The HappyEdugator

The HappyEdugator
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

TPT Super Cyber Sale December 1st and 2nd!

You have probably already heard the news, but if not, this is a reminder that is having a super Cyber Sale starting Monday December 1 and running through Tuesday December 2. Just enter the code TPTCYBER at checkout and get an extra 10 % off your entire purchase. Most stores are participating in the sale by offering discounts up to 20% off ...if you stop by my store,  HappyEdugator , you will find my entire store is discounted at 20% off, so you can save a total of 28% at checkout! (20% off my items, and an additional 10% off that total at checkout.)

I am also including all my bundles in this sale, so you can really stock up on some fantastic savings!

As you probably know, my store has a variety of materials for all subjects and levels. I have been working on revising some of my older products, and adding some new ones. Remember, if you buy a product from me, you receive all future revisions and updates for free. Also, if you want something added you can contact me and I will try to help you out.  Here are some new additions:

Check out -

For middle/high school Language Arts -


A Christmas Carol Christmas Card Project

For upper elementary/middle grades Language Arts -

Parts-of-Speech-BUNDLE Grades-4-8

Parts of Speech BUNDLE - Parts of Speech Teaching Resource

For lower elementary math -


Christmas - Place Value

For all grade levels/subjects -


PowerPoint Game Templates BUNDLE

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Perhaps you enjoyed it with family and friends, or had a little get-away. I hope however you celebrated, you had a restful and blessed day.

Despite some glitches in our Thanksgiving this year, we really are counting our blessings. The weather was not cooperating for a journey north and across the country to Seattle or Chicago to see our families, and I did not really want to cook a huge dinner for just the two of us. So, my husband and I tried something different this year, and journeyed south to Cocoa Beach. We were so excited to get a great deal for three nights right on the beach.

Unfortunately, a cold front followed us, so even in sunny Florida, it was stormy and then chilly! On top of that, Greg caught a cold, so he spent the 3 days in the hotel room bed! :( We had a rather lackluster dinner at a buffet that was rather disappointing. However, we realized what was really important...we were together (with our doggies)!  Even though our plans did not pan out the way we wanted, we counted our blessings and reminded ourselves that we're truly blessed beyond measure!

Here's hoping you realize your blessings, too!

Best wishes,
Deborah Hayes
aka HappyEdugator

P.S. A big thank you to Heather Schmidt from Creation Castle for designing the cute banner above!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thankful! Collaboration! Place Value Christmas Resource!

So here it is, November already! Time flies when you are having fun. Really! A couple of weeks ago I was reading blogs and scrolling through my Facebook pages and I noticed one of my fellow bloggers lives only about an hour away from me. I thought, I need to contact her and offer to meet up for lunch. Why not? So, I contacted Fern Smith and asked her if she would like to meet for lunch, and so we set it up to meet at Olive Garden for all you can eat soup, salad, and breadsticks!

I was so excited...quite an adventure for me, because I don't like to drive into the city and face all the traffic, not to mention the big, tall bridges I had to cross. The big day came, and the Gator and the 'Nole had lunch together. We talked and shared, and it was a real treat! Time actually flew by, and I hardly even noticed the food...I was just enjoying the conversation so much. So thankful that I took the plunge and had the adventure! The result of it... we decided to collaborate on a Place Value Christmas Resource which I just published. I am really happy with it. This bundle of goodies covers a whole week of Place Value for 1.NBT.B.2, 2.NBT.A.1, and 3.NBT.A.2.  It has two fantastic PowerPoints, a Smartboard file, task cards, center games and printables. I think coming together to create was a great experience and a terrific learning experience and motivator.

Christmas Activities - Place Value

Christmas Activities - Place Value
A Week's Worth of Place Value for Christmas for 1.NBT.2, 2.NBT.A.1 and 3.NBT.A.2.
Fern made some absolutely fantastic task cards and 2 PowerPoints that are interactive. Everything has a black and white version in case you can't print in color!

I added Math Centers and Smartboard Games. I have also made these available separately in my store if you don't want to buy the bundle. However, the bundle is your best deal. Actually, a steal!

Christmas - Place Value Activities

Christmas - Place Value
What a fun and productive meeting! I think we will get together again in the future, and when we do, we will have to take a photo of the Gator and the 'Nole together! :)
I am so thankful for everything that has happened to me this year. I can't express how blessed we have been. Miracles have been happening in my life that I never thought possible. I so enjoyed going to the TPT conference in Las Vegas, being in Seattle for the birth of my grandson, being to help people in ways I never dreamed of...2014 has been a year to count blessings, and my cup overflows!
So, I would like to share with you some Thanksgiving freebies...I know it is a little late, but these can even be used to keep the kids busy while you are cooking the bird!

Thanksgiving: Free Thanksgiving Maze

Thanksgiving Acrostic Poem - Thankful
Stop by my TPT store and download these freebies and look at all my Thanksgiving and Christmas products available. There may be something there that you would like to put on your wishlist!
I invite you to check out Fern's store:  Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas while you are on the web, too! She has some absolutely amazing products! Tell her Deborah the HappyEdugator sent you! 
Best wishes always for great success,
Deborah Hayes
aka HappyEdugator