The BFG Novel Study Notebook {Major Update}, a sale and a giveaway!

Aloha Friends! I hope you are all having a great week so far!

How many of you are super excited to go see The BFG on July 1st?

I know I am! I fell in love with this book the first time I read it 5 years ago! Every time I see the movie preview I get super excited and have a huge smile on my face! I know it's going to be great! It just has to be better than the older BFG movie. If you've seen it, you know what I am talking about! It was horrible! I have linked it just in case you were wondering!

I have been spending the past few days giving my BFG Novel Study Notebook a MAJOR update! I went from 65 pages to 113!

This has been my 3rd update and I am so excited to share it with you today!

All the pages for each chapter have stayed the same. I still kept the full size notebooks and the mini notebooks. 



The following pictures will show you what I have added:)

Author Study Activity
Students can visit a specific website I have linked to search for the answers. I have included an answer key. 


The BFG Projects
I had a few projects before, but I have added a few more to give students more options. 

My favorite one has to be the commercial! My 3rd graders back in 2010 had a blast creating their own drink to sell to The BFG. They wrote their commercial, pitched it to the class, brought in the actual drink they made at home and even shared it with the class!
Here's the video!

Vocabulary Cards
I found 60 words and created mini cards with their definitions. 

Character Trading Cards
This will make a great board/door display! 

I didn't finish mine, but I wanted to show you what it looks like.
#dontlaughiamnotanartist
#butitried

Have you heard of The Global Read Aloud?


This year, The BFG has been chosen as the Global Read Aloud for grades 2-3! With the movie coming out, this is the perfect time to join the Global Read Aloud and connect with other teachers!
Just click HERE and sign your class up today!

To celebrate, I have done two things:)

For the next 5 days, I have marked my BFG Novel Study Notebook 50% off! You can grab it HERE or click the video below. 

You can also enter below for a chance to win your own copy of The BFG. I will be sending 6 people their very own copy! 

Along with getting a book, the winners will also get my novel study unit for FREE...AND pick one other person for me to give it to!


Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great rest of your week!



Pinterest Approved Recipe Link Up: June Edition

It's summer time!!! Oh sweet summer! I hope you all are enjoying your well deserved break! I know I am! So far I have meet up with friends, slept in, gone to the beach, read a book, took a PD, presented at a conference and spent time with my family! 

I don't know about you, but in the summer I love to eat fruit! Here in Hawaii we have these delicious Acai bowls! But depending on where you can get them, they can run you at least $10...for a SMALL! They are worth the price, but I found you can make them yourself...and save a ton of money!

I am back with my friends Angelia, Courtney and Nicole for another Pinterest Approved Link Up!

If you're new to the link up...WELCOME:) So glad to have you!
Check out this post from Teaching in Paradise to explain this linky!

There's a local place by my house that makes the most delicious green bowls with spinach and kale. I feel when I eat that bowl I am getting a healthy meal, full of veggies and it also tastes so good!

So today, I am bringing you an amazing recipe from two different blogs. I am going to share with you how I used bits and pieces from both blogs to create my own version  of a smoothie bowl!

The two blogs that inspired my recipe are Kitchen Confidant and So Much Love

Below are my pictures and how I created my smoothie bowls!

All my ingredients for the green part of my bowl.
Spinach, kale, banana, apple, kiwi, pineapple, mango, coconut water w/pineapple, and plain Kefir.


I add the spinach , kale, Kefir and coconut water first. I like to get the spinach and kale blended well.



As I am going, I always add more spinach, kale, Kefir and coconut water. I really to eye ball this.

Next, I add the mango and pineapple, then the apple and kiwi. Every time I add something, I blend it well. 


Next, I add a teaspoon or two of flax and chia seeds. Blend well.

It will mix to a thick base. Taste it and see how you like it. You can always add more of something if it needs it. Once it is ready, I pour it into about 6 dishes and place in the freezer for a few minutes.



While they are in the freezer I rinse out the Ninja and start getting my mixed berry stuff ready!
I use the same Kefir and coconut water, with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, a half of a banana, chia and flax seeds.

I start by adding the blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, Kefir, and coconut water then mix well.


I mix them well then add the banana, more Kefir, honey, chia and flax seeds


I mix this well until thick

I finally pull the green bowls out of the freezer and add the mixed berry blend on top of the green! I add the lids and back in the freezer they go. 





After about a few hours in the freezer, you will have yourself at least 6 bowls! 
I like to add  fresh bananas and strawberries, granola, mini chocolate chips, honey, shredded coconut, almonds, really anything you want!

I can't tell you how good this is! It's the perfect food for breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner. Once you get the hang of it it won't take long to make at all. 


We hope you join us with this link up! I love learning new recipes! The rules are super simple!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Pinterest Approved Linkup 1

Happy Sunday Friends!
I am so excited to join some of my favorite friends by sharing fantastic recipes with you! 


Today my first recipe comes to you from Zestuous.Com


I had some left over roast beef deli meet in the house I didn't want to go bad, so went right away to Pinterest to look for a recipe! I had almost all the ingredients so this recipe looked perfect!

I followed the directions on the website exactly as they had them. Usually I try to make recipes my own by adding or changing the ingredients, but I am so happy that I didn't...because this recipe turned out great!


What are some good Pinterest recipes you have tried? I would LOVE to read about them!


Thanks for stopping by!



Pinterest Approved Recipe Link-Up Coming SUNDAY!

I am so excited to be bringing you a BRAND NEW monthly link up with some of my favorite gals! 


Introducing the: 

Angelia, Courtney, and Nicole are my go-to girls for questions about teaching, blogging, TpT, and  life in general. Just like you, we are all busy teachers who are trying our best to juggle work, home life and keeping up with our families. One of the things that we often find ourselves sharing amongst each other are quick, easy, and delicious recipes. 

Pinterest is a great source to find yummy recipes, but there are so many out there. When we get home from a busy day at work, we want to make sure we are feeding our families a GOOD meal. 
Aint' nobody got time for a Pinterest recipe fail!  

On the 3rd Sunday of every month, we will be hosting our Pinterest-Approved Recipe Link-up!! 
We will share our favorite, *successful* Pinterest recipes that we've done in the past or throughout the month and we hope that you will share yours too!! 

Now is a great time to start trying some new recipes! Be sure to link up with us this SUNDAY, April 17th!



ChatterPix app fun!

Well hello there! I can't believe it has been almost three...yes, THREE months since I have blogged last. I literally have zero excuses but I am working on getting back into the swing of things. I see I have lost some followers along the way:( I totally get it though. It does break my heart, but I promise to get my act together and fall in love with blogging and creating again!

Ok, enough of that;)

Right before spring break, we had a little bit of down time while students were finishing assignments to turn in. I gave each student a shamrock color pop art sheet from Art with Jenny K.  They got right to work spending their time coloring:) My room was silent!








Some of my kids decided to take a photo of their shamrock, use the ChatterPix app, and make their picture talk. They all said something they were lucky to have! I just LOVE this one:) If you want to check out some more my kids did, visit my classroom FB page




I hope you all had a great St. Patrick's Day!