Monday, December 31, 2012

CrAzY Cold Winter Unit

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Dashing through the halls
In a hurry all the time
oh how nice it to rest
on my big-ol' fat behind!

The bell on my desk I ring
Making the children quiet
Oh what fun these 2 weeks have been
Not thinking has been a riot!

2 week break... 2 week break
2 week break for us!
Oh what fun it is to stay
in our jammies all day- hay!

We hope everyone had a CrAzY fun Christmas! Happy New Year to ALL.  Start your year off right with this 124 page Winter and Penguins unit overflowing with writing, thinking maps, literacy activities, math activities and workstation/center games.   The first 24 hours it's on sale.  As always we LOVE your feedback.  If there is anything you would like to see included in these packets let us know and we will do our best to make it CrAzY perfect for you!!  And for all our CrAzY followers click the "Free" button below for a freebie just for following us!! 
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We are linking up with Freebielicious for lots of freebies!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

CrAzY Fun with Polar Express

Before I start this post I would just like to send our condolences out to all the families affected by the tragedy in CT. As a mom, I can't image what those parents went through yesterday and will continue going through for many years to come. As a teacher, I can't even put into words what I am feeling for that faculty.  Hold your little ones a little tighter from now on. Each and every day is precious! We are blessed to do what we do!
This may come too late for some of you that are already on Christmas break but, unfortunately, we still have a week left. We hope you will still check it out and maybe pick it up for next year!

We love Polar Express! In the past we haven't dedicated too much time to it because the last few days before the holidays are so CrAzY. This year we planned early so we would leave plenty of time for all the fun. Creating this packet has made us CrAzY! We didn't create it with my normal centers in mind. Our plan was to rotate around to our different classrooms and have different fun in each one. So we needed activities that students could complete independently.

This packet comes with 71 pages of polar express fun!
Student reader
Reader for pocket chart with color pictures
5 writing pages
5 roll and cover pages
52 pages of color printables

Here is our plan:
Literacy room: syllables, write the room, sight word practice, weekly reader
Math room: patterns, WAR with number cards, sequencing/counting, memory, roll and color
Writing room: 5 different writing prompts available
Games Room: we will play games on the Promethean board

Included in this packet are all the pieces you need to play these games. These will fit perfectly in your current workstations/centers if you don't have the ability to rotate to different rooms.

Our favorite part is a customizable name tag for Polar Express day. You will be able to change the student name, school name, and year.

We hope you love it as much as we do! If we aren't able to post again before the holiday break, we hope you enjoy your break with family and friends! We are thankful to be a part of this wonderful blogging community of amazing teachers!

Regular price will be $5 but we will have it on sale for $3 for a couple of days!

Kindergarten -

Thursday, November 29, 2012

CrAzY Mistake!

I was lying in bed tonight, almost asleep, when I realized one of our newest creations had mistakes! I was instantly awake and knew that I had to fix it immediately! Do you ever feel like you are passing yourself going every which way? That is how I feel these days! Anywho, all the 2 dice pages did not have all the possible number choices listed. I have no clue what I was thinking but I was clearly wrong! So if you purchased this file from us, please go back to TpT or TN and download the revised file. Because I am CrAzY sorry for the goof, if you purchased this item I will give you one free item from our store as my way to make it up to you. Just email your selection to Thanks for understanding!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I Smell Cinammon!!

This time of year is SO fun!  To inspire these children that we have for 8 hours a day is a huge obligation.  It's Gingerbread time!!  These little gingerbread activities will do the trick- the clipart is precious and the activities are CrAzY fun!  We hope this takes a little less time out of your planning time so you can have a little more time to have fun with your kids this holiday season!!   

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

That CrAzY Elf!

Last year at the last minute I decided to buy an Elf on the Shelf. My girls are 17 and 21 so I was missing those fun activities you can do when they are younger. I was wishing I could do it when I thought of my school kids! I was so excited! Since it was last minute I just kinda winged it! Well, this year I wanted to do it for a longer period of time and better! This packet was created to make the best of this CrAzY elf! I am excited for him to visit us soon! We hope you enjoy this packet! Click on the picture above and it will take you straight to our TpT store. As always, it is also available on TN. Get it now while the sales are still going strong!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Roll and Cover boards---for an entire year!

We love centers that you can teach the kids one time and then rotate in and out throughout the year. Our kids are CrAzY for these Roll and Cover boards. We have used them for years but as Roll and Color. This year we decided to try and cut down on the amount of paper we use and turned the Roll and Color into Roll and Cover. This way they can be included in a center and reused over and over again.

Included are 69 boards using 1 dice and 69 boards using 2 dice.
We used a variety of clip art that can be used during all holidays, events and even generic ones that can be used any time during the year.

Here is how this works: We recommend you print on card stock and laminate for durability. Students may use any variety of counters. We prefer to use small round discs. Students will roll the dice (or 2) and count the dots. Counter will be placed over number. Keep playing until all numbers are covered. They can also be copied and student can color the circles when the number is rolled if you prefer Roll and Color.

Students can easily determine how many dice are needed based on the dice picture on the upper right hand corner. Click on one of the pics below to go straight to our stores.

Teachers Pay Teachers Store
Teachers Notebook Store

Friday, November 23, 2012

We are CrAzY for you sale!

We love you and are thankful for each and every one of you! We are teaming up with TpT and TN to offer a sale. It looks kinda CrAzY but here is how it will work:

Teacher's Notebook
Saturday - Monday
15% off plus an extra 10% off from TN

Teachers Pay Teachers
Monday - Tuesday
15% off plus an extra 10% off using code CMT12

Happy shopping!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thanksgiving Writing Packet

Thanksgiving time already?  Out little ones really need to dive into writing and what better than these PRECIOUS writing pages for Thanksgiving to help get their little brains jumping like CrAzY.  I just LOVE this clip art and I LOVE these writing pages!  GOBBLE GOBBLE!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

My CrAzY awesome teammate!

Congrats to my blogging buddy-the other half of this CrAzY mess we call a blog! Our PTA surprised her tonight with the Texas PTA Life member award! I am so proud to call her my friend and teammate! I wish I had a good picture to add to this post but they didn't turn out good. Congrats Stevi!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

CrAzY fun puzzles!

We are glad to be back to creating and blogging. We have missed it a lot! Our latest product is CVC puzzles. The idea came when we were sitting at a training last week. We decided to take 2 different fun ideas and put them together into one activity. There are 12 pictures that you will cut apart on the lines. Mix them all up into one bag. The students will unscramble the pieces and record, either by writing or using letters tiles, onto the recording sheets. 12 of the puzzles have letter support at the bottom of the pieces. The other 12 puzzles do not have that support. We modeled the recording sheets after sound boxes that our district likes us to you. It allows the students to see how many sounds are in the word.

We hope you enjoy this latest product. It is available on TN and TpT. Thanks for sticking with us while we get our-CrAzY-selves together!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

We have been CrAzY!

Sheesh! It has been almost 2 months since our last post! Let me tell you, it has been 2 CrAzY months. We have missed blogging and creating things for our classroom to share with you. Man, we had a tough start to our year but have finally got it under control...for now!

We just wanted you to know we haven't disappeared and are working on LOTS of CrAzY fun things to share soon.  Here are a few of our favorite e-cards to give you a chuckle on this Saturday!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Student Offices

I realized in May the time had come to toss out my old Student Offices and create something new. My previous set had served me well, but man, where they trashed and ugly! I spent all summer trying to make it just right. One week during a l-o-n-g training I had an epiphany on what was missing. I am CrAzY excited about this. The parts that make it exciting are because of a couple of awesome bloggers! Some of my favorite summer finds I had to re-create in a smaller version so they would fit. First is Writer's Eye by Live, Love, Laugh. I love this and it will look super cute in my classroom. Click the link below to go straight to her post.
The next is Illustration Rubric Template from Falling into First. I am CrAzY in love with this too! Illustrations are always a constant conversation in my class.  I think this template is awesome! Click the link below to go straight to her TpT store. Oh, did I mention that both these products are free? Who doesn't love Free??

