Monday, October 22, 2012

Memories From My First Year of Blogging

I love blogging. It is that simple.
I have been blogging since 2011 and have loved every single minute of it!
One of my very favorite moments was when I received a comment from one of my biggest inspirations....DeAnna Jump! It was amazing to me that a little blogger like me had received a complement from DeAnna!
Another wonderful moment was when Curls and a Smile reached 100 followers. I remember feeling that my blog was finally reaching readers and that my thoughts and resources were valuable to others. I hope that this is true to this day. It means the world tome to be able to share my thoughts, resources and work with you and I hope that it is just what you need.
 This was one of my very first freebies and is the perfect complement to one of my best selling products on TpT. My Mini human Body Book is so much fun and the kiddos love it!

Thank you so much for following Curls and a Smile and know that I will continue to work diligently to provide great resources and ideas for your classroom!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Magical Product Swap #2

I am so happy to be participating in the second Magical Product Swap!!
I have been so lucky to be partnered with the fabulous Shanyn from
Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists

Do you not LOVE the name of her blog? I knew instantly that we could be friends!

Shanyn has so many adorable products... and I can't wait to share what I made for my kiddos using Shayna's Superhero Math and Literacy Activities.

What you will find in this amazing product:

10 Math and Literacy Stations

5 Literacy Activities

5 Math Activities

I teach ELA and Reading and all the skills that are included in this unit work out perfectly for my students! First up...ABC ORDER! My kids have been learning how to use the dictionary, glossary and thesaurus and this will be perfect for our word work station.

The Super Spelling Task cards allow students to misspelled words and is a great review for editing sentences (and can be applied to writing).

The Superb Sequencing station is so stinkin' cute! The students put the directions in order to create their own super hero mask! The kids are going to love this!
I can not wait to teach these sneaky silent spelling patterns! The students sort a variety of cards on these colorful mats that review some of the trickiest spelling patterns.
Last but not least is this fabulous station to practice writing strong sentences using the colorful word cards that review verbs.
I absolutely love these posts because there are so many AMAZING products that are created by teachers for teachers and I may otherwise not seen! A huge shout out to Jessica at

for an amazing opportunity to share all our wonderful ideas!