Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Who's Ready for a New Collaborative Blog?

I am super excited to be part of a new collaborative blog called Who's Who and Who's New!

This collaboration is the brainchild of Hilary Lewis from Rockin Teacher Materials.

The blog features educational posts by fabulous educators from all over the world!  And all different grade levels!

The posts will start tomorrow, January 1st.  So head over there and be sure to follow us on Facebook , Bloglovin, and/or by email so you won't miss any of the fun!
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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Time for a Classroom Reboot!

Let's face it.  Classroom management and organization is an ongoing process.


I am constantly seeking out new techniques, products, and ideas to maintain order in my classroom.  The current holiday break has given me time to reflect on my classroom environment and I am ready to make some changes.
If you need to reboot your classroom organization, here is a bundle that you will love!

It will enable you to quickly and easily make some changes and start the new year off right!  


I am so excited about this bundle because it includes new management techniques, behavior interventions, decor, forms, and all sorts of other organizational must haves!  It's only $10.99 and includes over 600 pages of items that can be quickly and easily implemented when you return to your classroom!

The popcorn version of my Pizza Pan Praise is included in this bundle.  You make the chart out of a metal pizza pan and then hang it on your classroom wall or whiteboard.  You add a piece of popcorn each time your students are on task and following classroom rules.

I have been using this in my classroom this year and the kids are motivated to follow the rules!  I love using POSITIVE behavior support in my classroom!


But this is just one product from the bundle.  There are 14 others!  Here's a quick peek, but you can head over the Educents post to read about each one!









It's only for a limited time so you won't want to miss out!  


We also have a great giveaway where you can win one additional product from each of the participating stores.  Just enter by writing a comment below about one thing you would like to change in your classroom.
 {Oh you can pin something too for an extra entry!}


Hope you all enjoy the rest of your holiday!  

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

December Facebook Frenzy!

It's time for another FB Frenzy!


**This freebie is now over.  You can find the product Polar Bear Place Value in my TpT store.**

There are a total of 13 hops!  Click on the map below and download the document so you can visit all of the different hops!  Links will work in the download.


You can pick up my polar bear themed math packet that addresses Common Core K.NBT.A.1.  I am participating in the Kindergarten Math/Science hop.







What are you waiting for?  Click over to my FB page and find the blue penguin tab.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Snowy Los Angeles!

Snow in Los Angeles???

Yes!

Today our school was transformed into a winter wonderland by Mattel!



Santa even made an appearance!

 Giant foam blocks!

Dress up!


 Cupcakes to decorate!

Oh...

and the HIGHLIGHT for this teacher was LUNCH!


Yepp, that's a hot and fresh double double animal style!  The In-N-Out Cookout Trailer was parked on the playground - no 20 minute drive-thru wait necessary!

Today was a great day!

A huge THANK YOU to Mattel!  Thanks for providing a day that our students will remember for a long time!

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday / Tuesday Sale at TpT!

I am sure that you all have heard that a big sale is going on at Teachers Pay Teachers!


My entire store will be marked 20% off this Monday and Tuesday!  And you can get an additional 10% off your order by entering promo code CYBER.

I would like to highlight a few of my newest products-



A Warm Weather Christmas! is full of materials for math tubs in you Kinder class!


The Runaway Meatball is a fun interactive booklet with a moveable meatball (based on the song "On Top of Spaghetti" by Tom Glazer).

And a few of my other products-


Parts of a Snowman is a exciting mystery activity for your students!


And my CVC Words {Bundle} has tons of cvc word activities!

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First Annual Holiday Cookie Swap Linky Party!

I just had to link up with Emily at The Reading Tutor/ OG when I saw this Holiday Cookie Swap linky!

What a great idea!  It's a virtual holiday cookie exchange!

I have fond memories of baking holiday cookies with my family when I was a child and I continued that tradition with my children.  Most of our favorite cookies today are the ones I baked as a child.

My parent both grew up in Wisconsin and one of the recipe books that we have used throughout the years is one compiled by the Wisconsin Electric Power Company from 1965.


One of our favorite cookies (ok, brownies) from this book is Frosted Marshmallow Brownies!  They are so yummy!  These have a fun marshmallow layer in between the brownie and the frosting!  Recipe calls for nuts in the brownie layer and powdered coffee in the frosting, but both can be left out.


Click on the picture to grab the recipe!

Enjoy your December and Happy Baking!
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