Secret Santa Gift Exchange with The Elementary Entourage

I am so lucky to be a part of the Elementary Entourage! I get to blog with some of the coolest people around!

This year we did a secret Santa gift exchange, I was lucky enough to be matched with my real life BFF Kelsey from Aloha to Second
She knows me too well! Coffee and Owls are my thing!

I love the owls there are two a big one and a smaller one. The Starbucks cup is so fancy!! 

Now that you saw my awesome gift I have a small gift for you!
Click on the picture below!
Christmas Tree Ten Frames

Have a wonderful Christmas and check out all of the other Elementary Entourage bloggers gifts and treats for you!

Shhhh it's a secret! Secret Santa Gift Exchange!!


I love participating in Secret Santa Gift exchanges!  I love the surprise of receiving a gift but I also love shopping for others!
I had so much fun with this gift exchange hosted by the awesome Mrs. D's Corner.
My Secret Santa was Jorja from Teach and Tell US.
Jorja sent me an amazing box!!
Adorable box with a chalkboard accent
 I love to wear gray!

Yummy chocolate!

 A gift card to my FAVORITE store!!

I love everything in my box! Thank you so much Jorja, I am so excited to spend the gift card!!

Spooktacular Dollar Deals!!

Check out these spooky deals, so good they are scary!!

Tricks and Treats Blog Hop

 I am so excited to link up with my Elementary Entourage peeps and some other awesome bloggers to bring you a Tricks and Treats Blog Hop! There are so many fun ideas and great freebies and sales to help you have an awesome Halloween!
 My kiddos are a little extra wild when Halloween is near. To keep my classroom running smoothly we take frequent "brain breaks". My students work hard to earn a break, they are so excited to get the wiggles out! We have been watching the Halloween videos from Super Simple Songs on YouTube.

Another one of our favorites is "Shake Them Halloween Bones", a fun way to learn the names of body parts.

 Try some of these fun Halloween "brain breaks" in your classroom!
 Now here is a treat just for you! I LOVE the Dollar Tree, every time I walk into a store I get inspired! Back in September when the Halloween goodies were just being set out I found these goodies. I knew that they would make a great math center for my students! 

Click on the picture below to grab this FOREVER FREEBIE from my TpT store.

Spooky Ten Frames

Check out the other awesome bloggers for more Tricks and Treats! Happy Halloween!

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Happy Fall Y'all Blog Hop

I am so excited to link up with some great bloggers and friends for a fall blog hop hosted by the beautiful Stephanie from Mrs. D's Corner
! Hop through and get lots of freebies and ideas! 
 Fall is my favorite season of the year! Cool weather, yummy food, bonfires, hoodies, Halloween and Thanksgiving!! What more could a girl ask for?!?

Here are some of my fall favorites!
 Fall fashion!! Layering, sweaters, scarves and boots!!
These boots are so cute!

Pumpkin Pie Gelato is AMAZING!!! 

Baking is almost mandatory in the fall. This is one of my favorite recipes and its easy!  

Easy Pumpkin Cake
1 box of Spice Cake Mix
1 can of pumpkin
(You can add a handful of mini chocolate chips)
  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix two ingredients together. (Don't bother looking at the box. You don't need eggs, oil, or anything else, just the pumpkin.)
  • Transfer batter to a greased 9 inch pan. (Mixture should be thick, don't worry.)
  • Bake 25 minutes.
  • ENJOY!!

You are not a true fall lover if you don't have a funny tee! I am in LOVE with this hilarious shirt!

In my classroom fall means our "Storybook Pumpkin" Family Project is in full swing. Its so exciting to see how creative my students are!

This project is included in my Monthly Family Project Pack.

Monthly Family Projects

When I saw the Halloween items out at the dollar store I was so excited! I made this quick math center that I think my students will be CRAZY about!! Dollar tree ice tray and plastic eyeballs.
The ice tray makes the perfect then frame!
Spooky Ten Frames.
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Head over to The Learning Chambers to grab some more freebies and fall fun!
The Learning Chambers

August/September SLANT Box Exchange

I absolutely LOVE the SLANT BOX EXCHANGE!  It's a great way to meet other teachers/bloggers and an excuse to go shopping for awesome gifts!If you are not familiar with the exchange check out Lessons With Coffee Blog.
For August/September I was matched up with Kellee from Stomping Through First
She is such a sweetheart and expecting her first baby!!
Kellee spoiled me!!

Back to School Bash


Back to school!! School actually started August 11th.I have had my kiddos for three weeks and we have a great little community/family vibe going on. One of my favorite classroom activities is Foodie Friday. My students look froward to it all week.

Here are the Foodie Friday snacks we have made so far.

I created this to help my students write about and illustrate the snacks we create. This can be made into a cute class book or individual student books.
Just click on the picture to go to my TpT store.

  Cooking Our Way Through Kindergarten

I hope the school year is amazing for you! Have fun and teach on!!

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Thirty Minute Thursday-Meals Made in 30 Minutes

Hello everyone I am so excited to share a quick weeknight meal idea with you! Getting a good meal on the table can be hard during the school year!!
Meatloaf is my husbands favorite food. I think he would eat it every night if I made it. This is a quick school night recipe I use often.

I also make "Cheesy Corn" to go with the meatloaf. This is a stick to your ribs kind of meal.

This is one of my favorite things for cooking quickly. Each square is equal to one clove of garlic, just pop and go!!

I serve "baked"potatoes with this meal. I use the microwave to quickly cook the potatoes and Sister  Schubert rolls round out the meal.

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