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The Jacket I Wear in the Snow

I LOVE this book by Shirley Neitzel! It's great because after reading it whole group the kids really love re-reading it over and over again!

I have NO clue where I got this project but we did it last year and it was such a hit that I had to do it again this year.

We do this project a step at a time. Having the students start at the hat and color it one color. Then the scarf has to be a different color and so on and so forth.

Then once our adorable little snow people are colored we open the flaps and write our sentences:

Such a fun project...especially since currently the snow is falling and we are now off school tomorrow and probably Friday as well! :)

Have you entered my giveaway today?!? If not all your have to do today is follow my blog and my friends' blogs to get your entries. :)

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So I told you we moved so here's another Pinterest inspired project that the hubby and I did:

We don't have a headboard on our bed and this wall was just HUGE and so bare.  So we went to Ikea and got a couple picture ledges. A few holes later we have the space filled in better.

 Here is my accent artichoke LOL. I just love the color with the coral and brown of our bed set.

 The dogs (or kids) messed up the pillows but don't the color just look amazing!

Got a few new lamps and added some pictures and it's bliss!  Minus the creepy teacher nutcracker - AHHHHHH!!! :) My husband thought it was funny putting it up there.

So now for a little treat for those that have read the entire blog post....leave me a comment of a product that you would like to win from my store and I'll pick a few lucky winners and send it to you! :) Here's the link to my store

Happy Wednesday,
Christina Mauro

Happy Anniversary to Me!!!

One year ago I started this amazing journey on a little site called Teachers Pay Teachers - you might have heard of it ;)

It has, by far, been one of the best things I have ever done!  Yes the extra money is nice...but as cheesy as it sounds - I can honestly say that TpT has made me a better teacher.  To be able to create things that MY students need and to see their enjoyment while learning is just amazing to me!

So to celebrate I have gotten together with a few of my fellow TpT friends to bring you a little giveaway! :)

So it's not your average giveaway...everyday over the next week you can come back to enter. But the way you enter will be different each day. :) It'll start off pretty easy but then we're gonna make ya work for it at bit and hopefully learn more about each other. :)

I'll also be having some flash freebies, contests, and discounted products this week that I'll announce over at my facebook page - So make sure that you "like" my page to get the notifications. :)

So you might be wondering what you could win?!? Well here's a sneak peak at SOME of the products that you could win:

Make sure you come back everyday to enter to win! :)

Side topic - so we just moved and I've been a decorating maniac and I would love to share some pictures of what I've done. So I'll be posting some pics...let me know what you think. Who knew that my TpT skills could even be used for home decorating! :)

Here's the bathroom we did for our kids - LOVE these pictures that I made:

Thanks for helping me celebrate!

Christina Mauro

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So much has been going on!

I promise I'm still alive.  We moved this past week so we have been BUSY! And to top it off it took longer than I expected to get internet back again so I've had to take a little break. :(

We have also been super busy in my classroom! :) This week we have been learning about Light and Shadows in science.  The topic goes along great with Groundhog Day! So today we made our shadow pictures.  The students drew a picture of themselves and another object on white paper.  Then before they cut they add a black paper behind it and walla - adorable shadow picture!  Here are a few pictures I took:

We also started our February Stations this week and they are a HIT!  Here are a few pictures of them in action:

All these stations are from my February is Full of Fabulous Fun Math and Literacy Stations! Click the pictures above to go check them out in my TpT store!

Oh and I just finished my Mark My Word: Word Work 3 and it's 50% off until Friday night:

Happy Thursday,
Christina Mauro