It’s Winter Y’all and a Freebie

Hiya peepers
Shuna here
I kinda have dropped off the planet for the last month. 
December is always super crazy for me.
Here is a few things that I have been up to lately. 
I recently discovered a new to me band Pentatonix
they are AWESOME!
Check them out below

You may have heard that there was a MAJOR event in Texas the last week in a half. 
Icemageddon 2014! 
You would have thought the world was going to end. It looked like a complete ghost town. 
People here are not used to that amount of ice. 
Case and point my neighbor found out what happens when you try to defrost a frozen car with boiling hot water, oy! 
We were out for 2 days due to ice…. a welcomed break but I am not looking forward to making those days up. 
Like everyone else I have been scrambling to get everything together for Christmas. 
This year I decided that we were going to do gag gifts for each other. 
My uncle is getting his own custom drinking glass. This is one of the many gifts that I have to make. 
I will be back to show you the rest sometime in the future. 
I am also super excited about my onesie! On Christmas morning we gather around the tree all dressed in our 
onesies to open presents. 
Do anyone else do this?
Anyhoo, I went to Hobby Lobby to get a jar and I ended up coming home with this beauty
a splurge but I love it so much! 
Moving on
Are you already planning for January?
Before we can leave on Friday for Winter Break we have to have all of our January stuff up and posted. 
So I worked super duper hard to finish our January writing and math and literacy centers. 

If you are interested in checking it out click here
Here is a quick freebie that can be used in a writing center
Peace Out Peeps

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Hiya there peeps
Shuna here
Like the title says
This is a new post
about completely nothing
but I am writing 
so that has got to be worth something, right?!

No real topic

I think I kinda lost my blogging mojo….again

Anyhoo I am linking up with Denise again for My Truth Monday
Hop over and link up  AFTER you finish reading this post 🙂
We have been working on numbers 11-20 and I created a quick little assessment for my littles to use. 
I use them during Guided Math but they can also be used for simple homework, in an early finishers tub, morning work etc. 
You can get them as a 
Short post

I know

But I am off to the mechanic to see how much money I have to shell out to get my car fixed 🙁

Peace Out Peepers

Happy Teaching

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My Truth Monday and Educents Freebie

Hiya there Peeps
Shuna here
I am linking up with Denise from Sunny Days in Second Grade for her
Y’all get to peek at how weird I really am! 
I am really super picky about the food that I will eat. I am a big on food texture. 
I blogged about my crazy eating habits HERE
It has a list of over 30 foods that I won’t touch with a ten foot pole! 
I am that girl that is afraid of her own shadow! You DO NOT want to take me to the movies to see a scary 
movie. Others have tried….didn’t work!
I have been dragged to see scary movies even though I have warned people 
but they will always say, “It isn’t even that scary!”
After about 5 minutes in my friends begin to regret their decision 
Embarrassment ensues 
I scream and cry the whole freakin time’
while covering my eyes
I will probably poop my pants and stink up the whole place
Then they have to take me and my poopy pants home
I will probably stab you 
I can’t stand hanging skin either
It does something to me 
I just have to pull it off
and other people! 
Even it is starts to bleed
It has to go! 

November Math Morning Work is now posted!
Last thing
Have you checked out Educents lately?
Heather has posted a freebie pack on Educents that is quite amazing
Hop over and check it out
Happy Teaching 
Peace Out Peeps
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Five for Friday {Freebie}

Hiya there Peeps
Shuna here
Here’s to making it through another week!

I am so excited today that I get to link up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs
Can you believe this is my first time?!
Fall is definitely here! We went on a field trip to the Pumpkin Patch and it was beautiful. The kiddos got to go on a hay ride and pick their own pumpkins to take home. 
The kiddos had fun
My allergies did not….sigh

This little gem of a conversation happened this week. This conversation took place first thing Wednesday morning and totally caught me off guard. It took me a minute to realize what the little was talking about but once I did I wanted out! The things that kinders say. I am linking up with Crystal at Kreative in Kinder for her Kids Say the Funniest  Things linky. You should hop over and check it out
I posted this picture on my fan page and my fans went nuts. I wore these to school on Tuesday I believe. I usually don’t wear heels to school but for some reason Tuesday I wanted to rock them. 
Yes I wore them all day
No I did not fall
Went to one of my favorite restaurants this week
I am super duper allergic to seafood but I love their chicken dishes
I have to sit outside so that my face doesn’t swell up like a blimp
but it is so worth it! 
 Plus the messaged bib is awesome!
I wore mine proudly
I actually got around to actually writing a blog post this week. I don’t know about you but I always struggle with creating centers that are simple and fun for my students without having to spend a ton of money. 
Hop over to my Teaching Cheap post to see a super easy and fun center idea. 
While you are there pick up several printables that you can use to implement this center idea. 
Click the pic below to get this FREEBIE pack
Peace Out Peeps
Happy Friday
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Teaching Cheap {Week 1}

Hiya there Peeps
Shuna here 
I hope all is well in your teaching world
My littles are doing quite well! I am thrilled with their progress this year
I have been meaning to write a post about cheap and easy centers, that you can do in your 
classroom that require little to no money, for awhile now. I love doing centers and I love to find 
fun and engaging centers that my students will love. Sometimes making centers can become quite 
expensive and we all know how HIGHLY paid teachers are, right?!
I created two pin boards that are full of ideas that teachers can use to DIY their own centers
You can check out the boards by clicking each picture

I am going to TRY to post a fun and simple idea as often as possible
First up is an idea that I found and adapted
This week I tried a fun idea that I found on Pinterest by way of School Time Snippets
This a great center that not only works on fine motor skills but can also be adapted to suit so many skills! 
To make the Playdough Dig center gather all your materials. We are working on beginning sounds so I used letter magnets. You could also hide number magnets or tiles inside to make it a math center. 

The easiest way for me to make the Playdough Dig ball is to roll out the playdough as flat as I could get it then insert the letters. 
Once you have rolled out the playdough place the letters on it. 
Don’t push the letters down because it will cut the playdough and will pop out when you roll it up. 
I rolled it up and kinda pushed the sides in a bit. The letters will move around but that is alright. 
Next you are going to make a new layer and place the letters on. Place the first ball in the center of the new layer. 
Roll the second layer around the first one. You may have to rearrange some letters that fall off. 
You can just stick them on anywhere on the ball. 
This is how both layers looked when I rolled them together.

I then rolled out a 3rd layer and placed it over the ball making sure all the letters were covered. 
The finished project!!!

To store I placed in a plastic Ziploc bag. 
After students have completed their dig I had them make the ball for the next group of students that visited that center. You may have to model how you want them to make the ball. When introducing my centers for the week I model for them how I wanted them to clean up this station and get it ready for the next group. They did really well with it! They all wanted to make it hard for the next group of students to find the letters so they covered them up pretty well. 
I am super duper excited by this simple and fun center
Over the past few weeks we have done several Playdough Dig centers and the kiddos love them.
* Please be aware that this is the end of the month and the ink fairy hasn’t visited me yet :)*
You may proceed
Students practiced matching uppercase and lowercase letters.

 Digging for numbers

Digging and matching numbers
Digging and matching beginning sounds
The centers you could create are endless! 
I created several pages that you can use to get you started with this center idea. 
You can get all of these pages and more as a 
Do you have any awesome ideas for a playdough dig station? I would love to hear them. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think

Ferris….. Bueller….anyone?!

Make sure you check out this amazing freebie deal on Educents

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Peace Out Peepers

Happy Teaching

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