Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Break.  I have taken some much needed time off from all things school related.  I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't work on anything until January 1, and I am so glad that I did!  I feel refreshed and ready to get back to work.

I just wanted to stop by and let you know about a 20% off sale that is going on in my store New Year's Eve and Day only.  You can also check out Lucky to Be in First's blog to see other great TPT authors who are throwing a sale as well.

I've already picked up a few things on sale today!

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Sunday Scoop Link Up!

I'm linking up with The Teaching Trio for The Sunday Scoop!

3 Things I Have to Do:
  1. So, it isn't so much wrap as assemble!  I give each student a book from Scholastic, candy, and a pencil "wrapped" inside a Santa hat.  I need to do this now so I'm not stuck doing it Thursday night (again!).
  2. I love sending and receiving Christmas cards....I do not like addressing envelopes.  
  3. Can someone please tell me why I deleted the pictures I took of my children before uploading them, printing them, anything at all???  I blame it on the crud that I was sick with this past week.
2 Things I Hope to Do:
  1. My kiddos are really great.  But you know, all kids, everywhere are like....

      2.  I have a small stack of grading that I really want to tackle this week...can you tell how excited
           I am about that?!

1 Thing I'm Happy to Do:

I've joined up with several other teachers on Instagram for a Winter Wonderland Giveaway!  I'm giving away my latest set, Time for Fun.  It includes 2 sets of scoot, 2 math centers, and printables to help your students practice time to the half hour and quarter hour.

Come find me on Instagram (@theprimarysource) and enter to win!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fa La La La Link-up: Holiday Freebies

I'm linking up with the awesome ladies over at Primary Powers for a holiday FREEBIES link-up!

I'm posting three of my holiday freebies that you can snag from my TPT store.  I hope you can use them (if you can, please, pretty please leave some feedback love!)!!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

IG Freebie Loop!

Hi Friends!  I am taking part in an Instagram Freebie Loop tonight!  Follow me @theprimarysource and check out all the awesome teachers participating!

Check out my freebie HERE!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Break....Are We There Yet???

That meme is SO true, isn't it??  I really have a super class this year, but their excitement about Christmas ramps up more and more every day.

 Of course, part of this excitement is of my own doing!  Elfabet showed back up this week.  She has set up our classroom tree for us, and on Wednesday, she brought an Elf Pet.
My elf has had the same name for several years, so this was a fun chance for the littles to get in on the name-picking action.  Another attraction of the Elf Pet...she can be held by the kids!

So after all of the interesting nominations, Tinkerbell won!  I was personally rooting for Candy Brown (isn't that hysterical?!) or Ginger, but it was Tinkerbell by a landslide.

 We have wrapped up our unit on shapes.  I found these adorable GingerHeads from Teach With of all, they are FREE!  There were a few shapes that I needed and I wanted to add a writing component.  You can pick up those extra things I made HERE.


We've been reviewing singular and plural nouns, so after reading Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, we used THESE review sheets from Shelly Sitz to practice and then attached them to our own Pete's.  I think they turned out super cute!

Finally, I wanted to show you my latest creation--Coin Craze Ornaments!  We are working hard on adding combinations of coins.  I wanted to come up with a fun, Christmas-y way to practice.  This set includes the templates to create the ornament, 5 different toys with different prices, and sheets of paper money to color and cut out.  I also included 2 printables to extend the activity.

My kiddos LOVED shopping for their toy and going to the bank to get the correct amount of change needed.  It was a great assessment tool as well.  I was quickly able to see which of my friends are comfortable using quarters and which ones are still sticking to dimes, nickels, and pennies only.  Check it out and let me know what you think!

We have two more weeks to go until Christmas Break...hopefully there won't be too many episodes of  scraping the children from the ceiling!