Monday, February 27, 2012

Leap Into Savings!

Happy Monday, friends! Only 2 more Mondays to go til Spring Break!
I am watching the Bach, so this will be a quick post FO SHO! He is wearing a bow tie, for the love! The fantasy date cards creep me out!!!! I mean, don't they have FAMILY watching????

All (only 15...ha!) of my TpT products will be 20 % off this Wednesday!
Don't forget to enter code L2P9Y to get up to an additional 10% off. 28 % off...I will be shopping til I drop on Wednesday!
Be sure to check out these two FAB and FREE Dr. Seuss mini units! LOVE these ladies!

Hope your Seuss week is off to a happy start! :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Once Upon a Time {Hard and soft /c/ and /g/} Word Work

Happy Hump Day! Why do the four day weeks always seem longer??? I guess because I am trying to stuff five days of fun into four! My student teacher is slowly taking over one subject at a time and I love that I can spend more time working with kiddos and getting organized making LOTS of to do lists!!!

Here is what we’re up to this week:

Math: Money

If you haven’t checked out Cara’s The Great Coin Collection, go NOW! It is FABULOUS! It is chock full of goodness, including number work activities and games!

Writing: Stories {Beginning, Middle, and End}

We have been learning all about Sticker Stories! The kiddos are OBSESSED! This will remain a choice in Work on Writing for the rest of the year! Click {HERE} for the freebie Sticker Story printable!

sticker story

Reading Comprehension: Asking Questions {Who, Where, What, Why, How}

We are doing an Audrey Penn author study this week! I HEART CHESTER!

Phonics: Hard and soft /c/ and /g/

This MIGHT be the hardest spelling pattern we have worked on all year! I feel like we might need to revisit this again before the end of the year! I created a unit that includes a Word Sort with a printable, a game, and a mystery word making words activity. Click {HERE} to check out Once Upon a Time {Hard and soft /c/ and /g/} Word Work on TpT.


I will email the Once Upon a Time {Hard and soft /c/ and /g/} Word Work to the first five peeps to comment – please leave your email address! Congratulations to Cheryl, Christine, Cassandra, Jennifer, Gina, and Kasey! :)

Have a great rest of the week!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bama Blogger Meet Up

Can’t wait to meet Jennifer, Ms. A., and more this weekend! If you live in Alabama, please come out on Saturday! We would love to see you there! :) Thank you so much to Jennifer, at First Grade Blue Skies, for organizing the meet up!

I am so excited to stay up late tonight and go out to lunch tomorrow!!! We have a Professional Development day,  but we all know that is like having a day off! HA! Have a great week!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover!

Now that V day is over, I am SO READY for SPRING! Today was sunny and 68 in Bama…SPRING FEVER! Onto the next holiday…St. Patrick’s Day! HA!

I could not be more excited about the brand new Old Lady book! This time the old lady swallows things that make a rainbow that comes out after she meets a leprechaun! LOVE! Now there is one for every holiday, except for Valentine’s Day! Hopefully, Lucille Colandro will hop right on that! HA! So thankful to Denyse at Scrappin Doodles for creating another fab graphic set upon request! LOVE HER!

Click on the pic below to check out the newest Old Lady mini unit for There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover!


Click on the picture below to order the brand new book from Amazon!

old lady clover

I will email this unit to the first 7 people who comment with their email address!

Kristin has made my day yet again with her ridiculously FUNNY Bachelor recap! Check it out here!

Have a great rest of the week, friends!

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Sweet Valentine :)

Happy Monday! We had our Valentine party today…what a way to start off the week! :) HA! It was pretty low key, no crafts…just yummy fondue and reading valentines {they are OBSESSED!}

If you are needing a last minute Valentine for your kiddos {class or your own littles!}, check out this Pinterest inspired valentine idea!


SO EASY! Just clear treat bags {I got mine at Target – 20 for $2.00}, red tulle {I CAN NOT GET ENOUGH OF TULLE!!!! It is bow wonderfulness!}, two graham cracker squares, 1 Hershey bar square, and 1 jumbo marshmallow!

Click {HERE} to download a copy of the tag {without my name! Ha!} and you can sign your name at the bottom!

Have a very happy and sweet Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Make a Word and a Valentine freebie!

Happy Hump Day, friends!

First things first…has anyone else OVERINDULGED in Girl Scout cookies???

Someone remove them from my house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just for the record, my faves are Thin Mints and Samoas!

Now on to school stuff…

I posted Make a Word! {Short Vowels} to TpT this week! I also posted a Make a Word! {Long AND Short Vowels} set…these activities are the same as the Make a Word! {Long Vowels} and Make a Word! {Short Vowels}, just combined for a savings of $1.00.

Click on the pictures below to check them out!

maw short       maw long and short

As always with a new TpT post, I will email Make a Word! {Short Vowels} to the first 5 peeps who comment with their email address!

I am getting super excited for Valentine’s Day! I just love red and pink…and candy and Girl Scout cookies! :)

Our party is Monday and we will enjoy chocolate fondue and all the delish dippers {strawberries, apple slices, marshmallows, brownie bites, pretzel rods} YUM!

On Tuesday, we will hunt for the Sweetheart Snatcher!! Could Abby GET any more creative?? {Do you hear my Chandler Bing voice?} It is the CUTEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN! Can’t wait for my sweeties to hunt for that sneaky snatcher! :)

Here is a little freebie for you…I am working on some more Mystery Word pages for other holidays!

Click on the picture to download from TpT for free!

mys val

If you are a Bach watcher, please head over to read Kristin’s recap! HYSTERICAL stuff, people!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Tag...I'm it! :)

TGIF, friends!!!
I am ready for a little game of TAG!

Here are the rules:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Post 12 fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 12 new questions for the people you tagged.
4. Tag 12 people and link them on your post.
5. Let them know you've tagged them!

12 Fun Facts

1. I am the oldest child in my family.
My sister is seven and a half years younger than me!

2. My husband is my best friend!
We have been together for 8 1/2 years (married for 6 1/2 years!)

3. My newest craft obsession is my embroidery machine!

4. I am obsessed with monograms!
My dad calls our house 'The House of B' because I have so many monograms!

5. I studied abroad in Paris during college! J'aime Paris!

6. My hubs and I want to start our family this year!

7. My favorite thing to bake is cupcakes! I just learned how to make the icing look good (good bags and tips!)

8. I can't watch a movie without Milk Duds. It's like physically impossible!

9. I love to read! My current favorite author is Kristin Hannah.

10. I met my SOUL SISTER (our nickname for each other) when I moved to Birmingham! We both taught in the same district in a suburb of Atlanta and then moved to Birmingham the same summer and both got jobs teaching Kindergarten at our current school! She is a precious gift from God and makes every day at school more fun! :)

11. My student teacher started today! She is super sweet!

12. I am a red head! I used to hate it, but now I love it!

Since I was tagged by 4 people, I am going to answer 3 questions from each of their lists for a total of 12!

3 questions from Melly ~
1. How did you decide to become a teacher?
I have always wanted to be a teacher! My first grade teacher was so much fun and I thought she was the most amazing person ever! I love that I teach first grade now! :)

2. What is your pet peeve?
CRUNCHING!!!! Ice crunching really puts me over the edge!

3. What is your favorite cook at home meal?
Hands down, my grandmother's recipe for Sauce and Meatballs! YUM!

3 questions from Allyce ~

1. Do you eat in your staff room?
Um, no! We have to eat in the lunch room with our kiddos! Not exactly a leisurely lunch! Ha!

2. How many elementary schools are in your district?
I teach in an excellent school district! We only have 5 elementary schools!

3. What is your favorite dessert?
ANYTHING Oreo! Oreo cookies, Oreo ice cream, Oreo brownies, I could go on!

Questions from First Grade Delight ~

1. What time do you usually get to work every morning?
We have to be there by 7:30, so 7:29??? HA! I am not a morning person, and I learned long ago that I don't get much accomplished in the morning, so I arrive right on time! :)

2. What is your dream vacation?
I would LOVE to go on a Mediterranean cruise!
We went to Italy for our five anniversary and absolutely loved it!!!!

3. How long have you been teaching?
This is my seventh year!
I have taught Kindergarten for 4 years and first grade for 3 years!

3 Questions from Taylor at Baking...Crafting...Teaching...Oh My!

1. What is your favorite thing about your job?
Listening to first graders and their hilarious stories!!! They keep me laughing ALL DAY!

2. What is your favorite grade to teach?
FIRST GRADE, for sure!! They are still cute and small, but they are so much more independent!

3. What is your favorite stress relieving activity?
I love to go to spin classes!

Ok...I am sure that is more about me than you EVER needed to know! :)
If you haven't been tagged yet, then TAG! You're it!

Have a wonderful weekend!
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