Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mickey and Me...and a new Freebie

Ahhh...writer's block be gone!

I'm here to share with you just a little bit about my trip and make you drool a little over the massive amounts of food I ate.

Mickey and Me
I'm a Disney fanatic, just in case you didn't pick up on that before now.   I would go on a Disney Cruise or to Disney World every year if I could only afford it ;)   I share this passion with my Josh Groban friend, Beth.  Yes, we both love Disney and Josh.  We have a bond because of our mutual obsessions.  Haha! 

She has a chance to go more often than I do and whenever I don't get to go, she takes a "Minnie E" with her.  Minnie E has since been named "Minnie Me" to represent any friend who isn't on the trip. 

Here she is getting ready to enjoy a cocktail:

She's a lush.  But, I like her anyway.

The week was so relaxing and a wonderful way to celebrate turning 40!  The fact that 4 grown women were going on a Disney Cruise allowed us to be pampered and treated like princesses...cause we kinda stood out.

We had the best time!

Relaxing on Castaway Cay!  Ahhh...the life!  Now let me show you the some of the FOOD:

Birthday Cake :)



Yum!

The picture below wouldn't have happened if we hadn't made friends with the Character Manager.  This was a special meet-and-greet on the last night.  Along with one other cute couple, we were the only ones invited to his special meet and greet :)  See...princesses!!

I wish I could go back tomorrow.  It's that fantastic!

Now, on to that freebie.  I've been slacking on making things for my classroom (and then being able to share them with you) because of being so busy in my personal life.  Hopefully, now that I'm back and things have calmed down, I can start creating again.  I created this foldable to use this week.  Click on the picture to download it for free!  When you head over to Google Drive to download it, just go to file and click on "download". 

***Update***
 You may now download this from my TPT store {click here}
We have field trip tomorrow, but the rest of the week we are working on understanding expressions.  This topic should fly by because my students already grasp equations thanks to Stephanie's Calendar Math :)

I created this foldable to review the concepts below:

algebraic expressions
variables
input/output tables
addition and subtraction expressions
multiplication and division expressions

There are two identical foldables to a page to save on copies.  Also to save on copies, only run the inside pages with the definitions and let the students hand-write the titles for the front flap.  ***Which is exactly what I am going to do.

Hope you can use it! 

Now, I'm heading over to Teachers Pay Teachers to fill up my cart!


8 comments:

  1. HAHA!!! This cracked me up! Not the pictures of you having a nice (well-deserved time) but Minnie Me! I'm so very glad you have an excellent time Elizabeth!

    Thanks for the excellent freebie! I'm so with you on Stephanie's Calendar Math :)

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  2. Oh wow! What a fun time!! Love the pics (especially of the desserts & drinks... yum!).

    Glad you could get some good relaxation in this time of year and for such a special occasion :)

    ~Stephanie
    3rd Grade Thoughts

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  3. Glad you could get some good relaxation in this time of year and for such a special occasion :)
    cool math 4 kids

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  4. Great foldable. I have one question, though.....Am I reading it wrong or are the definitions for the first 2 block backwards?

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  5. Great foldable. I have one question, though.....Am I reading it wrong or are the definitions for the first 2 block backwards?

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  6. Thanks for sharing!I've been on the Disney Cruise 3 times and just recently went on Carnival (because it was a great deal)...let me just say...no comparison and you get what you pay for! Disney does it right! I'm glad you had a great time!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  7. HI Elizabeth! Love the pictures! Looks like you had a blast! Thanks for the freebie. I'm going to use this with a couple of my higher level 3rd graders in math. I have a couple that need to be challenged and this would be PERFECT! Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Krista

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