Saturday, August 16, 2014

Showoff Saturday Showoff Saturday

Hey everyone!  Welcome back for another addition of Showoff Saturday!  This week we will be taking a look at a fabulous CITIZENSHIP PACK from my dear friend Tamara Russell over at Mrs. Russell's Room!

Didn't I tell you it was fabulous!  So enter to win your very own copy mailed to your door! :)


Tamara is also giving away a $20.00 Giftcard to the store of your choice (Target, Starbucks, OfficeDepot, or Teacher's Pay Teachers)!!!   What teacher doesn't need a GIFTCARD!  

So enter to win below!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Showoff Saturday--ON SUNDAY Showoff Saturday--ON SUNDAY

Well friends this BTS season is catching up with me!  Sleepless nights, improper nutrition, and overall excessive physical exertion is making me SICK!  Not to mention a mishap with some construction crew workers who cut some buried lines and put out power for our neighborhood yesterday!  So...Showoff Saturday is a day late...but then that is the story of my life these days!

Up this week is a FABULOUS FRIEND of mine Cassie from Adventures In Teaching!

Watch this video to see her amazing pack

If you would like to win this fabulous pack and the TEACHER GOODIES enter below!!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Back 2 School Blog Hop Back 2 School Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to join in with other amazing 5th grade teachers to offer this Back to School Blog Hop!

WOW! Back 2 School is here with full force! Some of you are already in school and others, like me still have two weeks before we start! Well here is a little tip for Back 2 School.

Spend time...all the time that is secure your rules and procedures! Don't make the mistake I did my first year and just blow through introducing them and think..."they will get it as we go!" No..NO NO!!! Spend the time early in the beginning getting them set with rules and procedures and then jump on it to teaching. I learned the hard way! I have found that if I take the time to teach, model, and practice rules and procedures over and over the first week or so then my students are all set for the LEARNING TRAIN! Spend the time in the beginning and get more time in the end for teaching instead of dealing with rules and procedure issues!

Well thanks for joining us on this blog hop!
Here’s a sweet treat to surprise them with on the first day (and it’s a great freebie to download):

You can see more great Back to School tips by clicking here to hop to the next blogger Melissa at Dilly Dabbles!

Our group of bloggers has a great pack of goodies to send to one lucky winner to help your year get off with a bang! Enter below:

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tuned in Tuesday/WBT Wednesday Tuned in Tuesday/WBT Wednesday

Hey guys!  Well it's finally uploaded and finally ready!  Man, between iMovie and YouTube today was not my day!  The BTS was fast and furious and it took me and a lot of sellers by surprise!  I hope that all my blog friends got some amazing deals!

Many of you picked up my Writing Rock Stars pack and I hope you have and a chance to download it and look through it!

If you didn't well now is the time to get it and prepare to take your student's writing to a whole new level!  They will be WRITING ROCK STARS!

Here is a short video to explain the pack!

One of my TPT colleagues have kindly donated a pack for me to review and giveaway as well!

First up:  Gina from Third Grade Tidbits

Her MATH MANIA for 3rd Grade is FABULOUS!  If you missed the sale it is ok!  SHE STILL HAS IT ON SALE!

Thirty-six weeks of math review!  Man oh Man!  Hubby is going to LOVE THIS since he is teaching 3rd Grade Math next year!

So...enter below to win!  One lucky winner will win the Writing Rock Stars and Math Mania!


Friday, August 1, 2014

SHHHHH! It's a SALE!!!! SHHHHH! It's a SALE!!!!

We are TEACHERS!!!  Let's face it...we love a sale!  Back to school is around the corner and as much as we hate the thought of summer ending and our pool time coming to a close we must start planning for the tiny humans that will enter our classrooms in the coming weeks!  So let's celebrate with a sale!

Click on the image to shop my store!

So what are some of the MUST HAVES for Back To School?

Check them out below!

And who could forget....

Now how much of a friend would I be if I didn't give you a little freebie?

Happy Shopping friends!  I am off to fill up my cart!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Firstie Friends BTS Giveaway Firstie Friends BTS Giveaway

Hello friends! Are you ready for a HUGE giveaway? I have gathered together with some AMAZING teacher bloggers and we have put together a fantastic set of prizes for you. We have 42 bloggers participating, so we are giving away a prize pack of 14 products each to 3 winners! :) You can enter on the Firstie Friends Facebook Page, and you can earn a LOT of entries. Go to the tabs under the header picture and click the tab that says "Giveaway". The giveaway will end on Sunday, August 4th at 8pm CST. At the bottom of this post you will also find links to ALL of my Firstie Friends' stores! :)


Thank you so much for reading! Good luck in the giveaway!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Two Stars and a Wish Two Stars and a Wish

Hello friends!  This week I am joining my blogging buddies for a Two Stars and a Wish link up party!

This was a fabulous idea and I knew with the BTS season in swing I had to join in!  This link up is going to include Two Star BTS Ideas and a Wish for my BTS season!

Let's Get Started!

Lesson Plans are probably my biggest dread each week!  Last year I realized that many bloggers were doing visual lesson plans!  I this could really make lesson planning more fun for me!  It was also a great way to keep up with exactly what product or resource I was pulling from!  To do visual lesson plans you simply need a digital lesson plan layout and then screen shots of the resources you will be using.  For resources that were not digital, I took a picture of the resource and then just cropped the picture in preview and added it to my lesson plan template in Power Point!  All of a sudden, lesson plans were quick and easy and I could print them out and put into my binder for quick reference!  There were a lot of times that I didn't have time to "READ" the detailed lesson plans I had written out and I needed to just glance at a picture of the cover on my visual plans and I remembered exactly what I was supposed to be working on!  FABULOUS TIME SAVER and well let's just admit it...we all love looking at those fabulous visual plans that others share on their blogs!  


Keep reading for a FREE DOWNLOAD!

Organization is something that I strive for but always struggle with!  I don't know how many times I have tried to keep up with all my materials in my small groups!  Well let me tell you Pinterest is full of ideas but one of my favorites comes from Mel D. over at Seusstastic Classroom Inpirations!  

This girl has it going on now!  You really should check out the amazing ideas from Mel D. for keeping your Guided Reading Groups organized!  AMAZING! 

But don't hop over there just yet!  KEEP READING!

One wish?  That is all...well I wish for world peace! OK..I know that isn't the focus of this post...well then I wish for every teacher to walk into calm, smiling and energetic faces the first day of school with no issues and no DRAMA!  I wish that all teachers were prepared for for the first day with all their lesson plans ready and materials ready.  I WISH that SUMMER WASN'T ALMOST OVER!

Here's dreaming right!  Well I do have a wish for myself and a goal this year starting with BTS!  I am wishing that I am able to have my visual lesson plans done early each week for the following week and they are cute yet functional and ready to help me stay organized!  I am off to a good start.  I want all those who want to jump into visual lesson plans to get off on the right foot as well so please visit my store and download this amazing FREEBIE Digital Template for your visual lesson plans! Just add text boxes where you need them and get started inserting those images of resources!  


Should you want an entire EDITABLE Planner to do your visual lesson plans and keep other important classroom information check out my Teacher Lesson Planners!  Lots of themes and colors!

I hope that everyone has a great Back to School!  If you enjoyed this amazing link up and these amazing ideas please join me on Facebook, Instagram and TpT for more fabulous resources!

Please join me and my fellow bloggers and check below for some more FABULOUS Back 2 School Ideas!

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