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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Black Friday DOLLAR Sale!!

I don;t think any other words are needed!! Check out all of these AWESOME products that are only $1 on Friday and Saturday!! I have linked up FOUR different items!

You can grab these items for $1 through Saturday night!

Have fun shopping!! Make sure to check out these other great DOLLAR Deals!

Monday, November 17, 2014

I am Thankful For... A Linky Party!

It's that time of year again! Can you believe it?! I am thankful for so many things; too many to capture here! 

Teacher/Blogger: There are many that come to mind; Amanda The Primary Gal, Greta over at Learning With Leeby, and my coworkers at my school just to name a few. The biggest name that jumps to my mind is Mandy over at Mandy's Tips For Teachers. Seriously! I am so thankful that I have connected with her. My journey as a TpT author and blogger would not even exist with out her. Mandy and I connected last winter. She needed some advice and an editor and I was lucky enough to respond and get the job :) She is so innovative and creative. Every time I edit a product, I am blown away at her creativity. 

She took me under her wing and almost urged me to create! Seeing her work put many (toooo many to be exact) ideas in my head. I decided it was time to give it a whirl and see what happened! Worst case, I would still have the resources to use with my kiddos school. Best case... I would have a store with resources that people wanted and loved. Best case, people would come to know my store and my resources. (My coworker was out of town last weekend and ran into some friends... who were talking about MY store... seriously... #sograteful!)

My family and I are so grateful to her. I am still trying to find a way to say thank you! This is a start I suppose!

If you haven't already, please check out her store. I can vouch for her math centers and her interactive notebooks! They are amazing. She hits the skills right on the head! 

Three Things in my Non-School Life:

First up, my child's' giggles. Seriously. There is nothing better then listening to your baby (almost two! AHH!) giggle while you play with the dog! Seriously, it just about brings tears to my eyes. He is so happy and has no care in the world. His innocent laugh will stick in my mind forever. He is the light of our world. I can't imagine my life without him. He is full of joy and spunk! He can dance like no other and he LOVES playing with his kitty and puppy. He loves cheese and piiiiizzzza! 

Secondly, My hubby. I am so thankful for him and the life we have built together. We have been together over 10 years, and I wouldn't change a day of it (ok... maybe a few). We have fought through being young, college years, deaths, fights and all that falls in the middle. We have created a life that is perfect for us. We are perfectly fine spending the night at home watching Mickey Mouse Club, or trying to keep the munchkin from literately sitting ON the cat. He keeps me in check and grounded. He manages the finances (even if it drives me crazy, I know it's for the best!). He even does some (...fine, MOST) of the cooking. He is just all around wonderful. I'm still trying to figure out how I got so lucky! 

Our Principal went to Hawaii... So we had a Hawaiian Day!

Finally, I wanted to keep school out of this post, but I can't. My school family the last 2 years has be AMAZING. I have worked in several places, and this is by far the best! We celebrate out highs and we support those with lows. We support each other in every way possible. I love going to work each morning- even after a really tough day. I have created many lasting friendships. I feel comfortable sharing my thoughts and opinions. I have a team that backs me up when situations arise. Best of all... we have FUN! 

A Product That I Can't Live Without
Hands down my Word Work Task Cards. These bad boys make word work and spelling FUN! Seriously... My kiddos said that "This is FUN Mrs. Nystrom!" "I actually like this!" I will tape them next time and share it! They love being able to choose how they are going to practice their words. They love getting using sand, or legos, or pipe cleaners. They love getting out the highlighters and the scrabble tile. Best of all... I can listen to them read their words and then trust them to choose their activity, get their materials, and then practice them ON.THEIR.OWN! It has been a huge motivator for kiddos and a HUGE time-saver for me. Annnd... I've discounted them just for you guys!! 

These are just a few of the MANY, MANY things I am thankful for!! 

If you are interested in linking up with me... here is the image! I would LOVE to hear what you are thankful for this year! =) Simply grab the image and list the teacher/blogger your are thankful for as well as three other things! Don't forget to include an activity/product (your's or someone else's) that you are thankful for! Then... add your link below!!

If you stuck around this long... you are in luck! I am giving away ONE of Mandy's November Interactive Notebooks

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Check out these other Teachers who also have a lot to be thankful for!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mrs. Dailey's Birthday Bash!


Melissa has thrown together one heck of a celebration! 

Check out over 100 different $1 deals!! 

I have 4 different products linked up!



Oh... and make sure you stop by and wish her a Happy Birthday (Mrs. Dailey's Classroom)!! 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Product Swap: Go Dig!!

Hey guys! I have been anxious to do a product swap for a while and was finally able to make it happen! This month, I was lucky enough to be matched with Crystal over at Primary on The Prowl!!

Seriously in LOVE with her logo! =D 
Of course, the first thing I did when I got my match, was head on over to store (HERE) and check out her awesome resources!

I was instantly drawn to Dig It! I am always looking for new ways to practice letter and numbers with my kiddos! We are all about hands on activities in our Learning Center! I work with several 1st graders this year! I run both a Math and Reading group with them! This bundle hit skills in both of their groups!! 

Check out how we used it! 

I decided to print the cards on different colored card-stock paper. I had the game all set up and ready to go when the munchkins came in!

This game is very similar to Go Fish! Students need to collect 3 of the same number. I called them "sets" with my group! Students ask their peers for the number they are looking for. If the peer has it, they hand it over, if they don't, they respond with "Dig It!"! The person with the most sets at the end,  wins! I used a bucket for the "Dig It" pile! Students had to "dig" in to grab their card. 

Demonstrating what a "Set" looks like!

DIG IT! (A student digging for their next card)

My kiddos LOVED this activity! I made a HUGE deal about having to dig for a card and they thought it was the funniest thing! My little lady couldn't stop giggling "This is sooo funny!!" over and over again! =D We have done a lot of letter recognition activities and this is the best that they have done with me this year! They were spouting numbers left and right! 

This is a MUST HAVE activity for any kiddo that needs help with number recognition! They were engaged and thinking during the entire group time! They also loved playing the game! It was a great big relief for me! Moans and groans about number practice get old!

**This is a bundled set!! I am looking forward to using the Alphabet version with my group in a couple of weeks! We are working on letters now! They are a very low group. **

Grab your copy HERE!! It is even discounted for the weekend!! 

I loved this product so much, I am hosting a giveaway for it! 
Enter the Raffelcopter at the end of the post below!!

Make sure you hop on over to Primary on the Prowl and see which product of mine she chose!! 
(It's also discounted!!)

Also, don't forget to check out all the other great Swap posts over at Jungle Learners!!

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

November Currently

I can't believe that we are already into November! Only 2 more months to the dreaded 'C' word (I cant think about that until Thanksgiving) and until my munchkin turns 2! EEKKK! I'm not sure we are ready for the terrible two's... then again, some days he is preparing us! =)


Listening: Eagen is watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse... Apparently they are missing rain, which could destroy their flower show! (In case you were wondering... their mouse-ka tools helped them out and they got their flowers!)

Loving: E has a little cold, so he is handing out the snuggles left and right! I could snuggle with him all day!

Thinking: I have a TON of things to get done! I am working on a project for school and a few November activities! Throw in planning for the week... and my day is pretty much full! 

Wanting: I think that is pretty self-explanatory... NEED COFFEE!

Needing: I have the prompts planned... now it's just a matter of typing and making them "cute"... as the hubby says!

Reading: In the limited spare time that I have, I am reading The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks! It's the 2nd or 3rd time, but it is still great. I went to see the movie when it came out and I.LOVED.IT! I think it may be my favorite movie of his! 

Happy November Friends!

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