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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

It is the night before Halloween and I decided to take the night off from TpT and make something cute for Halloween!  Of course Pinterest is a guilty pleasure that usually gets me into big messes.   This was one of the latest finds...Frankenstein Treats!  My daughter's daycare doesn't allow homemade treats...bummer, so I made these for my son's class.

My children kept asking to try one, but since these treats are so large, I split one in half and let them have one before bedtime. I may pay for giving them sugar before bed...but it is Halloween :)

Getting a 2 year old to sit still for a pic is almost impossible!

Have a happy Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Monday Freebies!

It is hard to believe that this week is Halloween!  How did that sneak up on us?  I can't wait for Wednesday...the kids are always so excited for anything that has to do with Halloween.  I have some fun things planned this week for them that go along with all the great Halloween books out there.  Now that I think of it, maybe I am more excited than the kids!  Don't forget to check out Stephanie's Witches' Brew unit over at TpT.  I can't wait to see it up in our hallway at school.  I am all ready to go with my Spooktacular Literacy Station Pack which is my favorite product right now.  I just love the clipart.

Now for the freebies....
We had our 50th day of school celebration this past week.  Here are two of our freebies we made for 50's Day.  The time matching game can be used all year!

Finally, here is a sweet little math fact family activity that is great for small group, centers, or stations.

Head on over to Manic Monday on Classroom Freebies to check out all of the other great freebies!  Click on the button below...
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday
Have a great week!
Stephany, Stephanie & Kathi

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Shake, Rattle, and Roll!!

We celebrated the 50th day of school this week!  I can not believe it is already the 50th day.  In this post, we have included some activities our K-2 students did during the week.  I created this emergent reader for my kindergarten students to work on one-to-one correspondence and sight words.  Click here or the pictures below to link to the freebie on Teachers Pay Teachers.

My students enjoyed reading this emergent reader.  The children also had to use the predictable chart to write sight words.  Students had to use the sight word cards to write "I can see a" in the blanks.

I just had to share my weekly newsletter too.  I always send home a weekly newsletter on Monday of each week.  Here is the newsletter I sent home for this week.  I thought it turned out real cute with the 50's theme.  I use the same template, but change the clipart and information in the newsletter weekly.

Stephany made "I have, Who has" game for telling time to the hour and half hour.  It is available for free in her TpT store.  Click here or the picture below to link directly to her store.

Then, on Thursday, we had our Sock Hop!!  We had several dozen record-shaped cookies and bubble gum for the event.  50's Music was blared into the street for a street dance.  The students and teachers dressed in 50's style clothes.  Here are a few pictures of the event.  I think this one may be my favorite.  I think this is just priceless!  How precious...

The first picture below is of my students cutting out pictures for our Venn Diagram.  We sorted pictures "then" and "now".  The second picture is too cute.  These boys are dancing at our sock hop!!  I love how both boys are pretending to play the guitar!

No, it's not James Dean.  But, look at Chad!  He looks gorgeous!  I love how the sun was in his eyes and he's squinting.  He is a first grader in Stephany's classroom.  The other picture is of kindergarten teachers, Heather and Kiley.  They have PBIS eagle features around their necks.  We pass these out when we see positive behavior from any student in our school.

The cookies turned out so cute... and tasted just as good!  (Don't tell, but I ate two.)  The kids had black icing everywhere!  The nurse and I both dressed as a "soda jerk".  It was a super easy costume.

50 amazing days of school celebrated with some of the fliest kids around!  

Endless Possibilities,
Stephanie, Stephany & Kathi 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Giveaway Winner

First, we want to thank all the amazing bloggers and TpT educators who participated in our 500 follower giveaway.  We had an incredible response.  Kathi, Stephany, and I have put a lot of thought to this blog and appreciate all who "follow" us.  We LOVE getting comments and hearing from you.  So, we are ready to announce the winners of our 500 Follower Flip-out...  Drum-roll please...

The winner of Rafflecopter #1 is Amy Gaughan Swan.  Amy, we will be contacting the bloggers who donated for you.  You will be recieving products from some fabulous bloggers soon.  Oh, and don't forget to look for the $10.00 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card!  You will also receive one product from Stephany's Store.  Click here to link to her store.

The winner of Rafflecopter #2 is Candy Seifert.  Candy, we will be contacting the bloggers who donated in this giveaway.  You will be recieving emails of products from some amazing bloggers soon.  Oh, and don't forget to look for the iTunes Gift Card!  You will also receive one product from Stephanie's Store.  Click here to link to her store.

The winner of the third part of our giveaway is Cathy VerSteeg.  Cathy, you also receive a TpT gift card and products from the bloggers listed below.  You will also receive one product from Kathi's Store.  Click here to choose your product.

And just for reading through this lengthy post, I am offering my Witches' Brew Unit FREE for the first 3 people who comment on this post.  Only the first three (leave your email address in the post)!!  Thank you for participating in our 500 follower giveaway!!

We look forward to offering you many exciting products and possibly more gift cards when we hit 1,000 followers!!  (That may be quite some time.)

Endless Possibilities,
Stephany, Stephanie, and Kathi

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Boo!! (In a Good Way!)

Who thinks planning for a sub is more work than it's worth?  Wow, I spent several hours today preparing to be gone Monday.   Also, I am super excited to use my new Halloween product "Spooktacular Literacy Station and Center Activities" in my classroom this week and next.  It has tons of great Halloween themed station/center ideas.  I just love Maree Truelove's graphics and backgrounds!

Also, Second Grade Pad is hosting a "You've Been Boo'd" linky party.

You've probably all played the popular game BOO at school where you leave a ghost on someone's desk or mailbox along with a treat.  Let's do the same by sharing some love from our stores...

Here's how to play.  Choose a fellow blogger that has MORE followers, another that has about the SAME number of followers, and last, someone that has LESS followers.

Highlight their blogs with links to encourage others to check them out.  Don't forget to let your fellow bloggers know that you shared about them. 

Lastly, leave them some love by offering them a goody from your store as their "treat."
Here are the blogs that I have chosen...

1)Teri at "A Cupcake for the Teacher" is always so supportive of other bloggers, has great ideas, and awesome product. I love seeing her posts come up in our blog roll!

2)  April over at "Wolfelicious" has some great ideas.  I love reading her Daily 5 and work work ideas.

3) Mrs. Reed over at "Flying Into First Grade" has some great products and she always has great tips and tricks on her blog!  She is even having a giveaway right now so that's even more reason to head on over there!

Flying into First Grade

Head on over to Second Grade Pad to link up and join in on the fun!

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

FREEBIE and a Helpful 'How to'

I have been working on math facts with a group of fourth graders.  Of course instead of going out and buying flash cards....I had to make them!  After making the multiplication cards, I decided to make addition and subtraction as well.  Both of these sets are on my TpT store for FREE!!!

I made these in color, but I know that printing off 90+ pages in color may not be an option.  So here is how to print them in gray scale using Preview:

 Here is how to do it on Adobe:


Thursday, October 4, 2012


This will be a quick post.  I was so excited when October's Currently was posted.  I love fall and get so excited to get the fall decorations out, plant mums, and take my boys to the pumpkin patch to pick their pumpkins.  Here is October's Currently:

Don't forget to check out our giveaway!  It is still going on!  We have 2 TpT gift cards and 1 iTunes gift card up for grabs!  Click here to link to the post about the giveaway.

Don't forget Farley's rule of 3.  We welcome your comments below.