Friday, November 30, 2012

Elf Friend & Holly Jolly Fun!

Hey blog friends! Just popping in to tell you about our new little Elf friend that arrived in our classroom this past Thursday! Santa sent us an Elf that was waiting in the Christmas tree with a special letter and the book! The kids were so excited to have an Elf friend visiting. We did a little class vote for a name and Zack was the winning name. They couldn't wait to see where he would be when we got to school today. They came in to a sweet treat... Zack had left everyone a candy cane on their desk. So far he hasn't been into any mischief... but I expect he will soon! :)

I have pictures of our Elf I was going to post.... however when I went to upload them I got the following message:
"Whoops! You're out of space. You are currently using 100% of your 1 GB quota for photos." 

Has this happened to anyone else?? How do I fix this problem??????

I also wanted to tell you about my newest unit in my TpT store, Holly Jolly Fun!



You will get the following in this 104 page unit!
-Santa crafativity pattern
-If I Were Santa writing sheet
-Elf Friends craftivity pattern 
-If I were an Elf writing sheet
-Elf coin match center activity with recording sheet
-Holly Jolly Fun ABC Order center activity with recording sheet
-Holly Jolly Fun with Rhyming Words center activity with recording sheet
-Holly Jolly Graphing center activity and recording sheets
-Holly Jolly Sentence Scramble center activity and recording sheet
-Holly Jolly Addition Fun center activity and recording sheet
-Holly Jolly Antonyms center activity and recording sheet
-Choo Choo Train Missing Numbers center activity and recording sheet
-Candy Cane Making Words center activity and recording sheet
-Hot Chocolate Making Words center activity and recording sheet
-Santa Acrostic Poem
-Candy Cane Adjectives sheet
-Candy Cane Five Senses sheet
-Holly Jolly Roll a Number center math game
-Christmas Traditions writing sheet
-Rudy the Reindeer craftivity pattern
-If I Were a Reindeer writing sheet
-Gingerbread girl/boy craftivity pattern
-If I were a gingerbread boy writing sheet
-If I were a gingerbread girl writing sheet 

I have pics of the cuties crafts that I was wanting to show you........however Blogger won't let me upload pics! :(  PLEASE HELP!!??

Hope everyone had a great week! Yay for the weekend! :)

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Monday & Tuesday Sale!

I'm joining some fabulous bloggers and throwing a sale in my little TpT shop! Everything will be 20% off in my shop on Monday and Tuesday. Don't forget to use the code CMT12 for and extra 10% off!


I'm borrowing Amy's too cute image! THANKS! 

I hope your ready to get your shop on! I know I am! :)


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Monday, November 19, 2012

Turkey Mania!

Hi blog friends! One more day until I'm off for Thanksgiving break! Whoo hoo! I thought I'd pop in and share with you what we have been up to lately... TURKEY style! We have been working on all things turkey! Here is a little peek of some of the things we have done lately.....


 I got the inspiration for this too cute turkey craft at Happy Home Fairy.


 
We read All About Turkeys by Jim Arnosky and then completed a can/have/are chart and wrote down some turkey facts that we learned after reading the book.



Students completed a How to Catch a Turkey writing craftivity. You can find this activity and pattern in my Gobble, Gobble, Gobble! {A Feast of Thanksgiving Fun!} unit  and also in my How-To Writing Pack!




I made these toilet paper roll turkeys with my after school kids.



And we made these cute little turkey hats to wear to our Thanksgiving dinner at school. 




Well that's all I got for tonight! Yay for a short week! :)

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pilgrims and Indians... And this and that!

Hi blog friends! Halloween has come and gone and we have moved on to some Thanksgiving themed fun! Today we read some books about the first Thanksgiving and made Pilgrims and Indians for the hallway bulletin board.



Students wrote what it would be like if they were pilgrim boys and girls. They wrote some of the cutest and funniest things. Here are a few...
"I would eat corn."
"I would ride a horse."
"I would share with the Indians."
"I would go fishing."
"I would practice shooting."
"I would play outside."
"I would catch a turkey."

I have finally finished and uploaded my updated Thanksgiving unit... Gobble, Gobble, Gobble! A Feast of Thanksgiving Fun! The unit doubled in size and there are a bunch of new activities and crafts that I have added! :)

This is what you will get in this unit:
-Suggested Books 
-Classroom Cooking Butter in a Jar 
-Classroom Cooking Pumpkin Pie recipe/class graph activity 
-Venn Diagram to compare children today to pilgrim children 
-Venn Diagram to compare the first Thanksgiving to Thanksgiving today 
-Pilgrims can/have/are sheet
-Turkeys can/have/are sheet
-Indians can/have/are sheet
-How to Cook a Turkey 
-How to Catch a Turkey 
-Turkey craftivity pattern
-Paper Plate Turkey pattern 
-Pilgrim Girl/Boy pattern & writing sheets
-Indian Boy/Girl pattern and writing sheets
-Scarecrow craft pattern
-Mayflower craftivity
-Indian Corn Pattern 
-Thanksgiving Making Words center activity and recording sheet
-Thanksgiving Fun read the room activity and recording sheet
-Thanksgiving Fun ABC Order center activity and recording sheet
-Thanksgiving 1 More/1 Less Number Fun center activity and recording sheet
-Thanksgiving Syllable Sort center activity and recording sheet
-Thanksgiving Acrostic poem writing paper
-Thanksgiving writing paper
-Thanksgiving Fact & Opinion activity

You can check this unit out in my TpT shop!

and if you already have this unit go back and re-download the new, updated version for free! :)

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This week we had our own little election. We first talked about both candidates and what we knew about them. Then we discussed what a secret ballot was and made voter registration cards. Students took turns bringing me their voter cards and then casting their votes!

We used a too cute election freebie that I found at Teacher to the Core for our ballots!



When the votes were tallied... President Obama won 10 to 6.


And this week our 5th-8th grades put on a Veteran's Day program for the students and for some special Veterans we had visiting our school. We made these to display. I found the cute heart craft at The Sharpened Pencil.


Don't you like how this little cutie spelling "Country?" :)

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And my sweet little Dexter dog turned 3!!! He is growing up so fast! HA



I made home made dog treats for his birthday! I found the recipe on pinterest... he loved them! :)


Well that's all I got for tonight! If you have hung in there this long and made it to the end of this long post, I'd love to give the first person to comment my Thanksgiving unit! :) Don't forget to leave your email! :)

Tomorrow is Friday! YAY!
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

What We've Been Up To... October Style

Hey blog people! I have completely neglected my little blog lately. I've been all kinds of busy and just haven't had the time to update it. And to be honest, we really haven't had a lot of extra time for anything blog worthy lately. :(  Does this happen to anyone else?? Just no extra time?? Here are a few pics of few things that we have done lately...

We read Spookly the Square Pumpkin and completed Michelle's too cute opinion writing activity. Love her stuff!





We read a bunch of bat books and completed a ton of bat activities.. here are just a couple that I snapped a pic of. 


Teri's bat was too cute so I just had to have my kids make something with it!



We used Cara's too cute bat graphing activity and believe it or not most of my kids thought bats were CUTE! :)



We have a Halloween breakfast after the Halloween costume parade in the gym instead of doing a big candy/cupcake party. I forgot to snap any pics. :(  

And here a few pics of my cutie patootie dog child...just because he is too cute not show off! :)




He is too stinkin' cute!! But I may be impartial! ha

Well, that's all I got for tonight! I'm working on an update for my Thanksgiving unit. I hope to have it re-posted soon! I hope everyone has a great week! 



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