Sunday, December 15, 2013


5 more days... that's right... 40 more hours.  Christmas break is on the horizon my friends!  {tying a knot and holding on}.  This week I am including a picture with my lesson plans. I think that my principal will get my humor.  I may even skip writing them this week and just send the picture :)  Our break this year isn't quite as long as in years past.. but I plan on relishing in EACH day.

This last week is SLAM packed FULL!  We are doing Christmas around the world all morning Tuesday, lots of assemblies, Christmas party on Thursday, and Polar Express day on Friday....  the kids are cah-razy and I think the teachers are even worse {me included}.  This is my favorite time of year though... and their excitement is quite contagious.  I love hearing tidbits of their convos about Santa, Elf on the Shelf, reindeer and I've actually heard several talks about Jesus.  Be still my heart!!!
So...  we've been immersed in all things polar and Christmas related.  The kids were fascinated by reindeer facts.  We researched online and got to watch a few video clips.  They were so excited to tell me yell out all the things they had learned!  We also listened to Olive, the Other Reindeer on Tumblebooks... and the kids sat mesmerized!  That book is so fun!

Out in the hallway we have our shape snowmen (you can get them for FREE in my TpT store HERE!).  I also made poster sized elves with my SMARTboard...  by tracing them from  Melonheadz!  {puffy heart her}.  In fact... she now has a Melonheadz Addict Club.  She announced it this morning... and I got up and it was right near the top of my list of things to accomplish today!  I even have an official badge now!  If you want to get in on that action... you can find out how to become an addict by clicking HERE to find out more!  Out on the sides of the picture are our Elf Applications.  I didn't make these and I'm not sure of the original author, but they are a FREEBIE I found on Google Docs.  We do them every year and they are super cute.  Grab them HERE!

My niece got married yesterday and we traveled 10 hours (5 there and 5 back)... so I haven't been able to get much TpT stuff done this weekend.  I do have a few projects that I have started... hoping to finish them up soon.  I will keep you posted when they are done.  If you don't follow my TpT shop yet... you can do that HERE so that you won't miss any freebies or new products!  I also share a bunch of freebies from around the web that I find on my FB page if you wanna check that out!

I hope that y'all had a great weekend... and that this last week before break will go by SUPER fast for all of us!  One last picture...  this one is of my small humans at the wedding yesterday.  The youngest {M2} was the ring bearer and was so stinkin' excited about wearing slacks and a jacket....  I know I'm partial obviously, but they were so handsome!  Talk to y'all soon!


  1. We had so much fun making your snowmen this week!! Thanks for sharing, you always come up with such cute crafts!!! :) Tying that knot with you girl, and holding on tight til Friday afternoon. I've been printing and laminating centers all day today for this week. Oh, and your reindeer is SOOOO cute!!

  2. AHH! I have been looking for that snowman pattern, it's so cute! Only 5 more days!
    Teach Train Triumph!