And a partridge in a pear tree....

Hey all! This week was tough! I was so busy that I barely blogged. I think I had withdrawl. Did anyone else find it REALLY hard to go back to work after a few fabulous days of relaxing and eating scrumptious foods? I know this is a long post, but it will be so worth it if you read the whole shebang!

I have listed a few new items at my Teachers Notebook store as well as my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
First, I made a winter words vocabulary board for my writing stations. My students are so hooked on these things. I have one boy in particular who really hated the writing center until I added the Halloween board that I made. Now he's writing every chance he gets. I also made a Christmas words vocabulary board.
I'm only $1!

I'm only $1!
I also created a Winter Packet full of literacy activities including a read the room activity. This packet includes the winter words vocabulary board.
That last week before winter break we'll be reading winter and Christmas books and making know, all that fun stuff that we're not supposed to teach. I've also made a Christmas Read the Room packet. All of my children celebrate Christmas and I won't be taking this for a grade, but I love that they want to read and write with this type of activity! This packet includes the Christmas words vocabulary board.
Tomorrow is the last day to enter for the super-fab giveaway at Teaching First. Several of us blogs are putting our newest winter units up for a giveaway and one blogger offered up a gift card. You won't want to miss out!

And speaking of giveaways- I'm a bit of a crafty nerd lately and I know I'm not alone! We teachers love crafty anything! My Grafico is having an awesome giveaway! You could win a Silhouette Cameo machine and lots of goodies that go with it. How sweet would that be?! 

And last but NOT LEAST I came home from work yesterday to find that I have 500 followers! WOW! I cannot tell you how excited that made me! I love blogging (and using exclamation points apparently) and love sharing what I do. I love that blogging gives us all a chance to share our ideas and be better teachers. On that note, I have some math freebies for you that I hope you will be able to use in class over the next couple of weeks!

Frosty Math Code

A cute math station dice game

And a fact family math center game

Please leave a comment if you think these will be helpful for you! Have a great weekend!


  1. I am loving those freebies and the read the room pack looks awesome!! Thank you!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. My kiddos will love the Roll a Penguin. I've got this tucked in my file for January. Thanks for sharing.

    First Grade Delight

  3. Thank you for the cute and fun math freebies!

  4. Congratulations on 500 followers!!! Woot Woot!!
    Love the freebies!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Your Read the Room Packet looks amazing!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  5. You are filled with so many creative ideas! Love them all!

  6. Congrats on 500 followers! That's awesome! :) Thanks for sharing the freebies! Love the Roll a Penguin game! You are so creative! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  7. These are great! I love 'em. Thanks so much, Jennifer.

    Grade ONEderful

  8. Whoo hooo! 500 followers is awesome! Congratulations friend! Love your packets and freebies!!

    Teaching First

  9. I know you awarded me the Sunshine Award but I had to give it back to you! Stop by & check it out :)
    Mel D
    Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations

  10. I can't wait to use these! Thank you!!!

  11. These are so cute; however, I am having trouble getting them to print correctly! :( Is there a trick? Snowmen's heads are getting cut off and the penguin doesn't print on one page. Help!

  12. @aheise- do you have a google docs account? It should download fine there. If you keep having trouble shoot me and email and I will send them to you!

  13. Thanks for stopping by and following me! I love the roll a penguin activity. I feel like we are testing to death and this would be a cute and fun filler. I also think I may need to purchase that winter pack. Cute ideas.
    The Weekly Hive
    BTW - How do you get your blog name to show up as a link???

  14. I found the penguin coloring game on Pinterest. My son can't wait to do it! Thank you!

  15. Love finding another roll a ____ activity:) I do wish the penguin had picture prompts too!