Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Made It! Classroom Library,Clipboards and a Freebie!

I'm linking up with Tara once again for Monday Made It!

I wanted to show you pics from my classroom library.  I'm so proud of how it turned out!  

 I also made these little AR circle tags for my tubs.

You can get these labels here for free!

I wanted 2 new clipboards to match my new theme so I made these also:

stripes on the front:

chevron on the back:

I'm going to be SUPER busy this week.  Last week before we go back for in-service next Monday!  I don't know how much I'll be able to post.  Not only am I getting my room ready for school, I am helping my bestie with her brand new classroom!  She finally go a teaching job and will be teaching first grade.  (Not in my school though :(  
I still want to post classroom pics as soon as I am able.

Have a great week!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I'm part of another giveaway!

I have really enjoyed being a part of several giveaways this summer.  It's been a great way to meet other bloggers and see some great products.  

Kristin over at Teach n' Tex is having a 3 for 3 giveaway! Check it out!

Only 4 days left!  Hurry on over!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

We Have a Winner and a New Product!

Thank yo so much to everyone who entered my 100 follower giveaway!  It was a huge success and was so much fun!  The winner was Linda Ott!  Linda check your email!

I decided I couldn't choose just one so the second winner will receive 2 products from my store.  Congratulations to Brigitte Hokaj!  (Check your email too!)

I also finished a project I had been working on for awhile! 
Check it out:

Here are a few examples:

There are 2 choices for every prompt - one in color or one in black and white.

Check it out by clicking on one of the pictures above!

Still working hard in my classroom - cleaning, organizing and purging!  I promise pics to come when I get finished!

Have a great week!

Friday, July 19, 2013

1 day left for my Giveaway! (check out another giveaway!)

There's only 1 day left to enter my 100 follower giveaway!
I also wanted to let you know about another giveaway!  Em and Maria over at Curious Firsties are celebrating 200 followers!  

I donated my "All About the Number..."

Head on over to both and enter before it's too late!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Black and White Polka Dot ABC Charts - Don't Forget About My Giveaway!

I posted ABC charts a few weeks back that were blue, yellow, green and pink polka dots.  I had a request from one of my teachers for a black and white polka dot background to match her room.  So I decided to post those on TpT too!  Soooo, for all you black and white kinda decorators, here you go:

Click on either pic above to check it out!

Don't forget about my 100 follower giveaway!  3 DAYS LEFT!  Head on over to enter:
I've been working in my classroom for a week and a half.  I've redecorated and am totally going through every nook and cranny cleaning, rearranging and purging.  It's taking FOREVER but well worth the time!  I will be so much happier this year to be so organized!  Hopefully I'll get some pictures posted soon!

Have a great rest of the week!

Monday, July 15, 2013

100 Follower Giveaway!

I'm so excited!  I actually hit 100 followers!  I totally can't believe it!  

Who knew that just a few short months ago when I sent that first little post out into cyber space that I would actually make it this far.  It's time to celebrate with a little giveaway!  

I'm giving away winners choice of 2 items from my TpT store.

I had a few special friends donate items - check them out!

(Click on the picture to go to their TpT store.)
(Click on the name underneath to go to their blog.)

This giveaway will run until Saturday Night - July 20.

Have a great week!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Check Out These Giveaways!

Amanda's having a Fabulous Giveaway!  She's hit 400 followers!
I donated my All About the Number Pack.

Click on her button above to enter her giveaway!  Good luck!

I'm almost ready to post my own giveaway!  100 followers - I still can't believe it!  Check back tomorrow!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Last Call for Giveaway Donations!

I just hit 100 followers a few days ago and am asking for donations for my giveaway.  I'm giving it until Sunday night and then I'll post my giveaway.  If you're interested in helping please email me and then I'll email you what I need.  I am so honored that I have that many followers!

Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Liebster Award - I feel so honored!

Oh my goodness!  I am so honored!  I was nominated by Andrew at Mr. First Grade for a Liebster award!  
The Liebster Award is an award for new blogs. Liebster is a German word that means beloved, cute, lovely, dearest and welcome! 

I can't believe it!  I just started this little blog last October and can't believe that I have hit the 100 follower milestone!  I honestly never expected to have very many followers and I am excited every time I see that number increase!

Here are the rules for accepting this nomination: 
1. Link back to the blog that nominated me.
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 250 followers.
3. Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator.
4. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees.
6. Contact your nominees by commenting on their blog or sending them an email to communicate the nomination.

