Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Back to School Book Favorites

I am linking up with Brenda from Primary Inspired and Ciera from Adventures in Room 129 for their Back to School Book Favorites linky!

We all chose a back to school book and created a freebie for it!
I picked Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten.  If you haven't ready this, then you HAVE to!  
Miss Bindergarten and her class show you how they get ready for kindergarten.  Each person starts with a different letter of the alphabet, so this is perfect for fitting in any alphabet activity.
I have created a fun writing activity that your class can do.  Put it all together to create a book if you want!
There are two different templates.  The first one has your kiddo writing or telling you how they got ready for kindergarten.  

The second template has a spot for them to write their name.

Grab your freebie HERE or clicking on the writing sheets above!
Don't forget to check out the other great books and FREEBIES! :)



Sunday, July 26, 2015

Assess Me Linky!

I am linking up with Rachel from The Tattooed Teacher for her Assess Me Linky!  It is all about getting to know each other!

Week One is a Yes or No questionnaire! 
Yes, that says born in "the" WI...I'm too tired to fix it ;)


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Currently

Does my page look a little different!?  I am in love!  Thank you Lindsey!
I think I missed Currently last month...
Now it is a week into July and I can't figure out where the time has gone!
Listening-  Always "watching" this.  But I am also listening to the guy fixing a vent on our roof.  He doesn't seem happy ;)
Loving-The reason we have a guy on our roof is because we finally sold our house!  We just had our inspection yesterday and close August 3rd!
Thinking/Wanting- I am heading to Vegas tomorrow for the TpT conference!
Needing-I am doing this Currently to avoid packing plus the roof guy surprised me so I have moved from the couch to our bedroom in hopes of actually starting my packing process.
All Star-I usually am not a procrastinator, but I am CURRENTLY one this month so far :)

Monday, June 15, 2015

TpT Seller Challenge: Week 1

I am joining Sparkling in Second, Third in Hollywood, Teach Create Motivate, and Peppy Zesty Teacherista for their TpT Seller Challenge!
This week was called "Makeover Madness" and we were supposed to give a makeover to one of our older products.  This was just the motivation I needed to jump back on the TpT bandwagon!
I started with my Buggy for Addition pack today.

I basically just gave it a face lift and changed the covers.  Then, I changed some addition cards to fit more to a page (paper saver!).
I have a few more packs I want to makeover, so check back for those!
I am putting this pack on sale until the end of the week! :)



Monday, June 8, 2015

And the Winner is...Plus Currently :)

Thank you to everyone who checked out Creative Teaching Press and entered the different giveaways!

I have picked a winner and Dawn B. has won $50 to CTP!
Don't forget to check out your local dealers for Creative Teaching Press products.  Find yours here!


Listening:  There is always an episode on
Loving: Today was our last day for teachers and the weather is screaming summer!  It is going to be 90 tomorrow!  Whoo whoo!
Thinking:  This weekend I am going up north with some of my faves!  Maybe you know one of them ;)
Wanting:  We bought a house a few weeks ago and now have our house on the market!  We accepted an offer, but it looks like it will be falling through! So we are back to square one again.
Needing:  I got a lot of stuff from a retired teacher when I first started teaching and I have a problem being that whenever I see something for free in our staff lounge I have to take it...ugh!  I need to start throwing away the stuff I have still not used. 
Summer Lovin':  We will be moving the end of July (hopefully sooner if we sell our house)!  I will be headed to Vegas for the TpT conference!  Who else is going!?  We also have a few weddings and of course soaking up the summer sun!


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Blogger Bonanza Workshop!













I am so excited and will be giving away lots of good stuff to attendees! If you live in MN/WI (or anywhere, really), make sure to come to this affordable conference!
Feel free to email me with any questions: livelaughilovekinder@gmail.com




Friday, May 29, 2015

Chalk It Up!

If you are heading over from Mrs. Johnston's Journey, welcome!  I can't wait to share the newest collection from Creative Teaching Press!
If you are like me, then you might have a slight obsession with that chalkboard theme!  However, all the cute chalkboard decor on TpT wastes so much ink.  Look no further because CTP has the best classroom decor set called "Chalk It Up!".
I was lucky enough to see this set at the Ed Expo in February and let me tell you it is perfect!
This collection has all you needed and keeps the chalkboard theme consistent through each product.

I haven't told you the best part about this collection.  You can write on them with chalkboard markers and erase them!  Just like a chalkboard!  BRILLIANT!
These pencils could be used for labels or a fun door decoration.  Since you can write and erase the chalkboard marker, it will be easy to switch up what you have one them.



There are two different birthday set options.  This set could be posted on a bulletin board.  Each cupcake has a month on it and there are enough candles to write each of your kiddos names on it.  Then place it on the correct cupcake.  I put the cake stand in the middle of the bulletin board and each month switch out the monthly cupcake.  This way your birthdays are always visible and you won't miss anyone's birthday!
I just LOVE this poster.  Like I said before each piece can be written on with a chalkboard marker.  This poster can be changed up for each learning target and "I can.." statement throughout the day.  
  

There is even behavior management tools available.  This set has a behavior chart along with inspirational posters, so you can create a positive behavior bulletin board display.  I love that the posters are included because they will create such a positive community in your classroom.  These posters are also sold separately.  Their posters are great and they offer a variety of them.

This calendar set is perfect for your morning meeting/calendar time bulletin board.  It includes the calendar, numbers, days of the week chart, and weather poster.





I am also a polka dot LOVER, so when I saw these polka dot borders I knew I exactly what I will be using in my classroom next year!
They also have a few borders with fun designs! 



I am not done yet!  There is one more product I want to show you.  It is an AMAZING mini color bulletin board set.  This includes color words, color paint samples, and colored objects.  This set could be used before you put it up for display by doing a color sort with the whole class.  You could also work on vocabulary by having your kiddos write the color word and object.  Example, I see the red apple.  I see the yellow flower.  Once you have some fun with this set, put it up and display it all year long!
Are you ready to win $50 to spend at Creative Teaching Press!?  Yes, $50!  CTP is also celebrating their 50th year of helping teachers!  Yes!  And if you hop to each of the other blogs participating you have more chances to win!
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Now head on over to my friend, Molly, from Lucky to be in First, to check out some more products and enter another giveaway!! :)

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