Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Target Deals!

Hi friends! Wow, it's been a sweet minute since I blogged! I am fully enjoying my summer {and a tad depressed that the 4th of July is almost here-that's when summer really seems to go by fast!} I have been spending lots of time with my sweet Mia Nicole. Thank goodness the girl loves the pool just as much as her mommy!


Before I share my Target finds... look who Mr. Hubs met at Warped Tour!! Jealous!!! He got my class one of their books, and the guys signed and made it out to Mrs. Lynes' Class! So that was a nice surprise :)


Okay, so I went to Target because everyone had been posting about their Dollar Spot finds! I didn't get a TON but I am restocked in the birthday pencil, name tag, and sticker department!



We usually give a pencil to our birthday boys/girls, and I think they will be more excited for these cool pencils! I know I used to love them back in the day! The only thing I couldn't find that I needed was birthday stickers! Hopefully another Target will have some :)

Alright, this is about as long as this post is going to be, as I've got a squirmy 10 month old crawling all over me! Off to the pool we go! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Class Awards!

You all. I have half a day {with kids} left! Four hours left of the 2014-2015 school year! I absolutely cannot wait to spend summer with my sweet Mia Nicole!

This week we worked on our memory books, and the kids did a great job! We also had our 2nd grade autograph session, which is always a favorite activity! You can pick up this memory book {HERE}.


Today we did our classroom awards and it was a big hit! We rolled out the "red carpet" {errr, butcher paper} and everything! The kids felt so special and were genuinely happy for one another. Our class is really a family and they take care of each other. You can pick up a copy of these awards {HERE}. They are black lines to save on  ink and they look great on brightly colored paper!




Even though I missed the first three months of school while I was on maternity leave, I cannot believe how quickly the year went by! I will miss our sweet kiddos, but am so looking forward to spending time with baby girl! I hope you all have an amazing end of your year! Hang in there-you are almost done!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Week, a FREEBIE & a GIVEAWAY!

Hi there, friends! This post is going to be a bit random, but bear with me because I have a freebie and a giveaway for you :)

Amy and I had an amazing Teacher Appreciation Week, and I hope you did, too! Our families, principals, and PTA spoiled us rotten! I had to tell myself that this was probably not the week to be worrying about getting myself swimsuit ready, haha :)




Yesterday we made our Mother's Day gifts! We read The Important Book, and the kids wrote the important thing about their moms following the format of the book. They did a great job! {We modified our writing paper a bit from my Mother's Day Gift Pack}


We have started our balloon pop countdown in our class, and it is really helping with behavior! Each day we pop a balloon and there is a different activity or treat. Our kids don't want to miss out!


I have a FREEBIE for you to download with a bunch of free or cheap ideas to do with your kiddos! Just choose how many days you want to do your countdown, choose the activities/treats you want to use, and put them in the balloons! Click on the picture below to pick up a copy!


Now time for a little giveaway! I have uploaded three new packs to my little store recently, and I want to give one away! Just leave a comment with your email address, and which pack you would like! Click on the pictures below to take a peek at each.  This giveaway has ended! Congrats, Brenda! And thanks to all who entered!




Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Landform Fun!

Happy Wednesday! There are still a few hours left of the TPT Teacher Appreciation Sale! Click HERE to check out some products in my store! You can get them 28% off with code THANKYOU!

We started learning about landforms last week and the kids seemed to enjoy it! After we discussed each landform, we made these cute little craftivities! The original idea was from Mrs. Nicolau, and we just modified it a bit! She has a great freebie that you can use!



Today, for our first balloon pop activity, we did our Edible Landforms Project! As always, it was a big hit! We tweaked it a little bit this year because we did not have parents send the items-we had lots of leftovers from other activities, so we were trying to use up the food we had! We did not use tortillas this year; we just had the kids trace the United States on the plate and put icing right on the plate. It worked perfectly! We also used the off brand Fruit Loops instead of M&Ms. It saved us quite a bit of money :) The kids did an awesome job! Here's a sample!



You can pick up this activity by clicking below! It is only $1 in my TPT store! It includes all the templates, map keys, parent note, teacher directions...everything you would need!


I hope you're surviving the end of the year! We are in the home stretch, friends!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Sale!

Hi sweet friends! I hope your Teacher Appreciation Week is off to an amazing start!! As I am sure you have all heard, there's a big sale going on over at Teachers Pay Teachers to show our appreciation for all of the awesome teachers out there!!

Everything in my store will be up to 28% off with promo code THANKYOU! I truly do appreciate all of your support! Click on the picture below to check out items at my store


I've got a few year end products that you will want to pick up to make those last few days fun and memorable! Click on the pictures below to check them out!





And don't forget to check out my newest novel unit for Amber Brown is Feeling Blue! If you like my Amber Brown is Not a Crayon and Gooney Bird Greene novel units, I think you will enjoy this!


Sunday, April 26, 2015

If You Give a Teacher a Gift Card... $100 Teacher Appreciation GIVEAWAY!


What teacher doesn't love gift cards?! Well, my bloggy buddies over iTeachSecond and I are giving away gift cards to four of our favorite places to show how much we appreciate all of the awesome teachers out there! So, what if you gave me gift cards to some of my favorite places? Here's what I'd get :)


If you gave me a gift card to Starbucks, I would use it on Java Chip Frappuccinos! I am not a coffee drinker, so this is a yummy treat :)


If you gave me a gift card to Target, I would stock up on lots of classroom goodies from the Dollar Spot!


If you gave me a gift card to Amazon, I would buy more books to fill my classroom library!


If you gave me a gift card to Teachers Pay Teachers, I would stock up on clip art from these two!

 

So here's how YOU can win! Go on over to iTeachSecond, follow us, and enter on Rafflecopter between April 26th and May 2nd! We will announce our winners on May 3rd! 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Get Ready for a Big Giveaway!!

Stay tuned tomorrow, April 26th, to find out about a fun giveaway that me and some of my bloggy buddies are hosting on iTeachSecond! Here's a little hint :)