Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Valentine's Quickie! {FREEBIE}

I am going to keep it short and sweet because I still have goodies to finish preparing for tomorrow. Below is a fun little craftivity for Valentine's Day. My V-day tradition is to have a red breakfast. From cranberry scones to and anything & everything with red sprinkles,  it is always a hit! After the breakfast we do rotations. I try to include games, writing activities, and a craft. Because time is limited, the craft needs to be quick. I did this little craftivity last year and it was awesome. I created the pattern so that the kids need to simply cut it out, do a little writing, add some googly eyes, a giant fuzzy pipe cleaner, color, and then glue it all together. It can easily be completed in15 minutes! The file I am giving you includes the templates for both Splat and Kitten, in addition to several writing paper options. This year I have several students with O.T. issues and I always modify their paper, so I figured I would pass the love on to you!

Just click on the picture below for your freebie!



Have a wonderful Valentine's Day,
~Shelly




Monday, February 11, 2013

Breaking News

Last week my amazing principal asked me if I would consider changing grade levels. Now anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE second grade. There are so many amazing things that they can do and I really enjoy the writing instruction at this pivotal age. So, I was a bit hesitant when she asked, but I figured that I would hear her out and then say no. When I asked her which grade she was talking about I expected her to say 5th or 6th grade, simply because those are two grades that would be less than excited to teach. I was shocked when what she told me which grade level it was, but thrilled at the same time. Then she told me how wonderful I was, knowing that this too would win me over. So, after a heart to heart with my hubby, I happily accepted the new grade level!

Without further delay, next year I will be teaching

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I am simply tickled pink about teaching kinder next year! I always know when something is right because I get God-bumps. When I was asked to move to kindergarten I was covered in them from the tip of my head to the end of my toes. I truly believe that it is God's way of directing my path. Plus there is a treehouse in my new room! Hello, who could possibly resist that. I also know that it is going to be quite an adjustment and a lot of work on the front end. For those of you who saw my classroom pics from this years makeover, you know how much time and energy I put into it. This summer I will have to move my ENTIRE room (and there is soooooooooooo much to move) and update the new room which is three times the size of my current room! In addition, there is lesson planning, prep, and reviewing the I.B. units. Nonetheless, I can't wait! Any kinder teachers out there have some sage advice?

On a side note, I will continue to post 2nd grade freebies for quite awhile. I still have much to share!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Goldilocks Glitter : My First Graphics Set on TpT! {GIVEAWAY}

Whew! This was a great Super Bowl Sunday. Not only did I get to shop all of the amazing teacher sales at TpT, but I also completed my first (of many I hope) clip art set for TpT. Goldilocks Glitter includes high resolution full color and line art graphics of Goldilocks, Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Baby Bear, and even Goldenlocks (boy version). As a bonus, I also added Goldilocks and Goldenlocks with   chicken pox to go with Erin Dealey's classic picture book, Goldilocks has the Chicken Pox. I can't wait to see what everyone creates with these little cuties!

To celebrate, I would love to give the complete set to one lucky follower! Enter via the Rafflecopter below. The winner will be announced one week from today.  *If you would like a freebie from this set, check out my post from yesterday*

*GIVEAWAY OVER*


In Honor of WRAD: Goldilocks Graphics {FREEBIE}

If you read my post the other day, you know that Erin Dealey, the author of Goldilocks has Chicken Pox, will be reading to my class for World Read Aloud Day, on March 6th. In honor of this, I got to work and created some Goldilocks graphics to use for exciting activities that I have planned. Because Ms. Dealey was so generous with me, I would like to share the love and give you a little graphic freebie! This graphic is part of a new graphic set that I will be posting on TpT later this week. So be on the lookout. Also, subscribe to my blog so that you can be informed when new freebies are posted! Please read TOUs before downloading.

***TOU*** This graphic can be used for personal or limited commercial use (for small, home based businesses only- TpT O.K.). You cannot sell the graphic alone or in a graphics set. If you use this graphic for commercial purposes (freebies included) you must contain it in a locked PDF, give credit to The Land of Glitter, and link back to my blog.To save the image, just click on the image below to download this cutie from TpT!




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