Five for Friday November 21

We are linking with the very talented Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching.
Our Thanksgiving Informative Reader's Theater is a fun way to learn and share about the upcoming holiday.
You can pick it up at our store.
 So, last Friday night I went to see the fantastic Patty Griffin at the ACL Live Theater.
It was my first time to see her in concert, even though she is a sometime resident of Austin.
The concert was fantastic, amazing, fabulous, beautiful and need I say more?
She wrote her album "American Kid" for her dad.
I loved all the stories about her dad she shared.
I love Mo Willems!
I have been lucky enough to see him speak and meet him several times.
He is so young!   That is my first thought.
Next, I think about how I wish I could draw like Mo.
Then, I think I wish I had my own Knuffle Bunny or my own Pigeon.
I could go on.....and on.
This week I decided to share "The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!" and "Knuffle Bunny Too" 
with the sweeties.
My favorite thing about these stories on DVD is that they are voiced by Mo, his wife 
and daughter, Trixie.   There are a quite few hilarious ad libs from Mo and Trixie.
It was our Fall Scholastic Book Fair this week.   Well, we finish up on Tuesday.   
Two more days of school and two more days of book fair. 
Can you say tired?
It is a lot of fun, but boy-oh-boy,  it is work.
I am glad the sweeties get a chance to buy some books at school.
They get soooooo excited!
The reason we only have 2 more days of school?
Thanksgiving Holidays, of course.
We are wishing you all a very happy, thankful and safe Thanksgiving.

Tuesday Talk

It has been a little cold outside here in Texas.

But our hearts are warm thank to the current fundraiser on TpT.


Please join us to help Post Elementary in Post, Texas recover from a devastating fire.

Very generous TpT sellers have donated terrific products to benefit this fundraiser.







 Have a wonderful day,


Brrrrr.....It Is a Little Cold Outside

So, the cold weather made us start thinking about weather.   Wild weather, that is.   We live in Tornado Alley.    It may not be tornado season, but we were inspired to stay home and whip up a new product.
Tornado: Fact and Opinion

And look who is else is whipping up something for colder weather....

Which one is your favorite holiday drink?

Stay warm!

Five for Friday for Nov. 7

Happy first week of November! I have to say, I am glad October is over. After having a month full of a broken wrist and Snapshot, I was overjoyed to see the calendar turn to Nov. 1.
We are joining with the talented Kasey over at Doodlebugs today.
I'm thankful for Amy, my sister and an elementary-school librarian. She lets me know about the best books. The Poppy Lady was perfect to bring out for Veterans Day.
 The Poppy Lady

And Amy also made this Veterans Day Unit for me. I'll be using the Fact & Opinion on Monday. We have off on Tuesday.
 Veterans Day for SLPs by All Y'all Need

If you need something for Veterans Day, All Y'all Need also has a ABC Order {Freebie}.
 ABC Order for Veterans Day Freebie by All Y'all Need

A hint for my Secret Santa.

And, a family reunion! ALL is ALL together this weekend with a visit from Lisa, who brought my Texas Tech son as a surprise!


Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary

Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary


On Sunday, September 21st, the only elementary school in Post, Texas caught fire and burned for several hours. Two grade levels have lost everything.   More grades have suffered severe smoke and water damage to their classrooms. Like most small, rural towns in West Texas, the school in Post is the heart of the town. The majority of community activities revolve around the local schools. 

To show our love and support for Post Elementary, caring bloggers and TPT sellers have graciously donated products for fundraiser bundles! Let’s show our love and support for our fellow teachers that are rebuilding their classrooms and teaching their children.  Products in the bundles are worth over $200! TPT sellers that have graciously donated products. All of the bundles will be available for the entire month of November. All of the proceeds will go to the Post Elementary teachers to help them rebuild their classrooms. The bundles include the following:


Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary



Saddle Up For 2nd Grade – That’s a Fact Jack: Math Fact Fluency Minute Test
Show Me the Money Unit

Michelle Griffo from Apples and ABC's - I Know My Colors

Jamie Pink from Bright Concepts 4 Teachers - Time Telling Task Cards

Valerie Donaldson from Georgia Grown Kiddos - Morning Meeting Calendar Time

Angie Olson from Lucky Little Learners - Addition Interactive Notebook

Dixie Selva from Teachin' Little Texans - Magnet Mania Unit

Nicole Alderson from Rowdy in Room 300 - A Year of Ten Frames Worksheets



Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary


Greg Smedley from The Kindergarten Smorgasboard – What Does The Fox Say? CVC word work mega pack 

Patty Rutenbar from 2nd in Line – Cause/Effect for 1st and 2nd Grades

Arisbeth Rossi from Sailing into Second Grade - Sub Teacher Pack

Haley O'Connor from My Silly Firsties - Colorful Editable Teacher Planner

Ashley Schroeder from Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd - ELA SCOOT and SCOOT JR.

