Thursday, November 22, 2012


Thanksgiving is a special time to give thanks for things that we may take for granted.  It's a time to celebrate our loved ones and our blessings.  I think sometimes it's so easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day stuff that we can lose sight of all of the important things.  Sometimes we need to take a day to be "present" and truly appreciate what we have.

Personally, I am so thankful for a Creator who loves me no matter how much I falter.  I am thankful that I am married to my best friend.  I am thankful for my sweet family and friends.  I'm thankful for my precious golden fur-baby.  I'm also thankful that I get to go to work and do what I love.  I get to touch the lives of children and share my enthusiasm with them!  It's SO much more than just a job!  :)  I am also immensely thankful for the blogging community!  I have grown so much as a teacher, and I want to personally thank all of you for helping propel me to continually improve.  Today and every day, let's take a moment to be present and truly appreciate the blessings we have.  The things we take for granted... someone else is praying for!

Okay, in somewhat related news, I have to admit I am so excited to be uploading my updated Christmas centers.  I have been slowly pecking away at my Christmoose Wishes centers to align them with the Common Core and give them a face-lift that is more consistent with my other center packs.  Now it's completely revamped, and I am loving them!   If you're interested in checking them out for your little kid-diddles,  you can check out the updated file HERE!  If you already own it, make sure that you download the new file!  You won't want to miss out on the new additions! :) 


  1. Amanda, what a beautiful thankful post! You are truly right, we have so much to be thankful for that God has placed into our lives! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  2. Happy Thanksgiving!! Your new unit looks great!! Random, but where did you get that Kitchen subway art?! I love it!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  3. Super cute! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Hi Amanda! Love the centers! See you Tues. Enjoy! :)

  5. Hi Amanda! Love the centers! See you Tues. Enjoy! :)

  6. Happy Thanksgiving, Amanda! The centers look terrific.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving, Amanda. We do have so much to be thankful for...we need to just stop in our busyness and reflect. Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to do just that; however, we need to give thanks each and everyday. Enjoy the rest of your break.
    P.S. Just added your Christmoose Wishes to my shopping cart for Monday!

  8. I am thankful for fabulous bloggers like YOU! Hope your Thanksgiving was amazing!

    Beg, Borrow, Steal

  9. I love all the work you share. It makes me wish I taught lower grades (until i think about wiping noses and listening to tattle tales and then I change my mind, lol). Have you ever thought of doing a tutorial or sharing what kind of programs you use? I'd love to learn how to make my own but have no idea where to start.

  10. I check your blog often and almost didn't check I was a follower in Step into Second's flash giveaway, because I know I was! BUT, I wasn't! GASP!! So, I am now your newest follower. Thanks for inspiring:)

    The Resourceful Apple