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Winter Freebie and SoCal Bloghop

It's that time again...A SoCal Bloghop! I am so excited to check out all of these FREEBIES from some wonderful SoCal bloggers and to share one or two of my own!

But, first, a little about a few of my favorite things to do in SoCal...even in the Winter. Last year, I shared about the little town that I live the mountains of Southern California. We haven't gotten much snow in the past few years, but we did have a snow day already this year {11 inches!}, so hopefully this winter, will be a season of SNOW!

I am only about 1 1/2 hours from Disneyland and the beach, so it's pretty easy to get away from "winter" when I need to! 

During Christmas break my parents, sister and nephew visited and we spent a few days at Disneyland! If you ever get the chance to see Disneyland during Christmas, it's a must see! It's just so festive and beautiful! VERY busy, but worth it. 

Pirates of the Caribbean is BY FAR my very FAVORITE ride! 
My sister and I waiting in line to ride Pirates! Yes, it was cold!!! Well, not that cold compared to most places in the winter! 
It's A Small World at night, all dressed up for Christmas! Isn't it so pretty?!
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I had so much fun at Disneyland, that I even got a pass! I am so excited to be able to go all year round!

What is your favorite way to spend winter where you live?

And now, to the FREEBIES!

My FREEBIE is perfect for those of you who make hot chocolate with/for your students. It is a Hot Chocolate Graphing Activity! 

This graphing activity goes perfectly with my HOT, HOT, HOT Chocolate Center Games! I wrote a post about this awhile back...Oh, my goodness, I just realized I wrote about this 3 years ago! Feels like it was yesterday! I still LOVE both of these products and use them in my classroom each year. I hope you can, too!

I hope you enjoy my Hot Chocolate Graph Freebie! Here is the FREEBIE I shared last year!

Just a couple of pictures from this FREE product! I also have February-June in my store! I hope you can check them out when you get a chance! I love using them in my classroom!

Now onto your next FREEBIE from another wonderful SoCal Blogger!
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And, of course, don't forget to enter our AMAZING Giveaway!!! Good luck and Happy Hopping! a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Teacher Blogger Target Giveaway!

Hello Friends!
I am so excited to bring you a fabulous giveaway from some of your favorite teacher bloggers. We are giving away TWO prizes! A $260 Target Gift Card and a TPT bundle valued at almost $100! Please see the rafflecopter below for how to enter. Best of luck!

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Our TPT Bundle includes the following items (all valued at almost $100!)

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SoCal End of the Year Link Up with Freebies and a Giveaway!

It's the end of the school year {can I get an, "Oh, yeah!" Or, maybe more like a "WooooHooooo!!!" or "Yayyy!!!" or even a "FINALLY!!!!"}! I love teaching, but I know I just couldn't do it without our much needed breaks. They come at the most perfect of times, and I am sooooooooo ready for this one! 

I have linked up with some of my most favorite SoCal bloggers to share some End of the Year FREEBIES and an awesome Giveaway!
Southern California is an amazing place with so many fun things to do! But, as I was thinking about this blog post and thinking about the pictures I had to share with you, I realized I haven't been taking advantage of this beautiful place. Do you ever feel like all you do is work? And, think about work? And, then think about how you should do some more work? I'm right there with you. If you don't feel that way, please share your secret! Or, at least how you manage to balance it ALL! Teaching never ends. And, I've been letting it get the best of me. I've made some steps to help change that {I will share in another post with another giveaway!!! Eeeeekkkk! So excited to share, but not yet!}. This post is about SoCal fun! 

Okay, so since I don't have any CURRENT SoCal fun pics, I am going to share some of last year's when my sister and niece came to visit! 

Here are a few videos that I have shared previously...but, they are a perfect way to share our SoCal Spring Break Fun!




Three must do's in Southern California! Disneyland, the beach and Hollywood! Of course there are more, but these were ours. Hope you enjoyed seeing the fun we had! Feels like yesterday and it was LAST Spring Break! Time flies! 

Now, onto the FREEBIE! Since January, I have been creating Words of the Month products. It started with our Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland SoCal Freebie Hop! Since then, I have created February, March and
April. My goal this summer is to put this into a bundle, so definitely look for that product this summer! Follow my store, A Kindergarten Life For Me, for emails about new products and Freebies!

It seems like May and June have a lot of similar activities going on, so I combined these months together in this Freebie! I hope you enjoy it and it helps your little ones feel even more successful!!!

Some of my favorite SoCal bloggers also have some end of the year FREEBIES for you! Check them out!

Oh, and don't forget to enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card for Tieks!!!Good luck!!!
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Stress Free Giveaway!

The end of the year can be sooo stressful! Especially, if you are in the midst of testing! I teach 1st Grade, so we are not taking "the test," BUT you can still feel the stress from our upper grade teachers! And, I taught 2nd grade for 11 years, so I remember the pressure. If you are in the middle of testing or just finishing, I hope you are finding some ways to de-stress! Be good to yourself! 

