Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pumpkin Prediction Freebie

Teaching Blog Addict is having a Science Week...and I decided
to share an activity I do each year...pumpkin predictions!
Here are some pictures from my class website last fall.

 And here is the little prediction freebie!  Just click the pic! =)
BTW...Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!

Oh, and if you are looking for awesome October themed activities check out the linky party over at:
Ginger Snaps!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fairytale Freebie

Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!  
I have a new set of Label It! Mats...this time focused around fairytale type stories.  
Here is a little bonus freebie not included in the pack ...all in celebration of me finishing them finally:

Check out the pack of 12 fairytale type themed mats here:

Oh, and just a little funny bit from of my kids came up to me and tattled "SoandSo said the 's' word"...and being the seasoned teacher that I am, I mistakenly said "which one?"... knowing he was about to reply 'stupid'...(which he did)...and then all of a sudden the tattletale says, "wait, how many 's' words are there?"  I told him not to worry about it. lol

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Bat, A Ghost, and A Bulletin Board

A Bat, A Ghost, and A Bulletin Board?
 I had some requests for a pack that included these cuties.  The ghost flips open and is a Halloween  writing activity.
 Click to find it at:

Hope you love them!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Pout-Pout Fish Freebie

"Pout" was one of our vocabulary words with StoryTown this I read The Pout-Pout Fish with my kids.  They *loved* the story and were SO excited to make their own pout, pout fish ...

 along with showing me their best 'pout' in the pictures =)

 Click the above picture to get your free copy of the craft template I created for The Pout-Pout Fish!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Label It Fall!

I had a request for Fall Labeling Mats that can go with or in place of my Label It Spooky Mats. 

Check them out at :

Teachers Notebook link yet to TN because I CANNOT get it to upload at TN right now!  =( I am thinking they may be having issues with their server?  As soon as it is resolved, I will upload it there and you'll be able to find it in my shop:

FB Linky Party

The Lesson Plan Diva is having a FB Linky Party!I just had to join in.  
 CLick on the button above to visit me on Facebook, like me for updates and news =)...

Check out Lesson Plan Diva's Linky Party:
 Happy Wednesday!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Apple Finger Paint Poem FREEBIE!

See?  I told you I would be back with a freebie!! =)

Simple and fun activity for your class and your apple unit.  I have my kids decorate the tree....except for the apples.  I let them dip their finger tips in red paint and dot the apples.  They love it!  We also practice the poem for them to take home and read to a parent.

You can find them at:


Don't forget this is the last night for my sale at TPT and Teachers Notebook!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Apples and Spoookiness!

New items just finished!! 
There is also a freebie I've been working on, but I just don't have it in me to finish it tonight =(  BUT...I will get it done tomorrow night, promise!

I have finished my Apple mini-pack that includes my glyph (seen on my class site)and a torn paper apple poem activity!

and also a "Label it Spooky" Literacy Station Pack...cutest Halloween Graphics EVER!!

  Oh, and did I mention it is all STILL ON SALE until tomorrow???
Check 'em out!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Do you have a room with NO view?

Or worse yet, an ugly view?  Well, at my school we have a set of windows in the hallway right outside of my room that have a view to quite possibly the ugliest trailer in the is used as a "closet " for the janitor and is just horrid to look at every day.  SO...I decided (with the help of a lovely parent volunteer) to cover the windows.  Here are some pictures in case you have a spot that could use some help, all you need is bulletin board paper and trim.  I added rope with tulle at the top (not a good idea if your school is infested with bats...but otherwise a lovely touch =) The green is just cut up crepe paper.  We used shades of blue on the windows because of our ocean theme...but in years' past I have done rainbow colors instead.

 Another idea is simple, but cute to assign the grade levels n each hallway, I used triangles cut out of construction paper and then cut out letters with bulletin board trim at the top.  Cute, huh?
 And just another random pic of the back of my room...I know some folks say kids shouldn't be over stimulated by their environment...certainly that isn't what is going on here...right?? lol

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Let's Make a Pilgrim...or an Elf!

I have had a ton of folks saying they loved the pilgrims and elves found on my class website.  I have never used a template... I had seen them done by another teacher (the fabulous Ms Wynn) and sort of changed them a bit over the years and came up with these cuties...both of which have a writing prompt in the middle.  I decided to make a template and full directions to go along with each.  

If you love them as much as I do, check them out on Teachers Notebook or  TPT 
I am still having a Birthday sale!!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

ShoP Like It's My BiRtHDaY!

ShoP Like It's My BiRtHDaY!
Yep, Saturday is my Birthday and I would love to share a little bit of the fun with you!

10% Off Birthday Sale!!
Click the links over to the side to visit my Teachers Notebook Shop or my TPT Store!
OH, and to add to the fun, I am getting to go out with my husband this weekend...we found a babysitter!!!  YIPPY!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Label It! Pack and a Freebie!

Why is it when I read or say that I hear the music to "Can't Touch This"...and then I hear "Label Time" instead of "Hammer Time"?  Probably because I am a wee bit cuckoo. =) 

Well, regardless of the state of my sanity, I created a packet of Label It! Mats...15 in all and you can check it out on TpT by clicking the picture below! Or Click {HERE}

I also created a cute little Label It! Freebie to welcome in the school year:
Click the picture to get it!
If you download it, please consider adding my shop to your favs!!

What a holiday weekend will do to you: Still sporting my glasses and pj'
Crazy kids.


Ok...I promise that I am trying not to post more than once or twice in a day...but I realized I didn't post my Top Ten on the post titled "My Top Ten" this morning..even though I meant to- I put my thank yous and clicked post- and then it actually took me two hours to realize I didn't finish my thought!!  I am losing it...I mean seriously.  I could blame the two toddlers...or the messy house...or old age...
but I won't! lol
SOOOO  ANYWAYS!  I already mentioned earlier today how much I love Mel D and Mrs Schroeder's I guess I get to add 10+ more =)

A FEW of my fav blogs out there- trust me, I have wayyyy more than 10 favs!!

I also love Mrs. Duggins' Doodlebugs...I can't get her button to copy, strange seeing as how I helped her make it?!  haha