Saturday, November 24, 2012

Long weekends Rock!

Hey everyone! I don't know about you but nothing beats a really long weekend. I wouldn't mind working longer days to get a three or four day weekend. LOL! Two days is just never enough to feel relaxed and get all the errands run.

 Well I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. I certainly did. My husband switched his schedule so we were on opposite schedules since school started. He took the whole week off for Thanksgiving and it was amazing! We were able to do things again because he took the 4yr old while I took the baby. Its great having an extra pair of hands and of course Mommy can never wrestle like Daddy does. I don't know if any of you out there are single mothers but let me tell you, my hats are off to you! You are all amazing because I have been doing weekends by myself since school started and let me tell you it is hard.

 Well anyways went off on a little tangent there. My Thanksgiving was great filled with family and a lot of food. I have also been very busy finishing up our new December Math Journals. Check them out here:
                                                                   December Math Journals

I have also been finishing up my first ever clipart unit.  I really enjoy drawing.  It kind relaxes me so I figured why not make clipart since I am doodling anyways.  So with a little push from Angie here it is:

This is a little preview of all the images in the file.  They are all png format with a transparent background.  Hope you can use in your holiday units.  Just click on the pic to head on over to out store.

Dont forget about the big sale on Monday and Tuesday!  All our units will be on sale so don't miss out.  I know me and Angie cannot wait.  

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I am going on a date night with the hubby.  I love my kiddos but I am so excited to have time alone.  LOL!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Are you Ready For Some Shopping???


Its almost here! Its almost here! I am so excited that TPT is having their annual sale.  My wishlist is stocked and ready to do some damage.  Hope you can come on over and check out our little store.  We will be having everything on sale.

Have a great Thanksgiving and hope to see you on Monday!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Reading Chunk Posters and new clip art!!

Hi pals!

Angie, here! I'm such a "drive-by" poster but that's because I am super busy coming up with new ideas and things to share on here. {Note: I am COMING UP with new's the EXECUTION part of those ideas that slips away from me sometimes!} Here is my latest and greatest creation:

I don't know about your kiddos, but mine sure do struggle with identifying and pronouncing word chunks and digraphs. This is where my inspiration came for this new unit! I cannot even tell you how many times a day I hear "It's the NAUGHTY BROTHERS ::when they're talking about [th]" It's so exciting when those little lightbulb moments go off, so if you're looking for something to spark that, check this unit out by clicking here!

I have to brag on this unit a little more though and point out the AMAZING, ADORABLE, and PRECIOUS graphics created by..... CINDY, herself! Seriously, I am obsessed with them (and it's not just because she is my partner in crime, or best friend!) Take a look yourself.....
LOVE this cutie pie!  
Could you seriously not just eat this precious little one up?!

Stay tuned for some clip art packs Cindy has been creating. Seriously, I am obsessed with them! 

Happy Thanksgiving! I know I speak for Cindy and I when I say we are thankful for each and every one of the amazing teachers out there that help support our store and use our ideas. We are all in this together, so thank you! 

Gobble till you wobble! 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Writing Journal Prompts!

Hi Everyone!

It's been a looooong while since I've been to our poor little blog! I would LOVE to know where the heck the time seems to go!

My kiddos come in in the morning and start writing in their journals. I found myself thinking up journal prompts on the fly and scribbling them onto the board (I'm a lefty and I HATE, HATE, HATE the way my handwriting looks on the board!!). I hate not being prepared and trying to remember what I've already had them write about so I searched for something that would work for me. This seems to happen to me everytime because I found a little bit of this and a little bit of that which didn't all work for me. I ended up with tons of wasted paper and a failed system! This is where I decided to take matters into my own hands and made my own monthly journal prompts! It's working beautifully for me now and I am so eager to share them with you!

I've completed prompts for August, September, October, November, and December and am in the process of working on the rest of the school year. I've listed them in our TPT store, so be sure to check them out! It contains EVERYTHING you need (minus pencils and creative little kiddos!) to implement journal writing in your classroom. I included a main calendar for the month, a large journal prompt to display on your SmartBoard, a sheet of individual prompts for your young kiddos who just need to cut/paste them into their journal, a cover for your journals (one in color and one in black and white), and several types of writing paper to choose from!

You can view them here in our TPT store!

We have pictures to upload from our Halloween festivities last week, but I'll have to do that this weekend when my eyelids aren't shutting! :-)

Happy November!