Thursday, January 31, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday Sale Linky!

Khrys at Keepin' It Kool In Kinderland
is having this "kool" linky to preview
items on sale Super Bowl Sunday!

Link up your favorite products that will
be on sale or just hop over and check out
some amazing products!

Everything in my TpT store will be on sale!

My three best selling TpT products + one of my favorites+
my newest product:

Point of View and Other Common Core Activities Using Fairy Tales
Character & Setting Common Core Activity For Fairy Tales
Opinion Writing For the Common Core: Be a Critic!
Fairy Tale Inference Investigation

Click on the pictures to check them out!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A SNOW DAY and Leap Frog!

I FINALLY got the snow day I have been wanting!
I woke up at 4:00 to watch the news for the delay...
waited until 5:00 when it finally came on the t.v...
tossed and turned...
turned and tossed...

Yep...that's me!
Can't hardly crawl out of bed on a regular school day,
but give me a snow day and
I'm up at the CRACK OF DAWN!!

Spring is a ways off but I LOVE this book
and made this craftivity to go with it so I
wanted to show it off!

It is an adorable story about a little frog who
leap frogs all over the place, only
to leap back home to his mom every time!

Click here to get it free 
in my TpT store!

Random Picture

My class actually plays leap frog every year!
We travel back in time to visit a one room school house.
(It is just a couple of blocks from our school)
We spend the morning in the one room school house 
learning about schools from the past and pretending we are 
actually students and teacher from that time.  
We have lunch and recess outside the school house.

I wasn't blogging at the time or I would have posted!
I am sure I will blog about it next year!

I can't wait to see if they make a connection
when we read this story and do the craftivity!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

An Absolutely Fabulous 100 Follower Giveaway!

I am joining some fabulous bloggers to celebrate Khrys from Keepin' It Kool In Kinderland. She is throwing a HUGE 100 follower giveaway! One lucky winner will win over 25 products and 3 winners will win a product of their choice from Khrys' TeachersPayTeachers store. I hope you will check it out!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

I hope you will enter this giveaway! This will end NEXT Wednesday February 6th when the clock strikes midnight. Can't wait to find out who the super lucky winner will be!

Lovin' All Things Smelly!

Only the good smells though, please!

Bad smells make me gag...
I have a HORRIBLE gag reflex for BAD smells.

Gotta stop now...starting to gag...

Moving on....

Denise is hosting the Show & Tell linky again!
I LOVE it!
I have found tons of new ideas!

Here is a freebie Valentine's Day poem in honor
of this post and linky and inspired by a little kiddo in my class!

Poem: Valentine's Day

Click here for the poem!

Click here to be taken to 

my blog post with even MORE 
Valentine's Day freebies!
THREE more to be exact!

I have had an
with smelly stickers since I was a child!

Here's the proof!

(My first love!)

  My sticker book!
It's around 30+ years old!
The amazing thing is....
the smelly stickers STILL smell!

I force my obsession on the kiddos.
Here's that proof.

  The sad news...
SMELLY stickers no longer 
SMELL for very long! :(

(Checking the supply for
Valentine's Day!)

On the bright side,
I have another smelly obsession!

Scentos Markers!

The kids LOVE the Scentos too!

Have you heard of Smencils?
Smelly pencils?
Well, I had, but I am NOT a big pencil lover.
Due to a sharpener issue...
which has corrected itself...
which is ANOTHER blog post...


...the other day...on a blog post...

GUESS what I saw!


OH, you can bet I will be gettin' me some...

Sad news...

They only write in black.
I just don't know if I can manage to
ONLY write in black!

I LOVE color...
WHY aren't they colored ink??

The good news is they use
recycled newspaper to make them!

One more smelly thing to share!
I actually call these...


Not my idea, saw it on a blog last year!
Students get a smelly (a couple of swipes) 
on their right hand only, for good behavior 
(pink or purple day on our chart) 
at the end of each day.
Helps them remember which hand is their
right for the pledge and they LOVE them!
They do NOT let me forget to give them!

Side Note:

I actually LOVE all stickers!
I have them in file folders arranged according 
to month and theme + I have my treasure chest full
of random stickers!

I realized my old sticker album
was looking a little old and tired...

so I created 3 new versions with
matching sticker pages!

Sticker Book Covers & Sticker Pages      Sticker Book Covers & Sticker Pages

If you are looking for a sticker book check it out! 
It's for sale here in my TpT store!

Past Smelly Obsessions

I USED to have an obsession with candles...
IN the classroom...
BURNING candles...
(WHAT we we thinking?!)


I caught a students paper on fire! I was checking papers, enjoying the
wonderful smell, I laid said paper ON the candle flame.
Next thing I know, kids are screaming "FIRE!"

Needless to say...
NO more candles...


The candle warmer!

Lovely little invention. 
I could smell all those old friends again.


I kept waking up in the middle of the night...
in a frantic panic...


Needless to say...
No more lovely smells in my classroom...
unless it's from a sticker...or a marker...
 or hopefully soon...a pen!

There they all are...birthday cake for kid's birthdays,
candy cane for Christmas, brownie for me!

Back in the closet they go!
Why do I save them?
I do not know!

Make it through??
I always think my posts are going to be short...
I don't think they EVER are...

Here's another freebie poem!

It's guessed it!


I plan to give this one to the students
at the beginning of the year when they
get their sticker books!

Click here to get it!

Poem: Smells

Funny from a Honey

I do think I have created at least one
smelly monster in my class.

One little guy now constantly wants a hug
and ALWAYS has his nose planted in my side
AND is ALWAYS saying, "You SMELL good, Mrs. Short...
like my grandma!"

Thanks for stopping by!