Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"Sweet" Valentine's Day Giveaway WINNER and...20% off Sale!

I just wanted to thank everyone who participated in my "Sweet" Valentine's Day Giveaway!  Your responses to my Valentine's Day Digit Values freebie were so positive!  It makes me feel good to know that other teachers can use my teaching resources!  Please check out my other tiered math tubs and center packets at my TPT store!  I am having a Valentine's Day 20% off sale through this weekend!  This is a great time to get your Valentine's Day Centers and February Math Journals prompts at a great price! Now...I'd like to announce our winner of my Valentine's Day Giveaway!  Congratulations to...
Thank you Kim and everyone else for participating in this giveaway!  I look forward to emailing you your "Sweet" Valentine's Day prize!  Thank you!!!-Yvonne  

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Freebie Valentine's Math Tub and Valentine's Day Center Giveaway!

I wanted to thank all of my Sassy in Second followers and my Teacherspayteachers followers by having a "Sweet Valentine's Day...Giveaway!"  I have posted my Valentine's Day Digit Values Tiered Math Tub as my Primary Freebie on my TPT store for you all to enjoy in February!  I am also giving away to one lucky follower my 2 week pack of "Valentine's Day Centers and Activities!"  To enter your name in the drawing for my 121 paged skills packed center packet...all you have to do is follow me here on Sassy in Second AND follow me on Teacherspayteachers!  Download my Valentine's Day Digit Values Tiered Math Tub from Teacherspayteachers and leave me a note with your name and rate my math tub!  I will pull the winner from the feedback list of names of folks that have rated and commented on my Valentine's day Tiered Math Tub on TPT!  I love making these tubs and wanted to share one with you all!  They have worked so well for differentiation in my classroom!  I am excited to share my center packet with you as well!  It has 16 math and literacy activities your kiddos will LOVE!  Good luck and please spread the word!  I will choose a winner for my center packet on January 31st!  Thank you for participating and have a "SWEET"... Valentine's Day!-Yvonne

Saturday, January 21, 2012

And the winners are...


Congratulations to our wonderful winners!! Our three lucky winners are Julia, Tricia, and Laura! I want to thank everyone for joining in celebrating Rebecca at Teaching First's 200+ followers giveaway!

        Thanks to everyone who participated in this great giveaway!  Congratulations to Julia, Tricia, and Laura!  We all hope you and your students enjoy these skills packed activities packets! Thanks-Yvonne!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Made Ice Cream Today!

Today was a great day with my class!  We have been working on the three states of matter and made ice cream in baggies today!  I haven't done this in a few years and it was fun to do it again!  My students enjoyed mixing the milk, sugar and flavoring (either vanilla or chocolate) and shaking their bags of ice and salt to make it freeze!  If you have never done this before, it is a must!  Here are the easy breezy steps to "baggie ice cream!"  Great lesson for changing liquids to solids.  Give it a try!
Ice Cream in a Bag:
Each student will need one smaller sized (sandwich sized) and one (gallon) sized ziploc bag.  I recommend freezer bags because they are more durable.
1/2 cup of milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla or chocolate syrup
4 cups of ice
4 tablespoons of salt (table salt and sea salt work fine-doesn't have to be rock salt)
Each student will measure the milk, sugar and flavoring liquid mixture into their sandwich baggie and seal tightly.  They then put the four cups of ice into their gallon baggie and sprinkle with the tablespoons of salt.  Lower the smaller baggie inside of the gallon baggie making sure that both are closed well!  You don't want any salt water to leak into your ice cream!  They seal, shake, shake, shake...for about five minutes or so and presto...your kiddos will love their sweet solid treat once they are finished!  Give it a try.  Another teacher I work with said she wanted to make it next week using coffee cans instead of baggies!  I'll have to try that next time!  Thanks-Yvonne

Monday, January 16, 2012

Amazing Giveaway!

Happy weekend everyone!  I hope you all have enjoyed your long weekend (if you are one of the lucky ducks who gets MLK Day off...like me!)  I wanted to let you all know about this great giveaway that Rebecca at  TeachingFirst is starting today!  You will definitely want to go over to her blog to check this out!  This is one you don't want to miss!  Thanks and good luck!!!-Yvonne
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Friday, January 6, 2012

Don't Miss My... "Happy New Year Sale!"

Whew!!! Only a three day school week and I am looking forward to a wonderful weekend!!!  Starting tomorrow (Saturday Jan. 7th) teaching packets in my TPT store will be 20% off for my... Happy New Year's Sale!  I wish you all a fabulous year full of many blessings!  I would love for you to go on over to my store and check out my goodies at a great price!  The most recent is my February Math Journal Prompts teaching packet!  If you were able to get my January Math Journal Prompts, you will like these even more! My February Math prompts center around Valentine's Day, President's Day, Dental Health Month, Black History Month, and more!  In addition you can pick up my center packets, tiered math tubs or other packets at low prices!  Let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks so much and have a great weekend!-Yvonne