Friday, November 30, 2012

Fabulicious Holiday Freebie!!!

 Freebielicious is sponsoring a freebie linky on the first of each month! December 1st marks the first day that they are hosting this awesome opportunity! I linked up with a holiday syllable sort cut & paste activity. Click the first picture below to download it!

It is part of my Ho, Ho, Ho: It's Holiday Time! Christmas Literacy Unit. You can find the whole thing in my TpT and TN stores. 

I'd like to give a great big thank you to anyone who purchased things in my store during the sale. I had my best two days of sales since starting my store back in February. All of my TN money went to buying Christmas gifts for my family. With money being so tight for my husband and I, we feel truly blessed by all the people who made that happen. Thanks for following my blog and for buying from my stores! I really appreciate it!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

HUGE TpT & TN Sales!!!


There are two HUGE sales going on in my store and many other sellers' stores! First, Teachers Notebook is having a 3-day sale from Saturday-Monday. All products in my TN store are 25% off PLUS TN will give you an additional 10% off!!! Then on Monday & Tuesday, you can check out my TpT store for 20% plus an additional 10% off from TpT {when you use the code CMT12}. These are two sales you sure don't want to miss!!!

My TpT Store

My TN Store

I'm busy trying to finish my Arctic Animals Literacy Unit before the sale, but you can check out my Holiday stuff and Snowman/Winter Unit here. These will all be on sale!!

I really hope you check out my sales and I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! I am very thankful to all of my followers and buyers!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Giveaway Winner & Thankful Linky

Congrats to Beth S. for winning the Flash Thanksgiving Giveaway! I hope you and your students enjoy the activities. Be on the look out for a holiday giveaway soon. I have 8 products available in my TpT store for the holidays including 4 craftivities!

I'm linking up with Lyndsey over at A Year of Many Firsts with her "Stuffed with Thankful Thoughts Linky Party". Here are some of the things that I am thankful for!

1. I'm thankful for my husband, Cesar. He puts up with all the TpT stuff, the laminate, and paper scraps on the floor, among other things. He would do anything for me and for him, I am truly grateful. Having a baby with him is the next chapter in our lives and I can't wait to find out what happens.

2. I'm also thankful for my friend, Lori, from Teaching With Love and Laughter. Her and I had adjoining  classrooms and worked on the same team for four years together. We created an unbreakable bond and I really miss being able to talk to her and teach with her everyday. This picture was from the day she won State Teacher of the Year for our charter school company {she ended up being runner-up for the National Award too! I'm happy that I was able to be there the day she won! She's an incredibly talented teacher and I'm thankful to be her friend.


3. I'm thankful for this little girl, my niece, Skylar. She's almost 9 months old now and I'm thankful that I get to spend everyday with her. 


4. I'm thankful for my family because they are always there regardless of what kind of jam you're in. 


5. I'm thankful for our soccer friends. Cesar and I played soccer with all of these people at one point of another and helped create some great times in our lives! I have some great memories that I will never forget!

SO what are YOU thankful for?? Link up with Lyndsey and let us know! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

BIG NEWS!! Plus a Thanksgiving FLASH Giveaway!!!

Alot has been going on since my last blog post! I'm officially revealing to the blogging world that I'm 19 1/2 weeks pregnant with a baby boy. 

He's due 4/4/13 and this is our first child. My husband and I are very excited for his arrival!! It was also my blog's one year birthday on November 2nd.

Month of November Turkey 
Can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner?? With the arrival of Thanksgiving, the holidays will come very quickly. Here are some things I did with my kindergartners last school year for Thanksgiving:

The turkey hat was something I found on Pinterest from Family Fun. Click the link to find it on their website: Turkey Headband

The Coffee Filter Turkey is an easy craft because it doesn't involve that many patterns. Start by having the students color on a coffee filter with markers, then spray the coffee filter with water from a spray bottle. The colors may run, so be sure to be careful when doing this. Trace a large and small brown circle for the body, a red waddle, two small yellow triangles for his feet, and a diamond {rhombus} for his beak. 

If you're still looking for stuff to do, check out my Thanksgiving Literacy & Social Studies Unit or craftivities! Click the each picture to find it in my TpT store.

This 48 page Thanksgiving unit focuses on literacy and social studies, but there is one math activity! The following is included in this unit:

"Thanksgiving Dinner" emergent readers {sight word focus on: we, will, have}
Favorite Thanksgiving food bar graph printable {includes large color pictures to make class graph}
2 "Making Words" printables with the letters in turkeys & pilgrim
Thanksgiving Beginning Sounds printable w/ answer key
Thanksgiving Syllables printable w/ answer key
Thanksgiving Word Scramble printable w/ answer key
"I am Thankful" writing page {two versions-one with lines, one without}
13 Word Wall Words
Word Cards {for Memory, Write the Room, pocket chart, etc.}
Write the Room printable
"Thanksgiving Thanks" printable board game {to be used with your own sight words or math facts}
Text to Self Connections printable {goes with "The Amazing Turkey Rescue" by Steve Metzger}
Venn diagram {turkeys & birds}
3 "can, have, are" graphic organizers {turkeys, pilgrims, Native Americans}
3 describing bubble maps {turkeys, pilgrims, Native Americans}
Suggested Thanksgiving books to use 

 Meet Peter Pilgrim, Patty Pilgrim, and Tommy Turkey!! They are three adorable characters all ready for your students to create for Thanksgiving!

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 Thanksgiving Dinner”
“The Story of the Pilgrims”
“Save a Turkey! Eat More ________!”

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!
This little turkey has everything you need to make an adorable craftivity for Thanksgiving time while working on writing at the same time! Have you ever asked a child how to make a turkey? The answers will have you laughing, trust me!

writing planning sheet
five different feathers to print (first, next, then, after that, finally)-These come in two different versions, one to write and one to draw!! 

I'd like to giveaway all three of these to one of my followers. All you have to do is follow the direction on the rafflecopter below and I'll pick a winner on Tuesday at midnight!! Good luck!!