Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hippety Hop Sale

Happy Wednesday, friends!  I realized today that...hello!!!...April is in TWO DAYS and I haven't posted the April calendar freebie yet...YIKES!!!  So, so sorry about that, but it is ready now!  

Click the butterflies to download!

Also, I wanted to let you know that my E IS FOR EASTER MATH & LANGUAGE ARTS CENTERS is for sale now in our TN Shop!  

Here is what you can find inside...

From now until April 4, we'll be having our "Hippety Hop Sale" with EVERYTHING in the shop being 15% off!  

  So, shake your bunny tails and get to sHOPping!!! 

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Lorax

Have you seen "The Lorax" movie yet?  My mom & I took Noah to see it a couple of weeks ago and we all loved it!  I know Dr. Seuss week is way over, but if you need some fun stuff to do at the end of the year  in your classroom or at home with you own kiddo's.  Take a look at these fun ideas...

Lorax Fruit Snack from Kitchen fun with My Three Sons

Lorax lunch idea from Little Nummies

Lorax cupcakes from Hoosier Homemade

Lorax party from Tonya Staab

free fun Lorax unit from 2 Teaching Mommies

I downloaded this unit to do with Noah and he loved it!  He asks every day, "Can we do more Lorax pages today?"  

Here he is doing the Truffula Tree Size Sort!  Notice how he is lining them up in exact straight lines?  Poor little guy, he inherited his Mommy's perfectionist side!  

Just thought I would brag on his name handwriting!  Minus the squiggly line at the front (where he messed up and got pretty upset), it's pretty good, I think!  :)

Have a fun weekend, friends! :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Late St Patty's Day Freebie

So I know this is super late, but you can stash this away and bring it out next year. My kids really enjoyed it and it was a really great assessment tool as well. Enjoy!! Click the picture to download. 


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The First Grade Diaries Winner

Drumroll please...

Congrats, Miss Squirrels!  You will be notified very soon to find out how to claim your prize!  Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and welcome to all our new readers!  We're glad you're here!  

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Giveaway ~ The First Grade Diaries

Happy Thursday, friends!   Is anyone out there like me and always in search of cute clipart?  Today, I am happy to announce, we have a giveaway from  the designer of some of the CUTEST clipart out there!  She's a teacher, too, which makes it even better!  Lauren, a first grade teacher in South Carolina, is the designer and owner the etsy shop, The First Grade Diaries.  She has a super-cute blog too!  ☺

Take a peek at what's in her shop.

Today, you have the chance to win 3 CLIPART SETS OF YOUR CHOICE!!!  Here's what you need to do to enter...
(1) Become a follower of Playing with Pixie Dust.
(2) Become a follower of The First Grade Diaries BLOG by clicking here...

(3)  Favorite her etsy shop by clicking here...

(4) Leave comments below letting us know you did these things and don't forget to include your email address.

***This giveaway will be open until Monday, March 19 at 9:00 p.m. EST.  The winner will be announced Tuesday morning!  Good luck, friends!  ♡ 


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tasty Tuesday---Yum!!

Photo Courtesy of Jessica Weible
So I've found me a new favorite dessert (which happens at least twice a week) but it's not actually new because I can remember my mom making these growing up and as always I LOVED them!! The greatest thing about this dessert is that you DO NOT have to bake them!! How fab is that?? Well, just click the picture to hope on over to Jessica Weible's creative ramblings---and get the recipe--head to the store and start mixing! You'll love them just as much as I do!!


Monday, March 12, 2012

St. Patty's Day Cuteness for Less

Well...hello, Lovelies!  I feel like it's been forever since I've posted, but I've been working on a new blog makeover for my business (etsy shop).  I almost made the switch to Wordpress, but after several hours trying to figure it out,  I came to the realization that I am and will always be a BLOGGER GIRL!  So, to make a long story short, I purchased a new blog template from Cinnamon Girl Studio and I absolutely LOVE it!  

I made my first real post this morning about my new printable party collection, LOTS OF LUCK.  

If you want to know how I put this food table together for only $13.50, head on over to Moo Moo's & Tutus Design Studio.  I would love it if you would become a follower!  My 22-page St. Patty's Day collection is on sale this week (until March 17) for 40% off making it only $6 by using the coupon code LUCK40 at checkout!  

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March Behavior Calendar Freebie

I feel like I have been a little MIA lately, so I'm posting a FREEBIE today to hopefully make up for it. :) I'm so overwhelmed with everything creeping up on me that I'm not getting to do what I enjoy---blogging & surfing on pinterest! BOO! Enjoy the behavior calendar! 


Monday, March 5, 2012

What's the Weather?

Happy Monday, everyone!  We've had some CRAZY weather here in East Tennessee!  I spent the majority of Friday and Friday evening glued to the TV and radio, with Tornado warnings being displayed every 15 minutes.  Noah and I were with my mom while my hubby was flying back from a business trip and several times, we had to go to our "storm shelter" which is her hallway (the only place with no windows).  The feeling that a tornado could hit your house at any minute is a terrible one and one that we're getting quite used to in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains.  Several tornadoes did touch down about 30 miles away from where we were and devastated a community.  
Take a look at this news report about the EF2 tornado. 

March & April are awesome months to study weather!  Check out these fun weather units!...

from Room 36

We hope you're having a pretty day wherever you are! :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Seuss-tastic Celebration

Tomorrow, it will be Dr. Seuss' birthday or Read Across America Day! This was always one of my favorite days as a teacher!  Now that I'm home with my little one, I still like to celebrate it with him.  I'm starting to plan this year's Seuss-y Celebration as we speak!

I wanted to share last year's fun with you in case you need some ideas to do in your classroom or in you home...

Here's my table setting complete with my Cutesy Seussy food tags, and napkin rings. 

our "Who Bread" in the most seuss-y bowl I could find

 our pink lemonade called "Pink Ink Yink Drink"

our "Diffendoofer Peas"

...and the main course, our 'Seussical Spaghetti"

 Noah enjoying his "Green Egg" Jello

our dinner entertainment..."Green Eggs and Ham" read by Daddy

Of course, we had to make hats for the family.  Notice my hubby in his Sam I Am shirt (his name is Sam) and I've always loved that shirt! :)

Best of luck with all of your Seuss-y Soirees coming up tomorrow! ♡