Gearing up for Next Year!!!

Lots has been happening and I am glad to say that I am returning to 4th grade for another year! Last year I taught 4th grade Math and Science and this year I am returning to my one true love, Language Arts & Reading! So refreshing to be back in my zone! With that comes fresh inspiration to create some great stuff for my students.

First to be finished is Weekly Word Work & Spelling for my 4th Graders.

Weekly Word Study 4th Preview

I started with Scientific Spelling, mixed in a little Words their Way, and finished it off with a TEKS checklist to make sure I had caught all that the great state of Texas wants! What came out is a fabulously easy to manage Print and Go Word Work Workbook.

There are 37 weeks of Word Work included! I also made two different covers (boy and girl) so you could copy the entire packet at the beginning of the year and have everything taken care of from the start.

One of my favorite parts is the data page so students can keep track of how they have performed on each of the weekly rules! A quick look at the side also shows which rules are coming up next.


You might also notice that I have included a rating system at the top. This is something I found on Pinterest and have used with great success in the classroom! My students love it and I find value in letting them see where they stand besides just an A.

I’m very excited about getting this routine set up from day one, so my students can master their spelling. Get ready for the beginning of the year by getting your copy of Weekly Word Work today from my Teachers pay Teachers Shop!

Ready for Back to School!

There always seems to be a lot to accomplish over the summer, but being at home with 3 kids doesn’t allow for a lot of time. Nevertheless, I have been a busy little bee!

Just as an update, I’m moving up to 4th grade this year! And with the move, I decided it was time to move on from owls and brights to something a little more grown up.

Target and Michaels teacher haul! Updating colors this year for older kiddos!

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Im making bunting banners for bulletin boards using my Cameo…


And I started a Classroom Decor Bundle using the most adorable critters!!!



I can’t wait to show you the finished classroom! It’s gonna be fabulous!