Monday, December 16, 2013

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

It really is! Here's a little look at the weather we have here. A big snowy mess! But I love it.

This is my favorite time of the year… must why my wedding date is set for December 6, 2014! It's less than a year away, 355 days to be exact. But who's counting??

Last week, the sisters and I went to a wreath making class. Who knew about a million strips of curled paper, pins, and styrofoam would turn out so adorable! Our fingers were hurting but we each have a cute handmade decoration and lots of laughs to look back on.

Our classrooms are also all decked out for the holidays. We've been working hard on cute craftivities. Check them out…

Friday we celebrated Polar Express Day! Everyone wore their pjs. We enjoyed the story while sipping chocolate milk and nibbling on Oreos. Then we made a beginning, middle, and end train. We used a bunch of the activities from our Polar Express pack and ended the day with the movie. Such fun!

We also read, Merry Christmas Splat! We made inferences about what we thought was in that really big present… hmmm.

The Elf on the Shelf is HUGE with our kiddies. It's all they talk about so we wrote about what it takes to be a good elf and found this craft to go with it!

We have also been working on synonyms and antonyms. They make for such a cute hallway display.

Everyone is curious about what is going to be under their Christmas tree so we found this tree craft and wrote what we are hoping for!

I can't believe it's only 4 more days until break! Where is this year going????

Have a great night!
-Sister 3-

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday Madness

How many of you are crazy like we are and did some Black Friday shopping!?! There's just no way I was about to pass up the deals. I didn't go out Thanksgiving night or even wake up freakishly early but I did make it to the stores and snag ALL the things I set out for (and a FEW others!). These my my best deals…

Do you see a theme? I must be in the nesting phase! I also got some maternity clothes 50% from Gap. I'm pretty proud of my purchases. :) What was your best Black Friday buy?

I'm also into Cyber Monday, who doesn't LOVE shopping in their pjs and slippers? The sad part is I only bought two Christmas presents out of all these purchases! I guess I'll be venturing out to stores to finish the rest.

Speaking of Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) we're hosting a TpT sale! Check out our store for 20% off today and tomorrow. Don't forget to use the code "cyber" for 8% more ;)


Today I was supposed to be back at school with my kiddies but instead I was at CITW training. Who schedules a workshop the day after Thanksgiving break!?! Don't blame me… it's a three day workshop our principal sent 7 of us too. Because I have "baby brain" (did anyone else suffer from this???) I TOTALLY forgot about this training until yesterday afternoon, thankfully one of my fabulous co-workers texted me! So I was in a sub plan pinch. THANK GOODNESS for our emergency sub packs. I texted the sisters and had them throw one on my desk this morning! What a life saver.

***These are all on sale***

My kids were occupied and I was happy that I didn't have to spend an hour or two writing plans and sneaking into school early this morning to get everything organized. (Everyone knows this sister isn't a morning person!). Successful day with a sub and I learned a lot at my training. Who knew advance organizers, cues, questions, and nonlinguistic representations would be so interesting!? I'm exciting to revamp some of my lessons to include these essential learning tools! 


This week the sisters and I are also "hosting" conferences. Two LONG days and nights but it's always fun to talk to parents and share the wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful) things their kids are doing. I have a lot of catching up to do tomorrow… my hall bulletin board needs to get updated and I have to decorate for the holidays. I want the room looking good for all the parents!

We'll check in later this week and share the cutesy Christmas things we're up too! Catch y'all later.
-Sister 3-