Sunday, December 30, 2012

You might be a bad blogger if...

You might be a bad blogger if...
you almost go a WHOLE month without posting! Especially when that month is December and you actually had some fun stuff to post about!

Our Merry "Cat"mas Week with Pete and Splat! We has lots of fun with this!





or this:

You might also be a bad blogger if...

you don't actually log on to your blogger account for weeks... yah, that's bad! I have just been so super busy with my kiddos (I mean my actual, biological kids!)

We went to ICE... without the hubs (who had to work!) That was a single-mom experience I NEVER want to have again! If you're a single mom, you know what I'm talking about!!!


Jaydon started back to basketball this month! I don't how it happens, his team seems to get the 8 a.m. games every Saturday!! grrr... I do love watching the games though!

He's the blond in the middle! 
He's got the ball!

Also, taking care of these cuties... Look at them before we went to see Santa! (Yes, that was one of those Saturdays where I shamelessly took my kids to work for a few hours before Santa!)

You might be a bad blogger if... 

if you didn't tell your friends about New Years sales! 

Woo.... glad I am missing this one... because I am telling you now! 

Check my newest January Math Tubs: 

and the beginning of Unit 4 Treasures:

I am hoping to actually do some work this week and get the rest of Unit 4 posted! 

Hope y'all have had a wonderful break! I am glad I get one more week with my babies :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

make your own picture book- for free!

Remember a couple months ago... when my sister had her sweet baby girl? Well, my camera just happen to be the one in the delivery room that night... and.....

I just now uploaded the pics! Bad sister... I know. So, I was thinking about making it up to her by making a photo book for her with all the pictures! Every year I make photo calendars for my parents and our family with pics of my kids online from Shutterfly, and on that site you can make photo books too.

You might have some special pictures that deserve a book too... or maybe a special friend that would love that kind of gift....

 2 lucky readers can make their own books. Just enter this giveaway... ends Sunday!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Are you working on geometry? How about making a Geome-Tree?! We made one this week... LOVE IT!!

This was the example one... of course, we added some glitter tinsel to ours :) Then, we did some graphing. My kids had so much fun and we got to practice identifying solid shapes (which we just happen to be working on right now!)

The best part about this tree is it fits the season and is especially friendly to classrooms that aren't allowed to celebrate the holiday season (which is a serious bummer!)
You can create this in your classroom too... Just download the freebie here:

Just click the picture to get to my TPT store. 

In other holiday news, we decorated our HUGE window today! I try to hang something up in the window every month so our window can be recognized from the street... September was apples, October was candy corn, November was cloud people (for our science unit), now December is ornaments:

I used green window chalk to make a big tree on our window and we added these little ornaments we made! They are made from black construction paper circles, wax paper and tissue paper. We made it just like we made our candy corn in October, I actually found this craft from The Teacher Wife

Here is what you need to do:
1. Cut these circles from black construction paper (each student needs 2). 
2. Trace circles on wax paper. 
3. Cut tissue paper into small squares. 
4. Glue pieces of tissue paper on the wax paper on the front and back of the wax paper. 
5. Glue the wax paper in between the 2 pieces of construction paper. 
6. Put the ornament under a towel and iron for about 30 seconds. 
7. Hang your ornament. 

I love this craft and it looks awesome on windows! Our big window is actually behind the futon in our Book Nook (that banner says: I "mustache" who loves (with a heart) reading?). 

Anyway, that's all I have for tonight. We will be doing some gingerbread questioning and graphing over the next couple of days! 

tata for now :)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Currently

Farley has got us all linking up again... and I love it!

I always love this linky! 

I need some creative ideas for my sweet copy ladies at school. They are amazing! They copy and laminate everything! I wish I could spend some major $$ on them but you know what kind of salary I am living on over here... plus my kiddos are about to make Santa broke! 

Anyway, link up with Farley :) and keep your eye out this week for a fun freebie! I want to test it on my kiddos before I post! Have a good rest of the weekend!