Saturday, December 15, 2012

Prayers Through Tragedy

Words can't describe how I felt hearing about the terrible tragedy in Connecticut. I was with my own kindergarten babies when I found out and I just wanted to hug them all and never let go. As teachers, this hits too close to home for all of us. I can't fathom evil this big. I am praying for healing.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Show Us What You Bought! And the Elf arrives...

I was loving the huge sale TPT had over Black Friday weekend, so I'm participating in the "Show Us What You Bought" linky from Blog Hoppin'! I'm super excited to use the few units I bought.

Trust me when I say there were a lot more that I wanted to buy, but I had to FORCE myself to leave it on my wishlist! Ha! Here's what did make it through the check-out line:

1. Morning Math by Donna Glynn
2. 10 Frame Flash Cards by Donna Glynn (love that these are already made for me now!)
3. The Backpack Boogie: Centers and Games for Back to School by Growing Kinders
4. Autumn Math and Literacy Centers by Deanna Jump and Julie Lee (love)

Can't wait to put all of these new centers together! And how perfect is Donna's Morning Math? Her worksheets will be great for bellwork or a quick warm-up. Thanks ladies!

I also wanted to thank everyone who purchased my Shapes Galore for the Common Core! unit and my new Deck the Halls {12 Christmas Math and Literacy Centers} unit during the sale. I so appreciate your support and I have been blown away by your kind, kind comments about each of those products. I don't feel worthy! :)

Today The Elf on the Shelf made its first appearance of the year. After much debating and voting, we decided that his name would be "Elfie the Elf". Original, I know. I was kinda rooting for Carlos... or School Shelf. School Shelf the Elf, now doesn't that have a nice ring to it? Oh well, I wasn't in charge of naming him...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Currently

What? December already? I love participating in Farley's Currently linky every month. It's fun finding out about new blogs that way!

I'm very excited... The Elf on the Shelf makes its first appearance in my classroom tomorrow! Last year my kids had an absolute ball with it so I'm hoping this year's group loves it just as much... I mean, how can you not? And it's the best behavior motivator ever! So fun!