E is for Evidence

Well hey there!  I'm back today with a little reading freebie for you.  I like recording sheets that are workhorses: one sheet, many uses.  I hope this recording sheet can be a workhorse in your classroom.

E is for evidence-a simple way to get kids to practice providing text evidence in reading.
I am like a broken record when teaching reading.  My kids have always know they have to prove it with text evidence.  I like this recording sheet because it has a concrete connection for them.
E is for evidence-a simple way to get kids to practice providing text evidence in reading.

{Don't worry.  The giant I Teach. What's Your Super Power? bar is not on the download.  That is for Internet purposes only.  Every since a hair tutorial blog hijacked one of my pictures for Pinterest traffic, I've been a little paranoid.}

This sheet would be great for character traits, making predictions, main idea, planning expository essays, theme, and whatever else you can think of.  Click here or on the picture to download.

How do you teach your kids to prove it?

How to Create a Watermark in PowerPoint

I haven't added anything to my Blog Baby Blog page lately.  If you're new here, it's a page full of links to tons of blogging tips, tricks, and tutorials.

Today, I'm showing you how to make a watermark using PowerPoint.  I make everything for my blog designs in Photoshop, but PowerPoint has a ton of great features for creating.

Take a look here:

It's a super professional video.  My phone starts ringing in it, and at one point, some neighborhood kids run screaming past my house.  I at least had the sense to put the dogs out, so they aren't barking in this video.

February Favorites

Y'all! It's a new month, and I'm here to share some of my favorites from February with you.

You ever buy one accessory, and it starts a whole decorating snowball?  This one little deer head did that.

He inspired this whole wall makeover in my office.  I can't tell you how much I love him.  The deer is from Decor Steals.  The boxes, shelves, and magnet boards are from Ikea.  I just Gorilla taped two magnet boards together and covered them with a linen like fabric.

This office makeover is the sources for my Currently ?????? Deer, Ikea, and Bombshell Pro (font on the labels.)  Here's a close up of how yummy it is.
I ordered this beauty from Plum Paper.  It was time for a big girl planner.  I have been using and loving my May Designs calendar, but I needed more room.  I'm going to write a whole post about it when I have some sunlight and can take better photos, but here are some highlights.

I love this planner because:
•You can choose what month to start your planner.  Decided you need a planner in February?  No problem.  Just tell them what month to start your 12 months at.

•This was a biggie for me-you get to choose your innards.  I don't need week by week planning space.  I'm not that kind of girl.  I need the monthly spread.  But I also need room to write out my daily to do lists, so I chose to get extra lined note paper in between my months.

•Tabbed months.  Yes.  No more flipping around.

•It's pretty, and I like pretty.
These shoes.  Swoon.
I've written before about my Tieks and how much I love them.  Here's the thing.  I have wonky feet.  It's fine in the summer when I can wear sandals, but the winter and closed toed shoes are not my friend.  So for me to find cute shoes that are comfortable on my wonky feet?  It's a big deal.  Yes, they are expensive as you know what.  But they are crazy comfortable, crazy cute, and Shazam! That neon.  How fun is that?
I'm in love with the Walgreens app.  I normally HATE when stores have an app.  They do pretty much nothing, and I feel like they just want free ad space on my phone.  But not the Walgreens app.  Oh no my friends.

I take nearly all of my pictures on my phone, and then promptly do nothing with them.

Who's with me?

The Walgreens app has a photo section.  You open it, select the photos you want, select your Walgreens, and Boom.  One hour later your photos are ready.  It was handy when my girls wanted pictures of Murray the day of his birthday party.  You can even print Instagram pictures.
Ummm, your kids don't throw the dog a birthday party?
I love the 15th of each month.  It's when my TPT money gets deposited into my Paypal account.  It's also the day I transfer the money out of my Paypal account for my monthly contribution to Compassion International.  It makes me so happy to use this extra money to be a blessing for someone else.  I wrote about it here in a post titled Sharing My Blessings.

Happy March everyone!