Thursday, July 31, 2014

Super Exciting Back To School Sale!!!

I am so excited to share Super Exciting news with you!!!  I am having my FIRST EVER TTP sale!!!  TPT is having their annual Back to School Blast Off Sale and I am participating!!!  Everything in my store will be on sale for %20 off!!  I have a ton of new things that I will be adding so make sure you check in often to see what you need!!  I will also be making special Back to School Bundles just for this sale!!
To celebrate this amazing news, I am having a giveaway raffle!  I am giving one lucky person a $25 TPT gift certificate to be spent online!!!  Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter below!  Good luck and Happy Shopping!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pondering More Followers!!

I’m so amazed at the amount of teachers who are giving away great prizes for following their blog!!!  I wonder if that would work for me??  What do you do to get more followers on your blog site??  Hmmmm…  Something to ponder!  I was just saying today how much I love blogging and writing about what I am doing but I feel like my blogs go off into space!!!   I kinda like to compare it to a message in a bottle – where it goes and who gets it no one knows!!!!
If you do read my blog, feel free to leave me a comment or two.  It is very inspiring to realize that there are people out there who like what I have to sayJ
Speaking of great giveaways…Melanie from the Teachers Lounge is doing a $50 TPT giveaway!!!  $50!!!!  Here is the link to her blog if you want to enter J  Good luck if you do!!

Wishing you great success in everything you do,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hi again Bloogland!!!  How is everyone doing today???  I am hoping you are having a fantastic summer relaxing, refreshing and reenergizing yourself J  What is the best thing you have done so far???  Leave me a comment and let me know your best vacation spot, your favorite way to relax or simply your favorite thing to do over your summer break.
I have been busy this week perfecting and finalizing my Monkey Themed Teacher Binder!  This is the mother load of all organizational binders J  It includes lesson plan templates, seating chart examples, parent forms, student forms, class lists, you name it, I probably have it!  (If I don’t feel free to let me know J

 I have the binder set listed on TPT and am so excited to share it with you!  You can see it here!  Feel free to check out my store while you are there – it is growing pretty quickly!!  I am hopeful that I will be able to post a few more Binder designs by tomorrow – wish me luck!!!

Here is the link to my TPT page!!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the last few moments of summer (sniff sniff)!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Very Exciting News!!

Very Exciting!!! 
Kaitlyn from Smiles and Sunshine is having a giveaway!!!  Head over to her blog here  to enter too!!  She is giving away Amazon, TPT and Target gift cards!!  WOW!!!
Good Luck and make sure to follow my blog and leave some comments!!!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Here is another Sight Word Activity Pack - Bingo Dotter pages!!!  Check them out here :)
I’ve been super busy this summer – can you tell!!!  Actually most of the things I have been posting are what my Kinder-team and I used last year.  I am just tweaking and updating them to make them completely awesome for everyone to use!!
I am adding one of my favs that I created last year.  It is the Pre-Primer Sight Word Activity Packet!  I used the Dolch words and created these totally awesome activities for the kiddos to use.  There are lots of ways to incorporate these into your own classroom.  They can be used for morning work, homework, or extra practice.  I liked printing these onto cardstock, laminating them and using them as a Daily 5 Word Work station!!  You can’t get much easier than that for authentic and engaging practice.

Once my Kinders practiced these once or twice, there was really no instruction or explaining to do with the pages.  My Kinders knew exactly what to do and what was expected of them right away!! 
I am working on making these pages with the other Dolch lists so be on the lookout for those too!!!  I hope to get them up and posted before the weekend comes J
Don’t forget to visit my TPT store at and leave me some feedback!  I love sharing my ideas and resources with you all J

Monday, July 14, 2014

Here is an adorable number poster set.  I hang these posters in the “dead” space below my whiteboard (I promise to show pictures when I am back in the classroom!!!).  The kids use these every day and they are sooo super cute aren’t they???  I love the way the picture representations turned out.  I thought about adding more things like dice, tally marks, playing cards but I worried that it would be too much – what do you think???  Leave me a comment and I might make a new set is there is enough interest!
I like to print these in color ink using thick cardstock.  I then laminate them and cut them out to ensure durability.  Super easy to prepare and they will be around for many years to come!!
I hope you find them as useful as I did!!

I am so excited about posting some of my favorite classroom decorations and posters onto Teachers Pay Teachers!!  I have just opened my first store and I could not be more thrilled to be sharing these things with the world.  I have worked very hard on all of these activities and I have an ENORMOUS list of things that I still want to work on.  I can now see and really understand how addicting blogging and creating for the classroom really is.  Here are some of the things that I have posted today.  I am truly hopeful that I can also post this on Pinterest for all of my friends to follow – wish me luck!!!

Here are some pictures of my Monkey Business Clip Chart!  Isn’t is so super cute!!!  I love using this in my classroom and my sweet Kinders do a great job responding to it.  If I have a Kinder who needs a few too many reminders then they will clip down.  L  Each time my Kinder clips down, they have different consequences.  1st time is their warning.  2nd time we choose a consequence and the third clip down, I need to contact parents either by phone call or by note.  I really love it when the Kinders clip up for making great choices.   I am ALWAYS looking for ways they can clip up providing them with some great positive reinforcement.  They enjoy the knowledge that they are moving up and I enjoy the fact that it is so easy breezy to maintain.  
At the end of each day, my Kinders will color in a square from their calendar – shown here –

The parents have gotten a letter home at the beginning of the year really explaining what each color is for so there really is no confusion for them!  See 0 easy breezy just the way I like it cause who has time or energy to write a letter/note/behavior chart for each student???  Not this teacher!!!
Anywho – I hope you like the clip chart – feel free to visit my TPT store to pick up your copy!!  Clink on the link here!!!  Enjoy!!