November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Five for Friday!

I haven't done a Five for Friday linkup with Doodle Bugs Teaching in months! And I found out that today is the last chance I'll have to linkup until January. Five for Friday is taking a little vacation, so I just had to jump on board before I wouldn't have the chance anymore!

If you haven't heard of Five for Friday, I'll fill you in! Doodle Bugs Teaching hosts this linky every Friday where teacher bloggers write 5 random things about their week or upcoming weeks! Sometimes we have so much to blog about and so little time! This gives me a chance to narrow things down and write about 5 things that are important. Let's go!

Yesterday was Thanksgiving! I had a great holiday with my family. It was definitely a strange one this year as, if you recall, my brother moved away a few months ago. This was the first holiday I had to endure without him, but truthfully, it wasn't so bad! We didn't do our usual turkey dinner at my mom's this year which is probably why I didn't have a hard a time as I thought I would.

We went to my husband's uncle's house to spend time with his family for lunch and then went to dinner with my mom and stepdad at an amazing Italian restaurant that did some awesome things for Thanksgiving.

Today is Black Friday, which is a day that I hate. Nowadays, stores are open ON Thanksgiving! Well, this is the first year in 5 years I do not work in retail, so I am not going out unless it is to work in my classroom. Last year, my husband and I both worked on Thanksgiving and could not even enjoy a single meal with our families. It is heartbreaking. I found this image online and it is SO TRUE to me! I used to work for many years at Best Buy which is one of the busiest stores in the country on Black Friday... and I saw a lot of people treat each other terribly. You won't see me out shopping today, for sure.

I will, however, SHOP ONLINE! WOOO! I usually do most of my Christmas shopping online anyway no matter what the day because I can find so many different things without leaving my house! And if I find something I want to buy, I can look around for the best price without using the gas in my car. 

I also can SELL things on sale! Having a TpT store this weekend, means there's a sale coming up, ya'll! Cyber Monday is December 1st and my cart is packed and ready to go!!!

Don't forget to use the code at the end of your purchase to get even more money off. I forget sometimes...

I'm going to my classroom either today or tomorrow to decorate and get ready for Christmas. Since this is my first year teaching, this is my first Christmas season with a group of kinders! I am really excited... probably more than they are. I've been obsessed with everything Christmas on Pinterest since the beginning of November. Here are some Pinspirations for the upcoming holiday in my classroom!! NOTE: These images are not my own. They are from other blogs and websites. To visit the original post, click the image.

This would be a good door decoration since we live in Florida!

Do you follow me on Pinterest? Make sure you do! I spend more time on Pinterest than I'd like to admit, but it does make for some awesome ideas to click through! Follow me and send me your holiday Pinspirations! I'd love to see what you are up to!

And finally, what's on your wishlist, ya'll? The sale coming up has me going through my miles long wishlist and narrowing down what I want or need for my kooky group of kinders (or, ya know, clipart... my other addiction...).

I just posted a second Dice Games download and will be posting Volume 3 before Monday! THEN, they will be in a nifty bundle. "Bundle Up!" is my store's theme this holiday season! It is so much easier and cheaper to go for bundles (a TpT trick for you as a buyer... always look for the products you want in a bundle. You get SO MUCH more for your money. I buy bundles any time I get the opportunity).

Daisy Designs Bestseller! Math and Literacy centers.

NEW! Literacy centers: CVC words

COMING SOON: Volume 3, Addition and Subtraction Dice Games AND Dice Games BUNDLE!

Happy shopping everyone! If you are venturing out for the sales today, please be very safe. People are crazy and they drive even crazier! I will be here posting new products for you and your classroom, so make sure you check it all out for the sale on Monday! Can't wait!!!