Thursday, June 27, 2013

Birthday Celebration!

Tomorrow is my birthday and I'm in New York celebrating with my sister! Since it will be my 29th birthday {ack!} I thought it would be fun to put 29 of my favorite products on sale for 20% off!


Visit my TpT store and look for the sale button to get your discount!

My beach theme room decor has been updated and is part of the sale!

I also have some posters and supply labels to decorate your room that coordinate with my beach theme decor!
Lastly, my mom made me a new apron to go with my new color scheme! She is letting me give one away to celebrate my birthday! How sweet is she!? Look how adorable this apron is!


Just leave a comment below to enter and I will choose a winner when I'm back from my trip :)

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Try it Free Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by Try it Free Tuesday!
Each Tuesday, I will be featuring a product or two that you are able to try out for FREE!
The products will only be available for free for one day only! Of course, you will be able to purchase them on TpT after that.
{button by the fabulous Lyndsey Kuster}

I'm so very excited to share all of these awesome products with you!

Today, I have two awesome products to share with you!

The first is from Tanja, an amazing substitute teacher!
 Visit Tanja's blog {here}
Check out her TpT products {here}

Tanja is the author of Journey of a Substitute Teacher. She has been subbing for six years and enjoyscreating products that make learning fun.

Today, Tanja is offering a fun literacy center called Catch a Sentence!
Students have fun catching incorrect sentences and learning at the same time!

•Catch A Sentence: Correct and incorrect sentences. With a net, students 'catch' incorrect sentences on butterflies. The correct sentences can fly free. Then after catching all the incorrect sentences, students write down how the sentences would look correctly

.•Jar of words: Rearrange words to make sentences.

•Crawling Sentences: Rearrange words to make sentences and add punctuation.

 The second awesome product comes from Erin of Creating and Teaching.
Visit Erin's blog {here}
Check out her TpT products {here}

Erin teaches special education pre-school and works with students with autism and other severe disabilities. She will be starting her 4th year teaching in the fall, all in pre-school. 

Sweet Erin is offering her 12 month calendar headers!


You can download these products for free on June 25th ONLY! Be sure to tell your friends before time runs out!
And come back next week to download some great products from some of my favorite bloggers!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pink, Green and Blue, Oh My!

As I walked into Target a few weeks ago, look what was calling my name...
I swear I heard it from a far! Well you all know my obsession with lime green & hot pink, and I am a bin hoarder, so this was pretty much music to my ears! But I walked away people, I walked away!!! I did not buy the $3 bins in my favorite colors because I have restraint! {well that, and the ugly stripes on the pink bins really weren't doing it for me! Hear that Target! We don't like the stripes!!}

But, these bins did inspire me to introduce the pretty teal/turquoise/cerulean blue {really I can't figure out what that color is, but it's pretty!} into my classroom decor.

I started with updating my picture direction icons!
Honestly, I think this is the best classroom management tool I've ever used in my classroom! I am such a visual person and many of my students are too, so it really eliminates lots of mistakes for my kiddos who can't remember 3-step directions {which lets face it...most of them ;)}. I adhered a little magnet strip to the back of the pictures so that as I give my students a direction verbally, I can quickly add a direction icon to the board. I *finally* got smart enough to add numbers to my icons so that I don't have to write them anymore. My kids really love them too! 

Since I got some requests on Instagram after sharing my new icons, I have put them up in my TpT store!

As you can tell, along with my color obsessions, I also realllly love polka dots and chevron print. Since I couldn't decide which one to use in my classroom next year, I just went with both!

Here's what I've been designing, and will have up in my store soon!
And I'm stilllll updating my beach theme decor to compliment the rest of my decor. 

One of my sweet friends, Traci, is working on making me some *adorable* beachy clip art in my favorite colors! THANK YOU TRACI!!!

She also has the most wonderfully in-depth weekly planner available in her TpT store!
She is absolutely amazing!

...and now I need to go back to Target...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Throwback Thursday...Don't Mind if I do!

How stinkin' cute is Cara Carroll and her genius ideas!? I love her idea of a "throwback Thursday" linky because it's fun to reflect on old blog posts, and let's face it, super easy to do {and I can barely keep my eyes open as I just finished school for the year so easy takes top priority}! You can click on this button to check out her blog and join in too!


This post as on *oldie* but definitely a goodie! It's actually my most viewed post on my blog, so you've probably seen it, but in case you haven't, here it is! A great way to get organized for a new school year!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tabletop Organizer

Inspiration for the day: Tabletop Organizer!

I saw this post on A Bowl Full of Lemons and absolutely loved the idea of reorganizing my "go to" section on my teacher desk.


