Monday, October 26, 2015

Introducing the NEW Popular Purple Sharpener

I'm so excited to show you all the newest color that Classroom Friendly Supplies has out for their Quiet Pencil Sharpener!

It's called "Popular Purple"!

If you aren't familiar with this sharpener, let me tell you about it.

One being that it is quiet.  I use it in my classroom and I don't have any kiddos coming up to me with their pencil when they hear me sharpening!
I bought these cheap dollar pencils from Target.  You know the ones that don't sharpen the right way, but you buy them anyway!

I used this amazing pencil sharpener and they all came out PERFECTLY sharpened!

To use, you need to pull out the front plate, squeeze the black pieces on the top, insert the pencil, and start sharpening!

Your pencils will come out sharp and not only on one side.

If you are interested, check out Classroom Friendly Supplies HERE!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Bright Ideas Link Up-Worksheet-less

We use a lot of worksheets in our class, they help us learn and review.  BUT sometimes it is nice to turn those worksheet topics into something else!

One way we had a worksheet-less phonics day was by taking a rhyming card and drawing a rhyming word.

We usually compete a rhyming worksheet that has us matching rhyming words, but this gave the kiddos a chance to think of their own words!
Don't forget to check out other bright ideas by clicking below!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fall Freebie!

It has been way too long since I have blogged, so to make up for being MIA I have created a FREEBIE for you!

These worksheets would be perfect for math centers or for a review after you teach numbers.
There are two worksheets.

One has your kiddos counting and circling, while the other worksheet has your kiddos counting and writing the number.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Flash Drive GIVEAWAY!

I have the ultimate giveaway for YOU!
My friends at USB Memory Direct sent me these beauties a couple of weeks ago!

They are an amazing company that values teachers!  They let me pick out custom flash drive to share with all my fabulous followers.
Can I say how hard it was to choose!?  Each flash drive was so unique!  I decided on a flash drive with a lanyard.  As a teacher, we always have a lanyard and we always have that one flash drive that goes missing.  You know the one with all your lesson plans on it...
The lanyard color is totally up to you and you can customize the clip with your logo, school name, or school mascot!

I was sent enough flash drives to do a few giveaways with, so I am giving away 5 flash drives with 5 of my TpT products uploaded to each one!

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

How Do I Get Home FREEBIE

I've made it through the first week (aka 3 days)!  On the first day of school we used this freebie that I created to help my kiddos remember how they are getting home from school.

The kids either get picked up, ride the bus, or walk home.  Each sheet has the kiddos tracing and then drawing a picture of how they get home from school.

We do have an after school club, so I just put that under the "getting picked up" paper since their parents are picking them up :)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Five for Friday...Seven for Saturday :)

***I wrote this post in July and never linked up, so I thought I would just add to it!! :) :) I have so many things to tell you (like go to number 7)***
It has been awhile since I have linked up!  I have one more week of summer school left! 
**We started Wednesday! New school, new district, and I am loving it so far! :)**

So, we bought a dog!!  We had gone back and forth with it before finally deciding to get her.  We are moving next week, so it was perfect timing.  We will have a nice yard for her compared to our patch of grass at our townhouse!  We named her Remie.
**She is so big now!!**

Do you LOVE the chalkboard that cute chalkboard theme?  I had a few requests to make more chalkboard signs.  I have color signs as a FREEBIE.  I made shape and number sets too!

I posted this on my Instgram and Facebook page, but thought it was a perfect reminder for recess!  Now all you warm state teachers would have to adjust it for your temps :)

We move next week and I feel like there is so much to do!  I spent way too long on the phone with the cable and internet companies.  FYI they are not nice when you try to cancel your services...:/

**We have officially moved and we are loving our new house!  We live right next to a pond and small nature park, so we have had deer in our backyard a few mornings!  Now that I work in a new district and that we moved I am over half the distance to my new school...YAY! ** 

Since my mind is on puppies and moving, I haven't had any time to work on Back to School stuff.  I did post this Reading Comprehension Pack last week.  It is school themed, so it would be great for any time of the year!

6 (not a fancy picture like the others)
We started school on Wednesday and so far my class is doing great!  We practiced being good listeners while I read the book "Curious George's First Day of School".  After we read the book we talked about our favorite parts! My kiddos drew their favorite part to take home and talk about it with their mom or dad!  A lot of them liked when George made a mess...haha!  

Click HERE if you would like a copy!

We are expecting a little boy in January!  

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Back to School GoNoodle Blogger Biltz

I'm teaming up with a bunch of fabulous bloggers to tell you how AMAZING GoNoodle is!  Plus, you have a chance to win some GoNoodle swag for you and your class!  Wait there is more!  Use the code: BTSwithGoNoodle to get 15% off EVERYTHING in the GoNoodle Shop!
I want to show you TWO ways that I use GoNoodle in my classroom.  There are a million ways to use it, so I'll show you two!

Idea #1:
After each video you watch, you get points.  After 10 points your Champ gets upgraded.  Once you are done with all your upgrades you get to get a new champ!
To make it more fun, we voted for our champ!  I picked a row and numbered the Champs.  Then, the kids wrote down what number they wanted and we went through our votes.  This is good any time of the year, but would be perfect during the election time each year!

Idea #2
I know we always have those random few minutes that we need to fill!  My random few minutes always seemed to come at the end of the day because I was a crazy woman and wanted to make sure my kiddos were ready early, so we wouldn't be late to buses.
Some of my kiddos had longer bus rides so it was perfect to do a quick video before we left!  
This video even reviews words you are working on in the classroom!

GoNoodle is such a super company and understands teachers, so they have given me some GoNoodle pencils to giveaway to you!
Enter below-Good Luck!

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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


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: