Wednesday, December 28, 2011

More Holiday Happenings through pictures...

Here are a few more pictures I snapped before we left for break…

Fact family presents:

This idea was found at The First Grade Parade.

How to Make the Grinch Smile:

Our Polar Express/ PJ Party Day:
My littles… so darn cute!

Obviously my babes can't take pictures… sorry Ffi

Sassy right there.

Trying to recreate a picture from last year… (note to self: I like my longer hair. Whaa)

Making Ornaments for my class to decorate:

Here are the ingredients I used:
½ cup salt
1 cup flour
½ cup water
Rolling pin
Cookie sheet
Miniature cookie cutters

The kids loved it! And it was the perfect gift for their parents!

The Park's Talent show ended with your first grade team:
 Tina Turner and her back up dancers present...

Rolling on the River...

No we did not practice, we are just that good.

If you noticed me and Ms. Thomas are wearing matching boots… since teaching together are wardrobes have crossed over into each others closets. Weird? Probably. 

Our MC, he loves being on my blog :)

After school let our I hosted our little ladies dinner to start the break! Below you can see my new glittered mug! My girls and I pulled names and bought mugs based on that person's personalitly… then we had to guess whose mug it was supposed to be for! So fun. My friend Katy obviously knew me too well! 

Lastly, here I am this weekend with my fiance's family going to dinner at the Ritz… how beautiful are their decorations!
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A Little Christmas Cheer Update...

Yes, I know… I have been a bad blogging friend to you all. Sorry! However, I am going to try to catch you up on a little of December? Yep. It has been that long.

First up… we had a surprise visitor arrive.

I created a little mystery activity for my littles to use their inferencing skills to guess what was in the bag… (thank you abby for the idea)

After I gave my students the four clues and the recorded them on their paper we created wrote our guesses on chart paper… however I forgot to snap that!
*I'll post the printables later in the week*

Finally I introduced my kids to the Elf on the Shelf… we then had a fun time naming our little fella!

Meet Benten...
Next up, our Christmas Around the World Celebration.
After learning about each country and filling out our Christmas Around the World Scrapbook (via Sara Cooley)…
My students created place mats for our partay! YAY
I gave each students a treat from around the world:
Taco - Mexico
Swiss Roll (Yule Log) - France
Candy Cane - United States
Honey Bun - Sweden
Gingerbread - Germany
Cake - France

Happy Holidays from my class to yours!
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Half Off Sale to Celebrate Exciting Times!

Sorry I have been MIA from the blogging world! I was enjoying every MINUTE of my Thanksgiving break!

First exciting news… I'm engaged!  
He proposed on Thanksgiving day and I could not be happier! I'm so excited to spend the rest of my life with my favorite person in the world. All smiles. 

The following day… 
this happened:

Talk about a way to celebrate huh?
Best thing ever. 
2011 has been an AMAZING year! I cannot wait to continue celebrating through the holiday season. 

To celebrate all of the many blessing in my life I am throwing a little sale for you guys! Because y'all are 100% a blessing in my life as well!
Till midnight tonight (possibly till tomorrow morning) everything in my TPT store will be HALF off (I feel bad for missing cyber monday)

What is on sale in my store….

Click the picture below to go to my store!

Hope you are enjoying the ending of the 2011 year as much as I am! 
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Debbie Diller Feature!

STOP THE WORLD. I could just die. 
THE Debbie Diller posted pictures of my classroom on her blog! My word, I could have passed out when I went to read her blog and saw um… my classroom! We all know my love for Deb. She has inspired my me as a teacher so much and I am forever grateful to her! 

Thanks for the shout out Debbie. Seriously, you have made my year!

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Subtraction Satisfaction Work Station Packet

It is FINALLY complete...
My Subtraction Satisfaction for Work Stations Packet!
And by the way ladies… did NO one catch the mistake on the cover? Ha. Oops. Apparently the lil' red squiggly line blended into the hot pink background! Eek. Glad I caught that. (Even if its too late for those of you who have already pinned it, wamp wamp)

Anyways, the Subtraction Packet includes: 
- Subtraction with Counters
- Subtraction Number Sentences
- Finding the Difference
- Counting Back using a Number Line
- Compare to Subtract
- Domino Subtraction
- And Recording Sheets!

Hope you and your littles will enjoy these subtraction work station activities!
If you would like to check it out at my TpT store click here!
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