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,

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Good news...

Oh happy day!! I finally made it to 100 followers! I never thought it would have taken me this long, especially after the successful summer I had, but going back to school has seriously cut into my free time. Sheesh! Anyways, I'm so happy that I think I'll do something really crazy. I know...How about a giveaway?! No one does that anymore ;)

Thanks to the generosity of some magnificent women, I've got a bunch of goodies up for grabs! Here's what could be all yours...

ANY product from Mrs. Reed's TpT store
Flying into First

Winner's choice from Mercedes at Surfing to Success

Any one item from Carrie at The First Grade Derby

And of course, up for grabs is any one product from moi!

The best part is, there will also be one grand prize winner who will receive ALL of the goodies! That's 4 products, 1 from each of us, all of your choice. It's like Christmas has come early!! So, what are you waiting for?! Get to it! And while you're at it... tell all your friends!

Best wishes (and good luck),

a Rafflecopter giveaway