Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, and More Pumpkins!

Since tomorrow is going to be a crazy day with the kids so excited for Halloween, I decided to give in a bit and have some fun. We are going to carve a pumpkin together and write about how-to carve a pumpkin.
We are going to do some of the fun pumpkin activities found at Christina Bainbridge's awesome blog.
I also created a fun writing for the kids to do sometime this week about what happens to pumpkins when Halloween is over. I love the book "Snowmen at Night" and I thought this could be written in the same way. Click on the pictures to download. The last 2 pages are together.

Click on the picture to download.

Our school had our annual Bluegrass and BBQ on Friday night and each class painted a pumpkin. My class decided to paint Mercy Watson. She turned out pretty good.
Here's a picture of our pumpkin before the tiara and I added huge google eyes.
Can you believe it sold for $17? My kids' parents were outbidding each other. Hope you have a good Halloween at school. It's going to be a crazy Monday!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

New Treasures Unit and a freebie

Happy Saturday everyone! I can't believe how cold it's gotten here in the last day. We're not expecting any snow in Tennessee like some of your northerners but it is going to be chilly sitting at the UT football game tonight. I've finished my next Treasures unit for "Head, Body, Legs." Here are some images from the unit.

Check it out at Teacher's Pay Teachers and Teacher's Notebook. Click on the links below.

Here's a questioning freebie for you. We've been working on generating questions while we read during reading groups. This is a form I've used to help the kids keep track of their questions.

Hope you have a wonderful Saturday!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Trick or Treat Freebie #2

I don't know if you're like me but teaching money is always difficult. Usually, we teach it after Christmas but we have a new math series. We had five days to teach money. Well, my colleagues and I decided we needed a bit more time so we are doing it for a few more days. My kiddos need a little bit more practice so I made a fun money game that you can use at Halloween or, really, any time of the year. Hope you enjoy it!

Click here to download the freebie.
 If you've already downloaded it,  please download it again. There was a typo for the 45 cents card. Thanks!

Head over to Me and My Gang for more Halloween freebies.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Freebie

I'm so excited about sharing some Halloween freebies this week on "Me and My Gang."
Be sure to head over there to get some great Halloween freebies by other great bloggers.
Here's a game your kids can play to practice synonyms.

Click here to download the freebie.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

And the Winner is.....

The winner of my giveaway for $25 to Scrappin Doodles is....

Congrats to Hilary! I'll be emailing you today!

For everyone else, I'll have Halloween freebies to share this week with "Me and My Gang."

Here's a preview of what I'll be offering tomorrow.

Have a happy Sunday!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

There's Nothing Like Baseball

My next Treasures unit is now available. Here are some preview images.

This unit is available on Teachers Pay Teachers and Teacher's Notebook.

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway for $25 to Scrappin' Doodles. It ends tonight at midnight eastern time. Click on the image below to enter.

Have a great Saturday!  I'm hoping my Vols don't get killed today.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Today, I got my first check from TPT in the mail and it looked like this.

Seriously! How does that happen? I'm pretty mad about the whole thing right now. I'm not sure if I can even use it now.

Anyways, don't forget to enter my giveaway for $25 from Scrappin Doodles. It ends Saturday at midnight.