Thursday, January 24, 2013

Giveaway and Freebies

A few months ago, I began reading all this stuff about Pete the Cat.  Well, I can honestly say, I had no clue who in the world this cat was.  I had never heard of him.  I guess I probably should have, but I was oblivious.  Then, we got some money and ordered books with CDs.  Well, since I had heard TONS about Pete, I made sure I got the Pete the Cat CD.  Yesterday, some of my sweet, little friends discovered the books about Pete.  All of a sudden, I heard this book come on that kept singing with this beat, "I have white shoes... I have white shoes... I have white shoes... I have white shoes..."  All I'm saying is it is cute, but it has a beat.  Have you ever tried to do guided reading when a book with a "beat" comes on the CD player?  It is definitely time to invest in some headphones.  Every time the song comes on, my entire class comes to a stand still and sings, "I have white shoes... I have white shoes..."

Oh, and to add to Pete the Cat, there is a slight chance of snow tomorrow depending on what news source you check.  If you know where I live, you know that one flake is like being given $100 for absolutely no reason.  Well, one of my sweet children informed the class during dismissal that her Mama said that we didn't have school tomorrow.  I did my best to diffuse that thought process, but I have a feeling I may have a few out tomorrow based off my kid's comment.  A day in first grade is definitely never dull.

Now, real quick, I am taking part in my first giveaway.  I am super excited.  One of my new blogging/TPT friends is celebrating hitting a few milestones, so she is having one of the biggest giveaways I've ever seen.  Definitely go check out her blog.  You will not regret it!  Some of my favorite bloggers and TPT people are a part of this one.  Click on the picture below for more information.

Also, I've been working on some word work items for my team, so I thought I'd share a few with you guys.  They are sheets for Y as a vowel.  That being said, one of them could easily be used to practice syllables even if you aren't covering that specific sound.  If you like the pages, Click on the images below to get them.

Alright, time to get a little rest.  You want to know how I know?  A girl walked in where we were eating and made eye contact with me and I waved at her.  Normal, right?  That would be a negative.  I looked at my hubby and said, "I don't know why I waved at her.  I don't have a clue who that is.  I've never even seen her before."  Yep... sad, but you know you are laughing at how goofy I am right now :)

Happy Thursday night (before Friday)!


  1. I have done the wave thing before! And I wanted to die of embarrassment. You are not alone!

    We just finished up a study of y as a vowel today. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

    1. What's funny is I was so tired that I don't think it registered with me that I should be embarrassed :)

  2. Thanks for sharing the giveaway info! I have never heard of her blog-heading over to check it out now. Oh and I love the freebies, thanks. Your team must be oh so happy to have you. You always do such a great job with your printables.

    1. No problem :) Glad you like them :) I hope they would keep me :) Honestly, we each have different strengths and creating just happens to be mine. They are truly the best team in the world :)