Friday, July 27, 2012

Winner & Photograph

I'm happy to announce that the winner of my Desk Mats {Back to School Edition} is...

I hope you enjoy the pack! 

Here's what I'm preparing to tackle very soon {after new teacher orientation next week}...


I don't even know where to begin. I feel like I should just take everything out and go through it ALL. I love that the teacher before me left this stuff....just maybe not in this disarray. LOVE the huge storage closet though! Anyone out there in bloggy world wanna do it for me? :) 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Monday, July 23, 2012

New Room & Desk Mats {give away}

Today I got to visit my brand new classroom! It was just cleaned up and painted so all of the furniture was in the hallway. Hopefully I will be able to move in by the end of the week!

Here's a pic of what it looks like...

It's not the greatest pic....but I will take more when I start moving in. :)

I just posted my newest product tonight to TpT....

Click Here to check it out: 

If you want to win my set of 9 desk mats it's super duper easy! Just leave me a little shout out telling me when you go back to school and be a follower of my blog. Please leave your email address too. I'll pick a winner on Friday, July 27th.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Dots on Turquoise + Owls!

I finally settled on the color scheme/theme for my classroom this year. For the past three years, I've done a monkey/jungle theme. It was cute and I love it! Now that I have a new job, in a new building, in a new classroom, I decided to go with something completely different....Dots on Turquoise + owls! Here's how I finally mind up my mind:
Yesterday, there was a teacher preview day at the local teacher store. There were reps there from a lot of different companies showcasing their new products. When I came to the Trend table, I was in love with the owls and then I went to the Creative Teaching Press table, I was in love with the Dots on Turquoise products. I didn't know what to do because I LOVED them both, but both of them did not go together. Anywho...I ended up purchasing oodles of the  Dots on Turquoise products...


{Not pictured above: coordinating....border trim, rules poster, calendar, jobs chart set} 

Then, when I went home I started thinking about those owls again and how they didn't match my cute stuff. So....I went to Hobby Lobby and {my lovely mom} bought me scrapbook paper that would match to make my own owls. I came across this pattern on TpT that I used....

Owl Pattern by Rebecca Boudin {You should check it out....super cute!} 

Here's my work in progress....


I just need to add the black part to the eyes. I used the little dots on turquoise cut outs for the beak...what do you think? I'm going to cut out a cute little tag from cream paper too for their name too. I will have red, orange, and green owls too. 

Oh I also scored these amazing freebies yesterday during Teacher Preview Day....

I also met Melanie from Schoolgirl Style at Teacher Preview Day. She was at the Creative Teaching Press table. :) 

I hope all of you have an aMaZiNg weekend! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Winner, Walmart Finds and {ExCiTiNg NeWs}

First....I would like to announce the winner of my School Supplies Clip Art {Mega Pack}....

I will email you the pack out shortly and I hope that it comes in handy when you are preparing for a new school year!

Next...I want to share with you a pic of some amazing finds from Walmart

I got Pin the Worm on the Apple, the Bingo game, bookmarks, the cute yellow baskets, and speech bubbles for 88 cents each! {what a deal!} The markers were only 50 cents a pack and then I couldn't resist the sign holder. I just need to get crafty later with some scrapbook paper...not quite sure what it will be for...but I had to have it! {If you have a suggestion, let me know!}

Now for the ExCiTiNg NeWs....

I have a new job! I'll still be teaching 1st grade, but at a different school in the area with more pay/benefits/newer building. I'll also be teaching with some awesome friends of mine. I just found out yesterday and I cannot wait to see my new classroom! Now I just need to pack up my old room {ugh}, which won't be fun in this hot weather! I will definitely miss my old school though, the kids, the great staff, but I am totally excited about this new adventure.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Back to School Math Station Freebie

Here's my newest pack and just in time for back to school! 

If you click the picture above, it will take you to my TpT store to check it out. If you download the preview I've included a freebie activity.  

Here's a peek at the freebie....

This pack includes....

1. Ready for School Game! {comparing numbers}
2. Terrific Tally Marks
3. Number Word Scramble {writing number words}
4. Numbers, Numbers, Numbers! {ordering numbers 1-50}
5. Supply the Pattern {finishing the pattern}
6. Counting by 5's {5-100}
7. Counting by 10's {10-100}

**All activities include a recording sheet expect Ready for School! and Supply the Pattern

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fav Picture Books Linky Party

I {LOVE} books, so I got super excited when I saw Lindsey at The Teacher Wife hosting this....
The Teacher Wife

Here are 5 of my favorite picture books that I absolutely look forward to sharing with my students. {It was hard to narrow it down!}

some text, I  love all books by Mo Willems.

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This is a great book for teaching younger kids about bullying. 

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I love this book because it is absolutely HILARIOUS!

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This book is great when learning about the civil rights movement. The song "This Little Light of Mine" is interwoven throughout and the illustrations are gorgeous. 

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I {love} David Shannon books and the dog Fergus reminds me of my old dog Thumper. 

There's my five recommendations! I'm off to look at the other blogs that linked up and I just know that I will have to start a list of new books to buy. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

School Supplies Giveaway

Hey bloggy friends! I put my finishing touches today on my largest clip art pack yet....

There are 41 images in this pack all in color and png format. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment telling me your favorite school supply and be a follower of my little ol' blog. 

This is my favorite school supply....

I'll announce a random winner on Wednesday, July 18th! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pencil Frames {Freebie}

I have just created some pencil frames that I wanted to put out there for people to snag....

Feel free to use them for personal or commercial use! If you end up making something with them for your TpT or Teacher Notebook store, let me know so I can check it out! 

Also, if you haven't checked this out yet..... Keep 2011's Extended Limits on Extreme Deals Teacher Policy! Do Not Change to 2012 Policy for Staples Reward Check!   I encourage you to do so and sign the petition. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Winner and a fabulous freebie!

Happy Monday Bloggy Friends! I have a winner for my In a Jam {Back to School Bulletin Board}.....
Congratulations to Kelly for winning my new bulletin board pack! I will be emailing it to you shortly. I figured out today how to save my clip art in png format and the background is transparent. Yippie! {just the way I wanted it} I have two other clip art sets that I already posted on TpT a while back as freebies. This is my first set that I have put a price on. 

There are 11 fish included and if you go here....
you can download a preview file and get two of the fabulous fish for free! 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Giveaway Reminder

Just a little reminder that my giveaway ends tomorrow for my new bulletin board pack that I put together on TpT. You can check it out at my TpT store by {clicking here!}

To enter, all you need to do is go to my previous post {HERE!} and follow the directions. Good luck! 

I'm off to the beach in a bit! Happy Sunday! 

Friday, July 6, 2012

In a Jam? {Bulletin Board} Giveaway!

One of my goals this summer is to spend time creating new things to post on my TpT store.'s already into July and I just posted my first newly created item of the summer {finally}. Hopefully, this will be the first of more to come. I created a back to school bulletin board and you can check it out by...

Since, this is my first creation of the summer I'm going to give it away randomly on Monday, July 9th. Just leave me a comment {about anything!} and be a follower of my blog. 

Happy Summer Friends!