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:)
 ~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!!
Happy New Year!!!

Christmas Questionnaire Fun!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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?
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? 

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? 
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.....


All I Want for Chrismas....Linky Party!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Happy Hump Day, Friends!
I'm linking up with 2nd Grade Shenanigans to share my Christmas gift ideas! Shopping and giving gifts are two of my favorite things, so I love this time of year! Crazy that Christmas will be here in TWO weeks!! That is why Amazon Prime is my BFF. Seriously, you can't beat two day delivery.


Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

I've heard amazing things about this lens. It's a must have on my Christmas list:)

Ugg Bailey Button Triplet Boots

Love these boots!



White iPad 2 

It is true. I don't own an iPad *yet* and I have my eye on this baby...


Michael Kors Chronograph Tortoise Watch 

I have a crush on all things Michael Kohrs, especially this watch!



Tom's Trim Women's Nepal Boots

I just think these Toms are adorbs.....my hubby calls them Pocahontas boots:)


 Scripture Wall Art....1 Corinthians 13:4-7

 Corinthians 13:4-7 is my favorite verse! Love this wall art!

Love Sign


Lordy me, my husband is hard to buy for because he says over and over that "he doesn't need anything". Luckily, I've been paying close attention & have noticed a couple things that he actually WANTS. Too bad one of them happens to be a tv!!

Costa Brine Polarized Sunglasses


  LG Smart TV {typical, huh?!?}

This would be one of those gifts that takes care of all gifts for an entire year;)  What is up with men and their darn {and expensive} televisions??

Some of my favorite teacher items...

Silhouette Cameo

The creative possibilities are endless with the Silhouette. Obsessed!


Scotch Thermal Laminator 

.....because everything is better sealed in plastic!

Smens Gourmet Scented Pens 

.....for aroma therapy purposes...grading papers is much better when your pen smells like chocolate! 


Teachers pay Teachers Gift Certificate

TpT is my weekly lifesaver!  I don't know any teacher who would turn down $$ to stock up on such amazing teaching resources!! best.teacher.gift.ever



(click on the pictures to check out the items}

Can't go wrong with an infinity scarf!





I bought my nieces {ages 10 and 14} each one of these monogrammed necklaces in black! They turned out so cute:)


Bought my son's SWEET teachers both one of these monogrammed scarves....they are high quality, soft, and gorgeous!

Monogrammed Scarf Millenium Silver Circle Script Womens Personalized Scarves - Cashmere Feel Initials warm light grey gray pewter

 Bubble necklaces are always a hit....

Smooth Black Bib Necklace, Black 3 Beads Necklace, Bib Bubble Necklace, Statement Necklace (FN0477-M-S-Black) 

This fall, I went to a local craft fair and discovered Quite a Pair Keepsakes. I can attest that these handpainted frames are sooooo uniquely beautiful:)

Handpainted distressed wood frame

Photo frame, distressed wood

 Handpainted distressed wood frame Handpainted distressed wood frame

Now, it's your turn...link up your holiday gift ideas {HERE}!


Just Graph It Sneak Peek {w/ freebies}

Monday, December 9, 2013

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...

To check out the entire Just Graph It unit, please click {here}!


Cyber Monday: Look at what I bought.....

Monday, December 2, 2013

I'm linking up with my friends at Blog Hoppin' to show you what I bought during the TpT Cyber sale today. So excited about the new products I have to use in my classroom! LOVE a great deal on TpT!! If you haven't stocked up on teaching goodies yet, you still have one day left!
 Just click on the pictures to take you straight to each amazing product!

Can't wait to use these snowmen story problems created by The Teacher Wife!! They will be perfect for when we get back from Christmas break!

I'm in love with this "make my life easier" Christmas unit by the sweet Babbling Abby!

My kiddos are going to love this Fact Family Houses Gingerbread craftivity by Kelley Dolling! It's a MUST have to any gingerbread unit!!

Love everything created by Amanda Nickerson! This will give my firsties the hands-on practice they need with using a dictionary and thesaurus!

Amy Lemons to the rescue....I know this unit will help my little ones strengthen their sentences!

And, I've got to go buy more post it notes for this baby by Kim Adsit! Love, love, love it for my Daily 5 and guided reading focus lessons!!

What did you buy?!?!?
Link up over a Blog Hoppin' to tell us all about your new teaching goodies!!