Giveaway Winner & a Freebie

Congratulations to Amy McRae for being randomly selected as my Fire Safety Giveaway winner! 

I am the unluckiest person in the world and I NEVER win giveaways when I enter. In case you just so happen to feel like you are the unluckiest person as well, I will be sending all of those who participated in my giveaway a little something special via email as a token of my appreciation for participating. I really do appreciate your interest and your time. Thank you!

Although Fire Prevention Week is October 5th-11th this year, the kindergarten classes at my school will be learning all about fire safety a week early. Regardless of when you are teaching fire safety at your school, it is important but can be so much fun! We have planned as a whole kindergarten to try our first PBL, Project Based Learning, project together this week that will go hand in hand with our fire safety unit. Check back later to see how we integrated PBL into our fire safety unit and to see how my Fire Safety Literacy, Math, & Activities Pack was used in my classroom. 

One of the many activities included in my pack is my Color by Color Words activity sheets. I love to use these as morning work or as an early finisher activity. Click here to grab a sample as a freebie. :)

A Fire Safety Giveaway!

Like all TPT sellers, I strive to make products that are quality, meaningful products that can be used to supplement instruction in the classroom. If I don't feel like a product is good enough to be presented to others, it doesn't get uploaded. So with that being said, I think all of my products are great; however, sometimes I begin to make a product and it far exceeds my expectations of what I had envisioned for it. I feel this way about my Fire Safety Literacy, Math, and Activity Pack that I recently completed and uploaded into my store.

I have put a lot of time into making this, and have already gone back in and added more activities twice because I just keep coming up with ideas. I finally have it the way I love it, and with Fire Prevention Week just around the corner, I want to share it in a giveaway for one of my followers! But first, a little prelude into the giveaway...

Here is a little sneak peek into this Fire Safety pack...

-Write the Room with Writing the Word and First Sound Fluency Differentiated Option
-Can, Have, Are Anchor Chart Labels and Pictures & Student Can, Have, Are Recording Sheets
-ABC Order with Fire Safety Words
-Safe or Dangerous?: Nonsense Word Fluency with Basic CVC Words & Blends Differentiated Option

-Syllable Sort: Cards and Student Recording Sheet
-Rhyming with Fire Words
-Label It! Sheets with Cut & Paste Word Banks
-Color by Color Words Student Sheets
-Original Fire Safety Book for Read Aloud

-Missing Number with One and Two Numbers Missing for Differentiation
-Number Ordering: 2s, 5s, and 10s
-Put Out That Fire! Quantity Discrimination
-Count the Room: Up to 10 and Up to 20 for Differentiation
-Fired Up About Measurement with Non-Standard Measurement

-Fire Collage: Great for Fine Motor Skills
-Three Thank You Card Templates
-Firehouse Glyph

This pack is geared more towards Kindergarten and beginning of the year 1st Grade, but can be altered to be used for interventions in 2nd Grade. 

To enter for your chance to win this product for free just in time for Fire Prevention Week in October, go and follow my TPT store and you're in!

Good luck!

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September Currently

I can't believe that it is already time to do the September Currently with Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade! I always enjoy these because it really causes me to sit down and reflect and think forward into the next month because it always makes me realize how quickly the next month has come. So, here it goes...

Listening: My BFF, Jena Hudson at Sew Much Music, is over spending the better part of the day with me, and our choice of music to play while working on TPT products and things for our classroom is always The Best of the 90's. Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Hanson, & N'SYNC really get the creative juices going. 

Loving: I know that I am in good company when I say that I am a fall fanatic, and I am seriously so ecstatic that it is not too far away anymore. I honestly think that fall is the only reason I didn't go into deep depression when summer break came to an end. I love pumpkin scented everything, and very little makes me happier than seeing it back out on the shelves right now. I'm looking forward to hoodies, bonfires, cool air, colorful leaves, and all the various fall festivals; more specifically, I am looking forward to my city's Oktoberfest the first weekend of October. I'm sure I'll have something in my October Currently all about my excitement for that. Alex and I will also be having our engagement pictures taken this fall, so I am really looking forward to that. 

Thinking: I wish I had one more day to get stuff done before the work week. I realize that I already had one extra day to get things completed this weekend because it was a holiday, but let me tell ya... holiday weekends are so much busier for me. We end up spending more time out running around, more time with family, more time for friends, and more time for relaxation. It isn't until the night before going back to work that I realize I had big plans for getting stuff accomplished, and very little of it happened. I am preparing to start sending home our high frequency words on flash cards, and I have sixteen sets of weeks 1-4 words that I need to get cut out and put into baggies so they can get in binders tomorrow to go home, but am I actually working on that or the 5,679 other things I need to be doing? Nope. I am doing this blog post. Priorities, people! ;) 

Wanting: food and caffeine. I have yet to have either of these mandatory things today, but I am looking forward to Pizza Hut and a Dr. Pepper for lunch. Mine and Jena's go to meal on our days together.

Needing: to cut out lamination. Like I said before, I have so many things to do and I have probably five pounds of lamination in the backseat of my car that needs to be cut out. I will be driving my fiancĂ© and puppy crazy later this evening with cutting it out, and we will all be finding and picking up pieces of lamination out of the carpet for a week, I am sure. 

3 Trips: Hawaii- I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. I love going to tropical places to vacation and relax, and Hawaii has always seemed to be the epitome of that. 
Australia- Birthplace of Keith Urban, home of koala bears, and beautiful scenery. No need to explain this any further.
London- I love traveling abroad, and although I have been to Europe, England wasn't one of our stops. I would love to go and walk around in a foreign country where I can understand other people, and where they can understand me. That would be another reason for Australia as well. 

I hope everyone has a great September!