Monday, February 23, 2015

Snow Day!

Good Morning!  It's a lovely 5 degrees with about 9 inches of gorgeous snow this morning.  Needless to say, it was a snow day and I got to sleep in.  Pure bliss!  So my post is a little later than usual, but it will be worth it.

First of all, I finally get to mention a secret.  Teachers Pay Teachers is throwing a sale this Wednesday! (NOTE:  IT HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH THURSDAY!)  Many stores will be participating (me included), and you have a chance to save up to 28%!  It will be the full 28% at my little store.  Think about all of those bundles that have already been marked down, and you will be saving even more!  Simply enter the promo code HEROES at check out, and you will be thrilled!  Click on the banner below to start shopping wishlisting, then buy the products this Wednesday and Thursday!

I put a cute Counting Flies to Ten in my store.  It's a quick center that only costs $1.00.  I made a companion worksheet for it to put here.  It also works well as a stand alone practice sheet.  So here is this week's Monday Freebie!
Also on Mondays I like to collaborate with other sellers on Teachers Pay Teachers.  It allows me to share different Freebies with you!  Camp Kindergarten has a counting 11 - 20 freebie using ten frames.  So together we are a complete 1 - 20 skills practice set!  This has over 2,000 downloads with a 4.0 rating, so I know I will be trying it with my kids as well!  Click on the picture below for your Freebie!

Monday, February 16, 2015

When I Grow Up...

When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a teacher.  My mom had a friend who was a teacher, and at the end of the school year she gave me her used attendance and gradebook that still had a few blank pages in the back.  That was one of the best gifts I ever received!  I dutifully lined up all of my dolls and stuffed animals and entered their names in the gradebook.  Pepper, Snuggles, Big Ben, and Sunshine all had their grades and tardies meticulously recorded, and I held school religiously throughout that summer.  I am one of the lucky ones.  I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up and my dream became my passionate reality. 

In that same spirit, I made a precious packet of "When I Grow Up" for my Teachers Pay Teacher store.  I do not want this blog to turn into one giant commercial of products, but I did want to make a companion product here for free.  That leads us into today's Monday Freebie...
A set of five coloring sheets!  They include photographer, artist, chef, singer, and of course, teacher!  Just click on the picture above to download your free copy.  Hope you enjoy!

I also like to include free quality work from my colleagues at Teachers Pay Teachers.  This week's gem is from Sunny and Bright in First Grade, and includes fun, highly engaging activities for teaching your students the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill.  Click on the picture below to get a free download!

Monday, February 9, 2015

That's Amore!

As it gets closer and closer to Valentine's Day, I get more excited about what my sweet hubby is going to do as a tribute of his love for me.  Flowers?  No.  Chocolate?  No.  Candy?  He knows better.  This year I am asking for silverware!  As a military family, we move all the time and I do not know why, but Christmas ornaments and silverware never make it unscathed.  We are down to mostly salad forks and even then I have to wash some by hand before dinnertime. 

On to today's Monday Freebie.  I have so much fun making holiday centers because it brings something new to the class.  Today I have a quick shape matching center.  Simply print, laminate, and cut and you are ready to go!  This is both in color as well as black and white.  Just click on the picture below to get your free download!  If you have time, please share your Valentine wishes in the comments below.  I'm looking for ideas for next year!

 Now on to my guest freebie!  Josie's Place gave me permission to post this Behavior Poster.  Once you click on the picture, it will take you to her store where she has a sweet lesson to go with it.  It's a great visual for little ones!  Enjoy.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Love Is In the Air!

It' getting closer to Valentine's Day, and I know this is a big holiday in the elementary school crowd.  If it's not puppy love, it's candy!  I know some kids haven't thought of a gift for their mom or dad, but I have.  This quick little mini book will allow students to have a gift to share with their parents or guardians.  Check it out below!
Here are the inside pages!
They also come in black and white.  If you would like a free download, simply click on any of the pictures and it will take you to my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.  Enjoy!!!
I also have a new Monday Freebie from a Teachers Pay Teachers colleague.  This is a set of two 20-card memory matching games covering addition and subtraction vocabulary, geared for 1st - 3rd grade.   Click on the picture below to download this one!