Sunday, October 30, 2011

Holly Bloggy Giveaway!

Have you joined the fun yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Kindergarten Korner and Ms. Preppy are teaming up for a Holly Bloggy Christmas Secret Pal Christmas Gift Exchange! What fun!  And they have 9 giveaways! (well, the first one is over, but there are 8 left!)   The newest giveaway is for Christmas cards!

If you hurry, you can still register and be a part of this fun gift exchange! The deadline to enter is Monday, October 31st at Midnight! You can click the link above to find out all the rules.  I am super excited and can't wait to start shopping for my secret pal! How about joining the fun?  You could have a super surprise waiting for you Christmas morning and you could make someone's Christmas morning with a sweet treat from you! :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Hi all!  I used and then I tried to copy the generator so I could paste it here and be all cute, but I could not figure it out - but I did get this:

True Random Number Generator
Result: 15
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So..... The Winner is.....

Kathy said...
Hi! I follow your blog!
Congrats Kathy!!! Please email me your address so I can mail you your goodies! :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Blog Look and Giveaway Reminder!

Do you LOVE it!  I do! I am just sooooo excited!  Herding Kats in Kindergarten was soooo sweet to hook me up with Kelly of Kelly's Avenue Designs!  She totally rocks! She is major patient and works so hard to find what you are looking for! I could not be more happy with my new blog look! If you are interested in a new look, you should definitely look into her wonderful work!  I promise you will love it!  If you love my new look as much as I do, give me shout and a little love! :)

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway!  There is less than 24 hours left, so what are you waiting on!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Conferences Monday and a Giveaway!

Whew! I am exhausted! I spent today cleaning out my classroom and organizing - want my little room to look it's best for all my sweetie's parents!  While I was cleaning, I came across some things I had forgotten about... and well, since I haven't used them, I figured I would not miss them! :)

Contents: A Lakeshore grocery tote, chocolate chip cookie dough smelly dot chapstick (to help you with your positive behavior), two sets of Capital Alphabet stamps, a Great Job stamp, some cute reward stickers, one set of  happy birthday stickers, a line up here sign, two sets of alphabet stickers - you could use these to make students names, and a set of great reader awards.

This is where you come in!  I am going to try my first giveaway! Here are the rules:

1. You have to follow my blog (This is a MUST and will give you 1 entry)
2. Blog about my giveaway! (This will earn you 2 entries - so just copy and paste your info)

*** So that is three chances to win!****

You must live in the USA. (Sorry! My budget only allows for US postage!)
Please leave your blog information or email address so I can contact you if you win!

This party (well, it feels like a party to me!) will end on Friday October 28th at 6:00pm CST at which time I will use to select a winner!

If you blog about my giveaway, I must say I am sorry I don't have a cute button yet to add to your post!

I hope you either have or had a great time at your conferences! Now I need to finish preparing for Marathon Monday!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Favorite Read Aloud Linky Party


Swimming into Second is having a Favorite Read Aloud Linky Party and I thought I would link up!

My classes over the years have LOVED Skippyjon Jones!  He is just so fun! He even has his own website and Facebook page! Your child can even dress like him (go here) for Halloween!  I have been trying to collect all his books!

What is your favorite Read Aloud?  Join Swimming into Second and let's hear of your favorite! :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pinkalicious and Conferences!

First Grade Fanatics

First Grade Fanatics has the cutest new unit - Perfectly Pinkalicious! Don't you just want to eat it up?   I LOVE it!  I must admit Pink and Purple are my colors! And I LOVE the Pinkalicious book series! So adorable! So this unit just calls to me! What fun it will be in my classroom!  They were so sweet, they gave away 2 copies and I guessed right, so I got one copy! SO excited! Can't wait to get it and print it out! :)  

Now my excitement is slowing down, because I have to prepare for conferences next week.  We have conferences from 1 - 6:30 next Monday. That means every 15 minutes I will be speaking to my sweet parents about their sweet children. Whew! Exhausting! I have been trying to make positive contact with as many parents as possible so Monday will not be so overwhelming.

A few years ago a teacher friend of mine shared her tips for conferences. One of the big one was to have notes for the parents to take home. This is so helpful!  So each Fall and Spring I type up a list of Strengths and Areas of Concern and give to each parent. If you follow my Scribd account, you probably saw it this Summer when I uploaded it, just waiting to share it with you now. :)

Conference Student Form - Blank

I type up personal notes about each child and give each parent a copy at Conferences. Mrs. Wills has a great form! Take a look at hers also! :)  If you have conferences coming up, wishing you luck and blessings! If you have already had your conferences - Smile and breathe! :)
Have a great week! :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Giveaways! Updated!

Have you heard about the latest giveaways? Wow! Is all I can say! :) Some amazing things are going on....

Ms. Preppy is having a Fabulous Follower Giveaway! She has teamed up with Kindergarten Kiosk, The First Grade Jungle, Froggy Friends Fun, and Teaching First to give away some amazing products! She is also giving away a membership to the Graphics Factory! You have until Friday, October 21st, so head on over!


Ashleigh's Education Journey has teamed up with Little Miss Kindergarten, Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes, Mandy's Tips for Teachers, and The Creative Apple to give away some of their wonderful products! The winner will be announced October 28th!


Literacy and Laughter is giving away an autographed copy of Square Cat and a $15 dollar gift certificate to Lettering Delights! You have until October 23rd!

So head on over to these blogs and Good Luck! :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Question? Answered and Freebie!

