Saturday, December 20, 2014

Holidays Are Here ~ Pinterest Favorites!

Happy Holidays everyone! Today I'm posting over on my collaborative blog The Primary Pack! In case you don't follow us, [I forgive you] here's my post!
Click on the pictures to see the pins. It'll bring to you to my new Holidays are Here board where I've gathered all my favorite holiday pins in one place for easy repinning!

I love hot chocolate!! It is my go-to drink during the chilly Florida winter days (yes, there was some sarcasm there!) This is such a cute idea for student gifts or to make at home with your own kids during the break!

So I obviously have a thing for mason jars! These are such a cute and simple way to decorate for the holidays! 

I keep all of the holiday cards we receive on our mantle, but I love this idea of putting them on your kitchen cabinets! So simple!!

This is a brilliant idea!! Put all of the holiday cards together in a little book and save them each year.


I know most of us are already on winter break, but my Holidays Print and Go pack really saved me the last couple weeks before break!! No prep printables that I could hand off to my students for some independent work time or homework. (I'm currently working on a winter-themed print and go pack!)

Make sure you visit my Holidays are Here board for more fun ideas and follow me while you're there!!
I'd love to see some of your favorite holiday pins! Leave it in the comments so I can repin to my board and we can get some new holiday time ideas!

Yes I know, something is missing here... 
all the yummy holiday foods!
Well, make sure you head over to The Primary Pack on Monday for my good friend and fellow Pack lady, Kelly from Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten. She'll be posting all her favorite holiday food and recipe pins!




Saturday, December 6, 2014

Unwrap a Gift!


10 days left!!!
If you're anything like me, then you are counting down the days until winter break and using as many print and go pages as possible! Now, now, I don't want you all to think I'm a lazy teacher because I've been working hard on getting assessments done! Next I'll be working on parent gifts, and these kiddos just need independent practice to do! And that is why we create and use print and go pages!! (So you see, we're not lazy...we're the smartest teachers ever!!)

It's been a long process, but I finally finished my Holiday Print and Go pack! It's full of reading, writing, and math printables that your students can work on for morning work, homework, extra practice, independent work, you name it!

A brought in a few pages to do a test run, and I had students asking for more... yay! Little do they know, they are going to see a lot more of these pages during the next couple weeks!

CVC Spelling
I know, I know he wrote spider! Definitely not a CVC word. However... he spelled the word spider correctly so I'm just not going to complain!
There is an answer key for this page included in the full pack so students can self check their answers.

Hanukkah Color by Sight Word

Christmas Graphing

Patterns

Color by Number

The full pack includes 45 printables for reading, writing, and math!

Reading & Writing:
-Christmas story handwriting and fill-in-the-blank story
-Christmas acrostic poem
-Gingerbread differentiated writing
-picture story differentiated writing
-writing pages
-color by sight word
-read, trace, write, glue sentences
-CVC spelling

Math:
-graphing
-ten frames
-count by 1's (to 20)
-count by 5's (to 100)
-count by 10's (to 120)
-color by number
-add and color
-subtract and color
-basic addition with missing addends
-true/false equations for addition and subtraction
-patterns





Get your FREE sample by clicking on the image below! 

Grab the full pack for 20% off this weekend only!!


Don't forget to head back to The Primary Gal for more gifts to unwrap!!



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Currently!

Well, I thought about the Currently on the 30th... and then it didn't even cross my mind until I was getting into bed the night of the 1st! The first day back to school after Thanksgiving break just wiped me out, but it's only the 2nd so I'm not too late!

Happy to be linking up again with Farley!



Listening: I love Wheel of Fortune! It's my dream to be on this show one day!!

Loving: I think I've used this one before, but I seriously adore my supportive husband. Today was a rough day with one of my students and the moment I come home and he sees the look on my face, he just wraps me in a hug and holds me tight. Makes everything better!!

Thinking: Thanksgiving break just messed me up! Not that I'm complaining about having a full week off.... but my sleep schedule is so out of whack now! I MUST go to bed at a "decent" time tonight!!!

Wanting: Wouldn't it be awesome if dinner just made itself?? You're probably asking 'What about that amazing supportive husband you just talked about?' Well... he had to leave for the evening so if I want to eat, I better get in the kitchen! (As I sit here doing the Currently instead...)

Needing: It was cool for about a day down here in Tampa-land. I'm not a big fan of cold weather, but 60's would be nice! It would at least make it feel like winter is almost here!

