Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Thanksgiving Before Not During

I'm pretty sure that I'm in the minority but,
yall, I need for Thanksgiving to come before Christmas,
not during Christmas.

I don't want Christmas music playing during Thanksgiving.
I don't want my Christmas tree up until the day after Thanksgiving.
I don't want to shop until after Thanksgiving
(ok, on Christmas Eve).
I LOVE Thanksgiving!
And lately it seems that it has become an afterthought,
a 2nd to the real holiday that we are celebrating (Christmas).

Please don't misunderstand,
I am not a Scrooge,
I love Christmas too.
I understand how important it is and what it represents.
But I think we should have Thanksgiving AND Christmas.

Ok, my rant is over.
But be warned that I'm pushing Thanksgiving this year. 

So in honor of Thanksgiving,
here is a THANKSGIVING addition FREEBIE.
I hope some of you can use it during this 
THANKSGIVING season :) 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

"FALL"ing Take 2

In my last blog post, 
I said that I was putting all of my FALL resources in that one post.
But.....
when I saw this candy corn clip art,
I HAD to make something else.
See how it was just begging for multiplication sentences??!!!

I made a packet that includes sentences 1x0 through 12x12
and 2 different recording sheets.

It's made to be leveled.
You can cut away only the yellow section
and have students make matches,
or you can cut all 3 sections apart
and have them completely build each sentence.
And.....if you made it this far 
then here is the recording sheet for FREE.
If you want to grab the whole pack,
just click on the picture below.
Happy Fall!

Friday, October 6, 2017

"FALL"ing

I FALL for FALL.
I love all things FALL,
the weather (when it finally cools off in Florida),
football, chili, sweatshirts and leggings <3 

I also love FALL resources,
there's just something about cute pumpkins and leaves on schoolwork.

I have spent the last week updating my fall resources
and wanted to put them all in one place.
So here they are.

If you make it all the way to the bottom of this post,
you'll find 3 FREEBIES.

Happy Fall Yall!

And now for the FREEBIES......

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fun (and FREE) with Johnny Appleseed

I LOVE all things Fall and for me,
it gets kicked off with
Johnny Appleseed Day.
(Yes, I have taught with a pot on my head.)
Since September 26th will be here before we know it,
I just updated all of my old Johnny Appleseed activities.

And....if you scroll through all of them,
you will find a couple of FREEBIES at the end of this post :) 
If you made it this far....
here are the FREEBIES.


JOHNNY APPLESEED WORD BUILDING
Hope you found something that you can use with your students.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Looking Back

I woke up this morning to Danny Gokey singing,
I love this song and one line in particular.
It caught my attention so much this morning,
that when I heard "the line", I repeated it in my head.
(No I'm not crazy, it's just what happens.)

Here's the line...
"Yesterday's a closing door,
you don't live there anymore..."

I got up and got to my Bible study
(I'm in the middle of Job right now,
Chapter 29 to be exact)
and what was it about?????
Job, reliving his "glory days".
Job was talking to his "friends" and
going over his past....
how people had respected him and listened when he talked,
how he had been happily surrounded by his children,
all the good things he had been able to do for others
(the poor, the needy) etc.

Job was looking back,
 remembering how great his life had been,
 and how terrible it was now.

It all made me think about people who cannot get past their "glory days".
Do you know people like that?
People who can't function in the present or look to the future with hope,
because all they can see is how good life used to be...

Job didn't know what was happening to him,
or what had caused his glory days to stop,
and maybe we don't either
but I do know that we make very little (if any) progress
by sitting in our past.

Please remember that God is still God.
HE was God during our "glory days"
and HE is also God during our hard times.

Let's let HIM get us moving,
making progress,
looking ahead with hope.
HE has big plans for us, so let's don't miss our present and our future
by lingering too long in the past.

"Yesterday's a closing door,
You don't live there anymore!"

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

David

Who was David?
What did he do?
Why is so much scripture devoted to him?

The pastor just started a series on the life of David,
and I realized that of all the sets of task cards I have....
No, David. 

There is so much for our students (and us)
to learn from David's life.
So I went to work yesterday to get this set of cards done.
Praying that these will help you as you dig in to David's life.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Manna

Yep, MANNA.
You know manna,
God's daily provision for the children of Israel
as they wandered in the desert.

Manna is a word we use a lot at our house.
It's the word we use when things start to look too big,
when things get overwhelming.
God brings us back to the word, MANNA.

HE reminds us that HE's got it,
that HE's for us,
that HE will provide for TODAY and 
that the long haul is in HIS hands.

(I need the reminder so much that I made a little sign to hang in the house.)
My man was at work so I had to use (got to use)
my granddaddy's old saw <3 
Anyway, it's not about my little sign,
it's about remembering that I shouldn't worry about tomorrow,
I shouldn't be focusing on the big picture.
I need to be focusing on HIM,
trusting HIM for every step of the journey,
one day at a time,
MANNA.
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