Tuesday, July 22, 2014

1,000 TpT Follower Giveaway!

I can't believe it!  I have hit 1,000 followers on TpT!  I appreciate every one of you!  Even though I don't know who you all are, you inspire me to make great products for you and your kiddos!
I can remember joining TpT, thanks to Irene!  We taught together and I would constantly make things for our kiddos and she was like put this stuff on TpT!  I joined and haven't regretted joining ever since!  TpT changed my life!  It has made me a better teacher and I have learned so much along the way!  I remember trying to make things in Word-TRUST ME don't do it...haha!

To celebrate my 1,000 followers, I am hosting a giveaway!  I know we are all busy getting ready for school, so this will for sure help you this upcoming school year! :)  Check out the prizes!

I told you these prizes would come in handy right around now!  There will be 6 winners!  One winner will receive a $10 Target gift card (hello dollar section), one winner will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card, one winner will receive my Print and Go Bundle, and three winners will receive any one item from my store (non bundled)!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Made It~Glue Sponges

I haven't linked up with Tara for a Monday Made It post in awhile, but I was out shopping this weekend and picked up some supplies to make...GLUE SPONGES!  You may have seen these on Kindergarten Smorgasbord and whatever Greg is doing you know is a good thing, so I have jumped on the glue sponges bandwagon.
The containers, glue, and sponges can be found almost anywhere!  Target is my go to for almost everything!

This process is easy and will save you the headache of clogged glue bottles!
Pour some of the glue onto the bottom of the container.  Spread the glue all over the bottom.
I bought a pack of 6 sponges so I could cut the extras in half to cover more of the container.
Pour the extra glue onto the top of the sponges!

Cover and let it sit for a about a week to let it soak into the sponges.  
Your kiddos will then dab the paper they are gluing onto the sponge to get their glue instead of using a billion glue sticks or clogged glue bottles!

Have you used glue sponges before!? 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

My Doctor and Me ABC~Giveaway

I got the privilege to review this amazing book called My Doctor and Me ABC, written by Stephanie Cox.  Stephanie is a family doctor herself and knows first hand the importance of being healthy.  She also knows that sometimes the doctor is a scary place for kiddos.

My Doctor and Me ABC has perfectly written rhymes for each letter.  Each letter is all about the going to the doctor and being healthy.  What I love is they use a variety of terms Stephanie uses.  Your kiddos will know words like cough and exercise, but she adds some great terms like uvula (you know, that hangy thing in the back of your throat).  I didn't even know the name for that :)

Plus, words like joints, immunization, and abdomen.  Each page can be discussed further if needed which makes this book that much better!
The illustrations are adorable!  They are bright and really kid friendly.

The main reason this book is so great is because it promotes healthy living.  We all know how important it is to live healthy and this book shows you what it takes to be that way.

I love how it shows the different things a doctor does too.  This puts those nervous kiddos at ease after reading this book.

I hope you will check out this book and read it to your kiddos.  I know they will enjoy it!  I am giving away the ebook version of this book to one lucky follower!
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Don't have a Kindle??  I do not have a Kindle either, but I easily downloaded the Kindle app on my iPad and created a Kindle account through amazon.  :)  I also could read from my computer!  Perfect to project on your SMART board!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Back to School Addition Story Problems

If you LOVED my Spring Story Problems, you will love my Back to School Addition Story Problems pack!  They follow the same format as my spring packs, but this pack has a school theme to them.  These are great at anytime of the year too!
Scroll to the bottom for a chance to WIN a copy for yourself!
 Students read through the problems, cut out the equations, solve, and match them to their story problem!
 In this pack, there are 6 story problems plus a matching sheet
When I made the story problems I made sure to create to different levels.  One worksheet there are objects that are given to you to cut out and in the other one those are not there.
This worksheet is great for a kiddo who is more independent and can show how they got the answer by drawing.
This worksheet gives pictures to help.  The rulers are attached and I added the two girls in the story problem, so they can visualize the problem.
Want to win it!?
1. Pin a picture from this post
2. Comment with the pin AND your email
3. I will pick a winner Sunday (I have a wedding out of town Saturday-YAY Meg!)
Congrats to everyone who entered! :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wish List Wednesday

It is Wednesday again!  You know what that means!  Wish List Wednesday!  This week I chose my Money Mania Pack!  If you want to see these activities in action click HERE!

Enter the giveaway or buy it now for 30% off!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Back to School Finds

I spent last weekend with my favorite blogger and friend Irene, from Learning with Mrs. Leeby!  It was just what I needed to get myself motivated to actually start thinking about school again.  Even if our discussions were more like vent sessions, I needed it!
I spent yesterday running around looking at school supplies and teacher supplies at different stores.  Honestly, there wasn't a TON of things that caught my eye (probably a good thing), but I still found things I HAD to have of course!
I went to Target and ran into this guy in the dollar section.  They didn't have much out since it was all on this cart.  In case you were wondering, yes, I totally opened a box to see what goodies were hiding in there.  I decided to come back, but not before picking up a couple things!
I like to use the sentence strips to write each kiddos name on, so they can use it when they are practicing their names!  I can also use the cards to choose helpers, etc.
Wal-Mart had lots of cute Scholastic games!  This rhyming puzzle game was only $2!  Perfect for our Word Work center!
I found this amazing lesson plan book at Wal-Mart too!  Now I know it is no Erin Condren, but it was perfect for the price and still totally cute!

Weekly plans can be quickly written down with enough room for a few extra details.  This is my way of planning.  I read over everything I will be teaching, then write a few quick notes for each lesson to reference back to.
 A full calendar view for each month!
Spots for kids birthdays and daily schedule!  There were also important dates, a place to take notes, and much more!  For only $10!
 These were not from Target or Wal-Mart, but I got them in the mail yesterday from Zulily!  They have tons of great deals!  The Eric Carle magnets will go PERFECT with my Brown Bear Pack!
I didn't take a picture of this, but I got this at Big Lots!  My room is tiny next year!  It is probably a good things because it will force me to be super organized!  I plan on storing extra supplies in it!  That means some label making is in my future! :)
Sterilite 5-Drawer Plastic Storage Carts

Now it is your turn!  What have you found for the upcoming school year!?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday!

The fabulous Jen from Teacher by the Beach started this amazing idea and I'm loving it!
I did this a couple of weeks ago with my Community Helpers Pack!
I'm back again with The Cat Pack!

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Good Luck! :)