Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Celebrations in Mrs. Colwell's Class!

I think we are fortunate in our school district, because we still have the freedom to say, "Merry Christmas!" and decorate our rooms and school with Santas, trees, and candy canes, etc!  We study the reasons behind all holidays and celebrations, but it's nice to not be censored in that way.  So, our Christmas party was a blast!  The week before the party, we wrote letters to Santa.  Of course, this was optional, but all of my students chose to do so.  We "mailed" the letters, and some high school volunteer "elves" wrote the kids back!!!  One of my teammates dressed up as Santa and went from room to room posing for a picture of him delivering the letters.  ;)  When the kids returned from P.E., I showed them the picture of Santa in our classroom and they FLIPPED!!!!  It was awesome!  Then, I gave them their personalized letter.  :)
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Our party was a blast!  We decorated gingerbread men cookies and ate them, we decorated snowflake ornaments, and played a snowman decorating contest.  Check out the fun...

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I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas or holiday season.  The holiday time at school is so magical, and I cannot believe it is already behind us.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sorry about the mess… we're learning!

I saw this cute sign on Pinterest, of course, and wanted to make it digitally. Click on any of the preview images below to download it for free.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

...but my Macbook is so delightful! And since we've no place to go... let's create, let's create, let's create! We are stuck inside here in McKinney, TX. The roads are iced over and the windchill puts the temp. at 7! We are NOT use to these conditions. ;) School was closed yesterday, and I spent the day on my computer making fun new products for my store! Check them out! I'm most excited about the Winter Holiday QR Codes, because my students will be using these next week! Click on the image below for more information.

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