Giving: FREEEEEBIE!!!!!! Grab a small sample of my new Holiday Word Scrambles
Click HERE for your freebie!

{Click on the image to see the full pack.}


Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Dollar Deals and Bundle Bash!


While I'm really sad that my favorite holiday is over... I do love getting great deals! Lots of sellers have linked up some fantastic products today (and tomorrow) that will be only $1!! Such a great discount! Check out my dollar deals below and then head on over to Primary Possibilities to see all the great linked up products!


Here's my dollar deals for you!
1. Winter Graphic Organizers - differentiated tree map graphic organizers for all things winter!
2. I Have, Who Has? 2D and 3D Shapes - 3 games! 2D, 3D, and 2D + 3D
3. Winter and Holiday Retelling Graphic Organizers - differentiated graphic organizers with winter and holiday themes for retelling any story!


Don't forget, my write the room activities are always $1!!
{Click on the image to see all the write the room activities in my store.}

The other great deal going on today is a bundle bash!! I've picked 3 of my top selling bundles to be on sale for 30% off today!

Here are my bundle bash deals for you!
1. Brag Tags for Academics Bundle - 4 packs of academic brag tags to add to your collection or get one started!
2. Brag Tags for Behaviors Bundle - 4 of my best selling behavior brag tag packs!
3. Write the Room Bundle - all of my write the room activities bundled together at one low price! (At 30% off this is the cheapest this bundle will be for a long time!!)

Search "BlackFriday2014" to see all the great bundles on sale!

Don't forget to check out all the other great dollar deal products!!




Monday, November 24, 2014

Mixed Up Monday Linky!


I love this new linky from The Sunny Side of Second Grade! Anything goes??!! Now that's a linky I can get used to! Check back on Mondays for new products or freebies, something neat happening in my classroom, a new strategy or idea, or something else... because anything goes!!

For my first Mixed Up Monday I think you need to see what happened to me last Thursday during "The Great American Teach-In." I have an awesome parent who is a firefighter and came in to talk with my class. He has everyone's attention, including mine, when all of a sudden he calls me up to put on the firefighter uniform...
First thought: Awesome! Something to post on IG and Facebook and blog about!
Second thought: OH. MY. GOSH. I'm so claustrophobic!!

Here goes nothing!!




... well, I survived! But, I was definitely taking lots of deep breaths from the oxygen tank I was wearing! The things we do for our kiddos!

I'm off this week for Thanksgiving break (which is why I was able to write this blog post!) Can't wait to relax, work on some holiday and winter products, enjoy time with family, and eat eat eat! Enjoy your Thanksgiving and have a great week!!



Sunday, November 23, 2014

All I Want For...Black Friday!!


I'm so excited to be joining my amazing friends over at The Primary Pack for another fun linky and giveaway! We are celebrating Black Friday in a fun, and early, way. We are sharing a few of our wish-listed items that are in our carts and also the most wish-listed items from our own stores. We are also having a HUGE Black Friday Giveaway! Check it out below ... You don't want to miss it!!


This linky gave me a reason to go through my wishlist! I can't be the only one who adds things often which results in a super long wishlist!! Here's a few of my favorites:

-Word Families Word Work Pack by my fellow Primary Pack-er Amber of Mrs. Masters Kinder Love - Perfect for my word study station! I love when my students can get extra practice with our words by doing fun things like stamping and rainbow writing!
-Snap Cube Center Alphabet by Simply Kinder - I would love to add this to my math tubs! Letters and snaps cubes together?! Brilliant!
-Winter Wonderland Digital Paper and Accents by A Little Peace of Africa - I seriously love these graphics! I have lots of her stuff, and it's all so unique and fun to use!
-Seasons Interactive Notebook by Creative in Kinder - My science notebooks need some lovin'! I have lots of great things in my math notebooks, but my science notebooks have been feeling left out. These 2 packs will really help with that!!
-Writers' Workshop: Just Add Kids by my fellow Primary Pack-er Gina Peluso - Just add the kids?! I can do that!! I just love the variety of activities and resources in this pack!



Here are a few of my most wishlisted and best selling products from my TpT store!

