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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Enter to Win! One more day!

You have one day left to enter the giveaway that Daisy Designs is having.

Click the hyper link above or the picture. I hope you win!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

You have until August 30th!

Click this picture to go see her blog and love on her too!

Just in case you haven't entered enough give aways or in case you haven't won any give aways. . . 
I'm here to tell you about another one! 

My friend Amanda from Daisy Designs is hosting a nice and I mean REALLY NICE give away! There are 40 of us who have contributed to this prize package and you WILL want to enter it, because YOU will have a chance to WIN it! Enter soon because it's all done on August 30th. Just in time to get yourself ready for a fun fall back in school.

Just look at these prizes that you can win!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sit Spots Winners!

Congrats to all. You should have received an email from me. If not, leave me a message with an up to date email here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Last Day to Enter Sit Spots Giveaway.

Not only is today a great day to be shopping on TPT (you get 28% off your purchases! if you enter the code more15 before you submit) ....

...but it's the last day to enter my Sit Spots Giveaway!

Let me tell you one more thing about Sit Spots!
After one year on the floor of a kindergarten room, the Sit Spots looked a bit dirty.  So I scrubbed them a little with a brush and some dish soap. then I stuck them in the dishwasher. The picture below shows how they came out. (It's a bit blurry. . . sorry!)

They cleaned up very well. There is one or two that have some ink spots on them. ( I don't know how that got there!)
But otherwise they are good for another year. 

In fact I suspect these are good for several more years. 

I know many of you think these are pricey. But if you average that over 3-4 years, I believe you'll see that you got your money's worth.

click the picture to go to the giveaway

If you haven't entered the giveaway, you have until midnight tonight. If you don't have a blog to share this on, you can share it on your facebook page, twitter, or any other social media that you have. 

Good luck! I have my fingers crossed for you!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Get Your Cart Ready AGAIN!

It's coming again! There's a Boost Sale for just ONE day only! If you missed any items during the first sale, or if you couldn't spend all that money then, you  have one more day to do it. 
Thanks to Deana Kahlenberg for this adorable sign!

You might want to check out my best seller and see if it's something you'd like to own. 

Click the image above to go directly to this product in my store.
This set is normally $3.00 but on 
Wednesday it will be $2.40!

I hope you find lots of things to put in your cart and that you have fun shopping at this Sale!

And don't forget to enter my Sit Spots Giveaway.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Sit Spots Give Away

Have you heard of these? Do you have them? 

Would you like them? 

I have a deal for you . . . a DEAL!

Sit Spots are ©velcro shapes that stick to your carpet (not rugs!).
They can show your students where to sit or stand. They really help those newbies to know where they are supposed to be.

Last fall I did a maternity leave for my daughter-in-law in her kindergarten class. (after I had taught 2nd grade for EVER!) 

Those lovely children had never been in a classroom situation so when you say "line up!" they look at you like you have lost your head!

So when I received my Sit Spots, it was a true God Send that really helped my kiddos line up the way we wanted them to. In our building we ask them to always line up in ABC order by their last name. I didn't want to write on the Sit Spots because I wanted my daughter-in-law to be able to use them again and again. So I put a piece of masking tape on the floor behind their spot. I wrote their name on the tape and that made it much easier for them to find their spot. 
 These pictures don't show the tape with their names on them.
 I added that later.
 You see this adorable rug with the farm scene. . . . 
Sit Spots won't stick to rugs like this. 
 This picture below shows the size of the circle shape.
 They can pull up easily if you want to move them, 
yet most kids leave them alone.

I know that you would really love to have a set of these for your own classroom. Here are a few of the shapes she has to offer.


I am thrilled to tell you that I have 2 . . .yes two $50.00 gift certificates to give away to 2 lucky people. Just fill in the raffle copter below to enter. Spread the word to gain more points. It's easy and exciting to win things!

One last piece of information. When you enter this give away, you may only use one email address. I want this to be a fair giveaway and allow everyone the same amount of chances to win. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Have you been to Teacher's Open House?

I'm not here today. . . I'm guest hosting over at Teacher's Open House. I'd love to have you stop by and visit. There's a pretty big special sale going on over there too. You may know Jennifer Ayers. . . this is a new blog for her and it offers a lot for many grade levels. Please stop by and become a follower of her!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Oh Snap, It's Almost September

For us in Michigan when August hits, it feels like summer is almost over. But in reality we don't start school until the day after Labor Day. It's the law.

But when we really think about it, right after August IS September. . . so we do start that little panic dance. 
And that anxiety worsens when we see all the finished classrooms on Facebook and we know ours still look like a night mare!

The big TPT sale is over for now but there are still many deals out there that you might want to grab before school starts. 

I'd like to share one of my favorites with you. I think kids love to read jokes. 2nd graders can usually get them and it's a great way to practice reading. 

I searched many funny kid friendly jokes and put them on cute little apples. All you have to do is copy them, laminate them, THEN cut the apples out. Then make a hinge with tape and put the joke on top of the answer. Put these apples on a locker of a 2nd grader (or higher) and let them read while getting their things in and out of their lockers.

 They read the solid colored apple, then lift it up to see the answer on the dotted framed apple. 
Click on the picture to go directly to this product in my store.
Some of the jokes will seem lame to an adult, 
but I promise you the kids will love them!

If you're still looking for more things you can do in September, 
click the picture below.

Click the Picture Above to See More Steals

Sunday, August 2, 2015

$ale $ale $ale!

One of my newest products is that I will make you a set of name tags like these posted here. 
You can use them for attendance, study buddies, lunch counts, lockers, jobs or many other things.

Here are some of the choices.
 Patterns and colors can be chosen.

Also if you get a new student throughout the year, just email me and I'll make another tag that matches your original set for that new student free of charge. 

You can grab them on sale right now at 28% off if you put in the code BTS15 at the end of your shopping experience.

Click this picture above to go to my store.

My store is going to be on sale Monday and Tuesday! Check your wishlists. . . check to see that you have provided feedback for all your purchases. 


Because you can earn credits and those credits turn into cash for you when you check out! If you need more information on how to do this, leave me a comment and I'll tell you more!

And by all means remember to leave the code BTS15 in order to get your 28% discount. 

Happy Shopping!