Friday, November 30, 2012

FREEBIE from More Than Math by Mo

Hello!  This is More Than Math by Mo and this is my first attempt at a linky (began blogging about one month ago)  and I couldn't be more excited!  I love the Freebielicious blog and who doesn't love freebies.  Check back on the first of each month for this wonderful linky!
So here goes-----I hope you enjoy this Freebie.  I am sharing one of my forever freebies that I have available.  Compound Word Cone Creations is a 13 page hands-on activity set & printables.  This set can be used in many different ways but I have always used it as a center activity and my students enjoy it very much!  I hope your littles love it too!
This freebie is geared toward students in K-2nd grade.

Much gratitude goes out to Freebielicious for allowing me to link up and hosting this great linky!
Check back on the 1st of each month for new freebies!

Hop over and visit me one day and since I'm a newbie, feedback from veterans is always appreciated ;) 



Here it is!  I promised you a good freebie this Friday and I think you will find this one very useful! My students have had so much fun with this set.  I use it as a center.  I have always found that compound words is one of those skills that you can review often throughout the year.  Every once in a while I will pull this center out of the closet and toss it into our centers to give a little change.  My students love to make the ice cream cones on the work mat.  Many of mine have created little stories about what flavor each color ice cream scoop is.  I hope your students enjoy it as much as mine.  Feel free to leave comments to let me know how it worked in your classroom.  This always helps me to tweak items to make them better. Cheers to the weekend-make it a good one.

  Click on the picture to access the file for download. And please share this info anywhere you would like-as long as it's linked back to my blog. Thanks

*Remember-if you enjoy my blog, please become an official follower.  I love doing giveaways to my official followers!! As a matter of fact I still have one going on now.  Become one of my first 10 followers and I will send you a set from my TpT store that other people have to pay for.  I am currently at 5 followers.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Thanks to Kristin Wynegar for nominating me for this award. It feels amazing to know that someone enjoys what you create and share as I am an up and coming blogger. 

Kristin has a wonderful blog that you can visit by clicking her button below..

Queen of Sticky Notes

The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. It is to show new bloggers that they are appreciated and to help spread the word about new blogs.

The rules:*You must post 11 random things about yourself.*Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.*Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.*Choose 11 blogs you love {with less than 200 followers} and link them in your post.*No tag back {but please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Leibster post so I can learn more about you!}

 Ok, here goes. 11 things about me...
1. I opened my own school, Southside Learning Academy, this school year. We offer a state approved education for students in PreK through 6th grade that may not learn best in a typical school setting.
2. I am the mother of 2 amazing boys. C2 is 9 years old and C3 is 6 years old.
3. I have 5 tattoos
4. I wish everyone would remember.....body modifications do not change character.
5. I have lived in the same town my entire 32 years of life.
6. My teaching motto is Hand in Hand, We all Learn-I learn something new everyday because of my students.
7. My husband and I started dating when I was 16.
8. I do not get nervous when speaking in front of a large group (as long as I am prepared).
9. I am addicted to Amazon, Ferrero Rocher chocolate candy, Starbucks iced coffee, clip art graphics (especially Ashley Hughes-on TpT), and fonts.
10. I believe in a higher power and that I am a teacher for a reason. I have a purpose in life.
11. When times get tough I repeat-God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. (I can be a control freak at times)

My answers to Queen of Sticky Notes (Kristin's) questions:
1. Who is your hero? My grandfather! He is the most loving and peaceful man and I know that he has got a special place up above.
2. What made you want to become a teacher? My dad was a teacher and I grew up saying I would never teach like him. It wasn't until my last semester in college (for my first bachelors) that a professor pointed out qualities that I had never noticed about myself. He encouraged me to look into teaching. He told me that the qualities he had noticed would benefit a classroom full of students. I started digging deep to find out what I really wanted to do for the rest of my life and eventually came to the conclusion that teaching was what I was meant to do. I am in my 8th year and love it more and more everyday.
3. What makes you happy? My children (actually all children), coffee, and chocolate.
4. What is your favorite hobby? At the moment my favorite hobby is sitting on my back porch with my laptop creating teacher resources to share on TpT. Once I start on a set I just cannot quit until it is perfect! 5. Do you have children (outside of the 20 some we love every day at school)?? If not, do you want kids one day? I have 2 beautiful, healthy, energetic boys. They are 9 and 6.
 6. What is your favorite blog? At the moment I would have to say The School Supply Addict written by the very talented Ashley Hughes
7. If you could be any animal, what would you chose? I would be a monkey. They always seem so happy and carefree.
8. What is the funniest teaching moment you have encountered so far? Many things have happened over the years but just yesterday one of my PreK's went home and told his mom I said he could have a pet turkey so his pet dog would have a friend. I guess he didn't hear the word pretend when I let them choose a "pet" to research and learn about!
9. Winter or Summer? Winter-I love my fireplace. I live in Louisiana and our summer humidity is no fun!
10. What will you be doing over the holidays? I stayed in my pajamas shopping/working on my computer and did not feel one bit guilty.
11. What is your favorite quote? "Dream like you'll live forever, Live like there's no tomorrow" I live life one day at a time and try to make every moment count. I live with no regrets. Yesterday cannot be be changed so why let it take away your precious time that you still have today.
Now, I'd like to nominate some people for the award



Just follow the instructions and pass the new blog love around then.. answer these questions:
1. What is your favorite season? Why?
2. Are you an only child?
3. How many years have you been teaching? What grades?
4. What is your middle name? Is there any special meaning behind it?
5. You have an hour to yourself, do you read or watch tv? Favorite book or tv show?
6. What is your favorite vacation destination? Or do you rather a stay-cation?
7. Coke or Pepsi? Regular or Diet?
8. What is your favorite subject to teach?
9. If you had the chance to spend the day with one famous person (dead or alive) who would it be? Why?10. Home cooked meals or take-out during the work week?
11. Favorite teacher resource publisher?

