April 7, 2013


So, I've been a little MIA as of late and I have some explainin' to do.  First off, I wasn't feeling all that hot at the beginning of the week . . . of course it was the start of my Spring Break.  It never fails :)  I swear I went 12 LONGER than LONG rounds with my endometriosis filled gut.  However, before you start feelin' sorry for me, I fought back like a champ and ended up with the TKO by the time Thursday rolled around.  Then, as a little treat, my sweet hubs booked a trip to South Lake Tahoe for the last few nights.  It was wildly fun . . . just the two of us.  Great food, lots of Blackjack, amazing scenery, and oodles of belly-laughes. It was just what the doctor ordered for Ms. Dolling!  However, as I stated above, the "Factory" has been a little neglected as of late . . . time to remedy this one!

I know I promised a Summary Freebie, but I want to make sure it works with the kids before I offer it up.  I "penned" it in the plan book for Wednesday, so check back next week for the outcome.  If it is a hit, I'll share it for sure!  If it isn't a winner, I'll share that too . . . I left my pride in the gutter ages ago!  With this said, I can't promise a freebie and then NOT come through.  So, I am going to change gears a bit and offer up my Recycle It Math Game.  I made this partner ditty last year and with Earth Day coming in just two short weeks, I figured I better offer it up sooner rather than later.  

CLICK HERE to get your hands on the whole FREEBIE file.
Recycle It is a partner card game that has kids building and comparing numbers. This download comes with two versions - the one you see below and one for younger students that just deals with tens and ones.  

If you are looking for additional Earth Day goods, I have a Feel-Good Mini Unit in my store that's great for 1st and 2nd graders.  I made this one last year as well and I think it still holds up pretty well :)  The best part is that it's very LOW-PREP, it contains a fantastic free song from Ron Brown's Intelli-Tunes (Every Day is Earth Day), and it's priced to not break the bank!  

CLICK HERE to learn more about this heart-warming collection! 
Alright friends, I am off to prep my baseball centers for the week and try and work on my Solid Figure Pack a bit.  It's really starting to take "shape."  Yes.  I just typed that.  Oh my . . . time to exit before I really start tossin' the dumb jokes at ya.  Big hugs and good luck next week.  I'll see you soon.

Oh . . . and don't forget to check out Fluttering Through First Grade's fantastic bloggy birthday giveaway.  It's a doozie!



  1. Thanks for the freebie! My kiddos keep getting the > and < confused. If I read they're fine but I want them to know. This will be quick, easy, and fun for them to practice.

    You Might Be a First Grader….

    1. Yay . . . so glad to hear you will be able to use it!!

  2. Love the looks of your Earth Day pack!

    Hate that you weren't feeling so hot friend :( Love ya!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

    1. Thanks Oregon . . . check your email ;) I may have felt like poo, but I didn't let it keep me down for long :) #dollingthrowselbows

  3. I do believe I LOVE that Earth Day pack! (I actually love ALL your stuff, I've become a bonafide #stalker!)

    1. Jeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! Hiya doll! Thanks for stalking me . . . it's a HUGE compliment coming from you :)

  4. Your earth day unit looks fabulous! Love us some Tahoe and a lil gamblin! Hope that's just what you needed (and deserved). Glad you're feeling better too. Tammy got hit with the flu right after break. Right when you get to finally relax-Bam! Never fails!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

    1. Well hello my friends! Tahoe was super fun . . . "up" the first day, but the Mister gave it ALL back on day two. Eh . . . great times for sure though!!! Have a great week and thanks so much for dropping by!

  5. Love the Earth Day resources.... My students are part of the green team and they help with the younger grades during lunch time. They are special ed boys and this help them with socialization and responsibilities. This unit would be great for them.

    happy to follow you.
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

  6. Thanks for the wonderful freebie! I love hearing about fantastic products that work wonders but I also love hearing unsuccessful tales from the classroom because it benefits us all for the future.


  7. Aww, I love your dumb jokes! <3 Glad your spring break ended up fun despite the rocky start!
    Teaching With Style

  8. I adore your Earth Day packet-esp. the photo craft! It is in my basket ready to be purchased:)

    The Resourceful Apple