Monday, May 27, 2013

A Special Monday

It's Memorial Day and so I wanted to focus our verse on remembering those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. I also wanted to leave the activity with an open ending so that you could choose how best to use it with your students. What I came up with is Philippians 1:3.

I thank my God every time I remember you.

The packet has the verse with soldier clip art and also a blank copy, in case you're not going the military route. You might want to have your students remember soldiers of the cross, special people in their lives who pointed them to Jesus. Or you may just have them draw pictures and write about ANY person they are thankful for.

Included: 2 versions of verse page, writing paper, book marks, word cards for rebuilding.
Click on the bookmarks to pick up your free copy.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Teachers Care for Oklahoma

Almost immediately after the news started making the rounds about the destruction in Moore, Oklahoma teachers at Teachers Pay Teachers starting discussing a way to help. 
Here are the results of their hard work and a great way for all of us to help.

My friend Dani, over at Crayonbox Learning has helped oversee the project and has an amazing write-up on her blog. Please take the time to go read all of the details (click the crayonbox) and then go to TpT and show your support for our fellow teachers in Oklahoma who have lost so much.
There are 4 packets to choose from for your $25 donation.
Teachers Care for Oklahoma Bundles

K-2 Bundle 1

K-2 Bundle 2

3-6 Bundle 1

3-6 Bundle 2

 This offer is for a limited time only.
Please do not hesitate. Thank you so much!!  

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Honoring those who Served

Looking ahead to Memorial Day......
Just another day off? or really a day of honoring and remembering?

I know I'm guilty of being thankful for an extra day off and not truly being thankful for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Not that I wasn't thankful, it's just that I didn't really spend a lot of thought on it. I hope this year will be different for all of us. I pray that we all take the time to be thankful for all those who serve and especially for those who have served in the past and never came home. 

One way that we honored our soldiers last year was by doing a WALL OF HONOR.
Our kids and even staff members brought in pictures of their loved ones who had served and added them to our board. They attached names and dates, places and branches of service.

This activity stirred up the sweetest conversations, not only among our kids who met relatives they had never even known about, but also among our staff who hung pictures of their parents and sons and daughters.
The love and pride was overwhelming!
Our school year is over on Friday, so we will not be able to do the board for Memorial Day this year.
We are planning to do it for Veteran's Day so the end of the year will not be an issue.

If you are still in school for a while, maybe it's something you could put together.

And if you need a little something to do, I've put together a word building FREEBIE.
Just click on the picture to head to my store and pick it up. 
The fabulous art is done by Mel at Graphics From the Pond.
Hope you enjoy it.
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday
Freebie Fridays

Monday, May 20, 2013


For some of us the end of the year means GRADUATION!
I think I've already mentioned that our son, Jack graduated this month from TCC with his AA.
Yesterday was Graduation Sunday at our church.
Very proud!!
So in honor of Graduation Sunday, I'm highlighting the verse from our sermon today.
Great advise for the graduates and the rest of us as well:)
It's Proverbs 3:5-6.
Click on the picture to grab your FREE copy.
It comes with this coloring sheet, missing vowels sheet, writing paper, and phrase strips.

And in other news, today is our LAST Monday!!!!!
Not bragging, but this beach crowd is READY for the last week of school!
We have lots of plans this week.
Our 2nd graders are enjoying our annual BIKE RODEO today.
They all bring their bikes to school and we discuss bike safety.

Tuesday is Field Day (everyone's favorite),
Thursday is Party Day, and
Friday is 1/2 day!!!
This should make the week pass quickly:)
I'll try to grab some pictures to share next week.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Sick Vacation

While my kids are busy counting down the days left in school,
I have been home on the couch, SICK (for 10 days)!

The good news.....
when I get back to school on Monday, I will only have 4-1/2 days left!!

So, while I've been stuck here stalking everyone's Facebook pages
and thinking about what to eat next,
I put together an end of the year
Bible Trivia Bingo game.
It contains 60 questions from (and about) the Bible.
It would be great for end of the year review or just a fun activity to play.
I have it  posted in my store for 1/2 for the next 24 hours.
I would love to know what you think.


