Monday, October 27, 2014

Trick AND Treat with Freebielicious

Fall is upon is and that means it's time for some Teaching Trick & Treating!

That's right - I have teamed up with my Freebielicious friends again to share some 
teaching tricks and special free treats for you!  
For your Trick of the trade, so to speak, I am sharing an oldie but goodie.
Word Wall on the ceiling when you have limited space.  YES, I am aware that some areas are not able to do this because of fire marshal rules, etc...but it's just a little tip in case you ARE allowed to use that space! 
Now I will say that these are not all the words we do during the year...and this picture is from the first of the year when I got my class list last year.  I would add words to the ceiling monthly or weekly and my students also have mini-kid dictionaries at their tables where they record our sight words.  They use these during writing more than the ceiling words. But I do find that they look up to spell words when they are writing and need a word quickly.  
For your treat, I hope you can use this FALL printable for singular and plural nouns:
You can find the FREEBIE {HERE}
Don't forget the sale that ends tonight!!
Hop along to the next Freebielicious friend to see what their Trick & Treat is!
Click {HERE}

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Odd and Even Webs Freebie! {and my week}

Need some fun practice for odd and even numbers?  I got all these items from the Target Dollar Spot, even the foam stickers.  I just wrote numbers on them and created a recording page to go with it!
Such a fun math station! Something about a spider's web makes math fun!
You can find the FREEBIE {HERE}.   Hope you can use it!
What else did my week consist of?  Oh nothing much...just Bat Week, a character parade, a carnival and the Pumpkin Patch with my family.
The above idea is from First Grade Parade and the board below is from Wild About Firsties Stellaluna Pack {HERE}!
Our character parade, not the best picture, but it's what I got!
 To get ready for the carnival, we decorated the friend Kelly from Kelly Hearts 2nd did an AMAZING job!  Follow her {HERE} if you don't already!!!
 My other friend, Jada, from Daisy Days for Learning did these adorable scarecrows...go follow her, too!!
 Our hallway...
 And here are my kids on their way to the carnival in our gym... (Maggie has something in her boot...we call her the Princess and the Pea!)
 A scarecrow I made for the door to where our story time and school pumpkin patch were!
 Oh, and just ONE shot from last weekend at the local Pumpkin Patch my family goes to each year (since my kids were born)...we never miss!  Gotta love a "good" family picture like this one!
Hope you have a great Sunday!  We're on our way to the park to eat lunch and take a hike!  
My TpT shop {HERE} is on sale today and tomorrow, and there's also a giveaway on my Facebook fan page {HERE} faor any two of my packs =)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

FALL Craftivities Bundle Giveaway

Have you heard of Sheila Jane Teaching?  She does the "Teachers We Love" video series among other fun videos like, "What's in my Teacher Bag?" and "Classroom Cribs"...she is a hoot!
When she asked about interviewing me, I was a little nervous, but the fact she wanted to talk about craftivities and art...well, that is something I am always happy to talk about!  What could I possibly share about crafts?  Well, you'll have to watch the video and find out!
So what are you waiting for??  Watch the video! =)
Be kind about the accent!
To celebrate the video, I am offering ALL the crafts I share in the video!  ALL OF THEM!  (and a new one or two!)  All you have to do is follow some pages and, of course, watch the video! =)  
If you have a moment to watch some of the other videos on Sheila's YouTube Chanel, you should!  She's extremely talented and you should already be following her blog, Sprinkle Teaching Magic...she just shared  a post about 4 NO cost teacher costumes that is GREAT!!

Click {HERE} to visit her YouTube Channel
A BIG thank you to her for the interview and making me sound a little less dorky than usual!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pumpkin Week {FREEBIES}

 We started the week off with homemade pumpkin bread and labeling..the page is from Lyndsey's  (A Year of Many Firsts') pumpkin pack {here}
 Need the parts of a pumpkin labels?  Get them {HERE}
 The life cycle pictures above are from Lyndsey's pack also =)
 The idea for these crazy pumpkins are from Doodle Bugs Teaching and the recording page is from Lori, Teaching with Love and Laughter {here}
 We read about the "Ugly Pumpkin" and hypothesized about whether the inside of the green "ugly" pumpkin would look the same as the orange pumpkin we cut open the day before.  

