Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gingerbread Men Are Coming To Town! FLIPCHART FREEBIE!

Gingerbread Men will be filling my classroom and lessons starting next week. I love this unit! To get things started I created this Gingerbread Man Attendance Flipchart for my students. We use the slate and ActivInspire since we don't have a promethean board, but I hope you guys can use this too.  Click on the Gingerbread Man to download your free flipchart~ (If you do not have ActivInspire software -or similar-this file will download but will not have a preview available.)


Monday, November 28, 2011


I've received the SUNSHINE AWARD!

Here are the rules for accepting this award:

1. Thank the person who gave this award and write a post about it.
2. Answer the following questions below.
3. And pass the award to 10~12 fabulous bloggers, link their blogs and let them know you awarded them.

1. Thanks so much to Dee of Over The MoonBow Blog  for awarding me the Sunshine Award! It really means a lot:)

2. My answers to the questions:

Favorite color?  BLUE

Favorite animal? Dog

Favorite number? 14

Favorite drink? iced Chai Tea

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook

Your passion? my kids

Giving or getting presents? Most definitely giving presents!

Favorite day? First day of SPRING!

3. These are some of the blogs who have provided me with hours of browsing for ideas and a gold mine of resources.

1.  Donna at Kinderglynn

2.  Amy at Whooo Loves Kindergarten?

3.  Julie at Ms. Lee's Kindergarten

4.  DeeDee at Mrs.Wills Kindergarten

5.  Fran at Kindergarten Crayons

6.  Crystal at  Kreative in Kinder

7Kathleen at  Growing Kinders

8Joni at Laughing and Learning with Kinderkids

9.  Maggie at Maggie's Kinder Corner Blog

10.  Katy at Kindergarten Katy

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoyed your time with families. With all the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I thought I'd start my sale early to give you all chance to save big and browse leisurely through my TPT store. I've marked everything down 20% from now until Monday!
Happy Holidays!

                          20% TPT SALE!!!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


TPT and I are throwing a big sale on Cyber Monday (11/28) and we'd love for you to enjoy the 1000's of products that will be on sale.  Save time and money on classroom items for the upcoming holidays and more! Click HERE or on the SALE icon to get started. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Turkey Fun! Measurement Unit

Next week we will be reading A Turkey for Thanksgiving, and decorating a turkey with a sign that says "Eat More.....". We'll also be having our Corn Feast and creating turkey headbands to wear at the feast. I'll be reading "Turkey Trouble" and students will identify the problem and solution. So with all that turkey fun planned, all I was missing was some  Turkey Fun Math.  Since we're working on measuring using non-standard units-I created this new file. Click on the Turkey to download for FREE!  It's a great addition to my Gobbling Good Thanksgiving Literacy Unit too!

I hope you guys can use and enjoy it with your students too!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Gobble Up Some Goodies Giveaway!

It's  a Gobble, Up Some Goodies GIVEAWAY! One of my favorite things about blogging is meeting and interacting with amazing teachers from across the United States. I have teamed up with a few of my blogger buddies to host a bountiful giveaway just in time for Thanksgiving.  We are all thankful for you and the support that you have given us on our blogs, pinterest, TPT, facebook, etc.
It’s quite simple to enter. All you have to do is follow each person’s blog and TPT store. Write a comment for each person you follow and a comment once you follow everyone’s TPT store.… That’s 9 chances to win. ( 8 chances for each blog + 1 for following every TPT store)
Write a comment for each blog and TPT store you follow and get a BONUS entry if you blog about this giveaway on your blog or facebook page!
Giveaway ends Tuesday, November 15h, 2011 at 8 p.m. eastern time. The winners will be announced on Tuesday Evening!!
Click on each picture to take you to each blog! WHEN YOU GET TO THE LAST STOP...LEAVE ALL OF YOUR COMMENTS. THE “WINNER” will be chosen from Mrs. Freshwater’s Class.
  • Click on each picture, go to the blog and start following.
  • Click on each TPT page and begin following.
  • Return HERE and leave comments for each blog and one stating you follow everyone’s TPT.
  • If you blog about this giveaway or post on FB. Leave link in a comment for a extra BONUS
fabulous first
over themoonbow
doodle bug
lisa kinderland
Additional Point:
Follow all 8 TPT Stores and leave a comment:

THE “WINNER” will be chosen from Mrs. Freshwater’s Class.
Don’t forget to leave your comments!!!!
Gobble Gobble Gobble
(That’s Good Luck in Turkey)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Gobbling Good Thanksgiving Literacy Centers

I've been home for two days enjoying my Fall Break, which totally got me into the Thanksgiving holiday mode. So I created a few of my students favorites. My students LOVE Write The Room. This is our Friday literacy center each week. You can see my Thanksgiving Write and Stamp the Room and my Gobbling Good Thanksgiving CVC center here.

Hope you and your students enjoy these activities as much as we do!
Happy Fall~!