Thursday, October 31, 2013

Witchin' You A Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween all!  What a great day it is !!  It was full of chocolates, candy and pizza. How can you go wrong with that? =)

I have been beyond busy as you know.  I usually have my goodie bags all done a week before with cute toppers and yummy candy!  This year, I had to finish the goodies during my prep time and I didn't even time for toppers or cute baggies this year. =*(  I still think it came out cute.  I tried my best to fill it with delish things. 

Every year we have a door contest.  Who ever decorates it the best wins a pizza party and if you win second you get an ice cream party!  

Since I started teaching, I win either first or second place....YAY!  Is it bad though, I kick and scream   pout if  we win second?  That's kind of what I did today when we won 2nd. LOL

The kids had a great time making their door and I know, it's all that matters. =) 

I can't help it if I am still a bit bitter about it.  

Here's my assistant and myself in front of our door!

The idea was "Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet"!  It was such a cute concept.  We painted their feet and imprinted it on bright colors.  Then I snapped pics of them and placed it on the picture.  

I also placed a witch on the door to make it look like she crashed! LOL

I love love love my door!  I think it's my favorite of all time!

What did you guys do for Halloween today?

My girl over at Live Laugh I Love Kindergarten is having a huge giveaway for her blogaversary!  Stop on by and enter.  There are some great products out there.  I am also donating my Writing Through the Fall packet, so drop on by!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekend Recap and Some Classroom Management!

AHHH what a weekend.  I had such a busy weekend with my honey and with Halloween parties.  It's so hard to be me right now with all the planning for the wedding and house hunting.  It's so hard to find time and just hang.  

This weekend that is exactly what we did.  We went to an apple orchard and had some fun apple picking.  We go to this one every year and it's so much fun looking and finding apples.  Here's what it looked like...

After apple picking, we had to rush home and get ready for a Halloween party one of our friends was throwing.  This is the first year I do a couple costume with my honey.  I usually dress up with my BESTIES but this year we were in all different places.  
I knew there were contests going on so I knew our costume had to be good and original...and it was!

We were grandparents!  And ...we won funniest costume!!  We won 50$ so our night was pretty much free which was AMAZING!  I love a good deal. =) 

What you can't see so well is my toosh.  I bought a fake one and it literally made the outfit so funny!

I leave you with one more thing....

This is my friend the "Pumpkin Whisperer"

In the beginning of every year my little ones have a hard time understanding the different between telling the teacher when someone is hurting their feelings or hurting them and just tattling.  I am sure we can all agree, it is not fun hearing about 25 tattles a day ranging from he touched my pencil or he burped and didn't say excuse me....YIKES!  

So I love Halloween season where the "Pumpkin Whisperer" comes in to play!  I tell my students that the "Pumpkin Whisperer"is there to listen to all their stories and tattles.  However when someone hurts them or their feelings, it needs to get to me first.  All the other fun tattles can go to the "Pumpkin Whisperer".  I then go on to explain that at the end of the day the pumpkin tells me all the stories they whispered into their ear.  

Can I say....they actually believe me.  I allow them at snack time to tell the pumpkin their tattles and some things that happened during recess, etc. etc.  You would not believe the line that forms during snack.  It makes me giggle so much that these little sweeties are so sweet and innocent.

It does teach them whats important tattling and what can be swept under the rug.  

What a great idea right?

What do you to control the tattling in the classroom?  I'd love to hear your ideas and see if I can put it to  good use in the classroom!

Coming up this week....

Updating version of my Thanksgiving Craft.  The stencils are about the same but the printables are changed a bit and more has been added to this bundle.  Stay tuned!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Classroom Management & Some Halloween Fun!

AHHHHHH!  I have been MIA. =*(  I haven't blogged in so long.  I am NOT to blame.  I was having trouble with my track pad on my mouse.  It just wasn't moving.  I let it rest for a few days in hopes it will feel better on it's own, but no luck.  I had to take it to the Apple store to get fixed.  

I am happy it's back in action.  I didn't know what to do with myself!

