Monday, December 10, 2012

Thank yous, A Giveaway, and a Doughnut Snowman!- (That makes sense, right?)

First off we want to give a great big THANK YOU to all of our new followers and to our wonderful new blogging friends who are showing us so much support!!  We can't wait to get to know everyone!!  What an adventure we've started!!

Next up, since we love teachers (of course we do, because we ARE teachers) and we know teachers LOVE freebies (ok, maybe I'm only speaking for myself here but I'm a teacher and I love freebies so...) we are extending our giveaway to Wednesday.  We know some of you may not have made it to our blog over the weekend, or maybe you wanted to let some friends know about us, so, since we love to share, the sharing continues!  Check below for the original post and link to our TpT store.

Now onto sharing a craftivity.  Since I have three children (ages 8, 4, and almost 2) we have an Elf on the Shelf.  When Rosie (that's our elf) came back this year, she brought a breakfast treat for the kiddos.  Here's a picture:

I originally saw this on Pinterest (of course) and thought it would be a fun surprise for the kids.  He is made from 3 small powdered donuts.  His buttons are M&Ms, his nose is half a mini-carrot, his eyes and mouth are Nerds, his scarf is a piece of the Pull -n- Peel Twizzlers, and his hat is a Rolo.  A total sugarfest for breakfast for sure!!  But how often do I let them have something like that for breakfast (ummmm, let me think, like, never!)?  The only problem was that the donuts were hard after sitting out all night, but luckily, we had a box full that Rosie left for them to enjoy as backup. (the only thing I would have added that I didn't have was pretzel stick arms.)

Anyway, I was thinking this would be a really great craft to do with students.  They could write a "recipe" for the snowman and/or a "How To" piece of writing.  Then, after building it and doing the writing activity, of course, they would eat it (and I'd probably do it at the end of the day so I can get them all sugared up and then send them home!!).

Here is a recipe "card" that students could fill out.  I would copy page 1 and 2 front and back and then cut it in half.  You could copy it on cardstock to really give it the recipe card feel.

Or, they could write the recipe on a full page.

Or, they could do a "How to" writing piece on this sheet.

Of course, then I got to thinking about the unit we made comparing Goldilocks and the Three Snow Bears and how I could incorporate THAT but I'm not sure how we'd build a polar bear from donuts.  I'm sure the kids would have a lot of fun (and get completely covered in powdered sugar) trying.  But, I'm not sure I'm ready to tackle that one yet.  What do you think?  Can you think of a way to build a donut polar bear?  ;O)  I think I might just stick with the snowman.  Here's a link to that unit in our TpT store.  And, if you haven't commented yet, you COULD choose it as your freebie!! (If you wanted to.)  :O)

Have a great Monday!!

Our Giveaway:

As a thank you for stopping by our blog, we are offering a giveaway from our Teachers Pay Teacher store.  If you are new to our blog, and haven't yet commented, just leave a comment below and we will give you your choice of ANYTHING $5 and below for free.  Check out the link above to see the items in our store you can choose from.

Be sure to put your email in the comment box and tell us what item you would like from our store so that we can email it to you.  If you would rather write a comment and then email us with your email address and item choice, please email us at

Thank you for your comments and please leave feedback of any kind, including letting us know what you would like to see us write about on our blog.

If you give us a shout out on your blog, you can get the $5 freebie AND any item (no maximum value) for free from our TPT store!! 

We will be slower at responding since we are heading into the classroom, but I promise we will get your freebie sent to you!!

A great big THANK YOU to these wonderful bloggers for giving us a shout out!  Please check out their blog!

Sparkling in Third Grade 
Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks
LuckeyFrog's Lilypad
Literacy Sundae
I Love My Classroom
My Life as a Third Grade Teacher
Fourth Grade Flipper
Elementary School Garden
First Grade Friendly Frogs

(I hope I got everyone!  If I missed you, please let me know and I will add you!!)

*Amanda and Stacia*


  1. I gave you a shout out on my blog!

    Christina :)
    Check out my blog!
    Apples, Books, and Crayons

  2. This is awesome! Thank you for the freebie!!! :)


    I will e-mail you my choice! :)

  3. Thanks for the freebie! Who doesn't love free items...especially when they are so great!

    1. Check out our TpT store and let us know what you would like for you freebie. Thanks for commenting!!

  4. I can't remember if I commented on the previous blog posts, but this item in your store looks great!

  5. Wow, how awesome. Your ideas are wonderful. Love to check them out on TPT. Thank you so much for the freebie!! That is so nice of you.

    Free item.: Integrated Explorers Language Arts Pack using Encounter {Common Core}

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!! We have emailed you!

  6. So fun! Thanks! I would love the goldiloks comparion pack:)

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