Tuesday, January 19, 2016
One of my favorite products, Talk to Me Sweetheart has a new look and some new activities that I am super excited about! You will still find all of the same candy heart learning activities but with a new updated look! Below are just a few activities included!
10 Frame Mats
Students use candy hearts to fill in the ten frame cards to match the number shown on each card.
Candy hearts are used as a math manipulative to help students solve each addition sentence. They record their answers on the response sheet included.
This one is new and it is one of my FAVES! Students use candy hearts to build 2-D shapes on the shape cards.
Color Sorting Mats
Sort out candy hearts by color on these sorting mats. Mats include white and blue option.
These spelling mats are a great way to provide students with a fun way to practice sight words or spelling words. Students use candy hearts to spell out words on the mats.
You can click on any of the pics to take you to the product on TPT.
Monday, January 11, 2016
A new display is up in the hallway and I think it turned out super cute! I talked with my little friends about how they were going to be recommending a book to others. We thought about some of our favorite books and then turned and talked to our partners about what book we would recommending warming up with and why. Students were then dismissed to their seats and given the writing paper. It worked out better for my friends to do the writing before the craft. Once finished writing about the book they recommend, they assembled their mugs with hot chocolate and marshmallows. I printed everything on colored copy paper. I had everything precut for them to make it go smoother. Once finished they glued their writing onto their mugs.
Click the picture to get the FREEBIE file BUT be warned that things are all over the place in it! Hopefully it's not too confusing!
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Well hello friends and Happy New Year to you all! Now that the tree and decorations are put away and I have a lot of extra time on my hands (more to come on why in a moment), I realized that I have not connected with my blogging buddies in quite some time and I've missed you all!
Gosh, it has been way too long since my last post. Life gets so busy and crazy...and I don't know about you, but sometimes it's just about all I can do to keep my head above the water! It is easy to get overwhelmed trying to be everything to everyone. Nothing makes me happier than being a wife, mom, teacher, friend, sister, TP-er, blogger, etc. but sometimes it is necessary to take a step back to regroup, refocus, and recharge!
This winter break I learned that lesson even now more than ever! You will NOT believe what it took to force me to finally slow down. Let's just say it literally took my feet from being knocked right slap under me to give this gal a wake-up call! Can you keep a little secret if I fill you in on my latest shenanigan?! You see, sometimes I forget my age and get caught up in the fun around me and get a tad impulsive....well actually, a LOT impulsive!!! My friends and coworkers can vouch for me that I really am still a kid at heart! After all, you're only as old as you want to be...right?!? Enough procrastinating already...I'll go ahead and spill the beans! As fate had it, I took a VERY short spin on this season's hottest toy....the HOVERBOARD...and you guessed it...I had a very nasty #hoverboardfail! In fact, that very painful fall left me with a very painful broken wrist! :(
This past Wednesday I had quite an extensive surgery to repair my "destroyed" left wrist. It required some metal hardware: a plate, some screws, and pins. But the good news is that I'm put back together and now on the road to recovery. I'm not even going to sugar-coat it...a broken wrist and wrist surgery is quite painful yall! Needless to say, I have done quite a lot of lying around, catching up on my favorite shows I had on DVR, checking out my favorite bloggers, and enjoying some amazing meals that has been delivered to our home by my sweet family and friends. In the midst of it all, we've been blessed!
With that being said, I'm so excited about 2016!!! It is going to be a year of balance, focus, new creations, and success-both at home and school! I can just feel it! I've spent the last week brainstorming and making major to-do lists! I'm pumped up about being the best me that I can possibly be. Slowing down has forced me to examine areas in my life that I must work on. I don't want to set unrealistic goals for this new year, because I know me. If things don't end up as planned, I really beat myself up about it. So I've settled on three areas I can commit to focusing on this year: working on my health with cleaner eating and exercise, blogging and reconnecting with my amazingly talented teacher friends, and creating some new effective products that I can use and share with you guys too!
Happy New Year, friends and pray for a speedy recovery!!! :)