Winter So Cal Blog Hop and Giveaway

Happy New Year! I am so excited to be joining a fabulous group of bloggers from sunny Southern California to bring you....

Winter in Southern California is incredible! We have the best of it all. The beach is just 30 minutes away to the west and amazing skiing is just a few hours in the other direction. I can't complain. The other night, we were leaving our house and my jaw dropped! This picture perfect sunset was out for all to see!
This is what makes winter is Southern California so incredible! Just look at that sunset! It was breath taking to see.

With the New Year upon us, it is always a time to reflect and carve a path for this coming year. 2014 was a difficult year for my family, but it has made us all stronger and wiser. I hope 2015 is a little easier and brings joy to all! This coming year I want to work on PATIENCE! I need to stop sweating the little stuff, take a step back, look at the big picture and be patient.

I hope I can help you start your New Year off right with this little FREEBIE! These pages are from my Snow Much Fun Language Arts unit.

 When we return to school I will be using all the activities from this packet to get my kids excited about polar bears, penguins and of course winter!

For the FULL product, just click the picture above! It includes non-fiction reading and writing skills about polar bears and penguins, word work, comprehension skills, grammar activities, and crafts!

Now it's time for some more surprises! Freebies are fun BUT gift cards to your favorite stores are even better! How would you like to win $60 to TpT or Target or BOTH? Use the Rafflecopter below to enter for your chance to win. What a fantastic way to start of the new year, right?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

After you grab your goodies, continue the hop by heading over to visit Ali from Teaching (Powered by Caffeine).

May your 2015 be filled with joy, love and laughter the whole year through!


  1. I love So Cal sunsets, too!! Your picture is gorgeous!! I hope 2015 is filled with much happiness for you & your family!

  2. That sunset! That's one of the best things I've enjoyed about California so far!

  3. Hi Jamie! Happy New Year! I enjoyed reading your post. Gorgeous pic of the sunset! I never get tired of sunset pictures, that is for sure!
    Jessica :)

  4. Beautiful picture of that sunset! Have a wonderful year in 2015!!

  5. Happy New Year Jamie! Amazing sunset! Thanks for that cute & useful freebie!

  6. What a GREAT sunset! Thank you for sharing!
    Palma (KFUNdamentals)

  7. Happy New Year, Jaime! It's great to have been part of a blog hop with you. Thanks for sending everyone off to me! ; )

    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

  8. Your sunset picture is absolutely beautiful!!! Happy New Year!!!

  9. Happy 2015!! Here's to a year filled with patience!! Except most people say us teachers have so much patience but we are hard on ourselves. Great sunset photo too!!

  10. Hi Jaime! I love your sunset photo - it's so beautiful! I am 30 min from the beach too...maybe we are close. ;-)
    Thanks for the freebie, it's perfect for my firsties! Happy 2015!

    A Teachable Teacher

  11. Beautiful sunset that you captured with all my fave colors in one place! Thank you so much for the freebies. Can't wait to try the main ideas one with my kiddos when I get back.

  12. What a lovely picture! Thank you for the freebies and so glad to be part of the blog hop with you.
    2 Smart Wenches

  13. The sunset really is gorgeous. We have been having quite a few of those lately! Thank you for sharing the picture and the freebie.

    Teaching in Room 6

  14. There have been some AMAZING sunsets the past few weeks! I like your positive outlook for 2015 and I hope it is a great year for you and yours.

    Great to connect with another So Cal blogger!


    Fancy Free in Fourth

  15. I LOVE all your stuff Jaime :) Happy New Year!