Rudolph in the Window, Gingerbread Houses, Elves, Teachers Helping Tornado Victimes, and Five For Friday!

Hello Friends!

Oh gosh.... It feels like such a long time since I have written here! This time of year is so busy as so many of you understand!

1.  Here are a few pictures of our gingerbread house making.......

2.  I love these reindeer pressing their noses against the window! Here and here are the links where I found the idea. I added a writing aspect to them. My kiddos made these during a literacy center rotation. I gave them the step by step illustrations for completing their reindeer and they were FULLY independent! Yay! Click the image to download the step by step directions!

These are the ones that my wonderful co-worker, Lisa did with her kiddos.......

3.  Everyone has their own little elf project..... Here are some pictures of mine!

4.  Here is a picture of one of my bulletin boards.......

Here is a picture of my door....... This is NOT my original idea, but the link to the original owner of the idea is broken, so I cannot add it here. If it is your idea, let me know and I will add your link! I have had SO many compliments on this door!

5.  Finally, our Illinois Tornado Relief store is still open! Here is a link to the post I wrote for Blog Hoppin. There are so many wonderful resources included in these bundles for a very reasonable price. Remember ALL the profit that we make from these bundles will go the Central Illinois Red Cross to help victims of the tornado that crossed through Central Illinois almost a month ago. Thank you!!

Don't forget to visit Doodle Bugs Teaching for more Five For Friday ideas!
Until next time!



  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Kimberly Ann! They bring a smile to my face every time I see them!


  2. Do you have the word bubble printable for these available??? I'd like to make them this week...THANK YOU!! Super cute and easy:)

    1. I just added the speech bubbles to the download! Go ahead and try it again. I would love to hear how they turned out! Also, please let me know if this is not what you wanted!