Happy Friday!  I'm excited to be linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching this morning!

I have LOVED having this whole week off!!  We started the week in Palm Springs for our annual teacher conference!  It is a great time to reconnect with people that we haven't seen in a while, and I was so happy to spend a few hours with my friend from college Monday night!

I'm so excited our house is already decorated!  My husband put up the Christmas lights outside on Wednesday, and we started decorating the inside.  I have a lot more to do, but it's a good start!!

 I've teamed up with my first grade and kinder teachers to plan some amazing days in December!  I stopped by the Dollar Spot at Target, and the Dollar Tree to pick up some things!  I can't wait to see how they all turn out and share the fun we have!!

Monday you won't want to miss out on the big TPT sale!!  This is one of my favorite days of the year!  I hope that you take time this weekend to get your cart ready!  

I am so excited to share with you all about my new blog post series in December!  I am going to be featuring some of my favorite TPT/Blogging/IG friends!!   You won't want to miss out on getting to know these awesome ladies!  Starting December 2, I will be featuring a new friend every day for you to meet!!

I can't believe we are in the holiday week, and Thanksgiving is on Thursday!!  I usually plan my Black Friday shopping with my mom, but this year we aren't planning on doing a lot of Christmas shopping for our family.  We are going to be practicing the rule of three this year!  My kiddos are each only going to get three present, my husband is only going to get three presents, my parents will only get three presents, and I will only get three presents.

As a family we have so much more than we need, and we have so much to be thankful for!

Of course my wish list for TPT is continuing to grow!  I have so many ideas for my classroom, and I love finding teachers who have also used these same ideas and have already created them for me!!  That is why I am linking up with The Primary Pack to share with you my wish list!!

I love these sellers and I can't wait to add them to my cart!!  I love ALL things Krista Wallden, and these elves are going to be perfect for some December products!!  Currently is my favorite link up, and this classroom edition is going to be amazing for my students!  They would LOVE it!!  Finally, in January I will be teaching my kids all about multiplication, so this amazing pack would be a great way to share with my students without having to create my own products.

My Twinkling Lights pack is a bundle of all of my multiplication products that I have started creating for the month of December.  I am hoping to ease my kids into multiplication.  Right now it has three products in it, but I plan on working a lot tho sweet to add three more!!

My thankful cards are my favorite product that I've created so far!!  EVERY Thursday my kids get a card and they write down what they are thankful for.  I have them hanging in my classroom, and at the end of the year they'll get to take home a bundle of cards showing what they have been thankful for this year!
The Primary Pack

Make sure you go check out The Primary Pack so you can link up, share your wish list, and then enter their giveaway!!  It's amazing!!
I love the TPT journey I've been on, and the amazing blogging world.  I love connecting with people on IG, and meeting new people to connect with.  I also love the amazing things that I have learned from so many TALENTED and AMAZING people!!

Seriously, there are SOOO many AMAZING people blogging and sharing their talent!

There are so many FANTASTIC TPT products out there, and so many wonderful teachers who spend HOURS sharing their work with us!

In the month of December I am looking forward to sharing twelve days of these teachers with you, and I would love to feature YOU!!

If you would like to be featured during the month of December on my blog make sure to leave me a blog comment, or send me an email!!  I can't wait to connect with you, and share your amazing work with everyone!
I only have 5 days between me and Thanksgiving break!  There is A LOT going on in the next week though!!

I have to get all of our yearbook pictures uploaded this week!  I am in charge of putting the yearbook together, and I have not uploaded any pictures to the website yet.  I have tons uploaded to our server at school, but haven't started uploading them to the site.  My plan is to work on the yearbook next week, and since I won't be at school I won't have access to the server, so I MUST get that done this week!

I also have Parent Teacher conferences this week!  Our students are dismissed at 11:35 on Tuesday and Wednesday, but we have conferences beginning at 12:30 those days, and my last ones don't start until 4:10.  We stick to 15 minute conferences, 20 minutes apart.  We try to plan ours so parents who have multiple kids only have to come to school once for their conferences.

Since I have conferences this week I am having a sale for you!!

