Wednesday, May 7, 2014

# i heart ethan

#iheartethan Early Elementary Bundle

to Raise Funds for COTA in Honor of Ethan H

Meet Ethan~ a super hero and miracle.  7-year-old Ethan has been recently listed for a heart transplant at Shand’s Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He was born with Hypoplastic Left heart syndrome – in Ethan’s words “half my heart works”.  Ethan has already endured 3 open heart surgeries and many other smaller procedures.  A very special #iheartethan bundle fundraiser is available for those who make a $20 (or more) donation to COTA in honor of Team Ethan H.  Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses.
(click here for link to meet Ethan)

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Please forward your donation receipt to  to receive your bundle 
(worth over $100!)
Thank you to these very special Blogger/TPT sponsors:   An Amazing Fairy Tale Unit RL.1.2 RL.2.2 RL.3.2  Phonics Games: oo, ir, er, ur, ow, ou, igh, i, ind, oi, aw  Memory Book for the EOY  Differentiated Fluency for Firsties BUNDLE {August - June}
   August-June BUNDLE!!!

My Buttons  {Label It!} Language & Vocabulary Building Activities for

More Time 2 Teach  Vertebrates Unit {Reading Passages, Booklet, Writing Conne

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas  Addition and Subtraction Spring Mega Math Pack - Printable

  All About Nouns

  Get Your Kindess On. Kindess Packet and Craftivity

  Kitty Cat and his Cool Sunglasses

  Informational Text Features All About Me Book 

Kelly McHaffie from
  Beg Borrow Steal   End of Year Silly Awards!

  Summer Ready, Set, Print!

And ME, Jill, guest blogger and sister of Andi @
(And bestest Auntie of my sweet nephew, MAX!)

   High Frequency Word Fluency Kindergarten- supports McGraw   The Empty Pot By Demi - A Five Day Close Reading Lesson Plan  Science Fair Project - Pendulum Swing

Ethan came to my public school kindergarten class 2 years ago and has a permanent place in my heart.  Please consider helping too.   A minimum donation for the packet will be $20 - includes more than $100 worth of products!  Donation here

Please forward your donation receipt to to receive your bundle.

Ethan’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), a national charity based in Bloomington, Indiana.  COTA is dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses.  COTA’s services are completely free of charge, and 100% of funds generated by COTA community fundraising campaigns are available for transplant-related expenses.

Ethan’s family needs an estimated $75,000.00 to pay transplant-related expenses.  I want to thank everyone in the cyber -community to join us in an effort to help give Ethan a second chance at life.  100% of the profits from the #iheartethan bundle will assist with transplant-related expenses. 
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ~Jill and Ethan

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Currently May

Yeah, it's May! I don't need to tell you guys how excited I am for May. I know the feeling is mutual. May is an exciting time of warm weather, growth spurts, testing, and a ton of paperwork. Gotta love it!

Farley has her Currently up and I think I might make it in before she reaches 100 links!

Here's my addition:
1. Listening: If I can only hear the clock than I'm in sensory heaven. After a long day of dealing with some pretty needy students, hearing nothing is so refreshing.
2. Loving: Since Max's two bottom teeth made their debut (finally), he's been in such a good mood. I'm loving every spare second I get with him.
3. Thinking: My school "to do" list is so long and so pressing that it totally stresses me out. It would be nice to using my planning times to actually plan and get paper work completed. Ain't nobody got time for it when there's a cute baby around!
4. Wanting: I'd kill for some ice cream right now but I think I've eaten about ten pounds of peanut m&m's this week so I'd better stay clear of the freezer.
5. Needing: I. Need. Sleep!
6. Surprise: Amy at Mrs. Labrasciano's Blog is so awesome! Her TPT is full of great resources and she's always creating something new. Check her out!

Y'all hang tight. It's almost over!