Thursday, December 29, 2011

This & That... {updated with winners!}

{I used the random number generator to choose 3 winners: Sandra, Marlana, and Kristen check your email!  Also, thanks to everyone who gave feedback for a Valentine's exchange.  We are planning it right now and will let you know when all of the details are worked out!  Can't wait to do it again!}

I'm finally home from the annual Christmas Extravaganza.  I think I had about forty Chistmases, saw two movies: New Years Eve {great!} and War Horse {aka a 2 hour and 45 minute NAP.  Very seriously the longest, slowest movie ever.  I think I only laughed 3 times.  That's not good.  I like to leave the movies nearly peeing my pants from laughing.}, ate about 30 pounds of my mom's infamous chex mix, won one out of five games of dominoes, and had fun eleventy million different times with my family!  We also had family pictures made for the first time in for like ever.  Some of just the five of us, then the rest of the gang came along and suddenly the photographer was trying to squeeze all 15 of us into a picture.  Fun times!  I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas with your families!  I've been slowly catching up with everyone.  Being out of town and not constantly connected can get you way behind in blogland.

Before break, I posted a new pack in my TpT store but I don't think I ever told anyone about it!  Crazy, I know.  It's just a wonderful Wintry Mix of Math Fun!  You'll have to check it out; several winter themed math activities that are perfect for a K-2 classroom.  Especially since I'm having a 20% off sale from now until January 1st!

A few of you party people have requested more gift exchanges.  Mrs. Miner from Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business suggested a Valentine's exchange and the sweet girl even offered to help Sarah and me!  And if you guys are up for it, I'm up for it!  I never miss a party, because I keep them going constantly... 

I would love your thoughts on a few things:
-Do you just want one partner or would you want to send a homemade valentine to a group of grade level partners?  How many people would you be willing to send a card to?
-Do you want to do just cards or a gift along with it?  {In which case, you would only be assigned one partner.}
-Would you like to involve your class in the project and exchange valentines with a fellow blogger's class?
-Other suggestions?
I'll hang on your every word and do my absolute best to make it something everyone totally hearts.  {Get it?  Hearts?  Valentine's Day?  Yeah, I'm cheesy.  What of it?}

There are a hojillion linky parties out there that I'm itching to participate in.  So I'll be back tomorrow with something brilliant to say, for sure.  But in the meantime, I'm in a giving mood... I will give away 3 copies of my new Wintry Mix of Math Fun unit!  All you have to do is comment on this post about something {make sure you leave your email in the comments}!  The giveaway will end at 9am on Saturday, December 31st and I will use a random number generator to select 3 winners. 


Holly said...

I would be totally interested in participating in this one!! :)

My vote is one partner...
Exchanging valentines {in addition to a cute little gift for the teachers} would be nice.

Since I didn't participate in the Holly Bloggy Christmas {although each time I saw somebody post about it I thought somebody might be giving me a shout out and it got my hopes up each and every time...HA!} I am wondering if you set a price limit?

Thanks bunches!!!!!

Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Ms. Preppy said...

LOL! Yes, we set a price limit of $20, not including shipping.

Jennifer K. said...

I would love to participate - I vote for 1 partner and exchanging the Valentines with their class sounds like a great idea!

Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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♥ Owl in a Vowel Tree ♥ said...

A Wintry Mix of Math Fun looks awesome! I need to get back into school mode...but we've been having too much fun! :)

Unknown said...

A class exchange would be fun, but I don't have a regular class so it wouldn't work for me!

Mrs. Shelton said...

I wanna win it! I definitely think the limit should be $10. :)

Kindergarten Korner

meghan said...

I would totally participate! I was going to vote for a class exchange, but then I saw Amy's post above & was reminded that some don't have "homerooms"!

So let's be honest, I'd participate in whatever you decide!

Third Grade in the First State

Sandra said...

I would love this little unit!

I think it would be super cool to exchange valentines with a class!! So fun!

Mrs. C said...

I would love to join in. I am also interested in a gingerbread man exchange and was thinking about it for next year. I have never done anything like this before so I actually came here to ask you and saw this post. Let me know what I can do to help out. Laral AKA Little Miss Kindergarten

Katie @ Miss Klohn's Classroom said...

I like the idea of being paired up with another blogger's class that is near the same age to trade Valentine's Day cards. I am game for a partner myself too!

Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

Brianne said...

Your Wintry Mix of Math Fun Unit looks great!!...My kiddos would love it!!

Tammy said...

I knew my secret pal was Brilliant! Thanks for giving her to me! lol I like the partner because I NEVER get anything for Valentine's Day (I know poor poor me)...and Christmas was SO fun!

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Lisa said...

I'm in!!! I loved creating a gift for my partner, and seeing the gift my partner made for me!!! I really like the idea of making something! What if we did a pinterest inspired gift--it could be called "A Very Pinteresting Valentine Exchange" LOL!! :)

P.S. Love Wintery Mix!!! :)

Live Laugh and Love to Learn

Delighted said...

Sorry... spelling mistake... and just couldn't leave it!!!

Your Wintery Mix looks awesome.

I'm totally in for the Valentine Exchange. I hope everyone is able to participate!

First Grade Delight

Marlana said...

Oh, this sounds like fun! I want to participate! I don't really have any suggestions because I would probably be in for whatever was decided. :)

Lil' Country Kindergarten

Anonymous said...

Your unit is perfect for back to school in a few days!

Chelsea Rose said...

I like the idea of a gift exchange just like the Christmas one, but I also really like the idea of having your whole class participate in something. I think it would be so neat to see the different types of classes out there and what different teachers come up with!

PS I LOVED New Year's Eve!! :) I saw it in the theater twice!! lol

Unknown said...

SOunds like you've been busy!!
I am good with any kind of exchange! =)
First Grade Blue SKies

Cupcake said...

I want in!! I was so sad that I missed Holly Bloggy Christmas :(

I vote for one partner and exchanging a Valentine + a cute little teacher gift.

But I'll participate in whatever you decide!!

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Mrs. S. said...

Wow! Keep us posted on what the group wants! I'm game...


Stapler’s Strategies for Sizzlin' Second Graders!

Unknown said...

You know I'm in, girl! Thanks for everything you do for all of us!

Teaching First

Mrs. M said...

Sounds like FUN! I'd love to exchange valentines cards with another class :D

Color Me Kinder

Caitlin said...

I would participate in any kind of exchange as well! :) Yay!

Kindergarten Smiles

BAK Pack Photography said...

I would love to participate in a Valentine Exchange. All of the ideas sound so good. I can't choose :)
Beth Ann❁
Taming My Flock of Firsties

Kerri Buckner said...

I would be up for anything as well. But I love the idea of exchanging valentines with another class. We don't get to have a valentine's day party this year so it would be something fun for the kids. What if you gave people the choice between doing just a teacher exchange or both teacher exchange and class valentine's? I'm not sure if that would be more work for the organizers.

Mrs. Johnson said...

Your unit looks so adorable! :o)

Ali said...

I would love to have a valentine exchange!! I really enjoyed the Holly Bloggy one :)


Rachel said...

Your unit looks great! I would participate in your Valentine Exchange, but I don't have a blog:(

megandw said...

Your unit looks great! I'd love to win a copy.
It sounds like you had a great holiday and I'm glad to hear the movie NYE was good!
Happy New Year

Karen said...

Sounds like you had a grand vacation! I saw the movie NYE also and LOVED it! Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Kristen said...

OOOOOhhhhh...I love me a good game of dominoes! Even my grandmother gets into it and gets so mad when her play is blocked! Love it!


Jana said...

I loved participating in the Christmas exchange. I had a blast creating my partner's gift and getting a gift in return. I think a Valentine exchange would be great. I don't have a class of my own but I do borrow one occasionally that I am sure would love to participate. I also like the idea of getting a partner for another gift exchange.

Erika said...

I'm sorry I missed the Christmas exchange! Come check out my new book blog.

2B Honey Bunch
The Best Endings

Learning with Mrs. Parker said...

A v-day teacher exchange sounds like fun. I missed the first one.
Happy New Year!

Michelle Rist said...

Class exchange sounds fun to me! Maybe everyone who wants to participate could donate one free teacher created acvitity and the teachers could get a file of the activities. That way the kids would get something and so would we!

If you need any help with anything please let me know! You did an awesome job with the Holly Bloggy giveaway!! Thanks again for that!

Sandra said...

Thanks for the freebie! I especially love the Doubles Mitten Match! Too cute!

Sweet Times in First


Pettit said...

I would def. do an exchange! Love the idea!!!!