Sunday, December 21, 2014

Last Week - Ornaments, Elves, and Boats!

 
It seems like forever since I've posted (and maybe it has been....can't even begin to tell you how busy/crazy this year/season has been)  So I wanted to give you a little peek into our last week. 
We made 2 different ornaments as gifts for parents


These were super easy and turned out cute! 
I also had them do themselves floating away on snowflakes...
These turned out so funny and the kids loved doing them...again, super simple and easy which was what I needed this year as I have been battling being sick for over a week and haven't had the brain/planning power or energy to do anything else...lol.
 
The kids wrote persuasive letters to Santa applying for an elf position from this packet from
http://www.confessionsofateachingjunkie.com/2014/12/the-sunday-scoop-and-operation-elf.html
SUPER fun freebie!  Of course I forgot to take pics, but trust me, they loved it!  Some of my kids have such a great sense of humor.  They were also VERY convincing in trying to apply to be an elf:)
 
Of course we also HAD to get in a STEM activity:)  They just loved this one!
This is another great activity from Get Caught Engineering.  This is from their Charming Bundle of Enchanted Engineering packet.  Their job was to build a boat to get the Gingerbread man across the stream so he isn't eaten by the fox;)
 
They did this activity in pairs!

I LOVE, LOVE how they work together....I LOVE, LOVE how they have to figure out the problem with their "invention" and go back to the drawing board and try something else!  I LOVE, LOVE how doing these activities teaches them patience and perseverance:)



Here are a few videos of the fun!
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For those of you that have a few days left, maybe this will give you a few ideas to do;)  To the rest of you that are off for break, YAY!
Too all of you....I hope you all have a very blessed and Merry Christmas!  I am happy because my girl is home!  Such a blessing to have the family all together for Christmas!
From my family to yours...Merry Christmas!
 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Monday Made It - December

I'm posting a tad bit early because I have a freebie for you so wanted to give you a chance to get it printed and ready if you're interested:)  Of course I don't have my act together and have my student gifts ready but I do have a few things to share:)
First is my wreath makeover.  This wreath has seen several years and lots of Florida weather.  Looking a little shabby....
Well I dug through all my Christmas boxes.....which I have way tooooooo many of and need to purge.....and found some things to spruce it up:)
That's a little better:)
Last week was a little crazy....Christmas break and Christmas fever is in the air....I'm always game for keeping it fun and keeping them from hanging from the ceiling....lol.
I came across these guys on clearance at Target after Halloween and never did decide what to do with them.....until....
Voila....elf pens!!  What kid doesn't like to write with a pen...lol.  So I'll be handing out "elf pens" to write with to the NOT naughty kiddos;)
 
Now to my freebie!  We only have 10 school days left before Christmas break so I thought I little math countdown would be fun:)
Under each ornament is a math problem. (addition, subtraction, or multiplication)
I don't know about you, but EVERY minute counts in my classroom....as a matter of fact, there aren't enough minutes in the day to cover everything I want to:(  That's another blog post...lol.  So these are quick little problems they can do any time during the day for some extra practice and some countdown fun!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Countdown-to-Christmas-Break-1597820
This is a forever freebie if you're interested...just pop by my shop:)
Now it's your turn....I'm hoping to link up to my own linky later when I get a few more things done!
Don't forget, you can link up anytime, all month!
 
 
 



Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday 5 - Some Randomness about My Week:)

http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2014/11/five-for-friday-linky-party-november-28.html
5 random things about my week.  Since I have been off all week (love that!) these aren't very teacher related.
Just before our break started we were hitting fractions hard!
The kids had fun finding equivalent fractions with manipulatives.

Hope they all don't forget everything after a week off!!!  Teacher's nightmare...lol. 
 
 
This was on my IG last week!  Since I have been off of work this week, I have been loving this little section of my kitchen....and putting that coffee pot to good use:)
I'm soooo excited!  My students have been wanting one of these for a while....I finally found one and bought it.  I hope I don't kill it:/  Any words of wisdom for growing one of these would be appreciated:) 
Feed Me Seymour!!! lol;)
My girl got to come home from FSU for a few days:)
Of course we had to get our shop on:)  Went to a fabulous new mall north of us!  Wowza is all I can say:)  Love my girl time with her but it goes wayyyy too fast:/  Now she's off and back to FSU for the big game tomorrow.

Finally, the winner from my 3 for Free Giveaway:)  Congrats to
 
Congrats Susan!  Be on the lookout for an email from me:)
 
I hope you all had a blessed and wonderful "filling" Thanksgiving!  I'm going to have to double up on my workouts to make up for my big cheat day yesterday:(
 
P.S.  there's a big sale coming up:)
Everything in my shop will be 20% off! 
 
 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Giveaway Day 3 - Giving Thanks!

 
Hey all!  I am popping in quick to announce yesterday's winner and tell ya about giveaway 3:)
 
Congratulations goes to
Kaitlyn M.!!
Look for an email from me:)
  
Today is the last day of my 3 For Free giveaway and today I am throwing in a little something extra:)
Last night while I anxiously awaited my daughter's arrival (driving through a lot of rain), I finished a fun product I have been working on. 

This set includes 4 different sets of task cards each with a different skill for fractions:)
So I am throwing that in as a little extra for today's winner:)
Thank you all for popping by and having some fun with me these last few days!  Entry for this giveaway is super easy:)  Leave a comment of one thing you are thankful for this year.

I am so very thankful for so many things!  Right at this minute it is the fact that my (growing up too fast) family is all together again under one roof, if only for a few days!  There's just something about that that makes this momma so at peace and happy!

I am heading out soon for a fun shopping day and some much needed mommy/daughter time with my girl! 
I hope you all have a BLESSED Thanksgiving holiday full of family, fun, and love!
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