-Sight Word Sentences {Read-Trace-Write-Glue} - This pack has been a big project for me! It currently has the first 50 Fry words in sight word sentences for students to read, trace, and write. Then, they have to cut and glue the sentence in order. Over the next few weeks I will be adding the next 50 words (and the price will increase... so grab it now!!)
-Homework Brag Tags and Character Education Brag Tags - My brag tags are some of my best sellers! Brag tags are a behavior and academic incentive that the kids just LOVE!! These two packs will give you some fantastic tags to add to your collection or help you get started on a collection! My behavior tags bundle is featured in the giveaway, so don't forget to enter!
-Ways to Show Numbers Posters 1-20 - These mini posters are a great visual for students as they learn their numbers. Each poster shows four different ways a number can be represented. The posters are regular page size (8.5x11) and come in color and black & white!
-Write the Room Bundle - This bundle contains over 20 write the room activities at a huge discount from the original packs! There's some serious write the room to be had if you purchase this bundle!!




Drumroll please.... Check out this HUGE giveaway package you can win by entering below! There is a resource from almost everyone in The Primary Pack, perfect for all primary grades!! Good luck, friends and happy shopping!

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Now It's Your Turn To Join The Fun! 

Just a few rules to follow and you're on your way:
1. Download the images above!
2. Add your favorite sellers products in your TpT cart to the "My Black Friday Wishlist"
3. Add your own products to the "For Your Black Friday Wishlist"
4. Link up below to share your Black Friday Wishlists!
5. Don't forget to enter our fabulous giveaway above AND visit others linked up below!





Thursday, November 20, 2014

4 Things I'm Thankful For Linky from The Primary Pack!


Hey everyone! Here's my post from The Primary Pack's "4 Things I'm Thankful For" linky!

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday!! I love getting a week off of school spending time with family, eating lots of food, and relaxing!! Check out all the things I'm thankful for! Then grab the images, link up, and let us know what you're thankful for!!


Sometimes I'm really thankful that I live in Florida! It could be that I'm a Florida girl born and raised, but I just do not deal well with cold weather! This time of year, I'm just happy that I'm not freezing or getting stuck in the snow! (although snow days do sound nice...)

Except for a month or two out of the year, this is what we do!



Well, you just saw her above and if you follow me on Instagram then you've seen many pictures of my adorable pup! Ok... maybe I should have mentioned my hubby first when writing about being thankful for my family... but, he wouldn't be surprised that I mentioned the dog before him!
I love my little family, and I'm super thankful to come home to a loving husband who pushes me each day to be a strong, positive person and my sweet Sadie girl who lets me cuddle with her after a long day!

Love these two!!!
My husband is a former Marine and came to our school's Veterans Day program and spoke with my class beforehand. Today he'll be coming to visit again for the "Great American Teach-In" and he'll be showing my class how to do Aikido, the martial art which he practices.


I know it's going to sound crazy, but my closest friends are some of my blogger girls who I haven't even met! I'm so thankful these ladies are just a text, Facebook message, or group post away! Anytime I have a question or need to vent, I know they'll be there for me! The only hard part is remembering the time difference when I want to text Cassie from Mrs. Thomas's Class over in Texas or Kelly from Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten over in California! Waiting for them to wake up some Saturday mornings can be difficult!!
When I needed help setting up my first linky (this one!), Alexis from Laugh Eat Learn jumped right in and got it all ready for me! They are friends from afar, but some of the closest I have!

I finally met these two lovely Primary Pack ladies at the Florida blogger meet up in October! I'm so thankful that Meredith lives in my hometown and Amy lives just a short car ride away from me so I can see these blogger gals on a more regular basis!



I am SO thankful for the 2 Kindle Fires I have in my classroom which came from DonorsChoose! (Next project... iPads!!) This little boy can be quite the challenge and having the Kindles have given him a reward to work towards and something to look forward to. (Bonus! He's also learning while playing on there!!)

I'm also thankful that I have at least one student every year who understands my Florida Gators obsession!! Another little boy bought me a Gator poster this year from the book fair!
(This picture is from Red Ribbon Week - "Team Up Against Drugs")

Now it's your turn!!
The Primary Pack would love to read what you are thankful for! Click HERE to grab the images and tell us what you're thankful for! (Or right click on the header and banners above and save as images.) Don't forget to link up below and read what everyone else is thankful for!!

(P.S. The graphics and clip art for the header and banners are from A Little Peace of Africa. I love her burlap stuff and just had to use it! She has some amazing and unique images that I really enjoy using in my creations!)

Happy Thanksgiving!!