A Gator Puppet for Today's Quick and Easy Art Project Including a FREEBIE!

Today's QUICK AND EASY ART ~ Gator Puppets!
This is perfect for the End of the School Year or for a Summer Camp. Once you teach the children how to make the basic body of the puppet, they can make it in a variety of color for different animals.
Step By Step Photo Directions with My Pudgie, Little Hands 
12 X 18 piece of green construction paper
12 X 9 piece of white construction paper
Crayons or Makers for details if desired
Scraps of other colored construction paper
1. Fold the basic puppet share {directions here}
2. Let the students cut out 2 white "house shapes" with a rounded roof. Fold the bottom a little bit and when you glue it down on the fold, it makes easy-cheesy 3-D eyes!
3. Using scrapbooking scissors, or drawing triangular shapes, cut out two rows of white teeth. Glue on the inside of the mouth part. {See picture.}
4. If you have a scrapbox of leftover construction paper in your classroom, it is fun to let them use that and markers to add extra details. Bow ties, hair bows, tongues, etc.
I ♥love how they all turn out with different personalities! 
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Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!
From My Family to Yours!
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Summer Bucket List

My Summer Bucket List
 I am joining Teri, Hadar, and April's Summer Bucket List linky party. I wanted to blog about this sooner, but it's that time of year, the time of year when summer can't come fast enough! 
A few months ago I heard a great news story talking about stress. It said that anticipation about a future event helps with stress, not just going on the event, but thinking about it in advance, helps to lower the stress in your life! 
Ding, it was like a bell went off! Time to start planning, I love to plan, I plan all the time, lesson plans, work plans, blog plans...but when I heard that news story, I knew it was time to plan for the summer! :) We have another couple that my husband and I like to hang out with, they tease me because I'm the "indoor type." They say that sleeping on the boat or three years of being a Girl Scout Brownie Leader doesn't count when it comes to camping. 
So now, yep, a camping we will go!
 Yeah, it's a cabin, but I have to start somewhere!
Next, we all decided to go to Sea World, teachers go free, it seemed like the next great thing to plan!
Because we've planned our trip early, we've already paid for dinner. We're going to Dine with Shamu!  
Again, back to planning and how it helps!
{What do you call a fish sandwich at Sea World? A slow learner!}
We're also spending close to a week at FSU for my daughter's orientation. I'm also hoping to meet up with some of  my blogging-teacher friends too!
Yesterday, we got our tag for parking next fall at the games, I can't wait. I want an RV, but that has to go on the LONG TERM LIST, not the summer bucket list!
Tuesday at Tijuana Flats
$4.99 Two Taco Tuesday Special!
Tuesdays at the Theater
$2 Specials! Movies, movies, movies! 
I ♥love the movies!
Spend more time at my marina's pool.
OK, I admit, I really am an "indoor type."
AND... Read, Read, Read!
I can't wait for the summer!

Go Monkey A Go Fish Game For The Easy Division Facts, 1, 2, 5, 10!

Common Core Standards
Math - Operations & Algebraic Thinking
Third Grade: 3.OA.3 3.OA.7

This card game focuses on the easiest basic division facts!
* 23 PAGES of a Cowboy Monkey Theme!
* 96 mixed cards for the game!
* Distinct Cover Sheet to glue on the folders, or place in a Ziplock Baggie.
* Everything also comes in Black and White if you want to save on color printer ink!
This Go Fish center game is designed to be printed, cut apart for your classroom and laminated if desired. It is cute, colorful and is completely designed to be an independently led student activity. EXCELLENT for when the teacher is working with small reading or math groups. Playing this game and practicing the concept helps a child learn to have quicker mental math!
Differential your classroom by making this game a harder review, combine it with my other product Go Monkey! Multiplication Go Fish Game ~ The Easy Ones, 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10, and the boys & girls will have a mixed review of Multiplication and Division with a completely mixed Monkey Cowboy/Cowgirl theme!

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Teach123's Giveway and Memorial Day Freebies!

My friend Michelle at Teach123 is having a great  Memorial Day Freebies & Giveaway.
I am donating my Subtraction Mixed Review Packet. It is aligned to 2nd grade Common Core Standards. 
There are also all sorts of other packets from our other friends, so head on over there!
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Fern's Freebie Friday ~ End of the Year Classroom Stationery

Summer Is Coming Stationery Samples
To end Teacher Appreciation Week, as a big ♥thank you to all my teacher friends and followers, today's freebie is a sample of some of the stationery from my newest Writing Center,  
This packet is available at all my stores, TPT, TN, TM, TL, EW and my new personal store, which is still a work in progress.

Last week's Freebie Friday is still a FREEBIE until Sunday night!

Fern Smith's Place Value Race Game Buggy About Spring Theme 

Place Value Race Game Buggy About Spring Theme

This center will be free until midnight Sunday, March 12th since I'm late posting this Freebie Friday post. 
Please feel free to share it with your friends, your team, your followers...

If you're looking for more freebies, head over to TBA, I author the Freebie Friday post ever Friday, I keep the linky party open until midnight on Mondays.

Have a Great Weekend!

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