Friday, July 26, 2013

Having a 20% SALE!

Just today and tomorrow - everything in my store is 20% off!   It is a great time to stock up before the going back to school rush!  I have a lot of HUGE classroom theme packs up that are great to get the year started out!   Each is over 100 pages of fun and less than $4!

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

A New Blog to give some Lovin'!

My adorable friend Tally has just started her own blog!  She is a first grade teacher at my school and a Pinterest addict!   Go on over and give her some bloglovin'!

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Sunday, July 21, 2013


Don't miss this GIANT flash freebie - free until MIDNIGHT tonight only!   I have just put my newest theme set up - MUSTACHES on super awesome red patterns!  I LOVE this set - it includes:
A Welcome Poster
I MUSTACHE You a Question Poster (super cute thing to hang up when you are working with small groups - kids can use a post it to ask you a question and you can answer when you have time - even better if you blow it up on a poster machine or send to VistaPrint or something)
Word Wall Letters 
Number Cards 1-100 (number desks, lockers, books, number lines etc)
Calendar Months
Calendar Numbers in two patterns with holidays
Desk Tags
Clock Numbers - :00 - :55 to display around your clock
Labels in three sizes to be used for name tags, book boxes, boxes, buckets, etc.
Table Signs - Tables 1-6 and blank
Pre-made forms for Meet the Teacher, Volunteer Sign-Up and blank to be used anytime
Pennant to hang - preprogrammed to spell out WELCOME and blank to program yourself

Go and get it and please leave me some FEEDBACK!!

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ice Breakers

The lovely and brilliant Miss Nelson has the greatest post up right now - go here to check it out.   It got me thinking about Teach Like a Pirate and the things I do to bring my classroom together as a family.  One of my favorites is this Marshmallow Challenge.  You give the kids 20 spaghetti noodles (uncooked of course!), some tape, some string and a marshmallow.   You give them 18 minutes to work as a group to create the tallest structure they can that will support the weight of one marshmallow.  I love it so much.   It works with EVERY grade level - from little tinies,  to adults.  It gets kids talking  in ways you can't imagine, and it gives you insight into their personalities from day one!  We did this during the first couple of days of school,  and as we were remincising at the end of the year,  they brought up how much fun it was.   I wish I would have repeated it again at the end of the year.   This year I will!

What do you do to get the year started and get them connected?
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Monday, July 8, 2013

Bloglovin' Winners and a SALE!

Big congrats to Thursday and Keri for winning my bloglovin' contest! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I am also having a summer slump sale!   I am ready to get my room ready for fall.   Is that sad?   No answer needed.... I know.   I just wanted to make it a little easier for anyone else like me.

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