Monday, February 27, 2012

Hoppy Sharings!

Sorry I've been MIA for a bit. Between having a newborn and the whole issue of my last blog, just made me take a break. I actually debated removing my blog all together. Some anonymous friend alerted DJ Inkers that I was not following their copyright. I honestly had no idea that I was not following the proper protocol. I have been using their clipart for a very loooooong first set from them wasn't even on a CD, it was a hard floppy, can you imagine? Anywho, I didn't keep up with the policy changes, and I should have. It was an honest mistake.  Well, it has all been cleared with DJ Inkers, so to my anonymous friend out don't need to worry about it anymore. I have made arrangements with the company personally and specific guidelines have been established for my blog. I truly appreciate DJ Inkers working with me, and I am extremely appreciative. I am happy to say that my blog will be staying up.

I need to get back into the swing of school things, my maternity leave is quickly nearing its end; however, I haven't created anything lately. With one of all time favorite holidays approaching (how could it not be, with a name like Shannon?), and the lack of new things to SHARE, I thought I would give any of my followers the opportunity to showcase their St. Patrick's day shares. Any follower who has a St. Patrick's day printable that would like it showcased can comment with the link to their blog/activity or can email ( me the pdf and I will put it up as a link to Scribd. I will put up the showcase on Friday, so all comments and emails must be in by Thursday.

And, because I just can't resist his little face. Here's a little Coop for you!

Thanks so much for reading!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hoppily Ever After

I have been spending an obscene amount of time on my couch. I call in TV circuit training...Live with Kelly, The View, The Talk,'s all rotting my brain!! Then I have become addicted to Pinterest, oy! Well, today I decided to go visit blogs during Coop's naptime and WOW, I was truly amazed at how many bloggers have decided to post almost everything on Teachers Pay Teachers. I started my blog one year ago and went into it thinking "what a great way to share materials and ideas." To each his own I guess. **(I changed this to red in response to a comment. If you don't feel the need to defend your choices, then don't. I'm not asking anyone to defend their right to post on TPT. I just believe that it is not for me, and I was truly amazed at how many people don't share anymore. I am not discouraging anyone from purchasing units or materials. Furthermore, we all have our stories....I could honestly careless how anyone is using their choice is to share my stuff....your choice is not what? Sorry that you don't appreciate my opinion, but it is just that, my opinion on my blog. I am not asking anyone to defend themselves. I am not bashing anyone.

All right, let me step off my soap box.

I have had such a difficult time creating things. I guess out of the classroom and home with a 7 week old changes ones focus, eh? By the way, Cooper is wonderful! He was having some major tummy troubles, but it looks like we have figured things out, so he isn't spending all his time awake screaming...seriously. You can get your Coop fix here I posted some of our favorite songs/lyrics there if you're really desperate, lol.

Anywho, I have some things that I started for a little Fairy Tale Fun. Some of it I created a loooong time ago, some of it I created today....none of it has been used in my's hoping they aren't all full of mistakes!

If you are looking for Valentine's Day, 100th Day, President's Day, or Community Helpers....look here....

As always, I hope you find something you can use. I also hope you will find something that you created to share with someone... :0)


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Cards to use to ask questions with. These are actually in our Fairy Tale Homework bag.
Story Cards

Little Red Hen Sight Word Scramble Worksheet

Fairy Tale Syllable Sort

Bear to Porridge Ending Sound Picture Match

3 Little Pigs Vowel Matching

Three Little Kitten Picture to Word Match

Castle Counting by 10's Center Cards

Castle Counting by 10's

Fairy Squeeze

Fairy Tale Graphing Worksheet

Three Bears Missing Number Worksheet

Goldilocks Number Matching

These little cards can be used for whatev, but they are intended to be used as practice for patterning. The sheet that follows is a recording sheet. I used these type of cards during my insect unit. I copied the recording sheet on 11x14 paper, I believe.
Fairy Tale Pattern Cards

Fairy Tale Patterns Recording Sheet