I created this using 2 file folders taped/glued together to make 3 sided folder. Glue 3 pages above on the inside and laminate. I chose not to create a cover because it is all about what the students see when it is open. Students see all they need with the office put up around their paper while they work. So, included in the FREE packet from us in an alphabet chart (actually it is 4-depending on your preference), math chart (includes numbers, ten frames, 2D and 3D frames, and colors), and the CrAzY awesome stuff I described above! So click on the link above and enjoy this freebie!

Kindergarten -

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Apples Apples Apples

Say, Say oh playmate
                                Come out and play with me
                                      and bring your dollies 3
                                              climb up my APPLE tree

ahhh the joys of childhood... what CrAzY fun times!  We teach our Apples unit right around the corner and  it is one of our favorite units to teach.  Most of the kids have never tasted a yellow apple, or even knew there were yellow apples out there ---- CrAzY!!  So many fun things to do with them.  Homemade crockpot applesauce, Johnny Appleseed, Apple Juice vs Apple Cider..... what are some fun things you do in your classroom for Apples?!!!  Check out our fun apple unit below.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

CrAzY Great Sharpener

Classroom Friendly Supplies has the best pencil sharpener! Have you seen these? We saw a link from the company asking for bloggers to check out their product and blog about it. As a teacher, we all have gone through CrAzY amounts of pencil sharpeners. We were doubtful this one would wow us! Well, we was wrong. This is probably the best pencil sharpener we've ever used. One of the best features is it does not run on batteries or electricity. We never have enough plugs around our desk so the sharpener is always across the room. This one is perfect and will look CrAzY cute on our desks!

So, if you are like us and go through lots of sharpeners and need something fabulous, then click on the link above and get you one. An even better idea is to get some teammates to buy one too because they have a teacher special of Buy 3 and they are only $17.99 each. It is sooo worth the price!

Thanks to Classroom Friendly Supplies for allowing these 2 Crazy Texas Teachers to try out their product. We are super happy they did!

Friday, August 10, 2012

CrAzY Sale Time!

Who doesn't love a sale? Not these 2 CrAzY Texas Teachers!! TPT is having a Back to School Sale starting Sunday, August 12th and ending on Monday, August 13th. Everything in our store will be 20% off. Combine that with the 10% TPT is offering off by using code BTS12 and you can save 28%. 

If you prefer Teacher's Notebook, we are having a sale there too! Click the link to go straight to our store! Keep in mind that the sale dates are a little different for each site. TN kicks off a day early! Happy Shopping! Go CrAzY!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bucket Fillers

We love bucket fillers! The kids love to be bucket fillers! Have you read the book? If not, it is a must! It is one of the best ways to teach the kids how to be good to others! At our school, bucket fillers has always been a Counselor-led lesson and rewards were give by her. This year we decided to make it a classroom based lesson and rewards. Below are some examples of how it can look in your classroom. The first picture is like what we are using. We found super cute jewelry pockets that are the perfect size for a small dixie cup in each pocket- 1 for each student. They will receive a pom-pom each time they are a bucket filler. 

Our next $1 product has 2 parts. The first part is what you need to create a cute bucket filler area in your room. There is a small sign, large sign, Bucket Filler Promise, student labels for your pockets and writing pages. The second part has us CrAzY excited. You have probably seen the Classroom Coupons. Students earn the right to take off their shoes, wear a hat, move their desk, and lots of other CrAzY fun things! We decided to turn the Classroom Coupons into our Bucket Filler Rewards. Here is how it works: print the Classroom Coupons and laminate. When students reach your classroom goal for Bucket Filling they pick a Classroom Coupon. They can redeem the coupon whenever you like. The parent letter lets them know their child has been a Bucket Filler and also what may/may not be required from home depending on what coupon their child selected.

Grab your $1 Bucket Filler packet and the Classroom Coupons packet that has 9 different coupons and a parent letter. Remember, its only $1 for 24 hours. Your kids will love it!
Kindergarten -

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

CrAzY Product Swap!

