Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween Giveaway Winners!!!

The winner of my flash giveaway is......
Rachel M.!!!!

I also decided to choose an extra winner from everyone who chose to leave a comment. All your comments were soooo sweet that I just could not resist!

The second winner is.....


CONGRATS, ladies! I'm emailing you right now. Thanks so much to everyone who entered and welcome to all of my new followers!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Meet Wanda, Drake, and Frankie!!! & WIN THEM!!!

Meet Wanda the Witch, Drake the Dracula, and Frankie the Frankenstein!! They are three adorable characters all ready for your students to create.....just in time for Halloween!

Choose one for all students to make or allow students to have a choice. There are different patterns for each character, but a few of them will be used for all of them. All patterns are labeled accordingly.

There are three different writing pages to choose from.
“My Halloween Costume”
“One dark and spooky Halloween,”
“When I went trick or treating,”

I have also included an extra page with just lines in case you have students who write more. You can simply attach it behind the first page, so it can be flipped up when read!

{Click} the picture above to find them in my TpT store for just $4.00!!

AND since I'm so excited about these, I'm going to give away one of the craftivity units PLUS one of my Halloween units.

All you have to do to enter is follow the directions on the rafflecopter below. I will choose the winner tomorrow night at midnight. Good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I've Been Boo-ed!!


Lori from Teaching With Love and Laughter has boo-ed me!

Maybe you've seen or heard of this fun "game" in neighborhoods or even at your school... but let's try a blog version!  

Here is how it works:
1. If you've been booed, copy and paste the above pic and these "rules" into your post.

2. Give a shout out to the blogger who booed you and link back to their site!

3. Share 3-5 October activities, books, products (yours or someone else), or freebie(s) that you love!

4. Share the Boo love with 5 bloggers- make sure you check this link to make sure you don't boo someone again:
And don't forget to tell them that they have been BOOED!
Link up {here} so that others can find you and read about your October ideas!  
And while you are there... check out the other great blogs! 

Here are my 5 shares!!:
1.  This is my own Halloween unit! You can read a detailed post regarding it on Apples and ABC's. Michelle reviewed it in the last product swap. Click the picture to find it in my TpT store. It's my #3 seller!

2. The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin is one of my favorite Halloween books. It's about a square shaped pumpkin who is teased by the other pumpkins until he does something to save the day. Who doesn't love a feel good story, right?

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin (with CD) 

3. You can get a freebie listening center paper to go with Spookley from Linda at "A Teacher's Touch". Click the picture to go to her blog!

 4. Ever since I saw this on Pinterest from Valerie of "All Students Can Shine", I loved it! I remember when these first came out as decorations for your house. Click the picture to find it in her TpT store. She also has a TON of other great craftivities for sale.

 Halloween Craft & Activities - A Witch Crash!

5. Finally, I'd like to share a freebie from my Halloween unit. This is a Halloween Word Scramble with the answer key. Click the picture to download it from Google Drive. Enjoy!

Now, it's my turn to choose 5 of my blogging buddies to BOO! And, here they are:

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Magical Product Swap is Back!!


It's baaaaaacccckkk! The Magical Product Swap is back for a second time and I'm so glad you're here because this is not a blog event that you want to miss out on. I had the pleasure of working with Michelle from Apple's and ABC's!

Michelle is a kindergarten teacher from Southern California. She has been blogging since January and she posts alot, so her blog is not one to miss!!
I was able to review Michelle's Fall Math and Literacy Unit.
Click the pictures to find it this unit in her TpT store! It's 41 pages and includes the following:
8 math centers:
-Number recognition and printing number practice (1-5, 6-10)
-Ordering numbers 1-10
-What number comes before?
-What number comes after?
-More or less than (3 variations)

6 Language Arts Centers
-What letter comes before? (3 variations)
-What letter comes after? (3 variations)

5 cut and paste letter matching
2 can, have, need sheets: pumpkins and leaves
2 describing maps: describe pumpkins and leaves
1 graph: What is your favorite fall leaf color?
1 cut and paste sorting activity: fall things vs. not fall things
2 dice games: roll and color one more, roll and color one less
What I love about this unit is that it's aligned with the Kindergarten Common Core Standards!!! The first two pages of the unit outlines each standard that is used in this unit. 
I chose to highlight four activities: two math, one reading, and a sorting activity. Check them out below!!!

This unit is usually $6.00, but I'm happy to report that Michelle is offering it for 20% off for 24 hours only!!! Soooo if you're a Kindergarten teacher, have some advanced pre-K students, or even some low first graders, you should definitely check out Michelle's Fall Math and Language Arts Unit. 
Also, Michelle reviewed my Halloween unit on her blog. I will be giving one away for free on my blog, so be sure to follow for a chance to win!! There is also a FREEBIE from this unit available on her {blog post} only!! 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fire Safety & a Freebie!!

I love October for several reasons. First, my birthday is in this month. Second, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Third, there are so many fun themes to teach this month. My last post was about Columbus, so the focus of this one will be fire safety! As you probably know, Fire Safety Week is October 7-13 this year.

This is my Fire Safety unit which also includes the craftivity below {but is also sold separately!}You can click on the pictures below to find each of them in my TpT store.

The following activities are included in this unit:

Fire Truck Craftivity
"The Firefighter's Tools" book {in B& W}
Making Words printable with the letters in "hydrant"
Word Wall word cards
Fire Word Cards (multi-purpose)
Write the Room printable
Printable Board Game (to be used with your own sight word cards or math facts)
Text to Self Connections with "Clifford the Firehouse Dog"
 Firefighters bubble map
Firefighters circle map
Firefighters can, have, are graphic organizer
Label the Firefighter printables {one with traceable words & one without}
Compare & Contrast a fire truck with a police car
Suggested fire safety books list

 This fire safety craftivity focuses on fire safety tips with a fire truck art project. Three printables are included: one with just lines, one with safety tips to trace on primary lines, and one with fill in the blank sentences. Also included are the patterns and directions!!!

Here are some great books to include when teaching your students about fire safety!

My Mom Is a FirefighterStop, Drop, and Roll: A Jessica Worries Book: Fire SafetyFire! Fire!
Clifford The Firehouse Dog  Firehouse Fun! (Ready, Freddy! Series #17)
Now for a freebie!!! This is a text to self connections printable that goes with Clifford the Firehouse Dog by Norman Bridwell. Click the picture below to download it.

Since my birthday is this month, the first follower to comment with the correct date of my birthday will get my Fire Safety unit for FREE!!! Start.....guessing.....NOW!!!!