Friday, December 30, 2011

200 Follower Giveaway + Freebie!

I made it!  200+ followers in my first month of blogging!!!  In honor of this *honor* I'm hosting a giveaway... you could win a $25 gift card to the store of your choice:
{Teachers Pay Teachers or Target}

Head on over to my blog for FIVE different ways to enter!  Yup, five different ways to enter to win $25 :)

And why not grab a freebie while you're there?
{President's Day Word Search}

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful 2011... and is getting ready to turn the page into 2012!

I've just shared some of my likes of 2011, accomplishments, and goals for 2012 over at my blog. I hope you'll pop over to see how my year was and share about yours too!


HUGE Giveaway! 72 Winners!

Ringing in the New Year with a Ring of Bloggy Giveaways

Are you looking for new ideas to revitalize you and your students for your return to the classroom? Look no further- inspiration is straight ahead!  The New Year has arrived and to celebrate its arrival we are celebrating with a HUGE giveaway from a Ring of Elementary blogs!

Twelve blogs (including mine) have joined together for a MEGA New Year Giveaway!  The winners of the giveaway will be able to choose any item (winter themed or not) from any of the Teacher Pay Teachers stores participating.  Nearly 100 items will be given away in this HUGE event!
To enter, head on over to my blog Down Under Teacher

Better Late Than Never

Hope you all had a very merry Christmas with your families and friends and are enjoying your well-deserved break! I recently posted some pics of some of the activities we did in December. Come take a look!

Ms. Alley's Class

Thursday, December 29, 2011

50 Follower Giveaway!!

Getting new followers is so much fun!  Hop on over to Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching for a happy giveaway to

To all of my bloggy friends, thanks so much for your support!

Crafts for President's Day! George & Abe

I've been working on some President's Day crafts during my time off {love} and here's what I came up with!

George Washington:
And Abraham Lincoln:
Stop by my blog to see the "surprise" under Abe's hat, and to find out how to make your own little Presidents!!

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Rockin' Teacher Materials: New Year Creative Writing - FREEBIE!

Rockin' Teacher Materials: New Year Creative Writing - FREEBIE!: How about some free creative writing paper to use with your kiddos next week?! Let them come up with some New Year's resolutions for 2012!

Click the pic to get yours now!

Happy New Year!

Top Three Blog Posts

Come check out my top three blog posts for the year!  Then check out Fern Smith's blog for her linky party to see lots more top three posts!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2012 Math Freebie

Come visit my blog PRECIOUS PERKS to download your free copy of this 2012 math freebie!!!!

Rockin' Teacher Materials: New Math Mysteries for January!

Rockin' Teacher Materials: New Math Mysteries for January!: Get your kids working on common core standards without even knowing it! Check out the newest versions of my math mysteries for 2nd and 3rd grade! (I teach 3rd grade high math)
Happy New Year!

Come on over to Rockin' Teacher Materials to get more info, or click the pics to get yours now!


New Year's FREEBIE!

Hi Everyone,

Stop by Second Grade Shenanigans to pick up a New Year's Resolution FREEBIE just for you!

And don't forget to enter my ends tomorrow! ;)

Then after you do that...REST...RELAX...AND ENJOY the rest of our much needed break! ;)

400 follower giveaway

I've hit 400 followers! I'm so excited about reaching this milestone that I am having a great giveaway. As a big fan of TPT, I thought I would give away a $25 gift certificate. If you are like me, you have a growing wishlist so this is the perfect opportunity to start the new year off with new items for your classroom.

Head over to my blog to enter this giveaway!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Just Pinned: Crafts & More Crafts!

I hope everyone had a very merry holiday!!  I know I did.. it was my first Christmas with my new hubs, in our new home :)  We spent the last few days holiday-party-hopping between families, as we have every year since we started dating.  It was tons of fun!!

In what little downtime I've had over the last few days, I've been pinning like crazy... pinning from my Macbook, pinning from my iPhone, pinning from my iPad 2.... I wish, ha!

I found tons of cute ideas for Valentine's Day, like:  
and Earth Day:
Follow the link to my site for a couple other Pinteresting crafts:

A Cupcake for the Teacher
And follow me on Pinterest for the tons of other pinned goodies... school related, and not:
Follow Me on Pinterest

Mystery Giveaway and a freebie!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

I have a money scoot freebie (today only) on my blog and my mystery giveaway ends today!

Hop on over and enter!  

Friday, December 23, 2011

Game Day

Do you ever have a game day?  My students had a game day today.  Come on over to Elementary Matters to see what we did!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mystery Giveaway!

Head on over to Live Laugh and Love to Learn to enter to win a mystery prize!! :)

Thank You Cards

What does a teacher do the day after the Holiday Party?  We write Thank You Cards!  Hop on over to Elementary Matters to see how we do Thank You Cards!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dangling a Carrot When Your Brain is Fried

Somehow we have to survive until Friday afternoon before we get to celebrate our vacation.  Drop into Elementary Matters to see how I'm handling myself and my kids with our fried brains!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Tree Math

And this one, is an oldy, but goodie of mine. And it can be adapted to any way, shape, or form.
Come on over to The Teachers' Cauldron to see how I use these!

Hi all! I have been stuck in the house all day because the tree cutters are here. I had no idea it was an all day project! I had much to be doing other than sitting at home.

So in order to cure my boredom, I got busy with some math stations (among many other things).
I am working on a theme unit of penguins for our return in January. My kiddos have been working on comparing numbers, greater/less than, rounding to the nearest ten, and skip counting.


Hi Gang,

As a thank you to so many of you for all of your support throughout this year, I am hosting a BLOWOUT HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY over at Second Grade Shenanigans. Click on the picture below to check it out!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Live Laugh and Love to Learn in Second Grade

I'm thrilled to be a contributor here on Me and My Gang!!! :)  Hop on over to Live Laugh and Love to Learn to learn more about me and pick up some freebies.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Hii everyone!!

Hi there!!  I'm from A Cupcake for the Teacher and I am THRILLED to be a new author on this site!!! :)  I was so surprised when I got the acceptance email, and so happy, and I just want to thank the ladies in charge for taking me in! {hugs}

I immediately started thinking of something fun and cute to share with you for my first post.  So, I did what anyone would do and spent my Friday night creating crafts for New Year's!!  Here's what I came up with:
A little telephone to RING in the New Year!  Love.  Underneath the numbers are my resolutions.  Want to make one?  Head on over to my blog and find out how!!

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Band aid or Lasso?

Do you have students who add an apostrophe to everything that ends with an s?  Check out my blog at Elementary Matters for ideas to help them remember where and when to use apostrophes!


Create a North Pole

Today we visited Italy on our travels around the world for Christmas....

And I'm sharing a fun way to get the kids to still think before the break....they have to create their own North Pole!

Fly on over to The Teachers' Cauldron to grab your directions on how to build a North Pole! 

The Teachers' Cauldron
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