Greetings Fellow Shoppers!

I am not one who joins the frenzied flock of folks who
fuel themselves with caffeine and head out to shop 
in their sleighs today, 
I do wrap up in my Snugglie and shop online!

If you do too, then this TpT Linky Party is just
right for you!  

Is there a busy teacher on your
"Nice List" who would like a set of December and January
activities completely copied and prepared?
Then these two resources are sure to please!  Just
prep them, tie them in a big bow, and
give the gift of lesson plans made easy!

Both are also perfect sets of "Sub Tub"
activities to have ready "just in case"Old Man Winter
strikes you down with a whopper of a cold!

Both resources are in the midst of a BIG makeover through TODAY 
(Nov. 28th) and possibly into tomorrow, so if you
buy them please watch for the REVISED FILE notice on your purchases
page before printing!  

They were two of my first products I created last year, and
I am having great fun adding MORE
activities and fresh clip art from Krista Wallden's 

Know that TpT now requires you to "refresh" the product
page before you leave feedback!  Your thoughtful comments are very
much appreciated!  They help me improve the activities I create so 
that they continue to help you work smarter not harder!  They also
earn you credits toward future purchases, and that is 
important because the TpT Cyber Sale 

My entire store will be 20% off, and TpT will also add their
discount, so you will SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!
Get ready to finally purchase all
those amazing resources on your wishlist!

These have been on mine for a while now,
and of course, there is always new clip art to 
add to my collection!

Before you head off to "shop until you drop,"  let's have a little GIVEAWAY
I'm always on the lookout for new holiday  or winter-themed books
 to share with my second graders! 

Leave a comment about one you love and a supplemental activity you use 
in your classroom below!  I'll choose a lucky person to win a $10 TpT 
gift certificate tonight at 8 p.m. EST!

I will get the idea brainstorming started by sharing one--
or two, or five, or eleven!  HA!

I absolutely LOVE Jan Brett's books, and can't wait to use
this amazing bundle from

My friend Carla 
 just revised this wonderful
author study, and it is is currently 
ON SALE!  I scooped it up and
will use it throughout December and January!

Each book study featured in this
product is also available
for purchase separately!  I will be using
Annie and the Wild Animals 
next week to compare/contrast
fiction and non-fiction text about 
animals in winter!

Check it out 

She also has wonderful Partner Plays that you
will love using to build student reading and comprehension skills!  
Take a look at this engaging holiday resource

Be sure to check out these other units from some of  my 
teacher-author buddies that
today and tomorrow,
Friday, Nov. 28th and Saturday, Nov. 29th!

As always, continue to share your story, hold a song in your heart, and
teach your children well!


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  1. I like Olive, the Other Reindeer. We then write our own stories about an animal who wants to be a reindeer.

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

    1. What a great idea! So creative! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Whoo, hoo! Just grabbed your Winter Warm Ups that has been on my wishlist. Can't wait to use it this year! Thanks for posting the link to the Jan Brett bundle.
    Burke's Special Kids

    1. Thanks for your purchase, Sebrina! It is a fun set with lots of variety! Isn't Carla's bundle the BEST?

  3. The Littlest Donkey, is a great one to share about everyone is special and has their own gift

    1. I haven't ever read that one, Jennifer! I am going to look it up on Amazon tonight!

  4. I like to read The Gingerbread Man and have a gingerbread themed day with themed literacy and math centers and make and decorate a gingerbread man/woman. I also have Primary Graffiti's new companion book that I will be using this year. Thanks for the opportunity!

    1. I love The Gingerbread Cowboy, The Gingerbread Girl, and The Gingerbread Man Loose In The School! We use them to help our second graders practice mapping skills! Very fun!

  5. I always enjoy reading The Nutcracker to my students.


    1. I read this one too, Kim! Then we listen to some of the music and watch clips from the DVD. I then bring in some of my son's nutcrackers that he has enjoyed collecting over the years! Congrats on winning the TpT gift certificate! I am heading over to purchase and send it to you now! Happy shopping!