Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cute Posts Out There!

Primary Princesses
Primary Princesses: GIVEAWAY!!!: We are so excited! We are almost at 50 followers! We know it isn't much but we are so grateful for all of you and the support you have giv...

Jenn from Finally in First is having a Scholastic giveaway! If you have never used them in your classroom before, they are fantastic! If you are like me and your school does not provide funding for magazines for students, I have had to turn to alternative funding. I have written proposals at donorschoose for the past few years and my kiddos have loved them! This is definitely not a giveaway to miss! It ends March 7.  
Mrs. Poland from Think, Wonder & Teach has 50 followers! Yay, congrats, you go girl! LOL, anyway, she has two cute prizes to giveaway so be sure to go and check them out! It ends March 6.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Saturdays and shoes! 2 of my FAVS!

Gosh, for the past few weeks, Saturday has been an extremely BUSY day for my little family. My son plays basketball for 2 teams-one for a local group and another for a traveling team. So our day includes 2 basketball games. Well today he won 1 game and lost the other-so 50%, right? Not too bad, they are getting better and as long as he enjoys it, that is all that matters to us!

Since we had a bit of time to spare between the two games, I convinced my hubby to please go to a shoe shop and let me buy a pair of shoes that I have been wanting for a while now.............well, I was so excited because he did pull into the store! Yay me! These are the shoes I got:
I have hears so many wonderful things about these shoes and I just hope I like the way they look on ME! Many fellow teachers have them at my school. Do any of you have a pair? I am honestly only 41 years old and my knees sometimes about kill me when I get up from the floor working with my kiddos! Hopefully these will work!

 Update: Holly from Crisscross Applesauce asked what kind they were...duh, I was in such a hurry I guess I forgot. These shoes are by Algeria Shoes and they are the Paloma Black etched Mary Janes. They have lots of cute ones and it was hard to make my decision, but hopefully these will be jus perfect!







Kelley from Buggy for 2nd Grade is hoping to reach 300 followers! Go Kelley! She is having a giveaway to help with this. This giveaway is a bit different so be sure to go enter. If you become a new follower after reading my post, please leave my name as a comment and that will give me an extra entry! Thanks!

Have you heard of Boogie Wipes? They sound awesome! The Teacher's Market is having a giveaway and you should go enter. The giveaway ends March 9!
I got this Permission to Pin from Kelley Ciritto at Buggy for 2nd Grade. I hope she doesn't mind that I edit her permission to pin post. You have my permission to pin anything you have found on my blog! I would love to find something of mine on another site! I am going to get better at blogging for sure!

                                                                                                       Kelly from Kindergarten Kel is giving away her St. Pat's unit. It sure looks awesome. The giveaway ends Friday, March 2 so hurry on over!

The Loco Teacher is celebrating 50 followers! Congrats! Her giveaway ends Wednesday, Feb. 29 at noon. Be sure to get there on time!




Kim from Growing Up Teaching is having a giveaway for a gift certificate to everybody's favorite online shop-Teachers Pay Teachers! Yay....it ends tomorrow, Feb. 29 so be sure to stop by!

Courtney from Swimming into Second has 600 followers! Wow! That is terrific.....doubt I'll ever have that many, but I'll keep truckin' along! LOL, she is giving away several prizes to celebrate! The giveaway ends March 3, so be sure to head on over there!
First Grade Delight has an awesome giveaway! She is giving away a gift certificate and a unit from one of her blogging buddies. You will be sad if you miss it! It ends Wed., Feb. 29!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wow I am "almost" have 200 followers!

You know, I just think teachers are AWESOME! Not many professions have peopl who are so generous with the things they create and share with co-workers. Gee, at my school it doesn't happen on all grade levels. I found some more giveaways and wanted to share them with you all! The generosity of teachers is just amazing. I need a few more people to follow my blog and then I will have another giveaway for 200 followers!

Abby from Third Grade Bookworm is giving away a cutie patootie-a snuggly! You'll have to check out her page to find out just what a snuggly is! Her giveaway ends Feb. 26th so be sure you enter!

Tiffani from Time for Kindergarten is giving away an item from her TpT store! This would be fabulous to win for sure!


