Sunday, April 26, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Week

Here are some great gifts for teacher appreciation week:

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas in a Mason Jar #teacherappreciation
Some ADORABLE ideas
 from The Country Chic Cottage.
The Ball tags are even included 

This cute letter made from
 crayons can be found

Just an absolutely sweet
 gift for any teacher from Domestically Speaking.

Some simple ideas for
any teacher gift from I Saw That Going Differently In My Mind....
Keep Calm and Teach On Frame from Call Me Crafty Al

Simple way to give a gift card from eighteen 25

Simple supply kit from less cake more frosting

A sweet simple idea to
brighten any classroom
from i should be mopping the floor

A CUTE little printable from Bloom Designs

A Supply Cake Idea from Three Pugs and a Little Boy


Sweet drink from lisa storms

If Teachers Were Apples I'd Pick You - CUTE gift idea and free print on { }

Beyond simple and a huge necessity from lil luna


Who doesn't love a little nail
polish and  nail file from she's kinda crafty

If you have any other great teacher appreciation gift ideas share them with us, we'd LOVE to know!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

An "Egg"cellent Bath!

Since Baby E never got a bath the night before I decided that on Easter and even days that follow to give her a fun little Easter bath.

Can you guess what I did??

Well... I decided to take the Easter eggs that had been sitting out in the bucket and a few that were in her basket and place them in her bathtub.

I let the water fill up in the tub

I then placed Baby E in her tub and let her play away. She had an ABSOLUTE blast. We kicked the eggs everywhere, grabbed them, tried to eat them. You name it, she probably did it. In the end though, as we played and kicked; the eggs were flying over the side of the tub and ending in between the tubs. 

We definitely had a lot of fun and a possible new tradition for our Easter baths.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Happy International Children's Book Day!

Picture From The Reading Teacher
Happy International Children's Book Day!

Here are a few sites where you can read free books:

We Give Books ~ an amazing place where you can read free books on-line to those favorite little ones in your life. You can also visit them on Pinterest to check out the variety of books and holidays/events they correspond to.

The International Children's Library  ~ a comprehensive resource regarding all books in all languages

Barnes and Noble On-line Story Time ~ a place where authors/actors collaborate to read a variety of books. Shown in movie form.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Celebrating Women's History Month: Harriet Tubman

As we celebrate Women's History Month, we take a look at one woman who changed everything; Harriet Tubman.  Araminta Harriet Ross was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820 and escaped at the age of 25. She was an African American Abolitionist, a Union spy during the Civil War, and a humanitarian. An amazing women whom help many slaves reach freedom.


Webquest: Harriet Tubman Web Hunt: Leading the Way to Freedom. This webquest provides students with a look at her childhood, her escape, her fight for justice, and the underground railroad.


Color Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman Word Scramble
Harriet Tubman Lesson Plan and Worksheet
Putting Together: Harriet Tubman Flip Book

Books about Harriet Tubman:

Who Was Harriet Tubman? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 

Who Was Harriet Tubman? by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Harriet Tubman: Freedom's Trailblazer 

Harriet Tubman: Freedom's Trailblazer by Kathleen V.   Kudlinski

Harriet Tubman 

Harriet Tubman by Ken Knapp Sawyer

Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage (Time For Kids Biographies Series) 

Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage (Time for Kids Biography Series)

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad 

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry

Harriet Tubman (History Maker Bios Series) Harriet Tubman (History Maker Bios Series) by Maryann N. Weidt

Friday, March 20, 2015

Easter Bunny Tin Can

Can you believe Easter is this late in the year...

A long time ago my mama and I found a fun activity for Easter. Of course, I don't remember where we got the activity from... I think it was from some magazine about 10+ years ago.

To complete this cute little tin can here's what you need:

* white felt (or other desired color) ~*~ this is for the bunny ~*~
* pink and black markers
* any color acrylic paint
* cotton ball or pom pom
* glue
* paint brush
* scissors
* old tin can ~*~ we used an old popcorn tin ~*~
* white paint ~*~ to prime before painting ~*~

Now, that you've gathered your supplies let's make your bunny tin :)

~1~ Go ahead and prime your tin can. Let dry.

~2~ Cut out the each of the templates for your bunny and trace onto the felt.

~3~ Now, cut the pattern from the felt and draw your bunnys face and paws.

~4~ Check to see if your tin can is dry; if it is dry go ahead and paint the can the color that you chose. Let dry. ~*~ Add second coat if necessary ~*~

~5~ Once your can has completely dried, glue the felt head onto the back of the can. The head should be sticking out above the can. Now, grab the paws and glue them to the front. Take your cotton ball and glue on the back of the can underneath of the bunny's head.

~*~ Optional: you can add a "Happy Easter" sign in your favorite felt color ~*~

~6~ Add Easter grass and other trinkets inside of the can. 

~7~ Once your done put it on display for everyone to see :).

Monday, March 16, 2015

Celebrating Women's History Month: Susan B. Anthony

As we continue to celebrate Women's History Month, we take a look at another woman who has changed everything; Susan B. Anthony. She was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She was a suffragist who fought for women's rights. 

Visit her House
Brain Pop: Lessons and Ideas

Susan B. Anthony Coloring Page
Another Susan B. Anthony Coloring Page
Susan B. Anthony Printable Book

Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Women's Rights (Ready-to-Read Stories of Famous Americans Series)Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony: Presidents and Patriots of Our Country (History Maker Bios) 

Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women's SuffrageSusan B. Anthony: Fighter for Freedom and Equality

Monday, March 9, 2015

Celebrating Women's History Month: Rosa Parks

As we continue through Women's History Month, we take a look at another amazing woman who paved the way; Rosa Parks. She was born on February 4, 1914 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Rosa Parks was an African-American Civil Rights Activist who refused to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. In doing so she was arrested and convicted, these actions began the Montgomery Bus Boycott. An amazing woman who faced many hardships afterwards, but changed history. Rosa Parks passed away on October 24, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan.


Rosa Parks: How I Fought for Civil Rights (Scholastic)


Rosa Parks: Mini Book
Reading Comprehension: Story of Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Rosa Parks Word Scramble
Rosa Parks Coloring Page 2


 Rosa Parks: My StoryI Am Rosa ParksThe Bus RideWho Was Rosa Parks?Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Pioneer (Time For Kids Biographies Series)Rosa ParksMeet Rosa ParksRosa Parks