Tuesday, December 3, 2013

St. Nicholas Freebie ~ Crafts

Make a shoe box for St. Nicholas to leave treats!
In many places St. Nicholas is the main gift giver. His feast daySt. Nicholas Day, is December 6, which falls early in the Advent season. Some places he arrives in the middle of November and moves about the countryside, visiting schools and homes to find out if children have been good. Other places he comes in the night and finds carrots and hay for his horse or donkey along with children's wish lists. Small treats are left in shoes or stockings so the children will know he has come. (St. Nicholas Center)

Print off the shoe coloring page

cut on the dotted lines and color the shoe

Fold on the solid lines

This is what it will look like from the inside

Fold the flaps inside the shoe box

Place glue on the triangles and glue them to the sides of the shoe box

You can have your students leave them on their desks or cubbies on the night of the 5th. Fill them with candy canes or other small gifts to celebrate St. Nicholas! 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Sale ~ Help A Mother This Holiday

Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Sale December 2nd through December 3rd!

Help support a wonderful cause when purchasing products from my store this sale! This Tuesday, 50% of my sales will go to the organization Molly Bears. 

From the Molly Bears Website:
Here is the story of Molly Christine:
Molly Bear
We lost our angel, Molly Christine at 34 weeks, on May 30th 2010. I had not felt our active girl all day on the 29th. That night I went to the hospital to get checked and make sure Molly was alright. We were told that our precious daughter no longer had a heartbeat. She died from a tight true knot in her cord. Devastated would not even begin to describe how we felt.

I was given a weighted teddy bear from a dear friend from high school. This bear weighed three pounds. In an effort to have a bear that weighed the same as Molly, I bought a shell and a package of rice. In the middle of the produce isle, I carefully weighed rice, fluff and the shell. I am sure people thought I was crazy, but I did not care. I went home and with my children and husband, we created the very first Molly Bear. For the first time in weeks, I was able to sleep holding her. It was then that I knew I had to find a way to help other angel families.
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The reason why I will be donating 50% of my sales is to help a wonderful college friend. Here is her story below. If you wish to donate your own money so you can help her receive a Molly Bear (as well as 9 others) please click the image below. 

On November 8th, 2013 Aaron and I learned that our sweet baby Geno Anthony had no heartbeat at 35 weeks. We were devastated and immediately went to the hospital. I was induced at 4:00pm on the 8th, and after 30 hours of labor gave birth to our sleeping baby. Geno was born at 9:56pm on November 9th. He was 5lbs and 5 ounces and 19.5 inches long. After his birth we learned that he had passed because his cord was tightly knotted and wrapped twice around his neck. He was a beautiful baby and we were lucky to spend a few hours with him.
After Geno's death a friend of ours informed us of this wonderful non- profit called Molly Bears, which helps grieving families with infant loss. They provide bears that are weighted to the weight of the family's baby when they passed. There are thousands of people waiting to fill their empty arms with a Molly bear to help fill the void of loosing their child. Please help us raise 450 dollars to pay for these bears and help fill the empty arms! The turn around rate to receive a bear is currently 16- 20 months. If we raise 450 dollars we will not only have enough money to cover the cost of 10 bears, but they will bump up our Geno bear up the list and we will receive him faster! Please help fill our empty arms and the arms of 9 other families!
Since August of 2010, Molly Bears has filled the arms of over 3,300 families. With your support, we can continue to advance our mission. For more information, please visit the website.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Free Winter Products

Here are some of my products that I created when I first started TpT. After almost a year of working on products I've decided to make my initial products free since they are not living up to the same level of quality as my current products.

These products are not my best work; however they are FREE!

You can find my winter products free here!

You can check out all my other free products here:

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Winter Printables and Worksheets ~ Secular

I have finished my Just Hit "Print" winter pack! 

There are over 80 worksheets that you can use to spice up your winter unit. All of these worksheets are secular and non-religious. 

In this pack you will find over 85 worksheets that will fit perfectly with any winter unit. You can use these worksheets as morning work, bell ringers, homework, review, enrich, and so much more!

Math concepts covered in this winter pack:

~Number ordering from smallest to largest and largest to smallest (6 pages)
~Fill in the missing number 100s chart worksheets (5 pages)
~Roll and color worksheet for centers
~Ordinal numbers (2 pages)
~Number words (5 worksheets)
~Number sentences adding and subtracting within 10 (3 pages)
~Fill in the missing number snowballs. 1 worksheet for each group of 10 (10 pages) and 2 worksheets that vary
~adding 1 and subtracting one missing number snowballs (10 worksheets)
~10 frame counting (3 pages)
~Fill in the missing numbers in January and December calendars with craft idea

English Language Art concepts covered in this winter pack:
~Beginning sounds for winter words and winter clothes (2 worksheets)
~Medial short vowel worksheets for all short vowels (5 pages)
~Writing Rhyming words (4 pages)
~Winter Word Search
~Winter Clothing Word Search
~7 journaling pages with writing prompts

Other concepts covered in this winter pack:
~Winter/Summer clothing sort worksheet
~Winter/Summer activity sort worksheet
~Winter clothes/Summer clothes venn diagram
~Winter activities/Summer activities venn diagram
~Coloring pages for early finishers (5 pages)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Flash Freebies!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Million Thanks

A Million Thanks is an organization that collects and sends cards to soldiers overseas fighting for our country. Download these cards for free and brighten spirits of our brave soldiers during six different holidays. 

