31 July 2015

Five for Friday

So, it is official - I will be back at work next week.  When do you start back?  Although I am sad to see my summer come to an end I am glad to get back in a routine.  I hope I will keep up with my blogging, but when your life gets really busy it can be tough to stay a float sometimes.

My family and I just returned from vacation.  We visited Seaside, Florida this year.   We normally go to Destin, Florida, but decided to venture a little further west.  Seaside is such a quaint town.  It has the cutest beach cottages you ever did see, plus some really great boutiques to go and shop in.  One really good perk for my family was that it sits right between Destin and Panama City, so if you want more restaurants and shopping to choose from the drive is not that far.  Here are some of the pictures I took while on vacation.  I didn't take near enough!!

While I was on Vacation I got a post in my FB feed from my friend saying that her mom wanted to sale her monogram machine.  I am now the proud owner of a monogram machine.  But let me warn you, I can barely sew a button on, so this really ought to be interesting.  I see a lot of You Tube videos in my future.  It was such a great deal {a really great deal} and I spend a fortune on monogramming, so I thought, why not!  If you know of any good embroidery programs, let me know. I have to get one before I can start putting it to use.

While getting some of my ideas/lesson ready for back to school.  I stumble across the maps from jimapco.com.  They are so cute and kid friendly.   I love to teach geography {actually anything social studies or science} and so I thought these would work perfect to put on the smart board or document camera.  You could even print them out for group activities.

I have been a #bloghoppin2015 little mama these past few weeks.  I don't enter to many competitions, but I am always down for a good scavenger hunt.  Plus, I really want to bring some iPads into my classroom.  Here a few pictures of some of the points I racked up during the #bloghoppin'2015 adventure!

Right before I left for vacation, I had lunch with these fabulous ladies I work with!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

27 July 2015

Hello! My Name Is ...

A few days late for The Tattooed Teacher's link up, but I saw that everyone was doing it while I was on vacation and I loved reading everybody's answers.  I just returned last night and decided to catch up on my blogging.  

I can't wait to see what next weeks assessment has in store for us!  Do you want to participate?  Just click on the link below.  Until then thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!  


16 July 2015

Oh, Snap! It's Almost August!

August is almost here - boo-whoo!!  I spent the last two days working in my room trying to get things up and ready.  I leave for vacation this weekend and when we get back, I only have a week before I return {August 5th}.  I have even dreamed of tardy bells lately.  Is that a sign that I need to get a move on things?  Did I mention that I am also totally revamping my classroom - new colors and theme?  Luckily Teacher Deals and Dollar Steals is here with a linky to cover us with #B2S products to make life easier and at a fraction of the cost.

Warning:  This linky and post are about products!  This is a product heavy post!

For the next three days you can grab some of back to school products and newest digital paper designs at 50% off!

Up first let's talk Classroom Decor Sets!  All my classroom decor sets are 50% off!  All sets come with editable labels and banners!  There are binder inserts, calendar cards, months, desk tags, name plates, and much more.  Click on any of the images to view the set directly.

This is my newest set:  Primary Color Decor Set.  Everything is this group is primary colors!

This is also a fairly new set!  This is what I am using in my own classroom this year.   I am lovin' the teal, gray, and black!

I added a Super Hero theme this summer and it has been a big hit so far!

Who doesn't love a cute pirate?

Get your groove on with this rock theme set!

Now let's talk resources.  Everyone can use a set that is easy to print-and-go.  I have some basic resources that will get you started off just right!  All resources are provided with answer keys!  All of these resources will be 50% off for the next three days too!

Keep your students busy those first few days of school with this print-and-go resource set.  There many printable activities such as:  Find a Friend, Word Search, Basic Math, Syllables, Even and Odd, and much more.

This newly uploaded Johnny Appleseed set will come in handy in September. It is geared for upper elementary {grades 2-5} and covers many ELA Common Core skills.  There is even a writing craftivity.

This print-and-go set is fully loaded with basic addition printables!  It is an awesome resource.  Check out the comments in my TpT store!

Of course if you have a huge basic addition set, then you will also need the basic subtraction set!  This pack is fully loaded too!

Start Grammar off right with this print-and-go resource set that focuses on sentence structure!

Then move on to the second set, and on of my best sellers, the Grammar set that covers parts of speech!

Movin' on to digital papers - my favorite thing to create!  If you are looking for some cute papers to update your store front or products be sure to check out the following, they too are 50% off:

One of my best sellers in digital papers!

Newly Added - Brand New!

Newly Added - Brand New!

This set matches perfectly with the teal, gray, and black classroom decor set.  This set was recently added!

Are your products ready for Halloween? 

Halloween is just around the corner!  It will be here before you know it!

I hope you are able to find something that will help you out those first few weeks/months of school! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!


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