Jessica over at Mrs. Stanford's Class hosted a CrAzy cool product swap! We were so lucky to get paired up with Cindy at Krazy Kindergarten Teacher.

Here is how it works: we each got to pick one item from the others TpT store for free! We are CrAzY in love with free! Anyway, we get our item, print it, laminate, cut it out and play away! So this post is to let you know what we thought about our item from Cindy.

The product we selected was the CrAzY cute Ice Cream Alphabet Matching Game.

This product will be a perfect back to school station, especially here in Texas where it will be CrAzY hot still when the kids return. The upper case letters are on the cone and the lower case letters are on the scoops of ice cream. We chose to mount the cones on construction paper to give the station workmats. We cut out the ice cream scoops and those will be the pieces the kids will place on the mats. Here are some more pictures!

This is a great product for any Pre-K or Kindergarten classroom. The graphics are super cute and the font is easy to read. Cindy has so many other great ideas on her blog. Stop by now and show her some love!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy Birthday

I love birthdays!  Growing up my mom made the biggest deal about birthdays, actually she still does.  Birthday are so fun no matter what age you are!  Pinterest has some super cute birthday ides for the classroom:
Balloon Pixie Sticks
Classroom birthday treats
classroom birthday treats
silly straw balloons

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!  So to go with these super fun ideas, here is our birthday packet.  Have FUN with it.  It's CrAzY cute!  Comment back and share your ideas how you celebrate with your students on their birthday!  Don't forget the sweet babies with summer birthdays who never get to celebrate at school on their actual birthday- what do you do to celebrate for them?  We can't wait to hear all your CrAzY cute ideas! Remember it's $1 for the first 24 hours!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

CrAzY Days of Summer & $1 Deal

Hey y'all!! We are super sorry we haven't blogged in a while. First of all, it is CrAzY hot here in Texas. Second, we have been CrAzY busy! Family, fun, Pinterest...all the normal things!

So, we are back with our latest $1 deal. We love these writing packets! The kids think they are CrAzY fun. I do want to clarify that we don't use these packets every day for writing. We allow the kids to write about whatever they want a lot. We like to use these packets at random times to spice up the writing some.

Remember the rules: the packet is $1 for 24 hours! That is it!! Pick it up now before the price goes up!

Also, we just reached 200 followers! Yippee!! We are CrAzY excited and are working on another giveaway. Details soon!

Thanks for checking us out!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Pets: Our latest $1 deal

What child doesn't want a pet?? We have some CrAzY cute pets writing pages as our latest $1 deal. This packet comes with the cutest pets. There are hamsters, birds, lizards, turtles, and many more!  This packet has a bunch of writing pages and What's Wrong with Me? pages. Also included are vocabulary cards. These are great to put up for the kids to reference during their writing. They can also be used on a random writing day. Student will close eyes and pick a card. That is what they write about that day. CrAzY cute, right? The last thing included in this packet are 2 student readers. One was created with simple sentences for Fall and the other with more detailed sentences for Spring.

We hope you enjoy this latest CrAzY $1 deal. This deal will last until Saturday evening. Along with our $1 deal, our store will also be on sale.  If you haven't checked us out yet, please do! We have some CrAzY good deals! (And we are this close to reaching our goal!)

Kindergarten - English Language Arts, Math, Science -

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


As much as it STINKS that we have to have these posted in our classroom.... mine as well make them CrAzY CUTE- that way it makes it a little easier on us right?!!!  So we found this idea on pinterest ~~~ what in the WORLD did we do before pinterest???...oh I know.... read, wrote letters to people I missed, knitted, meditated- WHATEVER Pinterest ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF!  So here is the great idea and we created the papers you need to go into the frames.  Go buy yourself FIVE 8x10 $1 frames.... or $5 frames... whatever you want to spend but we like the cheapies.....print off the pages from our Objectives Packet onto paper (we printed ours onto FUN BRIGHT scrapbook paper), then frame them, and write your objectives on them with a dry erase marker!  OMG!  BRILLIANT!!!!!  By the way it's a Freebie!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to Leanne Rosloniec for winning our CrAzY HOT Giveaway! Thanks to all that entered!
 a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thanks to all that took advantage of our latest $1 deal for the Survival Packet. If that was you, don't forget to email us your TpT name, name you want on your items and grade you teach. We will email you back your customized file!

