Tag: holidays

Who is Worth More to You Than Gold?

Think about this: Who is worth more to you than gold? Who came to your mind first? Who would you write about? I love asking this question to my students. Their responses are always so, SO sweet. This fun, March activity will get your students excited about St. Patrick’s Day,

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Fun Freebies for February!

Don’t Eat Pete is a fun game to play at your classroom Valentine’s Day party! This game will quickly become a class favorite– my students love this game so much! This free game download includes an Editable Sight Word Edition, the original version (which is perfect for Halloween or any

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Happy, Happy December!

I’ve always loved Christmastime, but Christmas with a kid??? WAY more fun! I’ve had so much fun showing my little guy all the joys of Christmas and he’s loving all the “lights!”  I’ve been warned about having a baby with a Christmas tree and everyone keeps telling me that he’ll

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Silly {Little} Pumpkins

Please Note: This post may include Amazon affiliate links. October is my favorite month! I absolutely love pumpkins, fall, and all things Halloween. So, when I saw this fanged pumpkin tutorial from Martha Stewart, I had to try it right away! I made them with my family and they all turned

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Mummy Bulletin Board

I have mentioned before that I have parent volunteers decorate my hallway bulletin board. They always do such a good job and I’m always so happy with the results! I wanted to share with you all my adorable, Halloween bulletin board: The kids love it!! They think is is pretty

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Gold for Good Behavior!

Oh man… when it comes to behavior my little sweeties have been struggling lately! I think spring fever has kicked in and all they want to do is go outside and play in the sunshine (too bad it is going to snow this weekend)… My old tricks haven’t exactly been

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Valentine Sacks {Love Monsters}

We made our Love Monster Valentine Sacks today! My students were so proud of them and I think they turned out pretty darn cute, too! You can find the monster patterns and writing activity in my Valentine Unit {here}! Good luck, tomorrow!! 

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Are you sick with LOVE POX?

On Valentine’s Day I am sending my students home with a note that says: I wish I knew who wrote this poem… it has been floating around my school in different variations! Cute huh? And just in case you want to know what Love Pox looks like, my niece (who was also

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Don’t Eat Pete (Valentine’s Day Version)

Looking for a fun, easy game for your Valentine’s Day Party? Don’t Eat Pete is a fun game for home or school! My students love this game so much, that I decided to make a Valentine’s Day version! I’m sure this game will be a fun addition to your classroom

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All You Need is LOVE!

I love January and I love all the snow, but I am starting to get tired of all the gloominess! It will NOT stop snowing around here! So, I am already starting to think about February and Valentine’s Day. I love Valentine’s Day!! For this fun and *lovely* holiday my

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A New Year Family Tradition

This is our Erickson Family Time Capsule!   Inside it you will find yearly lists of events that have happened in our family. Making an end-of-the-year  list (on New Years Eve) has always been a tradition in my family growing up, so naturally, I carried this tradition on into my own little family.

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Our Best-Dressed Barbie Elf

So it’s official, my classroom elf is definitely the best dressed elf out there! For days my students have been bringing in Barbie clothes so she will look her absolute *BEST* everyday. Now she has more clothes to choose from than I do! (For reals! She has too many and there is no

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How Many More Days Until Christmas???

My students will be making these Christmas countdown chains next week with our sixth grade buddies. {FYI: First graders can do this activity on their own, it just takes longer.} I got this activity from my wonderful team mate and former first grade teacher {she says I probably made it when I

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POW! A Zeno Sight Word Game

This FREE activity takes regular, boring flashcards and turns them into a fun, competitive game. Your students won’t even realize they are learning!