Holly Bloggy Gift Exchange

I was so excited to take part in the Holly Bloggy Christmas gift exchange this year!  I had to send some of my favorite things to Debbie at K is for Kinderrific.  Here are the gifts I sent...
Debbie received an owl bracelet.  Right now I'm in love with the owl craze!  Also, tarts in Northern Pine from Warm Glow Candle Co.  I really enjoy the smell of Christmas trees this time of year.  I also love all things Warm Glow.  It's a candle company right here in Centerville, IN.  Finally, Debbie received a Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer in Sparkling Pink Champagne with a sparkly holder.  I couldn't live without multiple bottles of hand sanitizer and everything looks better with sparkles!
My Holly Bloggy buddy was Sharon from The Convenient Teacher.  She sent me all of these items...
So many wonderful gifts!!  So many of Sharon's favorite things are my favorite things too!!  I am in love with the candle scent!!  All of the wonderful gifts came in this adorable box...
Thank you so much Sharon!!  I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and God bless us, every one!

I'm Done (Now What) Jar and something unexpected

Last week I finished a new product.  You know I have this obsession with jars!  They are so easy to grab and go.  Students use them during math and reading workstations.  Recently I decided to step outside the box and make a jar for something other than a workstation.  I have several students in my classroom that always finish assignments early.  I generally have them read silently while others work.  This works most of the time.  I've seen lots of early finisher boards but I just don't have room in my classroom to display something that large.  So I decided to make a jar for students who constantly finish early.  My I'm Done (Now What) Jar has 30 task cards for students to complete with little to no guidance. Take a look at the preview...
You can also check it out at my TpT store or TN store.
Now for the unexpected news... I opened my Teachers Notebook Newsletter on Saturday to find my I'm Done Jar included in the Featured Items of the Week section.  I was soooooo excited!

Want your students to be "Smart Cookies"?

Recently I did a product swap with Amy at Little Miss Organized.  Product swapping is a great way to have others test your products, as well as try theirs.

Amy has a line of themed Common Core ELA daily worksheets.  These worksheets are great way to review skills such as:
*Prefix, suffix, & root work
*Singular to Plural
*Common noun to proper noun
*Compound Words
*Synonyms and antonyms
*Vowel teams
*Nouns, verbs, &/or adjectives, adverbs, & pronouns
*Capitalization & endings
*Possessive nouns
*Writing Practice

My students love doing them!  I tried her Thanksgiving themed Smart Cookies.  My class did the sheets first thing in the morning all through November.  I had them on their desks each morning.  Some days I had students turn their papers in to me and on others I had students partner check each other.  They love doing this with their red pens (I love it as well because it saves some time!).

If you would like to check out Amy's Smart Cookie products, click on the picture below!!

Also, don't forget to go and follow her adorable blog, Little Miss Organized!!


Wow!  Where did September October November go?  This school year is going by so fast!  I can't believe it's time for December's Currently.

Listening...  My daughters love "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" with Jim Carrey (I prefer the original!).  

Loving...  I told my youngest daughter about the Silhouette Cameo and all the wonderful things it can do a few months ago.  She convinced my husband that he should get me one for Christmas!  It came in a week ago and they couldn't stand the anticipation, so I got to open it early!  I can't wait to use it to make gift tags and lots more!!  I love it!

Thinking...  This year I'm going to have my students make Family Dinner Conversation Starters for their parents and we need to get started.  I purchased this from The Clutter Free Classroom.  I think parents will love it!  Click on the picture to check it out in her TpT store.

Wanting... It's been unseasonably warm in Indiana this weekend with a little rain this evening.  Due to this combination, there's a chance of fog in the morning.  If it's too foggy, we delay school two-hours.  A late start on a Monday morning would be a nice way to welcome the week!
Needing... I started my lesson plans last Friday but I haven't finished them yet.  I've been soooo bad about this lately!  Looks like I'll be staying up a little later tonight (another great reason for a two-hour delay).

RAK... I have two daughters with too many clothes and toys.  I usually store them to give to friends/ relatives or for an upcoming garage sale.  This year I'm going to take them to the Salvation Army for families in need.

Thanks for reading!!  Now head over to Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade and link up to December's Currently.