Saturday, February 28, 2015

New Product in TPT store!! Drawing Conclusions Matching Activity

Hello All,

I have some exciting news. I just uploaded my first product into my TPT store.  Drawing Conclusions is a challenging skill to teach students.  So, I have created a matching Drawing Conclusion activity that includes a short "story" on one card with a picture clue and a conclusion on another card.  The students use the story, picture clue, and what they know to help them draw a conclusion and then match the story to the conclusion.

The set includes a graphic organizer to record what clue from the story, what they knew, and what they concluded.  A second set of matching cards is included for struggling readers that includes the pictures on both the story card and the conclusion card to aid them in matching.

There are 8 story cards with the 8 matching cards in the set.  Just print and laminate for durability. It includes a student direction page that could be laminated for your Center/Workstation as well.

I used this last week with my small group. They really enjoyed reading the stories and finding the match. They felt so successful and they had little difficulty in finding the matches so it would be perfect for Center/Workstations as well as small groups.

I know your students will enjoy this activity because my students did! :)  Next time I'll have to remember to take a picture.

I hope you'll check it out!  Go here to Going Frananas TPT Store

Please leave comments and feedback on the product page in TPT if you purchase it. If you have concerns or feedback and comments, please email me at so I can address any and make the product better.


Ms. Fran

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

It's Official I have a TPT Store! We're Going Frananas

Hello All,

Well, it's official. I put the first product in my TPT store!!

It's a FREEBIE!!! Go download it.....comment and rate it, PLEASE! ;)

Go to my store by clicking here!  Here's a peek at the product!

It's Word Wall Letters, Name tags, Numbers for a homework spot. There so many uses for these.  The background is red with white stars. I have others ready like black and white polka dot, yellow polka dot and more.  If you have a theme and you like this but I don't have it, let me know and I'll be glad to make you some customized. No worry it would not be an extra charge. Use the email form here or post it on TPT.  Closed mouths don't get fed so speak up!! :)

I have a few products in the works I have to make some refinements and check them over really good. I'd hate to upload something that was not quality!

If you have any needs you can't find drop me a note. I might be able to help you out!

Thanks, I hope you'll check this out.

Ms. Fran

Monday, February 23, 2015

I changed it again!!

Okay, this is it. I am not changing it again, I promise. I'll close this one down and start a new one before I change it.  I haven't posted here since I changed the name from having 2nd grade in it. Since I have little control over what I teach every year so I wanted to change this name and my newly soon to be opened TPT Store will both be Going Frananas!  I'll spruce the blog up soon with a cutesy Going Frananas look so it will all be coordinated but this will do for now.

I hope to get back to posting regularly like I planned. I recently have been reflecting on what has been so different and challenging this year.  I think I didn't give myself enough "credit" for a lack of better things to say about the impact of losing two of my best friends in 2014.  My friend, Melinda, passed in July after a lingering battle with the effects of colon cancer surgery. I am so relieved she is no longer in pain but I miss her so much. Then in October I lost another great friend, Deb. I knew Deb since I was a tween like 11 or 12 years old. I miss both of these angels in my life.  When I have something challenging or even something great I want to share with someone I think of them. I know they know what's happening but you know it's just not the same.  So, I won't go into anymore details here but I've decided I need to give myself a break and stop being so hard on myself. Of course I'm not like I used to be I never will be. But I also have to get myself composed and find a way that I can go on and be myself despite these two grand losses in my life.  I feel it I just have to let it.

Well, that was a little more personal than I had intended to get but sometimes it just really helps to get it out there and hear it myself!  Thanks for lending the ear!


Ms. Fran (Going Frananas)