Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year SALE!

Happy almost 2014 friends! We had a great 2013 but are looking forward to the New Year! To celebrate we are starting off right...with a SALE! I mean really...surely you have not shopped enough lately!:) Everything in our store will be discounted 20% till mid-night on the 1st!
Click on the image to go to our store!
Thanks to Hope King for the adorable image!

We hope you have many blessings in 2014!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

It's a Giveaway!

Hey Friends...we hope you had a blessed Christmas with the ones you love! We have been relaxing and spending some extra time with our sweet families! 
We just wanted to share that we are helping our our friend from 1,2,3 Teach With Me to help her celebrate reaching 1000 followers!!

Hop on over and enter...there are A LOT of great prizes!! :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Gingerbread Craziness and Friday FREEBIE!!

Hey Friends...guess what!! We have ALMOST made it! I am talking we have just a 1/2 day left! Wow...lets just say the last thing we needed on the week before break is a full moon...seriously! How.did.that.happen??? Despite the craziness...and let me say it was a whole new level of crazy...we had an awesome week with our Gingerbread men!! We read so many different stories, wrote about our gingerbread men, chased them around the school and finally made houses! Who doesn't love kids hyped up on sugar because maybe...they ate more candy than they put on their houses!! Of course...it was at the end of the day...I hope the bus drivers survived!!

I loved how these sweet pictures turned out! Ok...so they didn't get to creative with their thinking...but their drawings are precious! I LOVE the fox in the bottom right...look at his face!!! Adorable!

The kids LOVED the scavenger hunt for the missing gingerbread man! The best part...the treats at the end! We found this little freebie from  littlekinderwarriors.blogspot.com It was wonderful and so fun!

We also sang along to this fun YouTube Video

There are so many great gingerbread stories...here are a few of our favorites!!

So...on top of the Christmas crazy happening, we uploaded our latest Friday Freebie!! We hope you will check it out!

We hope you make it through the last day before a much needed break! We will be spending the time enjoying a Christmas breakfast with our kids and then snuggling up to watch Prancer! We hope you have a blessed Christmas with friends and family and you make memories that will last a lifetime!! Merry Christmas sweet friends!! :)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lesson Plans

Hey Friends....4 1/2 days..we can do this!! We are ready for a little break but we are excited about the week ahead...can you say Gingerbread week! That's right...its all about the Gingerbread! We will be reading different versions of the story and comparing them, searching for lost gingerbread friends and of course we will be making our own houses! Fun, Fun!
We have to share a few pictures from last week with our Polar Express pack! We read the story, then they divided into groups of 2 or 3 and had to work on the story element that they were assigned. Can I just say, they loved working together. After they finished, they had to share their part to the story. Loved it!

You can grab all the Polar Express fun in our little pack! 

It that time of the week...we are linking up with our sweet friend DeeDee for our lesson plans!! 
Mrs. Will's Kindergarten

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Fab4 Lesson Plans for the week of December 16, 2013

Fab4 Lesson Plans for the week of December 16, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Love For Sandy Hook

As educators, we remember and honor our fallen colleagues and their students from Sandy Hook School.  We honor them each day in our classrooms in which we continue their dream of teaching our children.  We honor their memory with our service.  Join with teachers everywhere in committing random acts of kindness to show our love for Sandy Hook.

It's a FREEBIE!!

Hey Friends....we hope you had a great week! It's Friday again so that means...FREEBIE Friday! This week we are giving away a little piece of our Sugar and Spice pack! 

We are in full Christmas mode!! And...so are the kids!! :) Only 4 1/2 days left....we can do this! Next week it will be all about Gingerbread! More on that later! Moving on...here is the freebie!! We hope you enjoy it!

Have a great weekend! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

We Remember!

Hey friends....almost one year ago the unthinkable happened at Sandy Hook Elementary! We all can remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news. We prayed for the victims, the families and the town as the news began to spread of the horrific act of violence that had happened that day. We thought of those sweet little kids and their families and prayed that the Lord would give them the strength they would need to make it through. We prayed for the teachers that gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting the students that they loved and we wondered why on earth this could happen! We will never understand the "why" but we can do our part to remember those sweet little lives that were taken all too soon that day! 
As the 1 year anniversary comes upon us, we are joining with some amazing teachers to remember. The mayor of Sandy Hook is asking people to honor and remember the lives taken by performing a random act of kindness on the 14th. Just think...if everyone did one act of kindness what a difference we could make in the lives of others! 
We are teaming up with our blogging buddy Greg from Kindergarten Smorgasboard and committing to doing/showing kindness in remembrance of Sandy Hook!  

We hope you will take the time to remember and do something heartfelt and kind in remembrance of the tragedy that happened that day!! 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Lesson Plans!!

