Welcome to Winter Sale

I'm a little late but I'm joining Second Grade Math Maniac and several others in a Welcome to Winter Sale on TPT! Now because I'm "a little" late I'm extending my sale by few days! Everything in my store will be 20% off  Sunday, December 23rd -25th! Head on over to my store Saddle Up For 2nd Grade to check it out!

I may even extend my sale! I'm so close to that check and now that I have a wedding to pay for I REALLY want it!!! I'm so close!
Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Marcy :)

Pinterest Inspired Christmas Ornaments!

Just popping in to share our pinterest inspired Christmas ornaments we made today for the parents!

Pinterest Version
Cute parent gift. They also made a card that said, "I love you "SNOW" much!" Need to remember for future years. P.S.- This lady has TONS of ideas for the classroom! TONS!!
Our Version
They turned out good for the most part. They were hung on our tree and the kids can't wait to give them to their parents tomorrow.
A little FYI, paint peels right off of these ornaments. I coated it with clear finger nail polish. I'm hoping that does the trick. Any other suggestions?
What gifts do your kids make?
Only 1 1/2 more days!! Now only to survive the Christmas party tomorrow!!
Marcy :)


A little big of GOOD news!!!

There is so much sadness and heartache going on in the world right now. I'd be lying if I said the last few days haven't been hard. I'm sure they have been for everyone. After hearing the awful news of the tragic event in CT, I immediately became full of anger. I still just don't understand how someone could be so heartless. I hugged my sweet kiddos a little harder that day. My thoughts are prayers are with every child, student, parent and teacher during this time.

On Friday, I got to leave school an hour early!! Each year during the Holidays we have "gift of time" where another teacher volunteers to watch your class with theirs (movie time!) while you get to leave early to shop or to just relax! I left at 2 and started my 3 1/2 hour drive east to my boyfriends house. During this time I was an emotional wreck, listening to news reports on the radio and lets throw "is he going to ask me to marry him emotions" into the mix! When I got there (he was a nervous wreck) he was very supportive in my emotions. To get me out of the house and my mind off things yeah right he took me to a the Winter Wonderland Park downtown. There was ice skating, booths, and a BEAUTIFUL  courthouse covered in lights! At exactly 7:00 pm, music started blaring and lights started flashing and he got down on one knee and asked me to MARRY HIM!!! I was so surprised not really, I knew!!


I was so excited to share my news with my TPT/blogger friends! In the short time I've been doing this, I've already started to develop friendships. Throughout all the sadness of the day, it ended up being the best day of my life so far!

Here are a few responses I got after telling my kids I was getting married today
1. "will your name be "Mrs. Future Fambro"
2. After saying my last name will be Bernethy "Can I just call you Mrs. B because that name is really hard to say"
3. "Are you going to get mean because people have kids after they get married and my mom is always mad at me?!?"
4. Do we call your MRS now or still MS??
5. "Are you going to have a zebra dress because you always wear zebra?"
They were too cute and so excited!!

I hope you don't mind me sharing! I'll talk about more Christmas Around the World (we bust a piƱata tomorrow!!!) and our graphs unit more this week! I keep telling myself, get through this week and THEN you can think about a wedding!

Wedding Tickers

I did manage to find the time to post my newest unit! The 100th Day of school will be here before you know it! Its one of my favorite days! I missed it last year :(. You can check out Hooray! We Made it to the 100th Day! here!

How was everyone's day?? I was lucky to not get asked any questions about the shooting. Did you? How did you handle it?
I'm off to make my wedding binder! AHHH!

Silence for Sandy Hook Elementary


Christmas Around the World Part 1

Last week we began our Christmas Around the World unit! This is one of my FAVORITE things we do all year! I always look forward to it! I bought Sarah Cooley's wonderful Christmas Around the World Scrapbook. She also has a supplement FREEBIE that has been FABULOUS!!!

We spent last Monday making our Christmas Around the World foldable luggage! This contains our passport, airline tickets, world map, and each country information. I forgot to take pictures of this so I'll have to include those in my next post.
Our journey began as we hopped on chairs placed in rows Christmas Airlines and traveled to Italy! My kiddos were so EXCITED...some of the really thought they were getting on a real airplane. The following questions were asked:
Do we need sleeping bags?
Where will we sleep?
How are we going to get food?
Are we taking your truck to the airport because we can't all fit in there?
How are we going to talk to those people when we speak English?
Once we arrived in "Italy" we read The Legend of Old Befana by Tomie De Paola
(Click on the image to purchase it on Amazon)

They loved learning about La Befana, the "Christmas Witch" from Italy. We also talked briefly talked about "The Colosseum" and "The Leaning Tower of Pizza Pisa". I let them research these two landmarks during computer lab! They were fascinated that "The Leaning Tower of Pisa" won't fall over! We then completed our Italy page for our scrapbook.
We then hopped back on Christmas Airlines and traveled to France! Jinx Noel everyone! (Merry Christmas in French!) We learned all about "Pierre Noel"! We learned all about how children in France leave hay and carrots in a boot by their door the reindeer. Pierre takes the hay and carrots and replaces them with presents! We watched a youtube video of the light show at the Eiffel Tower at Christmas! They LOVED this! Last but not least, we made "Bouche De Noel" or "Yule Logs"! A French holiday desert not swiss rolls & m&m's!!


