Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Linky

I can't believe it is already New Years Eve!!  This break has been flying by!  Along with Christmas festivities one of my BFF's got married Saturday, so it has been busy!  Plus, the hubby and I are going to D.C. to visit his brother and fiance on Wednesday!
I am linking up with Jen at The Teacher's Cauldron for a New Year's Resolution Linky Party!


Personal Goal-  One thing I do want to do more of is  READ!  I got a nook for Christmas and I never make time to read during the school year!  During the summer, I am a reading machine because I have extra time so I will make more time to read! 

Blogging Goal- I just started blogging so I want to keep up with it going into the New Year which I think I will be able to do because I am obsessed with it!  I do want to actually spend more time reading and commenting on blogs!  Everyone has great ideas and I don't want to miss out on any of these!  
Happy New Year! :)

One more thing...tomorrow check out Dana at Fun in 1st Grade's blog for her New Teacher Blog Tuesday-I'll be featured! :)  So excited!  Thanks Dana! :)



Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas!  Thanks to Katherine at Yay Third Grade! for the great gifts!  Seriously, your favorite things are my favorite things! :)





Congrats to Dianne from Schoolhouse Treasures for winning the $15 Starbucks gift card!




Sunday, December 23, 2012

WINTER BREAK AND A LINKY PARTY!

Winter break is here!!  My first weekend of break was full of fun!  I headed to Milwaukee for my friend's bachelorette party!!  So fun, but quick! I can't believe tomorrow is already Christmas Eve!  With Christmas Eve tomorrow it is a perfect time for a linky party!  Mrs. Leeby and I are hosting a All I Want For Christmas Linky Party!  We want to know what is on your Christmas wish list!  Did I mention we are picking one lucky blogger to win a $15 Starbucks gift card who links up!?




Thursday, December 20, 2012

Snowmen and Marshmallows






ONE MORE DAY!!  That is all that is separating me and a fabulous two week break filled with family time, one of my BFF's wedding, and a trip to D.C.!!  Today was a painting kind of day!  I am so bad and hadn't started parent gifts until today, but OMG did they turn out so cute!!  We made wreaths using paper plates and tissue paper.  I know you have seen them before!  I glued each kiddos picture to the middle and we will add a ribbon and ta-da an ornament!  I don't have pics due to all the kiddos pictures on them, but we did make another cute project!  I can't take any credit because I found it on Pinterest, but it was just on a whim that I found it again ( I totally forgot I pinned it).  You can find it here!

I typed up the adorable poem and painted everyone's hand!  Lots of giggles because it tickled everyone's hands!



They did such a good job decorating and cannot wait to take them home tomorrow!
After  a day of painting I had my kiddos do a graphing activity using these:






Of course their favorite part was eating them!  They did such a good job! :)  I hope everyone has a fabulous last day of school before break!  If you are all done, then enjoy! :)

Don't forget to link up!



Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Candy Cane Day

The last Wednesday we are in school every month we have an early release day!   I try to make it a themed day and today we had a Candy Cane Day!  We started our day with making a candy cane. 

We started out by filling in sight words to a poem I created.!


Then we traced and painted the stripes on our candy canes!




Our finished product!  


My kiddos were obsessed with them after they were all done.  They were pretending to eat them and could not stop laughing about it!  So of course we took a class picture of  everyone pretending to eat them! :)
Before we went home, we did Mrs. Leeby's Candy Cane Investigation pack!  Thanks Irene!  The kiddos LOVED this!  We graphed if we liked candy canes or not and then used our 5 senses to investigate our candy cane!



Everyone like candy canes!


Today was a fun day doing all sorts of candy cane activities!  Bonus- it is the hubby's birthday...which means ice cream cake!! Yum!!! :)



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Snowman Write the Room

Two days done and three more to go!  Tomorrow is an early release day too!  My kiddos love Write the Room activities.  Today, I used an activity from my Let It Snow pack!  The word SNOWMAN was written down the sheet and my little ones walked around the room to find words that started with each letter! Check it out!




Another activity we did was practicing reading number words.  I started by writing all the number words one through twelve on the board and together we read the words and wrote the number.  Then, my kiddos read each number word and drew snowmen to match!  This is also in my Let It Snow Pack!  I copied it back to back so we could do one through twelve all at once! :)


Don't forget to link up! :)




Monday, December 17, 2012

Manic Monday Mitten Freebie

If you haven't checked out this great linky party, you should check it out and link up! :)



Here is a freebie that can be used with the book, The Mitten.  Kiddos color the character that is longer.  For a challange, have your kiddos use a ruler to measure! :)  Enjoy!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

If you love The Mitten, check out this fabulous The Mitten Activity Pack!





All I Want For Christmas Linky Party



Christmas is just around the corner!  Literally, only 8 days away!  Mrs. Leeby from Learning with Mrs. Leeby and I thought it would be fun to have an All I want For Christmas Linky Party where you share your Christmas wish list!  Feel free to use these categories to share your list or make up your own!


Perfect gift from:
students
kiddies
hubby/boyfriend
parents/family
BFF's
Santa

Did I mention we are giving away a $15 Starbucks gift card to one lucky blogger who has linked up for this fun linky party?
Students: Chocolate!  Maybe a gift card to my favorite store



Kiddies:  No kiddies...yet

Hubby/boyfriend:  I would love a vacation to somewhere tropical, but a nice watch or perfume!


Parents/Family: Pajamas (I sound like an 80 year old woman) and a new pair of black skinnies!



BFF's:  A night out!  I haven't seen them in forever!




Santa:  A new SUV so I can actually drive through the snow covered roads here in MN!



Saturday, December 15, 2012

All I Want For Christmas Linky Party



Christmas is just around the corner!  Literally, only 10 days away!  Mrs. Leeby from Learning with Mrs. Leeby and I thought it would be fun to have an All I want For Christmas Linky Party where you share your Christmas wish list!  Feel free to use these categories to share your list or make up your own!


Perfect gift from:
students
kiddies
hubby/boyfriend
parents/family
BFF's
Santa

Did I mention we are giving away a $15 Starbucks gift card to one lucky blogger who has linked up for this fun linky party?
Students: Chocolate!  Maybe a gift card to my favorite store



Kiddies:  No kiddies...yet

Hubby/boyfriend:  I would love a vacation to somewhere tropical, but a nice watch or perfume!


Parents/Family: Pajamas (I sound like an 80 year old woman) and a new pair of black skinnies!



BFF's:  A night out!  I haven't seen them in forever!




Santa:  A new SUV so I can actually drive through the snow covered roads here in MN!