Like the recoding page?  Get it {HERE}
 We saved some of the orange pumpkin to see what happens...
 We used Cara Carroll's Great Pumpkin Investigation booklets {here} to learn all about out pumpkins. The kids LOVE investigating!
 We counted the stripes.
 We measured it's size.
 We pulled out the "guts"
 We counted the seeds…ALL 620 of them!
 For snack we had pumpkin muffins and pumpkin chips.
 ….and pumpkin brownies…and pumpkin m&m's (weird)…and pumpkin cookies….and pumpkin shaped pretzels!
 Oh, and one other thing to share:  we were working on the sound for "th" and made our Thinking Thumbs.  Here is the original post and the download is {HERE}.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's post and GIVEAWAY!  It's HUGE!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Halloween Just Add Dice NO PREP Math Game Pack

Guess who finally finished her Halloween Just Add Dice Math NO PREP Game Pack??
I'll tell you who…

With adorable clipart from my sweet friend, Nikki, MelonHeadz, I have the cutest dice game pack ever for your Halloween Season!
You can find the new pack {here} on TpT!
I also updated the Just Add Dice Bundle to include the new Halloween Pack!
Click {Here} to download it again, or to purchase.
Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!  Can I get an AMEN??

Sunday, October 12, 2014

{Awesome} Custom T-Shirt Mega GIVEAWAY from Freebielicious

Every once in a while,  the girls at Freebielicious discover a really awesome product for classroom teachers that is so amazing, we just have to share it with you! Today is one of those days! Get ready because we are hosting a super cute giveaway for custom classroom t-shirts from We will be giving away a class set* of custom t-shirts to THREE lucky Freebielicious fans! Isn't that amazing? 

These are NOT your average t-shirt designs. The people at ClassroomFaces are so creative, they found a way to print a collection of drawings from every child in the class on the set of t-shirts, to create a truly custom design! Nobody else in the world will ever have a t-shirt exactly like the one your class designs. The website may be called "Classroom Faces" but there are SO many more options for children to draw than just their face. Sample designs on the website show creative ideas using student handprints or drawings of the school mascot.  Here's a picture of what the t-shirt my class designed:
Parents LOVED them!!
Since the Freebielicious girls are such good friends, we designed our very own set of Classroom Faces t-shirts. We enlisted the help of our talented friend (and fellow Freebie gal) Nikki from Melonheadz to create custom drawings of each of our faces. The finished t-shirts were absolutely ADORABLE! I absolutely love my new custom Freebielicious t-shirt from Classroom

~About Classroom Faces~
Creating a class set of t-shirts featuring your students drawings is easy. Each child just needs to create a simple drawing. To create t-shirts with one-color ink on a solid colored t-shirt (like ours) each child needs to draw their picture using a fine point black marker. The ClassroomFaces website has downloadable templates that you can use to guide your students. Full-color illustrations on a plain white t-shirt are also possible. I am in love with our shirts!
 And so is Jack!

Extra Savings for Freebielicious Fans

Freebielicious fans that order a class set of tshirts can save $1 on each tshirt and receive 1 free teacher tshirt with their order using promo code FREEBIE14. Orders must include 15 or more paid shirts to qualify and must be postmarked by December 31, 2014

Enter to WIN a Class Set of Custom Classroom Faces T-Shirts

Now that you have seen how ADORABLE these t-shirts are, it's your chance to try and win a set for your classroom. The wonderful people at ClassroomFaces are graciously giving away a class set* of custom t-shirts to 3 lucky Freebielicious fans! Each set is valued at over $250. Stop by the Freebielicious blog for your chance to WIN! CLICK HERE to ENTER!!
*Up to 24 tshirts will be included in each prize pack. Winner can choose to order a class set of traditional single-color tshirts or tshirts will full-color illustrations. Additional t-shirts can be purchased for $11 or $13 (depending on t-shirt size and style). Shipping is free for winners that live in the US. If a winner requires shipping outside of the US, the winner is responsible for shipping costs. (Shipping to Canada costs between $5-$20 depending on weight and location). 

And don't forget to leave a comment here or on yesterday's post to get a chance to win my Little Red Hen Book Companion pack!