Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Ski Masks and a Little Santa

2 days to go before the Christmas break! Not sure if you're going to make it? Yeah me too.  One of my kids came to the carpet (which is where we begin our day) wearing a ski mask the other day. I'm not kidding. I wish I were. I looked over and basically the only thing I could see, to read his expression, were his eyes cause the ski mask covered everything else. And his expression was dead serious, so I gathered all the calm that I had left and asked about the ski mask. He told me that he liked it and wanted to wear it. Alrighty.  I quickly explained how the rest of his day would go if he chose to keep it on. He removed it. I'd like to say that I was shocked, but I wasn't. I think, at this point, it would take a lot to shock me.

So…I'm thinking that if you are, in any way, having a week like mine - you could use some help. Enter Santa. Love this
If you need a little ELA and Math practice, I've got another Santa for ya.
Just click right on it to download - hope it can help you out this week. Have a great few days with your kids!

Friday, 6 December 2013

Bear Stays Up…Yeah He Does

I am loving the Bear Series of books. My class is onto this one now.
I'm in love with the characters and the absolute sweetness of the story. It's the perfect time of year for it too. My kids worked hard on all things Bear related this week.

And the ever popular Write the Room, always a big hit with my kids

In action

All these activities are from my Bear Stays Up unit. If you'd like to win a copy, just leave me a comment and I'll choose a winner tomorrow.
I wish you a great December weekend.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

December Currently and Some Friendly Shout Outs

Just thought I would let you know what I've been up to. It was my birthday on Friday and although I'm older, I don't feel it. There are times I actually feel like I could hang out with teenage girls and get along great. Great, at least, until I realize that I'm old enough to be their mother. That hit me a few years back when there was a new teacher starting at our school. I loved her right away - we clicked and became the best of friends. A few weeks later, I actually thought to ask her how old she was. When we traded age info, she said to me - Oh, you're the same age as my Mom. Waaaaah! Gulp! was my reply.
So, here's the latest link up with Farley.
I'm sure you know about the big TPT sale. Just thought I would let you know about some great products out there. First up, is this great Vocabulary Board from my friend Jennifer at Rowdy in First Grade. There are so many things you can use this for at this time of year - writing stations, work with words, lists, you name it.
Next up, is sweet Marie from The Hands On Teacher in First. This is a great project for your kids for the holidays and will give them a chance to become little engineers.
And finally, there's Georgia girl Valerie from Georgia Grown Kiddos. She has a great Calendar Set for your morning meeting.
Hope you find something you're looking for and enjoy shopping during the sale.