Friday, November 23, 2012

Cyber Monday and Tuesday!

I am hoping you all had a wonderful, restful, peaceful, and thankful Thanksgiving.  Now it's time to get your shop on! I DO NOT go near any retail stores on Black Friday.  I'm an online shopper for sure.  So, I'm already stocking up my TpT wishlist in preparation for Cyber Monday.  Get your list ready, I'll offer 20% off of every item in my store on Cyber Monday and Tuesday.  Make sure you use the TpT discount code at checkout to get an additional discount.  Let the shopping begin!

Be sure to check out some of my holiday offerings.  

Plus, a soon to be listed Happy Holiday Busy Work's a sneak peek of a few of the activities:

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Turkey Disguises and Hurricane Sandy

First of all, I have to say thank you for your purchases last weekend, during my Hurricane Sandy fundraising sale.  I am donating all earnings from last weekend's sale to my state teacher's union, NYSUT (New York State Union for Teachers).  They have established a disaster relief fund for New York state victims of Sandy.  Earnings for the two day sale were $51.00.  I will combine those funds with my own personal donation and submit it to my union before Thanksgiving.  Again, thank you for your support!

If you haven't had a chance to lend your support to Hurricane Sandy's victims, there are a few different bloggers who are also raising funds.  A fellow New Yorker, Erica Bohrer, is raising funds for her area that was heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  I grumbled after being without power for a few days here upstate, and that is nothing compared to what her area is going through.  So, if you can, please stop by and support her fundraiser! 
Onto turkey disguises.  I cannot recall my exact source for this document, but I do know it was shared on  If you are the wonderful author of this super fun family project, please let me know so I can give credit where it is due.  I assign my first graders this task every November.  I am always amazed by their creativity.  I post the completed projects on my hallway bulletin board for everyone to enjoy.  I also post this poster: I am not a turkey! I print it as a poster size.  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Sale, A Turkey, and a Hurricane named Sandy...

Quite the title isn't it?! LOL 

A friendly reminder: Every item in my TpT store is 20% off for this weekend.  I am donating every dollar earned over the course of this sale to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  You can see more about this here: 

Also, be sure to check out my new Thanksgiving pack.  I included a few fun sight word activities and a few fun math activities.  Here's a few pics:

Skip counting by 2's activity

Recording sheet for skip counting by 5's

Top Turkey Tally (War card game)

Color by sight words Dolch-primer words

Color by sight words Dolch-primer words

Read and write the room literacy station cards

Read and write the room literacy station recording sheet

Sight word "Memory" game

Magnifying glass sight word search

Magnifying glass sight word search recording sheet

Magnifying glass sight word search recording sheet KEY

Friday, November 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

It's been quite a week here in the northeast.  I consider myself extremely lucky though when I see the devastation that Sandy wrought not too far south of me.  Here in the Mid Hudson Valley of New York, we muddled through a few days without power.  (Boy, you sure do realize how much you rely on electricity when you're without it for a few days...Blogger, how I missed you!)  We already used 2 of our "snow" days thanks to Sandy, which we may have to start calling something other than "snow" days around here.  Our district builds a total of 5 "snow" days into our calendar, so I'm really hoping for a super mild winter.  

I'm sure you're all aware of the total devastation brought on by Sandy.  But just in case, here's a clip courtesy of CNN.

My local teacher's union, PPSTA (Poughkeepsie Public School Teachers Association), along with my state teacher's union, NYSUT (New York State Union for Teachers), is pulling together to raise funds for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

In an effort to give all that I can, I am throwing a 2 day sale in my TpT store, every item is 20% off for two days, Saturday, November 3rd, and Sunday, November 4th.  I will be donating every dollar I earn over the course of the sale to the NYSUT Disaster Relief and Scholarship Fund.  Here's your chance to save yourself a little money, and at the same time, help those who are desperately in need.  If you're not interested in purchasing from my store but would still like to donate, you can do so here: