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Saturday, December 28, 2013

20% Sale on My New Year's Craft and other Winter Activities

Winter-themed products sale starts tomorrow.

Now would be the time to pick up my New's Years Craft and Writing Activities (as well as other winter-themed packets) on sale for 20% off.   This sale runs from 12/29-12/31. 

New Years Baby. 
The cover says 2013- the packet contains baby banners for 2013- 2017!
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Winter Tally and 7 More Read the Room Activities.
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Penguins Party Packet.
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Snowman Craftivity and Activities (Kindergarten and grades 1/2 versions.
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Sailing Into the New Year.
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Leave a comment and tell me which packet you'd like to win.  Please remember to leave an email address.  I'll give away one of each packet. 

Happy New Year!
Granny (Cindy)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

9 Days of Christmas: Day 9

Today's freebie is offered by none other than yours truly, me!  For today only, you can pick up my Winter Roll and Cover Games. 

Happy Holidays!
Granny (Cindy)

Monday, December 23, 2013

9 Days of Christmas: Day 8

Today's freebie is offered by Brittany at Lovely Literacy and More.  For today only, you can pick up Brittany's Santa's Workshop for free.  Trust me, you don't want to miss out on this 259 page packet!

Granny (Cindy)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

9 Days of Christmas: Day 7

Lucky day!  Today you will be able to pick up two freebies.  They are brought to you by Vicki at Traditions, Laughter, and Happily Ever After and Irene at Learning With Mrs. Leeby.   

For today only, Irene's Black Glitter Calendar Pack  and Vicki's Camp Common Core Centers will be available to you for free. 

Granny (Cindy)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

9 Days of Christmas: Day 6

Today's freebie is brought to you by Jennifer at Rowdy in First Grade.  For today only, her Addition Wheels will be available to you for free. 

Granny (Cindy)

Friday, December 20, 2013

9 Days of Christmas: Day 5

Today's freebie is brought to your by Amanda at Mrs's Pauley's Kindergarten.  For today only, her Number Book will be available to you for free. 

Granny (Cindy)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

9 Days of Christmas: Day 4

Today's freebie is brought to you by Brenda from Primary Inspired  For today only, her Trim the Tree: A Fraction Game will be available to you for free!

Granny (Cindy) 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

9 Days of Christmas: Day 3


Today's freebie is brought to you by Sarah from Sarah's First Grade Snippets.  For today only, her Inferring mini-pack will be available to you for free!

Granny (Cindy)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

9 Days of Christmas: Day 2

As promised, here's the freebie for day 2 from Nicki at Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten.  Nicki is sharing her Number Puzzles 1-20  with us.

Enjoy and don't forget to come back tomorrow for another great freebie. 
Granny (Cindy) 

Monday, December 16, 2013

9 Days of Christmas - 9 Great Freebies!

I am teaming up with a group of bloggers to give away one paid TpT product a day through Christmas Eve.

Each blogger has selected one day to give away one of their paid products.  This means you can snag a freebie each day from now through the 24th!  Each item will be offered for free for only 24 hours, so do be sure to download the product while you can. 

This fun give away is Irene Leeby's brain child, so if you get a chance to head over to her blog, I know she would love to hear from you (Learning with Mrs. Leeby) . 

Today's freebie is offered by Kimberly Ann at Live, Laugh, I Love Kindergarten.   She is giving away her Write the Room A, B, C's activity.  Click here to get it for free today only. 

Please be sure to come back tomorrow for another great holiday gift.

Happy Holidays!
Granny (Cindy)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sorting Cookies

I was playing with my cookie clip art and thought it would be great fun to have the kiddos engage in some sorting activities using my cookie clip art.

Sorting into cookie jars seemed perfect!   So... I had to make a cookie jar (clip art).  

Feel free to right click and save it to your files.  The gingerbread man freebie was posted last week.
Click here to download the png. file

I created a 24 page "Math Facts Cookie Sort" activity using my cookie graphics along with the cookie jar.  This file is in black and white only... in an effort to save on some of those printing costs!  The packet covers math facts (addition and subtraction) numbers 1-12.

 You can click here to head over to TpT for more information about this packet.

Have a wonderful weekend! 
Granny (Cindy)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Holiday Cookie Clip Art

I haven't had time to start my holiday baking BUT I have made some holiday cookie clip art.  This clip art package contains 37 holiday cookie images.  They include gingerbread men, mittens, stars, trees, and snowmen.
Click here to head to my TpT store for these cuties.

Enjoy this gingerbread man freebie!

Have a great week!
Granny (Cindy)

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Holiday Gift Project for Your Students (Freebie)

I really enjoy having the students make gifts to take home for the holidays.  Here's the issue though - the gifts need to fit ALL of my basic criteria:

  • They need to be easy for little hands to make.
  • They need to be inexpensive (the children I work with do not come from homes that can afford to contribute money for project supplies).  I know I will be purchasing all the supplies myself.  
  • They need to be winter themed, not Christmas.  (So many of the little ones I work with will not be showered with Christmas or Chanukah gifts).
  • They need to be a "quick" assembly.  The class I am working with has 30 busy little bodies. Projects can not take too long to assemble. 
  • And of course - they need to be cute! 

I originally saw this last year on 1st Grade Hip Hip Hooray and fell in love with it.  I altered it slightly and created an illustrated step-by-step guide (see below). 

Here you go.  Cute, inexpensive, easy to assemble, winter-themed gifts for your little learners to make.  Here's my version:

It's very quick and easy to go from 8-foot lengths of 1x3 pine boards (less than $2.00 an 8-foot piece) to this little cutie.  

I thank the Dollar Tree for sets of kids socks that are easily turned into winter snow hats.  The socks came 4 to a  $1.00 pack making each hat only 25 cents.  The googly eyes also came from the Dollar Tree, the pack was huge!  

For complete illustrated directions (freebie) , just click here!

Also don't forget to head over to TpT on 12/2 and 12/3.  It's their big Cyber Monday sale.  I'm offering 20% discount and they are adding an additional 8%.  That's right... a full 28% off all my products!
Click here to head over to my big sale!

Granny (Cindy)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Check Out This Deal!

I do not usually devote a post to something as commercial as a purchase BUT... I've wanted a laminator forever! I just didn't think I should spend the cash.

I saw this deal today on Facebook and jumped right on it. If you have been waiting to purchase a laminator, wait no longer.  Amazon is offering this one at almost 75% off!  It's now only $21.99 and the reviews are great.

I'm delighted that someone alerted me to this great deal and I thought I should pass on the favor.  I ordered mine today :)

Granny (Cindy)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Snowman Guided Art on Canvas

It was rainy here yesterday and I had winter on the brain. I put together this snowman guided art activity (on canvas).

I understand that most of us don't have a budget that allows for art on canvas, but I still couldn't resist. Here is the end product on canvas. It would be just as cute using paper and tempera paints.

Acrylic on Canvas

This project will take 2-3 sessions if you use canvas and acrylics.  If you use paper and tempera paints, it will take two sessions, at the most! 

The file below has complete guided art instructions.  This would be a wonderful gift for parents.
Click here to download the file.

Oh, and I also had time to create a few black and white printable frames.  Here they are:

There are 6 "Doodle" frames, all png/black and white files.  Each frame comes with both a transparent center and a white fill center.  I just put them in my TpT store but, if you are a follower and you think you can use them in creating student activities, just leave me a comment and your email address and I'll be happy to send you the file. 

Happy Thanksgiving,
Granny (Cindy)

P.S. If you didn't get last year's free Thanksgiving Roll and Cover games, click here.  They are perfect for this week's activities.
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Holiday Spin and Stamp: A, B, C Version and High-Frequency Word Version and a Freebie

My daughter asked me if I could create a Holiday/Alphabet Spin and Stamp set for use in the classroom. Of course, I was thrilled to do so. Once it was finished, I decided that I needed a copy using the first 25 high-frequency words for my tutoring group. 

I'm done and I've already headed over to the Dollar Tree to pick up those Bingo markers that the kids love to use. I'm set for Monday's tutoring session. 

I've posted both packets on TpT. 

Spin and Stamp A, B, C's

This 28 page packet contains:
  • Both upper and lower case spinners
  • Mixed upper and lower letter pages
  • Only upper case letter pages 
  • Only lower case letter pages
  • "I can..." statements printed on each page
Click here to see the packet in my TpT store.

Spin and Stamp: First 25 High-Frequency Words

This 12 page packet contains:

  • 7 Spinners
  • Snowman page (words: the, of, and , a) 
  • Moose page (words: in, to, you, is)
  • Gingerbread Man page  (words: that, it, he ,was) 
  • Stockings page  (words: for, on, as are)
  • Tree page (words: they, with, his, I) 
  • Candy Cane page (words: from, they, was, that) 
  • Snowman full body page (words: at, be, this, have)
  • "I can" statements printed on each page. 

Click here to see the packet in my TpT store.

Of course I'd love to give away 2 copies of each version.  Just leave a comment with your email address and tell me which version you would like to win.  I will select the 4 winners in random drawing on Sunday evening.

Winners were:  Lindsay D and Kinderkids: A, B, C version and Katie N. and Teaching with Sight: High-Frequency Word version.  Thanks everyone for your comments!

Just in case you are in school for a few days next week, I've created two quick Thanksgiving-themed language arts activities.  They both involve some drawing, so I know the kids will love them!

Click here to download the two pages. 

I searched the internet for the author of this poem.  I found the poem a MILLON times, but alas, no author.  If anyone knows the original source, please let me know so I can give due credit. 

Have a super weekend and wonderful Thanksgiving.
Granny (Cindy)
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Winter Clip Art Bundle and a Freebie

It's official... we are in the thick of the holidays! In honor of the winter holidays I put put together this 56 image clip art bundle. All images are 300dpi, png images.  They consist of both black line and color clip art.

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Just right click on this image (it's a freebie) to save to your clip art collection.

Have a great week.
Granny (Cindy)
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Turkey Guided Art and Writing Prompt Freebie

I really enjoy "guided art" activities in the classroom.  They are perfect "Fun Friday" activities, and even better springboards for creative writing.

This turkey guided art activity is quite easy and the writing prompt is a hoot! Feel free to enjoy this freebie with your students.  The writing prompt comes in both primary and secondary paper.  Just click below to download the file.
Click here to down load the file. 
Last week my granddaughter's teacher ask if I could "come up" with some turkey-themed math activities.  I had a blast putting together turkey activities for the pre-k and kindergarten student.  

Talkin' Turkey contains 7 autumn/Thanksgiving math centers to help reinforce basic number skills.

The packet contains:
*Clip and Count (pg 3-5).  Numbers 1-10.
*Roll and Trace (pg 6).  Numbers 1-6. 
*Roll and Color (pg 7).  Numbers 2-12.  
*Taking Turkeys Home (pg 8-17).  Numbers 1-10. 
*Turkey Roll and Color (pg 18)  Numbers 1-6. 
*Patterns (pg 19-21)
*Spin and Cover (pg 22-23).  Numbers 1-6.
Click here to go Talkin' Turkey at my TpT store.

I'd love to give away 2 copies of this math packet.  If you'd like to be included in a randrom drawing, please leave a comment along with your email address.

Granny (Cindy)

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