Sunday, May 5, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Sale!

Did you hear? TPT is throwing a sale in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week! If you use checkout code TAD13, you can save 10% on your purchases. But wait, there's more (I clearly watch too many infomercials)! Because I owe so much to my followers and fellow teachers, I am throwing in an ADDITIONAL 20% off your purchases on May 7th and 8th. That's right! You get a whopping 28% off your entire purchase! Sounds like a deal to me!

You can click on the link to the right to check out my store, or head right on over  here!

I'm off to start adding some goodies to my own cart!

Happy Shopping!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

It's May?! Plus a Mother's Day Craftivity!

This is me trying NOT to freak out that it's already May! As I sat with my kiddos today and we did our calendar activities, we counted how many school days we have left and the answer was ::gulp:: 23!!!!!! Only 23 more morning ceremonies with this group. 23 more days of recess. 23 more lunches. 23 more planning periods preparing all sorts of activities for these guys. 23 more days of hugs and smiles (sometimes, forced smiles when they're driving me crazy with their summer fever!) 23 more days to get done the 32487349584798 things I have piled on my desk to still get through! Enter panic mode!

May is always such a tough month because it's the final stretch to get through with assessments, squeezing in last minute lessons, preparing for report cards, assessments, reviewing previously taught skills, and oh ya, did I mention assessments? Because it seems like that's all I have planned for this month!

May is also bittersweet for me because it's the last full month I have with these kiddos before I pass them onto 2nd grade! There's so much to look forward to with summer right around the corner,(although in Las Vegas, it's come early with these 90 degree days already!) and one of my favorite holidays......Mother's Day! From a teacher perspective, I love seeing the joy my kiddos share when they talk about their mommies, the love they spread in the cards and letters they write to their mommies and from a mommy perspective, I LOVE the love my own little boys share with me on my special day. I know some people say Mother's Day and Father's Day are "Hallmark" holidays, but I soak them up and enjoy every single second of it! It's not at all about the fancy gifts or special surprises planned for me, it's just the excitement my boys show from the minute they wake up in the morning, knowing that the entire day is about spending time and showering mommy with love! Luckily for me, I get this love every single day, but for them it's just another reason to have a "celebration" in our house. And hey, usually it means some kind of chocolate for me, so how could I complain? :-)

Anyways, if assessments and end of the year things have your mind occupied and you've pushed Mother's Day to the back of your mind, allow me to assist you! At our school we do a special event the Friday before Mother's Day called "Moms & Muffins". It's exactly what it sounds like. Having muffins with mom. Before and after the muffins, the kiddos love to walk their moms around the school and show off their work.  Parents love to check out their kiddos' work hanging on the walls, so I have designed an entire bulletin board craftivity for your kiddos to make that focuses on moms! Check out the preview below and click on the link below to snag your copy of the craftivity below! It's all laid out with templates ready to go, so all you will have to do is print, copy, execute, and hang! I guarantee your moms will LOVE it!

Check it out here if you need a quick idea for a May bulletin board!
Off I go to the world of grading these assessments that have become my life!
Until next time,

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have WINNERS!

Hi Friends! 

I am SO excited to announce that the first major giveaway done on this blog was a success! It wouldn't have worked without Cindy Revuelto's new blog! I'm sure the name sounds super familiar to you because Cindy and I used to share this blog together but she has also created her very own blog! Don't you worry though, she will still be around this place helping me guest blog and fixing all the technological kinks I have trouble with! :-) Haven't checked out her new blog yet? What are you waiting for?!?!

Without further ado, here are the winners for our very first collaborative giveaway......drumroll, please! 

And here are what you lucky winners are now the proud owners of! 

Cindy has emailed all of the winners their lucky prizes, but if you haven't received yours, please let me know in the comments below! 

This giveaway was so much fun, so I know we will be back with more! 

If you didn't get a chance to win this time, but are interested in any of the units above, please check out our TPT stores, here and here

And for a little freak out/happy dance/panic attack moment, are there only 8 weeks left in this school year?! Every single year I feel like the year flies by faster and faster! I'm going to be sad to see my sweet little friends go up to 2nd grade, but I'm already proud of how far they've come. But just like every year, it's CRUNCH TIME! Time to take a look back and see what things still need some more attention. I'm interested to do you spend your last few months of school? Obviously we all have school or district assessments to give for the end of the year, but is there anything you do (or a unit you use) to do a skills review at the end of the year?

And because my crazy brain is already thinking ahead, I'm working on some exciting new polka dot classroom stuff, so make sure you check back! 

Phew. I'm tired now! Time to go enjoy my Sunday funday! 


Monday, April 1, 2013

April Showers Bring {{GIVEAWAYS}}!

I have an exciting announcement to make! I've partnered with Cindy at First Grade A to Z to create this AWESOME giveaway to get you ready for the month of April!

 Here is a little preview of what is included in these units! Want more details about each one? Click on the links below each picture to check out their full description in each of our TPT stores! 

This giveaway will satisfy all of your classroom needs for the month of April!  

Here's how you enter: 

Don't forget to leave a comment below letting me know you're following! That's your entry ticket into the giveaway!

The 10 {yes, I said TEN!} lucky winners will be chosen Saturday afternoon so what are you waiting for? Get your entries in! :-) 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring Fling Sale on Everything!

Hello Everyone,

We are having a Spring Fling Sale.  So make sure you clean out your wishlists and enjoy this sale.  Just click on the pic to head on over to our TPT store and start shopping.  Thanks to Jeanine over at Creative Lesson Cafe for the wonderful banner.  Isn't it adorable!

Now I don't know about all of you but this is my type of Spring Cleaning.  So get your favorite comfy pants on and get ready to shop!!!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

It's your lucky day!

Top of the Mornin' to Ya!

Have you seen all the sales going on!  Well it must be your lucky day because our store is also on sale.  We are linking up with Mrs. Wheelers First Grade to tell you all about it.

Here are a few of our products that are on sale.  Just click on the picture to head on over to our store.  There are many more items once you get there.  

Hope you all enjoy your St. Patricks Day celebrations.  Please be safe and be sure to link up.




Monday, February 18, 2013

St. Patrick's Day & Spring on the mind!

This 3 day weekend has been very much needed NICE! Yesterday my boys and I were able to enjoy our gorgeous Las Vegas was 73 in the afternoon and BEAUTIFUL! I was sitting outside soaking it all up and thinking about the months and units to come when I realized that we are now less than a month away from St. Patrick's Day! If you're stuck in a rut, or need some St. Patrick's Day activities, check out our TpT Store! Here are some snapshots of the goodies included in this unit:

While you're already preparing for St. Patrick's Day, don't forget that Spring will be just around the corner and here is a unit for that one, too! Check out our TPT store for a better preview of this one!

Hopefully these 2 units make your transition into Spring easier so you can enjoy more of it outdoors! :-)