Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas in the Classroom

Hi everyone!  I hope you week is going great!  I've been itching to post the Christmas happenings on here but with the 12 days of Christmas giveaways, I haven't had time!  So without further ado, here is what's been going on in my room!!  We've made a few crafts, including Reagan's "Techy Santa," Stephanie's "Polar Express" boy, Deanna's "Grinch," and a few others!!!

We've been traveling the globe with the help of Globe trot Scott {aka Lyndsey and this little pack}  and learning about different ways other countries celebrate winter holidays!  We traveled to China and made red envelope notes to our friends.  We traveled to England and decorated Christmas tree magnets.  We traveled to Italy and wrote notes for our dads/family members and then hid them in a festive napkin. We traveled to Germany and decorated gingerbread men.  We traveled to Mexico and made poinsettias.  We traveled to Israel and played dreidel.  Whew!  We are exhausted from our travels! But what fun we had!

PS-Congrats to Emily, the winner of the $50 credit to my store!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Won't be long now until Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!  What have you been doing in your classroom?!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Day 12 of Christmas

It's Day 12!  The final day!  Today's prize is a big one!  $50 to my store!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Just follow the Rafflecopter below.  Winner announced tomorrow {December 17}!  Good Luck and Merry Christmas from Mrs. Wheeler!  I hope you've enjoyed the freebies/giveaways!

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Mrs. Wheeler

Monday, December 15, 2014

Day 11 of Christmas

Hi everyone!  Just one week left for me until winter break!  How many days do you have left?  I hope everyone had a nice weekend!  We had our staff party at BW3 on Saturday and it was a lot of fun.  In the past, my husband and I have hosted the party at our home.  I believe we did it for 5 or 6 years.  It was always enjoyable, but so stressful because I am a clean freak.  Below is a picture of our staff! They are the best!  Do you have a staff party??

So how was your weekend?  Were you doing any last minute shopping?  I guess it's not really considered last minute.  It is for me because we leave for Florida on Friday!  Woo Hoo!

Today's freebie is for New Years!  Tomorrow my team and I will be planning for the week of January 5th.  I always like to do some New Years activities that Monday we go back.  I made this pack several years was one of my first products!  I've deleted some stuff and updated a few things. Take a peek and enjoy!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Holiday Home Photos

Hi everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  I'm sure it was jam-packed with shopping, baking, Christmas cards, parties, and more!  At least that's the way mine was!  So tonight I am posting some pictures of my house all decorated for the holidays.  I have had it decorated since November 1 but was holding out on posting them here!  I was taking these pictures right before I hosted book club so I must have run out of time!!  There are only pictures of the dining/living room. LOL!

Below is the living room and dining room.  Those two rooms are open.  Most of the decorations shown I have purchased over the past 9 years since we bought our home.  I am super picky about my decorations and only buy something if I absolutely love it!!  

This is a shot from the mantle in the guest bedroom.  

 Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Day 10 of Christmas & 5 for Friday

T.G. freaking I.F.  I have no words.  My class has gone bonkers.  And we still have another week.  I keep telling myself to take deep breaths and have patience.  Anyone with me!?!?!?!?

Today I am back for the 9th day of Christmas freebie/giveaway!  Andddd  I'm linking up wtih Doodle Bugs Teaching for 5 for Friday.  Up for grabs today is a fun Math game from my "Math Games on the Fly" game pack.  We've been working hard on memorizing doubles and learning about doubles +1.  This is a quick and simple game.  I like to use it with the doubles chart so the kids have a reference during game play.  There are two versions: easy and on-level.  Check out the video to see the game in action!  Click below to snag your game!


Um, how cute is my niece!?!?!  That's all.  I just want to squeeze her!  She is the happiest baby ever.

Our school is amazing.  We have such a kind and thoughtful staff.  Someone started this "WOW" journal.  Someone writes a nice note to you and passes you the notebook.  You write one to someone else and pass it on.  Below is the wonderful note I received!  Made me feel so good!

I've been working out like crazy.  I had a little hiccup because I was sick a few weeks ago and got off track.  I set a goal for myself for December.  It's been going well!

 The elf has made an appearance in our room.  The kids are obsessed.  I'm so glad to have my "But First-Let me Take an #elfie" pack to help me along!  Click HERE to check it out!

 Many years ago, I purchased a fireplace dvd from Target's Dollar Spot.  I bust it out this time of year in my classroom.  We've been enjoying a fire during Writing Workshop!

Have a fab day!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Day 9 of Christmas

It's Day 9!  Today I am offering you a winter freebie from my "Snow Much Fun Math and Literacy Centers!"  Just click the pic below to snag it!  This will be perfect for when you return to school in January!  If you like this activity, you can find more like it in my shop under "Centers."