I have marked down ALL of my fall products for you this week!  I have also bundled a few of them together, so you can get them at even a better deal!

Make sure you stop by All Things Apple and The Teaching Trio to see some other amazing ideas and sales!!
I am so honored to be teaching up with Marcy and sharing this amazing bundle with you!!  You won't want to miss it!

Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary
On Sunday, September 21st, the only elementary school in Post, Texas caught fire and burned for several hours. Two grade levels have lost everything.   More grades have suffered severe smoke and water damage to their classrooms. Like most small, rural towns in West Texas, the school in Post is the heart of the town. The majority of community activities revolve around the local schools. 
To show our love and support for Post Elementary, caring bloggers and TPT sellers have graciously donated products for fundraiser bundles! Let’s show our love and support for our fellow teachers that are rebuilding their classrooms and teaching their children.  Products in the bundles are worth over $200! TPT sellers that have graciously donated products. All of the bundles will be available for the entire month of November. All of the proceeds will go to the Post Elementary teachers to help them rebuild their classrooms. The bundles include the following:
Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary
Saddle Up For 2nd Grade – That’s a Fact Jack: Math Fact Fluency Minute Test
Show Me the Money Unit

Michelle Griffo from Apples and ABC's - I Know My Colors

Jamie Pink from Bright Concepts 4 Teachers - Time Telling Task Cards

Valerie Donaldson from Georgia Grown Kiddos - Morning Meeting Calendar Time

Angie Olson from Lucky Little Learners - Addition Interactive Notebook

Dixie Selva from Teachin' Little Texans - Magnet Mania Unit

Nicole Alderson from Rowdy in Room 300 - A Year of Ten Frames Worksheets
Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary
Greg Smedley from The Kindergarten Smorgasboard – What Does The Fox Say? CVC word work mega pack 

Patty Rutenbar from 2nd in Line – Cause/Effect for 1st and 2nd Grades

Arisbeth Rossi from Sailing into Second Grade - Sub Teacher Pack

Haley O'Connor from My Silly Firsties - Colorful Editable Teacher Planner

Ashley Schroeder from Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd - ELA SCOOT and SCOOT JR.

Kacey Mclendon from Doodle Bugs Teaching - Reading Comprehension Printables
Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary
Saddle Up For 2nd Grade – Knuffle Bunny Mini Unit

Angela Nerby from Hippo Hooray of Second Grade! - Making Words for the Whole Year

Rachelle Smith from What the Teacher Wants - Guided Reading Mini-Lessons

All Y’ALL Need - A Unit Inspired by Snow White 
Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary
Holly Ehle from Kindergarten Connections - RTI: Letter Confusions Investigations

Hadar from Miss Kindergarten - Sentence Scrambles {sight word practice}

Kristen Walker from Easy Teaching Tools - Handwriting without Tears for the Entire Year

Amanda Richardson from Mrs. Richardson's Class - Scarecrow Fun
Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary
Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary
Meg Anderson from The Teacher Studio – Exit and Entrance Slip Bundle

Diane Hubacz from Teaching with Moxie - CRASH: A Multiplication Game

Lacie Brown from Polka Dots and Pencils - Superfun Back to School Activities

Lory Evans - Multiplication Game Boards

Retta London from Rainbow City Learning - CeeCee Math Halloween

Stephanie Chambers from Learning Chambers - 3-digit addition and subtraction station with QR codes

Amanda Wilp from The Primary Gal - Division Task Cards

Saddle Up For 2nd Grade – Popping into Place Value: A Unit up to 1,500
Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary
Katie Klohn from Miss Klohn’s Classroom – December Literacy Station

April Smith from Performing in Fifth – Plan a Field Trip Project-Based Pack 

Amy Alvis - United States Regions and Poster Pack 

Michelle Harper from No Monkey Business - Literary Elements (Make a Case for...)

