Thursday, November 29, 2012

More Christmas Goodies

Quick post-----here are a few more December/Christmas goodies that I posted up today on TPT.

This is my Santa Hat Build a Word activity (like my Pie build a word and Pumpkin Build a word). Students cut out the letters. On this one I did include the editable templates for making 3, 4, 5 and 6 so that you can make your own. Click on the picture to grab it up!!

Here is a freebie. It includes letter cards plus a paper for students to write their letters.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

December Fun Pack--Finished!!! And a sale!

Finally---the December Fun Pack is finished! And it's on sale today because I missed Monday. You can grab it here for 20% off today only!!!

This pack is full of various items!
coloring sheets
number/tens frame memory
before/after number worksheets
cvc word work mats
sight word--find the elf game
2 versions of labeling Santa
What Color is Santa's Hat?--emergent reader
3 variations of Christmas List writing templates
Roll the cube/write the number activity
I can see a.......Pocket chart activity cards with writing sheet
Cut and paste beginning sounds sheet
and more....

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Editable Christmas Calendar Cards & Sale!

I'm finally feeling like I can return to the land of the living---ugh it's been horrible. I did get my Editable Christmas calendar cards posted this morning

This pack includes:
2 sets of calendar cards (1 page is editable for each so that you can include any special days that you might have planned)
2 December calendar headers
2 December calendars (both editable--one in landscape, one portrait)

This isn't the greatest view of everything but it's the best I can do right now. Click on the picture above to take you my store. 

This is on sale for 20% off plus what TPT is giving. I am running my sale until tomorrow because I've been sick. I will have the December Fun Pack posted tomorrow morning. Again, sorry it was not all up this weekend!!!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 26, 2012

TPT sale and an I'm sorry

Ugh I hate being sick. Apparently the horrible stomach bug decided to attack me (of all people... Me!) on Saturday and I'm still under the weather. Then the Internet crashed so I'm apologizing that I don't have my December fun pack and a few other December goodies up on TPT in time for the sale. So because of that I'm extending my sale until Wednesday in hopes that I can get that stuff uploaded
by tomorrow.
Please hop over to my store though because everything is 20% off plus the extra 10% that TPT is offering!!!! I'm sending this through my phone so I can't post a link to my store but there is a link on my sidebar.
Again I apologize the stuff isn't uploaded so keep checking back through Wednesday and I hope you fill your cart with goodies today and tomorrow!!!!

My little buddy is keeping me company!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Liebster Award Nom and Upcoming TPT sale!

I hope that you all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm stuffed after eating at my dad's house last night with that half of the family, going to my mom's today to eat, and then to the in-laws this evening to eat. I do believe I am oh say..around 30 lbs heavier now...LOL I see some serious walking and exercising in my near future...possibly...unless the couch calls my name before I can get my sneaks on....

I will be participating in the Cyber Sale going on Monday and Tuesday on TPT!!!

Use Promo Code: CMT12

I'll have my December Fun Pack uploaded by then as well as a few other Christmas goodies that you will be able to grab. I hope to also have some more digital papers as well. So stock up and grab and get 20% off of my stuff and TPT is offering another 10% for a total of 28% off of your purchases. I know that my wishlist is FULL of goodies!!

And my dear bloggy friend Mrs. Leeby over at Learning With Mrs. Leeby nominated me for the Liebster Award. 

The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. It is to show new bloggers that they are appreciated and to help spread the word about new blogs. Thanks Mrs. Leeby I appreciate it!! It means a lot!

The rules:
- You must post 11 random things about yourself.
- Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
- Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
- Choose 11 blogs you love (with less than 200 followers) and link them in your post.
- No tag back (but please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so I can learn more about you)!

11 Things about Me:
1. I was born and raised in the same small town that I live in now (in fact like 3 blocks from where I went to HS & my grandma lives right behind us)--so I know everyone it seems.
2. I have 3 sisters (2 are step-sisters but we've been family so long I normally don't say step)
3. I am the oldest grandchild on my dad's side and the shortest...all of cousins are at least 6 ft tall. I'm pushing 5'2 with shoes! LOL (my sister is about an inch or two taller than me)
4. Growing up I've always wanted to be a mom---one day maybe....
5. I heart chocolate and orange juice---at the same time
6. I can knit.
7. I LOVE to read (Mrs. Leeby--i saw you read eBooks. Do you have a nook or kindle???)
8. I've killed two deer with the same car while in college
9. I'm pursuing my master's degree (will be finished July 2013)
10. I love to watch New Girl and the Vampire Diaries :)
11. The beach is my most favorite place in the whole world....

