Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Our Classroom Skeleton!

I Love Halloween!  My class can't dress up {but they can wear Halloween shirts to school - we have a dress code - so this is special!} - but teachers can!  If you remember - I am going as Skippyjon Jones! Can't wait!!! I'll try to take pics and post them {If you promise not to laugh at me!}

To get ready for Halloween, my class made a skeleton out of toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls. Now, before you go "oooo yuck!" at toilet paper rolls - let me tell you, I have been "hoarding" these since the summer in a large Ziploc and was very careful!  It took us 26 toilet paper rolls and 10 paper towel rolls that my class painted white {with their hands - no paint brushes! I wish I had taken pictures - they had sooo much fun!}  and we let dry over night and then I hot glued them to black bulletin board paper. 

They had fun telling me the parts of the body and where all the pieces went {I let them hand me the pieces and then I hot glued them in place}.  Now, just to find a place to hang it in my tiny 20 x 30 room!

Oh.... And have you noticed my new blog design? Do you love it?!  I am a fan of Melonheadz and had to buy some of her cuties!  The awesome ladies at Honey Bunch Blog Design designed my blog! All I can say is... .LOVE! 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Carson Dellosa Best Blog of the Week!

Have you heard?

Carson Dellosa has awarded my sweet blog the
Best Blog of the Week!!!

I am sooo excited!

You can Visit Carson Dellosa


Monday, October 22, 2012

First Year Bliss Linky Party!

I am linking up with Michelle at The 3AM Teacher in her First Year Bliss Linky party! She is celebrating her one year bloggy birthday and is hosting this fun linky party! (She has some adorable freebies - so if you haven't followed her yet, go check her out - but come back to read my post!)

I just celebrated my One Year Blog-iversary a couple of months ago! What an incredible experience it has been!

I have to say one of my most THRILLED moment was having one of my products featured on Mrs. Will's Kindergarten blog {and if you haven't visited her, you are missing soooo much!}

Another amazing moment was opening my TpT store! I always wanted to do it, but was a bit nervous! A few Top Teachers really helped me!!!
{I LOVE my bloggy friends!}
I am sooo thankful to each of my followers for an incredible year! You following me has made me want to continue this journey! When I started, it was just for fun and to help others!  I didn't really think anyone would follow little ol' me! Now, almost 600 followers later.... WOW! I am amazed!

I am working on some freebies as a thank you - so keep following me!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Skippyjon Winner!

We have a winner!!!

Didn't win, but still want one?
Click on the above picture and it will take you to the Skippyjon Jones Stuff store!

I have mine and love it!
The material is so soft!
It is sooo cute!

Well, I won't make you wait any longer....

The winner is.....

Sunday, October 14, 2012


I have been Boo-ed by some incredible bloggers!  Thank you to both bloggers for leaving me some love! This is such a fun game! :)

click the above picture to link up to this Boo linky party!


click the above picture to link up to this Boo linky party!

I am combining the rules of both to make this easier:

I am Boo-ing these bloggers:

Kindergarten Faith
My favorite October Books are:

My favorite activity is carving a pumpkin and making a skeleton with my class!
(I will blog about these in a few weeks!)

We are still working on our numbers to ten and I created this freebie:
(click on the pic to grab it!)

So... Have you been boo-ed?

And don't forget to enter my Skippyjon Jones Giveaway!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Skippyjon Jones and a Giveaway!

Do you love Skippyjon Jones?  I know I do! Did you hear?.... He has a new book coming out October 16, 2012!  I can not wait!  Here is a sneak peek of the book from YouTube!

Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Ole!

Because Halloween falls on a Wednesday, I get to dress up for Halloween at school! Yay! And who am I going as?.... One guess... I knew you would guess it!  I am going to dress as Skippyjon Jones!  Of course, I had to buy this cute tee to wear with his cape and ears!

Do you want one?  Click here to find it!

But because I have such wonderful fans of my blog and Facebook page, I have asked the sweet representative of Skippyjon Jones stuff to give one of these cute tee shirts away! And she said YES!!!
Are you excited as I am?

This contest ends at 12:01am on October 19th (or at the end of the day on Oct. 18th) so hurry and enter! And don't forget to visit the Skippyjon Jones website where there is some great teacher stuff and the Skippyjon Jones Store and check out all their cute items!

I just love Skippyjon!!! :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monster Spray!

Do you remember telling you about the monsters I made in my classroom?

