Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two for Tuesday

Sad, sad news....

It is my official last day home for the summer.  I go back to school tomorrow!

WHERE did summer go?  It just seems like yesterday that we finished up the year.

In all actuality it is the shortest summer on record in all of 27 years of teaching.  

The first time EVER that I will have worked during every single month of the year.

BOO!!!  HOOO!!!!!

In anticipation that you will be going back soon also, I have put 2 products on sale for 50% off today (and tomorrow since some of you might not get your notification of this post until Wednesday in your Blog Lovin' feed).

I am offering one for my 2nd grade friends and one for my 4th grade friends!

I used this 2nd grade math spiral EVERY day in my classroom when I taught 2nd grade.  It gives a quick daily review of all concepts.  I could tell that it really made a difference for my students.


So, of course, when I moved to 4th grade, I knew I couldn't do it without a math spiral for my 4th graders.  All of the math teachers in my grade used this 4th grade math spiral EVERY day in our classrooms this past year.  Our standardized test scores rose quite a bit.  We all contributed it to the use of this spiral.


About now, you are probably thinking "Oh, my school would NEVER allow me to make so many copies"  (at least that's what I think since we only have a set amount of copies to make each month)!

The great news is...  There are NO copies to make with these!


Yep, you heard me.

I project these onto my big screen each day.

See the previews for each by clicking on the picture.

I hope this 50% off all year unit will help you get your year off to a great start!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fun & Games Memory

It's time for more Fun and Games!

Several members of The Teaching Tribune have joined together to create this fun game. Do you know all of the members? 

Today we will be playing Memory.

 Hop around to find the pictures posted on their FB pages. Keep track of whose picture matches whose. Then head on over to the Teaching Tribune to enter the pairs of matching pictures. You have to have them all in order to be entered to win! What’s the prize you ask? One lucky person will win these fabulous classroom buzzers! 


Did you know that when you like our Facebook pages, you also need to click the drop-down  menu and choose "Get Notifications"?  Yes, just liking our page won't let you get our postings, freebies, ideas, giveaways, and so much more!  You'll miss out on lots and lots of goodies without doing that extra click.  Be sure to click the "following" button also.  I've got lots of great things going on over at my Facebook page and don't want you to miss any of it!  :-)


Be sure you do the above.  I've got some great things headed your way!  :-)

Because that's just...

Sunday, June 29, 2014

It's All Fun and Games this Summer: A Hopscotch Freebie Blog Hop!

My bloggy friends and I have been having a Summer of Fun and Games.  This time...

You don't want to miss out on any of the fun!  Be sure to follow me on Facebook so that you'll know when it's time for the next game!

My freebie is a game called Hopscotch!  How ironic is that?


 This game is great for your Language Arts Centers to help students with spelling!

It is part of a larger unit, that is on sale for 50% off.


 Just click on the pictures to download!

Keep on hopping and grab some more freebies!  You're not finished yet!


Monday, June 23, 2014

Two for Tuesday - Fun in the Sun!

Summer has officially arrived, so today I am putting these units on sale.

Just click on the Titles to see more!

Monday Meet-up 3 Random Things about Me

It's time for another Monday Meet-up!


Here are three random things about me!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Want to Join my (Creating) Class?

I have been contemplating something for awhile.  Starting a class to teach others to create their own products!  
(I hope I'm not crazy or shooting my self in the TPT $$ foot!)

However, it's an idea I've revisited for over a year now that just wouldn't let go.

Ever since I started teaching (way before some of you were even born... HA!), I have always made my own products.  I just felt that my ideas were as good (usually better, if I'm honest) than what was found in the trade books.  I also got tired of buying a resource book for $19.95 and then only using a page or so. 

When I first started teaching I had to do it the old fashioned way of REALLY cutting and pasting!  :-)

When I discovered TPT, I realized this was the avenue for me.  However, I had no clue how to even begin!  I jumped in with both feet and self-taught myself through trial and error and asking a question here and a question there (didn't want to irritate any one person too badly!).

Now, I am offering my services to teach YOU how to make your own products.  Some of you will not have the time and would much rather pay than to join in.  Believe me, I completely understand!

Some of you, might want to give it a whirl and see if you can do the same for your own classroom.

And the rest of you, might just be like me and have ideas galore in your head.  (I tell my husband, it's scary at all the things in there that I need to get out and into a product!)  

If you fall into one of the last 2 categories, you might just want to join this summer class to learn more.  Whether for yourself and your own classroom or to open a TPT store and start making money, this is your answer!

There is a small fee of $25 to join.  Think of it as investing in your future!  :-)

(And you can count it off on taxes also!)

Although newsletters and "class" will be concluded, the FB group will continue with discussions, support and guidance.  You will be AMAZED at what you are producing by August.  We've got to have some products ready for your classroom! 

This offer will only be good until Sunday afternoon (June 15, 2014).  So don't miss out!  Spend your summer learning.  After all, isn't that what many of us spend our summer doing?  

I look forward to hearing from you!  

That's just...
My Kind of Teaching

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Today I'm linking up with the FABULOUS Miss DeCarbo over at Sugar and Spice for her Wordless Wednesday linky.  After all, I am on vacation and just can't think too hard right now!  HA!

Look at what I got free, simply by asking on my Facebook page if anyone had any games for the classroom they would like to sell!  What have you gotten for free just by asking?