Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Identifying Coins

I can't believe Wordless Wednesday here on my blog
will be coming to a close for this school year shortly! 

I pulled out stamps to work on coin identification and values this week.
What do you use stamps for?
After you leave your comment, head on over to Sugar and Spice
to see what else is going on this Wednesday!
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

We {Heart} Teachers- Techie Teacher

It's time for day two of our We {HEART} Teachers Event 

and that means more fun stuff for you to win! 
But first, I am sure you are anxious to see if you won one of those 2 TpT Gift Certificates!

and the winners are...

Today's prize is one for the #techieteachers... AND the not so techie teachers ;)

Yeah... you're reading that right! Here's an official run down of this totally awesome prize pack!

IPad Mini 2- Now you can bring technology to your classroom (or just keep it for yourself, we won't tell! ;)) with your own tablet. The miniature size makes it ideal for smaller hands or stowing away in a purse!

Chevron Stand Case- How cute is this case? Protect your newest accessory with this easy to find cover! The built in stand makes it ideal for video viewing while you're jet setting to Vegas this summer!

$10 Itunes Gift Card- Buy some educational apps, download a few books, whatever you want! You've got $10 to spend to help fill up your new toy, I mean educational resource, with new apps! 

Planbook Subscription for you and a friend- It is user friendly it is AND you can share lesson plans with your teammates. Now you and a teammate can enjoy easy planning for the year! You can check out more on   

Ready to get your #techieteacher on? Enter the Rafflecopter below! 

I am also excited to share with you that TeachersPayTeachers decided to join in on the Teacher Appreciation week fun!  They are having a site wide sale today and tomorrow as a way to say thank you for all your hard work this year!


So, from May 5th through the 6th ALL our stores will be on sale! Combine that with the coupon code THANKYOU and you can save up to 28% off your must have resources! Grab up some products to get your through the rest of this year or stock up for next year! It's all good when there's a sale! 

...And because we know your feet are tired at the end of a long day (and your brain!), we made it easy to shop! All your favorite stores all in one location! 

Don't forget to use the coupon code: THANKYOU!

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Monday, May 4, 2015

We {Heart} Teachers- Teacher Essentials

Happy Monday! 

We are on our first official day of our We {HEART} Teachers event! 

I know as teachers, we don't usually look forward to Mondays... but this Monday is special! It's the first day of Teacher Appreciation week! That means you'll be showered with notes of thanks, tokens of affection and LOTS OF HUGS! <3! 

It also means it's time to giveaway some AMAZING prizes!

Today, we have this amazing #TeacherEssentials prize pack for you!

This is a small collection of items to help you get through your weeks! 

Here's a peek at what YOU can win..

1. Blair Turner Paper Notepads- How cute are these? Perfect for all those last minute lists! And the Fun colors are SURE to brighten up any paper piled desk! ;) 

2. Spring Bling Coffee Cozy from Miss Squirrels Shop- Now that the end of the year is starting, coffee is a must! keep it warm with this adorable bejeweled cozy! <3

3. 12 Pack of Flair Pens- So you can write beautiful "to do" lists on those notepads! ;)

4. Custom Designed Pencil Door Hanger from Tallahassee Sunday- They made the CUTEST apple door hanger for me! Now you'll get one too! 

5. Custom Water Color Print from The Teacher Print Shop- Rachel from The Tattooed Teacher has an eye for desgin and she'll make you a CUSTOM Water color type print and MAIL it you! YES PLEASE!   

6. Pampered Teacher Box- Every teacher deserves a little pampering! Pampered Teacher is a monthly subscription service that sends you special hand picked teacher items based on your likes and wants! They've graciously donated one box for you! 

7. $10 Starbucks Gift Card- So you can have a cup to wrap that ADORABLE coffee cozy around! Oh and help fuel you for a few more days! 

8. Planbook Subscription for a year- I switched from a word document style lesson plan book to using this online service and I LOVE it! User friendly, easy, and soooo convenient. I can even send my lesson plans to my teammates! 

That's an AMAZING prize pack! What to enter? Enter below using the Rafflecopter!

AND don't forget today's the last day for you to enter the chance to win one of three $40 GC for 

TeachersPayTeachers, just in time for their Teacher Appreciation Sale!

