Friday, November 30, 2012

Winter Holiday eBooks~Free Download!

Are you looking for great ideas for the holiday season...that are FREE?
Well, this is your lucky day! 
Some really great teachers have contributed freebies into these books, all compiled by Mrs. Miner! (Thanks Krissy!)

 Both books have freebies that could be used for any of the grade levels PK-2, we simply had to split because of so many awesome submissions.  If you download the books, don't forget to leave feedback! 
(Yours truly is included in the 1st-2nd Grade Edition)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Winner and News for Freebielicious!

And here is some exciting news if you are a follower of Freebielicious and want to contribute!

Hello Friends,
I know you have had fun like I have on the Freebielicious blog grabbing all of those freebies from my freebie friends! I know we have had fun creating and using them in our classrooms. So now it is time for YOU to join in the fun on Freebielicious! You have to come and join the party! You will be able to link up on the 1st of each month and share YOUR freebie! So here is how it works, you will need
a blog post with a forever freebie. A forever freebie means that it will always be a freebie and never become a paid product.When you link up, it needs to be a direct link to your blog post and not just your blog. Include the Freebielicous button below.


And here are some random pics of what we've been up to! =)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Easy Holiday Craft Pack & Giveaway! Simple Reindeer Glyph

As all of you know, I was moved to Kindergarten for just this year and again with the holidays coming up, I needed to design SIMPLE crafts that look cute and that my kinders can do in a flash (time isn't on our side recently).  Check out my newest creation...I LOVE how the Santas turned out!  

The reindeer has a simple glyph included as an option and then there are also some writing prompts and activities for the holidays. 
Here is my hallway bulletin board =)  
I really wish the pictures did it justice, it is so much cuter in real life!

Find it:

P.S. Don't forget the Teachers Notebook Sale happening this weekend until Monday and the TPT Sale Monday and Tuesday!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

TPT Cyber Monday Sale! What's in my cart?

It's that time of year again!! Cyber Monday and Bonus Tuesday TPT Sale!!

All of my TPT products will be on sale for 20% off and if you enter CMT12 to get an additional 10% off that, for a total of 28% off!

My cart is FULL UP!
Check out some of the things I plan on snagging with my savings!

Gingerbread Unit from Kindergarten Lifestyle! Need it!

Awesome Calendar Chants from Little Miss Kindergarten!

And how smart are those Moffatt Girls with the Sight Word Graphing? Love it!

Teachers Notebook Sale!

My TN Shop will be discounted 25% off Saturday-Monday...and in addition, TN has generously offered to give buyers an additional 10% off that!  

Visit my shop here to take advantage of the savings!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Updated Kitty Pack!

I updated my Kitty Pack to include 6 new pages of writing prompts and activities for Pete the Cat Saves Christmas!  If you have already purchased the pack, simply go to your purchases page and download it again.  Hope you will love the new pages!

The activities are part of a pack which includes several Kitty books (Cookie's Week, Have you Seen My Cat?, Six Dinner Sid, and of course, Pete the Cat), the pack in no way replaces any of the books, nor are they stand alone activities. They are supplemental materials, for which you have to have the original book to go along with them.

Find it: 

 TPT and TN!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Printer Love!

With the holidays approaching, a lot of us are thinking about our
list of things we want.  
I wanted to share with you one of my latest purchases for my classroom, which started when my O.L.D  printer finally passed away.  You see, it was a B&W laser jet printer from back in my third grade days (at least 6 years ago) its passing wasn't completely unexpected.  Once I got over the initial shock, I decided I would try to buy another just like it since it had served me so well....but of course, they don't make it anymore.  SO I began to investigate new laser jet printers.  I wanted one that had great reviews and REASONABLY priced cartridges. 

I decided on the 

Canon imageCLASS LBP6300DN Printer

It was $119.96 with free shipping on Amazon!
I LOVE IT!  The image quality is great, it is a little louder than my other printer, but it is still awesome!!

It was super easy to hook up and one of the great things is that the cartridge it came with is not a trial or demo cartridge, it is a full size one!  I went ahead and purchased an additional cartridge and it was only $36.99 (and has a 6,500 page print yield)

I bought this printer and didn't receive anything for the review, I just wanted to share my new printer in case you are in need of one!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

What We've Been Doing! Plus a Freebie!

Gobble, Gobble!

Each week we have vocabulary words which we go over and one of this week's words was "complaining".  
So I asked, who complains in your house the most?
This is what a couple of my kiddos said...

Of course, there was a mom that complains....

I love the open mouth!

Surprisingly enough, dad and siblings were the number one choice in my class...and
NOT ONE teacher vote!!! lol

And then, in case you missed it, here are Miss Kindergarten's Plump and Perky Turkeys she made from my pack...LOVE them!!  Click on her name and check her post out!!!

 And I couldn't resist sharing our Silly Pumpkins seen here and also over at Doodle Bugs Teaching!

Here is the complaining page in case you have that vocabulary word, too...or if you just think it is funny.

Here are some pictures of what I have done in the past for Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Erica Bohrer's Hurricane Fundraiser

Erica, from Erica Bohrer's First Grade, has created a hurricane unit to answer questions and inform kids about hurricanes.  All the proceeds for the pack are going to help victims in her hometown of Lindenhurst.  

She is such a cute and so sweet! Let's help her out and teach our kids at the same time!!

Plump and Perky Turkey Glyph & Art ~Plus a Freebie

Alright, as most of you know, I am teaching K this year (only) and so I haven't wanted to really do a lot of my usual craftivities because for 
1. they are too hard for this year's Kinders and 
2. My students (these students) can do them next year when they are in first grade.  
So I wanted to come up with something SIMPLE and CUTE...easy for kids to do without a ton of work on my part.  This is what I came up with, I think they are adorable!

 Find it for only $2.50:

The supplemental pack goes along with the book, A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman.  Although the pack has writing prompts that go along with the book, some of the activities are perfect to stand alone, as is the glyph and art activity.  

 if you aren't familiar with it, you can also find the book on Amazon here!
and here is a video of the super cute book:

And now for a quick freebie found here: