Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas Countdown

Don't you just love the Christmas season? I've been busily getting all my Christmas cards out this year. I have never sent them out this early. However I know if I don't do it now, then I'll forget all about them. I actually made my Christmas cards this year. Now that I know how to make products. I figured I can make Christmas cards too. So I gave it a try and I think they turned out pretty cute! My kids are already asking when is Santa coming? So Christmas countdowns have been on my mind a lot. I always buy my kids those chocolate Christmas countdowns. They love getting to eat a little chocolate each day.        For school, I used to make a Christmas countdown in my class with the green and red strips and the kids pulled off a strip everyday. Well I changed it up this year. I made two different countdowns. The first one is a 1st Grade Sight word countdown. Each day they have to read the sight word they take off. My First Graders are really struggling with sight words so I hope this helps! 
    The second countdown is a math fact countdown. It includes: doubles, adding, subtraction,and times tables. That way you can fit it to your students needs. It really works for any grade level. Click on the pictures if you want to check them out. I recently dyed my hair and I hate it! The first person to guess the new color of my hair, you can choose between these two packets. Have a blessed weekend! 
    One last thing! I will be having a sale on all of my products on Cyber Monday and Tuesday. Everything in my store will be 20% off. You can also enter the code cmt12 at checkout to get an additional savings!
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Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Best Apple Pie

 First Grade and Fabulous is having a Holiday recipe exchange.This is not teacher related but with the holidays fast approaching. I thought I would share my favorite apple pie recipe with you. Every Thanksgiving I make this apple pie. It seriously is the BEST!! I got this recipe from my mother-in-law. My husband craves this pie. In fact last year I took it to Thanksgiving. He snuck my pie out of the main area and hid it in the laundry room. Hoping no one would notice it was gone. That way he could take it home and eat it all himself. :) I found this tutorial on You Tube. It's the same recipe but at the end instead of crumbling the topping I mash it all together and spread it over the top. Either way it tastes the same. 

What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish? 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Making My Classroom a Community

Every year we try to make our classroom feel like a community. We take an individual picture and blow it up to a 8X10 and ask the kids what they're best at. We then display their picture above the words be your best. The students love seeing their picture posted. It also helps with learning others names and they're able to read what the other kids are good at. Their pictures always turn out so cute.

This is my last years picture. You have to add your picture too right? I don't know about you but several of my sweeties call me teacher. This helps them  learn my name too. How do you make your classroom a community?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thanksgiving Thank You to our Followers 100.00

Thanksgiving Gift Cards Give-Away- $100.00 in Gift Cards

Thanksgiving is a great time to show appreciation to everyone in our lives that support us. Sooooo... four of my blogger friends and I decided to sponsor a "Thanksgiving Thank You- Gift Card Give Away"  

We will each be sending the winner a $20.00 gift card.  After all, who couldn't use an extra $100.00 in gift cards for the holidays?

All you need to do is follow our blogs (2 entries per blog following), follow us in TpT (2 entries per TpT following,) and if you can blog about our give-away- 10 entries!  It's possible to earn  a total of 30 entries. Here is what the winner will receive:

Teresa at Fun in K-1 will be giving away a $20.00 Gift Card to Target. 
Fun in K/1

Cindy at Granny Goes to School will be giving away a $20.00 Gift Card to Old Navy.

I'll be giving away a $20.00 Gift Card to MAC Cosmetics. My all time favorite makeup.

Megan at Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade is giving away a $20.00 Gift Card to The Limited.
Mrs Wheelers First Grade

Ash at Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks is giving away a $20.00 Gift Card to Target

 The Teacher Wife
So go over to and enter quick. I would love for one of you to win. This is a giveaway you won't want to miss. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sight Word Game Turkey Time

I'm linking up with teacher to the core she is doing a linky party on sight word games. She has so many amazing ideas and isn't this graphic to die for?        
 I too have made some Thanksgiving sight word games. Just in time for the month of November. Check them out. I do it everyday during guided reading and my students LOVE them. It's the first thing they ask me when they come to the table. They want to know if we are going to play turkey time. There is a Kindergarten, First Grade, and a Second grade one if you want to check them out!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Roll A Turkey {Adding Style} Freebie

I can't believe November is already here. The month of September is always the longest month for me then October, November, and December fly by. I looked all over for a roll a turkey with adding all I could find was number identification ones. So If you're like me and want an adding one. Click on the picture below. My students are having a hard time with adding. So I thought this would be a fun way to reinforce the concept.
If you would like to learn more about me.Today I'm featured on Fun in 1st. I love reading all of her posts but especially her posts on Tuesdays. If you would like to be featured email her. 

There is an AMAZING giveaway going on right now. Miss V's Busy Bees is having one of the biggest giveaway I have seen. I'm giving away my Awestruckly Adverbs Unit. Go enter if you haven't yet. 

This weekend Granny Goes to school is having an awesome giveaway. I have partnered up with her to giveaway a 20.00 gift card to Mac Cosmetics(my all time favorite makeup). She is giving away 100.00 in gift cards to one lucky follower. Make sure and check it out this weekend. I would love for one of you to win. 

I won a darling packet on
Just Wild About Teaching 
It's her Pre Primer and Primer Dolch Sight Word Game. Go check it out. It's well worth your money!

Friday, November 2, 2012

November Currently

First off I have to say how deeply saddened I am for those living back East. I can't imagine what you're going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Are you so ready for the weekend? I sure am! I'm so glad it's Friday and tomorrow I get to SLEEP IN.  This week has been exhausting especially with Halloween falling on a Wednesday. Can we just move Halloween to the last Friday of the month? It would be so much easier on the kids( and teachers :)). My kiddos were higher than a kite on the day after Halloween. I couldn't believe it. 

I'm linking up with Farley on her November Currently:

I just had to add this AWE SHUCKS... Lately I am really trying to find balance between my job and family. Sometimes I feel like I'm missing out on my kids lives and they're growing up so fast. I know this isn't teacher related but sometimes it's alright right? I promised to post pictures of my little ones on Halloween. 

This is my Miss Sass....

This is my Frankenstein sweet heart. 

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