Kacey Mclendon from Doodle Bugs Teaching - Reading Comprehension Printables


K-2 Reading Bundles #2


Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary

Saddle Up For 2nd Grade – Knuffle Bunny Mini Unit

Angela Nerby from Hippo Hooray of Second Grade! - Making Words for the Whole Year

Rachelle Smith from What the Teacher Wants - Guided Reading Mini-Lessons

All Y’ALL Need - A Unit Inspired by Snow White 

K-2 Reading Bundle #3


Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary


Holly Ehle from Kindergarten Connections - RTI: Letter Confusions Investigations

Hadar from Miss Kindergarten - Sentence Scrambles {sight word practice}

Kristen Walker from Easy Teaching Tools - Handwriting without Tears for the Entire Year

Amanda Richardson from Mrs. Richardson's Class - Scarecrow Fun


Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary



Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary


Meg Anderson from The Teacher Studio – Exit and Entrance Slip Bundle

Diane Hubacz from Teaching with Moxie - CRASH: A Multiplication Game

Lacie Brown from Polka Dots and Pencils - Superfun Back to School Activities

Lory Evans - Multiplication Game Boards

Retta London from Rainbow City Learning - CeeCee Math Halloween

Stephanie Chambers from Learning Chambers - 3-digit addition and subtraction station with QR codes

Amanda Wilp from The Primary Gal - Division Task Cards

Saddle Up For 2nd Grade – Popping into Place Value: A Unit up to 1,500


3-5 Reading/ELA Bundle


Helping the Heart of Texas: A Fundraiser for Post Elementary


Katie Klohn from Miss Klohn’s Classroom – December Literacy Station



April Smith from Performing in Fifth – Plan a Field Trip Project-Based Pack 



Amy Alvis - United States Regions and Poster Pack 



Michelle Harper from No Monkey Business - Literary Elements (Make a Case for...)



Lacie Brown from Polka Dots and Pencils - Superfun Back to School Activities



Tanja Tlusty from Journey of a Substitute Teacher - Natural Disasters Nonfiction Pack



Nicole Swisher from All Things Apple in 2nd - What's the POINT, anyway? Activities to teach Author's Point of View


You can purchase the entire 3-5 bundle here. Due to file sizes, we were not able to bundle the entire K-2 sets. You can clickhere to visit our entire store. 

We would also like to give a shout out to the amazing Nicole from TPT! Her guidance and support of the fundraiser has been incredible. What a wonderful community to be a part of! We would like to also thank Marcy from Saddle Up For 2nd Grade for making this amazing fundraiser happen. :) 

Five for Friday

Happy Halloween!
We are joining with the talented Kasey over at Doodlebugs today.
Sale time!
Our store is 20% Friday and Saturday.
We love sales.   We love TpT.   
 I know I shared my some of my favorite Halloween books on Tuesday.
But I have to mention my all-time favorite, numero uno choice.
Harriet makes me so happy.   
She is dog who loves her candy.   She loves sorting her candy.  She hides her candy.  And unwillingly shares her candy.
Most of all, I love her mad sorting skills.
The Hallo-Wiener is a must each Halloween.
I mean he is the best.
A couple of years ago, I got to see Dav Pilkey in person.
This would have never happened years ago.   The man did not do school visits or publishing tours.
Now, he is out and about talking books.
He is such a nice man.   
It was a joy to meet him and talk to him.
I knew I had seen Spookley before.
But I did not realize the genius of a little square, pumpkin.
The video Spookley the Square Pumpkin is so entertaining.
I think this is the case of the movie being better than the book.
Yep, I said it and I mean it.
And, while we are talking movies.
I went to the movies last weekend with my BFF.
We saw St. Vincent.
Run, don't walk to see it.
If you are a Bill Murray fan, you will not be disappointed.
If you love Melissa McCarthy, get ready to see her as a struggling mom.
And, I did not know Jaeden Lieberher before the movie.
But he is P-R-E-C-I-O-U-S.
Just a note.   My BFF and I are already threatening to order each other the massaging seat covers for Christmas gifts.

Enjoy your Halloween weekend!