Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Just popping in to say that I'm jumping on the sale bandwagon! Hop over to my store to grab some great deals!!!
Click here to go to my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Super Sub Tub

I got my computer back and I am so thankful! I have to say that it was kind of nice to check out during spring break. Here is a look at my little Pinterest project that I made for my daughter. It was so fun to do! Please excuse the iPhone pics.

I just finished up my Super Sub Tub unit. It is up on TpT and will be on sale through the week. Hope you check it out!
If you haven't already checked out the HUGE giveaway over at Keepin' It Kool In Kindergarten you should! Khrys has put together one of the most jam packed giveaways I've seen. I'm crossing my fingers big time for this one!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring Cleaning Sale!

Happy Spring Break! My break started with a computer virus. I was devastated! I had a TON of computer stuff to do over the break! My major one was to finish up my spring unit as well as 2 others that were all in the final stages. Sigh. I think that everything on my trusty laptop is going to be fine, but I just need our district tech people to give it a check up. All that is way above my head!

The computer drama turned out to be a bit of a blessing in disguise. I have spent precious time with my little girl. We hit up the zoo, enjoyed the beautiful weather playing outside, took some snuggle naps, and just hung out with no distractions. It has been wonderful.

I did start a little Pinterest project where I am repurposing an old entertainment center into a play kitchen. It is going to be the cutest thing ever! My brother in law is pitching in to lend a hand...and his power tools. I'll post pics when it's done. Hoping that's only a few more days. I'm dying to play with H in her new kitchen.

My little TpT store is having a sale this weekend only. I wish there were 3 new units finished and ready to post, but I'll be adding those as soon as I can get my poor old computer back from the tech doctor. Please check out my store this weekend for 20% off! I'm linking up with Krista at The Creative Chalkboard for this sale. Her clip art is my absolute favorite and her freebies are amazing! Visit Krista's blog to see all the other awesome stores having sales his weekend. Wishing you a wonderful Easter and a happy spring!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Great Giveaway and a FREEBIE!

Hi friends! I am happy to be a part of Christy's awesome giveaway over at Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road. She is celebrating 100 followers and has put together a ton of great prizes. Head on over to get entered!
I've been hard at work the past few weeks creating a couple different units . My husband keeps asking what on earth I'm working on each evening. I think he's just afraid that I'm collecting more pins to my "husband projects" board on Pinterest. I about did him in a few weeks ago while we were home for our snow days. Ha!
Here is a little sneak peak freebie from my new spring unit. I hope to be wrapping it up in a few days. Anyone else suffering from the pattern of feeling way more creative and full of ideas when you don't have time to work on your units and a bit uninspired when you actually do have the time? Click the picture below to download. Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Imagine my excitement as I was doing a little teacher blog stalking/lesson planning for the week (ok it was mostly blog stalking) and I stumbled across what promises to be the Very Jane, Simple Addiction, or GroopDealz of the teaching world?!? Oh. My. Word. This is exciting! The site isn't scheduled to launch until April 2, but you can head over to educents.com to preregister your email and you'll receive a $15.00 gift card code. I can't wait to see what kind of cool things they have to offer in just a few short weeks!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Catch up time!

Yea Friday! Here's another Five for Friday:
We had a crazy busy week in kindergarten getting last minute assessing done before the end of the 3rd quarter. Our report cards go home next week and conferences are also starting next week. That's enough to make me stressed! A million questions started rolling through my head. What skills did I forget to check the kids on? What do I want to tell moms and dads when I meet with them? Why on earth did I not work more on solid shapes before this week?!? What cute project can we do to display in the hallway before conferences? You know how it is.

The great news is that today is a teacher workday! Today I am thankful for a quiet classroom as I sit here organizing my school life, entering grades, and just plain getting my act together. Did I mention that it's quiet?
This week I have also been working on putting student work in to their memory books. This is an ongoing project throughout the year for me, but I think the finish product is so special. My students choose work from throughout the year that they want to save for their memory book and at the end of the year they get to take it home. It's a really fun way to see the growth made in kindergarten and parents love it! I'm working on adding my kindergarten memory book to my TpT store, but my guess is that will be a summer project. Ha!

I am obsessed with how cute these sweet handprint rainbows turned out. I saw this idea on Pinterest (surprise, surprise) and just had to try. They are colorful, cheery, and were super easy!

My kids are loving Scentos markers and "happy chappy" dots this week. My teaching pal next door gave me these Scentos markers several weeks ago and it's all my students want me to star their papers with. They smell delicious! She found them at Hobby Lobby, but I think Wal-Mart carries them too. The "happy chappy" idea comes from Dr. Jean. I just put a little dot of scented chapstick on the student's little hand or right on their paper for an added reward or when I notice them doing the right thing. Cheap, easy, and fun!
Well, back to entering grades. This picture says it all. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and a SALE!

My little TpT store is having a sale! I'm celebrating the fact that after months of coulda, woulda, shoulda I finally have uploaded products onto my store. There are many more to come so I invite you to check it out and follow me on TpT so you can receive updates.

Have you heard of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library? It is such a cool program that provides children (birth to age five) with a new age appropriate book each month. The books are mailed right to your door or post office box. I signed my daughter up last fall and let me tell you the teacher in me gets SO excited when a new book comes each month. The books are fantastic! They send popular stories from well known authors. Harper’s books have been mostly board books so far which I love! If you have little ones at your house go check out Dolly Parton's Imagination Library webpage to see if the program is offered to your area and sign up!