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'oooo' LOOKIE HERE.. & A Giveaway!!!

I so had to stop myself from shopping these past few days on Tpt! There are literally so many amazing ideas out there and I wish I had a bazillion hours in the school day so I could fit it all in but sadly it's just not possible. So, with a lot of thought I had mini-battles with myself of things that were 'needs' and not just 'wants'...okay, some were wants and I will figure out a way to squeeze them in! :)
Now... here is what I bought!
You can click on the pictures and it'll either take you to their store or the product!
Also, I just created a Gingerbread Man unit and my kids are eating it up! In the celebration of all the deals I am going to be giving away ONE!!
The giveaway ends on Friday!
Enter away!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Here is the preview of the unit! Trust me... you'll be covered for the week!
Have a great rest of your week!!!


  1. My school has each classroom adopted by a family, church, or company for Christmas. On the last day before break, they come and do crafts, share snacks, and bring a gift for each student. For some students, this may be the only gift that they receive.

  2. We are going to have a winter party!

  3. Well we will be working on our Christmas program for the class, making gingerbread houses, learning about all kinds of stuff and hoping we get good reports to Santa with our Elf who arrives today!

  4. Our Christmas program is this week, the last week of school before break, I have a Grinch day, a Polar Express Day and a Mooseltoe day! :o)


  5. As a first grade team we are doing the Holidays Around the World! We rotate classes and each teacher takes a country. I have Mexico! We make sparkly poinsettias. The students have a blast and it's all they talk about for the rest of the year. We also have a Polar Express day where the students come into school wearing their pj's and are served hot chocolate while the movie is playing. It's all such a fun time!


  6. Hi Jessica!
    I hear you, I definitely had to have the same conversation with myself during the TpT Sale! Needs vs. wants, needs vs. wants!!! :) I would love to win a copy of your new Gingerbread unit, it looks so cute and will definitely keep us busy in these last few weeks before Christmas! We (in Spain) are studying how English-speaking countries around the world celebrate Christmas. So your unit would be a perfect addition! Thanks for the chance to win and have a happy holiday season!


  7. We homeschool, so baking cookies is on the agenda!!

  8. All around the world unit...discovering the Holidays in other places. We will be having a Christmas party and lots of Christmas fun!! :)

  9. I hope I win, looks like a great unit!!!


  10. The Gingerbread Man (or Baby...) is my favorite unit of study.!!!I want this ! Want this.

    First Grade by the Sea

  11. We're reading Gingerbread books!


  12. Our elf arrived on Monday and has already been getting into mischief. :) It's too fun!