June Pick 3 Pinterest Recipes

The June Pick 3 Pinterest Linky is an opportunity to share some summertime fun!  I’m going to share three easy recipes that I have tried, or want to try this summer!

June Pick 3 Linky




June Pick 3 Linky



Summer is a great time to try some new salads, and this one looks so interesting and delish!  I already love to add shredded cabbage to salads, or to make a cabbage salad with lots of garlic, olive oil, and vinegar.  I can’t wait to try this one this summer. You can find the recipe on Simply Real Health.  


February Pinterest Pick 3 Party


If you are anything like me, you always turn to Pinterest to find inspiration for your home and classroom!  That’s one reason I love the Pick 3 Party being hosted by Lisa from PAWSitively Teaching and Marissa from  Inspired Owl’s Corner. Take a quick look at the 3 4 pins I choose for February. (I added one just for teachers who love strawberries!)

Quick Peek my top 3 pins.



My first pick is from the Hanging Out In First blog. I love this pin for two reasons. First, it increases home to school connections, second it will be such a fun writing activity.  Send home a large pre-cut heart.  Students fill the heart with words and pictures of things they love.  When they return to school, use the completed hearts to have the students write about the things they love! 


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My second pick is a game that looks like so much fun.  It is found on Fun on a Dime. I plan to use a big red bowl and the Valentines colored M&M’s.  The directions along with a video are on the blog.  To play the game you need a large bowl, M&M’s, individual cups, straws, and two die.  Basically, each player has to suck M&M’s out of a large bowl with their straw and deposit them into their individual cup.  The person beside them is continually rolling the two die, once they roll a double, the bowl is passed to the person who just rolled the die, and play continues.  It looks like it would be an engaging, giggle filled activity!




My third pick is found at the Housing a Forest blog.  It is chock full of the cutest, heart shaped animals perfect for decorating for Valentine’s Day.  In addition, these animals would be cute to use for a writing or research activity.  I’m not sure which one we’ll make since they are all adorable!  Maybe I should offer a choice!

Heart fish

Last, but not least, if you love strawberries as much as I do, you might want to try this yummy looking breakfast drink!  It is found on allrecipes.com. The recipe calls for soy milk, but I think I will just use regular milk, strawberries, bananas, a pinch of sugar, vanilla, and rolled oats. Freezing the fruit prior to blending will make it thick and delicious! Note: the tips on the recipe suggest blending the oatmeal in the blender before adding the other ingredients for blending. 

Strawberry, banana smoothie

Note: Links are included on each blog name and picture.  Just click to get to the web page!

Follow my Valentine’s Day Pinterest board for more ideas! 
Follow Sebrina Burke, NBCT’s board Valentine’s Day on Pinterest.



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2014 Halloween Bash Blog Hop & Giveaway

Blog Hop Halloween Bash


I can hardly believe we are already in October and Halloween is right around the corner!  This weekend I am linking up for a fun, creative Halloween Themed Blog Hop that features a giveaway hosted by The Teaching 2 Step, freebies, crafts, and recipes.  I hope you are joining in on all of this Fall fun!


Spider Cookies

Photo courtesy of A Spicy Perspective


What’s better than chocolate?  Chocolate and peanut butter!  I found this awesome recipe on A Spicy Perspective! (Click HERE to connect to her Facebook page.) I normally make these at Christmas with a Hershey’s Kiss but I love the spooky Halloween look of these tasty treats.  Be sure to check out her other Halloween treats!


Study English conceptual image


We are reviewing place value. Using the place value scoot cards below has made a big difference in the students’ understanding and retention of the concepts. The cute fall theme makes me happy!

Hundreds chart


Fall Place Value

This best selling product will be on sale for 20% off as part of the Halloween Bash 2014 Blog Hop.  Just click either photo to find them in my store.

Looking for a cute Halloween themed math video for primary students?  Check out the Five Little Pumpkins sitting on a Gate buy kdpteacher.  

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freebie Halloween place value

You can grab a free scoot game by clicking HERE!  This game is similar to the product that is on sale.  I hope your students find it fun and useful.  It would be great to use with a small guided group.  

Be sure to enter the giveaways and visit all the other blogs on this hop!
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Burke's Special Kids

Cooking Up a Great Year

I’m joining a wonderful group of teacher chefs this weekend to bring you some meal planning relief for those busy school days we all face this time of the year.  Along the way you will pick up some tips for your classroom, and have the opportunity to enter for some fabulous prizes in our giveaway!  

Cooking Up a Great Year


I’m going to share with you one of my family’s favorite fall comfort foods.  Honestly, it is great in the summer too, as the slow cooker doesn’t heat the house!




This is such a carefree meal you can do it anytime of the year for a yummy comfort dish.  Leftovers make a great meal the next day.




Chicken and cream of “something” soup, that’s all there is to it.  Even my husband doesn’t mind fixing this for dinner!


Mix together


Does that look delish or what?  You want some biscuits to go with it?  You can use the canned or frozen ones, or make this quick 3 ingredient alternative.


1-2-3 Biscuits









Cooking Up a Good School Year



Part of having a great year includes sharing fun, new books with your students.  I ran across this book the other day and I fell in love with it.  It would be great for the beginning of the year, as the underlying theme is being friends, and that everyone is special and wants to belong.  Of course it is about….you guessed it…a chicken!

On a teeny farm, a teeny hen laid an enormous egg, from which hatched the hero of our story Chicken Big. The clueless chickens thought he was anything but a chicken.  Of course, the big hearted chicken was devastated until he saved the day! The story is a twist on the classic story of Chicken Little.  It easily lends itself to comparing two texts, as the similarities would be obvious to even young readers.  It would be a nice addition to a farm unit.  If you haven’t read the book, check out the YouTube video below. It is an excellent read aloud with various voices being portrayed.


To supplement the book I created this product to practice various reading skills and strategies, as well as to develop story vocabulary.

Chicken Big Guided Reading Unit

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I have included some free sample printables from this product which you can access by clicking HERE.  


Be sure to enter the rafflecopter giveaway below.  I wish you an exciting and productive school year!


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Your next yummy stop is with Krista, Teaching MOMster!  I know you will be in for a treat! Click HERE or the button below to go to her blog.  


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If you get lost, the hop begins at this point with Carla at Comprehension Connection.

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Back to School BBQ Blog Hop

Back to School BBQ Hop

Hungry for some yummy, back to school BBQ fun? Then join my friends as we take you on a hop filled with mouth watering recipes!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese 2


You can’t have a picnic or BBQ without some watermelon and delicious cake.  Thinking of back to school and fall, I have included a moist cream cheese filled cake full of pumpkin and cinnamon goodness.  


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Your kids will love helping you measure and mix. What a great way to practice those real life math skills of measurement.  You can download the recipe by clicking the recipe above.  I hope you give it a try.  The fall flavors will tantalize your taste buds! And how can you go wrong with cream cheese!

Back to School Personal Word Wall and Writing

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I just completed a back to school product for students in Kindergarten through grade 2.  This is easily differentiated for Special Education or struggling students.  My students love completing these activities.  It is a great way to get to know more about your students and makes a cute open house project.  The students love looking at these when they are kept in your classroom library.


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Optional covers

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Be sure to check out my friend Gloria’s post at 2 Scoops of Kindergarten.  She has a cute post with a delicious apple recipe!


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2 Scoops of Kindergarten

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