Monday, May 13, 2013

My next to the last Monday:)

That's right!! We only have 9 1/2 days left!
We are finishing up assessments
(actually my buddy teacher is because I have been out sick for a week),
and counting our way to 3rd grade!

Karen Hyers, I can't thank you enough for doing all of my paperwork,
and taking care of my kids!!!
You are the BEST!!
Monday means that it's time for your FREE Memory Verse Packet.
It's Genesis 3:20 and comes with a word search, verse sheet, word cards and a writing sheet.
Click the picture to grab your copy.
I would love to hear from you.
If there is a special verse that you would like to have a packet for
or other activities that would be helpful to you as you use these...
please leave a comment or email me and I'll see what I can do.
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday
Go enjoy your Monday!!!
Ms. Fultz's corner
Isn't that summer blinky the coolest?! Go see Christi at Ms. Fultz's Corner:)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

And the winner is........

We are so excited to announce the winners of our Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop giveaway!!
Thank you so much to everyone who played along.
And the winners are....

Winners will be contacted by email, so if this is you...check your email.
Thanks again and I hope everyone had a SUPER T.A. Week!!

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there,
and to those of us who "mother" about 20 every day.
I hope you all get a well-deserved day off today.
This is a shout out to my own Mama.
Thank you for your love and support.
I have lived some pretty wild escapades but you were (and still are)
always there loving me anyway.
I appreciate you and I love you!!
Happy Mother's Day!
What happened to your brown hair????
Oh, that was me:)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

FREE for FANS ONLY! Facebook!

It's exciting to have so many new followers...
Just wanted to remind everyone that I have a 
on my Facebook page.
I just posted a new freebie this morning.
So if you haven't been to my Facebook page......
head over this morning, and find this little pirate and pick up your FAN FREEBIE!

Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, May 6, 2013


Happy Monday!
We're closing in on Mother's Day, so I tried to pick a verse that would focus on Moms:)
Your packet is Exodus 20:12 and has this coloring sheet, writing pages, little pictures to color
 (to use to make a card for Mom), and word cards.
Click the cover to pick up your copy.
I also have 2 pieces of news (in case you've been out of the loop).

The first BIG thing is a reminder that the TpT Teacher's Appreciation Sale is this week.
(Tuesday and Wednesday).
Everything in my store will be 20% off so be sure to head that way!
Don't forget to use the code below.
The 2nd thing is a MAJOR blog hop that I'm having with some of my good friends.
It is CRAMMED full of FREEBIES and a SUPER raffle that you will not want to miss.
Click the picture to check it out.
Have a great week!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Teacher Appreciation EXTRAVAGANZA!

Welcome to stop #13. I'm so glad you're here!!!
Have you SCOOPED up some amazing FREEBIES? I have!
My bloggy friends have made me feel very APPRECIATED!
I hope you've found a lot to keep your kids BUSY engaged.
We only have 13 1/2 days left, so we are thinking about long, sunny, summer days at the beach.
My FREEBIE for you is a fun, math game to practice sums for those tricky teenagers (11-20) and to share a little bit of our sunshine:)
(click on the cover to go pick up your copy)
And now here's the EXTRAVAGANZA part!
The end of our blog hop is your chance to feel REALLY APPRECIATED!!! 
The prize packs are so great that I want to win:)

Keep following our little hop and you will find the place to register to win some COOL stuff!
Check out all the prizes here, keep following the hop and when you get to the end enter to WIN
I hope you're not tired of all the good news...because here is some more.....
The Teacher's Appreciation Sale on TpT is THIS WEEK.
The sale is Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8.
In addition to the discount that TpT is offering, everything in my store will be 20% off.
So go fill up your wish list and get ready to shop on Tuesday!

But first go visit Martha over at Primary Paradise to pick up another FABULOUS freebie.
Hope you are feeling appreciated!  Thank you for all you do!!

Oh yeah, one more thing....
have you been to my Facebook page?
I have a FREEBIE always posted under "FREE for FANS ONLY."
Go grab that one too!
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