I made a letter sort for my classroom (using letters M, S, A and P). Is it okay to post a freebie with Microsoft clip art? Thanks for the answers Kerri , Allison and Holly! :)

My class has been learning the letters M, S, A and P, so I made this sort: (the graphics and Font are from Microsoft clip art - I made this in Microsoft Word)

M S A P sort

Hope someone can use it! Have a great week! :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Making Words

I have a sweet Kinder student who blows me away everyday! The ability of this student is beyond imagine! The mother of this student requested a little bit harder homework, so I created the document below. The student loved it! I guess I will be creating more -  What fun! :)  I love when the students rise to challenges! :)

 The font and artwork are from DJ Inkers

If you enjoyed this, you can find more Halloween ideas over at Ginger Snaps Halloween Linky Party.

And there are some great Freebies at Teaching Blog Addict!

There are some great ideas at both sites! :) 

If you love my Making Words and you download it, please leave me a note! I love your comments! It makes me smile! :) Thanks! Have a great week! :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Yum Yum Recipe!

Have you heard of Plain Chicken?  She is a Southern girl with some wonderful recipes! This week she featured my husband's favorite casserole - Yum Yum Chicken! He asks for it every year on his birthday!  If you want the recipe, head on over to her blog! :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spooktacular Giveaway!

Have you entered the latest giveaway yet?! It features 11 wonderful Bloggers awesome products! :)


Drooling yet? Head over to Kinderglynn's blog and enter! The giveaway ends Saturday Oct. 15th at 10:00pm est!  Good Luck! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


There are some giveaways I need to post about because I am so excited!

She is giving away some cute KPM Doodles clipart!

Kerri at Ms. Kerri and Her Krazy Kindergarten is having a giveaway to celebrate all her new followers! The prize is a $10 Dollar Tree gift card.

Mrs. Bainbridge's Class

Also, Mrs. Bainbridge's Class is having a giveaway for her super cute Little Crtitter unit! Hop over there to enter before Wednesday!

Have you seen her cute blog? She has some cute ideas and freebies! And I love the design of her blog! Well, guess what, she has teamed up with  Kelly's Avenue Designs  to give away a new blog design! If you are in the market for a new design head on over!

Are you a blog addict like me? Head over for a chance to win a $10 gift card to Amazon!

The Moffatt Girls

She is giving away some great DVD's!

I am really hearting blog stalking lately! Are you stalking like me? :)

Good luck! :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Can Do Kinders Positional Words Book

Can Do Kinders
Have you visited Pam's blog lately? If you haven't, you are majorly missing out! She has the cutest Fall freebies! I am literally printing out her freebies and using them the very next day. My husband keeps asking me what am I printing now! And reminding me the cost of ink! :)  Gotta love him! Doesn't he know I am becoming a much much much better teacher because of all these wonderful blogs?
The Principals at my school set up a Kindergarten meeting last week with all the Kindergarten teachers. I had to present an activity for positional words. Well, lucky me had the best activity of all thanks to Pam! I just whipped out her awesome book, talked about how I found it on her awesome blog and how the other teachers should visit it, made an awesome presentation and then glowed! Thank you Pam!  If you haven't seen her positional words book, you can find it here.  I tell you she is amazing!!!   Thank you Pam!!! :)  (Once you visit her blog, you'll be thanking her too!)

Have a great week! :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Have Fun Teaching Rocks! Everything Sale

My class Loves Loves Loves Have Fun Teaching! If you have not heard of them, you can go to YouTube and check them out! My school blocks YouTube, so I bought them on a USB and play them.  Now I can carry them with me and play them anywhere!

My 6 year old son also LOVES them and dances around the house singing their songs! Check them out and then check out their awesome sale ~ 30% off  everything  ~ Have Fun Teaching Rocks! Sale (but hurry - sale ends October 9th)   Your class and kids will love you!!!

(By the way... You could go about getting them off YouTube another way... but Have Fun Teaching is trying to help their family just like others are feeding their families by putting their products on TpT and Teacher's Notebook... so if you want them, please do the right thing and purchase them - what would you do if someone could get your products for free without purchasing them? Just saying....)

Oh... And if you find you LOVE them as much as I do, they have a blog: Have Fun Teaching Blog - They have some awesome printables and freebies! You'll love their blog! :) Enjoy!

Happy Weekend! :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I Heart Your Blog Too!

Wow! Not just one but two awards!!! Wow! I am blessed with such wonderful blog friends! :)

Maggie at Maggie's Kinder Corner Blog is so wonderful and talented and amazing! I LOVE her blog and her wonderfully creative posts! Thank you Maggie for Hearting me! :) This award makes my heart and face smile! :)

Allison at Climbing the Monkey Bars! is also amazing, creative and talented! She is so sweet to leave me such positive uplifting words! And she also gave me this sweet Blog award!  Thank you Allison! You have really made my heart and my face smile! :) 

Both websites have wonderful freebies all the time! If you have not checked them out, please follow them... You will be glad you did! They are AMAZING! :)

I am super touched! Especially since I have been MIA lately! Sorry about that. I will try to do better in the future! Now, I am supposed to pick 10 blogs I Heart and award them this sweet and special award... Wow! So hard! I have learned so much from so many of you! I love every blog I read! You inspire me to be a better, more positive teacher and person! I have been so blessed to learn so much this year! I learn daily from each of you and can not wait to learn more! Thank you to everyone who visits my blog! EXTRA SPECIAL thank you to those that leave me wonderful words of encouragement! So sweet, inspiring and uplifting! Thank you Maggie and Allison and thanks to everyone for helping me be a better teacher! :)

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