Monday, October 15, 2012

Another RAD Giveaway, a Monster Catcher FREEBIE, and Halloween (darn it!)

Happy Monday, Friends! Kerri here...
I have yet ANOTHER awesome giveaway for you, but first you have to hear me rant about Halloween. Halloween is here people, and there ain't a thing we can do to stop it! I have been in denial for 15 days now, but I'm afraid I'm just going to have to give in and go with it!

You see, I am not a giant fan of this holiday, AND HERE'S WHY. My kids slowly but surely turn into MANIACS in the days leading up to this lovely holiday. Anyone with me?? I barely have to mention the "H" word and I hear all 23 little voices telling me about what their costume is going to be AT THE SAME TIME 5 times a day.

Por ejemplo, today one of my littles asked my excitedly during calendar time if we could count down the days to Halloween, and I promptly told her "NOPE! It's too far away to count the days til Halloween. Sorry. Not happening." Of course, one of my smarties out-smarted me and had already done the math, announcing to the class "16 days to go!!" DagNabit!

Not to mention the copius amounts of candy that is delivered both to my house by my own daughter's trick-or-treating, AND all of the candy that the school collects to donate, which OF COURSE, I have to sample on a daily basis until they truck it away (I can't help it...I lose all my will power come recess time). Blech...I am feeling ill just typing about it!

However, my motto is "If you can't beat 'em,  join 'em!" If my firsties want to be obsessed about Halloween, then they're gonna do some darn good learning in the process! Hence, the birth of my "Spooktacular Literacy and Math Centers" was born!




I have to say that these centers are pretty darn cute, and I think my Firsties will love them! Here's what you get...
I will be incorporating these little spookylicious centers into the next 2 weeks of the Halloween madness, and I will just keep repeating to myself "This too shall pass. This too shall pass!" 

Click on any picture above if you would like to embrace the madness as well! :)

Onto the FABULOUS giveaway!! Remember these guys from Educational Insights?? 


 Well, Educational Insights would LOVE to have 50,000 Facebook fans and here's how you can help!!! They will be awarding ONE lucky winner a $50 gift code to their website to get some of their fabulous products and all you have to do it "LIKE" them on Facebook (and let us know that you did in fact like them on our page)! 
Oh snaps!! How easy is that?? You can enter through Rafflecopter below, and OF COURSE, Linds and I will throw in one product each from our stores! Don't cha just love Contests??

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Finally, here is a little Monster Catcher FREEBIE that I will be doing in Math Centers next week in order to promote the "H" word a little bit more...It's a monster catcher! This 2 page math activity has students write addition sentences to show how many heads, eyes, arms, legs, etc. their monster will have, and then draw it in the jar. I think they will dig it, and they can practice their addition at the same time!! Click on the jar to get a copy~
Don't forget to enter our giveaway and show Educational Insights some LOVE!! The contest ends on Saturday morning at 12:00 a.m.

See ya, Peeps!!
XOXO Kerri

22 comments:

SunnyDays said...

The monster catcher is too cute!
Thanks for sharing :)
Denise
Sunny Days In Second Grade

Karyn said...

Thanks so much for the freebie and the great contest! I'm off to look at your new unit. It looks spectacular! :-)

Karyn

MrsS said...

I hear ya on the Halloween madness. All I have to do is put October up on the calendar and the kiddos get giddy! Love your blog...a faithful follower!

Andrea
simmonsa1@sfusd.edu

sidquince said...

follower & fan....love your stuff

Bren said...

Of course I follow your fabulous blog! I ♥ it! I just started one myself, stop by when you get a chance. :)

Bren
The Teacher Diaries

Audimc said...

I'm a follower!

Kim said...

I'm a follower!
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Mrs. Brown said...

I've been a follower. Great giveaway! Thanks so much!

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Dana Clark said...

I've been a follower!

MikesMom said...

I am already a follower.
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Reading Teach said...

Love you guys! Huge fan and follower!

PROUD IN PRIMARY!!! said...

I am a fan, and a follower!! Thanks for the freebie....so cute! ellen.yucht@imagineschools.com

Veronica said...

I'm a follower already and now a follower of Edu. Insights. :) Thanks for the chance to win. veronicam81000@yahoo.com

Colleen said...

I am a follower of your blog and Education Insights!
Colleen :-)
Fun and Fearless in First

Jenni said...

I follow your blog, of course .... and Educational Insights too!

Rhonda P. said...

I signed up to follow your blog (rpena47@mcisd.org).

Thanks!

Arisbeth Rossi said...

i'm a follower! :)

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Rich Morris said...

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Elisabeth said...

I follow your blog! :)

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manduh said...

This is great!

Stefani said...

Great giveaway! I'm following your blog! :)

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