Fabulous Freebies for Teachers Winter Blog Hop

Winter Blog Hop

Hi there!  I am part of a group called Fabulous Freebies for Teachers.  We have a blog and a fb page where we post freebies from our stores.  We thought it would be fun to have our first ever blog hop!
So sit back and enjoy hopping through our blogs.  Maybe you'll meet someone new!

Does your family have special traditions they celebrate during the holidays?  When I was young my family always made a big deal on Christmas Eve.  We had a special dinner- usually my mom's delicious homemade clam chowder-and then we got to open some presents.  These were usually the gifts from my parents.  We had to wait until the morning for the gifts from Santa!
On Christmas morning it was magical.  My dad loved to make Christmas morning special.  He'd add little "props" to make it seem as though Santa had visited the night before.  There would be evidence left behind to prove he'd been there.  Of course, there would always be something under the tree that was exactly what I had asked Santa for!
Christmas with family will always hold a special place in my heart.

I have a couple Christmas and winter themed freebies in my store.  I just wrote a blog post about two of them on Thursday- you can see those here Christmas Freebies or visit the freebie section of my store- The Chocolate Teacher's Freebies to grab those.
Here is a winter freebie I created last year.  My class had great fun traveling around and writing the number in standard form.  I think you can see a theme in a lot of my freebies- I like to get the students moving.  haha.  Click on any picture to grab this freebie.

I love feedback- so I'd appreciate any feedback you have about my products that you download.  Thanks!

A new product  I'd like to offer today is a limited time freebie to our followers.    This product is not in my store yet.  This link will only be good until December 5th, so grab it while you can!  After that date it will be a paid item in my store.
My class loves to play games (ok- so do I!).  I try to find activities that are enjoyable for the kids, but also are reinforcing a skill we have learned or need practice with.  I created this long vowel CVCe I Have, Who Has product with my goals in mind (fun & practice)!

If you haven't played I Have, Who Has before, you're in for a treat!  This game requires the kiddos to pay attention to their card, listen to the words each student reads, and be able to decode their word.  Great practice!  The good thing about this game is that you can play it again & again.  Just mix up the cards and pass them out again.  Chances are that each child will get a different card & will practice reading a different word!
You can click the pictures above or click here to grab this game
Don't forget to grab it by December 5th!

 I am giving away a copy of my winter centers to one of our readers.  This engaging unit has 5 ELA Centers and 5 Math Centers.  These are great for independent practice and should take you through January and into February.  You can see what centers are included in the slide of the table of contents.  I'm also including a few pictures of what the unit looks like inside.

You can see it here in my store.  I'll pick a winner on Saturday December 5th.  Good luck!
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Well, thanks for visiting my page!   I hope however you celebrate this season, you get some time to do the things you love!

Click on the spot below to hop over and see what goodies Crystal has to offer!


Holiday Giveaway!

Just in time for the holidays giveaway!

Wow!!!! December is almost here- how did this happen?  I'm enjoying my little bit of calm before the 3 week storm that hits before our next break!

My bloggy BFF, Mrs. Humphries Class,  and I decided to have a little giveaway.  We've both been so blessed by the people we've met through our blogs and TpT, that we want to share some goodies.

We are giving away 2- $25 gift certificates to either Amazon or TpT-your choice!!!!

You can enter to win here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

While you're here, you might want to check out a few of my seasonal freebies:
This is my newest freebie.  My class loves to play games and we are working on place value.  This game is a win-win.  After you play once, mix up the cards and pass them out to play again.  The kids don't realize they're practicing :-) 
Click on either picture to see the freebie

Here's one I created last year- again, another "fun" activity that the kids love to do!

If you're in the market for some Christmas themed ELA centers- I just created a new unit to practice some skills.  This unit has 5 centers.  It'll be on sale for 20% during the giveaway.
The first center is an alphabetizing center.  There are 8 different cards and a recording sheet.

