Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Year's Goal Setting Craftivity {English or Spanish!}

Is 2012 really almost over?  To be honest, this year has been good but has definitely had it's share of challenges.  I am ready for a fresh start in 2013, how about you?  I like to start out the school year by setting goals with my firsties, so I created this New Year's Craftivity to use with them.  I plan on saving their work for student led conferences in the spring so that they can show their parents their goals for the new year.  Included are:  the craftivity pieces to make a boy or a girl, a graphic organizer for brainstorming, and several choices of writing paper for primary or upper grades.  I would love for you to check it out in English or Spanish on my TpT store!  Here are some photos for you :)

What are your new year's resolutions/ goals?  I would love for you to leave a comment and share!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Donations for Sandy Hook Elementary

My heart is so heavy for the families and friends of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. I really want to help, but don't have a money tree growing in my back yard.  After brainstorming for a bit, I decided to do a giveaway.  For each $5 that is donated to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Support Fund, you will gain one entry to receive ALL of the products from my TpT store in English, Spanish, or both.  Click here to donate.

I will pick one winner a day for seven days starting on Tuesday, December 18th.  Even if you are not a teacher, please enter.  Certainly there is a teacher in your life that you could pass these products along to.  Please share this in any way that you can, and feel free to use the image below.  In the meantime, let's continue to lift up the families and the Newtown Community in our prayers.  I am praying that God wraps His peace and comfort around them in this most difficult time and brings many people to know Him as a result.  Thank you in advance for your prayers and generosity.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Silence for Sandy Hook Elementary

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Family Christmas Project

We love family projects in first grade, so this year we sent an ornament template home for the kids to decorate and send back to school.  My coworker found the cute ornament template online, and you can find it too by clicking here.  The ornaments came back super cute;   here is a picture of them on first grade's Christmas tree:

You can grab the note that I sent home here, and then save it and edit it to your liking.  Do you send a family project at Christmastime?  If so, leave a comment and let me know!
Sunday, December 9, 2012

Flapjack's having a giveaway!

I absolutely adore Flapjack's resources.  Tabitha Carro creates awesome titles in both English and Spanish, and is SO creative!  Head on over to her blog to enter for your chance to win an item of your choice from her store :).  {Just click the image below}

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas is in the air + Freebie

It's been a little while since my last blog post-- the Christmas season is upon us and things are starting to get busy! Last week we were talking about sequence, so to tie it in with Christmas the kids wrote the sequence of how to wrap a Christmas present in their journals. They made a present out of ribbon & construction paper to go along with it, and I was pleasantly surprised that I only had to help one student tie the bow on the ribbon!

Tomorrow we are playing the Santa's Sleigh File Folder Games to practice short i words in English and words with za, ze, zi, zo, and zu in Spanish.  It is free on my TpT store, so you are welcome to grab a copy in English or Spanish!  If you get a chance to rate it that would be fantabulous :)  T minus 19 days till Christmas...