Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday SALES, Linkys, and Thanksgiving Leftovers Giveaway!!

First up!!
Hi sweet friends!!! YAY! This is my favorite time of the year! I am so excited for Christmas music, family time, and shopping! I especially love shopping when there is a SALE!!! I am NOT one of those crazy Black Friday shoppers {no offense to those that are} but that is just not my cup of tea. People can get CRAZY and rude and I don't have patience for all that lol... I like to do my shopping right from the comfort of my own couch! Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it's time to get ready for Christmas. I love planning holiday activities for my class. And I especially love when I find sweet deals on TpT to use! I am one of those crazy teachers who constantly buy things for my kiddos and think of my classroom all the time.

Sooooo back to the Black Friday goodies for YOU... I have lots going on in my little shop and I am linking up with many of my sweet bloggy friends to offer you some steals and deals and a GIVEAWAY!!! :-)

My sweet PRIMARY PEEPS and I have a GREAT giveaway for you!! A big THANKS goes out to my dear friend Missy from Dirt Road Teacher for putting this all together!! This GIVEAWAY is AWESOME and will last till midnight tonight, 11/28!!! Who wouldn't love extra Christmas money to spend? {Or you could buy YoUrSeLf something pretty! :-)} Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of my page! Once you do that, be sure to head over to my friends' pages and snatch up their delicious leftover recipes. I can't wait to try some of them! I've included my Nunny's turkey pot pie recipe! This is my FAVORITE meal ever--especially since my grandma makes the best gravy EVER!!! I would eat it every night if I could, it is delicious!!!!!
I have marked 4 products 20% off for TODAY ONLY! Click on the pictures to check them out in my store.
Gobble up these LEFTOVERS for next year! ;-) These are my two newest fall products. I LOVE how my leaf animals turned out--pictures to be posted next week once school resumes since that is where my camera is! I've also marked my Turkey Toes treat tag on sale! Krista from the Creative Chalkboard just makes the CUTEST clip art so I had to whip this cutie up!!!
 I also put my two newest Christmas goodies on sale! I am so excited to share my Party with a 'Purr"pose with you! Animals are a big passion of mine and I am excited to do this project with my class each year. You can read more about it HERE. The last product to kick off Christmas includes my Gingerbread Man Exchange set. I created this to go along with my sweet friend Lisa's Gingerbread Man Exchange 2014. I am so excited to participate in this with my class this year. You can read more about it HERE. {FYI... This set can be used with any gingerbread man exchange.}

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The next sale I am participating in is hosted by Crockett's Classroom for a BUNDLE BASH! I'm linking up and putting my bundles on sale 35% off!!!!! Make sure to gobble these deals up before they are gone! Be sure to search BlackFriday14 for TONS of products that other teachers have put on sale!
FRIDAY and SATURDAY the following products will be on sale for $1! Check them out HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Count Your Blessings Giveaway!
Sweet Keri from Enchanted Kinder Garden is turning 30!!!! She has a fabulous GIVEAWAY going on as a celebration!! Many, many bloggy friends have offered lots of goodies for this giveaway so go enter and WISH her a HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY!!! I have donated my Chevron Birthday Set to this awesome giveaway so go enter below!!

Be sure to enter BELOW!!!!
Don't forget to wish Keri a Happy Birthday
Count Your Blessings this Holiday season, we have LOTS to be Thankful for!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Black Friday Wishlist!

I've been making my {wish}LIST and checking it twice... I am so excited to link up with the Primary Pack for their BLACK FRIDAY linky and giveaway! I have put together MY wishlist items that I may purchase on Black Friday! You can click on the pictures to learn more info about each product on my wishlist.
My kiddos really struggle with phonics, reading, and writing this year so I did some searching and stumbled upon these products from A Year of Many Firsts. They look WONDERFUL! I also love this grammar bundle from Chalk One Up for the Teacher. Click on each picture below to read more about them!
Next, I put together the TOP 5 Wishlisted products from MY STORE that should be on your Black Friday Wishlist ;-) Click on the images below to read more about them. While you're there, check out my FREEBIES and Holiday Goodies too!
I have been busy, busy with work and other things but I am working on this game for my class to do the last week of school before Christmas break! I hope to have it done before Black Friday so keep your eyes open! Happy Shopping Friends and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

COMING SOON... Christmas Trivia Scoot

Don't forget to enter The Primary Pack's Giveaway HERE!
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Monday, November 17, 2014

A Party for a "Purr"pose

I am SOOOOOO excited to share this fabulous idea with you for this holiday season! Before we get to the sweet stuff I want to share some background info about me. If you follow me on Instagram you know that I am a Mommy to lots of fur babies--6 to be exact! Ever since I was little I have loved animals. I was that child that always brought home the strays and begged to keep them. As I grew up my passion and love for animals never changed. Today, I have 3 dogs--Bella, Sophie, and Gio--and 3 cats--Milo, Leo, and Ryder. If I had a bigger house, and if my husband wouldn't hurt me (lol), I would own more! You may think I am crazy but I have so much love to give them and I want all animals to feel the love my fur babies feel. Every year at Christmas I get items to take to the shelter. Seven years ago when I started teaching, I invited my students to send in donations. Each year has been successful and I want this year to be no different.

Here's a look at my kids...

A few weeks ago I was home snuggling with my new kitty, Ryder, {who was found in the front of my school} and I was thinking how can I make this year better for the animals? I had this thought to have a party with my students where they can make toys for the dogs and cats. Thanks to Pinterest I found many easy ways my students can make inexpensive toys for the fur babies! We are making T-shirt braid ropes, tennis ball t-shirt toys, and cat nip toys with baby socks. Take a look at my Pinterest Board for more ideas and directions for things to do with your class. That is where my Party for a "Purr"pose came from! I typed up a letter, which you can find HERE, and sent it out to my class the next day! I was so excited to share this idea with them because they love animals just as much as me! So this year our class will be participating in a service learning project for our local animal shelter. A service learning project integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich learning. Research has shown that teaching young children from an early age to engage in unselfish behaviors and empathize with others can reduce the chances of developing bully like characteristics.

For the past 2 weeks my students have brought in many items for the toys they will be making. Our party will be on Tuesday before we go on Thanksgiving break. Along with the party, my students have brought in supplies, food, and blankets for the shelter. I am so excited to see how much we will have to donate at the end of our service learning project!

I have posted the Party for a "Purr"pose items in my store HERE. Half of the proceeds from this product will be donated to our local animal shelter. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting this cause that I am very passionate about. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mrs. Dailey's Birthday Bash

Hi sweet friends! I am linking up with my sweet friend from Mrs. Dailey's Classroom for her birthday celebration!!! LOTS of bloggers have linked up to offer products for $1. The celebration lasts till the 18th so happy shopping!!

I put my newest product on sale for $1. It's my Party for a "Purr"pose service learning activity. What is a Party for a "Purr"pose you ask? It is a way to involve your students in giving back this holiday season to local animals in need. I am throwing a party the last day before Thanksgiving break for my kiddos to make dog and cat toys for the animals at my local animal shelter. {I will be blogging more about it later today.} This product includes an editable letter for you to edit and have your own party! It also includes cute posters to display on your donation boxes. Check it out HERE!!!

Happy Sunday friends!!!