Monday, May 26, 2014

End of the Year Student Awards Mama! I had no idea what a hit these awards were going to be for my students and all of you. I was pleasantly surprised when I went browsing on TPT this morning & saw this product of mine was in the top 5! Holy Schnikey's! I about fell over! My husband just doesn't realize the feeling of being on cloud 9 over this. Not only am I filled with excitement that this product was actually purchased...I am thinking about all those little nuggets that will be getting these awards all over the world. 
That my friends made my entire school year! 
Thank you!
I spent so much time on this product and added the full page color & b/w option last month. After creating this last year & watching my own students rip into those candy bars, they had nothing to keep :o( I really wanted them to have something to add to their collection of memories from our school year. So I decided to make the exact awards with a full page color or b/w option. I am personally into neon card stock right now so my students will probably receive the b&w option printed on neon card stock 
(see below).
If you did not see our end of the year peace themed party please check it out HERE. 
I set up a podium, purchased a red carpet & wrote their names on yellow stars. It looked so adorable! You should have seen how sassy they were strutting down that red carpet! You can purchase the red carpet here.  The red carpet idea was inspired by friend Reagan over at Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

If you'd like the chance to win these awards...please leave your email in the comments & show me some comment love! Have a wonderful end of the year! 


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Memorial Day Freebie
You might remember this freebie from 9/11 or Veteran's Day. I added some pages for you. Click on the any photos to grab your freebie. Don't forget to follow me while you are there for notifications whenever I post something.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

We Love Our Moms..........This Much!

As I was lying in bed last night (wide awake at 2 am) I was thinking about a photo shoot for Mother's Day. You know I love changing things up from year to year....especially when I have siblings. So this is what I came up with last night & it actually turned out better than I thought it would....
 I had sidewalk chalk leftover from last year's photo shoot on our last day. Did you miss that??? Check out this fun filled post HERE.
 Anyway, my student teacher and I went to town this morning. I was sweating..yes I worked up a sweat trying to get this masterpiece done in the 10 minutes I gave myself before the kids arrived. Turned out pretty adorable if you ask me!
 We surprised one of our co-workers with this pic of her daughter. Happy early Mother's Day to her! 
All my kids ended up wearing our sunglasses. It was so sunny that they couldn't look up so you might want to be prepared for that.
Here is a peek inside a few of my easy peasy Mother's Day projects that I have in my store. Below if my Mother's Day coupon book. They loved coming up with all the coupons.
I hope to hear lots of gratitude from the mom's in my classroom. I hope they are all happy with all the hard work they did this week. They are so proud of their gifts.
This is a card I got from a former parent. Former as in her boys are in middle school. Her family is absolutely amazing. Receiving a card like this makes me want to stay in this field forever. Parents that appreciate teachers! 
I was so touched after I read this that I started to cry :o)
Speaking of appreciation.....TPT has extended the sale due to technical difficulties. My cart was loaded! Already planning for next never ends. Happy shopping!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Get Your Child Ready for 2nd Grade    

 Is your child ready for second grade? Find out—with this super-exciting game show! It’s packed with 6 fun games that let kids become game-show contestants—winning pretend cash for each math or language question answered correctly. Plus, after completing each game, your child wins a reward coupon—and is treated to the prize of your choice! Best of all, after you play, simply enter the game results online—and we’ll give you an instant online assessment that pinpoints any areas where your child may need additional help. We’ll even provide FREE printable activities that focus on the exact skills your child needs to practice, plus product recommendations to build skills even further—and ensure a successful school year! 6-game set includes 240 playing cards, a game stand with a discard tray, play money, reward coupons and a score tracker to record the game results.
Some of my boys that were finished early this week were able to try this out. I did not have them keep score but let them hand out the money when they got the answer correct. This game is perfect for early finishers, small groups or even in an independent station. They loved it & have been begging me to play it again and again!
My firsties were able to independently read the questions and then their partner would look to see if they got the answer correct. Then they would of course have to pass out their money. Now they want wallets!  

I have some wonderful news! Lakeshore would like to offer my readers a discount on this game! I will be using a discount myself tomorrow for another game for my BFFf's little boy that is going into 1st grade. These games are available for K-5.

To get $10 off any Are You Ready? Game Show®, enter code 9141 at checkout or click here for a store coupon!  Expires 7/31/14.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Welcome to Our Nest (Owls and Birds) Giveaway from Schoolgirl Style

I am so thrilled to share some wonderful news with all of you today! I have teamed up with the fabulous Melanie from Schoolgirl Style to bring you a VERY special giveaway! Melanie has been debuting her entire new line of classroom decor themes for the past week (with even more new themes coming out in the next several days.) 

Melanie is also doing a HUGE giveaway with the following themes.
 This honestly makes me want to be obsessed with owls now. Seriously? This girl does not need another obsession. 
Melanie always seems to leave me speechless & we know that is very hard to accomplish. But, WOW....WOW...WOW! 


How would you like to win the Welcome to our Nest collection for your own classroom? Melanie is generously sponsoring a HUGE giveaway for one lucky fan! You could win the complete printable Welcome to our Nest Collection, Pacon fadeless paper, 2 rolls of Bordette from Pacon and 6 poms, lanterns or daisies (your choice) from Schoolgirl Style. How AMAZING is that?  Use the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win! 

 Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter below, and you will be golden!

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