Friday, December 20, 2013

Frosty the Snowman Puzzle

     With only 5 days until Christmas, I thought it would be fun to share a puzzle that I just made. I have a Frosty the Snowman Puzzle that I think a lot of you could use during the holidays with your families. To get a copy of yours, just click on the puzzle image below. Happy Holidays, everyone! :)

Mommy and Me Creations

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Love For Sandy Hook

As educators, we remember and honor our fallen colleagues and their students from Sandy Hook School.  We honor them each day in our classrooms in which we continue their dream of teaching our children.  We honor their memory with our service.  Join with teachers everywhere in committing random acts of kindness to show our love for Sandy Hook.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness

This month (and hopefully long past December) my students and I are performing random acts of kindness throughout our school and community! We've come up with a list of wonderful things we can do and I've even designed a "super secret calling card" (as my kids like to call them) to leave with our special delivery or deed.  Click on my button below and hop on over to my blog to see what our first random act of kindness is for the month and why we are doing this is in the first place!  There you can also grab a FREE set of your own "super secret calling cards."  There are five different holiday designs to choose from :o)  Here's a little sneak peek:

Happy Holidays Y'all!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


It is F-R-E-E-Z-I-N-G here in MN!
I'm keeping busy by making freebies.
 We have been focusing on number order, missing numbers and counting in many different ways. 

To check out all of the ways that we have been doing number order and to grab a freebie, just click the picture below!

 Happy Winter!
Here's what it looks like in MN:

Doesn't that look pretty?
Here's the temp.

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Stay warm!

As educators, we remember and honor our fallen colleagues and their students from Sandy Hook School.  We honor them each day in our classrooms in which we continue their dream of teaching our children.  We honor their memory with our service.  Join with teachers everywhere in committing random acts of kindness to show our love for Sandy Hook.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Freebies and Activities of Christmas Past

Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your December. I am always in extra good spirits this month. I love all the Christmas cheer, lights around the neighborhood and extra seasonal activities. Over the years, I've posted quite a few freebies during this time of year, so I thought it would be fun to repost some of them here in one post for your convenience. Hopefully this will spread some cheer. :)

This is such a fun picture prompt! The kids really get into it. You can click on the picture to download...

I also did a class story. This is ALWAYS a favorite. We come up with the story together and every student gets to contribute to the writing of it as well.

I made this flip book to use with my reading groups or centers. They flip the cards to made sentences that make sense. The orange words are all positional words. You can get that freebie by clicking on the picture.

I blogged about this freebie reading passage yesterday on my own blog, but just in case you missed it...

If you are looking for some big units with tons of activities, you might want to check these out:
Click on the pictures to see what's included.

My Gingerbread pack has hands-on phonics and sentence building activities, reading passages with close reading questions, and an original poem and my own version of The Gingerbread Man. This is one of my favorites so far!

You can find this writing freebie there too:

If you are looking for literacy centers for the entire month, you will LOVE these:


There is an explanation included in each pack about how I manage my literacy centers. It has saved me so much time overall! Plus the kids get into a routine early on and then the rest of your year is so much easier. You can click on the pictures to see those.

If you just want some ready to go Christmas printables, you will find TONS in my Christmas pack:
Phonics, grammar, reading passages, comprehension practice, writing prompts, you name it!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

5 Winter Freebies!

Happy Holidays!
I know you're all ready for the Cyber Sale tomorrow!
Here are the details:

Since you'll be spending so much money tomorrow, I thought I would share some winter freebies for you and a chance to win some TPT Gift Cards before the sale!
Candy Cane Investigation
 Winter 1-50
 Winter (and Christmas) Word Recognition Freebie
Winter Syllables and Tally Freebie
Snowman Thank You Card

And would you like to win some extra TPT $???

Monday morning I'll send one winner a $10 TPT gift certificate via email and Tuesday morning, one lucky winner will receive a $25 TPT gift certificate and one person gets this pack:
Winter Wonderful : A warm bundle of worksheets, books,  ma
Click the button below to enter!
 And if you want to see a list of sellers offering the 28% discount, click the picture below!
Happy December 1st!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Free 50th Day of School Activities and a New Unit

Our 50th day of school is this upcoming Tuesday and I have this pack printed and ready for my kiddos to have fun with! We'll be counting to 50 a lot and in many different ways!
Click the picture below to download this FREEBIE!
And I just finished this labor of love! We are about to have a farm theme in my classroom and I wanted the perfect unit to go along with it!
(It's HALF OFF for today only!)
Click the picture below to head over and check it out!

Happy Sunday!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trick or Freebie- Day 8

We made the scariest night of the year! Whooo hoooo. Just kidding. The only scary thing going on around here is the end of our fabulous blog hop. Thanks to all of you who came back eahc day to pick up some great freebies. We hope you had as much fun as we did and found something helpful for your classroom. 

Our last freebie is coming to you from Kathy at First Grade a la Carte and Irene at Learning with Mrs. Leeby

Kathy is offering a great Halloween freebie all about nouns! One is all about plural nouns and the other is a "batty" game for common and plural nouns. What a great way to keep the kiddos occupied on Halloween...or even the day after (why does it have to be a Friday?)

Click on any image below to grab your freebie.

Now it's Irene's turn!

Irene's freebie is a great set of Spooky Bookmarks! You can print off these bookmarks and give them to your students in lieu of (or in addition to) Halloween candy! Super easy and fast!

Click on the image below to grab your freebie. 

We really hope you enjoyed our Halloween Trick or Freebie blog hop and that you have a safe and spooky night!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Trick or Freebie- Day 7


Jacque from Mommy & Me Creations is back again with today's freebie.

This is a mini worksheet set that includes addition and subtraction worksheets, along with a worksheet that asks students to fill in the missing numbers. It's perfect for those students who are just learning to add and subtract.

Click on the image below to grab your freebie. 

Mommy and Me Creations

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Trick or Freebie- Day 6

Trick or Treat!! It's almost here. The big night. The time when the ghouls, ghosts, witches and wizards celebrate and rock out all night long. I hope you are ready.

Here's another freebie to help you make sure to have a great Halloween holiday with your students. 

Ciera from Adventures of Room 129 has a great noun game called Pinch a Pumpkin! Your students will read a sentence and then need to pick the correct form of the plural noun. There is a self-check guard so students can monitor their progress as well as a recording sheet. 

Click on any of the images below to grab your freebie. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Trick or Freebie- Day 5

Day 5! Can you handle all these ghostly freebies? Hope so....the spookiest holiday of the year is coming soon and we have more freebies for you.

Today's freebie is coming to you from Sarah's First Grade Snippets

This is a sorting game that has both short a and short u picture cards and a worksheet to write the words.

Click on the image above to grab your freebie!