Monday, February 25, 2013

Booking Across the USA- The Lone Star State!

Howdy from the great state of Texas!!

I am so excited to be part of an amazing blog hop showcasing bloggers from each state created by Jodi of GrowingBook By Book! She has done a fabulous job organizing this fun virtual trip across our beautiful 50 states!
Booking Across the USA button and link

Here are a few facts about Texas:

The state is called The Lone Star State.

The official state flower is the bluebonnet.

The official state bird is the Mocking Bird.

The capitol of Texas is Austin.

The official state song is Texas, Our Texas.

Our state was once a republic. There were only two presidents before Texas became part of the United States of America in 1845.

Texas was the 28th state to be admitted into the United States.

Texas is the second largest state in the United States.

Texas is also known for our cowboys and cowgirls, ranches, horses and country music and nothing ties that all up like the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It is one of the best times in Houston with carnivals, musicians and rodeo activities for people of all ages. It’s a fabulous time in Houston and in the classroom!

I love using the rodeo as a real life connection for my students during this time. One of my favorite activities to do with my students is a fiction/ nonfiction pairing of a wonderful storybook Armadillo Rodeo by Jan Brett and a nonfiction text named It’s an Armadillo by Bianca Lavies .

Here are two activities that we use to collect information about our favorite little friend, the armadillo:

Once we have a deeper understanding of the armadillo, I love to read the story Armadillo Rodeo!  This story is a sweet story about a little armadillo that goes looking for his “friend” and has an amazing adventure through the rodeo!

Here are a few activities for Armadillo Rodeo:
Graphics/fonts copyright DJ Inkers.
 Thank you so much for stopping by and learning about Texas!  I would love for you to follow my blog (just click on google friends on the left), follow me on Facebook,  and come and join my giveaway for one of my resources on Teachers Pay Teachers!

Thanks again and have a wonderful  time hoppin’ through our wonderful 50 states!
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

It's time for a little giveaway!!

Happy Saturday!!
I woke up this morning feeling this just like this....
It is no secret how much I love blogging and how I am amazed by all the FABULOUS resources that are available from truly talented teachers!
So I started thinking, I want to show you some bloggy love!
My lastest creations is my Curls Fonts
 and I would love to giveaway 3 sets to you as a thank you!

Share away and have fun!
I am off to run some errands and create more fonts!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Feeding a FONT addiction!

As you all know, I am ADDICTED to fonts! I must have about ten million of them and I just LOVE how they make even the most simple of tasks into super adorable masterpieces! Well, I have found a new way to feed this addiction and yours.....


I am so excited to introduce Curls Fonts! This has to be one of my favorite reousrces that I have created! Fonts are so muc fun to make and I am so super happy to be able to share it with you!
I plan to continue to add to my font collection and really hope that you love them!
Here is a sneak peek:

So, what do you think?
Check them out in my TpT store for only $4!
 The best part is that you can buy it at $4 and recieve all the updates that I will be uploading to this resource....WOOHOO!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Show Us What You Bought Linky

For all my lovely bloggy friends, so glad to see you back!
For those of you that are new to Curls and a Smile...welcome!!

It is confirmed. I am addicted to Teachers Pay Teachers.
I  LOVE to stock up when there is a big sale!
Well, let's face, I lvoe shopping at TpT all the time ESPECIALLY during a big sale!
There are so many talented teachers that create wonderful and useful resources! 
Here is what I snagged during the big Super Sunday Sale:
 A million frames and borders...
 and these awesome resources for teaching reading and language arts skills such as
contractions, nonfiction text features, reading response, biographies and sentence structure!

I definitely snagged some great deals!

Check out our post at Blog Hoppin'

and the fabulous post at Sunny Days

to see what all the other awesome bloggers bought
and start filling up that wish list for the next big sale!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Super Sunday, 100th day of School and Fonts!

Wow! I can't believe that's already February!
Time for Valentine's Day, 100th day of School and the SUPER BOWL!
Now, even though my beloved team, the Texans, aren't playing this year, I still love to watch the Super Bowl. Of course the commericals are awesome and who doesn't want to see Beyonce sing during the half time show! But there is even a bigger, better reason that I love Super Bowl Sunday....
I love the
Teachers Pay Teachers Super Sunday Sale
and already have my cart filled with AMAZING resources that I can't wait to get my hands on!
Everything in my TpT store will be on sale Feb.3-4!
I am working on a great new resource that I am working hard on getting ready- just for you!
Our 100th day of School is on Tuesday and I am so excited to have this for my kiddos and my team to help celebrate all out little ones being 100 days smarter!!
I am also having a blast creating fonts! You all know how much I love my fonts. I admit it...I am addicted and I cant't wait to share those with you as well!
This weekend is going to be a SUPER SUNDAY!!
Go fill up your cart and follow me
on Facebook to get all the updates about my newest resources!