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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Share-and a freebie

I've been in one of those "blah" moods today. I hate when that happens.  I'd rather be all cheery and happy go lucky, but every once in a while---I get stuck in a rut, and have a pity party for myself.  I even brought treats to my party. 

Red velvet brownies--found a recipe online and tweaked it--the recipe sounded blah too
 (I will share in What's Cooking Wednesday)

See, I even called baked goods blah---anything fattening should never be blah!  
I even had a date night with the hubby last night (that happens MAYBE 1-2 times a YEAR!) 
 With two kiddos and them being involved in things---makes it hard to go out sometimes.
I went and gambled *GASP*  First time in my uhm, 30something years! ;)  
It was quite fun, but I left before I did any major damage. 

If you're from Ohio, this is where we went.  It was fun for a night out just the two of us!
But then this morning, the blahs hit me.  I'm not sure if it's a case of Mondayitis, winter blues, or a little of both.  Whatever the case, I need to snap out of it. 

Now to Sunday Share 

I wanted to share with you some of the things that I've made the past week.  

First up, March is right around the corner.  I had to get my March prompts ready.
Here is a sample from the packet.  You can click the picture to grab you a copy.

I also was working on Fairy Tales/Fables the past couple weeks, and I wanted to extend it.  I created a unit to be used during the Three Little Pigs.  It has a nonfiction reader in it as well.  After creating this, I thought I'm holding on to it for emergency sub plans.  It is going to be perfect for that!

Here is a sample from the set above. It's to be used reading any version of the Three Little Pigs AND the True Story of the Three Little Pigs.  
 Again, you can click the picture below to grab you a copy.

Then, after I made and posted these things over the past week, I thought it was time I made a freebie as well.  I thought MAYBE, just MAYBE that would get me out of my case of blahs.  
I'm so thankful for all the support you have given me on FB, blog, TpT.  I'm blessed to have even gotten to know some of you through emails too!!  You are all wonderful!! 

Here is a new game we will be using in my classroom.
Click the image to head over to TpT to grab you a *FREEBIE*
While you're there, feel free to shop around 
(Shameless plug, I know---but hey, I NEED that bakery!!!) 
If you don't shop, the freebie is still there for the taking, of course ;)
Please be kind and leave feedback. 


  1. Love all of your stuff! Thanks for the freebie!

  2. Fabulous! Just fabulous!! You deserve a bakery, and I hope you get it soon!

    Adventures in First with Mrs. Key

  3. That unit looks huge. I am hoping over to check it out more. Thanks for the freebie!

    oh and those brownines... oh my..my

    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

  4. I am sorry you were feeling blah today. Those red velvet brownies would have cheered me right up!! Your items are fabulous as always :) I am off to check out your writing prompts, they look great!

    Surfin' Through Second

  5. I think you're feeling blah because you've been working too hard! lol I don't see how you get so many cool units made. Are you going to do more fairytale units? The kids always love fairytales and folktales, don't they. Oh wait, forget that, I just told you you were working too hard and then I turn around and ask if you are making more.
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  6. I think we need to live closer OR you need my mailing address for when you feel blah- I can take those brownies off your hands- really- I don't mind:)
    Love the fairy tales!!!
    Going Nutty!

  7. I am SO digging the "WHACK Pack" -- adorable and fun!! This is a skill my kids desperately need to practice...they will love it!

    Happy Teacher Heaven

  8. Deanne,
    Sorry to hear you have the blahs, I hate that. I resort to brownie therapy as well. Check your email.
    Finally in First

  9. Those brownies look so good!!

  10. I am wondering when you have time to do all these units?? At my school we have to follow our reading program (reading street) every day so as much as I would LOVE to teach units I don't get to. Does your school not have a reading program that you must follow? Or do you fit it in at other times of the day.

    1. We used to have to follow a basal. We use(d) Treasures. We are now using it as a guide, and we implement some of our own activities as long as we are following our pacing guide/standards. Though I do use my basal frequently, I do "off weeks" and extend stories or other lessons. Our last story selection was Folk Tales/Fables/Fairy Tales---and the next story is Olivia. This falls perfectly in between and it's a way for me to extend writing, math and grammar skills and throw in some nonfiction reading as well (There's a nonfiction pig story in the unit) :) As we continue to merge into Common Core, I think I will be able to do more units like this within in my classroom. :)

  11. Thanks so much for the great freebie! It is a great way to review the v-e syllable. I was excited to find a fellow Ohioan in the blogging world! I love your blog! It is adorable:)

    The Phonics Phenomenon


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