Sunday, November 27, 2011


Happy Holidays TpT Cyber Monday Sale!!!!

Anna Brantley

Rachelle Smith

Natalie Kay

Lesson Plan SOS

Melissa Freshwater

One Extra Degree

The Teacher Wife

Michelle Oakes

Erica Bohrer


Primary Graffiti

Jodi Southard

Are you ready for an awesome Cyber Monday sale on TpT?!?! Many bloggers, including myself, are offering 20% off the products in our stores on top of the TpT 10% discount (use promo code CMS28 at checkout-valid only on Cyber Monday)! You can also enjoy 20% off our products from November 29th- December 1st!!

Happy Shopping to our Sweet Customers!!!

Always, Melissa

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Do you hear the sound of the bell? I do…

One of my favorite books/movies of the Christmas Season is The Polar Express.

polar express book

 Our school does a complete Polar Express Day filled with student’s wearing their Pajamas to school, watching the movie while enjoying hot cocoa and nilla wafers. (mmmmmmmm, I can taste the marshmallows on my lips.)

I decided to create a unit to utilize during the week to get my kiddos ready for the “big” day. My polar express themed packet is 123 pages.

polar express pic

There are 19 different math and 14 different literacy activities.

Some Math activities included are:

  • Patterning
  • Measurement
  • Tally
  • Counting
  • Addition
  • Graphing
  • Ordinal Numbers
  • Time
  • Plus More…

Some Literacy activities included are:

  • ABC Order
  • Sight Words
  • Rhyming Words
  • Emergent Reader
  • Syllable Counting
  • Ending Sounds
  • Beginning Sounds
  • CVC Words
  • Plus More…

To help get you into the spirit I added two freebies for you to enjoy

Polar Express I have… Who Has…

Ihave Who Has PE

Ticket By Ticket




Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice…

Good Evening Everyone!! the Gobble Up Some Goodies Giveaway was a “hit” and Laurie was so excited to find out she was the “winner”. I love surprising people with “good” news.

I wanted to let everyone know my Gingerbread unit has been posted on TPT. This "sweet" packet is filled with 108 pages of various math and literacy activities to complete with your little gingersnaps. Some of the topics covered are:

Number Recognition
Simple Addition
Missing Number
Graphing/Analyzing Data
Odd/Number Sorting

Letter Recognition
Letter Writing
Sight Words
Gingerbread Emergent Reader
ABC Order
Syllable Count
Beginning Sounds
Write The Room (sight words)
Rhyming Words


Here are some freebies to go along with the unit…

How I eat A Gingerbread Cookie Writing Activity


how to eat


All About Gingerbread Bubble Map


I hope you and your little gingersnaps enjoy this unit.

Wishing you nothing but “sugar and spice”.

Always, Melissa

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Giveaway Winner Announced



Comment #133

Laurie Bradshaw said...

I follow Lisa's Kinderland

November 10, 2011 10:47 PM

So excited for you Laurie-

Please contact me within 24 hours at to claim your prize!!!

Thank you all for participating

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Gobble Up Some Goodies Giveaway

It’s a Gobble, Up Some Goodies GIVEAWAY! One of my favorite things about blogging is meeting and interacting with amazing teachers from across the United States. I have teamed up with a few of my blogger buddies to host a bountiful giveaway just in time for Thanksgiving.  We are all thankful for you and the support that you have given us on our blogs, pinterest, TPT, facebook, etc.

It’s quite simple to enter. All you have to do is follow each person’s blog and TPT store. Write a comment for each person you follow and a comment once you follow everyone’s TPT store.… That’s 9 chances to win. ( 8 chances for each blog + 1 for following every TPT store)

Write a comment for each blog and TPT store you follow and get a BONUS entry if you blog about this giveaway on your blog or facebook page!

Giveaway ends Tuesday, November 15h, 2011 at 8 p.m. eastern time. The winners will be announced on Tuesday Evening!!

Click on each picture to take you to each blog! WHEN YOU GET TO THE LAST STOP...LEAVE ALL OF YOUR COMMENTS. THE “WINNER” will be chosen from Here (Mrs. Freshwater’s Class)


  • Click on each picture, go to the blog and start following.
  • Click on each TPT page and begin following.
  • Return HERE and leave comments for each blog and one stating you follow everyone’s TPT.
  • If you blog about this giveaway or post on FB. Leave link in a comment for a extra BONUS

fabulous first

over themoonbow

doodle bug


lisa kinderland




Additional Point:

Follow all 8 TPT Stores and leave a comment:

THE “WINNER” will be chosen from HERE (Mrs. Freshwater’s Class)

Don’t forget to leave your comments!!!!

Gobble Gobble Gobble

(That’s Good Luck in Turkey)


Sunday, November 6, 2011

I’m makin’ my list and I’m checking it twice…

Good Afternoon. It is a gorgeous day her in West Virginia. I don’t think it could get any prettier. This has been a weekend full of good friends and ideas. I spent last night reminiscing with a few of my friends from high school. It honestly doesn’t get any better. Oh how I have missed my favorite two gals. H2 you two are simply the BEST!!!!


Holl-ster and Me

I have also been working hard on my

Holiday Units

***Coming Soon***

  • Gingerbread
  • Reindeer Games
  • Polar Express
  • Christmas Elves and More

But need your help- What are some “key” skills you will be

focusing on in December?

Can you email me your wishlist at

I want to “THANK” everyone who has been gobbling up my

Thanksgiving Unit.

 thanksgiving Unit 

I am so excited that you are all enjoying it

and look forward to hearing what your kiddos think.




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