Friday, May 24, 2013

Five for Friday

#1 I think what many of us have on our minds, the huge tornado in Oklahoma.
The Teacher's Treasure Chest has a ton of donated goods from lots of great TpT teacher-authors. 
$250 worth of goodies for only $25 - and all proceeds go to Oklahoma victims.
Just click on the picture below!
#2 The other huge thing on my mind was my school's science fair last night. It was the 1st one we've ever done and it was a huge hit! I was very proud of our little plant booth and lots of teachers came to check it out because they heard from other teachers it was pretty cool. A 5th grade teacher said that primary was putting intermediate to shame. Now that's what I call a good compliment!
Our little booth set up in the hallway, with my flower labeling craftivity:
                                          KWL Chart                             My Plant Observation Logs         
Our Big Experiment
#3 I recently splurged and bought a Polar watch based on some great recommendations. It's a watch with a heart rate monitor that you wear underneath your clothes. It tells you your heart rate and calories burned. I've always wondered how many calories I was burning, so I tested it out on Monday when I do 30 mins. of core training and 60 mins. of Zumba, and holy cow - was I shocked!
#4 I've been on a real craft kick lately for some reason and have made TONS of new cards the past two weeks. They turned out so darn cute I even entered one in an online contest this week!
 #5 Mr. Squirrel visits us often (much to my yorkies' chagrin) and I decided that I wanted to get him a little treat. So I went to Home Depot and found this squirrel log you screw into your fence. I was waiting and waiting, hoping to catch him in the act, and voila - I caught him! Too cute!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Classified Staff Appreciation Week!

Today I had a *flash of brilliance* for a great gift for classified staff appreciation week. I just found out that it's next week and that there are 14 staff members to recognize at my school. I was thinking and thinking of something cute and inexpensive that both men and women would like and I got the idea for this:

(The chocolate bars have nuts, of course!)
To make this easy-peasy gift, I created these cute tags which you can get for FREE just by clicking on the picture below!
I just used a hole punch, some ribbon, and added a touch of glitter (my favorite kind - Stickles!). I can't wait to pass these out next week. =)

And for those of you who missed my freebie last week, I've updated it to also include seed packets for classified week and secretaries' day! Clickety-click on the picture below for the freebie.

I'm also very excited about the newest product on my TpT store! I know that candy awards are a very popular end-of-year recognition activity. I didn't see quite what I wanted, so I made my own!
I wanted lots of options, a half-page design to save paper, and some non-candy treats included as well - so that's just what I made! I'm so excited to pass these out on June 12th - our last day of school!
You can click on any of the pictures to go straight to my store!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Card Making Challenge

Okay, full disclaimer: this is a completely NON-teaching related post, but I LOVE making cards as a hobby and found out that one of my very favorite clipart artists Pink Cat Studio is hosting a card challenge at Tuesday Throwdown using the theme of flowers. I thought this card I just made last week would be perfect! Hoping I get to win some more cute clipart!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Freebies Roundup

Teacher Appreciation Week may be coming to an end, but the celebration isn't over yet!  Teaching Blog Roundup is teaming up with 20 of the best blogs to host this Teacher Appreciation FREEBIES Roundup blog hop.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!  My freebie is perfect for Mother's Day and end-of-year thank you gifts. Included are 5 adorable seed packet templates, ready to print, assemble, and fill with flower seeds. An easy and inexpensive gift idea! Just click on the image below to get it for FREE!
Also be sure to stop by my TpT store to check out my brand-new springtime craftivity I just posted today! You can click on any of the images below to go straight to my store.
I'm glad you hopped by!  If you are new to my blog and liked what you see, don't forget to follow me!  Now head over to The Phonics Phenomenon to roundup the next FREEBIE!

We Appreciate You!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

TpT Teacher Appreciation Sale!

I'm taking part in the annual TpT Teacher Appreciation week sale. 
Everything in my store will be 28% off May 7th and 8th only!
{Credit to Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah Designs for the cute graphic!}

Some ideas for spring:
My Little Book of May Words

 My Little Book of June Words
{I also have My Little Books for July and August! Great for year-round schools or to send home as summer work!}

Plant Observation Log

Class Yearbooks
{These are also available for Pre-K and K in my store!}

Simply click on any of the pictures above to go to my store! =)