose to name my grandchildren!

Happy Tuesday!
Mrs. Patton

Saturday, August 1, 2015

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

This could very easily be labeled as "My Strange Addiction."
I simply love buying...getting...playing with...
new school supplies!
I am sorry!
Mrs. Patton

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Turn Up the HEAT

I have spent hours looking through my new curriculum.  I am really excited about all of the Science Experiments we are going to do!

Here is the latest Physical Science unit - Heat

I spent many hours working on this unit.
I put together a three week lesson plan that includes EVERYTHING!!

 This was a fun unit to work on.  I included NINE experiments and many handouts to support and engage the kiddos!

 Check it out!
Mrs. Patton

Friday, May 1, 2015

Georgia Habitats

I am moving to THIRD grade!
I am very excited about my new move!  Not only will I loop with with my current kiddos,
I will have ALL NEW CONTENT!
That may not sound exciting to some, but I am thinking about all of the new material I will have for TpT!  My Teachers Pay Teachers store could double in content in 2015-16!

Here is the first of many new packets to come...

This pack includes all 5 Georgia Habitats. 
All pages directly correlate with the Georgia Performance Standards for 3rd grade Science. 

1. Piedmont
2. Mountains 
3. Swamps & Marshes 
4. Coastal Plain 
5. Atlantic Ocean 

Each habitat contains an assessment, a text feature page which incorporates ELA, and a vocabulary page which incorporates using a glossary or dictionary. 

A Habitat Diorama information sheet and rubric are also included. Several compare and contrast pages and research writing pages are also included.

Go check it out!!!
Mrs. Patton

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

TpT Adding a Photo to your Teacher-Quote

I searched the internet to find out how everyone was posting a photo to their TpT page.
I found a good resource that told me to upload a picture

Afterwards, I needed to use this code to embed it:

<a href="http://bit.ly/1ZjTIwi"><img src="http://bit.ly/1kXD56x"></a>

Now go to bitly.com and shorten the URL

Friday, January 9, 2015

Getting Ready For Valentine's Day

I have tried to put as many standards as possible in the Valentine's Day packet.  I have included compound words, reflexive pronouns, contractions, ABC order and several more.  I really wanted to include as much as I could.  I love setting up centers around the holiday theme!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Are you ready for MLK day?  In Georgia, we get the day off from school as a holiday.  I made a packet to help teach some of the Social Studies standards that go along with Martin Luther King.
I made a timeline and a text feature page that are very helpful for review!

Monday, January 5, 2015


     Last February I never dreamed my measurement packet would do as well as it has!  I knew I liked it and it satisfied what I needed for my classroom, but little did I know so many others needed a supplemental resource as well!  

2nd Grade Common Core Measurement Unit
2nd Grade Common Core Measurement Unit

Are you starting measurement?  
Check it out!!!

Friday, January 2, 2015

What do I love...

I love having an organized classroom.  I really love a quiet room in the mornings when the students are coming in and unpacking their backpacks.  I like to have something on the board ready to go when they walk in.  I am very lucky I have four early arrivers that usually set the tone for the classroom!

Here are some of my favorites for third quarter.

Morning Work MATH Roundup - 2nd Grade Common Core

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015!

It's a NEW YEAR!
I am excited about the new year!  I have never been good at New Years Resolutions, but I am going to work on a few goals this year!

The first goal is to focus on my Teachers Pay Teachers BUSINESS!  I had a great first year and feel if I put some effort into it, it could really be a GREAT business!  Fortunately I have a "numbers" husband and he has helped me see the potential!

So, with that said I have posted a few products over the past few days!  Check them out!!!

Amazon Rainforest: A Nonfiction Common Core Aligned Unit
Dinosaurs: A Nonfiction Common Core Aligned Unit