Friday, December 28, 2012

Freebie Friday

I can't believe that it is the LAST FREEBIE Friday of the year!?! I, of course, had to link up with TBA!
Freebie Fridays

I have been working on a lot of new items and will hopefully have them all up before I return to work on January 7th. Here is a freebie of my Winter Handwriting Practice Packet. (Click on the first picture.)

With New Years fast approaching, what are you planning on doing for New Year's Eve? Leave a comment below.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

123 Cocoa Counting Freebie & MIA

I know I have been MIA for awhile. Last week I started feeling under the weather and just didn't have the energy to do much. Well, Monday came and I still wasn't feeling good and seemed to be getting worse. I decided to go to the doctor and low and behold.....I have the flu. Ugh! I got medicine and proceeded to come home and go straight to bed. About 2 hours later while I was deep asleep, I get a phone call. My daughter had a 102 temperature and I hear her crying in the background. I quickly call my husband who goes and picks her up. I'm now stressing, because I don't want her to have it. Made a phone call to her doctor who will see her that evening at 6:50pm. Ugh! She gets home and my husband gives her tylenol and she goes to sleep. Finally, the time has come and she goes to the doctor. They give her the flu test and it's NEGATIVE. WOOHOO! We give her more tylenol before bed. The next morning, my husband isn't feeling well. Great! Just Great! My daughter is doing better, but now he has a fever. Ugh! Luckily, she got the flu shot so lots of hand washing and santitizing going on. Now to today, I am feeling better, but I got word this morning that my dad has the flu. Oh, boy!

Also, my heart goes out to all the families, students, and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary School. My friend's husband's fraternity brother lost his little girl that day. I can't even imagine the pain they are all going through. I cry for them everyday and wish there was something that I could do to help with their pain.

Now in order to make up for all the missed days, I will be having several freebies a day. Here is one to start today. It is called "123 Cocoa Counting". Your students need to identify the missing numbers on the cocoa cups with marshmallows. It also includes 2 worksheets and is common core aligned.

Please leave a comment and Enjoy!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Silence for Sandy Hook Elementary

I can't even put into words how I feel. I pray for all those innocent children, teachers, families, and town. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Write the Room and Santa, Santa Reader Freebies

This is a short post tonight for the freebies. I will be able to post more tomorrow evening after my staff training on Intensive Reading.

The 2 freebies are a Christmas Write the Room and a "Santa, Santa, What Do You See?" Emergent Reader. Click on the first picture of each set below to snag your freebie.

Christmas Write the Room

"Santa, Santa, What Do You See?" Emergent Reader

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

3 Freebies and a Giveaway- Days 7, 8, and 9

Is it just me or did this weekend go by super quick? I can't believe that tomorrow is ALREADY MONDAY! AHHH!!! Tonight, I have to finish an assignment for my last gifted class, work on my Reading Group Powerpoint Presentation for a workshop I am holding for my K, 1, and 2 teachers on Wednesday afternoon, and make 2 batches of my Overnight Blueberry French Toast (my family's Christmas Brunch favorite, yummo) for our school's "10 days of Gluttony". (I'll take pictures of it tomorrow morning and post it for you all to see.)

I'm sorry I haven't been around the past few days. I promise I am on track now. Since my last post, I went to the Scholastic Books Warehouse Sale in my area and scored some awesome books. Here are some pics of what I bought.

I was able to score about 98% of these books at 50% off. Woohoo! Several of them are even hardcover. A few I bought for my daughter, but majority of them will be going into my unit boxes. Besides the sale, we also had dance class, christmas pictures, and my dad's 60th Birthday Party yesterday! What did you all do this weekend?

Now onto the Freebies and Giveaway! Remember to Click on the first picture as they are only available for 24 hours! Then they will be available for purchase in my TPT store the next day.

Day 7:
I created a Emergent Reader using Christmas Lights and color words. Your students can practice writing the color words and identifying them.

Day 8:
Syllable Sorting Literacy Activity: Students use the Holiday themed cards and mats to sort the syllables in the words on the cards. A worksheet is included for assessment.

Day 9:
Winter Handwriting Freebie: This is a freebie from my Winter Handwriting Packet. This is also the item that I will be giving away to one lucky follower in my giveaway.

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Good Luck to everyone! Don't forget to leave some love!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Day 5 & 6...Sorry for the delay

Have you ever had that day where you are just way to tired to do anything? Well, yesterday was THAT day for me. I got home late and was just way to tired. I ended up falling asleep sitting up while reading a story to my daughter, that's how tired I was. So I'm sorry for the delay of Day 5. To make up for it, I am posting both Day 5 & 6 now and leaving it up until Saturday morning. That's extended time to snag your freebies. : )

Day 5 Freebie is....a Reindeer Labeling page, Reindeer web, and Reindeer Tree Map. Remember to click on the first picture to snag it.

Day 6 is a Stocking Stuffer Counting. Students count the dots on the ten frame and then find the candy cane and cookie to match the number. The candy canes have the numeral on them and the cookies have tally marks. This center activity aligns with Common Core K.CC.5. Click on the picture to snag it.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be posting some craftivities soon! Remember to leave some love and share my blog.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day 4 & Giveaway Winner Announced

Good Morning all my wonderful teacher friends! I hope everyone had a maginifcant Monday. I didn't post the new freebie late last night, because well I was just plan pooped. We had BAT testing yesterday and I had to administer the assessment to a group a students who got extended time. This just plain tuckered me out. We have it for the rest of the week as well. (Sigh!) Poor babies with all this testing!

Anyways, my K,1, and 2 teachers are starting to get their classrooms into the full holiday swing. Our principal purchased "Elf on the Shelf" for each classroom. The teachers are super excited and I will be sharing with them some activities that they can do with it. (Pictures to follow.) I got one for my 2 year old and on the first day, she loved it. The second day when he came, he was in a different spot and she said that she doesn't like him, "He's scary!" I think him moving kind of freaked her out. I would LOVE to hear any ideas that you have done with your elf, so that I can share it with my teachers.

Here is today's Freebie. It's a set of 3 worksheets for students to practice ABC order. They must color a gumdrop path to for the Gingerbread children to the Gingerbread House. Click on the first picture to snag it!

I also, wanted to announce the of my December Handwriting Packet Giveaway! Drumroll please, the winner is ....

Check your inbox! Well, I hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday. Don't forget to share what you have done or are planning to do with your Elf!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Day 3 of "25 Days of Christmas"

I don't know about you all but this weekend flew by. Today was extra busy for me. Church in the morning, grocery shopping, decorating our Christmas tree, working on a project for my Gifted Course (last one before being endorsed, Yippee!), and working on some things for work. Tomorrow is going to be a busy day at work, I will be proctoring our BAT testing for 3rd-5th grade students. This test gives us a better understanding of how our students will do on the State Assessment in the Spring. Keeping our fingers crossed that our students will do well!

Well, I wanted to share my freebie for Day 3! Remember, that it will only be available for today then it will be posted to my TPT store to purchase. All I ask that you do is leave a comment on my blog, follow my blog, and/or pin it on pinterest. I really enjoy hearing from everyone and love sharing with all of you. Here is a preview of today's freebie and don't forget to click on the first picture to snag it.

Well, I am off to bed! I will announce the Winner of the December Handwriting Packet Giveaway tomorrow. Have a wonderful day and enjoy!