Sunday, November 27, 2016

TPT CYBER SALE!

It's that time again... TPT's CYBER SALE!!! Everything in my store will up to 28% off on November 28th and 29th with promo code CYBER2016. Click the image below to stock up on some goodies!


Do you need activities and printables to get you through the holidays? There is plenty to help you make it these next few weeks! 








Plus now is a great time to stock up on novel units, centers, seasonal printables, and so much more! Happy shopping!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Gingerbread Man in Disguise!

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! It has been so nice to be off for the past week! It will be a little hard to go back. I have to admit, I am getting a teeny tiny bit sad that I don't have my own classroom anymore, because Christmas was my favorite time of year in the classroom. Yes, the kids are a bit cray-cray, but the units and activities were just SO. MUCH. FUN. However, I am not sad enough to want to go back to the regular classroom :) Art is where I need to be, and when Mia gets bigger, I can just do some of the activities with her, right? :)

If you've followed along with me for a few years, you've probably seen our fun gingerbread in disguise writing activity! It's kind of like the turkey in disguise activities I am sure you have seen, but instead students disguise a gingerbread man so Mr. Fox won't want to eat him! It is always a hit, and it's so much fun to see what the kids come up with! Then they have to write a persuasive piece and convince Mr. Fox that they are NOT a tasty cookie. Always so much fun!



In my large Gingerbread Fun pack, you will find this persuasive writing craftivity. I decided I would make this activity available on its own, in case that's the only thing you're wanting or needing! You can check it out by clicking below!


If you want to see more of our gingerbread fun from the past, click HERE! 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thanksgiving Fun + New Literacy Centers

Happy November, friends! I feel like I blinked and October was gone! Today was the first day that it felt even a tiny bit like fall. It has been So. Dang. HOT. Hopefully those cooler temps will stay. I am ready for my boots and cardigans!

I had some requests for some Thanksgiving literacy centers, so here they are! Click on the picture to pick up a copy! Hopefully they will help you get through the next two weeks or so :)


We are having a ton of fun in art! There are certain things I miss about being in the regular classroom, but I honestly have no plans of going back. This is where I was meant to be! 

Something I know I am going to start missing are the holiday activities I used to do with my 2nd graders. But it helps knowing there are other kiddos out there doing some of the things I used to do! Here are some photos from past years of some of our Thanksgiving fun.This is just going to be a big old photo dump with very short descriptions :) Enjoy!

Thankful turkeys. 



How to Cook a Turkey. 



Story Map and Booklet for A Turkey for Thanksgiving









Edible Teepees. 

Totem Poles. 

The Coyote and the Butterfly plural nouns craftivity. 

Pueblos. 


Mayflower Suitcases. 


Check out these two packs from my TPT to get you through the next couple of weeks before Thanksgiving! Click on each picture to check them out. 



Friday, September 23, 2016

Five for Friday!

Hey sweet friends! It's Friday!! The past few weeks have been long! We have had four day weeks due to Labor Day and some professional development. I don't know why, but these shorter weeks feel extra long!

I am SO loving my new position in art. I am having a blast just focusing on art all day long. I am getting used to my sweet kinders :) And I am beginning to think I should've been a 4th grade teacher those first nine years in the regular classroom, ha!

It's been over a month since I blogged. I am finally getting the hang of this whole art thing, scheduling, planning, etc. So I hope I can blog a little more frequently. I have decided to keep this blog for now. But feel free to follow me on Instagram @mrs_lynes_artists to see what we are up to in the art room on a pretty regular basis!


I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday! I can't tell you the last time I have participated, but Mia is napping and I don't feel like doing dishes, so here I am :) These photos are from the past week or two.


I am a little tired today because I stayed up past my bedtime so I could see The Avett Brothers! It was such a good show! In the second picture they are representing our Oklahoma City Thunder! Thunder Up!





I am love, love, LOVING my custom tee that @madisonmarketteacher made for me! It is so soft, so cute, and so perfect for the art room! Check out her Etsy shop to get your own custom tee! 


Last week we celebrated International Dot Day in the art room. We read The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, and each grade level created their own dots! 

(4th Grade Radial Symmetry Dots)

(3rd Grade Pointillism Dots)

(2nd Grade Primary Printed Dots)

(1st Grade Tie-Dyed Dots)

(Kindergarten Line Sculpture Dots)


Mia loves to read and adores our dogs, Molly and Lulu. Here is a picture of her reading to Lulu. Heart melted!



I have had some requests for some seasonal literacy centers. Even though I am not in the regular classroom, I still love to create things for kids! Here is my newest set of literacy centers! Click on the picture below to check them out :) 


And that is a wrap! I am off to enjoy this weekend of mine that will surely be over in the blink of an eye!