Here is a picture to remind you? (Aren't they adorable! Thank you Miss Kindergarten!) (You can click on the picture to go to my post!)

Well, I didn't tell you I had one little one that cried the entire time we were making these! I sat with my student the whole time and helped the student through their fears. By the end of the craft, they finally realized the monster was fun and not real! They now love their monster!

I wish I had some Monster Spray to help the child! Well, now I do! I am sooo happy to find this wonderful song to help ease fears!

Thank you Debbie for creating such wonderful music to help children! :)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Down on the Farm Blogger Swap and Giveaway!


I am linking up with Mrs. Stanford's Class for a great product swap!
{Warning - This is a long post! But sooo worth it - when you get to the end - there is a surprise!}
I swapped products with Cathy from Mrs. I's Class. I am reviewing her wonderful Down on the Farm Take Home Pack!

Wow! There is so much in this pack!
Cathy included in this packet:

  • A Cover Page for you to include in the take home bag
  • Labels to label your baggies and keep everything organized       (I did not have labels, so I printed them out on card stock, laminated them and taped them to the baggies! They turned out so cute!)
  •  Parent Letter to help explain the packet (with super easy instructions -the parents will love working and having fun with their kids!)

  • Farm Animal Alphabet - Capital and Lowercase

  •   (I sorted them into two baggies so that my parents could work on matching them up, sorting them out, and could easily use as flashcards if needed).

  • Jump Over a Shape

  • Animal Roundup

  • Animal Action Memory

  • Counting on the Farm Reader

  • My Farm List

  • Name That Animal - and -

  • Animal Rhyme Time

  • This packet was originally made as a take home packet to use with any of your favorite farm books! (My favorite is The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown)  But I love that you could also use it as a center activity to practice skills in your classroom!  And I love the cute farm theme! (But I am also a sucker for a cute farm theme!)

    I also love that she included all the Common Core Standards! What a great way to show parents what their child is learning!

    I had my son and his friend play with the packet and they had so much fun!
    {Jump over a shape}

    I let my son and his friend each take turns jumping an animal over a shape. The cards are marked with instructions, so it was easy to figure out what to do.

    {Farm Animal Alphabet}

    They sorted and then matched the capital and lowercase letters.

    Then, I pulled out the Easy button and let them sort the letters back into capital and lowercase. They raced to see who could do it first. The first one to press the easy button won

    {Animal Round up}

    We played another game of sorting. We sorted by how many legs on the animal. {They wanted to race again!} 

    {Animal Action Memory}

    They played memory by matching the animal to the sound it makes.

    {Counting on the Farm reader}

    I laminated the reader and provided a dry erase marker to write in the number word in the book. I love that there are two books per a page! I printed out on card stock. Laminated the pages and then cut in half and stapled! Yay for two books out of one printing! Each boy got their own dry erase marker and book. {Of course, they raced to see who could finish first! I Love the Easy button!}

    Would you like to win one of these awesome packets?
    Mrs. I is giving one away!

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    If you don't win or can't wait, you can head to Mrs. I's Class TpT store has the Down on the Farm Take Home Pack for 20% off today and tomorrow!

    Please visit Cathy at Mrs. I's Class. You will love her blog!
    She is so creative and talented - (and she has the cutest freebie!)

    (And today she is reviewing my I Can Read the Alphabet pack - and giving it and her Down on the Farm Take Home Pack away on her blog {so head over and visit her!} - Or you can visit my TpT store - It is on sale today and tomorrow for 20% off!)

    Thank you for visiting today!

    You can see more blog post swaps at Mrs. Stanford's Class!
    Thank you to Mrs. Stanford for this blog swap and thank you to Michelle at The 3am Teacher for making the cute button at the top of this post!


    Ten Little Ghosts Freebie!

    Is your class working on learning their numbers 0 - 10?

    Do they need help putting them in order?

    Well, I have come to your rescue!

    Just click on the above picture.

    Print out the file.

    Copy for your class.

    Let them cut it out and glue it to a sentence strip or construction paper!

    What a fun way to learn! :)

    I am linking up with Teaching Blog Addict's Freebie Friday (only on Saturday - yes, I am a day late and a dollar short!)

    Freebie Fridays
    and I am linking up with the amazing Mel at Graphics from the Pond
    She created the adorable Ghosts I used in this freebie and my packet below
    and I am linking up with the amazing Miss T at Journey of a Substitute Teacher!

    And if you need more October Math ideas -

    Take a look at my new Ghostly Math Pack at my TpT store

    Happy Counting!

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