Friday, November 29, 2013

Cyber Monday TpT Sale

My entire TpT store is 28% off for Cyber Monday and Tuesday.  Click here to visit my store.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thanksgiving Activities

Turkey Glyph

Distribute copies of the turkey glyph patterns and the legend to students. Review the legend, one characteristic at a time, as you display a turkey you have completed. Then distribute the other materials. Invite students to use the legend to create their own personal turkey glyph. Display the finished product in class and have students decipher the answers.  Click here for this freebie.
I am linking up with Fourth Grade Frolics for Made It Monday and Classroom Freebies for Maniac Monday.  Be sure to check it out for other great link ups.  

November Holiday Activities

Thanksgiving Activities

This seven page Thanksgiving document includes many exciting holiday activities. Students will write a Thanksgiving acrostic poem, an organizer and final draft for what they are thankful for, and write about Thanksgiving traditions.  Click here to download this activity for $3.00 from my TpT store.
This five page Thanksgiving document includes alphabetical order and a writing organizer and assignment about what students' are thankful for.  Click here to download this activity for $1.00 from my TpT store.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

November {currently}

Well, November just snuck right up on us.  I feel like the school year just started!  I'm linking up with Farley at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade for November's Currently.

Listening to Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.  I love this show...right up my Reality TV alley.
Loving that extra hour.  The extra hour does so much for me.  I'll miss it being daylight when I get home, but I hate leaving for work in the dark!
Thinking about how busy November is going to be.  Conferences, American Education Week, and a new marking period.  I'm sure it will fly by just like October did!
Wanting to create some new TpT products.  I LOVE creating and designing new projects and activities. This year has just been so crazy that I haven't had a lot of time to concentrate on my TpT products.  Must make time for this!!!
Needing to get ready for all of my conferences.  I like to spread them out over a couple weeks so that I don't have to cram them all in on Conference Day.  It helps me to concentrate on each individual student instead of having 21 conferences back to back.  How do you do your conferences?

A Yummy Pin- Reese's Peanut Butter Banana Bread.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread

  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Canola or Vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 oz bag of Reese’s Mini cups

How to Make
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease your loaf pan (I used an 8 x 4 pan) with butter or shortening.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together your flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  4. In a large bowl stir together your bananas, peanut butter, oil, egg and sugars.
  5. Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter will be lumpy. DO NOT OVER-STIR.
  6. Fold in your Reese’s Mini cups and spread batter into prepared pan.
  7. Bake for approx 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then loosen the edges of the pan with a knife and remove from loaf pan, transferring bread to a cooling rack.
  • I bake my breads in a stone loaf pan, but certainly you don’t have to. BUT if you notice the bread browning too fast, lower the temperature down to 325° and loosely tent it with foil.
  • Also, some readers have noticed that if you over-stir the batter the texture will be crumbly, so make sure not to over-stir!

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