Wednesday, November 21, 2012

the Elf on Shelf is coming for a visit

We will have someone new coming to visit us this holiday season, it's *Sparkles* the friendly Elf.  He is due to arrive on Sunday, December 2nd with a North Pole breakfast he will bring with him on a new Christmas plate, bowl & cup!  Thanks to Pinterest there are many good, fun things for him to do that are very inexpensive.  I do have him surprising Naters' with a gift each Sunday (a stuffed elf she can touch, a pair of pajamas, the movie Prep & Landing, a hello kitty outfit, and Kung Fu Panda Holiday movie).  Look on the internet (I did google searches), you will also find free printables such as a passport, an into letter, gift tags, elf reports, goodbye letter, and many more items.  I've pre-printed them (which is also why I know his name already!) and put them in my Christmas planner so that I am prepared!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Santa's footprints

Going to do Santa's footprint from the fireplace to her presents under the tree that are from Santa.
I'm going to use a mixture of baking soda and glitter.

Monday, November 19, 2012

D'Nealian handwriting practice sheets for a Princess

Nater's school district uses D'Nealian.  We've never practiced this before, so I've made her worksheets to pratice with.  I did princeses to keep her interest, next I will probably do her sight words.  I realize I did both Sleeping Beauty & Aurora, but I wanted to fill all the spaces.  Just click on to copy & print.

Friday, November 2, 2012

planning Kindergarten craft for Christmas party

This is a quick, low-cost craft I came up with for Nater's Kindergarten class.  The paint sample strips I got at Lowe's (no cost) and I already had on hand a Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up! and a Staz-on black stamp pad.  I'll buy a couple ribbons for the kids to choose from and I'll also have on-hand a sharpie marker so they can write their name on the back.  I used a glue dot to made sure the ribbon stayed in place.

2012 Christmas planner, updated

Ok, I had to add some Bling.  Got some glitter paper to add to it.  This planner really came together fast since I already had so much information stored on my computer, but I already feel more oragnized.  marking days to decorate, mail cards & packages, baking days, etc....

2012 Christmas Planner

I downloaded and read the Ebook, Untangling Christmas at Untangling Christmas.Org then I made myself a binder as suggested.  I ended up with more tabs in my binder and I also went with a 3-inch binder, they recommended a 1 inch. 
 My tabs are
1. Calendars / To Do lists
I printed off some cute page calendars for the month of November & December from the internet and now im filling up the spaces!
2. To Give / Christmas gift lists
(I have my Christmas gifts lists back to 2007 on my computer)
3. To Mail (I have in here a zipper pocket for stamps and my address list from my computer for Christmas cards & mailing packages
4. Operation Christmas Child
5. Brunswick Eagle Christmas Basket Program
6. To Bake & Recipes
                                                                                    7.  To Thank
8. Elf of the Shelf I've found some free ideas lists and printables from the internet that i've printed and put in here, including an eld introduction letter
9. Truth In the Tinsel  We are going to do either a Jesse Tree or Truth int he Tinsel this year but i have to reseach nd decide on one so i put both in the since I have printed off materials for them
10. Jesse Tree

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pirates and Princesses Halloween

We went to a local community theatre's, Pirates & Princesses show.  It was for Halloween.  Every one got chips, a hot dog, and apple cider.  then we saw a 30-minute show (Peter Pan, Captain Hook and the Lost Boys and then a Princess Dance Along.  Afterwards the kids got to go around the each character and go trick or treating.  It was a great evening for the little ones!