Sunday, August 18, 2013

Back to School: Sale and Goodies

Tomorrow is my first official reporting day at my new school. I am so excited to start this new journey and can't wait for the ride to begin. My classroom isn't finished being painted so I'm going to have to wait a day or two to actually get settled. Until I can post some pics of my room, I have a few small projects to share with you.
Painted cork boards with button pins for my reading groups...Super cute and easy!
Pretzel Apples from

One more thing...It is NOT too late to go shopping for some new back to school goodies on TpT and get an awesome 28% off when you combine the 20% off in my store and the TpT promo code! Click here to head on over and check it out! 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Common Core and a Freebie...

I don't know about you, but as go-time gets closer, I get more and more antsy. I am SO ready to just get in my room and get things going! There's nothing like laying in bed at 2 am thinking about all the things that need to get done. However, I'm positive I'm not the only teacher with that problem! So, what do I do while waiting to get into my room?...make fun things for my kiddos! I am really excited to share these products with you today.

The first is Monkey Business: Place Value. This pack includes three place value activities for centers/small groups. Click on the picture to view the details and preview on TpT.

Next is a pack for Decomposing Numbers. This pack includes work mats for numbers 1-10 and recording sheets for their findings. Your kiddos will love working with cheerios, m&ms, skittles, little erasers, or any other small objets for counting. Click on the picture to view this product on TpT.
Finally, a Fan FREEBIE! Behavior charts are a must have in any primary classroom. We all have at least one child that needs this visual incentive to help them stay on task and focused in the classroom. This is available as a free download for my Facebook fans!

One more thing...About a month ago, I began a Back to School Linky Party here on my blog. There are more than 100 awesome activities that you all should check out as you get ready to start school. Here is the link for the post:

Thursday, August 1, 2013

More DIY...

It's crunch time! I'm working on finishing up those last minute details before getting into my room and tackling the set up and logistics of a new room at a new school. Library pillows. Check. I'm hoping these directions make sense. Please let me know if they seem foreign! Gotta get my brain out of summer mode.