Monday, February 11, 2013

Last Minute Valentine Freebie (& Giveaway Reminder!)

Wow! How in the world are we already 11 days into February?
I haven't even thought about what I am going to give my kiddos on Thursday.
Last year I made bookmarks, 
but I just brought everyone back a bookmark
from my trip to Nicaragua, so that leaves me searching for a new idea.
I've been searching Pinterest (nonstop) for ideas.
I need to make a decision and get started! Yikes!
First off, head over to TPT and download my Valentine's Day ABC order freebie.
Its short and sweet and would be perfect morning work for your loves on Thursday. =)

Another fun Valentine Activity we started today...
In our reading curriculum we are currently talking about sequence.
We have been talking a lot about recipes because they always have a sequence.
With Valentines Day coming up, I thought it would be fun to write love or friendship recipes.
I have heard of the idea of making silly recipes before, so I can't take credit for the idea.
I just wanted to share in case anyone else is at this point in the curriculum.
I made some paper to go along with this activity, 
but I hate to post it since this wasn't my original idea! 
I am always SUPER scared about copyrights and posting something I'm not supposed to! 
Anyone else ever get nervous about this?
I you think you could use the recipe papers, let me know 
and I'd be happy to email them to you for your personal use! 

Last but not least...
Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!  It ends of Valentine's Day!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I think it's time for a GIVEAWAY!

This post is short & sweet.
Yesterday I mentioned that I thought it was time for a giveaway...
& today I bring you the giveaway! 

Okay... the GIVEAWAY lowdown:
Up for grabs is a $15 Teachers Pay Teachers gift card.
I think all of us have wish lists a mile long so hopefully this gift card will help someone out! 

How to win it:
1) Follow my blog.
2) Follow my TPT store.
3) Leave me a comment.
4) (For bonus points) Blog about it.

That's it! Do one of them, do all of them!
Winner will be announced on Valentine's Day!
I'm off to a conference tomorrow so I'll be back this weekend sometime!
I hope everyone has an amazing rest of the week!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(Also, everyone keep your fingers crossed that I can figure Rafflecopter out once the giveaway is over! This is my first time to use it for a giveaway! Hah!)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Elapsed Time Troubles (& Fun!)

January was CRAZY.
It started off pretty normally.
MLK weekend I jetted off to Nicaragua for a week.
It was AMAZING. We spent our days in villages leading VBS type activities.
...Eye opening for sure.
I was greeted back to the US with a ton of work at school
and some family health concerns. =(

This weekend was fabulous because I was able to spend some time with my family
and work on some TPT products I had thought up but hadn't put into action yet. 
My favorite new addition to my store is my Elapsed Time Task Card/Scoot Activity

My kiddos have really been struggling with elapsed time so I decided to make up some fun word problems that we could use in small groups or in a game of scoot. I laminated and cut them out today and we will begin using them tomorrow. There are 24 word problems and it comes with an answer sheet (and the answers). Thanks to some cute borders and clip art I downloaded they are super cute! =)

Need something like this for your classroom?
Click HERE to purchase them on TPT for $3! Today only they are on sale!
Leave me a comment and tell me how you teach elapsed time in your classroom.
 I will choose one person who leaves a comment to receive the pack for free! 

I hope to be back tomorrow (or later this week) with a giveaway! (It's been too long.)
I'm thinking a TPT gift card. What gift card would you love to receive?
Leave me your input! 

Happy Monday! Wishing everyone a FABULOUS week!