Thursday, October 31, 2013

Super Smart Writing Halloween Freebie

I'm running on pure sugar here, people! Today my class baked pumpkin pies, we had our fall party, I went to my gifted-endorsement class AND I made a narrative chart and writing frame to use tomorrow with my smart kids. Click the pic to get your surprise. Trick or treat. I am beat!

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Five for Friday: Lego Government Buildings

ONE: I am admitting this to all my blogging friends because it is very "scary" to me...ALL week long I have been thinking that Halloween was on Thursday of next week. Seriously spooky! It's I have extra time to get this new high-frequency word book ready for my kinders.

TWO: My kids worked on these fall trees this week. The sheet isn't anything fancy, but you can get it by clicking on the picture. Hope that saves you some time. If you don't have foam leaves, your kids could paint fingerprints or glue on paper leaves. (You'll have to change leaves to leaf when there is only one of a color.)
THREE:  I found these stamps for $1 at Michaels. My kids explored making patterns. Easy and quick center.

FOUR: Bosses day.. I had to send this to my beloved principals. It's good to keep a sense of humor, right?
Actually, a friend of mine (who also teaches Kindergarten) has suggested this for our daily stresses. Anyone out there have an opinion? Feel free to comment. Click on the link if you are curious.

FIVE: Here's the conversation that went on about this lego creation...
Me: What did you build today?
Kinder: It's a government building. You know, like on the news about the shutdown.
Ha! Guess it effected everybody, huh?!

Be sure to check out all Five For Friday posts. 

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

And the grand prize winner is....

So who wins? Well, I think I came out a winner....Because of our fabulous fall blog hop, I found 2 Georgia bloggers and made friends with 10 great gals. Thanks to the bloggers that participated! Love Those Kinders, Miss Bunny's Hoppenings, Simply Kinder, Fun with Firsties, First Grade Friendly Froggies, Young and Lively Kindergarten, ...and they all fall down, Pocketful of Centers, Fantastic First Grade Froggies, and Curls and a Smile.

I think you came out a winner...if you grabbed all the great freebies, you've got some great stuff. (You know it's not too late to start hopping through the blogs.) We hope your students win as well with all of the great learning materials. 

Now for the GRAND PRIZE winner....
Cindy M, you know who you are. We know how to find you and you'll be getting prizes very soon. Congratulations!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Grand Prize...There's Still Time to Enter!

Friends, I hope you raked up all the fabulous freebies in our hop. If not, there's still time to follow the blogs and enter the grand prize giveaway. Just scroll down to my October 9 post to get started.

Here's a reminder of my freebie. Scroll down to that blog hop post to get it!

I've linked it up with Fabulous Freebies on the 15th so be sure to go over to Lucky to be in First to check out more freebies.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Click this! 
Everything in my store is 15% off. Get an extra 10% with the promo code. Enjoy the sale! Jayne

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Fabulous Fall Blog Hop: 11 Freebies and a GRAND prize!

Grab your virtual rake and get ready to bag up some "tree-rrific" freebies! Just float through all ELEVEN blogs to catch ELEVEN fall items. In addition, every time you "fall-ow" a blog, you can enter to win the grand prize. It's a bushel basket full of October goodies. The winner will be announced next Friday, October 18.

You'll have to visit each blog to see the freebies, but here's a peek at the items in the grand prize. If you just can't wait to see if you'll win, you can click each pic to go straight to TPT and make your purchase.

Since I'm first in this hop, grab my freebie to you!

Now like my blog and enter to win the grand prize.
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To keep filling your basket, go to the next blog:

Love Those Kinders!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bats and Turkeys on Sale!

Feeling batty? Looking forward to the turkey time of year? Get these units 20% until Saturday.

Click to get them from Teachers Pay Teachers or Teachers Notebook.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"Superhero Teacher" LINKY and FREE Superhero Posters

You are invited to join my SUPERHERO LINKY! Just download the images and add your own photo and name. (There are 7 different superheroes to choose from...even a boy for my male teacher friends.) Post your superhero profile on your blog so your readers can get to know more about your secret identity. Make it exciting by sharing some secrets! Then link up below with an image of your superhero ID card.

If you're not a blogger, you can download the images and create SHOUT-OUT POSTERS for your favorite teacher peeps. Everyone likes to be celebrated—so print one to post on a colleague's door! 

Go get yours HERE.

Here's my reveal...
Real Name: Jayne Morris Gammons
Known To My Teacher Friends As: Jaynie Mae or Gamdog Gammons
In A Previous Lifetime: Editor of The Mailbox magazine
Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: Own 5 dogs rescued from animal groups
Proud Moment: Mom to a seventh grader...eek!
Can't Live Without: Coffee
Alternate Career Route: Broadway Diva or Olympic Ice Skater
Link HERE!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Bloggers Help Bloggers

One of the best things about having a blog is "meeting" other teachers from all of the world. Recently one of my blogger friends shared that her son had been in a serious car accident. Having spent time in the hospital with one of my own children, I know the toll that the traveling, fast food, and worry can have on your spirit and your finances. 

I've been using Kelly's ActivBoard products for two years. Every kindergarten and first grade teacher in my school loves the calendars. I'm giving Kelly a shout out because I know a few extra sales right now would help out. Please visit her store here:

You can read about her family on her blog:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sick Day = Pinterest Professional Development Day

So I woke up this morning with vertigo...I'm pretty sure this condition is somehow related to teaching my precious kinders.    
After the room stopped moving, and other details which I will not describe at this time, I turned to Pinterest. I'm convinced my sick hours should be counted as professional development time. 
I found some great stuff. If you are into arts integration, or artsy-fartsy stuff, or just arts and crafts for your kiddos, check out these boards:

I also went on a pinning spree for some of my pinning pals.

Here's another one of my favorite collaborative boards:

And last, but not least, boards for my own blogs:

I hope you don't have any sick days soon. But check out my great finds as soon as you have some time to relax!

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