Monday, October 15, 2012

Winners and Booo on you...

Wow, I honestly thought that having a giveaway would be quick, simple and fun. Boy was I w-r-o-n-g!! If you've ever hosted a giveaway using Rafflecopter, you know what I'm talkin' about. However, now that it's done, I'm sure my next one will go much smoother! And thank you so much to everyone who entered and for your patience! Without further delay, the winners are... 

Joanna, Sharon, Charlotte, Lisa, and Delighted! Check your emails ladies for the details!

Lastly, thanks a ton to Mrs. Reed, Mercedes, and Carrie for donating their awesome items!!

Now for a little more fun...

Thanks to Lisa at Growing Firsties, I have been "boo'ed!!" My job now is to share some October activities with you all!

1. Decorate, decorate, decorate!!! Thanks to Pinterest, I have been OUT OF CONTROL crafty lately! Here's a few things I'm working on right now...

If you would like to try some of these out, head on over and follow me on Pinterest to get the info!

2. I'm seriously in love with centers!! Last year was the first year I implemented them into my curriculum and I'm not sure how I ever lived without them. Then this summer I decided to bite the bullet and figure out how everyone makes them... and I did!! These 3 packets are my new favorite October activities. The best part is that if something's not working, I can come home and edit it!! Each one is aligned with the common core standards and guaranteed to keep your students engaged! Check them out and tell me what you think...

3. I love reading any Splat the Cat books and it just so happens there's one for Halloween!!

After reading, we talk about creative problem solving and what they would do if their costume "broke." Then I pull out my Tub 'o Costumes and have the students "repurpose" some of the items. It's pretty funny to sit back and  see what they some up with. Of course we write and draw about our new costumes in our journals, too!

In order to get some other October inspiration, I'm "Boo-ing..."






Here are the rules.

Now go and inspire!

Best wishes,


  1. LOVE those crafties!! GREAT job on your boo!! :)
    Growing Firsties

  2. Hi Rebecca,
    Thanks for checking out my blog! Yours is adorable!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the crafts!! Even though I teach 3rd I always learn from my first grade friends! Thanks for sharing!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  3. Love your centers. How did you figure out how everyone is making them (including YOU)? I would love to know where to look for information about that.

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

    1. You should check out Ladybug's Teacher Files. She has a lot of seriously helpful video tutorials. After watching a bunch, I just sat down and started playing around the PowerPoint. I'm one of those learn by doing kinda gals. If you're stuck on something, let me know and I'll see if I can help :)

    2. Thanks for the tip! I will hop on over and check it out.

  4. Congratulations on 100 followers! You have some great ideas! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for visiting my blog!


  5. Wow, you are quite the crafter! Love your projects! Thanks so much for linking up to my Boo-ed linky! Love your blog...I'm a new follower :)
    Tori's Teacher Tips

  6. Your packets look adorable. It looks like you are quite a crafter! Fun ideas!

    The Hive