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FREE Santa Lucia Letter Sound Clip Cards

 Santa Lucia Day is just around the corner. The kids couldn't be more excited. 

We are thoroughly enjoying our Santa Lucia Day Activities including these beautiful free Santa Lucia letter sound clip cards.

Letter sound clip cards are such a great way to isolate sounds. 

I love that they include choices to help children master their letter identification skills as well.


FREE Santa Lucia Letter Sound Clip Cards

FREE Santa Lucia Letter Sound Clip Cards


Santa Lucia Day is one of the kids' favorite winter holidays, especially my girls as they love dressing up and serving the family delicious food and drinks.


I love the holiday as it focuses on a female who helped and served others in need.


Christmas is such a special time of year where we can focus on so many who served and loved others.


Some of this focus can take place in the classroom with Santa Lucia Day vocabulary paired with beautiful images, using our Santa Lucia Letter Sound Clip Cards.


The Santa Lucia Letter Sound Clip Cards  are so easy to use!


Cut each card out. (Laminate them if you prefer.)


Grab a manipulative that can be used to mark each answer. 


We like to use glass beads, but you could use clothespins or other objects as well.


Then place the cards and manipulatives on a tray, ready to go!


(You will note that there are a couple variations of nomenclature and description cards in this freebie that go along with the product below.)


All pages of the FREE Santa Lucia Letter Sound Clip Cards are designed to be used with the product below, but can be used alone.


Be sure to click on the link to the free printable at the bottom of this post!


Santa Lucia's Day Printable Pack


Montessori-inspired Santa Lucia's Day Printable Pack


Our Santa Lucia's Day Printable Pack is absolutely gorgeous filled with so many beautiful true to life images. 


This printable pack includes three versions of some cards to ensure that no matter where you live, you have the correct resources.


Designed for children in Montessori preschool and elementary classrooms, this printable pack has something to fit all skills and abilities.


It is the perfect resource to have on hand when learning and celebrating Santa Lucia Day.


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FREE Saint Nicholas Day Sentence Challenges

Saint Nicholas Day is coming soon! December 6 always come so much more quickly than I expect. 

I love incorporating holidays into our learning. 

These FREE Saint Nicholas Day Sentence Challenges will be perfect language practice.

They are a fabulous resource when practicing spelling and writing mechanics or punctuation.

FREE Saint Nicholas Day Sentence Challenges

FREE Saint Nicholas Day Sentence Challenges


The Free Saint Nicholas Day Sentence Challenges can be used in a variety of ways depending on the skills and abilities of your students.

When working with those who feel confident in their spelling and writing mechanics, you can present the incorrect sentence and have students write it correctly using the blank provided, and then check their work with the control sentence.

If you have students who aren't confident in their spelling and/or writing mechanics, you can simply have them copy the correct sentence on the blank strip provided.

No matter what way you use the sentence challenges, they're a great way to learn vocabulary related to Saint Nicholas Day!

This printable is free. For your copy, be sure to click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Saint Nicholas Day Printable Pack

Montessori-inspired Saint Nicholas Day Printable Pack


If you're looking for more Saint Nicholas Day resources, be sure to check out our fabulous Montessori-inspired Saint Nicholas Day Printable Pack.

This printable pack is designed for children in Montessori preschool and elementary classrooms and covers multiple subject areas.

All pictures are true-to-life and and do such a fabulous job relating the history and celebration of Saint Nicholas Day to children.

As with all of our printable packs, you'll find that there's something for everyone no matter their skills or abilities.

Saint Nicholas Day Celebration Ideas

Saint Nicholas Day Celebration Ideas


Are you planning to celebrate Saint Nicholas Day? This post contains so many fabulous celebration ideas as well as beautiful book recommendations.

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Saint Nicholas Day Sentence Challenges


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FREE Christmas Addition Printables

I am always on the look out for new ways to practice addition with Sunshine, especially at Christmas. 

These fun FREE Christmas Addition Printables have been a HUGE hit with her. 

Sunshine views each sheet as a game. Once she covers all the spaces, she's won!

If she needs help adding along the way, I always provide a fun manipulative for her to use as a counter. 

All you need to "play" is a die and some type of marker. We use Christmas stamps and a washable ink pad.

FREE Christmas Addition Printables


FREE Christmas Addition Printables


These FREE Christmas printables are so easy to use! 


Print out the page that corresponds with what addition facts your kiddo is working on. 


Don't forget to provide a die and a marker of some sort.


Your kiddo will roll the die and then adds the number prompted on the page to the number on the die.


For example, if your child is working on the "Five More" page, and the die lands on the number six, your child will add 6+5. 


Once your child knows the answer, mark one of the squares with the corresponding number.


The activity continues until all of the boxes are filled. 


If filling in all of the boxes is too much, then set a goal for the number of boxes that is possible.


This can be an activity for one child, or one that peers can complete together.


Montessori-inspired Christmas Bundle

Montessori-inspired Christmas Bundle


The FREE Christmas Addition Printables have been designed to match activities in the NEW Montessori-inspired Christmas Bundle.

This bundle contains over 300 pages of Christmas printables that focus on some of children's favorite holiday characters and stories in a Montessori-friendly way.

Now through December 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST, this bundle can be yours at 75% OFF for only $11.99.

Do not wait until it's too late to take advantage of this wonderful resource!