Click here to go enter that giveaway! We'll be announcing the winners tomorrow AND We'll have another AMAZING prize pack up for grabs... let's just say teachers love their apple... products... ;) 
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Sunday, May 3, 2015

2nd Annual We {Heart} Teachers Event

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Eve!

Teachers are some of the hardest working, caring, and passionate people I know. You never hear a teacher say, "I'm in this for the money, fame, and fortune".  Teachers teach because they have a passion for learning, sharing, and changing lives one lesson at a time.

So this week, my fellow teachers, is about you! Let's celebrate those little victories that never find their way onto a standardized test, like that one student who actually grabbed a copy of your favorite read aloud book for some quiet reading at their desk!

This week, in honor of you, I've joined forces with some of your favorite bloggers and teacher companies to bring you the 2nd Annual We {HEART} Teachers Event!

You thought last year was good... wait 'til you see what we've got for you this year!

This event will run from Monday, May 4th through Friday, May 8th and I promise you won't want to miss it any second of it!

Over 40 of your favorite teacher bloggers and teacher companies have joined up to bring you some amazing prizes, freebies, and deals!

 All my favorites!

Here's a peek at what's up for grabs this week!

 I want that red tieks!

 Get your shop on!

 Yeah... that's an IPad Mini... WHAT?!

No for real.. $10,000 in prizes ...

So, be sure to check back each day to enter for your chance to win HUGE prize packs, grab up some FREEBIES, and see some amazing deals.

If you don't already, I suggest you like my page on FB!

 Then click "Get notifications" under liked so that you'll be the first to see each day's prize packs, products, and FREEBIES!

ANNNNDDDD... because I am just soooo excited about this event, I've got THREE  TpT GCs up for grabs today and tomorrow!

This will be the PERFECT thing to help you clear out that wish list during the TpT Sale this week!

YEAH... That's right, TpT is hosting a two day sale to say THANK YOU for all your hard work too
I'll have my ENTIRE store on sale for 20% May 5th and 6th, and you can save and additional 10% off by using the code THANKYOU at check out. That's a total savings of 28% off! #WIN

Want to win?! Enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I'll be back tomorrow with MORE prizes, goodies, and fun! XOXO!
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday-Laminating

Its Wednesday and we have made it past the halfway mark!
Thank you Jesus!!
Are you ready for a little Wordless Wednesday?
Are you with me? 
I love creating (and yes purchasing) new materials for my firsties,
 but I have to say I dread cutting it out each week! 
 I have heard some teachers say that find it therapeutic even!  Not me!!
Be sure to head over to Miss DeCarbo at Sugar and Spice after you tell me...
 love it or leave it? 
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Five for Friday {Informative Writing}

I am linking up with Kasey at Doodle Bugs Teaching with Five for Friday!
So sit on back and take a peek at my week!
We visited our school media center and students were able to pick
 two informational sources on the same animal topic. 
They then spend a few days reading the texts with parents,
during read to partner and then read to self. 
After they had a grasp on the information,
they selected interesting facts marking them with post it notes and
adding them to their "Interesting Facts" page.
Students used the illustrations from the book for inspiration
as they worked on the covers of their books! 
They did an amazing job working on their illustrations.   
Students worked on organizing their information using a Tree Map
from our Thinking Maps!  This is a super way to set them up 
as more advanced readers can use this for paragraph organization. 
We used our thinking maps and interesting facts page to help us
get started on our rough drafts.  Students also went back into the text
and yes, even the glossary, to make sure they had their facts straight!
And last but not least (for this week) is the final copy. 
We still need to work on our glossary, table of contents
and about the author pages next week.
I love this unit and am so thankful I found it on TpT!
Informative Writing {A research-based, all about book}
by Susan Jones is my go to resource!
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wordless Wednesday {teaching supplies}

I am so glad to be joining Christina with Wordless Wednesday!
Things have been super crazy...
But I have seriously missed connecting with other teachers through blogging!
I go through phases:  Flair markers, Post-It Notes and most currently...
Colored Cardstock
Michael's is having a SALE that is too good to pass up!
So what is your favorite teaching addiction today?
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