Anywho, a lot has been going on since my last post.  My little ones have been crafting on my Witch Craft.  They came out so adorable and their writing prompts are just too funny!  Take a look...

I share the board with another fab teacher and her little ones created the ghosts.  I think the combo of both is just so cute!

Here is the "Hall of Fame" I have in my class...

This one makes me giggle...

I would assume that bugs in a stew would taste like shoes too!  They really had such a great time coming up with their own ideas.

Moving on.... this year, I have some active kiddos.  My once brad new privacy shields are now suddenly being attacked   getting old and rusty.  So I had to look into some new and possibly sturdier ones...

I got these from Really Good Stuff.  They were $3.25 each.  They look and feel stronger than the last ones, so keep your fingers crossed.  They come in all different sizes and colors to fit your students needs.  I like them because they fit different sizes of the desk for little ones and for growing kids.    You can learn more by clicking here to take you straight there.

A little something I ordered as well was a library rack.  Yes, I definitely splurged on this, but I know it will last me a lifetime!  I haven't set it up yet but this is what it looks like.

This was $159.99 but it also came with my color choice of bins.  I picked my favorite color purple.    I can't wait to see how it looks.  To check out more library racks click here .  I am so happy and can't wait to set it up.

That's it for now.  I am currently re-updating one more pack and coming out with a penguin and polar bear bundle just in time for the holidays.  I also have a Winter Writing Bundles coming soon as well.

Happy Wednesday! =) 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

TpT Sale!

Happy Sunday all!  Are you excited to watch the Cowboys play today? LOL 

You might be excited for the awesome sale TpT is having for reaching 100,000 facebook likes!  

I wanted to celebrate with them!  In honor of their amazing milestone, they are throwing an awesome sale.  I wanted to join them.  Up until tomorrow I will be having a sale at my shop.  Everything will be 20% off!!  For an extra treat, type in FB100K at checkout for more savings!  

WoW! TpT is so amazing!  

Enjoy the sale and happy Sunday!  

Go Cowboys!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Witch in a Pot- Halloween Re-Do!

I have been recreating some of my old crafts from last year.  Some of them needed a little more pizazz.

I loved making this one!  Last year I wanted to do this craft, I had it made and was ready to put out there and I don't know what happened!  I ended up making something else. GRRR!  I should have gone with my instinct because here I am  a year later making it all over again!

What do you think?

This cute craftivity pack has tons of writing printables for your writing center and other worksheets all themed towards Halloween! Here are some printables included:

Isn't it so cute?  

I think it could be such a conversation starter with the little ones. How did the witch get in the pot?  Did she fall? Did she trip? Did someone put her there?  I think it will be so cute to listen to all their ideas!  There are so many other printables in this packet too.

I love this one!  You have to look at the pic, unscramble the word and rainbow write it!  I don't know about you, but my little ones are OBSESSED with rainbow writing. 

I always have fun carving pumpkins with my fiance, I though it would be fun if the kiddies put it in order.

I'm so happy I remade this because I think it came out so darn cute!  Included in this bundle are

*pictures/stencils/directions for craft
* 10 writing printables primary/secondary lines/b&w/full & half page
*making words
*word search
*word of the day
*taste, has & are
*abc order
*first, next & last

You can check out more by clicking here or check out what else I have in my TpT for more ideas!

If you grab this, let me know what you think. =) It's always fun to see how you used it in the classroom.

Happy Halloween. 


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Monthly Recap!!

Hey all!  I have been out of the loop lately and it's not making me happy! =(  

I have been so busy with wedding planning it's hard to balance everything!  But I wanted to share with you how our September went!  We worked on my Johnny Appleseed cutie.  Here's how they turned out!

Here is the little guy up close...

He wants to make apple pie which I am still waiting for!!

And I am stil waiting for homemade apple juice too!

The little ones really had a blast making these.  

Up next this week is my Fire Safety craft!

What are you doing this week?

Stay tuned this Sunday for a recreation of my Halloween Craft.  You will love it!!