Saturday, February 2, 2013

Super Duper Sunday Sale (and a freebie)

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!  Mine has been good so far...except for the fact that it is FREEZING. 
I hope that little rodent was right this morning and that spring is on its way in a hurry.
Speaking of that little rodent...we read some fun stories yesterday about Groundhog's Day and learned a little bit about them, graphed our predictions, etc.  My favorite groundhog story is "Substitute Groundhog."
One of the writing activities we did went along with "Wake Up Groundhog."
I told them that they could write any ideas they had about how to wake up a groundhog AS LONG AS they didn't HURT him.  I've had some traumatic experiences with my sweet little darlings writing horrific things they would do to wake him up in the past.  NO HURTING!
My kiddos this year had some...interesting ideas. read that right.  Stick him outside "nacked." What in the world!
I would find a big "simbl" and hit it.  I would throw snow at him. Ruthless, I tell ya!
 This is great.  Step 1: Get kids  Step 2: Give kids sugar Step 3: Make kids yell
That'll wake him up for sure!
This one is hard to see but I had to show you.  This little guy is super serious...always doing the right thing.  He wrote "I would poke him with a "nif" (knife) "jitley" (gently). 
I said not to hurt the he added gently!  Violence = not funny....but this made me giggle.
We also finished up our pattern unit with some fruit loop necklaces!  I just used plastic ribbon (the kind you can curl and put on packages) and taped the end to their desk so the fruit loops wouldn't slide off into the floor. It worked GREAT!

The best part is, now I have half a box of fruit loops to finish up.  I never let myself buy sugary cereal like that but if it's leftover, I can't let it go to waste...right?!?!
So, Andy has to work tomorrow which stinks...because I don't think it's socially acceptable to make a ridiculous amount of junk food to watch the game if you're at home by yourself, even if you share a little bit with your dog...
Luckily, some friends are having a little get together so I think I'll head over there for the first half
(to watch commercials and eat).
Speaking of the SUPER bowl...Are you ready for the SUPER sale tomorrow??

Thank you Ashley Huges for the ahhh-dorable button.  If you haven't checked out her  It's fabulous (and in my cart waiting for the sale to start!)'s a little secret.  My sale has already begun (20% off PLUS an extra 10% from TPT) you can start shopping on Super Bowl Eve if you like. ;)  I'm also going to extend the sale to the 4th as well. (Ya know...just in case you're in a food coma tomorrow and can't get your fingers to click the right buttons. It happens.)
I added a few new products to my store recently...mostly math.  Click the pictures to find out more.

I had a bunch of requests to offer my geometry materials separately from my "Hello Winter" pack and I was more than happy to offer that as a brand new "Shape it Up" Mini-Pack!
It includes the super fun "At first it was a shape" activity (a personal fave!)
*Just please note: you should NOT purchase the "Shape it Up" pack if you have already purchased my "Hello Winter" pack.  I don't want anyone to be disappointed to find duplicate activities.  If you have the "Hello Winter" pack, you already have these geometry materials as well. :)*
Perfect for Valentine's Day...
(or anytime because I surely don't need a special occasion to enjoy a cupcake!)
I didn't forget! 
Is anyone else celebrating the 100th day this week?  Ours is Friday!  Last year one of my favorite projects of the whole year was our "100 year old portraits."  There are lots of ideas floating around pinterest.  We put our own little spin on them and are planning to do them again.  I'll post pictures when they're done!  The kids did an awesome job last year of describing themselves at 100.  The writings were downright hysterical.  I'm hoping for more of the same this year.  If you are doing any variation of this project and need writing it is!
The second page has empty space at the top so that you can tape the first page over top of it (and overlap) so that it looks nice hanging in the hall.
Click the pics to download.

 Happy teaching to you!


Kate said...

Oh my gosh! Those are too funny. I love the idea of having the students sequence how to wake the groundhog. I will have to remember that cute activity for next year! :) Just added your fact family packet to my cart. Just in time to snag it before the sale ends! :) I found you through the TpT Facebook page and I'm a new follower!

Second Grade Sparkle

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