Monday, January 2, 2012

A Freebie and a Whole Lot of Randomness

First, I have to THANK all of my blogging friends who took advantage of my "insane" TPT sale!!!  And, the best part of the whole thing...the sweet comments from friends who told me how much they appreciated it...that made it so worth while!  Oh, and the feedback left on the items that were purchased...priceless!  So, here is a little freebie as a thank-you...

Snowman Soup the picture to download.  After you download, come back here if you want to read some more randomness...

And if you care to read about is some complete randomness...

I'm getting ready to head back to work tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.  Alarm is set for 5:10, the kids clothes are set out for grandma and grandpa's house (my daycare) and I still need to go shopping for my lunches.  These breaks always fly by, but I am secretly ready to go back.  WHAT?!?!?! you scream?  Yep, it's time.  My husband has been off of work for 1 1/2 years on disability and I'm going a little cuckoo.  It's hard being on break with extra body in the 'em to death, but work is starting to sound more like vacation.

Is it horrible that I have NOTHING ready for tomorrow?  I mean, I know what I am doing, but walking into a classroom after 2 weeks is a little scary.  I am sure I have a few Christmas decorations still hanging around, I know the December calendar is still up and the custodians like to play tricks on us and move furniture around.  And...I need to get there early enough to print Cara's New Year unit, cut it out and get it in the math tubs {& laminate later}!  YIKES, especially when you have ONE color printer in the building that is so darn picky.  You have to literally stand there and feed it one piece of card stock at a time.  Not even kidding...

And since we only have that ONE gem of a color printer, I have to get my math tub stuff printed and made WAY ahead of time.  That's why I made this pack of 6 math centers for Valentine's Day.  Yep, Valentine's Day.  Let's see...26 pages, feeding that printer one page at a time...that should take me about 2  And I never have a spare minute in a school day to stand around feeding a printer one piece of card stock at a time...see what I mean...Valentine's Day doesn't seem that far way now, does it?

Click on the pic to check out the center pack. it ok to bribe you with a little something?  If you purchased my Chinese New Year Activity pack, it is feeling a little left out.  There is no feedback on that item yet.  : (  Maybe you need to try it out with your kiddos first, or maybe you just don't have time for feedback...  So here is your bribe.  If you purchased the pack (or if you go buy it now) and you go and leave feedback, come back here and be one of the first 5 to leave me a comment with your TPT user name, I will send you an item of your choice from my store.  You will need to leave your choice of item and your email address as well in the comment.  : )  Why do I care so much about feedback on this item?  Well, the competitive side in me is out in full force.  When I originally posted about this unit a few days ago, I was the ONLY one who had a lower-el Chinese New Year Pack out there!!!  And a few hours after that post...yep, you guessed it...a few more units popped up!  Holy Cow, does word travel fast!?!?!  I love my TPT friends, but I man, I thought I was kinda nice being unique for just that one moment...   : )  Silly, huh?

And another piece of randomness...totally not school related...I got a few iTunes cards for Christmas and I ventured into the app store for my iPod.  I think I was the last one invited to the Angry Birds party.  Can you say ADDICTED?  Blogs are addicting, but omiword, this darn game has me hooked.  My 5 year old and I fight argue over who gets to play next.  I secretly practice so I can beat his score...that kid has got an aim!!!  The funny thing is that he says to me (mid-game) "mom, now I know what those big bird pillows are at Meijer!"  Every time we would go to the store, he would ask me what those Angry Bird pillows were.  He's not in the dark any more...and neither am I.

One more, and I'm done babbling, I promise.  Yep, there is another party that I haven't been invited to and it is totally by choice (I guess).  I don't have a facebook account and I probably never will.  But, that leaves me wanting Pinterest even more.  Somebody needs to tell MR. Pinterest that it is dumb you have to have a facebook account to join (it's gotta be a guy that would do something like that...sorry guys).  So guess what I did?  I hijacked my mom's facebook password (with total permission) so I could invite HER to the Pinterest party and now I'm in the loop...kinda...with her profile and my boards.  Make sense?  Her facebook friends probably wonder why a retired teacher has so many school crafts and ideas all over her boards.  Funny, right?

Ok...I'm done...time to get ready for the craziness of tomorrow.



Jennifer said...

Thanks for the freebie!

The First Grade Dream

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Love Angry Birds =) Don't feel bad about not being "prepared" or needing a vacation from your vacation! We all know exactly what you mean! =)
First Grade Blue SKies

Sandra said...

I'm wishing I could buy the v-day centers for 2 bucks! That sale was insane!!! I loved it!! Thanks again! I didn't buy the Chinese New Year Unit because I don't teach that (YET!) but I will leave feedback for the other stuff I bought right now!

Sandra said...

^ just left you feedback for the Dolch Words Mega Pack! :):):)

Mary P. said...

Cute, cute, cute! I hope you'll link these up at my Snow Day Linky Party on my blog.

Pitner's Potpourri

Crayons and Curls said...

Thanks for the snowman soup freebie! So cute! :)
This would be a great "winter" gift for my students! :)
Crayons and Curls

Miki said...

I just bought your Chinese New Year unit...I left feedback :)
I am MikiK

Miki said...

ooops...I forgot to let you know, I'd LOVE the Valentine Math Centers Pack :). Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

I bought the Chinese New Year Unit when you first posted it. Love it! Thought it was unique and had a variety of activities! Can't wait to use it.
TPT user name: RSmith281
I would also love the Valentines Math Centers Pack
Thank You!

Rachel said...

Your Chinese New Year Unit is so cute! Love the song and art projects! Will be doing this on the 23rd of this month. Left you feedback! Thank you very much! Would love your Valentine Math Centers. :)