All I Want For Black Friday {Year 2}!

Hello, hello! Happy holidays to you! 

I'm so excited to link up with my Primary Pack friends once again for our annual Black Friday linky and giveaway. 

Black Friday Primary Pack Style starts a little earlier. We are feelin' the holiday spirit, people! I'm going to share with you what is on my personal wishlist and classroom wishlist, as well as what I recommend to put on your own wishlist! At the end, you'll learn how to enter our giveaway for some fabulous prizes that could be all yours! Talk about a Merry Christmas, amiright?!

First up, my personal wishlist... The mister and I are getting married in March. Needless to say, all our money has been going towards the wedding and honeymoon and so therefore, I haven't bought anything for myself (woe is me #firstworldproblems). I really could use some new clothes, especially work pants and sweaters for this frigid weather (#ihatewinter). So, I would really just love to find some deals at Maurices, my favorite place to shop! I just found some little coupons from the mail so I can do a little shopping. I also would like to find a deal on a new coat. Particularly a big, puffy one that covers my butt. Does anyone else's butt get cold during recess?! Or is that just me?! 

My classroom wishlist! Oh boy, where do I start? My classroom wishlist is always a thousand times longer than my personal one (is that a good or bad thing? Or a sad thing?!), but I really limited myself here. 

After that Royals WIN (Yes, I'm still feeling that World Series high #dontjudgeme), I need The Night The World Turned Royal Blue. I know it was really written based on the World Series the previous year, but I still feel like my kids would absolutely love it either way. I also love every gingerbread book ever made and we don't have Gingerbread Man Loose At Christmas in our classroom library yet, so it's pretty high on my list. 

One last thing I've been drooling over is those wonderful Comprehension Minis from Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten. I love how they're a great level to challenge my first graders and have different comprehension components. 

And, here's what I recommend from my own store... My two favorite things from my whole store!

I just uploaded this bundle a couple weeks ago and I'm so excited about it! Spring and summer editions are in the works and will be uploaded soonish. Writing is my absolute favorite thing to teach and so therefore, these packs are my favorite to make. They really help strengthen writing skills!

My other favorite is this little holiday project! My kids absolutely loved it for retelling and they loved looking at our fun little reindeers every day!

You can win my most wish-listed item below! Check it out :)

Drumroll please.... Check out this HUGE giveaway package you can win by entering below! There is a resource from almost everyone in The Primary Pack, perfect for all primary grades!! Good luck, friends and happy shopping!

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Now It's Your Turn To Join The Fun! 

Just a few rules to follow and you're on your way:

  1. Download the images above!
  2. Add your personal holiday wishlist to the image titled "My Personal Black Friday Wishlist"
  3. Add your favorite sellers products from your TPT wishlist to the "My Classroom Black Friday Wishlist"
  4. Add your own products to the "For Your Black Friday Wishlist"
  5. Link up below to share your Black Friday Wishlists!
  6. Don't forget to enter our fabulous giveaway above AND visit others linked up below!

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WANTED: Turkey Gobbler For Gobbling Up All The Punctuation!

Happy {soon to be} Thanksgiving, everyone!

I wanted to share a quick post of one of my favorite Thanksgiving activities. It's called TURKEY GOBBLER! 

First, I hang up these turkey cards all around the room first thing in the morning. I love the build up of excitement throughout the day until it's time to find out what on earth Miss Sanders has up her sleeve with these turkey guys. Literally, my kids asked me that, "Miss Sanders, what's up your sleeve with these turkey guys?" And I just kept saying, "You'll have to wait until writing!" which is at the end of the day for them... Made them a little antsy. 

So, when writing came, I sat them all on our carpet and went over punctuation with them. This was a review since we have been talking about this all school year. We reviewed with this anchor chart:

Don't mind my terrible stop sign. I may or may not have forgotten how many sides an octagon has. 

Then, I get to be super dramatic, which is my favorite part of the whole activity. I told them that something crazy happened! It went like this:

"So, here's the deal... Turkeys get really, really hungry. So hungry that they'll probably eat anything! How do you think they get so big for Thanksgiving?! Well, guess what... We have this WANTED poster for TURKEY GOBBLER! (then I read the WANTED poster)"

You can see the WANTED poster at the bottom of this picture under the anchor chart:

All the kids gasped at this crazy news. One said, "Why would a turkey eat punctuation? I don't want to eat a turkey that has eaten punctuation because then I'll be eating punctuation." Clever little firstie.

Then, I explained the activity and let them pick their own partners to scoot around the room with because I'm that nice after all. I took a few pictures of them scooting around the room, but oh boy... They aren't Pinterest-worthy pictures, let me tell you. They were moving so fast because you know... There's six school days left until Thanksgiving break and oh boy do we need to move. But, here they are! Punctuation success, I tell you.

If you're interested in this fun little activity, click the picture below:

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KC Royals {FREEBIE}!

Happy Royals Day, everyone!

If you've been following my blog for a while, then you know I'm a huge Kansas City Royals fan. I was born and raised in Kansas City (well, a suburb of, but same difference). I don't watch any sports, but Royals baseball. 

I'll never forget my first Royals game. It was actually in high school and I remember I had no idea what was happening. I didn't understand sports. I still don't, except baseball of course.

Wonderfully enough, my fiance and I had our first date at a Royals game nearly four years ago. 

I have all these really wonderful memories with Paul and our friends at Royals games. Isn't that what baseball is all about? And, let's be honest... The Royals weren't always so hot. They haven't won the World Series since 1985... I wasn't even born then.

But, something totally magical happened. Paul and I were fortunate enough to head to the Wild Card game last year. Which led them to the World Series! What the what?

Then of course, we headed down again this year and believe it or not, they're in the World Series again! Just typing it brings me goosebumps and tears to my eyes. The Royals make me emotional. I can't help it.

Anyway, I know that Royals baseball has brought me a ton of wonderful memories. And, more than anything... I want my first graders to have those wonderful memories too. And so therefore, we have to celebrate the amazingness of the Royals and the World Series!

I feel like this team just has so much to teach our kids. They never give up. They are confident, positive, and work together and support one another. They are the true definition of team.

So, I created this small little 120 mystery chart and I want to share it with all of you! You can click the picture below to download!

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