The January Packet

Hello, dear friends! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and a lovely winter break! Due to some cruel unfortunate coincidences my husband and I have had to move over Christmas for the past 3 years and so I've been a bit busy doing that.  Luckily a Christmas miracle took place and our neighbors and friends came out of the woodwork to help us get everything done.  We had time to spare before Christmas Eve to finish up our shopping and spend time with those we love!

It has been great, and yet I confess I always feel just a little bit down after Christmas is over.  The 26th of December is always rough for me, but then I remember that New Year's is just around the corner and we have so many happy things to look forward to!  I love the turning of the old year into the new.  The thought of 2014 fills me with promise and hope!  Who knows what will happen this year?
I'm banking on something big... ;)

With the beginning of a new year comes the beginning of January of course and I am excited to announce my newest packet, The January Packet!

I've really enjoyed making and using these little packets (you can see October, November, and December in my TPT store). I think this one is the best (and definitely the biggest) yet!  There are over 70 pages of great math, literacy, and just-for-fun pages that are all neat and Common Core aligned! Here are some pictures below to give you a glimpse of the resources you can find in this packet!

There is even a bonus bunting banner that spells out, "January" for you to decorate your classroom!

The January Packet will be on sale throughout the first week of January!
Click right here or the picture below to purchase!

I'm going to put my January Currently here at the end of this post!
I wish you all a very happy new year!  Hurray for 2014!


  1. Hi Bethany, Just found you on Farley's Currently and I always love to to find new first grade blogs! I am your newest follower. I love your ideas. Best wishes for 2014.
    First Grade by the Sea

    1. Thank you so much! I'm excited to head over and check out your blog!

  2. We do the same thing on Christmas Eve! It is my favorite tradition. Love your January packet, there are some great practice pages in there. I think we met at the Utah blogger meet up...I hope we will have the chance to meet again.

    Terri Izatt

    1. It really is so special. And thank you! I hope we can meet again, too!

  3. I came over from Currently!
    I am watching Saving Mr. Banks right now with my 19 year old who is home from college....we're still trying to wrap our head around why she is so harsh!
    Anyway, I am your newest follower!
    Happy New Year!
    Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas!
    Fern Smith's Pinterest Boards!

    1. Thank you so much! It really was quite the emotional movie...I was puzzling things out from beginning to end. Happy New Year!

  4. I found you through Currently. I'm hoping to see Saving Mr. Banks real soon! Good luck in 2014!

    Sally from Elementary Matters