Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Spectacular Secret Santas

I am so excited to have joined two of my sweet blogging gals, Angela from Hippo Hooray in Second Grade and Marcy from Saddle Up For 2nd Grade, for a little holiday fun! We were paired up to send some seasonal cheer to a fellow blogger. I had so much fun shopping and wrapping away. Fingers crossed the goodies are well received!

I was so excited when I came home one afternoon and found this on my doorstep. And who could it be from? No other than....

Brenda picked out all of my favorite candy....My heart went pitter-patter when I opened my package and saw Junior Mints, York Peppermint Patties and peppermint bark. My "stash" has been reloaded, people! Joy to the World!!!

As I came back down to Earth from my sugar high, I saw some more wonderful surprises...
SCENTOS galore! 
I hadn't even taken them out of the box and my son was snatching up the Santa Scentos and claiming it as his! W-H-A-T???? Mitts off, kiddo! They're mine! 

A MILLION thank yous to Brenda for this extremely thoughtful gift! Simply perfect in every way! Virtual bloggy hugs are being sent to you, Brenda!!! Thank you warming my heart, adding 5 lbs to each of my hips and giving me my smelly marker high! You rock! I love it all!

Make sure to head on over and check out all the holiday cheer and meet some new bloggers while you are at it!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sequencing Freebies

Today, I am blogging over at Primary Powers.

I am sharing a few ideas on how to review sequencing with a little winter, holiday flare. 
Head on over to learn about this cute activity and how you can grab your own copy too.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Sales

As I am in a crazy frenzy trying to wrap up the first semester of the school year, I am also starting to plan for the second semester to start once we get back from winter break. I am no doubt a planner. But this time of year, it seems more difficult to get ahead. That is why I have linked up with Amanda from the Primary Gal to bring you some INCREDIBLE sales right before Christmas!

Here is how the sale works: Today is the first day of Christmas and....
 all the items below are $1.00
On the second day of Christmas all the items will be $2.00. On the third day of Christmas all items will be $3.00. and so on. How awesome is that?  I hope you will check back each day to see what is on sale. Tomorrow all the items will be $2.00.

Here is what is on sale today for $1.00:

Head over to The Primary Gal to see what other products are on sale today!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Few of Our Favorite Things Blog Hop + Giveaway

I am so excited to be joining up with some of my blogging friends to bring you a very special blog hop of  "A Few of Our Favorite Things."

Starbucks Coffee
I just HAVE to start my day with a little java. I just purchased one of these reusable $2 holiday cups! I feel so fancy! I want to share my love of coffee with you too! As part of this giveaway, you could win a Starbucks gift card from me!

Osteria Mozza:
This is my most favorite restaurant around! It is only for special occasions in my mind. You have to make reservations a month in advance. That means you can't go here on a whim. Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali rock my world. I have celebrated many special moments with my husband here, so it holds a special place in my heart. The food is incredible! The wine is amazing! It is always an event to remember. 

Lancome Juicy Tubes:
I look forward to opening my stocking Christmas morning because of these little tubes of deliciousness! Santa knows how much I love my Juicy Tubes and usually leaves me a little surprise. It lasts me the entire year and I get to remember the holidays each time I use a tube. Can't get much better than that!
I have also put THREE of my favorite holiday items on sale for 50% off December 7th-14th  only! Click on each picture to take you to them on my TpT store.

Because we value our followers and wanted to treat you to our favorite things Oprah style, we have put together the best giveaway of the season! My bloggy friends and I welcome you to the best, biggest, most cheerful event of the season:

7 winners for 7 prize packs!

Come and enter the giveaway and check out my bloggy friends' favorite things:

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Unwrap A Gift Linky Party

I am so excited to be joining Amanda from the Primary Gal for her Unwrap a Gift Linky! Who doesn't love a freebie every now and then? Tis the season of giving. And that is EXACTLY what this linky is all about- ways to make our classroom days ahead a little easier and with very little prep. 

A Present Full of Place Value

This is a simple craft to help your kids review place value concepts AND it makes a cute bulletin board. All you need to do is copy the pages included on white paper. No other prep is needed!

Have your kiddos color the present. 

Glue the two inside pages to make a pocket with an opening on the top. Depending on your grade level/ student ability, children can pick two or three digit numbers to use for this activity.

And... there you have it my friends....a little present of place value. 
I hope this can brighten your holiday season and make planning a snap!

Make sure to head over to the Primary Gal to see all the other bloggers who have linked up and grab those low prep freebies!

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

TpT Winter Ebooks Have Arrived!

I am so excited to be able to announce the arrival the 2014 TpT Winter Holidays Ebooks! 

TpT Winter Ebook Grades 1-2
I am thrilled to be part of this collaborative book for first and second grade with 50 fabulous bloggers and TpT sellers! Each page offers a holiday teaching tip and a link to a special holiday/winter freebie! It is our holiday gift to you and the best part...IT IS FREE!

Make sure to snag a copy of my Sledding Into Subtraction sort book, which is featured in it!

 I truly hope you enjoy each and every page! Share the love with your friends and colleagues too!
 (Other grade level books are available on the TpT listing page.)

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

What's On Your Wish List?

Who doesn't love a SALE?  I for one, can't wait for the TpT Cyber Sale to start! The big question is...How many times will I empty my cart at checkout over the next few days? My wish list is growing and I can't wait to start shopping. I'm linking up with Jivey to share my excitement!

Here is an inside look at what has been wish listed most in my store and what I have on my wish list.
The number one thing that has been wish listed from my store are my math interactive notebooks for FIRST, SECOND and THIRD grade.


They are all common core aligned, include sample pictures of every page and are simple to implement into your curriculum. I have math interactive notebooks available for grades kindergarten-fourth, as well as, bundled interactive notebooks for grammar and reading. Click HERE to see all the available choices.

My Future Is So Bright Writing Craftivity {Beginning AND E

This makes for an adorable bulletin board and it helps the kids reflect on how far they have some throughout the year.
The top MUST HAVE item on my wish list is Winter Nonfiction Close Reads by Aimee Salazar. I use close reads in the morning for warm up with the kiddos. These will be engaging and the perfect reading level for my second graders. I can't wait to use them! 
Nonfiction Close Reads for the Winter Months {CCSS Aligned}

What's on your wish list?


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