Lacie Brown from Polka Dots and Pencils - Superfun Back to School Activities

Tanja Tlusty from Journey of a Substitute Teacher - Natural Disasters Nonfiction Pack

Nicole Swisher from All Things Apple in 2nd - What's the POINT, anyway? Activities to teach Author's Point of View
You can purchase the entire 3-5 bundle here. Due to file sizes, we were not able to bundle the entire K-2 sets. You can click here to visit our entire store. 
We would also like to give a shout out to the amazing Nicole from TPT! Her guidance and support of the fundraiser has been incredible. What a wonderful community to be a part of!
If you have any questions about this fundraiser, I'd be happy to help in anyway. 
I am so excited to be part of this amazing blessing!  You will want to check it out FOR SURE!!  $117.50 worth of amazingness for only $25!!  You can read more about each of the products you will get below, but you won't want to miss this opportunity!  You can only grab this amazing bundle until November 30!

Support our fundraising event, “Blessings in a Backpack” that will directly benefit Blessings in a Backpack of Traverse City, Michigan.

Blessings In A Backpack is a discreet program to feed food-insecure school children over the weekends by putting healthy, child friendly foods in a backpack. They are distributed to each child on Fridays, which contain breakfast, lunch, dinner, plus snacks for Saturday and Sunday. Currently Traverse City is serving 11 schools and giving out over 140 backpacks each week. The program is totally funded by generous donations from family and friends as well as local grants.  For every $100 received, they are able to add one more child into the program for entire school year. Each backpack costs roughly $2.50.

You get $117.50 worth of products for only $25! By purchasing this K-3 bundle, here is what you will get: 

Sweet Treats Measurement Unit by Carrie Comincioli from Table Talk with C & C. Aligned to the Common Core for grades 2, this unit incorporates fun sweet treats with measurement and contains activities, centers and posters that can be used in any 2nd grade classroom (also for enrichment in 1st grade and reteaching in 3rd grade). There are several resources and activities in inches/feet/yards and centimeters/meters that are differentiated for a variety of levels. 

Call in the Pros – Pronouns Center Activities and Printables by Amber at the Peppy Zesty Teacherista. Aligned to the Common Core, this 36-page set includes 2 anchor charts, a center activity, card game, task cards, and so much more! 

Need for Speed Addition and Subtraction Fluency Practice by Deanna Jump and Deedee Wills. Perfection for your firsties, build your students addition and subtraction fluency to 20 with this fun packet! Fluency and automaticity is critical to students. Automaticity frees the students’ thinking so they may high-order thinking skills in math. This 575-page packet provides activities to be done in a whole group, small group, or a station setting. Teacher flash cards are included. Students also have resources to practice their math facts at home. 

Base Ten Puzzles and Foldable from Marie at Once Upon a Classroom: A Tale of Two Teachers. Aligned to the Common Core, these puzzles are a fun and engaging activity to practice 2 and 3 digit: expanded form, base ten pictures, and number names, while the foldable practices adding 10 or 100 to a number. 

Common Core with Camilla Cream: Anchor Charts and Reading Response Resources from Melissa at Inspire Me ASAP. Aligned to the Common Core, this set of resources will complement your current reading program. This unit includes directions, colorful and unique anchor charts, and LOTS of pictures of the unit in progress, as well as the final art project. 

I Know My Colors by Michelle at Apples and ABCs. This unit is all about colors! You get printables and posters for each color, a crayon box craftivity, sorting cards, puzzles, and so much more! 11 colors included. 

Limited Edition: Ultimate KIDS Collection from Krista Wallden at Creative Clips. This 41-piece set is perfect for year-round creating! Included are 27 vibrant, colored images and 14 black and white version (not shown in the preview). These kids images are perfect for year-round resources and can be used for any subject. 

Superhero Math by Cassandra at Mrs. 3rd Grade. You get two sets of task cards for students to practice their addition and subtraction facts. The first set of task cards is for addition and subtraction within twenty. The second set of task cards if for addition and subtractions within one hundred. Both sets of cards have the numbers written in words, so students will have to read the number words.

Community Helpers – Close Read, Writing, and Craftivity Unit by Emily at Education to the Core. If you are looking for something to completely engage your young readers in their Community Helpers learning, this unit is for you. You’ll get a close read mini-book, graphic organizers for writing, a craftivity, and so much more! 

