12 Books of Christmas

22 November 2015
I'm joining up with eleven other bloggers for the 12 Books of Christmas Blog Hop! You get a freebie that coincides with each book (from all of us), plus we are each giving away a copy of each book--which you could win!  Read the entirety of this post to find out how to WIN! Book list below...  
Maybe you want to try and win the books, maybe you just want to grab a bunch of freebies, or maybe you just need a new selection for your home or classroom.  It doesn't matter your motivation--just enjoy these blogs, like sharing a fine egg nog on Christmas Eve with your uncle. 
My family loves Rudolf.  We love the old stop-motion animation movie, so anything reindeer related is something my girls love and will always listen to and/or watch. I'm picking Olive, the Other Reindeer as my go-to book.  It's the classic case of an underdog (no pun intended), stopping at nothing to reach their goal.  Plus, it's a dog that wants to be a flying reindeer--so we can all relate. 
Don't forget to grab my freebie poster set, reminding students and teachers how important our actions  are.  This is themed around the term reindeer, and aims to remind students to be mindful of themselves, their actions, and awareness of others.  And honestly, there is no better time to practice. GRAB IT HERE or CLICK on the IMAGE.
Before you leave don't forget to grab my number below! Each blogger has a number at the end of their post--you NEED to collect all the numbers along the way, add 'em all up, and enter the total number (use those addition skills) in the Rafflecopter for your chance to win all twelve books!
1. Read all the blogs.
2. Collect all the numbers.
3. Add all the numbers up and find the total.
4. Enter the Rafflecopter (include the total number) between November 22-28.

Jump over to Saddle Up for 2nd Grade for another lucky number (if you need it).


Turkey Trot Blog Hop: Ideas, Freebies, and Food Favorites!

15 November 2015

Welcome to “The Chalkies” Turkey Trot! We hope you enjoy a jog through our blogs gobbling up freebies, ideas, and recipes for some holiday joy!

We have a new blog name!  We switched out the word "Primary" for "Elementary". We want to meet the needs of any teacher K-6. Our blog has been thoughtfully designed to help you find what YOU need for YOUR classroom level!

I love those grade level tabs {seen above} that help me grab what I need. This trot will also take you through the grade level blogs of your choice.

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Pick up this free poster set for your classroom.
There's never not a time to remember and give thanks for all those around us.

As you approach Thanksgiving break these next two weeks, take time for your own self (and maybe even your class) by sitting silently in your classroom with no sounds or interruptions. Just quiet.  Maybe it's a minute, maybe it's five.  Just stop, sit, relax, and don't do a single. Clear your mind. Seriously--You'd be surprised at how difficult this is.

I've begun doing this almost daily--and it's tougher than it sounds.  But when I find time, I find really makes a difference for me. It's not mediation, it is just a chance for me to focus on nothing and unwind. Silence really can be golden.  There's a lot of things going on this time of the year, so you have to take care of yourself.  Try it.  Be mindful--take time for yourself.

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Pumpkin Cookies
These are a staple of our family during any holiday season, or whenever we're in the mood.  They are so good--and I don't even like pumpkin flavored things.  So good, they're basically calorie free.


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Need a project based learning activity? 
Check out Plan Thanksgiving Dinner.

Now, jump over to Alyssha at Teaching and Tapas 
for more great ideas, food, and free things!



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