Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Room on the Broom Freebie

Hi there!

Happy Wednesday! You're halfway through the week :) Yay! That's good news!

More good news?

Ella strongly prefers napping on my lap.

That's good news for you, not so much for me.

See, awhile back I started a "Room on the Broom" unit. It's one of my very favorite Halloween books and I decided I wanted a unit to go with it. It was to be my first unit for TpT since having Ella in September. I was feeling truly inspired!

And then the nap incidents happened. Repeatedly. And I ran out of time to complete the unit before Halloween.

A RARE photo depicting Ella napping in a location other than her mama's lap :)
This turned out not to be a complete loss for two reasons:

1} I love Ella snuggles.
2} You get what I did finish... for FREE!

Yay!

See? Good news!

The FREEBIE "Room on the Broom" unit features 3 extension activities:

1} Questioning Cards
2} Sequencing Cards
3} Cause and Effect Cards





I hope you can find some time to use these activities with your students before Halloween rolls around next week!

I do plan on adding the rest of my ideas to this unit and making it a priced unit at some point in time. Who knows when that will be!  Hopefully some time before Ella's 1st birthday!

Click the picture below to grab this freebie from TpT. If you do download it I would appreciate your positive feedback. It's been a little while since I posted a freebie on TpT!


Have a great day!

~Halle

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Introducing Ella Grace

I've been MIA for awhile, but I promise I have a good reason! Just a quick little post to let you know what's been keeping me occupied these days :)

Introducing Miss Ella Grace...

3 days old


Ella was born on September 13, 2014 at 9:47am. She weighed 8 lbs even and measured in at 20 1/4 inches long.  We didn't know what we were having before Ella was born, and both her daddy and I thought SHE was going to be a HE! So, needless to say, we were pretty surprised!

We are so in love with this little lady!

not always a fan of pictures


Once we get some sort of routine going {haha}, I hope to check in a lot more often. Until then, I'll be busy snuggling this little muffin!

~Halle



Monday, August 11, 2014

Meet Me, Teacher Blogger Linky!!

I'm so excited to be participating in this little linky thrown by my friend Stephanie at Falling into First.  I love getting to the chance to know all of my favorite bloggers a little better.


Before I answer all of Stephanie's questions, here's a little blurb about me...

I've been married for 2 years to my loving, sarcastic, hard-working, and supportive husband, Dave.  We are expecting our first baby in just under a month. {Hopefully he/she is not like me in that I am almost always late!!!!}. We live in a cute little house with our dog, Georgie Girl, who is my four-legged, furry baby, and our cat, Mac, who is sweet as can be.  Life has been extremely good to me :)



 Now, onto the questions...

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...

my Georgie Girl, lattes, pale pink nail polish, beach days, summer nights, breakfast foods, evening walks, fonts, and naps

IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?

a newscaster or graphic designer

THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU

sensitive, creative, shy

FINISH THE SENTENCE, "_________________" SAID NO TEACHER, EVER!

paperwork is the best part of my job!

Q: IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO YOUR PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?

Justin Timberlake, Emma Stone and Jimmy Fallon

Q: IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?

Just a Small Town Girl

Q: YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?

invisibility

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?

i have so many. here are a few of my favorites




Q: IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

like a prayer {madonna}

Q: ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

morning person...about 20 minutes after my alarm goes off

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?

probably my comprehension passages, although my favorite is usually whatever i've just finished!



SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU!

i'm half italian which no one would ever guess given my fair skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes. {ok, naturally light brown hair and blue eyes}

So fun, right?!  Make sure you join up with Stephanie and/or head to her blog to learn about many more of your favorite bloggers!! Click the button below to head on over!