### Day of Silence

May God bless each and every person who has been hurt.  Many prayers for all involved.
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### Merry Christmas Freebie!

I have a super for you all today.  It is over 50 pages!  It is geared for pk-k and will work for your struggling 1st graders.  It is all aligned with the common core.  I hope you enjoy it!  Hop on over and grab it.

This activity pack has enough activities to keep your little ones busy learning and excited about Christmas. It contains the following activities:

Contents:
1. Santa Claus, Santa Claus What do You See? mini book

2. Roll and Graph activity.
3. Two different trace the paths worksheets
4. Three different connect the dots (2 alphabet and 1 number)
5. Two counting activities (Put the correct number of presents under the tree and put the correct number of Christmas cookies on the cookie sheet.)
6. Two different pages of finish the patterns
7. Fill in the missing letters both upper case and lower case.
8. Match the capital letter to the small letter.
10. abc mazeCommon

Core Standards:
RF.K.1. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.RF.K.4. Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

RL.K.2. With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.

K.CC.3. Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).

K.CC.4. Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one largerK.

MD.3. Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.

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### Handwriting Lines

I've had several people ask me about handwriting lines so I have decided to post it here for you all.  It is a png image so just download it to your computer.  I hope you are able to use it for your kiddos.

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### MIA.....and lots of FREEBIES

Hi all! It seems like it's been forever since I've made a real post.  We have had so much sickness going around.  It started with my youngest getting the flu.  I didn't realize it was flu and had slept with her for 4 days before we knew what was wrong.  Thankfully, I didn't catch it from her.  Then the sickness started at school.  First is was the snot crud, then we had flu, pneumonia, bronchitis, micro-plasma, and a stomach virus.  My TA was out all of last week.  I only had about half of my class each day.  I didn't have the same group of kids for more than one day.  I sent home 1-2 kids almost everyday with the stomach bug.  With all of that going on, I somehow managed to stay healthy.  Then Sunday came.  They first Sunday we were able to go to church in over a month because the girls were both healthy.  I had a little sinus crud going on, no biggie. Right?  WRONG!  It was the beginning of the flu!  I had to cancel Thanksgiving dinner.  I was going to host for both sides of the family this year.  Well, couldn't exactly serve the flu with dinner, not to mention it has flat knocked me out.  So Tamiflu is like a miracle  drug.  I feel so much better, but I still don't have any energy.  In my few moments between sleeping, I finished up some cute backgrounds that I have been working on.  Since I have so much to be thankful for, I wanted to share them with you all.  I hope you like them!  Happy Thanksgiving!

If you download any of these backgrounds, I would love it if you pinned/shared my blog or store.  Thanks so much!

Remember my TOU.

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### Teachers for Teresa

This post is from Cynthia from

I’m sure it is rare if there is anyone out there reading this post who has not heard of Teachers Pay Teachers, better known as TPT.  Not only is it a great site for teachers to share their wonderful teaching ideas, it is also a place of true heartfelt kinship with other teachers and many of the teachers form virtual bonds with each other in friendship.  This is one of those times.
One of my best friends, 2nd grade teaching buddy, fellow blogger and TPTer is in CCU in Atlanta with critical medical issues.
I asked for all of my wonderful friends on TPT to help pray for her.  Prayers have been sent up for Teresa from all over the world.  I truly believe that prayer can bring about miracles and Teresa is certainly in need of prayers.
These very wonderful and special teachers then began asking, "What can we do to help?"
Out of their love and concern came
Teresa has pulmonary hypertension and is experiencing complications. She loves teaching and has a wonderful sense of humor that keeps us all smiling. The most important thing we can all do for her, is to offer prayers on her behalf. Financially, you can help by purchasing one of the below packages. All of these items have been donated by her fellow TPT colleagues who wish to help across the world.

If you visit Teresa's blog you will see she LOVES all things piggy...hence all the pigs! :-)
You can also view her great products on her TPT store.

We know how medical bills can quickly become astronomical, especially when in the Critical Care Unit. Therefore, we are offering you some wonderful deals in exchange for donations.

NO LONGER ACCEPTING DONATIONS.

In addition, several teachers have joined in another collaborative effort to form a piggy unit (Teresa's favorite kind). This unit is available on my store for \$10. All proceeds will also be given to Teresa to help with financial needs.

There are also other ways you can help out also.

Here is an adorable piggy graphic set.  Click on the pix to purchase.  All proceeds are going to Teresa.

And grab a set a FREE piggies by spreading the word.  Click on picture below for more details.

Thank you so much for your donations. Help spread the word by blogging with a link to this post, pinning, facebooking, etc.  Let's tell the world!
I really appreciate it, but most of all, keep those prayers going!
Thank you

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