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?

Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday Meet Me

Today, I am linking up once again with The Teaching Tribune so that you can learn a little more about me!

I've been blogging for a couple of years now.  First I started off over at 2nd Grade Pad while I was teaching 2nd grade.  Last year was my first year in 4th grade so I decided that blog needed a rest and I created this blog.  Keep reading, to get to know me just a little bit better!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

It's All Fun & Games This Summer!

Are you ready for a summer full of relaxation and rejuvenation?
How about some fun and games?
Well I've teamed up with some fabulous friends, who also happen to be amazing bloggers, for

We know that right now you're probably not even thinking about next school year and dreaming of the leisurely days of summer, but we know that in a blink of an eye summer will be over.
So we wanted to add some fun and excitement to this summer.
Follow along with us for giveaways, contests and FREEBIES!
There will be something new every week and a ton of fun along the way.
If you "play your cards right" you just might be a winner.

Today kicks off all of the fun with a game of Crazy 8s!
Be sure to tune into my Facebook page for all of the details.

Be sure to get in on all the fun while you can, because once it's back to school time, it'll be "game over".
So, what do you think...are you game?

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Worksheet Wednesday

Are you having fun yet?

I am!  I am really enjoying having things to blog about for the summer.

Today is Worksheet Wednesday!  I am once again linking up over at The Teaching Tribune to share my worksheet.

My one-page worksheet is from my best-seller "Let's Learn About Poetry".  Just click on the picture below to download, or visit my store to download it from the preview where you can also find the lesson plan for it.

I'm also putting the entire unit on sale, just in case you would like more.  It's one of my kiddos very favorites (and mine too), they LOVE making the book!

Happy Hump Day!  Today is my final day of post-planning.   Yippee!!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Two For Tuesday and a Bonus!

It's another day of Summer Blogging!

Today is Two For Tuesday (or as we say in the South... Twofer... yep, it becomes one word with a southern drawl!)  ;-)

The two products you can find for 50% off in my store today are.... (drum roll please)

4th Grade Math Bundle - Get all 4 units for only $11!!!

And for my 2nd grade friends - 2nd Grade Math Bundle - Get all 4 units for only $11!!!

Here is my bonus item!
I made this calendar for my principal.  It matches her office.  I had so many people commenting on it wanting one, that I made it into an EDITABLE format with lots of "how-to" info to help you complete your own.  I just sent my files on-line to a local store to print and bind for me.  I was so very excited and pleased with the results. It will remain 50% off until tonight.  ONLY $3!!!!

Do you follow me on Facebook?  You really should, you know.  I'm not always so great about blogging, but I can actually manage Facebook... haha.  All of my products are also 50% off for the first 48 hours.  I have flash freebies, and even limited $1 sales.  These are all posted on facebook, so be sure that you "LIKE" my page, and then click on the actual like button again and check "GET NOTIFICATIONS" or you will not see my posts.

Have a great Tuesday!  

Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday Meet-Up Summer Blogging!

Hi Y'all!

It's time to kick off summer blogging!

We've got a whole summer blogging series going on over at The Teaching Tribune to make your life fun and easy during these summer months, so come on over and join in on the fun!  Mondays-Friday each have a different theme, so be sure to check them all out!

Today is Monday Meet-up to learn more about one of my bloggy friends, Cyndie.

Now, Cyndie and I have never met in real-life, but let me tell you, we chat almost everyday.  I sometimes think I'm closer to her than the friends I do see face-to-face!

You can find Cyndie blogging over at Chalk One Up For the Teacher.  She also has an AWESOME store of the same name on TPT.

Today is the day, find a bloggy friend to join in with you and join the fun.  Let's meet some more friends.  Just grab the blank picture to fill in over at The Teaching Tribune.  Hope to meet you there!