Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Days

How are you showing appreciation to your child's teacher?  This year, I decided that I was going to send my daughter's teacher one gift each day of the week during Teacher Appreciation Week!  I have to say that it feels good to be nice to someone that's been nice to my child all year long!

So, to be able to accomplish my goal, I had to find small, affordable gifts to give her.  I also wanted to make the gifts look cute, because attaching a cute gift tag makes a huge difference!
To make most of these cute gifts that your child's teacher will adore, you just need the gift, the tags printed on white cardstock and cut out (I made them all squares and rectangles to make it easier for you to cut out), a hole punch, and some ribbon.

You can find the Teacher Appreciation Tags here.








Best Wishes!


Sunday, April 15, 2018

S'more Fun!

As teachers, we're always thinking of new things to add to our lessons every year.  Right now, I've noticed that our Bilingual and ESL students need a lot of help with vocabulary.  So, I've decided to try to add vocabulary cards to all of my units.  Of course, this is going to take a little bit of time, but before we know it, it'll be done!  Here's an example of some of the word wall cards that I'm working on, from my newest temporary freebie:

Speaking of temporary freebies, S'mores are delicious!  In my new S'mores unit, you can take a peek at the layout of my new vocabulary cards. Your students will also enjoy "cooking" their own s'mores!  This is a great sequencing activity for the end of the school year.  So, treat your students to "s'more" fun!

I hope you enjoy the S'more unit.  You can download it here.  Don't forget to leave me some feedback and share it with your friends.
Also, if you are a K-2 Teacher you, may want to enter this Giveway!  You won't want to miss out on this opportunity to win one of four $50 Amazon Gift Cards.

I have many plans in store for my TPT store, including a new name change.  I plan to add a lot of new units, do more giveaways, and post more temporary freebies.  So, be sure to follow me on social media to take advantage of these temporary freebies:


Best Wishes!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Act It Out!

Are you ready for Christmas?  I'm almost there!  I just finished our version of Christmas Charades, that we will play during Christmas Break!

Last year we played our version of Pictionary and Bingo and it was so much fun!  Every year we also play Christmas Bunco, which we have so much fun playing!  In a previous blog post, (which you can find here) I mention all of these games and offer them to you for FREE!

Act It Out is our bilingual Christmas version of Charades.  We are a bilingual family, some are more comfortable reading the words in Spanish and others in English.  You can play it in your classroom with students and/or you can play it at home with your family.  It's easy and fun!

Don't forget to leave me some feedback and don't forget to share it with your friends.  You can find the game here

If you are a K-2 Teacher you may enter to win a Mini iPad 4 + Case.  Follow this link to enter!  Don't miss out on this great opportunity.

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Enjoy your Freebie and until next time!


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Go Wild with Wild West Activities

Does anyone else use the Scholastic Book Fair theme to do activities in your classroom and/or school?  We do!  We actually plan out a Family Engagement Night and we tie it to the Book Fair theme.  We get many parents in the door, we engage parents with their children, and they have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair all in one night!  Even our PTA participates by inviting our current fundraiser supplier to pass out samples of whatever we're selling at the time.  Once parents sample what they're selling, they're more inclined to participate in the fundraiser!

This year, the theme is Wild West!  We made it fun by dressing up!

So, here are some of the activities that I created for this particular occasion.  First of all, have your students decorate a hat! This hat will serve as as an accessory because they can wear it that evening and as a reminder note for parents.  Kids love decorating and wearing their own cowboy/cowgirl hat!  You can download this hat for FREE HERE!


Secondly, you can either have your students fill out a Wanted Poster before the event and decorate the hallways with it, or you can set up a table with this activity for them to do at the event.  Students will love to draw a self portrait!  Download your Wanted Poster HERE!

How about having a Texas Theme Bingo that night?  Who doesn't love Bingo?  The winners can receive toys, pencils, books, raffle tickets for a drawing, or even just a Good Job and a high five!  This Texas Theme Bingo will be free until December 2nd.  On December 3rd it will be 50% off for one week and afterwards it will go up to it's original price of $7.50.  So download it HERE NOW while it's FREE!

Lastly, for those little ones, how about a Boot Matching Game?  This Boot Matching Game is also FREE.  Click HERE to download this game for FREE!

Oh, and for those of us that enjoy getting FREE resources for our classroom, I am participating in this great K-2 Teacher Rafflecopter Giveaway.  Don't miss out on the chance to win this iPod Touch 6 + case with stand! 

I am blessed and thankful for my family, health, and friends during this beautiful time of the year!  I wish everyone a great Thanksgiving with their families!  Enjoy your freebies and until next time!