Sunday, November 27, 2011

Poppin' Into the Holiday Season! and some FREEBIES!

 That cute lil mouse is ready for some holiday adventure in "If You Take A Mouse To The Movies"! Don't you just LOVE these books by Laura Numerhoff??? Me too! This is a great book to use when teaching cause and effect or recalling details. I've done lots of activities in the past that go along with this story and I decided to package them up in this lil unit. Check it out!
Click the pic to check out this unit!
Anyone else excited about Cyber Monday? WoohOOOO! {I'm hoping to find some treasures!} Don't forget that TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS is offering an additional 10% off on 11/28 when you enter the code CMS28 at checkout! And everything in my TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS & TEACHERS NOTEBOOK shops is on sale thru Monday also!

I've just finished up a few more sentence scramblers for the's a lil holiday FREEBIE for ya! {If you grab this lil freebie be sure to leave me a shout-out! LOVE to hear from you!}
Click the pic for some HOLIDAY FREEBIES!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Jingle! Jingle! Jingle! I Can Hear Those SALE Bells Ring!!

Oh yeah! I LOVE the sound of a SALE!!! I confess, on Thanksgiving Day I secretly can't wait to finish up the dishes so I can sit down, browse all those black Friday sale flyers and plan my ATTACK! lol Just kidding about the attack thing, but I really do get some sort of crazy thrill with that whole black Friday sale madness. And I really had quite a method to the madness figured out UNTIL this year! What's up with starting these sales at midnight??? That just messed up my entire plan...oh WOWSIE did we ever experience some sCaRy shopping!!! I'll just say, better have on your game face when you enter WalMart at midnight! Wow! We decided to abort our mission and nap for a couple of hours then returned at 2am to an empty store-it was awesome--and, yep! I got the "Black Friday Treasures" that I set out for! Now, for the next big sale...I've already added oodles of goodies to my TpT & Teachers Notebook wishlist so I'm ready for CYBER MONDAY! Jingle, jingle, jingle!!! Let those SALE BELLS ring! EvErYtHiNg in my Teachers Pay Teachers and  Teachers Notebook shops will be on sale Saturday thru Monday! {On Monday Teachers Pay Teachers is also offering an extra Cyber Monday sale...just enter the code CMS28 at check out and receive an extra 10% off!}

Mix & Match patterns for a super-cute holiday writing display!

Check out these cutie-patootie elves!!! My kiddos had a great time making these and now these super-writers are ready to display their letters to Santa!
I also want to give a super big THANK YOU shout-out to Staci over at Going Nutty in First Grade! for sending me the Sunshine Award! You are awesome! Be sure to head on over and check out her blog!

Enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving break! {Hope you're having some good luck finding your "Weekend Sale Treasures"!}

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pizza or Grilled Cheese??? Check out these FUN turkey books!

Have you seen these books??? Well, they are a HOOT! My firsties absolutely loved both of these fun stories. They went right along with our lil Turkey Disguise project. Both stories are about turkeys that are trying to disguise themselves to keep from becoming Thanksgiving dinner. Soooo cute!!! And just guess how the stories end...yep! you guessed it-with pizza & grilled cheese for dinner! The kiddos thought these were yummy choices for Thanksgiving dinner. After reading the stories, we started on a lil data collection in our classroom and here's what we came up with so far...

Two of my cuties were absent today so we will have to finish up our chart tomorrow. I'm predicting PIZZA as the dish of choice!!! I also just finished up an individual data collection sheet for my firsties to do tomorrow.'s a lil Thanksgiving FREEBIE copy for all my blogging friends!

Just click the pic for your Thanksgiving Freebie!

Looking for a few more Thanksgiving activities? Check out my new TURKEY TIME FUN unit at Teachers Pay Teachers and Teachers Notebook!!

And since were all focused on Thanksgiving break...has anyone seen those Black Friday ads yet??? Oohhhh, I think I'm being tempted to venture out into that madness!  Anyone else that brave crazy??? lol

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Here's a Ton of TURKEY TIME FUN! (& a Freebie!)

