Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring Cleaning Sale

20% off everything in our store this weekend!
Thanks to The Creative Chalkboard for her graphic!

Girls Night Out=Great Ideas!

I am going to start by saying Girls Night is something NO girl should ever pass up.  Our great little team is so cute and we all love each other and all bring so many different, amazing things to the table that we really make a GREAT team.  I am so proud of the friends we have in each other! SO girls night for our team last month was a painting night and we all decided on painting these PRECIOUS little trolls.  We all picked a hair color that tickled our fancy and added a streak ~ cause we are so funky~ of another teammates hair color to represent we all work together.  Then we went all out and added make-up and fun touches.

We had so much fun together and decided we were going to use our troll like we did our Elf and have her doing different things each day and the kids can write about it.  So we HAD to create a Trolls writing packet because it was just TOO MUCH FUN but we needed some graphics! Our first thought was Nikki at Melonheadz. Have you checked her out?? She is awesome! She was happy to create trolls for us and TaDa...we have our own custom made set of trolls graphics. Check them out here!  See for yourself how cute our trolls are! Now... go paint one for your classroom!
Here's are cute little team: Tamara & Me on the left, Holly in the middle, Anna & Laura on the right
I love how Laura's looks Albino in the middle!  And I LOVE our funkafied hair!
So here are 3 more writing packets to cover your writing time and make your kids feel like they are King (or Queen) of the world! These writing prompts are so fun, the kids can go in so many directions with them, and it will make your planning time for writing a breeze!  We have found there is nothing more valuable than something that makes your kids WANT to write-  our writing pages do this for our students.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

CrAzY Cute Chicks!

We are so in love with this time of year with our kids.  For any of you CrAzY teachers that do chicks with your kids we have 2 things to say to you:
1. You are CrAzY!
2. You are a CrAzY cool teacher!
If you have not taught with our chicks packet, you MUST!  It is a CrAzY fun packet that has your kids learning the life cycle, daily egg writing journal and daily chick writing journal, EGGcellent math and literacy activities that will have them peeping along with a hard boiled egg, and even the most fun activity where they take care of their own egg at their desk with everything you need to make this unit a CrAzY fun success!!  

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Giveaway Winner

Congrats to Amy G Swan for winning our amazing giveaway! Check your email!
Thanks to all that entered!
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Calling All Teacher CHICKS!

Do you guys do chick eggs in your classroom in the spring?  If you haven't- you MUST!  It's so super fun! Not to mention that your kids will think you are the coolest, CrAzIeSt most awesome teacher in the whole universe.   We borrowed incubators in the past and this year loaded up a Donors Choose project for both of us to have our very own, shiny, won't cook your eggs incubators and guess what?!  They just came in!!  We are so CrAzY excited we can't see straight- really. If you ever do eggs with your class you will understand why!!

Meet Mrs. Chick--- she is one of the 5 that we had in Kindergarten last year that now lives with us!  Isn't she purdy?!
All this Chick talk reminds us that our Farm Unit it right around the corner so check out the Farm Fresh activities your kids will be mooooooing over.  I don't want to hear a PEEP CHICKS!
Also DON'T FORGET that our giveaway is ending in 1 day!  If you haven't entered - you won't want to miss it- 11 giveaways!!! Check it out here

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring is in the Air

It is almost Spring! Yippee! Even though in Texas we don't have much of a winter, we still look forward to it officially being Spring.
 Do you struggle with fitting everything into your day? We do! Have you seen our monthly Literacy and Calendar Journals? These journals are a great way to review on a daily basis. We use the literacy journals in the morning for "bell work". The kids know as soon as they come in and unpack, they get our their journal and get to work. After announcements, we check it! The calendar journal gives us the same opportunity to review math skills on a daily basis.  We really do love these so much! We hope you will too! Eventually we will have one for each month.

We have April ready to go. Click on the picture above to go straight to our TpT store.

We have a great Spring writing packet if you are ready to start writing about Spring.

One last thing, don't forget about our amazing giveaway. Check it out here!
There are lots of ways to enter. Buy something! Pin something! Blog about us!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Celebration Sale

Don't forget to check out our HUGE giveaway below! You don't want to miss your chance on all the goodies being offered!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Has it been 1 year already?

What a CrAzY and wonderful year it has been. It started out Spring Break 2012. Tamara fell at school the day before Open House and was crutches-bound all of Spring Break. With lots of time on her hands she decided it was time to turn the dream of a blog into a reality. After sharing some ideas with Stevi, she gained a partner and 2 CrAzY Texas Teachers was born. We are having so much fun with it! We wish we could dedicate more time to it but life gets in the way sometimes.
We wanted to celebrate with all our followers! We asked many, NOT ALL, of our favorite bloggers to help us celebrate. If you win, you will get 10 11 CrAzY freebies! Many of the items below we already own or they are currently sitting on our wish list! We are super jealous one of you will win all this goodness! It is close to $75 worth of products!!!
Click on the blog pics to check out their blogs. Click on the item name if you want to check out the item they are giving away. Here is what you get:
Any 2 items of your choice from our store
Complete Set of Writing Work Stations 
Easter Unit
Kreative in Kinder
Go Fish...CVC Words (Short a)
The Moffatt Girls

Peeps in a Basket 
Little Miss Kindergarten

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Some Texas Love

Did we mention we are 2 CrAzY girls from Texas? Our study of Texas coincides with Open House. It is a perfect unit to showcase to the families. We have so much fun with it! A while back we posted about our Texas Math & Literacy Centers. We found the perfect packet to go with our centers. It was created by the wonderful Little Miss Kindergarten. She hits on all the important points from our curriculum. We had a hard time picking our favs to show you but here goes.

The first is her landforms pages. They really go well with our Friday Freebie, All Around Texas landforms reader. We are using these pages after Spring Break during our writing time.
The kids always love when we get out the tub of dice. What is it about dice that makes the kids giddy? Anyways, there are several different Roll It And Write It Cowboy pages. These combines math and literacy together at one time. They loved it!
We used this reader last week to give us additional practice with the Texas Symbols. I am always amazed by what the kids remember and can recite back to you.
 We save the best for last: Armadilly Chili !!This was the highlight of the week. It was super easy to make. We just threw the chili in the crock pot and let it simmer all day. It was a blast trying to convince the kids that it was Armadilly Chili, which is made with beetles, jalapeƱo peppers and prickly pear cactus. It also focuses of being a good friend to others. Love this book!

 So, if you are a CrAzY teacher from Texas we hope you will check out Little Miss Kindergarten's TpT store and get her packet of 193 pages!!! If you aren't from Texas then you should still check out her store because she has some amazing things.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Freebie Friday! Texas Landforms Reader

To kick off Spring Break we are calling ALL CrAzY Texas Teachers!!  This is a freebie you're going to love!  A reader about Texas landforms.  We also included the link to our writing packet on the landforms to cover your week of writing time while reinforce Social Studies.  Now off to relax and soak up Spring Break! SIKE! Get ready for a special blogging day on one of our favorite Texas Teachers and her CrAzY awesome Texas Unit Y'ALL.  Happy Friday!