Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Little Bit of This and That, Plus Mini Giveaway Time!

My goodness, this weekend has flown by!  Yesterday I went to a parade in the little town I teach in to see all my kiddos.  There is nothing like having candy thrown at your head and hearing "Ms. Polk" called out 227 times.  It's sweet!

Then today I went to the Panthers-Falcons game.  I'm a Panthers Fan and Mark is a Falcons fan.  So it was fun!
Well, I had fun.  Mark not so much because surprisingly the Panthers pulled it out!

Then tonight my family and I walked through the town of McAdenville. It's this small little community in our county, where every resident decorates, as well as the town!  I've been through it a billion times, but it's tradition!
With my little brother.  Well, he's not really little anymore!

Now on to teachery things, we are finishing up our government unit.  Time has really gotten away from me this year! Our content standards have doubled and I am really struggling to fit it in.  I'm trying my best to fit it in with shared reading.  So I created a lapbook and reading passages to teach exactly what I needed!

My kids have loved creating these foldables.  It really makes graphic organizers so much more fun!  My teammies have actually jumped on the foldable bandwagon too. It makes my little heart happy!

Click here to check it out at TeachersPayTeachers!

As always, if you would like a copy, leave a comment and I'll choose three people to receive it on Tuesday! Tell me what your favorite Christmas Tradition is! :) Be sure to leave your email.

Also, I'm helping out in two giveaways!

Both of these ladies are so fabulous! Be sure to check them out! :) 

Have a great week!  I have a little less than two weeks before Christmas Break and I have so many things I want to fit in.  So it will be a very busy week for me!


  1. I'm excited that the Panther's won as well :)

    One of my favorite Christmas traditions is everyone taking a walk together after lunch and sharing memories of past Christmases.

    ~Diving Into Learning

  2. Favorite Christmas tradition is having my entire family together for Noche Buena on Christmas Eve and having a BIG feast. We follow it up by opening of presents!

  3. Love football!

    Thanks for blogging about my giveaway and for being such a great bloggy buddy.

  4. My favorite tradition is when we have the whole family together and we go to mass at dawn. Then we come home and take turns opening presents and eating christmas cookies followed by a nap because we travel all day visiting relatives.

  5. My favorite tradition is when we have the whole family together and we go to mass at dawn. Then we come home and take turns opening presents and eating christmas cookies followed by a nap because we travel all day visiting relatives.

  6. My favorite tradition is putting everyone in their jammies and driving around to look at Christmas lights :)

    Fifth in the Middle

  7. Love your foldables! My favorite tradition is watching "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (the cartoon) on Christmas Eve and making a big breakfast on Christmas morning for my family!

  8. My favorite tradition is opening stockings...which my mother still faithfully puts together for us...and probably will as long as she lives!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  9. My favorite tradition is getting together with my large extended family and having Christmas dinner and opening gifts. It is a very loud holiday for us!


  10. Amber,

    You have such great stuff and I thank you for all that you post! Even though I don't celebrate Christmas, I do love the entire holiday season. My favorite tradition is being with my family at our vacation home (in NC :-)) and just spending time together!


  11. You have such great ideas! My semi-grown children still sleep in one room on Christmas Eve and rush downstairs early to look through stockings! It's my favorite tradition!

  12. My favorite Christmas tradition is candle light service at church and then watching It's a Wonderful Life!

  13. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite tradition is making a big, Christmas dinner with all of my aunts and uncles.

  14. I love your Government Unit!! My favorite Christmas tradition is new pajamas on Christmas Eve. My mom started this tradition when I was little and I have continued it with my daughters.

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  15. Amber...I'm excited to see your government foldables. Your foldables have quickly become a big hit in my 3rd grade classroom! My favorite tradition(s) is watching the "oldie" Christmas movies...It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, and my absolute favorite is White Christmas!
    Hope your Christmas is a special too!

  16. Oops...I forgot to leave my e-mail. Hope it isn't too late to get in on the government foldables.


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