OMIgoodness! I can't believe how fast this month is flying by! (Well... I am kinda anxiously counting down the days til Thanksgiving break! YOU?) Each year I send home a little Turkey Disguise homework project with the students and I'm always amazed at the different ways that the families disguise the turkeys. Of course, it didn't surprise me to see this turkey disguise...
No turkey here!
It's a World Champion St. Louis Cardinals baseball player!
And those of you out there that are lovin' that zebra print...
No turkey here!
Just a zebra wearing a pink tutu!!! LOVE IT!
If you've got a lil gobblin' goin on in your classroom during the next couple weeks, then you might want to grab this pocket chart center FREEBIE!
Just click the pic to download
Give me a shout out and let me know if your kiddos like this lil Thanksgiving center. If your interested in more... check out my "TURKEY TIME FUN" unit at Teachers Pay Teachers or Teachers Notebook.

Hope you have a great week with your kiddos! (Check back later this week to find out what happens to our turkeys!!!)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

And the WINNERS are...

Drumroll, please! The 3 winners of my giveaway are.....
Congrats to you guys! Got Cassie's email-Sarah & Grade ONEderful, just leave me a lil shout out with your email address and I'll sent my owl unit right out to you! Thanks so much to everyone for entering the giveaway. Be sure to check back this week for more FREEBIES. (I'm working real hard to get my turkey unit finished!!!) Well, its time to get bed (this time change thing really messes me up!) I need to be well-rested for my firsties in the morning!

Don't forget...EVERYTHING at my Teachers Pay Teachers & Teachers Notebook shops is on sale through Monday! Have a fabulous week!!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Now this is something to HOOT about!

Hey! Just finished up my Owls & Woodland Animals Unit! I will be giving away a copy to 3 of you AmAzInG followers tomorrow! If you haven't entered my giveaway yet, HURRY-just a few short hours left. Also EVERYTHING at my Teachers Pay Teachers & Teachers Notebooks shops is on SaLe through Monday! You have to check out these AdOrAbLe owl glyphs that my firsties finished up yesterday...

They turned out sooo stinkin' cute!!! As a matter of fact, I thought they did such a great job that I spent about 3 hours last night trying to figure out how to use them to illustrate my "Guess Who?" owl facts book". (Good thing the Mr. fell asleep early on the couch-gave me the chance to spend some quality time with my computer! lol) Check out how cute they look on this book!!!

I can't wait to see my kiddos faces when I reread this book to them, but this time it will have pictures of their owls in it! Gosh I just LOVE it when my firsties get so excited about learning!! Here's a pic of the chart that we filled out after reading several non-fiction books about owls. I also made a student-version of this-just click on the picture below for a FREEBIE!

Just click on this pic to download your FREEBIE!
Here's a little preview of my new unit-just click on pic if you want to see more!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's Time for a Celebration Giveaway!

It's time to celebrate over 300 AmAzInG bloggers!!! You guys are awesome!!! I really REALLY LOVE all of the great connections that are being made through the blogging community. It's just incredible to see how everyone shares ideas and has such a passion for teaching! Yeah for teachers!!! Well, with Halloween behind us, I am super-duper excited to start my owl unit with my firsties. One of my absolute favorite books is "Owl Babies" by Martin Waddell. I have used this book with kiddos in preK all the way up to 2nd grade and....yep! they ALL LoVeD it! Those baby owls are so darn cute, especially that little Bill! I've been working to put together a bunch of owl activities in my new unit & should have this ready by the weekend-just in time for my GIVEAWAY!

Ok, so here's the scoop...
You can have up to 5 chances to win: Sorry, contest has ended. Thanks!
  1. follow my blog
  2. follow my Teachers Pay Teachers shop
  3. follow my Teachers Notebook shop
  4. blog about this giveaway (or tell a friend if you don't have a blog)
  5. add me to your blogroll
Just leave me a comment for each of these things (include your email please!) and 3 winners will be chosen using the random number generator. Hurry-contest starts now & ends Sunday (Nov 6th) at 12am. Ready...set...GO!!!