Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Math Centers and Supplemental Activities- Giveaway!

Holy Guacamole it is Christmas season!! Woohoo!! Every year I forget how quickly fall goes by... I feel like Halloween was just a few weeks ago?? Oh well, I am okay with Christmas being here because it is my favorite time of year :) Don't tell anyone, but I even listen to Christmas music in the middle of the summer because I love it THAT much!! I am about to head out Christmas shopping but before I do, I wanted to let ya'll know that I added one more thing to my TPT store for the Cyber Monday sale and will hopefully be adding the other one later on tonight. To go to the packet, click HERE or click on the pictures below:

The one I just added is my Christmas Math Centers and Supplemental Activities Packet. Since this packet is only math focused it is shorter than my others and will also be cheaper too- wahoo for you! I am still working on the Christmas Literacy Centers and Supplemental Activities Packet and will hopefully add that one later.. and then a combo pack of both of them together. 

As usual, I will give this packet to the first two people to comment below telling me your favorite thing about the Christmas season :) Don't forget to leave your e-mail!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Blog Hoppin' Linky for Cyber Monday

If ya'll haven't already linked up your tpt stores with Blog Hoppin'... head on over!! I am so excited to finally buy all those items I have been eyeing up :)


Here is their adorable button... so much cuter than the one from TPT right??

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Upcoming sale and a little more Hawaii

Are any of the rest of you as excited about this Cyber Monday sale as I am?? Time to buy all of those items on my wish list again! Who all is participating in the sale?? If you are, leave a comment below. I would love to stop by your store on Monday and have a little look!!

P.S. As promised, a few more pictures from our vacation so far...

My fiance is with us and had never been to the Arizona Memorial before so we took a trip over there. This was the view from the boat on the way back to the land memorial.

This is the beach from our resort in Ko' Olina.. I love this view!!
We went to Maui for a day for the Maui Invitational Tournament put on by my sister's school, Chaminade University. 

We went to a few of the basketball games.

Don't forget to leave a comment below if you are participating in the sale too!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

School Updates, Wedding Updates, and Life Updates!

Oh my goodness I forgot how busy this time of year is!! Busy at school AND outside of school! For the first time in what feels like forever I have the time to sit down and make a post! 

Well first I'll start with school... We made our Thanksgiving bulletin board that we make every year where we write some of the things we are thankful for on our turkey's feathers. We also draw pictures of some of these things because it is more fun to draw a picture than write the word sometimes :)

We are still adding our feathers as we go so hopefully our turkey will look a little more full soon! Notice that double border again?? I am all about that double border this year!!!

On Thursday we had our annual Thanksgiving Program where we have adorable songs, dance moves, crafts, and snacks to share with the parents. It went VERY well and almost all of the parents came!! They made their Native American costumes with parent volunteers who came in last week and the Pilgrim costumes we keep from year to year. The students who were Pilgrim costumes were the "lucky ones" because they got to be both-- Pilgrims at the Thanksgiving Program and they get to be Native Americans whenever they want since the costume is theirs to keep!

The Native Americans have vests and hats. The vests are made from white t-shirts from Wal-Mart that a parent volunteer dyed brown and then the students decorated them with Native American symbols. The hats are the same ones from our St. Kateri craft we made last month. The Pilgrims boys are wearing Pilgrim hats and a little white collar that is hard to see because they are all in the back :( The Pilgrim girls (there is one up front on the right!) have bonnets and frilly collars. 

I wish I had thought to upload the Native American symbols page that we used for decorating but I forgot and now I am out of town... I will do it when I get back if I remember!!

Now for wedding updates.. I have a dress!! Yay!! We are finally at the point where we have checked off 37 things from our checklist... but just when you think that sounds like a lot, we still have 145 to go!! One of the things I did recently was "pop the question" to my bridesmaids/maid of honor/matron of honor. I found a cute little poem online, tailored it to fit my fiance and I, and made a cute little craft from the Cricut. 

Then, I ordered these adorable cookies from Flour Pot. Inside each cookie box you can put a card that says "Will you be my bridesmaid?", or "Will you be my maid of honor?", etc. They have a pretty big variety you can choose from but I wanted dresses. I had them frosted in the color that my bridesmaids dresses will be with purple flowers (which is what their bouquets will have).

Lastly, when they said yes (thanks God they all did!), I gave them a little bottle of champagne to celebrate. Of course I was buying all 8 bottles at the grocery store at once and who do I run into at the store, with 8 bottles of champagne in my cart, a student's parent!! Oh, the embarrassment... 

And finally, a quick little life update..

For Thanksgiving we came out to visit my sister in Hawaii!! This picture was right after it stopped raining this morning. I will take more when it is sunny later!! I will upload more pictures throughout the week of the beautiful places we will go visit. 

Have a great weekend!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Currently November

I just love linking up with Farley for her Currently linky parties. I was so giddy filling this out thinking that last month as I was doing this- I wasn't even engaged yet :) Who knows how much farther into all this I will be next month!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

50th Day Giveaway and Sale!

For many of you the 50th day of school is coming up this week. Woohoo!! Can you believe how fast time is going by?? In order to celebrate, I will be giving away my 50th day packet to the first two followers who tell me TWO skills they would like to see in my next unit- a surprise unit!

For those of you who are not the first two commenters, don't fret! My 50th day packet will be 20% off the rest of this weekend. HERE it is!!

During this Thanksgiving season I feel it is appropriate for me to thank all of you for the support you have given me in this past year of blogging. Not only have I made a little extra cash to put towards my wedding and a future down payment on a house via TPT, but I have gained so much confidence and renewed energy in my teaching. I appreciate you all so much-- THANK YOU!!!

Now go enjoy your weekend ;)

Friday, November 2, 2012

What I Am Thankful For...

I saw this Linky Party on Storie's blog and knew right away that I had to do it. What a wonderful way to kick off the Thanksgiving season right?? Go on over to her blog and check it out!!