Homeschool Care Package

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If you know me well, then you know that I am SUPER close with my family. Knowing that, you can probably imagine how sad I was when my sister moved across the country! (GAH! And right when I had my baby... COME BACK!) 

Even though I miss my sister and her family, (LIKE CRAZY) I have found a lot of joy in sending them packages. My mom and I have come up with some really great packages, and I want to share one with you today.

While they are away, my sister is homeschooling her kids. So my mom and I decided to send them a homeschool care package. I was so excited to send them this package, because I love ALL things school related. :)

First we started by decorating a box from the post office... A package is fun, but a DECORATED package is BETTER and more fun!

We raided the school and dollar section at Target, so we could send a personalized pencil box to each child. Each box had pencils, crayons, fun erasers, stickers, a multicolored pen, flash cards, chapstick, and candy... we always send lots and LOTS of candy.

Along with the pencil boxes, we sent an enormous amount of stickers and I had to include some Scentos. They were especially excited to get these fun, smelly markers!

They also got lots of flash cards and books! I was pretty impressed with the workbooks at Target and they were only a dollar, too!

I also included one of my own games! This fun game came from my Contractions packet on TpT.  You can check it out {here}!

It was a challenge to fit everything in the box! I had to re-pack it a few times! When they got the package, I got to watch them open it via Skype. They were so excited until they realized it was full of school supplies... ha! Let's just say they really enjoyed all of the candy and the game I made. :)

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A Twist on Writing Goals!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Have you thought about your goals for the new year? When you get back to school, are your going to set goals with your students? (YES! Of course your are!) I have a fun goal writing craft that you and your students are going to love! (It's stuff like this that makes me miss teaching... sniff... sniff...) Get ready for these fun Goal Oriented Party Hats! And not only are they super fun, but the template is only $1.50 on TpT!

With these adorable party hats, the creative possibilities are ENDLESS! Your students will enjoy looking at their classmates hats and yours (this is an activity that the teacher must participate in)!

This activity can be done in class, or your can send it home as a homework assignment. If you choose to send it home, there is a parent letter included in this packet.

Have a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Bring it on 2015!

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Happy, Happy December!

I've always loved Christmastime, but Christmas with a kid??? WAY more fun! I've had so much fun showing my little guy all the joys of Christmas and he's loving all the "lights!" 

I've been warned about having a baby with a Christmas tree and everyone keeps telling me that he'll destroy it... wrong! He just sits there and looks at it. He's touched it a couple of times, but he pulls his hand back really quickly when he realizes how prickly it is. I've also put our Christmas tree in our office, and having it out of sight, out of mind helps a lot, too! I've made a few changes to our tree this year. To see last years tree, click {here}. 

In my family, these felt stockings are a Christmas tradition that goes back a few generations. They are so special, because so many hours go into each and every one of them! I've been busy working on my little buddy's stocking and I'm determined to get it finished before Christmas moring! Ideally, it would have been finished before December.... but ya know... life got in the way.... ;)

Here are our stockings... we love them! My childhood stocking is similar to my stocking now. My mom says they are too special to her and so she won't let us kids have them. They are hanging in my childhood home on the fireplace right now and I'm okay with that. :)

My favorite part of Christmas! I love this nativity. My mom gave me this nativity piece by piece over a couple of years time. Each Christmas and birthday I would get a new piece making it so fun and special. I can't wait to get my little buddy the fisher price nativity! Next year for sure!

If you and your students (or children) are super excited for Christmas (like me!), then you can download this fun Christmas countdown for free {here}!

To make this countdown just alternate red and green chain links and make sure that the last one is gold {or yellow} for Christmas Day. I glue my gold chain link in between the front and the back papers. Also, this time of year, you can find cheap gift bows at pretty much any store.

Merry, Merry Christmas!!

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