Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I'm Ready to Ring in the New Year!

I have to say 2013 has been an AMAZING year. It was filled with many wonderful memories and accomplishments. This year I crossed something off my Bucket List: I launched a blog! I began selling my creations on Teachers Pay Teachers and soon-after found this community of teacher-authors. I have enjoyed every minute of creating, connecting, and sharing. I’m looking forward to making 2014 just as fabulous. So, I’d like to ring in the New Year with a TpT sale. Everything is 20% off, even the stuff that’s less than $1.00! 
That’s Not a Snowman is one of my newest packs. I started it and let it sit for too long. I finally finished it during a long drive to Southern California. My students loved completing this take-home project with their families. These activities would be fun for students to complete when they return from Winter Break. Click {HERE} to head to see the That's Not a Snowman Craftivities.

Subtract Like a Ninja provides tools for teaching 2-digit subtraction. My students had fun using the steps and learning to subtract 2-digit numbers with and without regrouping. Click {HERE} to Subtract Like a Ninja. Click {HERE} to read the original blog post. 

Is your New Year’s resolution to get organized in the classroom? Check out my Common Core Gradebook for 2nd Grade. It allows you to track grades by standard for up to 25 students. Click {HERE} to see the Gradebook.
Well friends, enjoy your evening and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! I'm off to New Year's Eve dinner with my hubby. 

Sparkly Smiles,

Friday, December 27, 2013

This Christmas {A Photo Linky}

I'm linking up with Teaching in the Tongass to share my holiday photos. I can't say that Christmas ever includes much rest or relaxation. This year we decided it would be too stressful to host either of our families for Christmas. So after we returned from Disneyland on the 23rd, we went from house to house to spend time with our families.

I'm participating in Tailor-madeTeaching's New Year’s Blog Giveaway! Of course, I think the 2nd Grade pack is pretty awesome. She’s got goodies for grades K-5 though. So head over there!

I'll be back in 2014! Happy New Year friends!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Remembering Sandy Hook {Random Acts of Kindness}

As educators, we remember and honor our fallen colleagues and their students from Sandy Hook School.  We honor them each day in our classrooms in which we continue their dream of teaching our children.  We honor their memory with our service.  Join with teachers everywhere in committing random acts of kindness to show our love for Sandy Hook.

Love & Prayers,