January 25, 2016

5 Ways to Write About Groundhogs

Groundhogs Day is right around the corner, and I just began to think of all the ways we could write about them in my ELL classroom. With a variety of levels, languages, and grade levels, I wanted to come up with a couple of different ways my students can write and learn about groundhogs while using my newest writing craftivity, The Curious Groundhog Book. With about a week or so until the big day, these writing prompts can easily be added into your plans now with enough time for students to do some research before we find out if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not. 

December 31, 2015

Laugh Eat Learn: Best of 2015

Wow, what a year 2015 has been! In my personal life, a few amazing things happen: I moved in with Jonathan, made a huge switch from full time to part time, ventured out to meet my blogging besties in Vegas at the TPT Conference, completed my first year of grad school, and began a new teaching position! Laugh Eat Learn has blossomed so much during this year too (as Jonathan predicted at the end of 2014). Not only did I step out of my comfort zone multiple times, I begun Laugh Eat Learn Designs, continued to share my love of creating within my TPT store, begun focusing more on photography (like I use to love to do!) and strong content within my blog, built a collection of recipes to share (it helps having Jonathan here to taste test) and continued to build multiple friendships through my little blog

As this wonderful year wraps up, I wanted to start a new tradition here at Laugh Eat Learn, the best of 2015 (and so on...) to reflect on all of the blog posts I've shared throughout the year. So let's go ahead and walk down memory lane!

December 20, 2015

Holiday Sugar Cookies

It's almost Christmas which means only one thing: COOKIES! I finally have the time to create some fun treats to share with my friends and family. These are by far my favorite cookies to make during the holiday season (or any season, if I'm really being honest!) This sugar cookie recipe is easy to mix up and use any time of the year. The color icing recipe is pretty simple too and can be divided to create tons of fun colors! All in all, these recipes are perfect for any holiday fun filled night.

December 06, 2015

Holiday Activities to Get You Through the Month

Does December got you a little overwhelmed and are you thinking how am I going to survive these next two weeks until Winter Break?? Well, I've got your covered with some holiday theme activities that are ready to make your last weeks of the year enjoyable! Today's focus is all about those products that will help you survive (Yes, I said it!) until the winter break. I've been on a creative train lately, inspired by the joy of the holidays, creating a ton of resources to use with my students and possibly yours too! 

November 22, 2015

All I Want For Black Friday 2.0

Hey all! Can you believe that Thanksgiving AND Black Friday are just around the corner? I know what I'm most thankful for... family, friends, and of course, The Primary Pack! We are celebrating Black Friday again this year with all of you in a fun way (and a little early). There is no word yet if there will be a Black Friday sale but regardless, we are sharing a few of our most wish-listed items in our personal wishlist, our carts and our own stores. We are also hosting a HUGE Black Friday giveaway, check it out below, you don't want to miss it!

November 13, 2015

Fall Time Acrostic Poems + Freebie!

Try to ignore the fangs, apparently my student has an obsession with vampires! :P

Happy November, friends! Today I'm sharing my (newly discovered) obsession with writing with you in the form of Acrostic Poems. This year I've been blessed to be teaching writing to a great group of ELL students. We have been working hard on building vocabulary and understanding parts of speech. Around this time every year, I spend a good portion covering all things Fall (not just because it's my favorite season :]) but because there are so many things to describe and remember. This makes Fall time my Parts of Speech MVP!