Friday, July 21, 2017

More Back to School Ideas That are Helpful

I'm back again with some of my favorite ideas for you to help you get ready for a great year. 

Molly from The Sassy Sub has some great ideas for those first few days of school. 

Mary from Carrberry Creations has a great game to help keep your classroom clean. 

Shelly from Smiling and Shining in 2nd Grade has a great idea for Back to School night, and the first days of school.

So there you have it, week 2 of some great ideas to help you get going this fall. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Some Great Back To School Ideas

I know you're on summer break, but is your mind still thinking about going back to school?

I'm sure a part of you wants to forget school and really enjoy the summer time with your family. 
My kids, grand children and nieces and their families.
The other part of you wants to use this time off to regroup and find new things to do in the fall. Like these new name tags or badges that I updated this summer. I'll make them for you! All you have to do is choose the shape and colors, send me your class list,  and I'll make them with your student names on them. 

Click HERE if you want to grab these name tags. 

I'm with both of those parts. I suspect that if you're reading this, you are too! That's because you are a dedicated teacher and won't settle for less than the best. 

I have asked some friends to share some of their best "Back to School" blogs posts. I have to agree, these are some very good ideas and I want you to read them too. 

I think you'll find some great ideas. 

This idea that Jennifer shares isn't just for kindergarten. You can use it for any grade level. 

Growing Little Minds

Erica shares with you how Family Visits are helpful before the school year starts. 

Melissa shares a great letter that she sends home on the first day of school. 

I hope that you enjoy reading these three articles and can find something to do with your students this fall. 

I'll post more suggestions real soon.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

$75.00 TPT Gift Card can be YOURS

I'm joining a big group of people for a give away. You could win this just in time to get some cool things before school starts!


Prize: $75 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card

Giveaway Organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher)

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter to enter.  Giveaway ends 7/13/17 and is open worldwide.

Are you a Teacher Blogger or Teachers pay Teachers seller who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your store and social media?  Click here to find out how you can join our totally awesome group of bloggers! 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Blessings For Beth Ann

Do you know Beth Ann from Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs? She is a very talented artist and she loves us! If you can't recall who she is, this is her store: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs.

She has many sets of clipart that cater exactly to our needs. I have many things from her store. 

Beth is currently having some health issues and many of us want to help her. Since most of us don't live near her and can't make her a cup of chicken noodle soup (if only that would be the easy way to fix her health problems!!)
and we can't clean her house for her either. She relies on her drawing and selling on TPT to support her. 

She will come across some major medical bills and that brings stress, which doesn't help you heal. 

Sorry! This is so blurry!

 But we can help financially. A group of teachers have donated many resources  that you can purchase for a great savings. And 100% of the money will go to Beth Ann. 

There are three bundles of things you can purchase.
  1. A k-2 Bundle
  2. A 3-5 Bundle
  3. A Clipart Bundle

You can see all these products by clicking HERE

Please think about this and see if there is something you could use here and that could also benefit Beth Ann. 

And if you don't need these things or can't afford to purchase them, she could always use some extra prayers over the next few months as she begins this medical journey. 

Thank you so very much!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Multicultural Day and a Guest Blogging

Hello everyone. I am not here right now. I'm actually guest blogging over at
HoJo's Teaching Adventures.

I am sharing a little bit about a tradition at my school.
 It is called Multicultural Day. 

Multicultural Day is a big event for my little school. My town isn't as diverse as some communities. but we strive to learn many things about other cultures. One way we do this is by celebrating Multicultural Day each year. 

Some of the things you'll read about are

their flags, money, food, costumes, and customs. 

Looking at their money is interesting!

We like to find books that tell us about these countries too. 

This is a great time to learn more about maps. 

So, please hop on over to HoJo's and read more about the fun we have and maybe you too can have a Multicultural Day too. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Build Better Readers With These Exciting Games

I haven't actually blogged in awhile because I have been busy trying to make some new products. 
My littles love the Fry Words games that I made and so I wanted to continue them throughout the summer. 

Here's a sample of them.

2nd 100 Set of Words

3rd 100 Set of Words

4th 100 Set of Words

5th 100 Set of Words

You could win a set of these for free by visiting my Facebook page. Click HERE to go to Facebook.  Leave your email and I'll pick one winner for each set on Tuesday, June 6th. I hope you win!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

There's Help for the Summer Doldrums!

Can you see the end of the year in sight? Are you wondering what your kiddos will do all summer long? Will they retain all that you've taught them? I think I have an answer for you. 