I got the filing basket at Target and it came with super cute file dividers!


I labeled the dividers with the 5 different piles that always seemed to be on my desk!
1. To Copy
2. To Do
3. To File
4. To Send Home
5. Next week

On the front, I added my weekly plans. I attached the plans to rings so that I can easily access future weeks and then clipped the plans onto the front of the filing basket so that I can easily remove it for planning days or when I need to add or change something. {Easily seems to be my theme here!}


Then I printed out the adorable Teacher To Do list that Michelle at Fabulous in First shared, glued it onto pink polka dot paper and laminated it. I wrote on it with a wet erase marker (vis-a-vis) so that I can easily erase my to-do list when it's to-done!

I am so excited about my new organization tool! I've already put it to use! Now I just have to figure out how to get it from the files to the proper place...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Try it Free Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by Try it Free Tuesday!
Each Tuesday, I will be featuring a product or two that you are able to try out for FREE!
The products will only be available for free for one day only! Of course, you will be able to purchase them on TpT after that.
{button by the fabulous Lyndsey Kuster}

I'm so very excited to share all of these awesome products with you!

Today I have two awesome "now and then" products to share with you!

Looking for something to use NOW? The awesome Marsha from A Differentiated Kindergarten has the perfect product for you!
Follow Marsha's blog {here}
Check out her TpT products {here}

Marsha a kindergarten teacher dedicated to the pursuit of a differentiated classroom for her students.  She loves activities that address all learning types, make instruction exciting and empower ALL young learners to find success. 

Today Marsha is offering her I Spy Signs of Summer for free!

 This common core aligned I-spy activity is differentiated to meet the readiness levels of all your students. There are three colored I Spy Picture Mats (there are also black and white versions of each of these if you prefer). Each picture provides your students with the opportunity to search for CVC, CCVC/CVCC or CVCe words using a magnifying glass. For each I-spy picture there are several recording sheets from which you can choose for your students to complete.


 Secondly, Tessa, from Tales from Outside the Classroom has something perfect for you!
 Follow Tessa's blog {here}
Check out her products on TpT {here}

Tessa has worked K-8 for the last 7 years in a variety of formats.  Her blog shares many stories of this non-traditional teacher.

Have you been searching for some cute decor for your classroom next year? Don't fret!
Try some Yellow and White Chevron decor!
 It includes calendar cards, word wall cards, number lines, alphabet lines and more!



You can download these products for free on June 18th ONLY! Be sure to tell your friends before time runs out!
And come back next week to download some great products from some of my favorite bloggers!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

More ABCs and Thinking About the Beach!

For those of you who have been asking, I finally uploaded A-Z practice D'Nealian version!

It is the same as my other A-Z practice pages, just with different tracing fonts!

Here's a peek at some of the pages:


This pack is available in my TpT and TN shops!

With three more days until school is out for summer, I've also had the beach on my mind!! For someone who lives so close to the beach, I sure don't visit it enough! {I really need to change that!} But I LOVE beachy themes, so why not bring it into the classroom!?

I am working on updating my current beach theme and adding more polka dots and chevron print because they're just so darn cute!
I'm hoping to have these ideas ready to share with you all soon!

Enjoy your Father's Day!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Classroom Decor Pins Linky Party!


Sooo I'm kind of obsessed with pinning classroom decor pictures. Aren't you?? When I saw Ashley was hosting a fun linky party to share your top 10 favorite classroom decor pins, I knew I had to join. Except I'm not sure how I'm going to narrow it down to just 10 ;) You will also notice my obsession with hot pink and lime green ;)

Click on each picture to find the source!

{1}
I love this little writing corner! I also love how there is a bucket for erasers!

{2}
Everything about Gladys' room is adorable!!! The owl accents pull at my heart strings a little ;)

{3}
How cute is that table!? OMG, so there was definitely a cute little table by the dumpster a few weeks ago that needed a little TLC, and I didn't pick it up!!! WHY!??!

{4}
Maria's classroom is SO cute!! I love how she hangs her students' projects! And her book baskets are so darn cute!

{5}
I love these extra supply labels! And how they are clipped on! Too cute!

{6}
Black, white and polka dots. Enough said!

{7}
Such an adorable way to display the daily schedule!

{8}
 Cute way to spruce up clear drawers! {can you tell I'm obsessed with Maria??}

{9}
Utilizing the sides of your filing cabinet! Yes, please!

{10}
I love this board dedicated to anchor charts! And clothespins again...

Well there you have it! My top 10 favorites pins!
{that was like having to choose my favorite child!}

Link up with Ashley and share your favorite pins so that I can find more ideas ;)
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