Sunday, February 24, 2013

Brrr....It's Cold Outside!

I don't know about you all, but I am soooo ready for summer to get here.  I've never been a "summer lover" like a lot of people, but I am officially sick and tired of the snow.  Just when the sun comes out and I think it'll stay awhile, in comes a snow storm followed by a week of awful air pollution cause by the inversion in our city.  Bleh!

Anywho, since I'm freezing my bum off, I think it's fitting that I've FINALLY finished my newest science habitat pack all about the tundra!  I'm excited to use it with my kids because they're going to love the adorable graphics from Scrappin' Doodles.  It also includes a fun blubber experiment that I'll be posting about in the near future.  Check out everything in the pack:

Click on the photo above to check it out at my TPT store.  Well, tomorrow is a big day for me so I'm off to finish watching the Oscars and then it's bedtime!  Have a good night!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

One of my favorite holidays to celebrate with my students is coming up.'s not Valentine's Day!  It's Mardi Gras!  My family is from the New Orleans, Louisiana area so it's always really fun to teach my kids about my heritage.  Many of them have never even heard of it out here.  Heck, my last name is actually a cajun sausage dish.  It is also a very awful slang term that gets you laughed at by the passport stampers in France, but I digress...

I usually do the whole she-bang with my class.  We start off learning a little bit about the history of Mardi Gras and how it's celebrated today.  We play a little game with common Cajun french phrases and I award students with their own bead necklaces.  We end our mini celebration with a traditional King Cake and I love watching the students get all excited when they search their pieces for the plastic baby.  It's so much fun and I created this Mardi Gras Mini Pack to help others celebrate it as well.  The meatiest part is the informational booklet, but it also has a few simple worksheets that I plan on using for morning work.

Click on the photo above to check it out in my TPT store!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Fan-'tache'-tic Freebie!

Hey, everybody!  I'm feeling a little better now, thank goodness!  It was a little touch and go there for awhile.  While I was recuperating, I got thinking about my class Valentine's this year.  I've decided to go on an idea a colleague of mine did last year and play on the moustache fad right now.  And yes, I've looked it up: moustache or mustache are both perfecly acceptable ways to spell it, despite what blogger is telling me right now.  I prefer the former because it seems more fancy. :)

My kiddos are obsessed with facial hair (see my post about my kids idea of a "talent") this year, so I've got a plan. I'm going to use my moustache valentines and attach them to sticks attached to chocolate moustaches.  I've found a cheap candy moustache mold at the party store and it'll be much cheaper than buying my kids individual adhesive moustaches, although that would be fun too! I'll post pics after I get them all made, but I have a few weeks before I need to get that done.

This download includes 8 different valentine's day cards with various moustaches and two sayings: 'I (moustache) you to be my Valentine!' and 'I hope your Valentine's Day is fan-"tache"-tic!'

Click on the photo above to get this valentine's day card set or visit my TPT shop.  I hope you enjoy this fan-'tache'-tic freebie! :)