My friend Ashley Reed has a great blog post (and she gave me permission to share this with you!)
about things to do this summer that will engage your young ones. Please click HERE to read more about it. There is even a freebie that you can use to share with the parents in your class too. I hope this helps you and your students. 

I have some calendars set up for the 3 months that you can also print and send out to families. They give them something simple to read at home on any given day. Click HERE for those. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Gift Card Winner Announced

Congrats Jacqueline! I'll send you the coupon code and the item you asked for right away. 

For all those who left a comment. . .  you aren't going away empty handed. I'm also giving you the item you listed. I appreciate you taking the time to leave the comment and make my day that you visited my blog!
 I call this a Win-Win for all of us!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, May 8, 2017

You Could Win a Ten Bucks From TPT!

And MORE big news!

This contest is now closed. Thanks for entering!
Click HERE to go to my store!

Good luck!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Being a Teacher and A Mom! What a Job!

Today, I would like to share a post with you that
 I believe many of you can relate to. 

Being a Teacher and a MOM at the same time! 

I know! 

It's not an easy job. But we are doing it everyday. 

Read about Melanie from

I think you'll agree with her in many ways!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Flashlights Can be the Wow You Need to Get Your Child to Read!

At the end of the year, I like to encourage my kiddos to read more during the summer. . . Don't we all!

Reading with a flashlight is different and fun at the same time. 
Kids don't always own their own flashlights. So I search the discount stores for small flashlights that might cost a dollar less. 
(Be sure that there is a battery included.) 

Reading with a flashlight might just be the thing you need to get some kids reading a bit more during the summer. 

I updated my flashlight poem and you can grab it for free here. Please, please, please, leave me some feedback so I know that you grabbed it and that you like it. 

Plus, there could be a TPT sale coming up. You would be wise to go back and fill in all your feedback so you can earn those extra credits to help take some of the ¢hing off the ¢ha ¢hing!!!

If you don't know how to check to see if you need to leave feedback, you can find out more about it HERE.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

DJ Inkers Winner

I have a winner of the Top of the Class CD from DJ Inkers. Timothy S. will be receiving this glorious CD filled with over 650 clip art images and a font too! Thank you to everyone who entered the rafflecopter drawing. I hope you enjoy hearing more from DJ Inkers and their wonderful products. 

If anyone is interested in purchasing this CD it is on sale for $10.00 off right now. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Top of the Class DJ Inker CD You Can Win and Create With!

DJ Inkers is so excited to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with YOU! The fun begins on April 27th with fabulous teacher FREEBIES & incredible SALES all week long! You’ll find adorable classroom clip art, fabulous fonts, educational printables & smiles... ALL ON SALE for the celebration! 
(The sale ends May 3, 2017)

You can click HERE to sign up for their emails. 
You won't be disappointed!

In honor of this celebration, I'd like to highlight one of their great clipart collections. 

Have you ever seen all of the clipart in
There are over 650 darling clip art images, including school supplies, borders, award certificates, bookmarks, sayings, and a star alphabet. This teacher favorite even includes a cute font, a school time scrapbook set and writing templates too! 

Here's a sample of some of the clipart that's on this CD. 

Click the picture to go to their website.
(DJ Inkers gave me this product to try before I shared it with you. I can sincerely vouch for this product and tell you that it is just as wonderful as I thought it would be.)

I created this activity from some of the pictures found in this CD. I made it to help some of my first graders hear the difference between the CH and SH sounds. 

Click this picture above to go to my store and grab this freebie!
(Some of the pictures in this product came from other sets of DJ Inker clipart. I needed specific things that started or ended with these letters.)

This is a free product and is very easy to use with your students. It has 18 pictures that the students need to sort between the CH and SH sounds. There are two mats for them to lay the correct picture on.  I created a black and white set in case that fits your needs better. You can print them on white or colored paper. 

I'm also thrilled to share with you a giveaway from DJ Inkers. They want to give one of you the Top of the Class CD or Download so that you too, can create your own fabulous stuff. 

Fill out the Rafflecopter and cross your fingers, maybe you'll be a lucky winner. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Win $25 from TPT!

It's time for another giveaway!


Prize: $25 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card

Giveaway Organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher)

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter to enter. Giveaway ends 4/24/17 and is open worldwide.

Are you a Teacher Blogger or Teachers pay Teachers seller who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your store and social media?  Click here to find out how you can join our totally awesome group of bloggers!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Fun Bus Tips That Will Help Occupy the Ride

It's time for many of us to start planning our field trips for the end of the year. If you are taking kids on a bus for a long ride, I may have something that can make that ride a little more enjoyable and manageable for everyone. 

Click HERE for a post rewind that shows you a great tip.