Saturday, January 23, 2016

So Cal Winter Hop FREEBIES and Giveaway!


 Easy Teaching Tools


I am so excited to share with you a giveaway, FREEBIES, and some pictures from a California winter! Many thanks to Easy Teaching Tools for hosting this great hop and giveaway! 

My first picture is from a new shopping area along the Strand in Huntington Beach called Pacific City. I don't live very close to this area but I love to visit it every year since I love being at the beach!  I also love fashion so I thought I share a little about that too. Being comfortable and feeling stylish while teaching can happen and be affordable on a teacher budget! Another teacher-blogger was showing off this exact same sweater on Instagram, from Target so I just had to get one too! I absolutely love plaid and I've been so happy it is back in style so I can stock up.



I just love the Christmas themed mini Airstream I came across. 



This is the beach sunset right across from this shopping area. Isn't it beautiful? 


Finally, I wanted to share my one of my favorite things to wear for our mild Cali winters. I love jacket vests. I got this North Face down jacket several seasons ago at Nordstrom's semi annual sale. This vest pairs nicely with more casual tops like this Harajuku Lovers thermal that I found second hand on Poshmark.com. Since I love to travel I just had to have this top! What is great about living in LA is that you can find so much used, quality fashion in thrift and consignments stores, but if you don't have that option there are many online places like, Ebay and Postmark where you can get good deals too. I also have a light brown, wool and weaved vest from American Eagle, that I found second hand, so I can match it up with more outfits and brown boots. Since our mornings start out chilly and then most of our afternoons warm up to the high sixties I can still stay cool or just remove my vest. 



Studying Chinese New Year with my students has been a big hit in my classroom every year! Students love learning about their Chinese Zodiac Animal and all about the holiday traditions. I love being close to so many areas in So Cal that celebrate the Lunar holiday too! I also have some great video of Lions dancers that my students love viewing from this past blog post as well as more tips and books for sharing this holiday in your classroom. I hope you enjoy this CHINESE NEW YEAR FREEBIE!


 Chinese New Year Zodiac Calendar FREEBIE


 Chinese Animal Zodiac Calendar FREEBIE 

Just click the pic above to get to this FREEBIE which is a smaller sample from this pack below. 

 Chinese New Year Craft from Complete Holiday Pack

A picture of the yearly craft we do from this pack.


 Chinese New Year Complete Activity Pack


Thanks for reading and I wish you luck in our joint giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



You'll also want to hop on over to The Rigorous Owl, and other bloggers participating for more older grade FREEBIES!



The Rigorous Owl




If you are looking for more Primary grade freebies for K-2 You will want to start over at the hostess with the most-est at Easy Teaching Tools!



23 comments:

  1. Your California winter looks awesome - it's cold here in Chicago!

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    1. I don't know if I could survive the cold. I've only been to Chicago in the summer, and had a lot fun exploring the city.

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    1. The sunset is beautiful. I live in Florida and ours are pretty magical, too.

      Thanks for this great giveaway opportunity!

      https://www.facebook.com/michelle.spencer.1694059/posts/591518957663741

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    2. I need to visit Florida again. Last time I only made to all the wonderful theme parks. I would really like to visit Miami near by beaches. I also heard there a beautiful Art Deco buildings to be seen. Thanks for sharing this on Facebook and good luck!

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  3. California with overlooks so nice. Thanks for sharing.
    Beti

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  4. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/93590498484154225/

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    1. Thanks for sharing this on Pinterest and good luck!

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  5. What an awesome blog hop. Thanks for the opportunity to win such an AMAZING prize too. Here is my link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/554505772850740739/

    Thanks again
    Amy

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    1. Thanks for sharing and participating! Good luck!

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  7. Let me know when you go to Pacific City again. It's just a few minutes the road from me. Haven't been there yet--it's taken them forever to build that thing!! ; )
    Ali
    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

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    1. That's so cool you live nearby. I hear many locals weren't happy with the new development and I'm sure it must of blocked some beach views. I understand where they're coming from, but Pacifc City sure had some pretty Chistmas decorations to enjoy. Next time I'm that way it would be nice to meet up for some coffee. I like the place next to Sanchos Tacos but don't remember the name. I'm sure you know some great spots as well!

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  8. How great! So often we don't know when characters are born (an exact year), so I have students look up the zodiac and then explain what year they think the character is born using character traits. They love it, and I feel like I exposed them to some culture too!

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    1. So glad to hear that your students enjoyed this activity!

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  9. Thanks for this great hop! My Pinterest link is: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/318629742367124104/

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  10. Thanks for the hop and the giveaway!

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  11. I tweeted. :)
    https://mobile.twitter.com/JoelStrange/status/691394988727365632

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    1. Thanks for sharing this! Good luck to you!

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  12. Love those photos of HB. Is the new shopping area north or south of the pier? Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Just a few blocks south of the pier. I love going on little weekend getaways when I can. Thanks again for hosting!

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