Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Native American Headband Freebie & More!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Native-American-Headband-Freebie-986112
I whipped up this freebie for my little nuggets turkeys last night. I would love for you to grab it for your own students or children. I just LOVE how DIFFERENT they turned out. Each & every headband has their own little personality. I made three different options to choose from. I copied some feathers on different colored construction paper & even offered my old feather patterns to trace onto scrapbook paper. 

I needed to make a sample & the girls & boys asked where the chevron paper was. Uh-oh. I couldn't let them drool over my chevron & not share. Since I have been cleaning house for our big move, I thought I'd pull out some & share. Grab your freebie HERE:








Every student except two picked the flower & peace sign strip. I REALLY wanted them to pick the others. If they would have, I was going to let them use watercolors. Too late...wah! They had so much fun making these & took home the rest of our copies to make their families a headband.

Another tradition I have is for the students to make vests to wear for our Thanksgiving Day feast that is hosted by our home-school association. It's really a fabulous event where parents get to come to school & volunteer throughout the lunches. It's HUGE! The kids absolutely love it & so does the staff.
Here are some of my favorite vests............












For all you instagram stalkers, you might have noticed the pic I posted today of our new classroom elf. Take a look & stay tuned for details. Put it this way.................

http://www.amazon.com/Plush-Santas-Secret-Elf-Boy/dp/B00454ZP1Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1384914835&sr=8-3&keywords=elf+stuffed+animal
Teacher bloggers: Stay tuned for yet another Classroom Elf linky party! If you do not have an elf click on the above picture to grab your own elf on Amazon. Click here to see previous elf craziness in our classroom! Let's get Thanksgiving over first, shall we? #classroomelfantics

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Handprint Calendar

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Handprint-Calendar-Gift-968614

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Handprint-Calendar-Gift-968614

Oh boy! I have been furiously working on this updated calendar. I have made this as a parent gift for years. I have literally had parents in tears over these. Who wouldn't want this treasured keepsake? Can someone please make me one with dog prints??? 
I have updated this treasure with my favorite graphics from Melonheadz of course. It is so adorable I can't stand it!


Have you heard of mybinding.com? Love, love, love my new binding machine. I used this all last year for our weekly class books & now for my newly revamped calendar gifts. Is that my hand? Um, no it's the hubs hand. He is such a good helper & is much more precise than me. It took him under 5 minutes to bind this calendar. 
Here is a peek inside this newly updated product. Actually, one of my first products on teacherspayteachers.com was my handprint calendar. It is so much cuter now!
See that cute turkey handprint? That is not a student handprint, it's mine. This is what my parents are getting from their 40 something year old daughter. I'm totally kidding. No, I'm actually not! They would love it! 

I wanted to provide my students a sample of how to color their calendars. I wanted to provide you with a sample to display for your students as well. They are so visual, aren't they? 

As you can see, the calendar is dated. I personally am using the dated calendar templates because I am just anal like that. If they made a number too big or backwards, I might just lose my mind-o. I did include blank templates if you would like your students to write in their own numbers. 

I also included at least 3 different options for each month's handprint page with a cutesy little poem to match each handprint. I've changed some handprints and poems to go with the adorable graphics. 

I broke down the cost for you since I am such an excellent mathematician. I do teach 1st grade math and all. It would literally cost you 20 cents per student if you had a class size of 25! You're welcome. 

I will be updating this calendar every year. Did I mention that? You're welcome. 

I would love to give 5 away to the first five stalkers to comment with their email. Happy handprinting people! 

To purchase the calendar grab it here. It's on sale for a limited time. You're welcome.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Veterans Day Freebie for Little Learners


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/American-Heroes-for-Little-LearnersFreebie-869368
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/American-Heroes-for-Little-LearnersFreebie-869368

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/American-Heroes-for-Little-LearnersFreebie-869368
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/American-Heroes-for-Little-LearnersFreebie-869368
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/American-Heroes-for-Little-LearnersFreebie-869368
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/American-Heroes-for-Little-LearnersFreebie-869368
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/American-Heroes-for-Little-LearnersFreebie-869368
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/American-Heroes-for-Little-LearnersFreebie-869368
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/American-Heroes-for-Little-LearnersFreebie-869368



I am so excited to share what we did at school today. First I googled Veterans Day PPT & found a fantastic presentation for my kiddos! This sparked major conversation. I heard all about uncles, grandfather's etc. who serve or have served our country. 
I am truly amazed what they came up with in their writing. This teacher is very impressed! 
We have a HUGE Veterans Day breakfast & our 3rd graders put on a performance. It's a really nice event for our local veterans. I know my little nuggets will put a HUGE smile on their faces when they read these in our hallway. 
I hope you can use it & honor our American heroes! 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Winterlicious

Are you ready for another deal from Freebielicious???? I have purchased just  about every bundle Educents has offered that feature teacher bloggers. I have never been disappointed & it's such a great deal for the money spent!


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I'm very excited to be a part of the bundle with Educents!  I know you will love my Winter-licious Unit! It's jam packed with 10 Common Core aligned literacy centers. 
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Here is a detailed list of each center: 
1. Winter ABC Order: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2
12 full color word cards with center cover & accountability sheet included.

2. Let In Snow Syllables: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2c, RF.1.3d, RF.1.3e
12 full color word cards (one, two, three & four syllables) & 4 syllable sorting mats. Center cover & accountability sheet included.

3. Penguin Parts of Speech: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.5a, L.1.5d
Full color noun, verb & adjective sorting mats, 12 full color word cards (4 nouns, 4 verbs, 4 adjectives). Center cover & accountability sheet included.

4. Chill Out Winter Word Sort: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3
Full color Read/Silly sorting mats, 24 full color word cards (12 read, 12 silly). Center cover & accountability sheet included.

5. Snowmates Compound Word Sort: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3e
Full color Compound/Not Compound sorting mats, 24 full color word cards (12 compounds, 12 are not compounds). Center cover & accountability sheet included.

6. Snow Special Synonyms: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.5b
24 full color synonym word cards. Center cover & accountability sheet included.

7. Arctic Antonyms: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3, RF.1.3g
24 full color antonym word cards. Center cover & accountability sheet included.

8. Scrambled Sentences: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.1a
5 different 7-15 word scrambled sentence cards. Center cover & a b&w reproducible book to write & illustrate their sentences.

9. Stashing Through the Snow: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1e, L.1.4c
Past, present & future tense center. 3 full color sorting mats & 30 full color word cards. Center cover & accountability sheet included.

10. Peace, Love & Penguins: Fact or Opinion: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.4a, RI.1.10, RL.1.10
Full color Fact or Opinion sorting mats, 6 fact cards & 6 opinion full color cards. Center cover & accountability sheet included.


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There are 21 other products in our bundle to get your kids learning!  Literacy, math, science, social studies, and so much more!   Hop along to see all the goodies you will get!  


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