Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Elf on the Shelf

Do you have one of these cuties in your classroom?

 I love the fun and "naughty" pranks these little elves can have in our classroom!  Last year our classroom elf was a little girl!  She would show up in the funniest places in our room and give us instructions for the day...very bossy!  Well this year, we don't have an elf in our classroom!  I know, it's very sad!  I just have too many things to consider...I have several students who would not be able to handle the disruption in the normal routine!  So alas, I wanted to have something that the elf can leave for YOUR students to find and play at math time!  So here it is...

Don't worry!  I still put this game in my math centers!  My students love playing the game (over and over) and have absolutely LOVED the math coloring sheets!  It's so funny how coloring a math problem is more fun than writing the answer!  It's still math....whatever works, right?  

I hope your days before the Winter Break are not too crazy...I'm trying to breathe and have fun!  The kids love this time of year so much.  They are the reason I do what I do!  

Also, if you haven't seen this Pinterest Board, you have to take a look!  It's all the antics of the Elf on a Shelf!  Some of these ideas are very clever! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Happy Holidays! I'm Throwing a Sale!

I'm feeling the Christmas Spirit!  I don't know about you, but around the holidays I love to have fun with my firsties, BUT I try to keep things as normal and routine as possible.  Well, I've also been finding that my students's behavior improves when I throw in an occasional center game that is new to them!  Well, if you want to try out a new game for your class either now or after the break, I'm throwing a sale!  Here are some of my class favorites:

I have my winter and holiday products on sale for 20% off.  You can shop my store from now until Friday!

Now, I have a question for you.  I'd really appreciate some input from other teachers.  I use the Daily 5 in my classroom this year, and I love it!  My question is about reading groups.  Do you still work with reading groups daily, weekly, or only individual students? Please comment below!  Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Monday, December 9, 2013


I'm so happy you all downloaded my freebie!  Thanks for following my little blog!  Check in later this week!

Flash Freebie

Please check out my TpT Store for a flash freebie!  It will only be up for 10 minutes!

This is one of my favorite little products for reviewing short vowels.  Click the picture below!

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I hope you find it useful!  

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Frenzy beings today!

So the Frenzy is finally here!  Click on the picture below to head over to my Facebook Page!  Like my page and grab a freebie especially for you and your students.  Then click the link to the next and the next and the get the picture!  You are in for a treat!  We've got lots and lots of freebies for you!  So, what are you waiting for?  Click the picture!

 You can start here on my Facebook Page!  If you get lost along the way, check the maps below!  There are several Frenzies taking place.  Have fun collecting your freebies!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December Frenzy Starts this Friday!

Only 3 more days!  

Are you familiar with Facebook Frenzies?  I've participated in the last 3 and they are truly amazing!  I've grabbed some great products for my classroom and have also contributed some of my favorites to the Frenzy!  So be sure and check in on Friday to collect your Freebies!  The theme is Winter Holidays and I'm participating in the Math Frenzy!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

4 more days!

I'm getting ready!  

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Sale!

Today and tomorrow are the cyber sale on TpT!  Don't miss the 28% discount available during the sale!  My store is on sale for 20% off.  Enter the code CYBER at check out for an additional 8% for a total discount of 28%!

I've added lots of great Christmas Themed activities for your students!  My tubs are filled this week with lots of these new activities!

I'll try to post some pictures of my kiddos in action this week!  

And last but not least, check back on Wednesday, December 4 for an exciting announcement!

Until then have a great week!