Spoonful of Sweetness Book Review & a Freebie!

January 26, 2014

I recently had a opportunity to preview this adorable new book, Spoonful of Sweetness and other delicious manners by Maria Dismondy. Maria is an Award Winning Children's Book Author. She is passionate about her family, photography, charity work, public speaking, and about living life to the fullest each day. She shares activities, crafts, giveaways, and a ton of great advice/ tips for families and educators alike on her blog- hop on over and check it out!

She has also written these other amazing books:

While this book is recommended for children ages 0-3, I just had to share it with my Kindergarten class. It teaches responsibility, respect, empathy, kindness, friendship, and courage. Afterwards, we discussed what those words mean to babies, and what they mean to big kids like them. They had the cutest answers! One student said "to babies, friendship means sharing your bottle, and to us it means sharing your snack." Love it!!

I hope this freebie is something you can use in your class. 


Giveaway Winner & a FREEBIE!

January 21, 2014

Congratulations Cecilia!!! She won my Winter No Prep Packet along with 11 other fabulous prizes.

There are 30 printable sheets included in this packet. 15 Math & 15 Language Arts activities. I am giving away one printable sheet from this packet as a small "thank- you" to all of you who took the time to enter. I appreciate each and every one of you! 

Click here to grab your freebie.

I hope you like it! Here's a closer look at what's included in the packet:
You can use them for morning work, centers, homework, etc. There are a TON of skills covered. I hope you'll check it out!


It's a Winter Love Giveaway!

January 17, 2014
I'm washing away my winter blues and teaming up with some fabulous blogging buds to bring you some "Winter Love" instead! Yep, I've got the winter blues. Coming back from a long break, getting my kids back into the swing of things has definitely been a challenge. Not to mention some low scores on some recent assessments have me feeling more down! I know it's understandable coming back from break, but still. It's sad. And I swear that recent full moon was definitely to blame for my kids being 10 kinds of crazy. 

I'm giving away my newest packet. 15 Math & 15 Literacy Printable sheets for the crazy, busy teacher who's always on the go! I use these for morning work as well as homework assignments, and sometimes for early finishers. 

 Here's what else the lucky winner will receive: 

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"I Have a Dream" Martin Luther King Jr. Craftivity

January 15, 2014
I recently updated this little 'ol craft I made last year. It's a quick and easy craft that I'm sure your students will love- mine sure did!! 

We started off by reading this book. There are a TON of great books out there on Dr. King but this is my all time favorite. It tells his story in a simple way that my little ones can understand. 

We also sang this song: 


Then we discussed some of their dreams as we made our craftivity. 

I loved how they turned out!!

This packet is just $2.00 in my tpt store.


Organize Your Desktop 101

January 12, 2014
I will blog more! I will blog more! That is one of my new year's resolutions, along with getting organized, so when I came across this pin, I knew I definitely had to share! It was originally pinned by Annie Moffatt over at Moffatt Girls.

You can find the original source here. I am sooooo OCD so when I saw this, I knew I needed to do it!
I wish I took a screenshot of my desktop before I organized it. But here is how it looks now:

I love, love, love it! Check it out…it is really easy to do!

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