Sunday, October 19, 2014

FALL Craftivities Bundle Giveaway

Have you heard of Sheila Jane Teaching?  She does the "Teachers We Love" video series among other fun videos like, "What's in my Teacher Bag?" and "Classroom Cribs"...she is a hoot!
When she asked about interviewing me, I was a little nervous, but the fact she wanted to talk about craftivities and art...well, that is something I am always happy to talk about!  What could I possibly share about crafts?  Well, you'll have to watch the video and find out!
So what are you waiting for??  Watch the video! =)
Be kind about the accent!
To celebrate the video, I am offering ALL the crafts I share in the video!  ALL OF THEM!  (and a new one or two!)  All you have to do is follow some pages and, of course, watch the video! =)  
If you have a moment to watch some of the other videos on Sheila's YouTube Chanel, you should!  She's extremely talented and you should already be following her blog, Sprinkle Teaching Magic...she just shared  a post about 4 NO cost teacher costumes that is GREAT!!

Click {HERE} to visit her YouTube Channel
A BIG thank you to her for the interview and making me sound a little less dorky than usual!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pumpkin Week {FREEBIES}

 We started the week off with homemade pumpkin bread and labeling..the page is from Lyndsey's  (A Year of Many Firsts') pumpkin pack {here}
 Need the parts of a pumpkin labels?  Get them {HERE}
 The life cycle pictures above are from Lyndsey's pack also =)
 The idea for these crazy pumpkins are from Doodle Bugs Teaching and the recording page is from Lori, Teaching with Love and Laughter {here}
 We read about the "Ugly Pumpkin" and hypothesized about whether the inside of the green "ugly" pumpkin would look the same as the orange pumpkin we cut open the day before.  

Like the recoding page?  Get it {HERE}
 We saved some of the orange pumpkin to see what happens...
 We used Cara Carroll's Great Pumpkin Investigation booklets {here} to learn all about out pumpkins. The kids LOVE investigating!
 We counted the stripes.
 We measured it's size.
 We pulled out the "guts"
 We counted the seeds…ALL 620 of them!
 For snack we had pumpkin muffins and pumpkin chips.
 ….and pumpkin brownies…and pumpkin m&m's (weird)…and pumpkin cookies….and pumpkin shaped pretzels!
 Oh, and one other thing to share:  we were working on the sound for "th" and made our Thinking Thumbs.  Here is the original post and the download is {HERE}.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's post and GIVEAWAY!  It's HUGE!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Halloween Just Add Dice NO PREP Math Game Pack

Guess who finally finished her Halloween Just Add Dice Math NO PREP Game Pack??
I'll tell you who…

With adorable clipart from my sweet friend, Nikki, MelonHeadz, I have the cutest dice game pack ever for your Halloween Season!
You can find the new pack {here} on TpT!
I also updated the Just Add Dice Bundle to include the new Halloween Pack!
Click {Here} to download it again, or to purchase.
Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!  Can I get an AMEN??

Sunday, October 12, 2014

{Awesome} Custom T-Shirt Mega GIVEAWAY from Freebielicious

Every once in a while,  the girls at Freebielicious discover a really awesome product for classroom teachers that is so amazing, we just have to share it with you! Today is one of those days! Get ready because we are hosting a super cute giveaway for custom classroom t-shirts from We will be giving away a class set* of custom t-shirts to THREE lucky Freebielicious fans! Isn't that amazing? 

These are NOT your average t-shirt designs. The people at ClassroomFaces are so creative, they found a way to print a collection of drawings from every child in the class on the set of t-shirts, to create a truly custom design! Nobody else in the world will ever have a t-shirt exactly like the one your class designs. The website may be called "Classroom Faces" but there are SO many more options for children to draw than just their face. Sample designs on the website show creative ideas using student handprints or drawings of the school mascot.  Here's a picture of what the t-shirt my class designed:
Parents LOVED them!!
Since the Freebielicious girls are such good friends, we designed our very own set of Classroom Faces t-shirts. We enlisted the help of our talented friend (and fellow Freebie gal) Nikki from Melonheadz to create custom drawings of each of our faces. The finished t-shirts were absolutely ADORABLE! I absolutely love my new custom Freebielicious t-shirt from Classroom

~About Classroom Faces~
Creating a class set of t-shirts featuring your students drawings is easy. Each child just needs to create a simple drawing. To create t-shirts with one-color ink on a solid colored t-shirt (like ours) each child needs to draw their picture using a fine point black marker. The ClassroomFaces website has downloadable templates that you can use to guide your students. Full-color illustrations on a plain white t-shirt are also possible. I am in love with our shirts!
 And so is Jack!

Extra Savings for Freebielicious Fans

Freebielicious fans that order a class set of tshirts can save $1 on each tshirt and receive 1 free teacher tshirt with their order using promo code FREEBIE14. Orders must include 15 or more paid shirts to qualify and must be postmarked by December 31, 2014

Enter to WIN a Class Set of Custom Classroom Faces T-Shirts

Now that you have seen how ADORABLE these t-shirts are, it's your chance to try and win a set for your classroom. The wonderful people at ClassroomFaces are graciously giving away a class set* of custom t-shirts to 3 lucky Freebielicious fans! Each set is valued at over $250. Stop by the Freebielicious blog for your chance to WIN! CLICK HERE to ENTER!!
*Up to 24 tshirts will be included in each prize pack. Winner can choose to order a class set of traditional single-color tshirts or tshirts will full-color illustrations. Additional t-shirts can be purchased for $11 or $13 (depending on t-shirt size and style). Shipping is free for winners that live in the US. If a winner requires shipping outside of the US, the winner is responsible for shipping costs. (Shipping to Canada costs between $5-$20 depending on weight and location). 

And don't forget to leave a comment here or on yesterday's post to get a chance to win my Little Red Hen Book Companion pack!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Little Red Hen Book Companion

How much do you love The Little Red Hen?
If you're like me, you love it!  I love the message of working hard and helping others.  I have been working this week on a book study of the traditional story and some other fun versions.
You can find the pack {here} on TpT
Our week was BUSY!
We made bread!  You wouldn't believe how many of my students had never seen bread made!
Jack approved!
 Look at all the things included!  All the photos I am sharing are activities included in the pack!

 We also experimented with  yeast!  The kids were so excited to see the balloon "magically"  blow up!
Here are two of the books we read this week, along with the traditional version =)

We also used Life in First Grade's Little Red Hen Fraction Pack to create these cuties:
This is a pack that is a lot of fun and includes a TON of resources for your students!  Want to win it?  Leave a comment for a chance to get your own copy of my The Little Red Hen pack!  Can't wait?  It's on SALE through Monday!!