When I was in first grade....

I am linking up with Second Grade Sparkle for her linky party When I was  in.....  This is so much fun because I love looking at old pictures and seeing others pictures.  Here are mine.

This is me in Kindergarten.

This is me in First Grade.

This is me now.

You can link up your old pics too. Visit Second Grade Sparkle by clicking on the button below!



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Holiday FREEBIE!!!

The last two days I participated in the cyber Monday sale on TPT and it was soooo much fun.  Thanks for your support!  I made a FREEBIE! Click on the picture below! :)
FREEBIE Sweet Christmas Treats Literacy Center

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TPT Huge Cyber Monday Sale including a bonus Tuesday!!!

If you have a wishlist or items you have been eyeing on TPT, now is the time to snatch them up!  On November 26-27, TPT is have a huge sale.  All items will be up to 28% off.  I am throwing a 20% off sale in my store on those days.  When you check out you need to enter the code on the picture below to get an additional 10% off.  This is going to be a great 2 days! Stay tuned!




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New Product Updates!!! and 2 Freebies!!!

Here is my new Christmas Math and Literacy Centers Packet.  Here is some info about them below:

This packet is 95 pages including 6 literacy centers and 6 math centers. All centers come with recording sheets. Click download preview to see a sample of each center. If you would like to follow my store click on the red star above. You can visit my teaching blog at anytime for freebies and updates.

Literacy Activities
Christmas Word Families
Christmas Making Words
Christmas Sentence Scrambles
Christmas ABC Order
Christmas Read the Room
Christmas Blends Sort

Math Activities
Christmas Fact Families
Christmas Number Words Match
Christmas Even vs. Odd
Christmas Doubles Matching 
Christmas Ten More, Ten Less
Christmas Graphing

and the 2 Freebies!!!!

Other new products...just click pictures for more info.

 The wonderful blends clip art is from Ashley Hughes. Her products are awesome!

My new word family mini units. I am working on many many more!   They are on sell for 1.00 each.  I plan on bundling them as soon as I get more done.
op word family mini pack ig word family mini pack UN word family mini pack ab family mini packet ap word family mini packet

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What a day!!!

I feel like I have been neglecting my poor little blog.  I have been watching the counter on the side and I am at 299 followers.  I need one more to have part 2 in my big giveaway.  I hope it happens really soon.  I am so happy because it is a short week this week.  I have a workshop tomorrow and I am glad to be off for the rest of the week.  We will be traveling to my hometown for Thanksgiving.  I cannot wait to see my mommy, daddy, and sisters.  I will also see many more family members.  I just love the holidays.  I cannot wait to stuff my face with so much food.  I did a 5K yesterday and I plan on running today.  I will run tomorrow and do a class at the YMCA.  All these things make me feel better about eating so much holiday food.  I think I am mostly looking forward to some ham, mac n cheese, greens, and lasagna.  I cannot wait!!!  I need to start packing right away.

So technically today was my last day with my kiddos because I wont see them tomorrow.  We had a fun day!  We made Pilgrim hats using a pattern from my Thanksgiving Mini Unit. They turned out great.


We also did 2 activities from Kimberlee Fulbright over at Two Fulbright Hugs. Check them out below!

Ten Frame Turkey Tasks
And here is her blog button so you can visit!

Also my wonderful coworker told us about this activity!



We also made I am Thankful turkeys with a pattern from my Thanksgiving Mini Unit.



I also borrowed some Nooks from the library.  The kids played math and literacy apps on them.  They do really well with technology.




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Freebie Alert!!!

My newest freebie!
AT family mini pack!
Enjoy! Click the picture!

This is a 17 page packet of goodies to use with the at family. This is the first in the start of more units to come using many more word families. Enjoy!
10 activities include:
Mini Book
Homework Practice
Making Words
Flip Book
Word Search
Word Family Writing
Fill in the Blank Sentences
Read the Room
Classwork Practice
Adding Beginning Sounds

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Election Day Activities, Veterans Day Giveaway, and a Currently

We had so much fun at school today learning about the election.  We were very excited today!!! Here is a few pictures of what we did.  These activities can be found in my election unit that you can view here by clicking on the picture below.

 I voted coloring page.

 Our entire school voted in a mock election.  Barack Obama won. 

 We had our own classroom election and Barack Obama won again.

 We wore our patriotic hats.  They said (students name) for president.
 We wrote true facts about Romney.

We wrote true facts about Obama

We also watched videos on Brainpop Jr and Scholastic News.

A Giveaway

I uploaded my new Veterans Day unit to TPT.  It was great to do a unit in honor of our veterans.  You can win this unit below by entering my giveaway.  I am picking 5 winners!!! Good Luck!!! You can view the unit here by clicking on the picture below!

and my currently


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