Friday, March 28, 2014

April....National Poetry Month

Hi FUN People!
     April is National Poetry Month. Poetry.....hmmmm...sounds like FUN to me! I actually have a couple of funny stories about my love for poetry.
     I have always loved poetry, but especially poetry that rhymed!  For as long as I can remember (in my adult life), I have used rhymes. Mostly, I like to make up silly rhymes. My kids hated it growing up because I would wake them up every morning singing silly made-up rhymes. The sillier, the better!  As teenagers, they complained so much that one morning I didn't sing. When they got up, they asked me if I was sick. I told them no, I was just tired of them complaining about my rhymes! Then they said, "Well, we missed it. We don't like it, but we don't like you not doing it, either!? Huh???
     Anyway, my "accountant" husband told me that I was the only person he had ever known that talked in rhymes! Oh, the joys of being married to an early childhood teacher!
     I also use rhymes constantly in the classroom to help de-escalate possible problems, to teach concepts and to elicit attention. One day a teacher came to me and asked me what the song was that I was singing to the class when she passed by my room on her way to lunch. Of course I didn't know because I just made them up on the spot to suit a particular situation. That teacher told me I should start writing them down so I could share. I finally did just that and many years later, I actually have a published book!  TRUE story !! A life-long dream-come-true because of that colleague! Talk about FUN!!
     Here is one of my packets that includes springtime original songs, poems and finger-plays. This unit is good for the PreK student to second graders learning about the life cycle of butterflies!!

Spring Butterfly/Caterpillar Poems, Songs, Finger-Plays Pk-2

     Thanks for visiting. Here is  link to a freebie and also a link to my book. Take a look! I promise it will be FUN!                                        
Tunes/Teachers... Thematic Units, Thinking Skills,Time-on-
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Have FUN!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

What Are the Odds? 1500 Follower Give-Away!

Hi Everyone!
   Wanna talk FUN??!!  I just got back from Vegas for Spring Break where I hit the jackpot by meeting up with a winning combination of FUN "Bloggie Friends". They are Cyndie Dunn from Chalk One Up For the Teacher and Michelle Thom from Well, Michelle?. Take a look....

"Slots" of FUN!!!  Can you tell?
        Here's the deal....To celebrate hitting 1500 followers on TpT, The Fun Factory is having a give-away. These two Vegas girls, Michelle and Cyndie have donated up to $15.00 in products from their stores and the grand prize is 15 products (digital) from our store. This is a surprise for these two Cosmopolitan girls. I asked them to donate and they are so sweet that they agreed without asking any questions.
     This is no Mirage. Here are the links to help you Wynn....

Ace in the Hole................Follow Cyndie's store for 1 chance
Double Down...................Follow Michelle's store for 1 chance
For an Encore...................Follow The Fun Factory for 1 chance
Four Queens.................. Follow Cyndie's blog for 1 chance
Another Golden Nugget...Follow Michelle's blog for 1 chance
Shuffle the Deck.................Follow The Fun Factory Blog for 1 chance
Lucky 7's...........................Like The Fun Factory on facebook for 1 chance

     Roll the dice, make your choices and place your bets. It won't TRUMP going to Paris or New York, New York, but you'll feel like you've found the treasure at Treasure Island. You'll flush royally if you win!
Now, doesn't this sound like FUN????!!!!!!

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Fun FlapJack Followers Giveaway

We have joined  Tabitha over at FlapJack Educational Resources to celebrate 10,000 followers on Pinterest! Congratulations Tabitha!  You can enter any or all of the rafflecopters here to have a chance to win some awesome spring products from 84 of Tabitha's teacher/author friends.  Good Luck!
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bloggie Buddy Birthday Bash Giveaway!!

Hey Fun Followers!
   If you want to have some real FUN, check out our bloggie friend's birthday giveaway! She is the fantastic Wendy from Teacher's Toolkit. It is sooooo much fun to play and you'll have a chance to win a $20 TPT gift certificate! Just play her game, truth, truth, truth, truth and a big fat whopper!! You decide which one is not the truth and then enter your guess in the rafflecopter to win a $20 TpT Gift Certificate or $20 of clip art from her store.
Click on the picture below to go directly to her post. Have fun and good luck!