Cheryl from Crayons & Curls is having a great giveaway for having 200 followers! Congrats Cheryl. I have been trying to win one of these super sweet shirts that have been in giveaways so far! I feel good about this..............LOL, I wish, but congrats!

Miss S from Just Teaching Kindergarten has a great giveaway to celebrate having 50 followers! The giveaway prizes are all fabulous so be sure to enter!

Miss Third Grade: 250 follower giveaway time!

Miss Third Grade: 250 follower giveaway time!: Over the weekend I exceeded 250 followers! You can only guess what that means? Time for a giveaway! Drum roll please! I will be giving...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Teach~Play~Smile: Fantastic, Fantabulous, Friendly Followers...Givea...

Teach~Play~Smile: Fantastic, Fantabulous, Friendly Followers...Givea...: Or more, actually! I have reached just a smidge over 100 followers... time for a giveaway. I have learned so much from every blog that I sta...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Little bit of SNOW but Teacher Workday tomorrow anyway!

Gosh, I still feel like a kid when it snows................always loved having snow days. When I was a kid in school, we got 5 FREE days for snow. No more, now we have to make up the snow days so I would always much rather have delays now. Just wondered if anybody gets freebies for snow days anymore? Sure wish we did so we could enjoy them too!

Are you feeling lucky? Well, there is a great giveaway going on over at Raegan's site, Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits. Several blogging buddies have gathered to give away some great prizes.............

Mrs.Sanderson from Flying High in First Grade is celebrating having 50 followers! Congrats! She is giving away a $15.00 giftcard to iTunes-that would be an awesome win! It ends Feb. 26.

 Miss Trish from First Grade Frosting is giving away either her Dr. Seuss or St. Patrick's units! Would love to have either one..............Be sure to enter by Feb. 29!

Denise from Sunny Days in Second Grade is having a great giveaway! You can win a cause and effect sort but be sure to enter by next Friday-

Krista from Stellar Students is giving away a 25.00 gift certificate! Be sure to enter by Friday, Feb. 24! ***It must be too early for me because I cannot figure out how to leave comments. Anybody else having that same trouble?**

Kayla from Primary Junction is giving away 5 of her February themed units to one winner! The giveaway ends this Thursday night!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

My Valentine Exchange Partner did FABULOUS! LOOK

Oh, thank you so much to my sweet valentine exchange partner, Kerri from Ms. Kerri's Krazy Kindergarten! I loved all the goodies and surprises you sent me! Aren't they just adorable?

Are those bumblebee gloves not the cutest things? My kiddos loved it when I wore them to school today.............they love seeing all the neat stuff I have with bees on it. My bracelet was a big hit too-they loved it and some of my girls were like, "we should make those Mrs. Brown"....I was like, well, I'll have to look into it. I don't know if I could...LOL Well, the Reese's cup is already G-O-N-E! It was so very yummy! I don't know anyone couldn't just love to eat a good ole Reese's cup! Thank you so very much Kerri you did a fabulous job! Thank you also to Sarah and Caitlin for hosting such a fun event. I love exchanges and can't wait for the next one!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Teacher's Chatterbox: Grand Opening and GIVEAWAY!!!

The Teacher's Chatterbox: Grand Opening and GIVEAWAY!!!: *TEACHER'S CHATTERBOX GRAND OPENING* Sunday, February 12, 2012 WEBSITE HERE A Peek Inside... Hope you can come by and check out the sampl...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gee, Thursday ONLY?

This has been such a long week it seems like to me! Between all the partying with the 100th day, baby shower for a co-worker, conferences with parents and just living life, I can't get it all together. I have also had this nasty head cold and I feel like I could use a nap every single day at school! Oh well, can't wait for tomorrow, Friday, so I can come home and not have to get up at 5:00 am on Saturday! Ha, I might sleep in until 7:00 AM..................I am hoping to sleep a bit longer than that! 


Here is a fabulous giveaway I found:

Jamie from 2nd Grade Stuff is celebrating having 200 followers! Congrats Jamie! It ends Feb. 12!

Lisa from A Teacher's Bag of Tricks is giving away a custom lesson/activities for your students! This would be fabulous to win! Thanks for the great giveaway Lisa and congrats on having 100 followers-I am your newest one for sure!

