Print and Go! Christmas

Hi there and happy holidays!!!  I hope you are feeling "fat and happy" after a great Thanksgiving  celebration with your family and friends.  My Thanksgiving was absolutely perfect.  The meal was  wonderful and everything tasted soooo good.  My heart was happy to be with my family and to see my sweet niece who returned from the University of Utah for the holiday.  Yippee!

I try to stay away from shameless self promotion on my blog, but alas, this post is just that.  You can also grab a cool FREEBIE at the end.  I have made these sheets for my sweet students to practice some of the knew knowledge from our classroom.  We are working a lot on CVC words, addition, teen numbers, and sight words.  This new Print and Go! packet has sheets for all those skills and more.  I hope it helps you during this busy season. 

I also hope the kiddos in your class LOVE them too!  I absolutely adore my class this year.  They are such cuties.  Lucky me!  I was so grateful when parents told me many of my students love to color and feel excited and motivated to do homework this year (that's what I use these Print and Go! sheets for in my classroom).  I always hope my sheets are fun for young kids.

 I was so glad that I had some time on the day before Thanksgiving to finish them.  I love some of the cute graphics.  I tried to make the sheets represent the secular aspects of Christmas so that they can be used in anyone's classroom.

 You can get Print and Go! Christmas for your class right here: (just click on the cover image below)

And you can go get your freebie on TpT here: (just click on either image below)

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Happy holidays!
Happy teaching!

Crazy about Owls!

I have been a little cray about owls lately.  I don't do a full unit on them, but my class have had a few little owl projects lately.  I wanted to do something different for our November calendars this year.  I am sooooooo tired of turkeys!  I have been seeing so many fun owl images lately, that I wanted to do owls.  I think the kiddos did a super job!

I used my handy dandy Cricut machine to cut the body templates.  I also made circles of various sizes, flower, and star shapes to create the eyes.  The kids used oil pastels to draw the branches and moons.  They also embellished the owls with buttons and feathers.  Aren't they cute?

 If you are a scrapbook maker, you probably already know about Cricut machines or may even have one.  I was given one as a gift many years ago by a very generous parent.  I LOVE it and use it multiple times every year. It is a computerized die cut machine with multiple settings and options. You need cartridges that are programed with different shapes.  There are lots available.  The most useful cartridge is included with the machine.  It makes getting creative with both art projects and making center activities and games so much more doable.

I just have to show you one more cutie patootie owl calendar...

If you would like the Calendars for Number Writing product, you can get it at my TpT shop (just click on the image below):

It has calendars with three variations for differentiation, for every month of the year.   It helps my sweeties practice number writing regularly and gives them an opportunity to see the patterns in number order.  Families enjoy the art work.  It makes a great reference at home for counting, count downs, patterns, and other learning.

I also made a fun little owl product to help my kids practice number bond concepts using dominoes.  I had my sweet students do this on the morning of Halloween.  It was still learning, but I have a group who enjoy coloring, so it was fun to make some colorful fall owls.  They did a great job!

Did I already say they did a great job?

You can get this at my Teachers Pay Teachers shop too!  These color, cut, sort activities can come in very handy throughout the school year.    There are lots of versions included so it is easy to differentiate.  They are great for when you have a sub, or anytime you want some fun practice.  They are perfect for interactive notebooks or math journals too!  You can click on the image below to go get it!

Are you as crazy about owls as I am?  Hope these ideas and resources help you have fun in your classroom while saving your ink and most importantly your time!
Happy Teaching!