Friday, November 13, 2015

Thanksgiving Blog Hop



Thanksgiving is coming up so soon! I love the idea of a holiday that is 100% centered around getting together with friends and family to reflect on all of the things we are thankful for each year.  I have partnered up with a few of my FAVORITE blogging friends to participate in a Thanksgiving Hop to reflect on the things that we are thankful for, and to share a few traditions, recipes and FREEBIES with you!  

There are so many things I am thankful for that it would be impossible to pick just one!  Here are a few things I am thankful for this year:

My Family


An oldie but goodie of the whole family from our trip to Disneyland a few years ago.  All 6 of our boys lived at home then, now we are down to 3!

A more current picture of our third son with his girlfriend.


One of my favorite pictures of my husband with my youngest two.

My Students & Their Families


My students become like family to me and their families do too!


My Blogging and TpT Friends

As I've said before, my blogging friends really help me to become a better teacher, through innovative ideas, brainstorming, and collaboration.  I couldn't do it without you!  Here are just a few of my favorites:






Chandra from PowerPoint Gaming

Kathleen from A+ Kids



Our Thanksgiving family traditions include a big family dinner at our home.  Since we had so many kids (6 boys) it was always easier to invite people here than to lug them all out.  Now that 3 of our older boys are fully grown, life is less complicated, but we still host Thanksgiving dinner.

One of our favorite dishes is the infamous green bean casserole.  Here is the recipe:

Green Bean Casserole

1 can Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup milk
1 dash black pepper
4 cans cooked green beans (I prefer French style)
1 1/3 cups French Fried Onions

1. Stir all of the ingredients together in a casserole dish (leaving out about 2/3 of the French Onions).
2. Sprinkle remaining French Onions on top.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.





    I have made a special Thanksgiving freebie just for you!  Just click on the link to download these Thanksgiving themed equivalent fraction task cards.  I am so thankful for your readership and support!  

    Don't forget to hop through and collect all of the tips and freebies!






    8 comments:

    1. Green bean casserole is my favorite! I loved seeing all your Vegas pictures. :-) Can't wait to see you again!

      Nichole
      The Craft of Teaching

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    2. That green bean casserole sounds delicious. I have to try that out sometime!

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    3. Hi Kelly. Love all those pictures of our group members. I'm impressed that you got one of every hop contributor. Great idea to post! Also, I really like your equivalent fraction task cards. I especially like that questions are asked in different ways. The kids are sure to love this great activity!

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    5. I am so happy you added the picture of us together! Your blog is AMAZING and I love your post! So many things to be thankful for. I am thankful we are blogging buddies & best of all FRIENDS!

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    6. Hi Kelly. Love all those pictures of our group members. I'm impressed that you got one of every hop contributor. Great idea to post! Also, I really like your equivalent fraction task cards. I especially like that questions are asked in different ways. The kids are sure to love this great activity!

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    7. Thanks for the Thanksgiving Freebie! The graphics are cute and the questions are great!

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    8. That was really sweet of you to feature me among the teacher-authors and blog buddies you are thankful for. I'm also very grateful to you for collaborating and helping me on my TpT journey. I also wanted to say I love green bean casserole and a Thanksgiving meal is not complete without this yummy dish. Teacher Ms H ~ Third Is the Word

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