Monica from The Schroeder Page is giving away a cute little apron, her February files and a music wand to one lucky winner! Be sure to check it out!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Congrats to my 3 winners and new giveaways!

Congrats to my 3 winners from my giveaway. If you can help me with numbering my comments, my eyes and head would thank you very much! I counted so many times, I had myself confused! Not too hard to do on a Monday-aka 100th day of school! Anyway, here are the winners! Winners will have 48 hours to email and send me your mailing address. I will forward it to the store owners and you can work with them on getting your items. Here is my email address: kellybrown28021@gmail.com


Thanks for entering! 

#1. Congrats to Laura for winning an adorable teacher bucket-from VRG Designs!


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#2. Congrats Latricia for winning a 15.00 gift certificate to this adorable shop, Pea Pie's Boutique

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#3. Congrats to for winning a set of 6 specialty cards from Popper & Mimi!

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Here is a fabulous giveaway I just saw.....2nd Grade Shenanigans is having a BIG giveaway since she now has 1,000 followers! Wow! Enter by clicking the red link above or don't so that will be less competition for me! LOL


Jeannie from Kindergarten Lifestyle has a fabulous giveaway and EVERYBODY will win something! Click the red button to enter and see what amazing prizes 2 people will win! 


Adventures of Ms. Smith has 50 followers! Congrats! She is giving away a cute little pouch from the fabulous Thirty-One Company. Love, love, love their stuff! Click the red link above to enter!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Fabulous Everything Primary Teaching Expo

Ooooh, gosh, now who doesn't want to win a ticket to this fabulous event? The Everything Primary Teaching Expo sounds fabulous and A Teacher's Treasure is giving away 3 tickets to 3 lucky people! I am hoping I am one of them! The Organizing and Arranging Daily Centers sounds fabulous to me and this is DEFINITELY an area  I could use some assistance with-however, they all sound fabulous and I know I would benefit from all of the presentations! Click on A Teacher's Treasure for your chance to win! It ends tonight!

Laura from Peace, Love, & First Grade has 51 followers! She is having a giveaway that I feel sure you don't want to miss-a gift certificate to TpT! Those are great and useful for everybody! The giveaway ends Feb. 12.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Oh boy! SIT Meeting and Data and some giveaways

Well..................I am so exhausted and tired from our SIT meeting today. We have to meet at least 1 time a month and discuss the data from our grade level assessments. Do you all do that? Our SIT plan is rewritten every 3 years and I feel like I have been on SIT every single time it has to be rewritten! LOL, I want off!


We have decided to focus our data for the SIT plan on the percentage of students who know/recognize their capital and lowercase letters and sight words. We have improved since the first 9 weeks. This is a good thing, but we still have more work to do! Some of my sweet babies are so immature this year and I know for a fact they are going to struggle in first grade next year. So, I have already began the RTI process and moving to different tier levels for them to try different/more strategies to help them and show improvement. However, some have not improved yet! I will be having conferences beginning tomorrow through next week with some parents that I am truly concerned about their child. Gosh, this time of the year is so stressful! Is anyone else feeling like this? I hope I am not in just a "slump"! It can't be because we haven't had a break-this is our first FULL 5 day week since Christmas break! Okay, enough rambling! Be sure to check out the two giveaways I have posted below! Don't forget to enter my giveaway-I have 3 great items!





Heather from Heather's Heart is having a great giveaway! It ends Feb. 10 so be sure to check it out!


Kelley from Buggy for Second Grade is celebrating having 200 followers! Congrats Kelley from Kelly! (I never liked my name growing up, did you?) This giveaway ends Sunday!

Lauryn is giving away her Valentine's TpT unit! Head on over to Paste & Pearls to check out her great giveaway!

Amy from The Resourceful Room is giving away some fabulous prizes! She has 300 followers to celebrate! You don't want to miss it so head on over!

Tanya from Ms. Solano's Kindergarten is having a give away to celebrate her 40th birthday! Happy Birthday Tanya! I celebrated my 40th birthday last December and it wasn't near as bad for me as turning 30 was....................LOL!

To celebrate having 100 followers, Ms. B is giving away an item from her store to 3 winners~check it out!