Sunday, July 29, 2012

Classroom Awards for the Entire Year!

Hey y'all!
I'm just dropping by to let you know about a 'lil product I just finished...
awards for the entire year!
I love giving these to my little firsties on Fridays or on special days...the 1st day of school, the day they lose a tooth...or even when they take excellent care of our classroom pet. It's amazing what a little certificate does for their self-esteem!
Here's a preview of what's included...please keep in mind...that I did not include all the awards in the preview...there's a total of 16 in both color and black and white...for those of us trying to conserve our color ink a little while longer. ;) 
You can get these..at my little TpT store for the low price of $1.50 (this will be for a limited time)..until midnight..perhaps? After...you will be able to purchase them at the regular price of $3.
Anywho...you know the drill...the 1st two people to comment will get them free of charge! Please leave your email addy in your comment...so that I can send them to you asap. :)
Have a great Sunday...I'll be home cutting all the things I laminated yesterday.

I'll leave you with a sneak peak at my classroom decor this year...I'm so excited about it...I'm in love with the colors!
What do you think? Do you love it too?!
Do you have a theme in your classroom...or are you like me...and just have a color scheme? 
Until next time...toodles!


Friday, July 20, 2012

BTS Goodies!

I love Target's Dollar Spot and Dollar Tree as much as the teacher blogger next door. :)
But have you seen the new, and totally fabulous goodies that Walmart is now carrying in their stores across our nation? Total awesomeness, I tell 'ya!
The nice people over at CraftProjectIdeas.com were gracious enough to send me a box full of these uber cute products.
Okay..I know that was picture overload..but aren't these 'lil goodies fantabulous?!
I can't wait to use these items in my classroom this fall! Okay..maybe I can wait just a bit more..you know what I mean..summer seems to be flying by...anyway...
I'm going to be visiting my local Walmart..to find a few more things..I'm thinking BTS gifts for my coworkers..in a cute, little basket..with some polkadot ribbon..okay..I think I've been browsing Pinterest way too much! ;)
If you haven't done your BTS shopping yet..I would recommend going by Walmart and picking up some of these little goodies...at .88 cents they are a fantastic buy!
You can find CraftProjectIdeas at these links too.
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I'm linking up with Mrs. Santana over at The Learning Tree.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Book Worm

Hey y'all!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!
So..I know I've been a little out of the loop in blogland..but I do have a good excuse..or at lease I think it is.
I know that I've mentioned before that I LOVE to read..I was the kid that got in trouble for staying up late reading under the covers with a flashlight..I still do that..except there's no need for a flashlight when I use my Nook..love that little thing!
Anywho..the reason I've been a little absent..is because I've been doing tons of reading..my favorite genre has to be YA fiction...love it! And well, except for 50 Shades of Grey, that's mostly what I've been reading this summer..it's been so much fun to finally get caught up in some leisure reading.
Here's what I've read so far:
Here are the books that are on my night stand waiting to be read.
Ok..so now that you know what I've been doing with my summer..off I go to do my night reading...under the covers..with a light. ;)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Look What I've Been Doing..

Hey y'all!
How's everyone doing on this beautiful Monday? I hope everyone's been keeping cool...because down here in Texas it is HOT! Hot, hot, hot! Scorching hot!
Okay..I think you catch my drift. Anyway..I know that many of you have been planning for next year already..and as much as I didn't even want to think about that yet..my friend Alisha is on a roll..so I had to get in gear and keep up with her...thanks, A..for all the motivation you've given me! ;)
So here are a couple of things I've been working on:
I love this little unit..the skills covered are geared for 1st and 2nd graders..and the activities are perfect for those first few weeks of school. I know that my little firsties are going to love it! So fun!
Here are just a few more pages for your enjoyment..ha!
You can find this unit at my 'lil TpT store..it is 70 pages full of fun and engaging activities.
For the first 24 hrs. it will be on sale for $2.50 after that it will go up to its regular price of $5.50.
So quickly, grab it while you can! Lol!

The other little project I have been working on are these dolch phrases.
My firsties LOVE these packets! I think it's the cute clipart that wins them over..but who cares, right?! As long as they are practicing their reading fluency...it's all good!
These cards come in two sizes..one for the teacher to use during whole group instruction, the other for the students to use at a center or for small group instruction. I usually use them in my guided reading groups.
These are the smaller cards, the bigger cards are the size of a page.
I will be adding more dolch phrases with different themes..if you have a theme in mind and would like me to create these for you..just shoot me an email..and I'll be glad to help you out.

Now, I know that I always give out my newest units for free to the first 2 people to comment..but since I created the dolch phrases last week..and completely forgot to blog about it..{it's the heat, I tell 'ya!} I will be giving both packets away to the first 5 people to leave me a comment stating their favorite back to school activity.

I promise..I'll be back this week with a little giveaway..and I'll give you a hint..I may be giving something away from this 'lil website..

I'm so excited! ;)
 Until next time..toodles!