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Happy New Year and a FREEBIE!!

I have been truly enjoying my Christmas vacation!!  In fact, I feel like I should be getting a lot more school stuff done but- I haven't.  Instead, I've been cleaning out bedrooms, closets, cupboards- I would much rather be working on school stuff!!  I does feel good to get some things cleaned out!
Before Christmas, I finished up my latest creation.  I was having a hard time finding FUN activities to help teach time to the hour and half hour.  The kiddos that I am working with are the ones who didn't quite catch on to it the first time around- so here I am- I get to find out HOW I can get them to understand this crazy concept of time.  We did several of the activities before break.  Most of the kids were finally catching on (oh, I really hope they still have it when we return on Thursday...)  I am planning on doing a post that shows the activities in action because they were a lot of fun but I don't have all of the pictures etc. on the computer that I have right now- so, hopefully within the next week I will get to that...  You can check out the preview on TpT to see the fun activities.  My favorite activities were the Fairy Tales of Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  These are books (written for about mid year first grade) and the students have to match the times that everything happened in the story.  Here are a couple of pictures that I do have...


  You can check it out by clicking HERE.
NEW- I have a blog post that tells more about my time unit.  Click on the picture to check it out.


And to start the NEW YEAR off right... Here is a FREEBIE for you!!  It has three different graphing activities for 3 categories.  Click on the picture to download.


I'm linking up with Manic Monday!



Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Have a great NEW YEAR!!


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Parent Tips and Trick #7 and Tumble Books

Have you heard of Tumble Books?  We have them through our public library.  You can find them online through our library site and play them on the computer or put them up on the smart board for the kids to listen to.  We watched Olive, the Other Reindeer today.  Come and check it out!


Click on the picture to have it take you there!  This is the library website.  Go to the bottom of the page and click on Tumble Books- then you can search for Olive, the Other Reindeer or any other books you want!!  (I couldn't link directly to the book- sorry).

I have finished my  latest Parent Tips and Tricks newsletter.  There are 7 so far- more to come throughout the year.  Click on the picture to download them all.  And subscribe to my blog via e-mail so you know when I have new ones because I always post them on my blog.







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My Heart Breaks... and what do we tell the kids?

I am joining in the day of silence for the children and adults killed in Connecticut.  I cannot even imagine as a teacher or a parent what those families are feeling right now.  My prayers go out them...
I ran across this post that I thought was good if you aren't sure what to say to your own children or to the children in your classroom.
What do I tell the kids?




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Parent Tips and Tricks #6 freebie

I had so many students who just kept on reading when I did assessments recently when the reading didn't make sense.  I am really trying to hit this problem hard right now so I put it in the parent tips and tricks.  I also made a little stop sign to go along with it to use as a visual.  So far, it seems to be helping!!  You can go and get it by clicking on the picture below along with the other 5 other newsletters for parents that I have created so far.  There will be more throughout the school year so stay posted!!


I am linking up with Classroom Freebies Manic Monday!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

While  you're here, don't forget to enter my giveaway!!  I am giving away a $50 Kohl's Gift Card and any item from my TpT store:)






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5 Days of Giving Tab Book FREEBIE

This has been the longest week ever.  Every year, about this time, I get a little stressed.  I'm not the type that gets stressed out often.  I can usually go with flow and I don't let much bother me.  BUT, right now, I am ready for Thanksgiving Break:)  Even with all of the chaos of assessing, grade cards, conferences, and I am the chairperson for our book fair... I somehow managed to create this 5 Days of Giving Tab Book.  Click on the picture to go and snag it up...

Wishing everyone a Happy Turkey Day!!


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Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser and a couple of FREEBIES


THIS IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED!!
My blogging friend Samantha is trying to raise money to help her childhood friend who has lost everything due to Hurricane Sandy.  This is a great way to score some awesome resources that teachers have donated and give back at the same time.  Go and check out Samantha's blog post- your heart will feel deeply saddened for this family.  Also, on her post she shows all of the items that you will receive for making at least a $20 donation.  The items are about $200 if you were to purchase them separately.  Click on the picture below to go and check it out- and spread the word any way you can so that we can all make a difference for this family.
I am linking up with Manic Monday!!
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

While you are here, come and get my newest sound/letter boxes:) FREEBIES!!



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Teachers Helping Teacher with Hurricane Sandy


Laura over at the ESOL Odyssey Blog is organizing a way for teachers to help other teachers who have lost everything due to Hurricane Sandy.  I am helping to donate and you can too!!  Click on the button above to go Laura's blog.

If you are a teacher in need of help due to Hurricane Sandy.  Click on the link below to fill out a form asking for help.

And here is my newest Parent Tips and Tricks Newsletter!!  Parents need to know that reading is not just recalling words.  Children need to be reading for meaning.  This newsletter gives them some ideas of what they can do at home to help their child do this.  Click on the picture to download all 5.  More to come throughout the school year!!


I am also linking up with Manic Monday over at Classroom Freebies!!  Check it out!
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday



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A Spooktacular Halloween Sale and a Halloween FREEBIE!

I figured that since my favorite holiday is Halloween, why not have a sale?  I have MANY other TpT Friends that wanted to join in on the sale also.  I have included links to all of the stores that wanted join me.  I am offering 20% off of my store for Halloween only!  If you would like to be included in the sale, just add your store link in the comments for others to see.

DON'T FORGET TO GO TO THE END OF THE LIST TO GET YOUR FREEBIE HALLOWEEN MATH BOOK!!


JD's Rockin' Readers

littlegreenfrog
From the Pond

4mulafun
4mulaFun

MrsMcMahon
First Grade Fingerprints

LearningIdeas
Marcia Murphy

blairkturner
Blair Turner

littechteacher
Bridget

RealisticOne
Realistic Teacher

Schwim
Kinder Kreations by SAS

DoodlesandKreations
Doodles and Kreations

tanjarae
Tanya Rae Designs

angelafurgal
Kudos 4 Kindergarten

allyallneed
All Y'all Need

bookblogmomma
Jackie Higgins

MelandDustin
Mrs. Bushnell

lawrencerose
Miss Martin

ridlen
Barbara Evans

Brian Hopkins
Brian Hopkins

Mariabakkesmith
Maria Smith

rykavlie
Ryan K

richrnu
Richi Reynolds

Tmanor1
Poetgrl78

rdooly3
Fantastic First Grade Froggies

MrsSchneider
Erin Schneider

LoveFirst
Peace, Love, and First

AndreaBentley
Andrea Bentley

createntime
Create 'n Time

MsEllinghaus
Ms. Adams' Classroom

amylg
Adventures in Teaching

mfambro
Saddle Up for Second Grade

simonperkin
Oddball Science
explor2170
A Shep

learning4keeps
Learning 4 Keeps

monat
First Grade Schoolhouse

kdcreations
KD Creations

bbaptiste
Bethany Baptiste

cabraddock
Charlottes Clips

ec106302
Erin Morrison

tbaberd
Tonya Davis

retiredkinderteach
Christine Maxwell

lpmbc387
Teaching with a Mountain View

MiddleGradesMaven
Middle Grades Maven

leoste716
Mrs. D's Corner

ptarleton0232
Kindergarten Squared

jackielynn03
Jackie Abeyta

I made up some simple Halloween worksheets that I thought I would share with you all for stopping by!! I am offering them as a FREEBIE. Click on the picture to download them!
I am also linking up with Manic Monday over at Classroom Freebies!!

Have a Spooktacular Day!!

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