Happy New Year Sale!!!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Good morning, friends! Can't believe it's about to be 2014!!! To celebrate, my friends and I are having a sale! Everything is my TpT shop is 20% off today and tomorrow:)
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Anna-Brantley
 ~a big thank you to Hope King for creating this graphic~

Blog Hoppin' wants to hear all about your new year's goals!! 
Get ready for the fun that starts tomorrow!!
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Happy New Year!!!
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Christmas Questionnaire Fun!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Happy Wednesday almost time for CHRISTMAS BREAK, friends! I'm linking up this evening with Michelle from Fabulous in First
for lots of  Q&A's  about the most wonderful time of the year:)  

Hot Chocolate or Eggnog? 
I'm really not a huge fan of either. Right now, I'm obsessed with peppermint lattes. Yum in a cup!

 

Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them underneath the tree? 
Ever since I was a child, Santa just put them under the tree. Couldn't have it any other way for my little one & it saves Santa some wrapping time;)

Colored lights or white? 
White, but I grew up with color.

When do you decorate? 
This year, we decorated a few days before Thanksgiving. It was the first time our tree has ever been up before turkey day, but I was on break and had a four year old asking me every 5 minutes to get the boxes out of the garage. I've loved having a little extra time with all the Christmas decor. 


Real or Fake Tree? 
Fake...I grew up with real trees though & miss having one from time to time.

What Tops Your Tree?
This....
 
Favorite Christmas Memories or Traditions?
My favorite childhood memory is being "the one" that popped up out of bed at 4am to see if Santa had arrived. Of course, I would wake my sisters up and drag them with me. My poor family....I know it won't be long before P starts this tradition in our home because he has a lot of his mama's personality.

Do you remember your favorite gift as a child?
 
Teddy Ruxpin was my favorite toy. Ohhh how I loved this storytelling bear! I remember just being mesmerized every time he would read to me.

Do prefer giving or receiving? 
Both:)

What is your favorite Christmas song? 
Silent Night....cry every time we sing it at church.
 
Candy Canes. Yuck or Yum? 
Not a real big fan.  


Favorite Christmas Movie? 
Elf
 
Do you shop online or at stores?
I love shopping in my pajamas, so most of my shopping is done online. Amazon Prime has been a huge help. You just can't beat free 2 day shipping!!

Photo Cards, Letter or Store Bought Card? 
Photo cards {from Shutterfly}..look how much my baby has grown since his first Christmas! Where does the time go?!? Pass the tissues, please.

Now it's your turn! Link up over at Fabulous in First.

 2 more days....2 more days....2 more days.....


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Just Graph It Sneak Peek {w/ freebies}

Monday, December 9, 2013
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About a week ago, I posted my newest math unit, Just Graph It! It's packed full of hands-on graphing activities that you can use all throughout the year to reinforce organizing, representing, and interpreting data! Best part...you can use the activities in this packet in a variety of ways- math tubs, centers, small/whole group lessons, and/or as formative assessments!

Here's a little sneak peek at some of the activities...

Spin, Tally, and Graph It
I love, love, love these for independent work or math tubs!! Students spin a spinner {built in on the printables} 20 times using a paperclip and pencil. They record and represent what the spinner lands on by creating a tally chart and bar graph. Then, they analyze their data by answering questions and writing about it. **There are 20 different "Spin, Tally, and Graph It" printables that cover every holiday/season & more!**
Perfect Pictographs
Pictographs made simple! Students just cut and paste the pictures on the bottom of the printables to create a pictograph. Then, they interpret the data in the pictograph by answering questions about it.
 
Survey Says
My kids learn best when they can get up and move around. These "Survey Says" activities do just that! Students walk around the room asking their classmates a survey question while recording their responses using a tally chart. Once the tally chart is completed, they represent the results of their survey using a bar graph. Afterwards, they will interpret the data by writing facts about it. You can use these surveys for a whole or small group activity!
There are also class graph titles and pictures to go along with each survey like the ones shown below. 

And now, I have a little freebie for you...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_mieVEhjKG5TUwyTFdybHhWSG8/edit?usp=sharing
To check out the entire Just Graph It unit, please click {here}!


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Cyber Monday Sale!!

Monday, December 2, 2013
Happy Cyber Monday!
I'm so excited that I woke early to take part in some shopping before going to school!! Now that's a big deal because this lady usually hits the snooze button a few too many times;)
 http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Anna-Brantley
A BIG thank you to Amy Lemons for creating this adorable graphic!! 
You can click {here} to visit my TpT shop!
Some of my favorite products....
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http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Playful-Penguins-Math-and-Literacy-Centers-178133 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/HOTS-Reading-Response-Sheets-THE-COMPLETE-PACKAGE-224244

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Five for Friday.....Black Friday, New Graphing Unit, North Pole Breakfast, Christmas, Oh MY!!!

Friday, November 29, 2013
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Happy Black Friday! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for one of my favorite posts, Five for Friday!! 
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Are you out shopping today or like me...still in your pajamas relaxing on the couch looking for online deals?!? Today my Blog Hoppin' friends and I are putting our TpT stores on sale!! Everything in my shop is 20% off:) Check it out {here}!
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http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Just-Graph-It-Common-Core-Aligned-999369
 I'm so excited to finally have my newest math unit ready to share- Just Graph It! This graphing unit {common core aligned} focuses on organizing, representing, and interpreting data in a variety of ways! Your students will have hands-on practice all throughout the year creating tally charts, bar graphs, and pictographs. You can use the activities in this packet in math tubs, small/whole group lessons, and/or as formative assessments. It's posted in my TpT shop and 20% off during the Black Friday sale. For more info about it, click {here}!
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http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Gingerbread-Cookies-Math-Literacy-Centers-446487
 I'm gearing up for the holiday fun when I go back on Monday... it's the best & busiest time of the year, isn't it?!?! We will have a week of all things gingerbread, followed by a week of holly jolly fun! Crazy, but we only 14 days before Christmas break....14 days....ohhhh, I have so much to do!!! You can check out the activities I'll be using by clicking the pictures above. 
And here's a gingerbread math tub treat for you! Click here to download!
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 For the first time in my life, my Christmas tree was put up before turkey day. Why? Because my sweet four year old had been asking for days for his Christmas tree. I have to admit starting Christmas early was too much fun!!! Love this time of year!
 
And this morning, magic happened... Our sweet elf traveled all the way from the North Pole with a very special breakfast for P....Rudolph pancakes, snowballs, hot chocolate, new jammies, & sweet treats, oh my! So much fun. Thank you, Sonnie {our elf}!



                                                                                                                                                                                        
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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration yesterday! My day was full of gratitude, family, and LOTS of good food!! Just wanted to let y'all know how thankful I am for you. You inspire and help me every day to be a better teacher!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love & support:)
 
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