Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Things for My Classroom...

I wanted to share some things I have gotten ordered for my classroom. I know I love seeing things teachers create-hopefully I can give you a new idea to use.....

I ordered these stickers to put on my students the day before field trips. As everyone knows, money has been cut and I figured this way I would not have to make copies to send reminders about field trips. Hopefully these will work! 

On the business cards, I made homework passes. For the past few years, I have added an expiration date on them. I give them to the kids to use-not just save! LOL
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Next, I made some snack cards to send home with my kiddos so their family will know it is their turn to send snack. For the snack bag, I decorated some canvas bags and send them home with this card inside.
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Maybe I inspired someone to get busy making things for the classroom. I ordered these items from If you have questions, I'd love to try and answer them! 

    Teaching Chick: 100 Follower Giveaway!: I am super excited to announce that I have reached 100 followers!!! Thanks to each and every one of you! I remember thinking when I starte...


Stacy from Simpson's Superstars is having a giveaway to say Thank You to her followers! You get your choice of gift cards! It ends Aug. 9.

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New Giveaways!

   The Idea Backpack: Rockin' Resources and a Thirty One Giveaway: Rockin' Resources: I am linking up with Kelley at Teacher Idea Factory to share the tehnology resources I intend to use this year. S...


Brigid's Daily Lesson Log: Follower Giveaway: It's GIVEAWAY time! (starts 7/24/12 and ends 7/29/12) I have so many wonderful followers that I thought it would be perfect to celeb...


Teaching Heart has a week of giveaways coming up! Do you follow her blog?
How about her facebook page?

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blah, blah, blah!!!

Well, it's only Thursday and I hate to sound so bah-humbug, but I am so thrilled this morning is  over! I know, don't wish your life away; however, I had to go for a colonoscopy this morning and let me tell you, if you have never had is an experience! I am glad to report that everything checked out great! Whew, just glad it is over. 

On Monday and Tuesday I went to county meetings about implementing Common Core in my classroom this upcoming year. After the two days of training, I left feeling overwhelmed, nervous, and excited all in one! I am really super stoked about putting these wonderful programs in place in about a month-what-holy cow-yes, I have a month until my workdays begin and I start back to school! I am such a nerd because I love getting my classroom ready and meeting my new students and families I will get to work with during the year.....SUPER BIG TEACHER NERD HERE!

 I do have to share that at the meeting, I met a fellow blogger that teaches in my county! I was so excited when she came up and said are you Kelly Brown with a blog? I was like, yes-she was like I'm Elisabeth from Twins, Teaching and Tacos! I thought that was so neat!  Elisabeth was one of the presenters and she did such a great job sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge about how she has implemented Common Core and the Investigations Math program into her classroom. She is really a wealth of knowledge! 

One more thing, I have got some neat things ready for a giveaway on my blog. If you would like to help by donating an item, please email me at and let me know. I feel bad asking because I don't have a TpT store to help with other giveaways....I don't think there is anything left for me to create! You guys have it all covered! 

If you are still reading.......I did find some giveaways to share with you all! Be sure to check them out!

Day 1:  Swimming Into Second: 10 days of giveaway: In celebration of 1,000 followers, I am hosting 10 days of giveaways. I have some awesome prizes from amazing bloggers and a few gift c...   ENDS JULY 28

  Day 2: Swimming Into Second: 10 Days of Giveaways: Day 2: It's time for day 2 of the 10 days of giveaways. Today the giveaway has a back to school theme. Here are the amazing resources that you co...ENDS JULY 28

    Herding Kats in Kindergarten: Donorschoose Giveaway!: I am finished with Great Expectations training and it was fabulous! I learned so much and met so many great teachers! At the end of the day ...

Little Treasures    Little Treasures: Angela Moore and Common Core (A Giveaway and a Fr...: Have you ever heard of Angela Moore?  Well I have another giveaway, an Angela Moore Bracelet. I know it doesn't involve the classroom.  But ...

    Rulin' The Roost: GIVEAWAY TIME! HOOT HOOT!: THANK YOU!  I can't believe I have so many "friends" out there! :)  (especially since I've been lacking lately with my posts!!!!!  lol)  As ...

     Carried away in... KINDERGARTEN!: Hooray!!! A 200 Follower Giveaway!!!: I started blogging to keep fresh & forward thinking with my teaching.  Last summer, my sis-in-law Mrs. Wheeler  introduced me to the blogosp...

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

July 1-REALLY???

Am I the only one who is amazed that it is already July 1? I can hardly believe it is that time of year! We are leaving for the beach this Saturday morning bright and early....I sorta dread the thoughts of packing! YUCK! But we always have a fabulous time hanging out with our friends and their kids-we've done it for years! Well I thought I would share some giveaways with you all!


Go to Adventures of Ms. Smith and you can win a copy of a new book, Catty Wompus! It ends Friday at midnight!

Adventures of Room 129

  Do you want to win some new products from TpT? I bet you do! Just go and enter Adventures of Room 129's giveaway! You'll be glad you did!

 Fourth Grade Garden is celebrating 100 followers. She has some great things to win! It ends next Saturday!

   Just Wild About Teaching has 200 followers! She has a great giveaway going on that ends in 3 days! 

Erin Klein from Kleinspiration is having a great big giveaway because she has 1,000 followers! That is amazing! The giveaway ends in 3 days! Don't be late!


Peace, Love, & Learning is celebrating 1,000 followers! Wow, that is some big number for sure! The giveaway ends July 8!

   Mrs. Sykes is celebrating her bloggiversary. ~She has a fabulous giveaway going on so you should go and enter. It ends July 8th!

   Learning is Something to Treasure is celebrating 400 followers! You don't want to miss this one for sure! It ends Wednesday, July 11!

  Kickin' it in Kinder has 100 followers! Yay! Her winner will be announced on Saturday! 

   Surfin' Through Second is having a Tropical Summer Giveaway. She's got some great things for the winner that will be announced next Monday! 


   Mrs. Stanford has already reached 500 followers! Congrats to you! Her giveaway ends in 5 days!

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