Merry Christmas to YOU!

While I'm enjoying what is bound to be the last few hours of my *snow* day (we got ice instead of snow!), I wanted to quickly share with you a freebie that I will be using in my word work station!
Christmas Vowel I SPY!
My children LOVE I Spy!  This is a fun way for them to practice long and short vowels with a Christmas theme while having fun!  There are 5 different pictures with a recording page.  There are different words on each page, but each picture has 5 short and 5 long vowel words to find.  Click HERE or on any of the images below to download your set!
Have a great week!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Five for Friday {December 6}

Today I am linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for my Five for Friday!

I rarely get coffee in the afternoon because it wires me up and then I can't sleep, but it has been such a long week that I stopped on my way home for a Peppermint Patty mocha at the local drive thru!
 A group of local women from Adele's Legacy visited our school today.  Every child in our school received a handmade knitted hat, scarf, and sweater.  Then every staff member also had the opportunity to pick out a hat and scarf.  Here I am with Leah, one of our teachers.
our front door with the new "wreath"
 a couple of my kiddos practicing long vowels with my new Christmas Trees unit

 we got together tonight to celebrate my sister's birthday; here she is with her oldest, Tyler
I am so crazy proud of my sister for homeschooling with a very busy and young family.  These are PROUD smiles for Tyler after he read these two books to me tonight!  (Thank you, Annie Moffatt!)
Logan in Uncle Josh's shoes!
Just before I snapped this picture, Katie was walking on the end table to get into my mom's lap!  She wanted a spot with Logan, my mom, and my grandma!
  Josh and me with our youngest nephew, Micah

Happy Weekend!

Book Talk Thursday: Mrs. Claus

I am linking up with Andrea, my friend and colleague from Reading Toward the Stars! for her Book Talk Thursday.
We, like many of you, are working in some of our favorite Christmas stories in the next few days!  One of my new favorites is Mrs. Claus Takes a Vacation, by Linas Alsenas.
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In this story, Mrs. Claus is tired of all of the snow at the North Pole, along with the fact that Santa is the one who gets to leave each Christmas, so she packs up and takes off!  But will she be back in time for Christmas?

When we read this book tomorrow, we will complete this little writing activity to go with the story.  Click on the image below to grab the page to use in your classroom!

Check out the other books on Andrea's linky!
Happy Thursday ~ just one more day until the weekend! :)

I Went Shopping!

What WAS in my shopping cart?  I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' to show what I purchased!
 Show Us What You Bought
Graphics and fonts from Ashley Hughes, Cara Carroll, and Jen Jones

I was looking for more vowel clip art and found these from Teacher Laura!
Long Vowel AEIOU Clipart BUNDLE- Color & BW

Short Vowel CVC Clipart BUNDLE

Dancing Crayons Designs has this alphabet set with FUN colors!
Alphabet: Color FUN! Alphabet Clip Art

I LOVE Krista Wallden's images and stocked up!
Lemonade Stand {Creative Clips Digital Clipart}

Flower Frenzy {Creative Clips Digital Clipart}

Patriotic Kids {Creative Clips Digital Clipart}

Ocean Commotion {Creative Clips Digital Clipart}

Annie Moffatt has fabulous no prep packets!  This first grade Christmas one is amazing!
Christmas NO PREP Packet (1st Grade)

I also grabbed Annie's color by sight words using the first grade word list (and this is printed and ready to go tomorrow!)
Christmas Color by Sight Word Sentences (1st Grade)

We are working on long and short vowels (hence the additional vowel clip art above) and I LOVE this Christmas themed short vowel packet from Teach With Laughter!
Christmas Short Vowel Sorting Station

And math fun for my early finishers - Kathy Law's addition and subtraction puzzles!
Christmas Riddles -- Addition & Subtraction

This is just SOME of my purchases!  What great buys did you find?


December Currently

Is it possible?!  December?!?!  I am linking up with Farley for my December Currently at Oh' Boy 4th Grade!
I am so glad that Josh had the weekend off!  We had a lot of fun shopping and eating out (hey - we had 13 people at our house for Thanksgiving, so I didn't want to do any more cooking after that!) and just hanging around the house.
As much as I look forward to all of our fun Christmas projects and activities at school, I would love another day off!  I have so much to do before tomorrow morning!
We upgraded our phones to iPhones yesterday!  But I am having trouble getting all of my music synched from my iPad mini to the phone, so that is on the to-do list today.
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is the Christmas Eve service at church.  It is usually a candlelight service, along with communion.  It is a great way to refocus on the true meaning of Christmas and Jesus' birth.
Are you ready for the BIG sale tomorrow?
160 × 200  
EvErYtHiNg in my store is 20% off!  Be sure to use CYBER to get an extra 10% off, making your purchase 28% off!

Here's a couple new items in my store ...
great way to review long vowel sounds - colored version and a black and white version
printing right away to have for morning work and homework
20 printables ready for morning work or centers, all with a Christmas theme!
Happy Shopping!
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