The Ultimate Writing Station from Mel D at Seusstastic. This 185 page Ultimate Writing Station is absolutely LOADED with all kinds of new writing stations that are hard to find. This is a one of a kind creation that will get your students running to work on their writing! The pack has been kid tested with my own students all year long. The unit covers 19 different options to use with your students to get them excited about writing! 

Fairy Tale Mega Literacy Pack for K-1 from Elizabeth at Kickin’ it in Kindergarten. This 78-page unit covers everything from writing prompts and story elements to literacy stations and tens of other activities to educate your students all about fairy tales. 

Spelling for All Seasons Part 2 by Abby from The Inspired Apple. Each activity corresponds with a different holiday or season throughout the school year, and includes options for differentiation and an easy peasy craftivity - perfect for a hallway display! 

Capitalization Captain from Crystal at Once Upon a Classroom: The Tale of Two Teachers. Aligned to the Common Core, let the Captains teach your students how to capitalize correctly! You’ll get I can statements aligned to the Common Core, posters for each captain, a cloze activity, a game of scoot, and so much more! 

The Ultimate Special Education IEP Binder from Stephanie at Mrs. D’s Corner. Being a caseload manager and a teacher of children with special needs is a wonderful experience that, unfortunately, includes tons of special education jargon and paperwork that can sometimes become overwhelming. This editable binder is your key to tidying up your daily caseload, organizing key special education information, and focusing more on your students, rather than the paperwork. 

Inference Task Cards with QR Codes from Ashley at For His Glory Teaching. These inference task cards are great to use in your stations, at your small group table, or as a "Write the Room" activity! There are 16 "real life" inference cards for your students to use. Have them read the card, make an inference on their recording sheet, and then scan the QR code to check it! 

Dinosaur Discovery from Amanda at For His Glory Teaching. Take your students on a Dino Hunt! This unit contains multiple interactive activities to help students with specific skills while learning about dinosaurs! You’ll get a dinosaur book, dino description and fact cards, vocabulary cards, and so much more! 

Long and Short Vowel Sort Center: With a focus on Magic E Words by Jessica Hursh from The Teacher Talk! This center is full of word cards, sorts, and recording pages. This is a great interactive tool to help your students practice the sounds! 

lick on the links below to find the product in our stores: Crystal Oswald  For His Glory Teaching Carrie Comincioli Thank you so much for supporting our fundraising effort!
Oh my, how did October fly by so quickly and we are already in November!?

That means I now have one week left of our first trimester, three weeks until Thanksgiving break, and then when we return, only three weeks until CHRISTMAS!!  I need to kick it into gear for all of my holiday stuff I want to try and squeeze in!

This morning I am linking up with the amazing Farley to bring you my November Currently!  I LOVE this link up, and was waiting patiently for it all day yesterday.  I went to sleep early last night though, so I missed it last night, so here I am first thing this morning!

My son doesn't know how to sleep past six, like really doesn't do it, so I have already been listening to him play for an hour.  We are trying our best to stay quiet as sissy and daddy are still sleeping.  It isn't going to last very much longer though, as it is almost time for them to get up for church too!

I am loving  my new boots I picked up at Target today! We are taking our family pictures this afternoon and I can't wait to wear them!

I am thinking that I have a TON to get done today!  I didn't do anything productive yesterday, other than cleaning my house and playing with my kids.  I didn't do any grading, planning, school or TPT stuff.  Oh man, do I have a lot to try and squeeze into the hours left of today.  Whatever doesn't get done will still be here tomorrow though, but I do have big plans for November!

I started a new book last night, The Chance by Karen Kingsbury and I already love it!  I wish I could take a mental health day again today and just read all day!

I also need to plan our meals for the week.  My mom is coming to stay with us this week to take care of our kids.  Bubs has half days on Thursday and Friday for parent teacher conferences.  It doesn't make it very easy for me to pick him up since I don't have a half day as well.

Well, I have procrastinated enough this weekend, and now it is time to go get ready for church!  I hope that you all have a great Sunday, and enjoyed that extra hour of sleep!  (We don't get it here in AZ, amen!  I can't imagine what time my kid would get up if we did!
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