Monday, May 27, 2013

EOY Awards using candy bar wrappers!

So I decided to whip up something a little different for my little nuggets. I threw them a major bash which was most of their EOY gift from me. With the help of some fabulous room moms the kids had a fabulous EOY peace party....that is a whole other post. 

I'm all about quick, cheap, & easy with 2 days left. Above gives you the directions on how to wrap the candy bars. You can use a glue stick or Scotch tape, either one looks great. I simply filled out the awards, signed them & wrapped them in 30 minutes. After our peace shindig I completely wore myself out & am now sick....BOO! I need quick, cheap & easy.

Here is a sneak peek of 24 out of over 50 awards to choose from. I just know my students are going to LOVE it!

Aren't they precious??? They are on sale at my TPT shop. Click on any pic above or HERE to grab your own set. 


 If you read this're in luck. The first five to post their favorite pic from our peace party with get the EOY Awards for FREE!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Hoosier Blog Hop

Holla for the Hoosiers! 
If you just came from Rebecca's blog, Second Grade Sensation, you are in the right place. I am teaming up with various Hoosier bloggers for an Indiana blog hop! So glad there are more Indiana bloggers out there! Go us!

Indiana teachers have had quite a year & are very thankful for Glenda Ritz! Raise your hand if you are TEAM GLENDA like me! Adios Bennett! You akfjhawe;orife! Read between the lines people!

Dear Florida, we feel your pain!

Anywho, your next stop is my fellow Hoosier and friend Cindy Sweeney from Cindy Sweeney's Class! She teaches in my district & is A.W.E.S.O.M.E! So energetic & so into her job just like her! I would also like you to follow another friend of mine that is a soon to be teammate in first grade! Her name is Stacey & her blog is Teaching Ever After! We are very excited to teach the same grade level. You must check out her blog! She has an absolutely gorgeous family & is such a fabulous teacher! 

 So here is a little freebie for your little nuggets that partied too hard @ Indy 500! They are sooooooo done, aren't they? They will love you to the moon & back for this little treat! Copy is on colored paper & you have yourself a perfect little surprise! If you don't follow my TPT store, you should! Never miss new freebies or new products. My TO DO LIST IS M.A.S.S.I.V.E! Have a wonderful end of the year peeps! Peace! 

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

A+ Images Giveaway!

ok ladies here is my first draft... you can take it, leave it, or send desired changes my way... my feelings won't be hurt :)

We at Freebielicious are so excited to announce teaming up with A+ Teacher Images (the greatest t-shirt company for teachers and more, in case you haven't heard of them!). We all received the fanciest custom designed t-shirt we've ever owned AND now we can give a t-shirt of the winner's choice from each of our individual blogs.
I just love my t-shirt because it is so much more than just a shirt.  It represents friendships, fun, and business relations (oh wait and STYLE, of course!) all in one "blinging" design.  Where else could you get all that from one t-shirt?  A  special thanks goes out to Doug from A+ Images.  He worked with us to make just the right shirt to represent our company and is still giving us a shirt to give one lucky winner for each of our blogs!

We have made this giveaway super easy for you to have almost 50 chances to win one of 23 t-shirts.  It is a blog hop, so you can enter as many or as few giveaways you would like!  The contest begins Saturday, May 18th, at 8:00 a.m. EST and ends on Sunday, May 19th, at 12:00 a.m. EST.  Winners will be announced on the following Monday.  Easy peasy, lemon-squeezy!  Start by entering my giveaway here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Next, you will head over to my friend Jodi's blog FUN IN FIRST and enter there and keep going until your fingers are too tired to hit click (that is how simple we made it for you!).

Fun in First

Go to our Freebielicious Facebook page and like us so you never miss a freebie or giveaway like this one!
f you don't win one of the giveaways, but you see a shirt that you really just have to have, they are offering our Freebilicious followers 20% off orders of $20 or more by using the code: FREE20


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Daily Summer Journal Freebie & Mother's Day fun!

The following is a freebie gift idea for your students. Personally, I will give each of my students a spiral notebook to use as a summer journal. I made my little nuggets journals all.the.time! I don't assign them anything to write at home...they want to write at home! I have some very exciting writing activities I have created to share with you this summer.

This cover I would use with a construction paper journal. Simply fold a large sheet of construction paper "hamburger style" and insert writing paper. 
This cover is small to fit on the front of a composition notebook. These are very reasonably priced during back to school sales. 

This is the cover colored & pasted on a spiral notebook. These were purchased for a penny EACH! I always stock up on these every time I see them on sale. The other side of the cover has these journal writing tips that they can also color.

We had so much fun getting ready for Mother's Day this year. Here are a few pics from our classroom.

Each student wrote their own sweet message on this little chalk board. I bought this for the hubs a while back & it hangs in his bathroom. He saw me carrying it one day & said "Oh, are you finally changing the message?" Um, no hon it's for my babies at school...duh!
Holy cuteness, right? I was D.Y.I.N.G. after these all were done. They wrote the cutest stuff inside! This fabulous purse can be purchased from Miss know Hadar?? Of course you do!

Look at the variety! They all picked out their own colors. I just purchased one of those big packs of scrapbook paper from Joann Fabrics.
If you really have extra time yeah right or an aide you can do this to the center. As you can see, we did not. This is the one I made for a sample.

Here is a pic of the purse after the coupons were added. My coupons can be purchased here.

Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful mother! I truly don't know what I would do without you! 


Happy Mother's Day to all your mom's, aunts, godmothers & even furry mommy's!

The hubs was dying to wake me up this morning. He finally told me there was a present for me downstairs for Mother's Day. Present???? I.LOVE.PRESENTS! The card above really made my heart melt. He did make his first gift mistake. He bought me an appliance. Yes, I said appliance. It is a Black & Decker toaster oven. I am not complaining because I got a gift & technically I'm not a real mom yet. But, a toaster oven??? Stay tuned for details for Father's Day. I'm thinking he needs some lawn bags....ha! #blesshisheart #paybacksarebrutal


Monday, May 6, 2013

Fabulous Feedback

I am linking up with the fabulous Christina Bainbridge 
for a fabulous feedback linky! I love reading each & every feedback I receive on my products. They really touch my heart! 
If you see your name in the following products, you can choose ANYTHING from my TPT Store just to show how much I appreciate you! 

The above product is a top TPT product. My students are absolutely OBSESSED over these. They loved them so much & I received so many requests for more, I ended up making 65 more! 

 I have created two units so far. The amount of work and hours put into them are insane! I WILL DO a Fall-a-licious unit but it will probably take me ALL.SUMMER.LONG. I do appreciate the feedback received on my spring & winter units!

If you click on the Candy Land tab above it will take you to the nearly 100 games I have created! I have a HUGE to-do list this summer to make more! We adopted a new reading series & have a newer math series that need major supplements. I use these games during Daily 5 (reading & math), RTI, tutoring, & small groups. Even though I created all of these my students NEVER get tired of it. If it was up to them they would play these games all day long! 

If you see your feedback above please leave me a comment with the item of your choice from my STORE along with your email. Or you can privately email me @