11 Things asked by Mrs. Leeby
1. Do you play an instrument?  
Yes..the Ipod and the cd player (LOL) no seriously--I've never learned how to play an instrument...always thought it'd be cool to learn how to play the drums only b/c my dad knows how
2. Where have you traveled?
I have not traveled outside of the country. I would LOVE to visit Australia. But I have been to NY, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, SC, Indiana,  (ok..basically everywhere surrounding North Carolina!!)
3. What is your favorite thing to cook or your favorite recipe?
Good question...I enjoy cooking when I have time so I'd have to say...oh, I made the most awesome homemade vegetable soup last year...I found it on Pinterest and it's a.m.a.z.i.n.g....I'll have to do that again soon.
4. How long have you been teaching?
this is my 10th year
5. What's your zodiac sign?
6. Camping or hotel on a beautiful summer weekend?
Camping if there is a bathroom!! 
7. Most embarrassing blogging moment?
Um...I think just all of it sometimes because I'm so new at this. Feeling like I'm being obnoxious with asking for followers at times.
8. Bath or shower?
Shower but I wouldn't rule out a bath
9. Wine or beer?
I don't really drink anymore, but if I had to
10. Real or fake Christmas tree?
Fake--my sister used to break out when we had real ones so I just stuck with the fake because I was used to it
11. Is blogging taking over all of your free time?
Yes...unfortunately b/c my grad school stuff ends up taking a back seat!! 

Questions I'm asking my nominees:
1. How long have you been teaching?
2. What is your favorite holiday?
3. Do you have any siblings?
4. If you weren't teaching, what would you do instead?
5. Do you have a favorite sport to watch or play?
6. What do you do in your spare time?
7. Where is the farthest place you have traveled?
8. What is your favorite movie?
9. How long have you been blogging?
10. What made you begin blogging?
11. Favorite food?

Blogs I'm nominating:

Wow what a hard time I had picking just 11 blogs....there are so many amazing ones out there. Don't forget to comment here and leave a link when you've answered! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

More papers and Sale!

Quick post tonight----here are some more papers that I made.

This set does not show all the papers (25 that you can get) but it gives a hint on what each would look like. A variety of colors, some pages have a more texture feel than others. Hope you like. Click on the picture to take you to the store.

This is my star-burst paper set. 
This comes with 8 png files that you can use! Click on the picture to check it out.

I am having a Happy Thanksgiving sale until tomorrow night. 

Plus I'll be joining in the TPT sale next week where you will get 20% my store plus another 10% from TPT (totals 28%). I'll be adding more goodies between now and then so keep checking back!!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Digital Papers, past activities, and a SALE!

I need to find a balance of goofing around on the computer and actually getting something else done around here...does anyone else have this same problem?? I love it though...I learn something new everyday and I'm still trying to figure stuff out...any pointers on creating papers or anything of the like?

Last week was busy with Award's day, new progress report/report cards, parent conferences, etc. etc. etc.

But I did manage to snap a few pictures.
This is a picture from my Tommy Turkey Song activity. The turkeys are in the picture to help the students know when to clap!
My little friend is locating words that she knows.
You can find this activity by clicking on the picture below.

This activity is from Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business. We used this in small group math to put the tens frames in order and my assistant worked with her small group on the sentence building puzzle. The students really enjoyed this activity.  

This is a song we sang to practice our 3D shapes. I pinned it from another pinner and it can be found on YouTube. Of course it's HarryKindergarten. 

Now in honor of all you wonderful followers out there who I am very Thankful for...I'm having a Thanksgiving sale at my TPT store. It starts tonight and ends Wednesday. Head on over and pick up some goodies for Thanksgiving next year as well as some other items!!

Here is another set of digital papers that I created. You can grab this set for FREE by clicking on the picture.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

New creations--digital papers

First of all---what a lonnnggg week and how jealous am I of you out there who get the whole week off next week!! :)  At least I only work Monday and Tuesday (for the first time in a long time--no Wednesday early dismissal!) Definitely thankful for a two day week coming up.....

Well I've tried my hand at creating digital papers. It's a lot of fun---addicting though (I've gotten no actual school work done today!)

I hope these work for you guys. I've set one up as a freebie for you. Please leave a comment below and feedback on my TPT store if you like it. I will always take suggestions. Commercial and personal use ok as long as you credit back to my store.

Here's the freebie. Click on the picture to take you to my store. 

Here are my other two sets. 

I am working on my December Fun Pack---hope to have that to you guys really soon!!! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November Fun Pack--finished!

I know November is almost over...whew. But I have finally finished my November Fun Pack!!! If you downloaded my Pumpkin and Owl Fun Pack (one of my best sellers on TPT) you will like this pack because it has the same type of format. 

Here is my November Fun Pack.