You will find six cards for different holidays. These holidays are: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Veterans Day, and Valentines Day. To create these cards all you have to do is fold the cards in half with the images facing out, then fold again.

For more information regarding this fantastic organization you can visit http://www.amillionthanks.org/.

If there is not drop off locations near you, you can send cards toL

A Million Thanks
17853 Santiago Blvd. #107-355
Villa Park, CA 92861

A list of rules and regulations:
Due to privacy and security, we do not distribute names or addresses of service members to anyone for any reason. Because we get thousands of letters each week, we ask that you address the letters generically. We cannot send specifically addressed cards or letters.
1.     Do not put letters or cards in individual envelopes or include additional postage. 
2.    Send multiple letters together in the same envelope or box, but please bundle the letters in stacks of no more than 50 with rubber bands to keep them together. Bundle the letters or cards in like sizes.
3.    Do not send edible items or other care package items.
4.    Do not use glitter, confetti, or anything that is not securely attached to the letter or card.
5.    Only include positive messages. Any negative messages will be discarded.
6.    Be creative! Draw pictures, talk about you, and let them know their service does not go unnoticed.
7.    Include your address or email address if you wish. Most military will write back to you!
8.    *Attention parents and/or teachers of young children: We ask that if children are too young to include a message of thanks, please write one on their behalf so our service members get a message along with a drawing.

Card Deadlines:
1. Thanksgiving cards and letters should be postmarked no later than November 1.
2. Christmas/holiday cards and letters should be postmarked no later than December 1.
3. Valentines cards and letters should be postmarked no later than January 15. 
4. Memorial Day themed cards should be postmarked no later than April 15.
5. Fourth of July themed cards should be postmarked no later than June 1. 


Monday, August 5, 2013

Back to School ~ Getting Wild In Kindergarten

I am starting to become very excited for the new school year. This will be my second year, and I cannot tell you how excited I am to not be a “first year teacher.”

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I was  starting to map out my weekly themes for the kids. They are the themes that I use for my literacy and math centers and after doing the usual (apple, thanksgiving, winter holidays, pumpkins, fall, etc) I wanted to do pandas. I was looking into doing a whole week dedicated to pandas and endangered animals. After a few research I discovered that the Western Black Rhino became extinct! I knew it was endangered; however, I was not aware that it was considered extinct.

I then decided that this year, my classroom will be focusing on an endangered animal each month. I will be focusing on 9 different endangered animals and spend one month on extinct animals.  Most of the animals we will be looking on live in the jungle/safari and my classroom will be a jungle and wild theme this year.

I am very excited to start getting into my room and decorate. I will be using all of my own created resources. I have created over 200 pages with a jungle theme that will be adorned in my classroom.
Jungle Theme Word Wall

Word Wall Close Up
"King or Queen of the Jungle" for Star of the Week
Jungle Rules
I have finished two bulletin boards and I’m so excited.

In my jungle pack you will find:
~ A complete calendar set with holidays, months, seasons, weather wheels, days of the week, year, and number cards
~ Word wall bulletin board set with over 90 sight words, animal name tags for student’s names, alphabet heading, and word wall headings
~ Numbers 0-50 posters
~ Alphabet and 14 digraph cards
~ Schedule cards
~ Table signs
~ How we go home clip chart
~ Behavioral management clip chart
~ Steps to completion
~ Jungle Jobs
~ Classroom labels

and so much more!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

100 Follower Giveaway! Over 75 Products (Prek-6th)

100 Follower Teacher Giveaway!

Along with over 75 sellers, I will be giving the winner any three products from my store, no matter the price!

There are over 75 Products to give away, estimated over 350$ worth of wonderful TpT products!

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

100 TpT Follower Giveaway

Hi everyone, 

I'm having a giveaway to celebrate my 100 followers on TpT!
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I'm asking for donations for the giveaway. Donations can help your store get promoted, while helping me celebrate!

How this works:

People will enter a raffel to win between three different groups Prek-Kindergarten, 1-3, and 4-6. To receive a vote or a "raffel ticket" they have to follow your blog, TpT store, pinterest, or facebook page. 

Helps you, while helping me!

If you are interested please fill out the form by April 30th. Chances to enter will be May 4th - May 7th. 

Help Donate!


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Farm Phonics ~ CVC, CVCC, CCVC, and Bossy E Sounds

Phonics is a huge portion of the language Common Core Standards for lower grades. In this Phonics game students learn how to blend and segment short vowel CVC words, CVCC and CCVC words, and those ever so tricky Bossy E words. You can also use this game to differentiate instruction by breaking words from three sounds or four sounds depending on the level of your students.

I will be using this center during our farm theme at the end of the school year to help review words.

How to use:
Print, cut, and laminate all the picture cards, letter cards, and hen game boards.
Pick an image card and place it on the white box inside the hen. Find the appropriate egg letter cards to make the word.

Picture card:
The picture cards are divided into three different phonic skills. They are, CVC short vowel cards (green), CCVC and CVCC short vowel cards (yellow) and bossy/magic “E” cards (dark green)

Differentiated instruction for phonemic blends:
There are two different ways to play the CCVC cards.
Students can either separate the words by three or four sounds. Included in this pack are digraph eggs that match the CCVC cards. For example: Child picks the “ship” picture card. He or she can either use the three egg hen game board or the four egg game board depending on the level of the student. For the three egg card the student would put /sh/i/p/ for the four egg card each sound would be represented /s/h/i/p/. 

Common Core Stand Standards:

First Grade:

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