On the Fifth Day of Christmas ...

04 December 2011
I'm SO excited to be hosting Day 5 of TBA's 25 Days of Christmas Gifts!!!  Here we go ... sing along ...

On the fifth day of Christmas, Runde's Room gave to me
     five (x ten) Christmas treats,
     four borrowed ideas,
     three pinterest boards,
     two Christmas freebies,
     and a Baileys recipe.

5.  Five (x 10) Christmas Treats:

Rachel Lynette, from Minds in Bloom, has put together a fantastic (free) Holiday ebook with over 50 Holiday tips and freebies from TeacherspayTeachers authors.  If you haven't downloaded your copy yet, be sure you do - and please share these ideas with other teachers in your building.  There's something for EVERYBODY!  Click HERE to download your copy from TeacherspayTeachers, or HERE to download from google docs (click on file and download).  ENJOY!

4.  Four Borrowed Ideas:

I've borrowed four fabulous holiday ideas from Meet The Dubiens.  Jill (who just happens to be my sister) has put together so many fabulous holiday ideas to keep you busy through the month of December - from fun food Fridays to hand made Christmas gifts.  Click on the pictures below to bring you to each post.  And if you do stop by, be sure to wish her a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!

Adorable thumbprint Christmas ornaments (SO cute I think I'll be making a set for our tree).

Snowman cupcakes - how cute are these???  I LOVE anything with snowmen, so these are definitely on my to-do list.

And how cute would these little milk bottles be paired with the snowman cupcakes???

And perhaps my absolute favourite - her Ultimate DIY Holiday Gift Guide.  My nephew LOVES his lego table, and she has made an adorable Tea Party table for my niece.

3.  Three Pinterest Boards:

I've got a little pinspiration for you.  Here are my 3 holiday pinterest boards.  Click on the pictures to see my boards.

Holidays in the Classroom

Christmas Crafts

Christmas Baking

2.  Two Christmas Freebies:

Here are two of my Christmas Freebies.  If you haven't downloaded them yet, just click on the pictures to get your own copies.  ENJOY!

Christmas Cootie Catchers - so much fun!

Christmas Word Problems - Winter and holiday themed word problems to display over the projector or under your document camera.

1.  And a Baileys Recipe:

My perfect after dinner coffee in the winter (and perhaps Sunday morning coffee) has a shot of Baileys in it.  I've been wanting to make my own for a while, and yesterday I did it.  I couldn't test it out though, as I had to run my daughter to a Saturday night soccer game.  But yes, my Sunday morning coffee today was ... special!!!  I altered this recipe from a few recipes I had seen online.  Yummy!!!

I wish you all a VERY happy Sunday!!!  I've got a fun family day planned - finish decorating the Christmas tree, bake some cookies with my girls, and a snowman craft later this afternoon.  Good times!!!


  1. I love your freebies! The Christmas Cootie Catchers are the best!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

  2. These are fun! I can't wait to share them with the kids (and they'll see that Cootie Catchers can say NICE things inside, too!). Thank you!

  3. I'm now following your boards. So many great ideas! Thanks for hosting today.

  4. Wow - you went ALL out. I think my favorite will be the Bailey's recipe!!! We are all blessed by your generosity.


  5. Thanks for all your inspiration! I nominated you for the Sunshine Award for all you do!!


  6. What a wonderful collection of Christmas goodies!! Thank you so much for sharing and for hosting Day #5, you are so generous!! I can't wait to check out your cootie catchers!!
    Good Morning Mrs Rubie

  7. I have little snowmen in my window that Elizabeth and I made.

  8. WOW! WOW! WOW! Thanks so much-my 6th graders will LOVE the cootie catchers! I'm thinking about taking the week before Christmas and possibly do LOTS of fun stuff! :)


  9. Thanks, everyone! I had a great day with the family (will probably post our craft tomorrow), and now I'm trying to get some work done before tomorrow.

  10. Hi Jen:
    How bad is it that I scrolled right down to the Bailey's recipe and then worked my way back up the list?!
    Thanks for all of the treasures... I just added whipping cream and condensed milk to my shopping list!

    Happy celebrating,

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  11. Kim - you're a girl after my own heart! ;)

  12. From a retired teacher that misses the classrom, this is a wonderful site!!!

  13. WOW! What a great post! I'm right with you on the Baileys Too!
    Marcia :)

  14. Hello-I tried to access your christmas cootie catcher but the link does not work.
    If you could send me an email I would appreciate it very much!!!

  15. Kristin, the TpT site seems to be acting up today (it's been slow and cranky all day - must be Monday) ;).
    I tried twice through the link, and couldn't download it either, but it worked the third time. Give it another try in a bit - hopefully the site will be working well by then. You can also get to the product through my store link at the top of my sidebar on the right side of this page. My Christmas Cootie Catchers is my primary free product on my TpT page (top right side). Hope this helps ... if it's still not working for you let me know again and I'll send them to you (they're saved on a different computer than what I'm on right now).

  16. Thank you so much for sharing, I'm looking for a gift for my students & parents ( I know last minute, that seems to be me lately), anyway, thanks so much!

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