Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cyber Monday Amazingness!!! And some FUN with Time!

Just wanted to pop in real quick this evening to ABSOLUTELY RAAAVE about TPT's Cyber Monday + Tuesday sale.  I hope you guys didn't miss it -- it was a blast! I bought SO many great items that I can NOT wait to use in my classroom!  It was so humbling to also sell so many items.  The most amazing part of TPT is knowing that my work can save some kind-hearted, and incredibly hard working teachers some time.  It is SO neat to think about how many children it's all reaching, too!  

Did any of you buy some amazing second grade items that you think I can't live without?  I'd LOVE to hear about some of your purchases ... I got a lot of TPT credits from shopping and they are burning a hole in my virtual pocket ;)

So, we started a unit on Telling Time this week and I wanted to share some of the SERIOUS fun we had today!  We started with a discussion on how many seconds were in a minute and how many minutes were in an hour.  But talking about it just isn't enough -- so we did lots of fun games to see just how long a minute lasts! Here's how things went down:

First, we estimated how many times we could write our names in one minute.  Then we tried it! Most of my kids either guessed WAAAYYYY too many or WAAAYYY too few! 

Then, we guessed how many times we could hop on one foot -- TOO funny! :) 

Then, we played some Minute to Win it Games.  You guys.  If you have never done Minute to Win it with your kiddos -- START YESTERDAY!  Not only was it fun, but they really got a feel for how long a minute was.  The best part?  It was a HUGE community builder!  Even my boys who never -- seriously NEVER -- get along were rooting each other on!  I was a proud teacher.  Here are the two games we played..


Here's another good one! 

Enjoy! :) 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sale Reminder and Christmas with the Kelly's!

Hey friends.. just wanted to pop in real quick to share some fun with you!  Like many of you, I have been busy decorating for Christmas.  It all feels so much more special for me this year because this is my first Christmas in my very. own. home!  Love our house and wanted to share with you a picture of our first tree as a married couple! :) 

Yay! Please ignore that clock behind it.. that will need to be moved for the season! Who needs to tell time anyway?  OH, that's right.. my second graders!! We start our math unit on telling time tomorrow, so expect me to be sharing lots of time-themed goodies with you in the next month!  I'm excited to dive into some of these activities...

I'm sure I don't need to remind you .. as blogland is currently EXPLODING with all the buzz! But just in case you haven't heard yet -- Tomorrow is our HUGE Cyber Monday + Bonus Tuesday sale! You can get 28% off all the items in my store as well as MANY other stores by entering the promo code CMT12 -- So load up your carts and wishlists and get ready for some serious savings!  I know I will be stocking up! :) Click the picture below to go to my store! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cyber Monday Sale + Holiday Excitement! :)

Ummm... can I just say HELLLLLLOOOOOO Thanksgiving Break.  Sorry I've been such an absentee blogger.  I feel like the kids are starting to feel a little burnt out and I know I'm getting exhausted.  CUE Thanksgiving Break.  I think these two days off will be a nice little refresher! SO I guess that means that I'm thankful for Thanksgiving!  

You know what else I'm SUPER pumped for?  THE CYBER MONDAY + TUESDAY SALE!!!

 TpT is throwing a great sale to show how thankful we are for great teachers like you! :)  I will be offering 20% off of my entire store.  Combine that with TPT's discount and you can save 28% on all my items.  Check out the link up at the bottom of this entry to see who else is putting their store on sale?  Can you tell I'm excited?  MY shopping cart is FILLED with goodies! :) 

That being said -- I can't WAIT to show you some of the goodies I have been working on!  I absolutely l.o.v.e the holidays and have been really busy making some winter/holiday themed products.  EEK! I just can't even explain how happy the graphics make me... Don't they just put you in the spirit?

I hope these products can help you prepare for the holiday/winter season with your classroom of little elves! Check out my store for tons of other items.  Now, it's time for me to focus back in on Thanksgiving! I hope you all enjoy this special time with your families.  This has been a CRAZY year for me -- Graduating college while working and volunteering, Getting married, Honeymooning, Getting my first job, Experiencing my First year Teaching, Buying a House --- Wow, I'm getting tired just typing about it! I know I have SOOOO SO much to be thankful for. Can't wait to celebrate these things tomorrow -- sending my best to you and yours! 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thankful and a Freebie!

I can NOT express in words to you all how much I love the holiday season.  I'm not huge on Halloween, but the second it is over I start thinking about Thanksgiving/Christmas.  I typically jump right to thinking about Christmas the second I see the sprinklings of Christmas decor in the back of the seasonal section at Target. Then I have to slow myself down to think about the wonder that is Thanksgiving.  For me, Thanksgiving is all about food and family.  It just has an overall positive vibe and gives me a chance to reflect on all of those things I'm so incredibly thankful for.  Thanks to Storie for hosting a linky so I can share those things with you!

I really enjoyed this linky. I encourage you all to sit back and reflect on the things you have to be thankful for in your lives!  It is so easy to take these things for granted in the day-to-day. 

Because I'm also thankful for anyone who takes time out of their day to read my silly old blog.. I'd like to share a freebie with you! Click the preview picture to download! 

 I made a whole set of these when I was working with Kindergartners but they'd be great for interventions in first and second as well! I've got one for each vowel in my store or you can get them bundled for 25% less!
Click the picture below to check out the bundle! 

Well.. I'm off to go enjoy the rest of my weekend... I hope you'll do the same! :) 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hellooooooooooo November!

So I don't blog often or even remotely consistently... but I never miss a Currently!  I'm linking up with sweet Farley from Oh Boy 4th Grade for a NOVEMBER (gasp!) currently! :) 

*p.s. - I may not have followed directions on the music part! I just read that we were supposed to talk about the music we play in class.  I play calming music from around the world!  We also listen to a lot of educational songs on youtube.

Well there you have it -- Welcome to November, folks! HOW INSANELY FAST is this year going?  Before you know it, it will be *Christmas* and I absolutely. can. not. wait!  To slow myself down a little.. I'm getting myself excited for Thanksgiving!  Be sure to check out my Thanksgiving Math and Literacy Centers! Click the picture for more info. 

That's it for me! ENJOY your weekend!