Monday, November 26, 2012

TPT Awesome-ness!

Please tell me you all took advantage of the HUGE sale today on Teachers Pay Teachers?! What a great deal! I got A LOT of loot today for less than $20! Needless to say I am spending a good portion of my night tonight cutting out my laminated station pieces, while flipping back and forth between The Voice and Dancing With the Stars. :)

Check out what I purchased today: 

( You may note that they are mostly Christmas activities...what can I say? You need only read a post or two of this blog to know I LUH-HUV Christmas!!) 

The picture is a little fuzzy but the first one I bought is called How to Make Hot Chocolate. It was created by Jeannie Hunter. You can check it out HERE.  My grade level team has been really working at making sure we understand what is expected of us with the new common core standards. One of the writing pieces we are responsible for is informational, including how-to writing. So this piece will be perfect to assess that as well as make a cute craft. :) ( Oh! And drink some hot chocolate!) 

Next up I purchased Full of Cheer, which is 10 Literacy Centers. It's by Swimming into Second. ( Sidebar: One of my favorite blogs and TPT stores.) You can get yours HERE. This is the one I am working on cutting out the lamination for tonight. :) I love the different Christmas-y ways of practicing skills my kids need to work on. There are synonym activities, cause and effect, and ABC order among others. They will go along well with some of the fall stations we have been working on. Can't wait to start introducing those into our station rotation next week. 

And of course, what Christmas would be complete without The Polar Express? On the last day of school before break we have " The Night Before Christmas (Break)" at my school. Everyone come's in their pj's and we have comfy reading day. In 2nd grade we watch The Polar Express in the library. I thought this would be PERFECT to use that last week of school. So excited! This was by Christine Statzel and you can get your's HERE

I am REALLY excited to do this Secret Santa activity with my peanuts this year. It's such a fun idea and I think they will really have a good time with it. Every Friday we do a project and I think this will be this Friday's project. This was created by Across the Hall in 2nd Grade and you can get your copy HERE.

I pinned this Find, Tally, Graph activity and also a winter one a couple of weeks ago. So I KNEW this was going in the cart today. It's such a simple, but great, idea and will help my peanuts with their graphing skills. I printed off enough copies of this so they could have their own packets. I don't have much space in my classroom so I look for activities that will be fun, interesting, engaging, purposeful, and PORTABLE! :) This definitely fits the bill! You can find it HERE. It was created by Renee Dooly. 

Finally, I have the LONE non- Christmas item in my cart. Again, going back to the common core standards, one area that we need to do more of is opinion writing. This is perfect for that. It was created by Surfin' Into 2nd Grade ( another fave blogger) and you can get your own copy HERE

I don't know how to do a linky party ( YET anyway). Everything I have done on my blog is all my own trial and error. Someday I will sit down and figure out how to do one. In the meantime I would still love to hear from you if you also purchased a goodie today on TPT. 

Now, I am off to cut out piles and piles of lamination. :) It feels a little like the beginning of the school year again. 


  1. Yes! I'll be cutting quite a bit of laminated stuff myself over the next few days! Glad you got some great loot!!


    Second Grade Sparkle

  2. how to make hot cute! i'm a new GFC follower :)

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