Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas for the Classroom Giveaway

Oh, do I have a treat for you today!
 Some lovely bloggers and I are joining together to make this Christmas extra special for our blog followers!  We have treat for you... a really BIG giveaway with teachers in mind!  It's Christmas for the Classroom!
Around this time of year, many of you are reinvesting in classroom supplies. Perhaps things that you purchased in August for back to school may be in need of replenishing, or maybe you just want to get something new and different for the classroom and are secretly hoping Santa drops some extras off to you in your school stocking. :)
Maybe you have a big ticket item that you DREAM about having in your classroom, but it is just too costly....maybe...a LASER PRINTER, perhaps? ;)

YES! That's RIGHT!  Some of my blogging friends and I are giving away a beautiful HP laser printer to one of our lucky readers this holiday season. You can enter right here:

But, wait!
Santa's blogging elves are NOT finished spreading their holiday cheer!

Each of us are hosting individual giveaways on our blogs that consist of ALL SORTS of amazing teacher stuff!

For you, I am giving away some of my favorite tools to help little readers attend to print!
A 40-piece set of LED finger lights 
A 24-pack of monster finger pointers!

You can enter here, then continue on to enter all of the other Christmas for the Classroom giveaways!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

November Closer Look {Blog Hop!}

Hi everyone! 

I am teaming up with some of my great teacher/blogging friends to bring you another Take a Closer Look blog hop featuring one of our favorite November productsWe want to give you a closer look and a FREEBIE from the unit to try out with your class! Woop Woop!

Come and check out one of my activities from my

Like it? Love it?

Gotta have it? 

We are throwing a 15% sale for the next two days to celebrate! 

And now, I'm sending you off to another amazing freebie! 

Hope on over to Ms. Jackson's blog. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Easy fall bulletin board

Hey everyone! It is FALL, people! :)

 Now that the back to school rush and excitement are a thing of the past, we are all immersed in the trenches of curriculum. That leaves little time for the "extras" we all know and {cough} love. 
Things like...oh, hallway bulletin boards.  
Ain't nobody got time for those! 
I'm here with a quick and easy fall bulletin board idea that can be adjusted for just about any grade level. 
Did I mention how quick and easy it is?
And best thing of all... you can put it up in October and it will last thru Thanksgiving!

Fall book recommendations!

1. I had my kids pull an image from Amazon of their book recommendation and paste it in to Powerpoint. 
(Primary friends could give you the name of their book and you could have a parent or aide help with this.)

2. They made a text box with their name and fancied up the font. 

3. Print. 

4. Glue or staple to a piece of construction paper. 

5. Add some leaves or raffia.


Here is what mine looked like up close:

Easy, right? 
And... we have gotten a lot of "interaction" with it-- kids stop all day long to look and I even saw a few writing some titles down! *Score!*

Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Closer Look Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! 

Remember our blog hop last month before the big BTS sale? 
The one where 10 of us gave a freebie sample of our best sellers?? 

Well, we are at it again! This time, we are offering up a freebie sample of our favorite Fall product! 

I wanted to give you a closer look at one of my favorite Fall products from my store....
Halloween Activities and Centers for 1st grade!

You will get...
Pumpkin Observations
Pumpkin Life Cycle Flip Book


Spooky Sentences
Halloween Vowel Short & Stretch
Spooky Syllable Sort
Bubble Map Madness
Halloween Tree Maps
Halloween Non-fiction Books

Halloween Mix-Up
Whooo Has More?
Candy Corn Addition
Bats in the Barn Sums of 10
Going Batty for 10s!
Virtual Pumpkin Carving

Here is a FREEBIE from that pack to share with you!
Click the picture below to download it.
And now, I'm sending you off to another amazing freebie! 
Hope on over to Kathy's blog!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

This & That

Hey everyone! 
Good news... we are in the second week of 5th grade.... and... 

I AM ALIVE!!! (!)

Actually, alive & IN LOVE!
 No, really. L.O.V.E.!!!

I am seriously having a moment.

It may be the honeymoon stage, or whatever, but 5th grade is seriously so. much. fun! 
The kids are big, yes.

But I can actually have CONVERSATIONS with them.
Yes, all my kindergarten teacher friends. 
REAL conversations. With the kids. 




The can do things INDEPENDENTLY. 
Seriously, I forgot kids can do that the first 5 months of school.

(one more thing)

I don't feel like I got run over by a semi when I get home from work!
Seriously, good stuff here, people!!

Okay, since we are being honest here, I have to list the cons.

None of the kids have told me how much they love me,
and I have only gotten like 2 hugs since the first day of school.

the year is still young. :)

Anywhoo, I am sorry that I don't have lots of great pictures to share...
 BUT, I did manage to snap a few as I was walking out the other day.

Random, yes.

But fun nonetheless! :)

 My welcome back Instagram door!
The kids drew selfies the first day of school.

Close Reading Anchor Chart. We are learning about Human Rights and doing LOTS of close reading.

Random side note: See that pencil sharpener? It's a School Smart Electric Sharpener.
Going on 3 years and STILL GOING STRONG. It's from Amazon and you can get it here.
Worth every penny!  

Have a great week!