Stop by in a few days for our next $1 deal. 24 hours is all you get! We know we said 1 a week but we realized we are THIS close to hitting our goal on TpT. So we are making a CrAzY last ditch effort to get there.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I WILL Survive!

I WIll Survive 

At first I was afraid,
I was petrified,
Kept thinking my students are so needy- I just want to hide!
But then I spent my summer nights just creating all the things we need... it's long
And I grew strong 

And I learned how to get along
And now it's WACK
From outer space,
I just keep thinking when summers over 
What I'm going to have to face,
I should have spent more time relaxing

I should have gone wild and free
If I'd known for just one second
They'd be back to bother me.

Go on now go,
Don't be a bore,
Live it up now,
Cause soon you can't do that anymore,
Aren't they the ones who picked there nose and told me lies
Do you think I'd crumble?
Do you think I'd quit my job and die?
Oh no not I

I will survive
Oh as long as I have summer breaks
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
And I will survive
I will survive 
Hey Hey!

It took all the strength I had
not to fall apart
kept trying hard to remind myself
that they always grow close to my heart
And I spent oh so many nights
Just feeling sorry for myself
I used to cry
But now I hold my head up high.
And you'll see me 
Teachin' something new
Cause 2 CrAzY Texas teachers 
Understand me and you
And they make me realize
Summers time's for being free
Because before we know it
There's 22 kids needing me- me- me- me!!!!!!

Go on now go,
Don't be a bore,
Live it up now,
Cause soon you can't do that anymore,
Aren't they the ones who picked there nose and told me lies
Do you think I'd crumble?
Do you think I'd quit my job and die?
Oh no not I

I will survive
Oh as long as I have summer breaks
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
And I will survive
I will survive 
Hey Hey!

Here it is- the GREATEST survival packet ever for the 1st of school.  And the GREATEST part- it is personalized JUST FOR YOU! We are CrAzY!!  I know!!! Your name on your note papers, your name and grade on your 1st day of school certificate.  Remember it's $1 the first 24 hours!!  Go get it, and remember.... YOU WILL SURVIVE when summer is over.  Also- check out everything in our store EVERYTHING is 20% off for 24 hours because we are CrAzY!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Giveaway Reminder

Thanks to everyone that took advantage of our CrAzY $1 deal yesterday. We hope you love the Alphabet Mega Packet. For those that missed it, it is still available at the regular price of $4. Check it out below.  Keep checking back because our next 24 hour $1 deal is coming soon!

You have 3 days left until our CrAzY HOT Giveaway ends! Lots of ways to enter! This link will take you to the blog post!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

CrAzY $1 Deals

We are busy creating some CrAzY fun things this summer! Here is our plan: we are going to try to post a new item every week! (Make sure you notice the word "try"!) It will be uploaded to TpT and TN. For 24 hours after posting, we will offer the item for $1!!! CrAzY, huh?? After that time it will raise to it's normal price! Some of what we have planned are really large files! So $1 is a STEAL!!

Up first is a CrAzY huge Alphabet packet! It is around 150 pages! It includes wall cards (with letter only or letter and word), student alphabet cards (in color and b/w, also letter only or letter and word), flash cards, word wall cards, My ABC Book reader (with words or sentences), name plates, and My Daily Letter handwriting pages.  It is a great packet for anyone new to the classroom or someone like me that needs a refresher!

Click on the link below to go to our TpT store. Don't forget: you only have 24 hours to get it for $1 !! You'd be CrAzY to miss it!  Sorry but our $1 sale is over for this item. It is now available for $4 in our shops! It's still a steal at that price! Keep checking back for more $1 deals. We have some great things coming up.  **Don't forget to enter our 150 follower giveaway below!**