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Monday, July 4, 2016

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Happy Birthday, AMERICA!!

Our plan is to swim in the lake, grill hamburgers, watch fireworks, and ride bikes.  ALL American, right?!!
 I'm sure we'll have lots of pictures soon.

In the meantime I've been sewing away and getting things together for Monday Made It and America's Birthday! Stop by Fourth Grade Frolics to see what other teachers have been up to.
  Nothing too exciting...unless dressing up your coffee makes you giddy!! 
 Now that is one good-looking coffee...

I think they would make cozy cute gifts. Wouldn't you LOVE the chance to win one for you and a friend? If you win you can choose your favorite colors or your school colors. Just enter below and I will announce and email the winner Wednesday.



Now I think it's only fair to share the FAILS that we have as we are learning.  If you can't laugh at yourself then........you're probably NO FUN to be around.

I thought the anchors were super cute and I thought they would make a really cute gift for a friendDuring the process of making this super cute anchor gift I discovered that directional print can be a little tricky.

 It totally works if you're into upside down anchors. I thought I'd try it again.
That is MOST DEFINITELY a FAIL! 
Good news, I figured out what I was doing wrong so if you win and want anchors I have a pretty good idea what to do now.

This activity is my kids all-time favorite activity to do during small group but it needed a little refreshing. 
All you need is:
  

 I covered my cans with new labels.


 The kids have to read the words before they can stack. This is a fun and easy activity to make. I also made sight word flashcards for the year.
 This unit contains flashcards for 300 sight words that your 2nd graders need to know. It also has fun bracelets for your kids to wear home the day you introduce the words.
You can get this from my tpt store.

I hope you enjoy every SECOND of your day!!

 

23 comments:

  1. I'm a coffee-a-holic so those coffee cozies are adorable!!!!! Love that you can laugh at your boo boos....more people need that attitude:) Love the sight word game idea too!!! Thanks for linking up your fun, especially since it sounds like you have a fun filled day planned:)

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    1. Coffee is my favorite! Love the cozies and the sight word hands-on activity!

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  2. I LOVE the coffee cozies! My favorite drink is a skinny vanilla late. I hope I win!! (I'm burnt our on sewing right now. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    1. Hey Stephanie! That is my FAVORITE drink too! I'm sorry that you were not the winner.

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  3. Those coffee cozies are so cute! I did the same thing with a Pringles can and made a game out of it. There are so many uses for the everyday products we use around our house!!

    Enjoy your fourth!

    -Kimberly

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    1. Yay--You are the winner!! I just sent you an email.

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  4. Love it!! Can't wait to meet up this week!

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  5. The upside down anchors are a conversation starter. Love the coffee cozy idea! The sight word towers are awesome! Thanks for sharing!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. Yes, I LOVE the anchor conversation starter. I'm sorry that you did not win a coffee cozy.

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  6. Love the coffee cozies.
    I'm planning to make your sigh tword cup stacking for one of my library center activities. Cool idea.

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    1. I'm sorry that you did not win the coffee cozy. Your kids will LOVE the sight word towers.

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  7. Love the coffee cozies.
    I'm planning to make your sigh tword cup stacking for one of my library center activities. Cool idea.

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  8. My favorite drink? Iced Americano with 2 pumps of coconut! I enjoyed reading your post! And - happy 4th!! Please visit my Monday Made It HERE. Have a great week! Pam from PJ Jots

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    1. Oh yum...I'm going to have to try that. I'm sorry that you did not win the coffee cozy.

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  9. My favorite drink? Definetely an Iced Tea (often referred to as a Big Black Boring Iced Tea by my son--who works at Starbucks). I love your Pringle can idea. I'm thinking you could also use empty "wipes" containers. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Your son works at Starbucks?! I'd be in trouble. Love the wipes container idea. I'm sorry that you did not win the coffee cozy.

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  10. My favorite drink is hazelnut coffee. Love the cozies.

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    1. Yum, that sounds good! I'm sorry that you did not win the coffee cozy.

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  11. My favorite drink is black coffee! But I also enjoy Passion tea! I loved your idea of the pringle can and sight words! Great job there as well. I sew or used too and it is tricky to get it done right...

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    1. Black coffee will definitely do that job of keeping you awake. ;-) I'm sorry that you did not win the coffee cozy.

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    1. Thanks! I'm sorry that you did not win the coffee cozy.

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