Saturday, November 30, 2013

Free, 28%, or 40%...You choose! It's Cyber Sale Time Baby!

TPT is throwing a HUGE "Cyber Monday PLUS Bonus Tuesday" SALE this  Monday and Tuesday - December 2nd and 3rd!

We are offering 20% off ALL of our products in our store...and we mean ALL of them...even bundles that are already marked at a 20+% savings off the individual packs!

Enter code CYBER at checkout and you'll save another 10% off the sale prices courtesy of TPT!

That's a TOTAL of 28% off ALL products and you end up saving about 40%+ on our bundles!  

Here are some items that may be perfect for the holidays, every day, and seasonal fun...

SAVE A TON!!! (40+%)


SAVE A LOT! (28%) 



Here's hoping you have a blessed 
Christmas season!  

Thanks to Krista Wallden for the adorable Cyber Sale Button!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Living in America! Hint, Hint- Leave a Comment!

I know it's about time we finished this unit!! We are not really good workers unless there is a time crunch for us! Well, maybe just a time crunch for me since Cristy started teaching this unit two weeks ago and has been patiently waiting for the finished product!!

Anyway if you need a cute Common Core aligned unit with lots of resources for Living in America check out our newest addition to our tpt store. In this unit we included graphic organizers, lift the flap books, informational writing papers, emergent non-fiction readers, a game, puzzles pieces, vocabulary cards and 3 flip books as culminating projects. Content in this unit covers American Symbols, Monuments, and Leaders!

Let us know what you think! Don't forget to leave us your email address. We will randomly pick one lucky winner and send you this pack!!

Have an awesome week!!

Sunday, November 24, 2013


We are so thankful that we made it through our last week!! It was crazy! The stomach bug that circulated our school was KILLER! Just ask Cristy!

Cristy caught it the morning of her Harvest Feast!! Yep, the one where she had 40 parents coming to her classroom! NO worries!! Her faithful/fabulous assistant ran the show like a champ! The kiddos still cut veggies, mixed the stew, made piki bread and homemade butter!! It was awesome! We tried to help, but Mappin had everything under control!

The only thing I was able to help with was to put pictures that Mappin took into a photo story so parents could see all of the preparation that went into the special feast!!

However, I am pretty sure that is what led to my demise!! I used Cristy's computer! AAAHHHHHHHH!!! Yes, I used it the very day she woke up tossing all her cookies!!! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Yuck!!

I have always heard that the worst germs are on phones and computers!! Well, I was fine Tuesday, but all day Wednesday, my tummy felt a little SQUEEZY! You know like Junie B. felt in Stinky Smelly Bus.  No time for sickness!! My Harvest Feast was Thursday!! I was terrified!! I gave myself a couple hours to be sick before I willed myself to PRESS ON!

So, I made it through my Feast! Yay!! And, even made it to the Thursday, 8:30pm showing of Hunger Games!! Loved it, but hated how it left me hanging, even though I knew it would!!!!

So what is the take away from this post???? Well, I think it should be, don't use any one's computer if they are out sick or wipe down your computer often to avoid scary germs!

Also about Junie B.!! We were so sad to hear about Barbara Parks!! We do love us some Junie B. Jones!

More about being THANKFUL...
We are so thankful for...
A great school
Fabulous assistants who are great friends and awesome with the kiddos (they read our minds)
Awesome kiddos and their families
Supportive administration
Plenty of resources
A blog where we share our Tales from K
Blog followers who support and understand what happens everyday in the classroom
And each other!!!
We make each other be the best that we can possibly be and it's AWESOME!!

Thanks friends!! Have a great week!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Turkey Trivets...SO Stinkin' Cute!

So it's been crazy around here.  Been planning my parents 50th wedding anniversary party, oldest kiddo just finished football season (Superbowl Champs!  Woot-Woot!), and the general madness of school, sick kiddos, holidays...

We are trying to get back on the BLOGGING BANDWAGON!!!

So this week is our Harvest Soup Celebration.  We love to have the kiddos make something to give to their parents as a treasure to remember the event.  You still have 4 days (or more) to make these super cuties yourself.  They are easy peasy!

Materials Needed:
6 x 6 tiles (We use 45 cent off-white tiles from Lowe's)
Acrylic Paints (yellow, green, orange, red, and brown)
Sharpies Markers
Clear Acrylic Spray

Paint the kiddos hand (brown palm and different colors on fingers).  Let it dry.
  Then have them use Sharpie Markers to add the eye, beak, waddle, and legs.
Then use a black Sharpie to sign their name and date it.
After it's all dry, give the tiles a light coat of the Acrylic Spray to seal it all in.

That's it!  So easy, and so stinkin' cute!

Parents can stand this on a picture easel, use them as a real trivet, or tuck away for safe keeping.

Happy Turkey Day!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Happy Veteran's Day!

Hi Friends! Hope you had an awesome weekend!

It was Brooks' 3rd birthday yesterday and OH BOY was it a WEEKEND all about him!!

So is everyone gearing up for Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, then Winter Holidays?? Wow the year is moving way too quickly for us!

We just finished our amazing work with rocks. It was super fun. 
We are about to begin our unit on Living in America. What a perfect time, since Veteran's Day is tomorrow.

WE would like to thank all of our VETERANS for serving our country and protecting our freedom!

If you need an Awesome Veteran's Day card to make with your Kindergarten Babies, check out this cute card that we altered a little from one of our kindergarten friends at a nearby school. She made them with her class! Then gave them to the neighboring middle school to hand out to Veterans at their Veteran's Day program.  Super cute hand print flag with the saying. Then your kiddos could write a personal message to a veteran inside.

Stop back by soon for our Living in America Unit. It should be finished really soon!!!