**Last, please leave a comment if you accept the award, because I'd LOVE to read your answers. :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Last Chance to SAVE!

Just a reminder-save 28% off all products in my TpT store (as well as many other great sellers on TpT)until midnight tonight (11/27/12). Thank you to those who have already made a purchase.  If you forgot or just haven't had a chance, I am extending my 20% off sale even though the 10% off code will no longer work through tomorrow!  Happy Shopping!  I'm getting excited about this Friday's FREEBIE-you won't want to miss it!

Speaking of other sellers on TpT, you MUST check out Ashley Hughes' clip art!  She does amazing work and has wonderful prices! (Click her name above to visit her store or find her button to the right of my blog)  She also has a wonderful blog with great freebies and technology posts-a must follow blog for all teachers. Her blog is titled The School Supply Addict!


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Monday SALE reminder

Just wanted to remind everyone that the HUGE TpT Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) Sale begins tomorrow.  If you visit my store today you will notice that ALL products are on sale for 20% off.  Starting tomorrow if you enter code CMT12 at checkout you will get an additional 10% off on top of my 20% off!!! What a great deal! Sale ends at  11:59PM on Tuesday so hurry!! Deals like this don't happen often.

Click here to head over to my TpT store!!!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday FREEBIE!!

Here is my newest "seasonal/holiday" ABC Order Cut and Paste Activity!  Since my Thanksgiving ABC Order freebie was such a hit, I decided to make one for Christmas.  Happy Holidays!  I just added it to my store today to kick off the holiday season.  I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving and I hope you enjoy this Friday Freebie!  Dont forget Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) everything in my TpT store will be 28% OFF!  Use promo code CMT12.



Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy a FREEBIE!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!  Please enjoy this FREEBIE as my "thank you" for visiting my blog!

Click Here to get your FREEBIE

****This one-page FREEBIE is part of a $1.00 After-Thanksgiving Writing Activity Set that I uploaded today.  If you like the FREEBIE you may want to check out 

For Thanksgiving Dinner, I ate...After Thanksgiving Activity-Writing


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) Sale!!

Visit my TpT store (see link above) on Monday AND Tuesday to receive 28% off all my products.  Use Promo Code CMT12 at checkout!

Click Here to Visit My Store


Monday, November 19, 2012

Free Product Giveaway!!

I FINALLY have the correct gadgets on my page for you all to FOLLOW me.  YAY!

My first follower-Stephanie Ann-has received a free product of her choice from my TpT store!!  Would you like a free product?  If so then be one of my first 10 followers and I'll send you a free product.    Look for the followers area in the upper right hand corner of my homepage.  Only 9 more spots to fill so hurry up, time is running out!!


Kinders and "Funny-Looking" Fonts

Do your littles struggle when they see a letter of the alphabet in environmental print that doesn't match the manuscript print they are used to working with?  I have had this happen recently.  In order to help them determine what letter of the alphabet they are looking at,  I created a poster for our classroom.  This poster has all letters of the alphabet and anytime we come across a "funny looking" letter, we cut it out or copy it and add it to our poster under the manuscript letter. (will post pic soon).

Another solution I came up with was an alphabet center where students match an upper case letter to it's lowercase partner.  I used various fonts for this activity and it seems to be helping my students.  The activity center I created is available in my TpT store.  Click on the link below to head on over to my store and check it out.

Have a Great Day

Friday, November 16, 2012

FRIDAY FREEBIE TIME!!! Last Thanksgiving Freebie

Happy Friday to you all!  I have a wonderful freebie to share with you today.  This will be my last Thanksgiving freebie that I post (I can't believe it is almost Christmas time already) and I think it is a great deal.  This item contains 12 pages from a larger set that I have for sale in my store.  I hope you enjoy it!

Click Hereto download

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Sale

Happy Thursday to you all!  I hope you had a wonderful day.  I sure did.  I wanted to let you all know that starting today through Sunday all of my Thanksgiving products are 20% off at my TpT store.  Click below to head on over and shop.

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Friday, November 9, 2012


Cheers to my first FREEBIE Friday!  I know that it is late and Friday has almost come to an end, but I would like to share a FREEBIE with you.  It was a very busy week in my classroom.  My little ones are learning the letter S and having fun with the various activities we have been doing.  They just love making a sssssssssssnake sound.  My 2nd graders are having fun reading and learning about Thanksgiving.  Next week we will be talking about traditional Thanksgiving food and I will be using this FREEBIE to get some creative writing going in my room.  I hope you enjoy.  Be sure to check back every Friday because I will (try my hardest) post a free item that I have created.  Thanks for following my blog.

I hope you all have a nice weekend.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day Giveaway

Good Morning and Happy Election Day!!  I hope everyone gets out there today and votes.  I am offering one of my Thanksgiving Products (retailed at $3.25) to anyone who votes today!  I will use the honor system and I am confident that you will be honest with me :)  Once you vote, simply leave a comment on this post that includes your email address and I will email the following resource to you:
Click here to view a description and preview of entire set.

Click on the link below the picture to visit my TpT store and view a description and preview of the puzzle and activity set.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day and Happy Voting!

If you would rather not to put your email address in the comment section, simply add a comment that says I VOTED-then send me an email with your information in order for me to give you the free product.


Sunday, November 4, 2012


I hope you all are enjoying your weekend.  I absolutely enjoy lazy Sundays like today.  We have no plans so I get to let my creative side run wild.  I plan on creating a couple of things for my TpT store and prepare my class activities for this week.  While you wait for my new projects to be uploaded, go ahead and click on the picture below to head on over to my TpT store and download this Thanksgiving FREEBIE.