Tag: holidays

Thanksgiving Bulletin Board

On Friday one of my awesome parent volunteers put together this adorable Thanksgiving bulletin board. {Can I just tell you that I have the BEST parent volunteers??!} Last week this wonderful parent volunteer sent home a feather with each student, that she pre-cut out of poster board. My students got

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Don’t Eat Pete!

Don’t Eat Pete is a fun game for home or school! I’ve been playing it since I was a little girl and it is definitely a family favorite. It’s been fun to share it with my own kids and students over the years. This free download includes an Editable Sight

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Candy Corn Measuring

By now it is no secret that I love Halloween… so, I have created another unit for my cute little firsties! My new unit: Candy Corn Measuring {A Mini Halloween Unit!} I tried out one of the games on my adorable nephew this afternoon and he has played it 3

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Oh, So SPOOKY!! (October Fun)

I am finally in my third year of teaching. I have heard from everyone that your third year is supposed to be WAY better than your second and WAYYYY better than your first. So far, that has been true… however, it is still hard. This year I am trying to

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you are worth more than gold!

This fun, March writing activity will get your students excited about St. Patrick’s Day, while  thinking about those they love (more than gold, of course)!  It also makes a darling bulletin board or hallway display for St. Patrick’s Day! Click the image below to check this activity out on Teachers Pay

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happy v-day!

I hope you all survive enjoy your Valentine’s Day tomorrow! I just finished making these sugar-free valentines for my kiddos. They are similar to last year’s look. You know me, I like to keep things looking simple and clean. 🙂 Click here to download your own pencil tags {you can

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valentine fun: all you need is LOVE!

I am really excited for February! My Valentine packet: February Activities (Writing, Math and More) BUNDLE (updated January 2021 and formally called All You Need is LOVE) has so many math and writing activities and I know my students will enjoy all of them!  I am probably most excited for the Valentine

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you make my heart GLOW! {v-day freebie}

I know that it isn’t even February yet, but I am in the mood to skip January.  Here in Utah it is too blah, too cold, and too depressing.  So naturally, I am already thinking about Valentine’s Day.  My husband and I don’t really do much, but I love celebrating

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classroom christmas party: gingerbread style

I know Christmas has come and gone, but I really wanted to tell you all about our classroom Christmas party.  It was so fun and I am definitely doing it next year. I also have amazing parent volunteers, so I didn’t have to do a lot to get everything ready.

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merry & bright: a christmas mini unit!

Holy MOLY! Is it just me, or did November fly by? I didn’t even get to do all the fun activities I had planned for Thanksgiving. Do you think my students would mind doing a Readers Theater play about the Mayflower in December??? GEEZE! Time needs to S.L.O.W. down already!  It’s time

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Holiday Bingo Set

This Holiday Bingo Set is perfect for class parties or family gatherings! It has fun holiday clipart for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and winter. It comes with 30 different variations of the bingo boards and caller cards (and can accommodate up to 30 students). The bingo boards and caller cards come in color and B&W

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Cute Halloween Ideas for the Classroom!

It will be sad to take down all my cute Halloween decorations! Even though I love Thanksgiving and all its yummy-ness, it just isn’t as cute (maybe Pinterest will change that)!  Did you all make those adorable Glyph Monsters from Kindergarten Rocks? LOVE THEM! And my little pumpkin patch is

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tutorial: candy corn art

I am so excited for October, because Halloween might be one of my favorite holidays (besides my birthday)! Last year we made this darling candy corn art (thanks to my wonderful teacher friend) and it hung from our ceiling during October. My students had a lot of fun making these and they

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doubles addition: an easter themed unit

When I return from Spring Break, I want to focus on Doubles Addition with my students. Of course my students know how to do addition, but I want them to have their facts memorized by the end of the year. Teaching doubles addition will help my students recall other addition

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mini leprechaun hats

The day before St. Patrick’s day, we are going to make leprechaun hats. But not hats for us–hats for the actual, REAL leprechauns. To make the hats, we will decorate a Styrofoam cups with markers.   Then we will leave them on our desks for the leprechauns. While the kids are away from

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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!