Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bunny Marshmallow Madness

I went to target today and couldn't help myself... They already had all of the Easter stuff out and I bought a bag of Jet-Puffed Bunny Mallows so I decided to give you guys a little Bunny inspiration to help your Easter lessons along.  Enjoy! :)

Click HERE  to get the Bunny Marshmallow Madness Worksheet created by Moi {ME}!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

If You Give a Teacher a BLOG, chances are she'll join ALL the Giveaways!

I just became a follower of this A-MA-ZING Blog called: Made for 1st Grade and they are also hosting a giveaway... there are so many of these going on right now I am just hoping that I will win.  Hopefully y'all are entering in all of these giveaways and enjoying the blogging madness! All the teachers are home for Spring Break and I think that their happiness is causing all of these insanely amazing giveaways.... I'm not one to complain.  So, here's the newest addition and its a doozy! I am a HUGE fan of Laura Numeroff, so this giveaway I am particularly fond of!  Click HERE  to join this giveaway!

Scrappin' Doodle Giveaway!!! I am EXTREMELY excited!!!

For those of you who love clipart, you WILL. NOT. WANT. TO. MISS. THIS! Mrs. Thiessen at The First Grade Sweet Life is hosting a giveaway.  If you are not familiar with the super cutie patootie clipart from Scrappin' Doodle then click HERE  to check it out! Its A-DOR-A-BLE!!! To join me in this fabulous giveaway simply click on the button below...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

They Might Be Giants - Roy G Biv

Thought this video would be helpful during St. Patrick's Day to teach the colors of the Rainbow.

Roy G. Biv is an elf and this song is his story! Enjoy! :)

Cutie Patootie Pointers!

As promised, here are the finished pointers! For those of you that haven't been keeping up with the tabs, in the "Fabulous Finds" tab I posted some cute wooden painted animal shapes that I found at Walmart and I promised to post a picture of the finished product.  I used some dowels (cut in half) and painted them using Acrylic paint and then I hot glued the animal shapes to the tops.  Next, I will be making a stand to hold all of the pointers so keep a lookout for pictures of that coming soon! But for now, head on over to Michael's or Walmart to find some of these stinkin cute critters!

Before the Makeover 

After the Makeover
I thought about adding some ribbon to decorate the dowels, but on second thought decided against it because no amount of hot glue will keep those ribbons in place once the kiddles start using them! :)

Happy Crafting!

Popcorn Unit PLUS an Air Popping Popcorn Machine! Oh. My. Goodness.

Ms. Davis at Thirst for First  and Abby at The Inspired Apple  have joined forces to giveaway the ULTIMATE unit.  Its an Adjectives unit with a Popcorn theme... and if that isn't enough, it includes a Popcorn Air Popping Machine! Totally A-MA-ZING! I hope I win... keeping my fingers crossed because "The Inspired Apple" is the blog that got me blogging! I love her blog to pieces!!! :) Be sure and click on the "Thirst for First" link above to join in the fun!

How Exciting! Another Giveaway!

Ms. Durning from Second Grade is Splendid is hosting a giveaway for Amazon! So, if you're interested simply click on the button below, follow the directions for entry and join us!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dr. Jean CD Giveaway

Ms. Van Orman from First Grade Fun is hosting a Giveaway!
If you're interested in receiving a Dr. Jean CD (of your choosing) for FREE!!! then head on over to First Grade Fun

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Easter Beady Babies Craft Idea from FamilyFun

Saw these Easter Chick Cuties online and I just had to share them with y'all!!! Aren't they just adorable?! And they are super easy to make too.  To find out how to make them, simply click on the following link:

Happy Crafting!

Dollar Tree Findings!

For those of you who have been keeping up with my blog religiously... try and click on all of the tabs to see what's new because I don't always mention it on the "Home" tab.  Anywho, I found some fantastical deals at the Dollar Tree today so be sure and check out the "Fabulous Finds" tab... its just in time for Easter! :)

Happy Bargain Shopping!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Pet Linky Party!

I just joined the Pet Linky Party that Ladybug's Teacher Files  is having.  For all my blogger followers, if you are unaware yet as to what a "Linky Party" is... its basically a topic that someone posts up and we all link ourselves if we wish to participate.  To be a part of the linky Pet party simply click on the link I provided above.

Here is a picture of my dog kid... Her name is Cinderella or Cindy (for short).

Aside from my husband, Cindy is the love of my life.  I got her when she was just a puppy at 12 weeks and she is now 9 years old and turning 10 on May 8th.  She is such a funny character and she makes us laugh with all of her silly antics.  She is a Bichon Frise and she is supremely intelligent (too intelligent for her own good, if you ask me!) Whenever she does something wrong, not only does SHE know she did something wrong but all of my family comes up with excuses for her because she is so stinkin' cute, which makes her stinkin' spoiled as well! When she does a 'no-no' she'll put her head real low to the ground and look up at you with sad eyes then my husband and I go around the house to investigate.  When we come close to whatever mess she has done, she goes under our bed and puts herself in time out! Like I said... too intelligent for her own good!  She LOVES peanut butter and is obsessed with her Pink Kong Toy (because I fill it with peanut butter as a special treat).  Cindy spends her days lounging around the house and when I'm busy working "doing my teacher things" she always treads carefully on her tippy-toes around the bed so she doesn't mess up my papers.  She loves to be hugged and carried and will let you know it! When she was a puppy, the hair near her paws grew a little longer than the rest of her body so it appeared as if she was wearing slippers and since we all know that Cinderella lost her glass slipper... that is where I got her name! :) So, whenever y'all read my blog and Cindy is mentioned, you now know who I'm talking about! :)

Happy Monday!

I've got a real Organizational Treat for Y'all! What do you find to be THE BEST way to organize all of your lesson plans and units?  I can't wait to hear all of your ideas... to see MY idea go ahead and click on the tab for "Messy-Free Organization" and let me know what you think! :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Word to the Wise...

I know that when it comes to searching for great teacher resource books we often think to check or some other book sites first, but... word to the wise: Check the Publisher Websites BEFORE making any purchases! While I was surfing the internet it occurred to me to check the publishers site and guess what I found... I found that Carson-Dellosa has a "Sale" section on their website and I found the DJ Inkers clipart books, with CD included of: Animal Antics, Amazing ABC's and 123's, Celebrations and School Events and School Stuff for a whopping $11.50 each book! I am so...excited! My box arrived here today, included with my purchase I also found a fish bulletin board border for $1.00 and they had some others for $2.00, which is STILL better than the prices in stores.  So, do your research teachers!

Happy Bargain Shopping!