Christmas Skip Counting Printable Pack

If you're looking for more Christmas math activities, then you'll definitely want to check out the Montessori-inspired Christmas Skip Counting Printable Pack included in the Montessori-inspired Christmas Bundle.

This printable pack provides so many resources for teaching skip counting and multiplication, all with Christmas themed true-to-life images that are Montessori friendly.

No matter your child's skills and abilities, there is something for everyone included.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom

Each Christmas, my kids love giving me gifts. The biggest challenge they have is finding something that I'll like that's in a reasonable price range. 

I've learned that if Mom makes a Christmas Wish List with pictures, it helps the kids a ton. 

They feel so proud of their Christmas gift choices and can't wait to wrap it and give it to me on Christmas morning.

If you're looking for inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom, we hope this list inspires!


Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom

Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom


The Light We Carry: Overcoming Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama

The Light We Carry: Overcoming Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama (Hardcover)


I am a huge fan of Michelle Obama and absolutely LOVED her first book, Becoming. It was one of the most inspiring books I've read.

This appears to be just as fabulous as she shares more of her own personal story and how she works through and overcomes so many of the strong feelings that we all feel as humans.


Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry (Hardcover)

Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry (Hardcover)


At night, before bed when I'm trying to wind down I watch one of three shows: Friends, Mom, or Seinfeld. These shows soothe me and help my brain turn off from all of the day's adventures.

Friends has been one of my go-to shows for a long time. I love learning more about the actors and actresses involved and where they are today. 

When I heard Matthew Perry was writing a book, I couldn't wait to read it.


Folding Pedal Exerciser


Folding Pedal Exerciser


A few months ago my bicycle desk broke. It was quite devastating to me as I do a lot of my exercising while I work, and haven't been able to since.

We've looked into getting a new bicycle desk, but at this point it's not really in the cards. As I've looked around for other options, this folding pedal exerciser became an option.

The more I read about it, the more I love it as I can use it while I'm working at the computer desk, at the table of when watching something on the TV.

I love that it's so compact and can be stored in small places easily.


3 lbs Ankle Weights

3 lb Ankle Weights


I absolutely love my lower body workout, but it's beginning to be too easy. These weights will add the extra challenge I need to keep going and take things to the next level.

They'll also be great to use on walks, especially if I'm needing to move a bit slower than usual with Sunshine in tow.


Keyboard and Mouse Pad Wrist Support Set


Keyboard Mouse Pad Wrist Support Set


As a blogger, I'm on the computer ALL THE TIME. 

Even before I became a blogger I was developing carpel tunnel syndrome. 

Last year I injured my hand and now wear a brace when I work.

I am in desperate need of some wrist supports while I work.

These supports are absolutely beautiful and in my favorite color!

Compact Camera Bag for Cannon Camera


Camera Bag


Photography is part of my job as a blogger. 

I have a beautiful Cannon DSL camera, without a case to store it in. The poor thing literally sits on my desk or on a high shelf in my kitchen.

It's time to give my camera some tender love and care, and to provide opportunities to take pictures on the go.

This case will allow me to do all of that!


The Crown Season 3


The Crown Season 3 Blu-ray


If you've known me for any length of time, you know I love following the royal family. 

The Crown is one of my favorite shows. I've watched seasons 1 and 2 and anxiously waiting to begin season 3 once I receive this gift!

Big Miracle Blu-ray

Big Miracle Blu-ray


This movie has been a favorite, for quite a while. I love whales, cold weather, and native culture. Unfortunately, I've never owned it.

Now that Sunshine is home, we're a PG family when she's present. (She can't handle PG-13 movies yet.) 

This will be a great option to have on Friday night movie night to watch as a family and introduce to Sunshine.


Khaki Stretch Cotton A-Line Maxi Skirt Size X-Large

Khaki Stretch Cotton A-Line Maxi Skirt Size X-Large


Last Christmas I received this beautiful wool green and blue sweater.  I absolutely love it!

The problem is that other than jeans, I have nothing to wear it with.

This skirt will allow me to wear the sweater at church and to other events.



ZOYA Happy Holo-Days Quad

ZOYA Happy Holo-Days Quad


Polishing my nails is a form of self-care. ZOYA is my favorite brand of nail polish. 

I absolutely love darker colors and how they look with my skin tone and nails. 

This is a set that I do not own, that I can't wait to try out as it includes colors that go along with multiple outfits.

Wilton Non-Stick 9 inch Pans

Wilton Non-Stick 9 inch Pans with Lids


We make just about every meal, dessert, and snack from scratch at our house. 

Now that Sunshine is home, we're making a gluten free, corn free, soy free, dairy free, refined sugar free version of everything, along with the regular version for everything else.

Many of Sunshine's recipes are designed to be made in a 9x9 square pan, which we don't own. These pans with lids will be very helpful!


Pyrex Lids Replacement Set (9 Pack)


Pyrex Food Storage Lids 9 Pack


We use Pyrex containers and lids on a daily basis. The containers hold up really well, but after four or five years, the lids have cracked and torn.

I am so thankful that Pyrex makes lid replacements so I don't have to buy a brand new set. 

No one at our house enjoys using plastic wrap, especially since the containers aren't stackable without the lids.

Keeping things neat and organized helps my sanity so much!

To some, these Christmas gift ideas may seem silly, but to me they're perfect. 

I hope they inspire you to come up with the perfect gift for a mother in your life!

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