In the Nick of Time

I know. I'm really behind. Let me remind you that I have only been out of school since December 23rd.

You read that right. December 23rd. Some *smarticle* (rhymes with particle) decided we needed to be in school until December 23rd!! Clearly, they have no children of their own. Nor have they been in a classroom in a gazillion years. Do you KNOW how NUTSO my precious angel-demons were? Completely and totally out of their minds. Anyhoo, I saw this linky party popping up here, there and everywhere. I want in on this fun! :)

Everybody's favorite funny girl Kristin @ Teeny Tiny Teacher and Hadar @ Miss Kindergarten are hosting. Or, they were. I'm guessing they still are.

11. Favorite movie you watched:
Loved it. Just loved it.

10. Favorite TV series:

Just discovered Big Bang Theory. Hilariousness.  

9. Favorite restaurant:

 We went here for our anniversary. 
I love Thai food. 

8. Favorite new thing you tried:

Testing the TpT waters. I have discovered that I really love creating and writing materials that I can use in my own classroom. It has been a fun source of extra income and I look forward to the days I give myself to just sit and write!

7. Favorite gift you got:

 Somewhere, angels are singing. 
Words cannot describe how much I love this machine. 

6. Favorite thing you pinned:

 Every word rings true. 

5. Favorite blog post:

Probably Clip Chart Goodness. Using this has made me a better teacher, and it makes my students strive to be better people on a daily basis.

4. Best accomplishment:

Getting this blog up and running. I love sharing ideas with all of you!

3. Favorite picture:

Birthday fun with My Sweet Boy.

2. Favorite memory:

 My teaching partner, Michelle, got married this year. 
It was beautiful. 
Such fun.

1. Goal for 2012: 

Get healthy. I don't want to worry about sizes and pounds. I just want to be healthy again. 

What a fun way to look back at the year! Don't forget to enter the ginormous giveaway I'm participating in!

Ringing in the New Year with a Ring of Bloggy Giveaways!

A BIG thank you to Mandy for putting this all together. I am so excited!! I'm also working on a couple of new units to post in my TpT store just for this event!

Twelve blogs have joined together for a MEGA New Year Giveaway!  The winners of the giveaway will be able to choose any item (winter themed or not) from any of the Teacher Pay Teachers stores listed below.  Nearly 100 items will be given away in this HUGE event!

Each blog will have 6 winners.
Each blog will select and post 6 winners for that blog.

Third Place: There will be THREE third prize winners that will be able to choose any (of the winner’s choice) ONE item total from any of the blogger’s Teacher Pay Teachers store listed below. 

   Second Place: There will be TWO second prize winners that will be able to choose any (of the winner's choice) TWO items (total)  from any of the blogger's Teachers Pay Teachers stores below. 

First Prize: ONE grand prize winner from EACH blog that will win any (of the winner's choice) ONE ITEM from EACH blogger's Teachers Pay Teachers stores listed below!

 Here are the participating blogs/ stores: 



How do you enter?  There are several possible ways to enter:

1.      Follow my blog and leave a comment on this blog post saying you follow  (or note that you are already a follower).

2.      Follow my Teacher Pay Teachers store and leave a comment on this blog post saying you follow.

3.      Blog about this contest  and leave a comment on this blog post.

4. Visit the other blogs and stores, and enter according to their instructions.

 However, there are still MORE ways to enter! You can also follow the blogs and stores of ALL the blogs participating in the list above to increase your chances of winning!  There are at least 24 chances to win even if you DON'T blog!!!! Remember to comment that you follow their blog and TpT store on their blog!

All winners will be chosen on January 6th, 2012 by 8:00pm Eastern time.
Good luck!  Maybe YOU will be one of the big winners!

Dictionary Unit Winners!

I don't know what I was thinking when I said I would have my unit done by Friday. Really? In middle of Christmas chaos? :)

Thank you for being patient - I do have 3 winners!

Thank you ladies! Please email me @ mrsspann@gmail.com if you are still interested in proofing this!

I hope everyone has had a fantastic Christmas-Hannukah-holiday season. I'll be back soon!

December Dictionary Dee-lights!

Hi Peeps! 

I've been hard at work on a Dictionary Skills Unit for the last couple of weeks. I'm almost finished and I need a couple of proofreaders! The unit covers:

  • ABC order
  • Using a dictionary page
  • Guide words

I'll do this like a "giveaway" because - well, it is! It will also make me sit down and finish the last two parts. :)

I'll pull three names out of a random number generator. All you have to do is:

A) follow my blog and tell me that you do!


B) become a follower and tell me you did!

Easy peasy, right?

I'll only leave it open until Friday at 9:00 pm. All I ask of the winners is that you help me find any grammatical errors or typos that my tired eyes may have missed. I'll also send the winners a free copy of the proofed and final packet.

Good Luck!

Christmas Writing Prompts

I'm going to be out Monday and I wanted my kids to have something fun to do for writing. This is one of the hardest things for me to plan for when I'm out. So, I created a few Christmas writing prompts. I'm also going to put these out for Work on Writing for the rest of the month.

I hope it's something you can use!

Christmas Writing Prompts

*Scribd is acting crazy this morning, so I'll upload them there later. In the meantime, you can use the link above to get them from Google Docs.