The 2nd center is a long and short vowel sort.  The word cards are sorted onto their matching long or short vowel tree page.  There is also a recording sheet included.

 The 3rd center is a sort between common and proper nouns. A recording sheet is included.  
 Next is a parts of speech sort.  Perfect for reviewing right before Christmas!

The last center is a verb ending sort.  This activity can be used as a sort and also as a matching memory type game.

I hope you're getting some rest & going to have some fun during this little break.  I love watching Hallmark Christmas movies, so I have been busy saving a bunch of them  on TiVo- I can see a binge movie watching session in my near future.
Happy Thanksgiving & Merry Christmas!

Head over to Mrs. Humphries Class to check out her blog!


Featured Teacher Tuesday


Thanks for checking out our Featured Teacher blogs! These are hosted by Heidi over at Droppin' Knowledge. She is also our featured teacher this week!

This week our Featured Teacher is Heidi Martin from Droppin' Knowledge!

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Heidi Martin is a 1st Grade Teacher & Whole Brain Teaching Staff Member!  She is also a mother of a 13 year old daughter (lord help her), a newlywed, and expecting a baby boy in January!

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Heidi has been a teacher for 4 years at a priority school in Racine, WI.  You can read all about her teaching journey HERE!  She was voted 2nd best teacher in her county last year & recently won 3rd Runner up in the Thred-Up – Raise a Hand for Teachers Campaign!  Heidi has a passion for helping under-privileged students & loves to watch her First Graders grow into leaders.  Through Whole Brain Teaching, Heidi teaches her students to become teachers & run a self-managing classroom.  Whole Brain Teachers like to call it “teacher heaven”!  You can read all about Heidi’s WBT Journey here!

If you want to learn more about Whole Brain Teaching, join Heidi for WBT Wednesdays on her blog and Blab.IM show! Just search WBT on Blab to find upcoming & past shows!

Besides running her blog, Heidi is also a TpT Author!  You can find her store at Droppin’ Knowledge with Heidi Martin. Some of her newest products include…

These packs are perfect for working on sentence structure while team-building at the same time!

To see how she uses these in her classroom (and see other versions available), CLICK HERE!

Her **BEST SELLER** is her Editable Newsletter Templates!

This comes in a PowerPoint format so all you have to do is add your own text!

Now, how about some FREEBIES?

For 2 days only (November 17th & 18th), you can get a copy of Heidi’s Add the Room activity ~ November Edition! & the Add the Room DECEMBER edition for FREE!

A favorite forever freebie are Heidi’s “Author Check” cards!
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Get more Freebies HERE!

Thank you for checking out this week’s Featured Teacher!  Have a Happy Thanksgiving and we will see you back on Tuesday, December 1st to meet Elisabeth from Literacy and Lattes!


Featured Teacher Tuesday

Featured Teacher Tuesday!

Guess who is the featured teacher today?  Me!  You can click any link below to read about me!

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Featured Teacher Tuesday

It's time for our featured teacher blog linky!  Thanks again to Heidi at Droppin' Knowledge for hosting this linky!

Our featured teacher this week is Misty Savario from Krazy About Teaching:  

Misty Savario is a 1st Grade teacher in South Louisiana (Cajun Country.)  She is a married mother of 2.  Emily who is 15 and Tyler who is 12.  
Misty has been teaching for 8 years and was honored to be chosen as the 2009-2010 Teacher of the year.  She is an ITEC and Lead tech showcase teacher.  She presents at tech conferences on a local and state level.  She was also a tech guest on the Global Edventures blab.  She is one of the hosts of The Teacher Blab Show on blab.im and on Teaching Tech on blab.im/iteachtvnetwork.  
Misty loves to teach others about her tech tips on Periscope.  Follow her on her twitter handle:  emtysmom
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Thank you for joining me for this Feature Teacher Tuesday!  Please check out Misty Savario and don’t forget to join us next week for a new Feature Teacher!

Check back next Tuesday- guess who's the featured teacher? Me!
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