Saturday, December 31, 2011

20% OFF SALE on Teachers Pay Teachers!

In honor of bringing in the New Year, I am having a sale at my Teachers Pay Teachers store!  It is 20% off of everything!  This is the perfect time to grab those games you've had your eye on or to purchase some games at a really cheap price to use for next year!  You know what to the pic below!

Winter Kids Girl Clip Art Set

Alrighttttt here is the girl version of my Winter Kid Clip Art!  Only $3.00 at my Etsy shop!  Click below to go there!  Thanks so much for all of the support & shout outs that I have been getting lately!  It means so much to me!  I will be sure to return the favor in an upcoming blog post!

Winter Kids--Boy Clip Art Set

Can you tell I have a clip art obsession?  Yes, indeed!  Here is a Winter Kids clip art set.  It is the boy version and yes, I will be posting a girl version within the next day!  Only $3.00!  Click the picture to go to my Etsy shop!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Polar Animal Clip Art Set

I'm on a roll!  I made another Clip Art set for sale at my Etsy shop!  It is of Polar Animals!  This is perfect for any upcoming winter activities!  :)   It includes a Polar Bear, Caribou, Arctic Fox, Snow Rabbit, Leopard Seal, & Snow Owl!  Click the picture below to purchase it for only $2.00!

Colorful Winter Penguin Clip Art on Etsy

Okay!  I have a new clip art for sale at my Etsy shop!  Click the picture below to check it out!  This would be cute to add to any winter literacy or math centers!  :)   And it is only $2.50!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Winter Berries Digital Scrapbook Paper

Hey!  I just added a new item to my Etsy Shop!  It is a Winter Berries Digital Scrapbook Paper pack!  The pack includes 12 different backgrounds.  They are each 12 x 12 inches and are 300 dpi.  It is on sale for only $2!  Please check it out and grab a copy!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Clip Art for Sale on Etsy!!!

I am so excited to announce that I am now selling Clip Art on Etsy!!!!  :)

My first is a set of 8 adorable snowmen in colorful hats & scarves!  It is available for $2.50
and is open for personal or commercial use!  This is the perfect clip art to use to jazz up your
Winter math or literacy centers!  Or just throw it in your January newsletter!  :)

Click on the picture below to visit The First Grade Diaries Etsy Shop.

Christmas, Snowmen, and...Robots?!

Yeah, yeah, yeah...I am officially the worst blogger ever.  I fail to post things in a timely manner!  We were so busy with Christmas activities that I completely forgot to post things to my blog!  But my New Year's Resolution is to start posting things early enough so that my followers can actually use them before it is out of season!  Hahaha...we'll see how that goes!

Here are a few very random things...

This was how I decorated our classroom door for Christmas!
It was so easy & cute!  It looks like a giant wrapped present!

I wrote the names of my students on the polka dots, just for fun!
The cute jingle bell door hanger was from the Dollar Tree for $1!  Score!

  I already had the wreath, which fit perfectly over our circular windows.
I got the wreath from Big Lots last year!  They had other colors, too!

I absolutely LOVE decorating my Promethean Board with tacky tinsel!
When it is Halloween, I have an orange border with pumpkins that I put up!
The green/red tinsel & the two candy canes are from the Dollar Tree...$1 each!  Wahoo!!!

And this cute, soft elf came from Dollar General for a few dollars.  He is very adorable!
"Sadly", he did not cause a lot of mischief this year...
Maybe next year I will get into the whole "Elf of the Shelf" thing with my students.  

Okay...UPDATE!  I had originally made a Snowman Poke subtraction game that only covered facts from 10.  But I am happy to announce that I spent wayyyyy too much time making one that covers facts from 20! Yeah, it ended up being 230 cards!!!!!!!!!  AHHH!!!  But hey, more is better than less...right?  RIGHT?!

Click the picture below to go to my store and purchase this fun game for $5.  I'm telling you, my kids LOVE this game.  Plus, there are SO many cards that they never get bored playing it because they are all different!

Last game for this post!  Starting the first week back in January, 1st grade will be learning about Fractions.  This is a new unit that has been added along with our Common Core standards.  I am excited to try it out!  So I made a game to help my students practice identifying fractions, both numerically and as pictures.

This game is called Build-A-Bot:  Fractions.  Students will roll a die with fractions on it.  They must identify the fraction and find the matching numerical fraction on their robot game board in order to add a robot part. The first one to finish building their robot is the winner!  Fun fun fun!  Can't wait for my kids to try this out!

Click on the picture below to buy it from my TPT store for only $3!

Whew....thanks for hanging in there!  I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thanksgiving Treats

Okay I know that Thanksgiving is long and gone, but I meant to post these pictures from our class!  They are too awesome to just forget about.  :)

Here are my precious kiddos!  We made the cutest turkey hats during morning work on the last day before Thanksgiving break.

The turkey hats are easy to make!  There is not much preparation needed.  Die cuts make everything a lot easier, too!  If you would like for me to upload a pattern for this, let me know!

My sweet room mom also made a bunch of AMAZING treats for our class.  Below is a picture of the most adorable Mayflower gift bags that she sewed together herself!  She added a stick & stationary card with their names on it and then filled it up with goodies.  I don't know who was more kids or ME!

She even made the most delicious Pilgrim Hat Cookies!  They were made from E.l.f. Fudge Striped cookies & a marshmallow dipped in chocolate!  WOW!  They were definitely enjoyed by everyone.

And my room mom even gave me a HUGE gift basket full of Thanksgiving goodies!!!  There were Yankee Candles, candle holders, notepads, candy, a Turkey doll, lotion, etc.   She is just amazing.  I am so thankful for all of her help this year.  She always puts so much time and effort into everything that she does!!!

I know it was a few weeks too late but I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving.  I know that I have SO much to be thankful for.  :)   I am very blessed!