Monday, August 19, 2013

Who's That Blogger? Linky

Just for fun, I'm linking up with The 3AM Teacher's super cute linky below! Can you guess which school photo below is mine?? If you guess correctly, you can win my new chevron schedule signs!

Welcome Everyone!!

         Are you ready to have some fun??
                                              ....Play a game?
                                                              .....Win  prizes and cash?

I have teamed up with 65 AMAZING blogger buddies to put together the ultimate Back to School Linky/Giveaway!!!

Each one of my blogger buddies submitted a cute childhood photo & generously donated something special from their online TpT shops for this occasion!! We have included a fun game for you to play for a chance to win over $300.00 in prizes and a BONUS  CASH-PRIZE raffle you can enter at the end of this post!! 


The game is easy to play....

 Your job will be to try and match each blogger with their childhood photo!!! With over 60 childhood photos and bloggers to match up, this might get tricky!! As I mentioned above, each blogger has generously donated one awesome prize from their TpT store. Successfully match a blogger and childhood photo, and you win the prize offered from that blogger!!! The more you matches you make, the more prizes you win!!! 

Check out some of the prizes you could win!!!

but Wait....
That's not all....

ONE lucky follower will win a $125 Amazon Gift Card!! Scroll to the bottom & follow the directions in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win $$$

The link below will open a form that will allow you to submit your answers for the match up. 

Use the blogger links and numbered images to help you along the way!! Each childhood photo has been assigned a specific number. 

Once you open the form, use the drop-down menu beneath each blog button and select a number that corresponds to a childhood photo. 

The form results will be collected throughout the week. At the end of the week, each submission will be "graded" and you will receive a prize for each blogger and photo you successfully matched up!!

The game closes on Friday, August 23rd at midnight (Arizona Mountain Time). Answers will be announced on Saturday, August 24th. Winners will be notified through email throughout the week. 

Use the blog links below the photos to search for clues!!
Click HERE to Play the Matching Game!!


Follow the directions in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $125 Amazon gift card!! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you so much for participating!!! Good Luck!!!

If you would like to post about this linky/giveaway, grab the special image below to display in your post and link up below!!! Make sure to use the link to the actual post,,,

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Back to School Sale!!

Mark your calendars - TpT's annual back to school sale is *finally* here! I know that I have a HUGE list of goodies in my shopping cart ready to go! 
Everything in my store is 28% off when you use the promo code BTS13!!

I'm also joining in on this super fun "Best and Most" linky from Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge!
In the meantime, I've been working my tail off in my BRAND-NEW classroom this week! I've worked in my room (and planned with my new teammates!) every day since Sunday. I'll do my big classroom reveal next week when it's finally completed (waiting on a big order from Really Good Stuff to come in!) but I've had lots of compliments so far.

Just so you can see what I've been working on lately, before pictures of my new classroom:

I can't wait for my big classroom reveal next week!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Another BTS Freebie!

So exciting, I am the featured freebie on The Teaching Blog Addict this week! 
If you missed my freebie last week, just click on the button below! 
I have a new freebie this week, keep reading!
I am buzzing with excitement because Monday I can FINALLY work in my *brand new* 2nd grade classroom! I've done entirely too much shopping (Target and Amazon will be the death of me!) and lots of prepping at home in the meantime.

I got the idea from one of my favorite 2nd grade blogs, The Second Story Window, to create class notebooks for the writing portion of Daily 5. These are notebooks I will leave out all year for students to add their own stories to, read others' stories, and leave them comments.
 The notebooks were 5 for $3 at Target (they have plastic covers and bindings to make them more durable) and I made the labels using these 2x4" shipping labels. You can get the class journal labels HERE for FREE! 
(I had to save them as a PDF, but they should still print out okay onto these labels. I made them with Avery label template 8163 on Microsoft Word)

I also used these labels to organize my school supplies using these adorable boxes from Michael's that were 40% off!
Sorry for the bad lighting - I'd already packed everything into the car. Here's the rest of the mess:
And that's only half of my stuff! I sure have my work cut out for me next week!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Back-to-School Must Haves!

I am SO excited to be a contributing member to this year's Back-to-School Must Haves e-magazine! 30 awesome teacher-bloggers from around the country each contributed their 3 "must haves" for the school year. I know that I got several great ideas from the e-mag and already ordered some of the items from Amazon!

Simply click on the window above to view the e-magazine and if you're anything like me and see something that you too must have, just click on the image and it will go straight to the site to purchase it from.

What must haves did I purchase from the e-mag?
 These ladies really knew what they were talking about! Several of the items in the e-mag I had already bought over the summer, it's like they read my mind! Don't forget that you can also check out their fun blogs by clicking on their blog logos in the e-mag! Happy reading (and shopping!)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Big news and a Freebie!

I am so excited to announce that I will be taking the plunge into 2nd grade this year! As you may or may not know, I was teaching 1st grade part-time last year. I was co-teaching with another teacher (she taught the beginning of the week, I taught at the end of the week). I've been trying for a very long time to get a full-time position and I found out two days ago that I got this position! The best part is that it's in the same school, so I'll be rolling up with my firsties!

As soon as I found out I got the job, the wheels in my head started turning. Before I can focus on the lesson plans and curriculum, I have to make my new classroom cute!! I can't start working in my classroom until August 12th (school starts on September 5th), but I can't wait to show off my new room! Here is a sneak peek of my key elements:
{Lanterns from School Girl Style, book bins from Really Good Stuff, desk organizer from Pottery Barn, the chevron teacher bag I ordered from The Carpenter's Wife!}

I'm calling my classroom theme chevron & brights!
Of course I had to make new things to go with this theme, so I re-did my schedule signs with bright-colored words (you can get this from my TpT store).
 But I couldn't stop there! I had to make more coordinating signs, so I created these below and I'm giving them away for FREE! Just click on any of the images below to get them from Google Docs!

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