Happy Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Hope your day is going great!  Pretty quiet around here right now (it's nap time for a certain 7 month old), but I'm looking forward to some Halloween fun later tonight!

My family celebrated Halloween a little early this year because my parents left for vacation to Mexico (insert jealous sigh here).  But we all got together on Tuesday for some subs and picture taking:


{Clara's not really sure what is going on -haha}

Speaking of Elsa costumes, did you have about 6,000 in your school today :)

Here's a little Halloween challenge for you - it will help counter-act all the candy you'll be eating:

{What can I say? I teach fitness classes :) }


Here are some other Friday Faves:


This great use for a connect four game:  "Make Ten"



This fun whole-class word work game: 



24 reasons that teachers are SUPERHEROES!


And of course - we all couldn't be happier that Halloween is on a Friday.  Hopefully the sugar rush will wear off by Monday :)

Have a WONDERFUL, candy-filled day :)

Also - don't forget to get it on the last day of the SPOOKTACULAR sale at my TpT store :)


Spooktacular SALE!

Dun, dun, dun.....  Tomorrow's the big day!  Are you scared?  Don't be!

Don't forget to snag this free resource for any last minute planning!

To help ease any pain that tomorrow may bring (over-sugared children, costumes that distract, wiggly kiddies...the list goes on...)  I'm throwing a fun SPOOKTACULAR sale!

Get 20% off any item in my TpT store today and tomorrow only!

Have a wonderful day!


Native American Unit Goes Live - Plus Blog Make-Over Sneak Peak

Hi friends!

How's your day going?  Not too bad over here.

So, projects take me a little longer to finish these days.  I find that I often get interrupted by a certain 7 month old little lady (who I happen to adore...).

But - I'm pretty stoked to have finally (FINALLY!!!) finished my Native American unit.  It actually didn't take me as long as most of my units - but it took longer than it should have.

I wanted to share with you a look-sy at the final product in case you are teaching Native Americans any time soon.  I've had many, MANY requests for this unit!


For all the details, check it out on TpT!



Another HUGE under-taking that I've started recently and a new design for the blog.  When I started this blog a little of 2 years ago, I wasn't sure where it would take me.  I had also just started to create curriculum for TpT and TN - so everything was a bit of an experiment and a "figure-it-out-as-I-go" kinda thing.  And although I still am constantly learning, improving, and looking for inspiration...etc... I felt it was time to bring my blog up to speed with some of the design skills I have learned a long the way.

Here's a preview of the beginning "sketches" have started.  It's not complete yet and I still feel like the header is missing something (any suggestions?) - but it's a start:


Possible Header:




Possible Side-Bar:


I would love to hear your thoughts.  Do you have any suggestions or something you'd like to see on the blog?  Ways it could be more "user-friendly" or easier to navigate?


Stay tuned for more to come!


Halloween in a SNAP!

Happy Tuesday to you!

I hope yours is going a lot smoother than mine - Clara is refusing to nap today which means mamma gets nothing done.  GRRRRR..  Some days....

Anyways - 

Are lacking energy as well?  Not feeling like going crazy for your Halloween planning this year?  Or just haven't found the time to look for fun activities?  Well, I've done the research for you, found some great resources from around the web, and included a few of my own as well.

So wave your little magic wand and poof!!!"Halloween in a SNAP!"



It's the perfect mix of games, read alouds, writing...etc...to keep your kids focused.  

Head on over to my Teachers Pay Teachers store to grab your FREEBIE ready-to-go-lesson plans!

Do you have anything fun planned for Friday?  Planning on dressing up?


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