So I have teamed up with some of my sweet bloggy friends to bring you a Black Friday TPT sale!
To say "thank you" to all of our followers (for whom we are extremely thankful) I am throwing at 20% off everything sale on Friday, November 29th.  

AND to make it even sweeter for you, from midnight (EST) until noon on November 29th, if you purchase 2 products from my store, I will send you your choice of 1 other product from my store for FREE (equal or lesser value).  

It's a B2G1 sale!

Here is how to get your FREE product.
**PLEASE read this carefully.**

After your have purchased your 2 products, you must email me at with the following information:
1.  the name with which you purchased your items from my store
2.  the names of the products that you purchased between midnight EST and noon EST on 
November 29th.  
3.  the name of the product that you wish to receive for FREE

Here's the link to my store (just click on the picture).

If you're a bargain shopper like me, you'll probably want to check out these other amazing TPT stores, as well! 

Look, out in the field, it's a peacock, it's a lamb, it's...Lady GaGa?

First of all, if you know me at all, you know I love freebies and bargains.  Keeping that in mind, I can't wait to tell you about a darling freebie by my sweet friend, Lacey over at  
She posted this darling turkey writing and craftivity and I had to have it!
Click on picture to go to the download.

I actually assigned this as homework, but you could definitely do it as a class assignment, especially if you have a short week next week like we do.

I just have to share with you a few of my kiddos clever creations. 

Aren't these adorable?  I know I'm probably biased, but I really think my second graders rocked it this project!  Lacey also included a writing page with a prompt and I have to say that my kiddos' stories were super cute and clever, too!

If you're already on break and won't be back before Thanksgiving (lucky you!), I hope you'll download it and store it away for next year.

Or, you may want to stop in and grab
Click picture to take you to this product.  It's available for just $3!
I hope that you all have a very wonderful, safe and amazing Thanksgiving!  I am so thankful for each and every one of you!
Gobble, gobble, gobble!

UGH!  I stink!  I really think that I am the world's worst blogger! 
I don't know exactly why either.  I have ideas in my head, but never seem to get them written.
{Oh, my goodness, I'm like my son with his homework!  LOL!}

So here I am...finally!
Maybe I'll make that my New Year's Resolution...more blogging.  Hmmmm.....

OK, so over the summer (or maybe sometime before) I discovered interactive notebooks and flip flaps and let me tell you, I'M.IN.LOVE!!

You should see my kiddos when we pull them out to work with them.  It's honestly like opening Christmas presents!
So now my kiddos have one for science, math and reading.  They also have a notebook that we use for journaling about what we read each day and sometimes a flip flap page ends up in there.

So I decided to try my hand and actually making some flip flaps.  They are sooooooo much fun, but definitely an exercise on the brain.  I laugh when I can't figure one out, because what I think would make sense, just doesn't when it's printed sometimes.  

My sweet son has even joined in on some of the fun of the cutting and folding!

Here are some examples of the ones that I've made.  These are all from the math flip flap book.  I tried to hit on a variety of skills. 
This is a basic addition and subtraction flip flap, just a much more fun way of practicing it!
This is fun where students can sort events into a.m. and p.m. happenings.  I love using the pockets!
This is great practice for using tens frames and you don't have to keep making more and more.  Interactive and paper reducer!  SCORE!
Gotta love greater than and less than with the alligator, right?
This clock one is really fun, because they can actually move the hands.  If you laminate the bottom rectangles before adding them to your notebook, students can use them as a write on and wipe off element.

Here are a couple of pics from the phonics flip flap book.

This one is a fun one for singular and plural nouns.  I like that there's a lot of space to fill up with nouns.
This one is for the two long vowel sounds of y.
I love that interactive notebooks are so easy to use and so much fun for the kids (and my kids have been super great and cleaning up all of the scrippy scraps left behind).

BUT, my favorite part of interactive notebooks is that all of the evidence of what I have taught and what my students have learned in kept right between the covers of each notebook.  They came in very handy and parent conferences and should my principal ask, all I have to do is show her.  
(She's pretty great like that!) about a little giveaway!

I am going to give away a set of the phonics and math Flip Flap books from my store.  IF you've already bought them, still go ahead and enter and we'll work something out (like picking some other things from my store).  The same applies if you're just dying to get your hands on them and want them NOW as opposed to waiting to win.  Make sense?  

Well, good luck!  If you decide to take the jump, I'd love to hear about it.  If you're already using this type of thing, I'd love to hear about it, too!

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