March Madness...This one is for the boys!

TGIF! Is anyone else convinced there was a full moon this week? I need something to blame for some of the bizarre things that I encountered this week. Today is a beautiful sunny day in Buffalo. If I didn't know any better I would think the expression started with "March comes in like a lamb...." It's hard not to be in a great mood when the sun is shining and people are moving around outside. What a great way to kickoff the weekend.

I posted some new items in my store this week and there are more to come. I created some basketball themed activities for first and second graders. During the month of March all I hear about is brackets and college basketball, I figured I might as well put my spin on it and give the boys some literacy playing time (get it?) I've been reading so much lately about how female-centered classrooms and classroom libraries can become. So this one is for the boys! There is a contractions game, an inferencing game, math exemplars and sentence fixers. I also posted a freebie with some basketball themed writing papers and a write the room activity. These activities are not specifically centered around March Madness- they are just basketball themed, so you can use them all year 'round with your little all-stars!

Last but not least...

THANK YOU to everyone who purchased something from my store this week and to all of my new followers. The TPT Leap Day sale was such a big success. I am so grateful and excited to see my ideas helping others!

Also a big thank you to Casey at Second Grade Math Maniac for awarding me with the Top Ten Blog Award this week. I was thrilled! You should all visit her blog- today she has a Read Across America freebie and she is also doing a great giveaway.

Have a great weekend!


  1. this blog is so darn cute. so proud of you!

  2. I gave you a blog award. Come over and get it!

    Kindergarten Kel

  3. The basketball unit looks so stinkin' cute! We nominated your blog for an award. Come on over to our blog to check it out!

    ~Katie and Rebecca
    First Grade ABCs

  4. Love this basketball unit:) Congrats on your award!! I hooe youll stop by my blog sometime:) Im your newest follower!!

  5. Just found your blog and I absolutely love the is so teacher-esque. You have a lot of great ideas and I am sure you will have your own classroom very soon:)


  6. I am so excited about the March Madness unit. I am going to get it right now. We had a lot of fun with your Dr. Suess activities! I just started a blog and mentioned how much I loved your packet on my first post! Tx

  7. Thank you so much for mentioning my new blog on your Facebook page! You are so kind!

  8. Great ideas! Just found your blog and I'm glad I did!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  9. Cute blog, cute ideas. I'm your newest follower!



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