Friday, January 25, 2013

Common Core Crunch

Are you ready for February's Shout Out Linky? It's coming Feb. 1! Who ya gonna shout out??

Are you getting as excited as I am about my 400 follower giveaway?

Erin Condren ($25 to spend)

Ashley Hughes (Visual Directions Cards)

Dreamlike Magic ($15 to spend)

Linda Kamp (TpT item of choice)

Katie Knight (Chinese New Year Pack)

Susan Moran (TpT item of choice)

Greg Smedley (TpT item of choice)

And of course, Me (2 TpT items of choice)

SOOO much excitement on the horizon!!! A ginormous thanks to my amazing bloggy buddies willing to help me celebrate!

Technically I am well over 400 followers (google & email) as soon as I can get my act together I will be posting the giveaway!

Now...onto my latest project...

I am super excited about my latest creation...Common Core Crunch! It is up and live on TpT and sold within minutes of being posted!!! How fun is that??

This pack is filled with 21 make-your-life-easy printables aligned with Common Core English Language Arts Standards, all centered around excitement in the month of February...

Groundhog Day

Presidents Day

Valentines Day

Dental Health

Here's the TpT preview (but you'll see it larger if you download the preview from TpT)...

You know I love to give some copies of my new creations away, so go ahead and leave a comment telling me (and my wonderful readers) one of your favorite TpT purchases! Don't forget your email address!!! 3 winners will be selected this Sunday night. After that, the pack will be on sale for a few days.


  1. Favorite TPT purchases are the Color by the Code packets by Kathy Law! Love them! Hoping to win your newest creation!

  2. I have loved my Writing Rubrics Megapack from Sarah Paul...scoring writing has always been my Achilles' heel!

    You've put a lot of work into this packet...fingers crossed that I get lucky!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  3. I would love, love, love to win your Common Core Crunch, but, I have made so many TpT purchases and I just can't come up with ONE favorite! I'm sorry! I hope I'm still eligible for the grand prize, though! :)
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  4. Wow! This packet looks AMAZING! It's really hard to pick my favorite item from TPT, but I have to say it's probably Jenn Bates' Daily Editing Word Problems. You can find it at I use this every single day and my students love it!

    My email is

  5. OMG! AMAZING all right! I love the STAR readers! My firsties are loving it! Thanks! wendy

  6. It is so hard to pick a favorite purchase! Next week I will use Plenty of Penguins by Lisa Richling. I think my firsties will love it.

  7. It's really is hard to pick my favorite because I have so many. I will have to say the Candyland Phonics cards by Mel D. I have bought everyone. My students love to play these games. I usually use them as a Friday review--my students get so excited.

  8. It is so hard to choose just one of my TpT purchases as my favorite so I am picking 2 that I have used a lot in my classroom this year.

    Kreative in Kinder's Zero the Hero class counting fun
    Khrys Bosland's Handwriting Fairy

    I get a lot of use out of both of those purchases!

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

  9. My fav purchases have been Deanna Jump's Writing Through the Year units. I LOVE the visuals for the kids and the mentor texts have really helped me with my mini-lessons for Writer's Workshop! Your packet looks awesome! Fingers crossed!

  10. My favorite purchase is Deanna Jump's Guided Reading 101. I have gotten so much use out of it! Full of great stuff!! This packet looks great!

    Ms. Cranfill's Class

  11. I love Katie King's Busy Teacher's Packs. I would love to have your new pack as well. It looks amazing!


  12. Your product looks great! In a way it reminds me of Katie's Busy Teacher packets. By far, her Christmas one is my favorite purchase so far. I LOVE skill sheet practice packs!

    For the Love of First Grade

  13. This looks amazing! I have made so many purchases on TpT it's so hard to say what my favorite is! I'll narrow it down to my favorite purchase this past month, and that is the Reading Comprehension Passage pack from Halle at Across the Hall in 2nd.

    Primarily Speaking

  14. My favorite purchase was actually a freebie, Awesome Addition Centers from Natalie's Nook. Your pack looks awesome as well! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  15. My favorite purchases are clipart Form Ashley Hughes. Her talent is unmatched :)
    My Second Sense

  16. OH MY GOODNESS GIRL!!!! How do you do it?????? I'm am in complete aaaaaawwwwwwww of you! I have not yet found the balance of it all. Wife, life, mom, teacher, creator, inspirer. You friend,

    I LOVE your Personal Narrative pack. I can't wait to use it again. I also love Rachelle's Common Core Galore. Such an easy reference to the standards and I can keep track of when everything is taught. :)

    Relax this weekend! Hubby and I are FINALLY going out on a date tonight. :)


  17. Hoping to win! It looks great!

  18. Wow-ie! Another amazingly creative resource, Lisa! My new favorite things from TPT are Jamie Rector's monthly Common Core writing packs!

  19. My favorites are Deanna Jump Writing Through thr year units and the interactive readers from Maria Manore. I would love to win this unit !

  20. My favorite purchase has been Glitter Letters by Glitter Meets Glue Designs. LOVE!
    Love your stuff!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  21. I love Deedee's and Mrs. Ricca's products. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  22. Oh my word! I am IN LOVE with Katie Knight's (Teacher to the Core) 13 American Heroes Unit! We are having a blast using it in our classroom.
    Would love to add this unit to my collection! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Karen Rowland
    Adventures With Firsties

  23. Love Kathy Law's Color Codes and now I have fallen in love with ZipADeeDooDahs Clipart.

    Swinging Through Second Grade

  24. I love your newest creation. It is hard to pick a favorite purchase from TpT but what I use regularly are several products from Jen Jones. I also love your personal narrative packet.

  25. This is such a fabulous idea! I'd love to win!! I'm having a hard time picking my favorite TPT purchase... I do love the Common Core Notebook I purchased from Yvonne Dixon :)

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  26. You are so fabulous! Congrats :) my favorite purchase is Caitlin Clabby's "All About Penguins" unit. It was so useful and had millions of activities. Love your blog! Thanks for this awesome opportunity :)