Thursday, August 30, 2012

I Have A Winner!

It's time to announce the winner to my big blog birthday giveaway! 

Congrats Amanda! 
Your prizes should be coming to your inbox very soon ;)

In other news...

I am having a FLASH sale to celebrate my actual birthday today. The big 3-0... Oh my!!

I posted this a little late so I'll be leaving the sale on my TPT store until tomorrow night. :)


 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Read/Write The Room FREEBIE

I have a freebie for everyone today!

It's a read/write the room game. I just love these! I have so much fun watching my students walk around the room looking for words. They take lots of pride in finding all the cards and recording their words :)

This game has a school theme so it's perfect for these first weeks. I'll be laminating the cards so that they can be used as flashcards for those students who need more practice with their letter sounds.
Enjoy!




Later gators,

 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Blog Birthday Giveaway!

I can't believe it's my Blog Anniversary already! Oh my!!


It's already been an entire year that I've been on board with some of the most amazing teachers out there. I'm so thankful for this bloggy world. I've met such amazing teachers during my journey and I know there are lots more out there that I'll be crossing paths with very soon.

I'm happy to announce that some fantastic teachers have offered to help me celebrate this blog-iversary of mine! Yay!

Here are the fabulous prizes that are up for grabs:

 I am giving the lucky winner my ABCs & 123s MEGA Pack!
and my Swinging Into A New School Year Craftivity!



Hadar from Miss Kindergarten has donated her Labels Around the room Set.


Tracy from Creekside Teacher Tales has donated her Olympics Games Packet





Deb from Fabulously First has donated her First Grade Math Vocabulary Posters.


Mandy from A Special Kind of Class has donated her Farm Math Work Station Activities.

  Arlene from LMN Tree has donated her The People and Places at my School Unit.



Michelle from Inspired by Kindergarten has donated her Kid Friendly Schedule Pictures.

April from Wolfelicious has donated her My Book.


Heather from HoJo's Teaching Adventures has donated her Math Magic Squares.

Nicole from Rowdy in Room 300 has donated her Back To School Kindergarten Stations.


Michelle from Just Wild About Teaching has donated her Early Finishers Pack.


Heidi from My (not so) Elementary Life has donated any one of her items from her TPT store.
My (Not So) Elementary Life

Mary from Sharing Kindergarten has donated her There was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books Unit.

Tessa from Tales From Outside The Classroom has donated her Common Core Math Warm Ups. 


Sally from Elementary Matters has donated her Calendar of Teaching Ideas.


And last but not least... Barbara from The Corner on Character is donating an autographed copy of Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?


WOW!!! That's an amazing prize!

All you need to do is follow these amazing blogs and stores to get your entries in this giveaway.
*To follow the blog, click on the blog names above.
**To follow the TPT stores, click on the product names above the pictures.
***Don't forget to fill out the Rafflecopter to make your entries count!

Good luck everyone!
I'll be choosing the winner on August 30th (my birthday! Yay!).



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back To School Jitters!

Good morning everyone!

I'm linking up with Ms.Jessica at A Turn to Learn today.

Back to School Jitters Linky Party

I'm loving this linky party idea because we all get those Back To School jitters, no matter how many years we've been teaching! Am I right, people?? I've been teaching for 7 years now but I've had a different grade and different school every year! I finally have my permanent post this year and I'm very excited about being in the same school for the next *** years! Yay!

What are your back to school jitters??
If you want to join this fun linky, just click on the logo above!

Have a great day,

Saturday, August 11, 2012

A-Z Book - An Alphabet Literacy Activity

I've been busy printing out my ABC Centers for the beginning of the year and decided that I was missing a little something. I wanted one more little activity for my ABC centers so I decided to create a mini book. I just LOVE mini books! Hehehe!


This is going to be great for practicing beginning letter sounds and recognition.
For each letter of the alphabet, students will color letters, practice printing, and cut & paste a picture with the beginning sound.

This mini book is easy to put together because it has a nice little space for staples so they don't get in the way :)

Click on the flower below if you want to get this A-Z Book.


 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Back To School Product Premiere

I'm linking up with my fellow TPT sellers for the Back To School Products Premiere!

I've been told to choose ONE of my store items to share with you all today. It's so hard to choose just one! If I had to choose only one item in my store as my *must have* for the upcoming school year, I'd probably go with my ABCs & 123s Pack. I've shared this product on my blog before but I'll show it to those of you who are hoppin' over today ;)



My ABCs & 123s Pack is jam packed with everything you need to teach and/or review letter sounds and numbers.

My ABC Centers:
* ABC Chart (full page poster and half page for desks or notebooks)
* Alphabet Wall Cards
* ABC Order Center: Letters
* ABC Order Center: Beginning Sounds
* Syllables Sorting: Center Game and Cut & Paste Game
* Letter Matching Center: Uppercase and Lowercase
* Roll and Cover Game
* Alphabet Printing Pages


My 123 Centers:
* Ordering Center
* Numbers: Before and After
* Odd and Even Sorting: 2 versions, sorting mats and cut & paste
* Patterns with numbers, shapes, and letters: worksheets and center game
* Roll and Cover Game: 2 versions, dice and cards
* Read/Write the Room
* Numbers Printing Pages


Each center comes with recording sheets and instructions posters.

**If you teach only Language Arts or Math, you can get these 2 packs separately too!

In the bundled pack, you get a GOODIE BAG (not included if you purchase the packs separately):
* Classroom Rules poster
* Bathroom and Hall passes
* Tattle Telling poster
* Conflict Resolution poster
* 'Wait You Turn' cards
* Time Capsule

This pack is great for pre-K and Kindergarten. It is also perfect for beginning of the year review in Grade One (that's how I'll be using it!)

If you want to get this pack, click on the flower below.


If you want to know what else I've been creating for this upcoming year,  you can take a look at my latest blog posts: (or click on the pictures to go right to my TPT store)





Swing Craftivity





 
Check out the other featured products by clicking through the blog hop below!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

All About Me Book

Do you start the year by getting your students to talk about themselves? All About Me themes always seem to be quite popular at the beginning of the year. Students love to share what they did over the summer and enjoy telling their new friends about themselves. It's a great way for them to create new friendships!

I created a cute little "All About Me" book for my students. It's something that I plan on using in the first weeks of school.

This book is perfect for my Firsties because it doesn't involve too much writing. Students fill out the pages by writing a few words here and there and complete it by illustrating each page.

It makes a nice keepsake to bring home at the end of the year too! I plan on keeping them and sending them home on the last day. My students will be amazed to see how much their printing and drawing has improved!

If you would like to get your own "All About Me Book",
click on the flower below.




Did you know that there will be a BIG Back To School Sale this weekend at TPT??? Many TPT stores will be offering up to 28% off (including mine!).
I'll be filling up my wishlist during the week to make my shopping easier on Sunday ;)


Later Gators,