My favorite ways to de-stress or relax are pretty simple. A pedicure, a Starbucks, or just watching my favorite TV shows can help me let go for awhile. And, of course, a weekend getaway can really do the trick! Sometimes, all of the time, you just need to be good to yourself! And, sometimes, all of the time, you need to treat yourself to a little "me" time! What are your favorite ways to relax?

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I have teamed up with some of my blogging friends to bring you a Stress-Free Giveaway! It's easy. Just enter by following all of our TpT Stores! There are 4 prizes, so there are 4 chances to win!!! Good luck! 

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A Target and TpT Product Bundle Giveaway!

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Hello Friends! 

I have teamed up with some of my blogging friends to bring you another GIVEAWAY! We want to thank you for following us and give you a chance to win some prizes!

We're so excited to be able to give away two prizes to all of our wonderful followers. The first prize is a $100 gift card to Target! The second prize is an incredible bundle of TPT products valued at over $40! Please see the list below of the TPT products that are included in the bundle!



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I wrote in yesterday's post that it's a GIVEAWAY week and it really is! Check tomorrow's post for another!!! What?!

Happy, Happy Blogiversary to Sparkling in Second Grade!

Happy, Happy 2nd Blogiversary to Sparkling in Second Grade! Do you follow her blog? She now teaches 1st Grade and has some amazing ideas! You should definitely check her out!

To celebrate her blogiversary, some of us have joined up with her and put 4 of our products on SALE for $2!!! You have to check this out! 

We are also having a GIVEAWAY! I hope you will enter! 

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Good luck! Make sure you check back tomorrow for another post about another GIVEAWAY!!! 
Yep, it's a giveaway week!!! I know, CRAZY!

SoCal Winter Wonderland Blog Hop and Giveaway!

I am so excited to be a part of the WINTER SoCal Blog Hop!!! We have FREEBIES and a GIVEAWAY! What?!! Yep! 25 of your favorite SoCal bloggers have joined up and do we have some goodies for you! Make sure you check out each blog for your Freebie and don't forget to enter the Giveaway...a $60 gift certificate to TpT and a $60 gift card to Target! WooHoo! 

Our theme this time is...
Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland in SoCal! So, when you think of SoCal, you probably think of the beach and sun! Well....I live in the mountains, in Wrightwood, and we definitely get our share of sun, but we also get SNOW! Not so much the last few years {think drought}, but we definitely get some. And, in the years that it really snows. One year we had the week before Christmas off because it snowed so much...3-4 feet in a week! I was shoveling for days. Not really. I wait until it's finished snowing, sit in my cozy house..hoping it melts..and then when it's finished, I shovel! HA! Mainly because I can't stand when after I finish shoveling, the plow comes by just to create an enormous berm! Making it so I have to shovel all over again! So, I wait. 
Now, you are probably thinking, "It doesn't snow that much in SoCal." That's what my sisters always tell me {they live in Idaho, where I grew up}. It can definitely snow here. A lot. The difference melts pretty quickly. 
I love the snow and hope we get more this year! 

Here are a few pics I found of my little town in the winter...
Thank you to for the images. 

Top left: The drive into town
Top Right: Our little Post Office. Yep, we all have P.O. Boxes and have to go there to get our mail! Oh, how I miss getting my mail delivered to my house! It is cute, though and you are almost always bound to run into someone you know! 
Bottom Pics: The main drag! LOL! 
Wrightwood is a super cute, little town and I truly adore it. 

So, you might be asking, "Where is this place?" We are located in the San Gabriel Mountains and you pass us on your drive to Vegas! Oh, and we have a little Ski Resort called Mountain High! Here is a not so great pic of a map that shows where we are...

 Here are some pics that I took, yesterday, of my little house and my doggies in the snow!
 We only got a few inches, but my dogs loved it!!! Earlier today, they were running around like they just drank 5 mountain dews! HYPER!!! 

I hope you enjoyed a little peek into my SoCal Winter Wonderland!
Now, onto the goodies!!!

Here's a little sneak peek!

I created  Words of the Month - January Style Freebie
for our Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland in 
SoCal Bloghop!!! Oh, my, I LOVE it!!! 
Do your students constantly ask you how to spell words??? Mine sure do! Most of the time, I want them to use inventive spelling and do their best job. But, sometimes, they just want to know how to spell a word, correctly! Ya know?! Especially, when we are writing about monthly activities. So, I created this product to help us all out!!! I am soooo excited to put these words up in my classroom! My students are going to be sooooo happy! 

I also created {and will continue to add all of the months} Words of the Month - February Style!!!

 Here's a little sneak peek!
 Oh, my gosh, I am ready for Valentine's Day because of the fun pics in this beauty! 

Are you ready to enter the Giveaway?!

 Enter! Enter! Enter! 
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After you enter the Giveaway, make sure to check out apples & ABC'S and her beyond adorable blog and FREEBIE!!!

Happy, Happy Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland in SoCal!

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