Native American Unit Goes Live - Plus Blog Make-Over Sneak Peak

Hi friends!

How's your day going?  Not too bad over here.

So, projects take me a little longer to finish these days.  I find that I often get interrupted by a certain 7 month old little lady (who I happen to adore...).

But - I'm pretty stoked to have finally (FINALLY!!!) finished my Native American unit.  It actually didn't take me as long as most of my units - but it took longer than it should have.

I wanted to share with you a look-sy at the final product in case you are teaching Native Americans any time soon.  I've had many, MANY requests for this unit!


For all the details, check it out on TpT!



Another HUGE under-taking that I've started recently and a new design for the blog.  When I started this blog a little of 2 years ago, I wasn't sure where it would take me.  I had also just started to create curriculum for TpT and TN - so everything was a bit of an experiment and a "figure-it-out-as-I-go" kinda thing.  And although I still am constantly learning, improving, and looking for inspiration...etc... I felt it was time to bring my blog up to speed with some of the design skills I have learned a long the way.

Here's a preview of the beginning "sketches" have started.  It's not complete yet and I still feel like the header is missing something (any suggestions?) - but it's a start:


Possible Header:




Possible Side-Bar:


I would love to hear your thoughts.  Do you have any suggestions or something you'd like to see on the blog?  Ways it could be more "user-friendly" or easier to navigate?


Stay tuned for more to come!


Halloween in a SNAP!

Happy Tuesday to you!

I hope yours is going a lot smoother than mine - Clara is refusing to nap today which means mamma gets nothing done.  GRRRRR..  Some days....

Anyways - 

Are lacking energy as well?  Not feeling like going crazy for your Halloween planning this year?  Or just haven't found the time to look for fun activities?  Well, I've done the research for you, found some great resources from around the web, and included a few of my own as well.

So wave your little magic wand and poof!!!"Halloween in a SNAP!"



It's the perfect mix of games, read alouds, keep your kids focused.  

Head on over to my Teachers Pay Teachers store to grab your FREEBIE ready-to-go-lesson plans!

Do you have anything fun planned for Friday?  Planning on dressing up?


We Were On a BREAK!!!!!

Any Friends fans out there?  My favorite show of all time - remember this: 

Well - I think it's time that I take a "break" from Monday Make-and-Take.

I've been thinking about it for a while now, and I think now is the time.  Here's why:

I love making games and featuring them here for you on blog, but lately, I've been feeling uninspired with make-and-take games.  I found myself spending WAAAAAYYY too much time racking my brain, looking on pinterest and other blogs to get inspiration for new games to make, but...nothin'.  I also found myself dreading Mondays because I knew I would spend the majority of my day blogging instead of being able to spend time on other fun games and projects.  I also didn't want to just slap up anything on the blog or make a small variation to a game I've already put up - you deserve better :)

Now, this is not to say I won't ever post a make-and-take game.  If the make-and-take inspiration fairy comes to me, then I'll let her do her magic :)  But I don't want to force it.

That being said - let's take a walk down memory lane shall we - cue Kenny Roger's singing "Through the Years..." 

(PS - that song makes me cry everytime -haha- nerd alert!)

 Monday Make-and-Take Through the Years:

{3-D Measuring Center Game}

{Bottle Cap Sight Word}

{Hershey Kiss Fraction Match}

{Magazine Puzzles}


{Create a Number Place Value Game}

{Follow the Sight Word Road}

{Money Sticks}

And that's just a sample of what's been posted.  You'll still be able to see all the past make-and-take games on this pinterest page.

Hope your week is going well!


Sunday Save-Day {Spooky SLAP!}

Ok, friends.  Are you ready for the week that most teachers dread?  Halloween week!  Yikes!

Well, if you're prepared, there is nothing to be afraid of :)

I've got ya covered!  It's Sunday Save-Day!


I'm gonna make this quick today because the hubby has been gone all weekend and we need a little hang out time before the work week starts!

So I'll show what the game is this week and you can download it at the bottom of the post for more details.  Ka-peesh?

It's called Spooky SLAP!


Blank Cards - Create your own word cards:


Alrighty!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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