The hubby and I braved the cold and snow today and went to the store to get a few Christmas gifts and other necessities. I bought some ingredients for a new mint chocolate cookie recipe I found online....excited! In other cooking adventures....I made a new creamy cheesy potato dish that was really yummy and really easy. Sorry I couldn't get a good pic:
I wanted to get the teachers I work with something small for the holidays. I didn't have a ton of money to spend so I was thinking about making something. That's when I came across one of my new favorite blogs: Sisters Stuff! This blog is SO fun! There are so many easy ideas for crafts and gifts. I stole their idea of post-it note holders. What teacher doesn't need post-its close by?! Here is their entry: http://sistersstuff.blogspot.com/2009/12/post-it-note-holders.html. I made 10 of these and spent less than $2 on each one.......probably close to $1.50. Here are some pics of what I made. I also decided to make coordinating pens.
freezing but hot chocolate helped us stay warm. Here's a pic:
5 more days of school until winter break! I love my job but I'm super excited to have a break. I feel like I have a ton left to do for Christmas. Not only am I not done shopping, but I haven't even started wrapping anything! I'm hoping I can finish shopping this week (depending on the snow....) and then wrap the first week of break! At school I got a new tabletop whiteboard easel I had been eying for a while. Our PTO gave each teacher $100 to use on something for the classroom. Since I'm PT, I got $50. I was still really excited to get some free money to use for my room! I also used a coupon on this easel so I only ended up spending $10 out of pocket! The whiteboard is magnetic (great for our magnetic letters) and the back has storage pockets. After buying it, I found out that the $1 pocket chart from the Target dollar spot also fits on perfectly!
A few months ago (time is FLYING), I got my new Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention kit. They included a flyer for a free color alphabet/consonant cluster poster. I sent in for it and just got it recently. The kids love this compared to my old black and white copied version!