Monday, October 7, 2013

Fire Safety Reader {on sale}

Happy Monday!  I'm just popping in quick this morning to let you know about my new Fire Safety Emergent Reader set!  It has two different versions of an emergent reader, picture and word cards, and sentence cards.  So if you need something to help you teach your kiddos about fire safety, check out my set in my tpt store.  It's on sale today only!

Have a GREAT week!


Monday, September 30, 2013

I'm Back - Reading Rubric Freebie!

You may have been wondering what happened to me and why I've haven't blogged in two months!  Kindergarten.  Kindergarten happened to me.  I moved from second grade to Kindergarten this school year, and I have been CRAZY BUSY.  I always heard Kindergarten was in a world of it's own, and now I am in that world.  Less grading, more creating.  Less independent reading and writing, more directions. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.  And the list continues.  The good news?  I really am loving it so far.

So in hopes that my readers will forgive me out there... here is a freebie!  I created this Independent Reading Rubric last summer and put it on my blog for free through email.  With this new school year, I have been getting a lot of requests for it, so I decided to spruce it up and offer it for free in my TPT store.

Click on the picture to get your free copy!  Then check out some of my other new products.


Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday Made It

I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for this week's Monday Made It.

#1 - TpT Products
I have been busy creating and adding products to my TpT store.  Click on the pictures to check them out at my store.

#2 - Laundry Room Signs
I created these signs to put up in my laundry room.  I put them in dollar frames and hung them - LOVE how they turned out! 

#3 - Gift Pails
I made these as Back to School gifts.  I bought the items from the Dollar Store and WalMart - highlighters, flair pens, post-its, paper clips, hand sanitizer, pens, and notepads.

#4 - Student Birthday Gifts
I saw a lot of these around Pinterest last summer and decided to make them for this upcoming school year.


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Binder Covers and Freebie

As I mentioned before, I just started up my TPT store.  Let me tell you, I have so much respect for those of you that have TPT stores and create fabulous products.  It takes a lot of time, energy, and hard work.  I only have a few items on there so far, but am always working on something.

My newest creation is a set of Binder Covers!  This set is blue polka dot themed, and includes 40 different binder covers.  I'm giving this set away to FIVE followers!

Here's what to do:

1. Follow my blog
2. Follow my TPT store
3. Comment below to let me know you're a follower and you'd like the Binder Covers Set, include your email address so I can send them to you!

I will give the first five people who comment (including the steps above) a free set!  If you're not part of the first five, I have a basic set of Binder Covers for free in my store here, or you can purchase the blue Binder Covers set here.

If you're part of the lucky five, I'd love to hear your feedback through email or TPT on what you think about the set!


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Recent Fun Finds

I have been starting my back to school shopping and have found some great things for this upcoming school year.  I wanted to share some of those finds with you!

Composition Books
I bought these last year also for 50 cents.  Can't beat that.  This year I'll be teaching Kindergarten so I'm still thinking of ways to use them.  I know I want to cut them in half but that's about it for now.

Gift Goodies
I bought some school supplies at the Dollar Store and WalMart for a gifts I'm creating.

I got these bubble packs for one dollar a pack at the Dollar Store.  I'm using them as a back to school student gift that I'll blog about later.  I guess I forgot to take a picture.

Crazy Straws
These were also just a dollar a set at the Dollar Store.  These will be used as birthday gifts for my students.  I'll blog the finished project another day.

Paint Sticks
I went to the local Sherwin Williams store and politely asked if I could have around 35 paint sticks.  The man gave me a bag full!  I'll be using these as library sticks since my Kinders won't be able to read (gasp!) and therefore won't be able to put their books back where they belong.

I'm looking forward to linking up some projects on Tara's next Monday Made It!


Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Made It

After a big MMI hiatus, I am again linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!

I have also opened up a TPT store!  Very exciting and lots of hard work.  I know many of you know that.  I have been hard at work at creating items for my store.

#1 - Color Picture Sort Pack

#2 - Color Word Search Pack

Be sure to check out all of the projects at 4th Grade Frolics!


Sunday, June 30, 2013

My First TPT item, Bloglovin, & Giveaway

I did it.  I joined TpT and created my first product!  I am so excited to join the TpT world, and I am also humbled to be among such brilliant creators of classroom activities and units.  It might take me awhile to get more products listed but I'm hard at work!

Check out my first product here at my TpT store!
If you purchase it, I'd love to get some feedback from you, and to get a rating from you on my TpT store.  Thanks in advance!

Also, remember to start following me with Bloglovin!  The button is on the sidebar to the right!

One more thing..... I'm participating in Kelly's Blogiversary at An Apple for the Teacher!  I'm donating my Word Wall Sets.  Go join her giveaway HERE!


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kindergarten Friends Book

I'm really starting to plan out activities for next year in Kindergarten... at least for the beginning of the year.  I really liked this pin I found....

...... and it inspired me to create a Kindergarten Friends Book for the first week of school.  The plan is to have each student's picture on the left side of each page, and their name printed in the top box, then students will copy their classmates' names on each page in the bottom box to complete their book.  Here's an example.

If you'd like a copy, download it here for free!  I always like to hear what my readers think and know who grabs it, so if you do please leave me a comment and let me know!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Giveaway Winner

I have completed my first giveaway, my Blogiversary Giveaway!
It was one year ago today that I wrote my first blog post.  I'm so excited to start some new projects for my blog this summer and the upcoming school year.  I'm thinking of dabbling in TPT, I guess we'll see!

The winner of my giveaway is Kelly B!

 Congratulations Kelly!  You will soon be contacted by Brigid and Megan by email.  You will also need to look through my blog posts to find three items that you'd like me to customize for you.  When you're set, let me know!

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway, and a special thanks to Brigid and Megan for donating items to the giveaway!


Sunday, June 16, 2013

ABC Order & Giveaway

Happy Father's Day!

I just wanted to stop in real quick to post a FREEBIE and remind you about my giveaway that ends tomorrow night.

Here's an ABC Order freebie that you can download here!

And remember to enter my Blogiversary Giveaway here!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Word Wall Card Sets & Freebie

I think Word Walls are such a great resource for students.  I have to admit though, I did not have a Word Wall in my second grade class this year.  I have always had them in my first grade classes though, and I have really been thinking about how I want mine to look next year in Kindergarten.  Yes.  Kindergarten.  I posted about my move to Kindergarten in an earlier post.  I am both scared and excited.

I was inspired by this cute word wall on Pinterest.
So I began a few word wall templates.  I have not used them yet, as I created them this summer, so I'm hoping they are a good useable size and go with my colors next year.  In honor of my 1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway, I am giving everyone this Word Wall Card set as a FREEBIE!  Just download them here.

Set 1
Then I played a little more and changed some things to come up with these sets.

Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5

AND I am also giving some lucky people their choice of any of the sets I created and included in this post.  So the first three people to comment on this post will get their choice of word wall sets!  Be sure to tell me which set you prefer and include your email.

Remember that my Blogiversary Giveaway is going until June 17th.  Winners will be announced June 18th.  If you haven't yet, go check it out here on yesterday's post.  I had some wonderful blogger friends donate!