Monday, October 29, 2018

A New Holiday?

Losing a loved one is hard for children as well as adults. The finality of it is hard to accept and the memories they leave behind are all we have to remember them. Many countries around the world celebrate a holiday called, El Dia de Los Muertos also known as, the Day of the Dead. This holiday has been celebrated for over 2500 years and focuses on the souls of loved ones visiting the living and celebrating the life they lived with food, music, flowers, pictures and wonderful stories of those that have passed. Dia de Muertos turns the outlook of death into a celebratory event full of laughter, thanksgiving and even joyous events like parades! Not only will you find delicious food in the towns that celebrate but you will also see many people dressed in skeleton costumes and painted faces like Calavaera or Sugar Skulls! Many families take days to prepare their ofrenda or alter with photographs of the deceased, candles, food, orange and yellow marigolds and even items of their family members. Most will even scatter orange petals on the ground to guide the other world visitors to their homes or the cemetery.

What a beautiful and honorable way to cope as well as commemorate a loved one's life! Death is a hard concept at any age but with such a lovely holiday it makes it into a family oriented occasion building a strong bond between family and friends. If you do not already celebrate Dia de Muertos maybe it could be a new cultural experience to share with your family. El Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Trick or a TpT Treat!

It's Halloween y'all! To continue to make this season a little easier this year, for another educator, the team of amazing teachers have grouped together to gift ONE awesome, lucky teacher with a TPT gift card!  The prize includes one $200 TPT gift card!

REMEMBER: each entry counts as ONE entry, the more links you complete, the higher your chances of winning!!  This raffle CLOSES on Saturday 3rd November 2018 12am


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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Columbus Day Give Away!

Time for our monthly give away! So for this Columbus Day weekend  we are giving away one Teachers Pay Teachers gift card for the amount of 100 dollars. To make this month a little easier this month, a team of amazing teachers group together to gift an educator  with a TPT gift card to show our appreciation!  

100 TPT Gift card

REMEMBER: each entry counts as ONE entry, the more links you complete, the higher your chances of winning!!

Raffle CLOSES:  13 October 2018 12am


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Monday, October 1, 2018

Finally, October!

Happy Fall Y’all!  And finally, my favorite month of the year for pumpkins, fall colored leaves, all it’s cool weather,  AND my favorite fall themed resources for the classroom!  Enjoy!

Dia de los Muertos fact booklet is a great resource to use when discussing and studying about this special holiday that is rapidly spreading in popularity all over the country for it’s importance of family bonds, respect for their ancestors and traditions! 

Need a Christopher Columbus resource? This one's great for doing a research project on historical people with your pre-k/kindergarten class. 

This non-fiction book on pumpkins is a great resource to use when discussing and studying about pumpkins with your class and add a few pumpkin activities – you got a winner of a lesson!

Finally, two non-fiction book on the spider and the bat are great resources to use for doing research projects on animals that live in trees with your pre-k/kindergarten class. Perfect for the month of October!  

Let's not forget a fun resource!

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