Winter Centers – Gone in a Flash!

I had so much fun with my last flash freebie that I decided to do it again, this time with my newest finished teaching eSource, Winter Centers.

Jan Centersjpg_Page1


I’m a little late to the party with this center, but let me tell you a story about how they came to be.  I sat down to make a recording sheet to go along with my alphabetizing center for the month of January.  After I made the recording sheet, I looked at my raggedy old alphabetizing cards that I’ve used the past 5 years and thought, “Let me just whip up some new cards to go with my recording sheet.”  So I did.

Then I looked at my Polar Bear Fishy Facts center.  Next to my shiny, new alphabetizing center, the dingy graphics and bent cards looked, well, sad.  So I thought, “How long can it take to whip out new fish and polar bears.  After all, I have this awesome graphics set from Primary Paradise that would work perfectly.”  So I did.


Then I thought, “I need a center to work with our math unit of place value. Surely that will be easy enough to put together.”  So I did.

Finally, I had one empty board left in my library center, and our newest spelling list introduces silent E, so — well, you know the rest.

So 5 days, 41 pages,  approximately 25 hours of work, and two too many 2:30 nights later, “Winter Centers – “Snow” Much Learning Fun” was born.   I truly had no intention of putting together a set of winter centers.  I was thinking February.  But these winter centers were demanding to be made, so I went with them.   Is that how it works for you all as well?

To celebrate going to bed at 12:30  last night instead of 2:30 — who knew the difference that extra two hours could make — I’m have a two-hour flash freebie.  It is now 2:00 PM EST on Sunday, January 13.  For the next two hours, “Winter Centers – “Snow” Much Learning Fun” will be free!  But hurry because this offer will be gone in a flash!

If you missed the flash freebie, this teaching eSource will be available for $5.50 in my store.

Good luck!


10 thoughts on “Winter Centers – Gone in a Flash!

    • Thank you. It is chock full of centers, and knowing teachers, you all will think of many other ways to use the materials.

    • Thank you! Flash freebies are fun. I’ve seen others do them on Facebook, so thought I would give it a try.

  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH! This completely fits the bill for what I was looking for this week. I went to the teaching store and overspent as usual and didn’t have anything left for last minute additions.You are a life saver. My kids have AIMSWeb testing this week and I needed something they could do as they filter in and out of my classroom.

  2. Sounds like me…staying up to the wee hours of the morning creating something I didn´t intend to do:) I love seeing the finished product though, don´t you?:) BTW I love your flash freebie idea…I´ll have to start doing that:) Thank You too, I downloaded it…going to go see if it´s done…

    • Thank you! I’m so glad to know I’m not the only one who stays up too late creating things I didn’t intend to create. And you’re right, I do love seeing the finished product!

      The flash freebies are fun! You should try it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s