Here's the question I have to answer:
1. What's the last book you finished?
I honestly can’t remember the last book I’ve read.  (isn’t that horrible!?!?)  I just finished Grad School and haven’t had time to read for pleasure!

2. When did you decide to become a teacher?
I‘ve always wanted to be a teacher.  I can’t remember ever wanting to be anything different.

3. Do you have any advice for new teachers?
Teach from the heart!  There are SO many different ideas and ways of doing things that you can get pretty overwhelmed and feel like you have to DO IT ALL!   Listen to your heart.  You know what’s best for you and your students.  Go from there!

4. How do you unwind after a day at school?
I enjoy my time on my computer after school.  Checking other blogs and getting new ideas.

5. What's your dream vacation?
I would absolutely love to go to Ireland.  I’m an Irish girl!

6. How do you stay on top of that pile of paperwork?
I get pretty anal about organization and usually can’t stand for things to pile up.  I ALWAYS clear my table before I leave so that it’s clear when I start the next day.

7. Favorite sweet treat?

8. Favorite movie?
Oh man - tough question.  I don’t watch many movies and not sure I could come up with just one.

9. Favorite food?
Brownies!  (Does that count as food?)  J

10. Why did you start blogging?
I had been following several blogs and was so inspired by them that I wanted to do it myself.  I’ve always been one to want to share my thoughts and ideas with others and now I can do that!  I’ve loved every minute of it!

11. What was the best advice you ever received?
Wear Sunscreen!

11 Random Facts about me:
1. I ran a half marathon in 2010.
2. I’ve never seen a single movie of the Twilight series.
3. I bungee jumped when I was in high school.
4. I didn’t have a car until I was married.
5. I climbed a 14, 000 foot mountain with my youth group in High School.
6. My favorite snack every day is my Sonic Diet Dr. Pepper!
7. I really don’t like to cook.
8. I absolutely LOVE to sing!  I sing at church and every other place I get the chance.
9. I traveled to England, Scotland, and Wales with my show choir group in College.  We performed about 7 different places.
10. I don’t mind washing dishes but I hate doing laundry!
11. I’m learning the song “Marry Me” by Train right now.  I’m singing it in a friend’s wedding in 2 weeks.

I'm nominating:

Question for my nominees:
1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What is your favorite cereal?
3. What is your favorite subject to teach?
4. If you were an animal, which one would you be?
5. What’s the smallest class size you’ve had?  The biggest?
6. What is your favorite snack?
7. What is your dream vacation?
8. Why did you decide to teach?
9. What is your favorite movie?
10. What is your favorite hobby (hobbies)?
11. Do you have any pets?

Thanks again Andrew!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Little Freebie For You!

I wanted to share a little freebie with you.  This was the cute pink tote I scored on my vacation.  

I decided to use it for my firsties' lunchboxes.  I tied this label to it because let's face it - it has to be cute - right?!?! You can download the sign here.

(I left space at the top to be able to punch holes to fit the ribbon through.)

I'm gearing up for my 100 followers giveaway and have no idea how to do the google document thing to ask people to donate.  If you might be interested in donating an item for my giveaway please email me!  I'll get back with you in a day or two.  Thank you so much!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Dollar Tree, Target Dollar Spot and Hobby Lobby - a Dangerous Combination!

Oh man!  I went shopping today and my, oh my - I got some goodies!

Dollar Tree

I go a little crazy for buckets and baskets and couldn't pass these up!  I'm using the binder clips for numbers on their little cubbies instead of sticky labels.  

(Found the idea on Pinterest)
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I loved the trays (I bought 3 of each color).  I think I'm going to use them for guided reading groups when we are using letters to scramble and unscramble sight words.  Using the trays will help them stay in place and hopefully they won't be all over my table.

Target Dollar Spot

I am a sucker for their little tins!  I use them for everything!  I can always use duck tape and post its!

Hobby Lobby

I found the little cups for 34 cents a piece!  I bought 2 of each color.  I'm super psyched about the poufs.  there were 3 in a package for $4.99.  (I put one together to show you)  I'm going to use that piece of fabric to make a little pillow for my reading chair.

I'm so excited about my finds!  What all have you bought?

(btw - I just hit 100 followers today on bloglovin'.  I foresee a little giveaway soon!)

Have a great week!
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