It includes the following:

coloring sheets
word/picture matching
number/number word matching
number/ten frames matching
rhyming pairs
number writing practice
turkey circle map/brace map/tree map
parts of a turkey poster and black and white copy
Tommy Turkey emergent reader
letter/word sort
letter/number sort
word/sentence sort

Also, if you download the preview from my will get a freebie!!! Click on the picture to check it out!

Oh and if you stayed on this post and read all of the way through (thanks!!)...then the first person to comment with their email will receive this pack for free!

Thanks for following!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Stuffed with Thankful Thoughts and a freebie

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away. Whew---is anyone else overwhelmed??? I feel like we just had Halloween and how am I supposed to cram all the awesome stuff I have now for Thanksgiving into like 4 days??? 

Ugh. Oh well. I'm linking up with Lyndsey over at A Year of Many Firsts for my thankful thoughts---wow I have so much to be thankful for.


1. My Savior---without Him, I'd be nowhere, with Him--all things are possible.

2. My awesome hubby!! We've been through some awesome, crazy, horrible, and words can not describe stuff in the past 10 years we've been together. It's amazing what God can do in a marriage and I couldn't ask for a better hubby or best friend!

3. My crazy dog....we lost our first fur baby last year so it was hard to get another one. But we love him...even though he can drive me N.U.T.S!

4. My friends (who rock!) and my family (who rock too!). 
5. A great job teaching a grade level that I love.
6. And doing this blogging thing---what an amazing way to "meet" so many awesome people.
7. My church and my church family---it's like a home away from home.

I'm so thankful for so many things that I can not begin to express all of them on here. And of course I'm thankful to all of my followers. So here's a little freebie for you. I've just learned how to make a document editable (so I hope this works!!).

Click on the picture to download it!

graphics by and Graphics from the Pond

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Wow---a winner's week!!!

First of all---I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all the veteran's out there, those who have served, are currently serving, and those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. I have a lot of friends who are military and many family members who have served or who are overseas right now. Thank you again!!

Ok---wow it's been a week of winnings! First of all--I won Kristin's giveaway over at A Teeny Tiny Teacher (who by the way--if you have not read her blog--is absolutely hilarious!!!) I won her math anchor charts---I'm so excited to be able to use them with my small math groups. It comes with black and white copies as well as colored, and I'm thinking I'll use the colored posters above my small group table. I really think these will help my low level students gain a better understanding of number concepts. 

So that was earlier this week---then I woke up this morning and checked my email..and I had won again!!  I had entered Kathleen's Thanksgiving Giveaway over at Growing Kinders. Boy--am I won lucky girl--I won a ton of Thanksgiving packs from some amazing ladies.

Here's a few things that I won:

Awesome huh!!?? Check out Kathleen's blog post about this giveaway so that you can snag these items and MORE from their TPT stores!!!

I'll be back tomorrow for a freebie and I should will be finished with my November Fun Pack so you can check that out!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Turkey Time!

Just a quick post---I've uploaded a couple of things to TPT about turkeys. I'm still working on my November Fun pack (it's formatted like the Pumpkin and Owl Fun Pack--if you downloaded that be looking for the November one by this weekend hopefully!)

Here is what I uploaded:
Five Little Turkey Book-----It's about 5 little turkeys who are strutting about on the farm when one notices something weird and the others realize they smell pie and they need to run and hide. It also comes with picture cards so that students can retell the story.
Click on the picture to check it out. 

The other activity I uploaded is a song about Tommy the Turkey (to the tune of "Bingo").
It comes with the song, a student copy of the song, word cards for the pocket chart, and writing paper so that students can write about Tommy. Click on the picture to check it out!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November Currently

I have been a terrible blogger this week. I have a grad school presentation tomorrow night and for whatever reason it's kicked my butt. I think it's because I'm T.I.R.E.D and this has not been on my list of *faves* to work on. Ah, it's finished (finally--my computer went kapooeee last night and I didn't hit save for the power point part) so I had to work on it today. 

Speaking of power points---any helpful hints on how to keep a document editable but still keep the clip art/graphics safe from being copied b/c of TOU???? I'm still new to a lot of this--so any suggestions would be great! Thanks in advance...

Now--November Currently---how I love these!! Farley always has some awesome stuff on her blog...check it out if you haven't already! Here is my currently---

Yes the Panthers are playing---are they clue I'm in the other room...but I hope they finally pull one out today!!
And I love scarves, leggings, and boots and all things Fall---especially since it's finally feeling like Fall around here.
Does anyone else need more time in the day???? I seem to never have enough--and when I do, I don't want to do what I "need" to do.....hmmm

and I HEART Jack Hartmann's music for the classroom--especially his Transition Train CD --great instrumental music for our writing time and of course the Penguin Dance. (Oops--just realized I left an N off of his name on the currently...sorry Jack!)

Hope you hop over to Farley's page for the other currently's!! Don't forget to follow her rules!