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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Happy Holidays Linky!

So I just got back from my weekly grocery shopping trip and I wore flip flops!  You may think that's not a big idea but I live in OHIO!  It's the weekend before Winter Break and it's close to 70 degrees outside.  Anyway, I got home to find a post for this linky and decided to participate.

 I thought this would be fun to do and in addition, you can find some new blogger buddies to follow, not to mention follow mine if you are new here!  So take a peek below and I will do my best to answer all the fun questions!

1.  My favorite holiday song...Jingle Bell Rock!
2. My favorite guilty pleasure food....Um...Potato Latkes!  I never have the fried smell in my house any other time of the year except in December when celebrating Hanukkah!
3.  Favorite Holiday Tradition...Sleeping in late on my break!
4.  Favorite Holiday Book...I love "The Magic Dreidel" and "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblin". So hard to choose just one.
5. Favorite Act of Kindness...shopping for items on our "Giving Tree" that is set up at school! I love fancy wrapping and have a wrapping station in my basement so it's always fun!
6.  Favorite Holiday Memory...Since Hanukkah lasts 8 nights, one night was designated for a different part of the family.  Hanukkah is truly a minor holiday and it always seemed we got pajamas one night and underwear another night!
7.  Favorite Holiday Childhood Gift-  I don't really remember anything specific.  That's awful!
8.  Favorite Holiday Craft-  We used to make menorahs out of Popsicle sticks.
9.  Favorite Holiday Movie- Home Alone
10. Favorite place to shop for holiday gifts-  I'm a fan of online shopping these days.  I think my neighbors might think I have a problem.
11. I hope Santa brings me...If Santa stops here, he has the wrong address!
12.  My favorite product... my new December Word Work!  While I have used this activity forever, I find it to be one of the most versatile activities in my store as far as usable in various grade levels and for differentiating in a single classroom.

December Word Work- Magnetic Letter Move Around

So best wishes to you and  yours for a wonderful holiday season and great 2016.  I hope to see more of you around here on my blog, on Instagram at taryns_unique_learning, on TPT (follow by clicking the green star at the top of the page!), on  Teachers Pay Teachers , and on Facebook at Taryn's Unique Learning- Facebook Page Facebook  !


  1. I love your story of receiving underwear as a gift!

    1. Hah! I thought everyone got underwear, pj's, and socks for the holidays. Apparently, we were kept in the dark! :)

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  3. Ha I loved your flip flop comment coming from Vegas we often wear ours in the "winter". It has been crazy cold the last few days here. They are forecasting 48 for a high on Tuesday. I ALWAYS give the kids underwear for Christmas lol, it is a tradition in our house, that and socks!

    1. I love Vegas Michelle. And glad to know underwear isn't just a Hanukkah Tradition! :)

  4. Oh I forgot about Home Alone!! Love that movie!!~ Jacqueline from The Little Ladybug Shop :-)!

    1. It's been ages since I've seen it. I do love anything Charlie Brown and Pnuts (old school!). Love those Charlie Brown Christmas trees/twigs!

  5. Thanks for linking up! I read your comment about wearing flip flops and thought you MUST be from Texas too, because our weather here has been crazy lately. We've also had 70 degree weather. I can't believe it's that hot in Ohio! I have to admit that I've never had homemade potato latkes but I've heard they are yummy. I hope you at least got some fun underwear!
    Southern Fried Teachin’

  6. Hah! Not even underwear this year! :) Thanks for the opportunity to link up! I loved reading your blog and loved this idea! the latkes were delish. You must try sometime. Very simple and oh so tasty!