Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hello from ATUE newest blogger!

Hello All Things Upper Elementary Readers, whew that's a mouthful to proof read out loud.

My name is Kristy from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog. 

I am so excited ( I waltzed with my puppy when I got asked to join) to be blogging with this AMAZING group of bloggers. When I am not teaching Grade 8, I like to spend time with super cute pets and super cute husband.  

This is my super cute, but mischievous cat Minnie. She likes to help with marking of papers. She personally sits in the marking bin to keep a safe watch over the assignments. 

This is my Shih Tsu dog Riley. She is the mascot for my blog. She is also a super helper when it comes to teaching. Whenever there is a word problem in Math - Riley is the star. She had quite the shopping problem last year, and built some triangular fences when were studying Pythagorean Theorem. 

I am starting my 7th year of teaching Grades 7 and 8. During this time I have taught a self contained class for students with learning disabilities, math, social studies, drama, dance, art and health on rotary in addition to teaching my homeroom math and English. I was also lucky enough to be the school librarian for 2 years. This is when I learned what is good and what is bad teen fiction.

Are you wondering what fun activity to do with your students the first week back? Why not try a Back to School Bingo. It is free in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Click on the photo below to access the file. 

The most popular product in my TPT store is my 12 Different Genre Book Reports Assignment. In this assignment, teachers choose which genre of fiction or non-fiction they want their students to read. There are four types of assignments that rotate through the year 4 R's, Creative Choice Board, Sell this Book and Create a Lesson. This takes the BORING out of traditional book reports. 

Everything in my TPT shop will be 10% off today only (August 22) to celebrate all of your wonderful readers of All Things Upper Elementary!

I am slightly addicted to Pinterest, Facebook, Teachers Pay Teachers and blogging. 

Do any of you share this addiction? 

If so please stop by and saying hello on any of the sites listed below. 

Happy Rhyming Thursday

Kristy from 2 Peas and a Dog


  1. Thanks for the Bingo game, Kristy! It's going in my first week collection...

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. Welcome, Kristy! Thanks for the Bingo game; it's always nice to start out the year with a fun new ice breaker. :)

  3. Hi Kristy! Welcome to ATUE! I look forward to following another education on this great blog! ~Deb
    Crafting Connections

  4. Welcome Kristy!! We are son incredibly happy to have you as a part of our ATUE family!!

    Mathematically yours,
    Jamie aka MissMathDork!


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