Hey Friends...we hope you had a great weekend!  This is going to be short! Not sure where the weekend went but...it's Sunday again!
We are getting ready for another great week! We are linking up with our dear friend DeeDee again this week with our lesson plans! 

We hope you find something you can use!:)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Freebie Friday!!

WOW...it's FRIDAY!! Man...we love saying that!! Thank goodness we survived a crazy week...we accomplished a successful Christmas program another year!! They certainly are adorable all dressed up but...the week of practice is crazy-town!!
Moving on...we have a little freebie for you!! We just love how these little reindeer turned out...thought we would share with everyone!!

Ok...so we really don't want them to look like this but...we laughed so hard we had to share!!

click on the image to download your freebie

Saturday, November 30, 2013

It's a BIG sale!!

Hey Friends....I sure hope you survived Black Friday shopping with out any injuries!:) We always have such a great time shopping all night but...let me just say this chick is TIRED!! It will take days to catch up! 
We are excited about our next sale and...without lines to wait in! TPT is having a BIG site wide sale and we are putting everything in our store 20% off for a total of 28% off your entire purchase!!! We hope you hop on over and check it out!

Thanks to Creative Clips for this adorable image!

We have enjoyed our little break for Thanksgiving but...we are getting ready for the next 3 weeks of Christmas fun!! We are super excited to use a couple new packs that we created! 
First...check out our Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice pack!
It has everything you will need for math stations for the month of December!

We also recently added our It's Starting to Look a Lot Like Christmas pack! 
This pack includes literacy centers for December!

For those that are interested in both at a discounted rate we have bundled them together! :)

So every year at this time we read The Polar Express!! We love everything about this book so...we made a little pack to go along with it!! 

We have linked up with our dear friend DeeDee Wills for a peek at our week!!

It is a PDF format so after you download the plans the links will work! We hope you can find something to help out!!

Have a great week friends and remember...3 weeks till Christmas!!:)

Friday, November 22, 2013

FREEBIE Friday!!!

Hey Friends...are you surviving??? We are barely hanging on around here!! Not only are we a few days away from a break but, it has been raining and nasty for the past several days so...inside recess!! Every teachers worst fear!:( 3 more school days till a little break...it is much NEEDED!! 

Anyways...it's Friday so that means FREEBIE time!! We are so excited about 3 new packs that we have posted! We thought we would give you a little peak at our Polar Express pack!! We are giving you a story puzzle. After you read the story...really it could be any story, the kids work in small groups to retell the story using, characters, setting, problem, solution, beginning, middle and end. After they have worked to illustrate or write about their part, they put the piece back into the puzzle! After everyone has shared....you will have the whole puzzle and the whole story! We LOVE this idea! Not only does it promote cooperative learning, but it gets them thinking about the whole story!! We hope you enjoy this freebie! More to come about our other packs...this weekend!!

Happy Friday friends...you have almost made it to the weekend!!:)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Turkey Trouble and Lesson Plans!!

Hey friends...WOW what a week! Talk about turkeys...my little friends were acting like wild little turkeys this week!! I think we can survive till Thanksgiving break...I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!!! 

In the midst of all the craziness that was last week, we still managed to start thinking about Thanksgiving! We read Turkey Trouble...we loved this book! While I was out blog hopping this week, I came across a cute idea to go along with this book from A Place Called Kindergarten. I thought they were so cute...we had to do it!! I absolutely love how they turned out! Now...I knew there might be some panic when I said "we are going to draw a turkey" so...what a perfect time for a guided drawing! Most of the time we are so busy trying to get it all in that we don't take the time for this. Let me say....it was great! Not only were they all engaged, but they also were so darn proud of how wonderful their little turkeys turned out!!

I especially love the "eat salad" picture...how cute is that!!!

Moving on...so our school has purchased an I-Pad Cart. It holds 25 I-Pads and we will be taking turns utilizing it between all the classes. Of course, we would all love to have all 25 all day long, but for now we are just excited for the time we will have with them! So...our question...are there any wonderful aps that you love and recommend? 
We can't wait to use this!!!

This week begins our practice for our Thanksgiving Play! Every year we wonder why in the world are we doing this to ourselves...in the end they always end up being the cutest little pilgrims and indians. The kids always have so much fun, not to mention how much the parents love watching their little ones in a play!! Wish us luck!!

So we just have to share this cute little video we found from Harry Kindergarten on YouTube!! We love it and the kids... even if they don't understand the whole concept now, to hear them sing it with the "twang" is priceless!!

We have been busy, busy, busy!! We just want to share a few new products that we have added and are so excited about!!

We are all set for Christmas! Now...to just make it to Thanksgiving!:)
We are linking up with our dear friend DeeDee Wills again this week with our peek at our week!! We hope you are able to use something out of them!

Have a great week friends!