January 31, 2012

Valentine's Day Unit and a FREEBIE!

I know I've been MIA the last week, but it has been SUPER busy for me. 

I'm going to take a minute to show off my sweet baby boy... he is 7 1/2 months old and just started crawling:

Isn't he just the cutest?? :) I know, I know!

Anywho... I've posted my Valentine's Day Unit on Tpt and Teacher's Notebook if you want to go check it out.  And of course, you know me, I'm going to give it away 1 + 4 (in honor of V day) lucky winners... Yes that means 5 winners!!!!

How to enter:
1. Pin this post (leave a comment linking to your pin)
2. blog or facebook about this giveaway (leave a comment linking to your blog or facebook post)
3. Become a follower of my blog (leave a comment saying that you are following)

That's THREE chances to win! Don't forget to LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS in case you win!
I will use Random.org to get 5 winners on Friday, February 3rd.

Just for stopping by today I've included my "Conversation Compound Words" below for your fun FREEBIE for today! This is part of my Valentine's Day Unit as well.

Have a wonderful week!!

-Mrs. Darley

January 20, 2012

Friday Fun Finds - 100th day!

I have been looking around for some fun activities for the 100th day of school and here are some of my FUN FINDS:
100th day glyph!

how will you look?
100 gumballs
100th day shirts! so cute!

100th day balloon release! Love this idea! My school will not approve it though :( Apparently they think we would have tons of environmentalists writing letters to the school.
These were some of my favorite activities that I found for the 100th day! Don't forget to check out my 100th day set of printable activities

visit my Tpt store to download your set!


January 18, 2012

100th Day Giveaway Winner

First off, THANK YOU, to all of you who entered my giveaway! You are all so so WONDERFUL!

Thank you again to all of you and for following my blog! I hope to have a new freebie for you guys next week.

Amy Darley

January 15, 2012

100th Day of School Activities GIVEAWAY and FREEBIE!

Hey Everyone! I hope you all have had a great week! I'm trying to get this post in before I get off to church. 

I have done my 100th day of school activity set. I know the 100th day of school is getting pretty close for a lot of you, so I wanted to go ahead and share it.  I will be doing a giveaway starting today for this set!

Since the number 100 has three digits, I am giving this set away to THREE people! There are 4 chances to win and here's how you do it:
1. Leave a comment saying you follow my blog
2. Post about this giveaway on facebook or your blog and leave a comment with the link here
3. Leave a comment telling me that you follow my Tpt store
4. Comment telling me you pinned this giveaway on Pinterest

MAKE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN EVERY COMMENT and leave a seperate comment for each entry. This giveaway will end on Tuesday at 12:00 pm. GOOD LUCK!!!

And now for a FREEBIE!

Here is the crown that you can find in my 100th Day Activity set: (click on the picture to download the file)

HAPPY SUNDAY! And I hope you have a great MLK day! :)

~Mrs. Darley

January 7, 2012

Awards and a FREEBIE!

Wow, did I really survive the week back after Christmas Break?? I DID!!!!

I also got some VERY sweet comments the last couple of days and some awards too!!!

The first award I received this week was the Versatile Blogger Award
from Amber at "Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher"

Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

and from Sara at "Smiling in Second Grade"
from Jamie at
and from Amy at

for the Versatile blogger award you must do a few things
1. Thank the person who presented the award to you and link back to them.
I thank all of you SWEET SWEET girls, for giving me my first award!  I have linked back to these AWESOME blogs above!
2. Tell seven things about yourself.
1. I married my BEST friend after we met in college and dated for 3 years.
2. I had my first child last June, who is about to be 7 months old on the 15th.
3. I have two dogs, a shi tzu and a lab
This is when our lab was MUCH smaller... but I can't find another good picture of them together
4. I have been blogging on my little family blog for a little over a year.
5. I was on the cover of American Cheerleader magazine when I was in college.
6. I taught 1st grade for 3 years and have been teaching 2nd for 2 years.
7. I LOVE Dr. Pepper!!! :)

3. Pass this onto 15 newly discovered blogs and let them know they've received the award.

Twins Teaching and Tacos


A Class Act 

Classroom Confections

Heather's Heart

Color Me Kinder

Stories From Second

Miss Smartie Pants

Learn, Laugh, Grow Button 

The Teachers' Cauldron

I was also given the "Liebster Blog Award"

from Elisabeth at

Twins Teaching and Tacos

The rules of this award are as follows:1. Show your appreciation to the blogger who nominated you by linking back to their blog. Thank you so much Elisabeth! You are too sweet!! Everyone please check out her blog!

2. Nominate five happy little blogs (200 followers or less) by posting a comment on their blogs.

3. Post the award on your blog.

4. Check out what the other up-and-coming blogs have to offer.

Third Grade in the First State
Krazy About Kiddos

First Grade Delight

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Thank you everyone who gave me one of these two awards!!! These were my first blogging awards :) You girls are all WAY TOO SWEET!!!
Now for the freebie.  We've been learning about season and I wanted to share this little seasons book that we are making. Just click on the link below to view in Google Docs :)
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!!

January 3, 2012

Thank you!

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great day. I actually went back to work today, which most of us teachers did. Luckily for me, it was a teacher planning day so I got some stuff done in the classroom before the kiddos come back tomorrow.

I just wanted to say thank you to all of my followers! I really hope that you enjoy the New Year's Unit that I sent you!
If you did not leave your email, I have tried to contact you on your blog to let you know that I didn't recieve your email address. If you just leave me a comment or email me at amydarley@gmail.com then I will send you the unit as soon as you let me know.

Those of you that have received the unit, I would love your feedback!  Please check back here later this week for ANOTHER FREEBIE!!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

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