Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thankful Donuts {freebie}

Hey yall! Happy *almost* Friday!
Tomorrow is our last day of school before Thanksgiving.
In true fashion, I waited until the last minute to make treats for my kiddos.
I had no clue what I wanted to make, but sister is on a budget!
So I knew it had to be cheap and easy.
I walked by the snack cake aisle at my local grocery store and saw those little bags of mini donuts.
Bingo! I snagged 3 bags and whipped up these tags to go with them.
You can snag the tags by clicking on the photo below, if you're a procrastinator like me :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Thanksgrammar: Thanksgiving Themed Grammar Stations

Hey yall! Happy Monday!
Only 4 more days until Thanksgiving break...I think I can, I think I can!
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I busted out these fun grammar stations for my kiddos. I've just posted them in my TPT shop (procrastinate much???) and they are 50% off for the next 24 hours!
Check 'em out!
Want to win a copy?
Leave a comment telling me what you're looking forward to most about Thanksgiving, and I'll pick 2 winners tomorrow.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bright Ideas Round Up

Hey yall! Happy Saturday!
I know I have been a bit of a slacker lately.
Life has just been busy.
Feel me?
That's why I'm so excited about today's post!
I'm going to recap some of the Bright Ideas posts from this year.
All great ideas, all in one short post!

We started this fun link-up back in February, and I've only missed one month since then.
In February, I wrote about using an interactive word wall. You can read all about that here.
In March, I shared how I organize all the books that I use for teaching. These are for my use only-students are NOT allowed to touch these babies! You can read how I pull that off here.
In April, I wrote about some paper-saving tips for all those on copy lockdown!
Check that post out here.
In May, I wrote about using plastic tablecloths for bulletin boards.
You can see some of my boards here.
 This is my second most visited's a good one!
In June, I blogged about a little game that I use to keep my kiddos quiet in the halls.
Learn about that game here.
In July, I wrote about an easy way to store those playing cards.
Check it out here.
In August, my post was about spicing up those boring bookshelves!
See how I added some flavor here.
I couldn't get myself together in September.
I wonder why...
In October, I shared a trick I used to hang up my anchor charts.
Find out what the trick is here.
Whew! That's a lot of bright ideas!
Ready to see more?
Check out these other amazingly bright ideas from some other equally as amazing bloggers!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Five for Friday: Halloween Edition

Hey yall! Happy November!
This has been one CRAZY week!
Red Ribbon week, real-life fire alarm (not a drill), observations, flu shots, lockdown drill, and Halloween...all rolled into one lovely week.
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I asked my room mom to decorate my door for Halloween. I told her she would probably just need to decorate the bottom half, since my peacock wreath is stuck on there pretty good and I didn't want it to come down. Well, she totally surprised me by making it work! I loved how it turned out.
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One day old and one year old
On Sunday, I got to go to this sweet thing's first birthday party. Sweet Jule is the daughter of one of my closest friends and I've been so privileged to watch her grow!
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This week was Red Ribbon week. It's been nuts! On Monday, we had an unexpected fire drill during lunch....because it was NOT a drill! Something happened to the mechanism in one of our water fountains, so it started melting and putting off this awful black smoke! Thankfully, we were able to get the whole school evacuated in under a minute.
What a way to kick off the week!
Thursday was "Peace out to drugs" day, so I channeled my inner hippie.
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This was my costume for Halloween. I took the top picture there right after we had a lockdown drill.
Yes, on Halloween.
Moment of silence for this teacher, please.
I had actually started out the day with every intention of teaching, but after the unannounced lockdown drill, that went right out the window.
It was all I could do to keep my little monsters in line for the rest of the day.
Apparently, you see I didn't do a great job! They took this teacher hostage, I tell ya!
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The hubs and I on Halloween on, Wayne!
Happy November, friends!