Monday, August 17, 2015

Bonus Sale!

We all have last minute items that we forgot to purchase during the Back to School sale so why not grab them Wednesday during the bonus sale? Use code More15

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Back To School Sale!

Everything in my store will be 20% off starting Monday!  Use code BTS15 to get an extra 10% off!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Target Dollar Spot Back To School Finds!

I had to go half way across the country to PA in order to see the new stuff in the Target Dollar Spot, but it was worth it! Check out the cute stuff I found!

I think I am going to put letters on these out in the hall where we display our work...or maybe put my name outside my classroom with them.

These jars were cute,  I have no other excuse for purchasing them, but I thought maybe they could hold paper clips, thumbtacks, etc.

We use these dry erase pockets all the time for centers! I dont't take a grade for center work, so I make 4-5 copies of the center paper and slide them in the dry erase pockets to be reused.

These little buckets look like pencils. (They had notebook paper ones too, but the two Targets I went to only had one each.) I am going to use them for my professional development workshop that. I am putting on at the end of July for a neighboring district. I am so excited for this opportunit as it is the first time that I will be presenting outside of my school! I am going to provide pens,ost its and of course chocolate in the middle of the tables.

We have a couple other Targets in the area, so we may try to hit them upover the next few days. Keep tour eyes peeled because there are burlap banners, burlap letters, chalkboard clips, notebook paper gift tags. Oh and my favorite thing were these little notebook paper gift bags. I resisted the urge to get them because I had no idea what I would use them for, but they are adorable! Happy shopping!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Monday Made It!

I'm baaaaaaaack!!!  The Little Man had an ear infection for about a month. (Not joking!) Then, the day after school let out my mom finally came for a visit!  So summer break has been busy already!  I'm sorry I have been M.I.A., but life happens and summer break with The Little Man is priority numero uno!  Have you forgotten he doesn't sleep?  Saturday he took a 10 minute morning nap and a 13 minute afternoon nap.  The kid literally hits himself to stay awake, he hates sleeping!!!!  Needless to say, I do what I can, when I can.  We have company coming next week, my mom comes back two weeks after that to celebrate The Little Man's first birthday and then he and I are heading home with her to visit for a week.  Hopefully, I can use this summer to get re-energized and find my groove again.
I redid my entire word wall for next year.  Last year, I had sight words and vocabulary words listed under each letter, but the kiddos didn't use it unless we were having a spelling test.  What they needed was a better vocabulary, hence the change.  I went through each standard and wrote down all of the words that they would need and then made a vocabulary card for each one.  They are a little bigger than I would like, but I'm hoping they will be able to see them and actually use them.  I didn't use complete sentences, just key words or phrases for each word.  Some of the pictures are just for fun, but most of them are meaningful.  I am going to rotate out the words onto my focus walls for reading and math for each marking period so that the kiddos notice them a little bit more.  

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Sale

I am so thankful for all of my followers and wanted to show you just how much I appreciate you so I made everything in my store 20% off and if you use the code "thankyou" you can get an additional 10% off!

Friday, February 27, 2015

STEM Night

STEM Night was a success!  We had over 200 people show up.  We served them dinner and then they headed out to explore the upper elementary classrooms.  Each room had a STEM project in it for them to work on.  Then, everyone gathered in the gym for a brief chat to welcome everyone and thank them for coming.  The families then dispersed to their grade level challenges.  I was in charge of bottle rockets!  They were so exciting!  The families really got into it!  We had one that went 35 feet!

The bottle rockets were made by rolling paper to form a straw.  The kiddos then attached the paper straw to a flexible drinking straw and attached the plastic straw onto a ketchup squirt bottle.  (One with a pointy nozzle.)  The kiddos used card stock to make wings.  We launched them down the hallway and almost ran out of room!

Here is an awesome blog post if you aren't ready to jump in and get the book.

Here are a few of the activities we did.  Click on the pictures to see corresponding blog posts from other bloggers.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

TPT Sale Extended!!!!

Guess what?!  TPT is extending the sale through today!  Scoop up the things you forgot!