November 13, 2011

Monkeys & Thanksgiving


This weekend has been a crazy busy one.. it’s the holiday season which means I pull long hours working on orders for my stationery business.

I get up early and I go to bed late. It makes for long days in first grade! My inspiration is knowing that Thanksgiving break is next week.. yippie!

Believe it or not- I walked out of school on Friday with NOTHING! My lesson plans are done, my papers are graded, my room was cleaned, and it felt good.

I look forward to having an organized week. My daily drawers are stocked with each day’s papers already run and ready to go!


So, between working on orders this weekend- I finally printed and laminated my monkey unit!

I usually do monkeys in January.


I have to finish up working on my recording sheets and then it will be ready.. stay tuned.

Do you do a monkey unit?


Here is a Thanksgiving number word paper I made last week I thought I would share- my kids have taken off learning and knowing how to read number words!

Those cute adorable graphics are by kpm doodles! Seriously.. she rocks!

You can download below

Thanksgiving Number Word Paper

Have a great Thanksgiving week at school! I am thankful for my little first graders who I truly enjoy .. even on a Monday morning when I want to be at home in my bed.


  1. Love your Thanksgiving Number Words! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Jennifer A.

  2. LOVE those stinkin' cute monkeys! Well...I really love everything you do! Thanks for sharing your freebies!


  3. Thank you for the Thanksgiving Number Words. Your monkey unit looks adorable. Have a enjoyable Thanksgiving.

  4. So adorable! No monkeys here but you make me want to start!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  5. Thank you so much for all your creative centers and ideas. Do you have Christmas centers coming soon?

  6. I just purchased the Thanksgiving Centers and was looking for the recording sheets...AI thought they were on here somewhere...Let me know! I love your blog. Do you have lables for your classroom library. I have been trying to get mine ready for 2 years!!!!
    Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful work!

  7. Thanks for sharing your talent!!!!

  8. Thank you for the number sheet! Have a great holiday!

  9. I just found your website. You are amazing with all of these cute ideas. I will be sharing this website with all of my friends. Thank you thank your for all of your hard work. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  10. Your blog brightens my day so I'm giving you the Sunshine Award:) Pop by to pick it up:D

    4th Grade Frolics

  11. Steve and I awarded you the Sunshine Award...Thank you for always posting great printables!


  12. I am awarding you a Sunshine Award because your blog inspires me to be a better teacher. I love how you incorporate your theme into all content areas. Your students are lucky to have a teacher who create materials that will be a perfect fit to their learning. Thank you for sharing them with us all.