So glad we did this on Friday!! Here is a picture of our France scrapbook page!

This week we are traveling to Germany (yesterday), Sweden (today) and England. I can't wait to continue our journey!!

We also made our wish lists for Santa. Our local newspaper always prints our "Dear Santa" letters. We made our wish lists, wrote our letter and then typed them and E-MAILED them too the local paper! E-mailing was a tough thing but they did it and were so proud! Here's a few of our wish lists.
(She is really missing her two front teeth!)

(Las Vegas...hahaha)

We then made our "Naughty and Nice" lists! We discussed different ways you can end up on the naughty list and what you can do to make it on the nice list! They turned out really cute! They are hanging in the hallway!
I think they turned out really cute! I got the reindeer topper from my team teacher. The wish lists, and naughty and nice lists came from my Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Literacy Centers & Activities Unit!

(I'm sorry my picture are bigger...I can't get that little box to click large to pop up? I click on the picture and it just highlights it. Any suggestions?? Its very frustrating!)

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Marcy :)

12 in '12 Linky Party!

I'm teaming up with Miss Kindergarten and A Teeny Tiny Teacher for their 12 in '12 Linky Party!

Here are my 12 favorites of 2012
12 favorite things! 
12. Favorite movie you watched:
I really didn't see to many movies in theaters this year but I was so excited to buy Hunger Games! I loved the books and thought the movie was great!
11. Favorite TV series:
Grey's Anatomy! A new show I'm hooked on is Elementary on CBS! And The Voice this season! Wow! Go Team Blake! :) I can't leave out Duck Dynasty!
10. Favorite restaurant:
I didn't try to many new ones this year...well maybe! I don't know!! I took a trip to Galveston right before school started and I ate at Fisherman's Warf. It was fantastic!
9. Favorite new thing you tried:
I recently took up golf, thanks to the boyfriend! I'm terrible but I really enjoy it! I even bought clubs! They're bright PINK!!
8. Favorite gift you got:
I got a Kindle Fire for my birthday and L-O-V-E it!
7. Favorite thing you pinned:
Really?!? How could I ever pick just ONE?? Ya'll I love DUCK DYNASTY! I think its great! I saw this yesterday and laughed so hard! I hope I don't offend anyone!
6. Favorite blog post:
I'm still new to blogging so I'm going to say my very first post!
5. Best accomplishment:
I had back surgery last January. I'm fully recovered. Thank goodness!
4. Favorite picture:
Here's Jared and I in Shreveport a few weeks ago. We had the best time!
3. Favorite memory:
My trip to Galveston! It was so relaxing we had the best time!
2. Goal for 2013:
To start running again. My goal is to run in a half marathon.
1. One Little Word: 
There's my 12 in '12!
Click here and head on over a join the fun! 
Marcy :)

Sight Words Slap Attack!

Hey Ya'll!  This is going to be short and sweet! Let me start by saying that today I experienced something that I hope never happens again!!! I had a MOUSE in my room!!! Yes that's right a mouse! My team teacher and I have been seeing signs the past few days. Well today it decided to make its grand appearance and pay us a visit! You have kids screaming, you have kids crying, and then there's the ones that are trying to catch it! I can't tell you how many "plots" I heard today about how to catch this mouse! That's not even the worst part! Over the past week, we've had parents donate food items for our Christmas Around the World...the mouse at some of our food! UGH! Let's just say the whole day was shot!

Now on to what I was originally going to talk about today! My kiddos have already mastered all of their 2nd grade sight words for the year! I've been trying to come up with different ways to implement using them throughout our day! One of my favorite games to play is SLAP ATTACK!!

Slap Attack is a 3 player game! You have 2 slappers and 1 referee! The referee turns over a card and the first slapper to *GENTLY* slap the card and say the word correctly gets to keep the card! If the slap is a tie, the referee decides who hit the card first. If the player who slaps the card first says the word wrong, then the other player gets a chance to answer! Once you have gone through the whole pile of cards, the slapper with the most cards wins! The winner gets to stay and the other slapper and the referee switch places! It really is fun and I love watching the kids get into it! They do a great job of *GENTLY* slapping the card!

Here's a few pics of them in action!
You can check out my 2nd grade version in my TPT store here.
I had a few people ask me if I'd make a set for 1st grade so here it is! Click here to check it out!
I keep the cards on a ring and use them for several other activities as well!
Don't for get about my JEWELRY giveaway if you haven't checked it out already! You have until Satruday at 9pm (central time) to enter!
I'm exhausted! I think this girl will turn in early tonight but wait...Duck Dynasty comes on! Ok, I'll stay up!
~Marcy :)

Currently DECEMBER & a Fact Family Craftivity

Is it REALLY December already?? IT was 87 here in Texas today! It does not feel like December! I guess our wintery weather will have to wait a few more days, its suppose to be this warm all week!
I'm linking up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her December "Currently" linky party!
I don't know about everyone else but I LOVE the month of December! I'm so excited to start school this week! I know, I know but tomorrow we begin my favorite thing we do all year....CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD!! I can't wait!
I have been so busy lately, I haven't had much time to work on any new TPT things but I did manage the time to make this Oh Christmas Tree! A Fact Family Craftivity I plan to use this as a review right before Christmas!
I hope everyone has a great week!


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