Monday, July 25, 2016

Monthly Family Projects

Hey you guys! I am back and really wanting to get in a routine <again> of blogging regularly. I've missed it so much, but time just hasn't allowed. I've worked all summer to update a ton of my TpT products. Some were super embarrassing and were created in 2012 and just, desperately, needed a facelift. One of my favorite products (and one of my best sellers) was redone a couple weeks ago. It's my Monthly Family Projects, co authored by Katie Mense and I. I'm sure most of you know Katie...she is a blogger at Little Kinder Warriors. 
Monthly Family Projects are a great way to make that home connection. I send the projects home at the beginning of each month and display them in my classroom or hallway. In the picture above, you can see a glimpse at October, December, February, and March's projects. I always have a GREAT response each month and allow my students to share. 
In case you were wondering what some other months looked is August. August's project is an All About Me page. Students create a page that tells about THEM and we place it in a classroom book for all to enjoy. My classroom books are always put in my classroom library and students check out, take home, and share with family. This one is a FAVORITE!! You can check out my classroom book units here.
Here is a glimpse at November. I usually do a pretty embarrassing hallways display each month or season, so I try to incorporate some of my family projects into the decor. While the hallways display is time consuming, the students and faculty/staff enjoy it! November is called "Shake your Tail Feather" and students decorate a turkey feather to add to our naked turkey. I send home a posterboard turkey feather, along with instructions (included in unit) and students decorate their feather however they wish! I have had students use feathers, glitter, noodles, stickers, pipe cleaners, pictures of things they are thankful for, etc. Every feather is unique - just like my students - and they add so much to our turkeys and hallway display. 
Here's a sneak peek of all that's included. 11 months, 60+ pages, created by 2 Kindergarten teachers with different curriculum, and lots of variation!! For a limited time only, this updated product is 20% off. Grab it before your school year starts. Happy Monday!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Christmas in July - Monday!

Hey guys!! It's here. The BIG Christmas in July Sale with all of my friends at Blog Hoppin. Don't forget, that each day (Monday - Friday), you can check everyone's stores or blogs to see what item or items they have for sale. Today, ALL of my Back to School Resources are on sale for 20% off. This includes two of my TOP sellers....Gingerbread Man, Loose in the School and Monthly Family Projects. 
You can read more about Gingerbread Man, Loose in the School {here} and my Monthly Family Projects {here}. Now is a great time to scoop them up before the school year starts. Check back tomorrow to see what other great products will be 20% off. Merry Shopping!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Christmas in July 2016!

Hey friends! I know it's been a long, long time. But I promise I have really good excuses. I've blogged a few times over at Blog Hoppin' and today I'm teaming up with them for our annual Christmas in July sale! Here's the line up for the week...
Monday - All of my Back to School products will be on sale (20% off)! This includes:
  • Gingerbread Man Loose in the School 
  • Monthly Family Projects 
  • Letter Homework A to Z 
  • Who's Out of the Classroom? 
Tuesday - All of my Classroom Book units will be on sale (20% off)! This includes:
  • Classroom Books, Volume 1
  • Classroom Books, Volume 2
  • The Classroom Book Bundle **Best Value!** 
Wednesday - All of my Themes/Themed Centers will be on sale (20% off)! This includes:
  • Thanksgiving
  • Valentine's Day
  • Hibernation
  • Totally Teeth
  • Mother's Day
Thursday - All of my co-authored Close Reads and Mission Close Reads with Jennifer Horner will be on sale (20% off)! This includes all Close Reads throughout the year and bundles. There are TOO many to list....over 50!!

Friday - It's a Free for All! The rest of my store will be on sale (20% off)! This includes:
What are you waiting for? Stock up on all your favorite products, just in time for Back to School. Please note that I've been working VERY hard this summer to give some old units a facelift. Over 20 of my products have been redone...some were embarrassing! ha Make sure you download the newest versions if you own any of the products I've re done. HO, HO, HO and Merry Shopping!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Visit me at Blog Hoppin'

Hey friends! I've posted at Blog Hoppin' today. Hop on over to check out some great ideas and resources on Martin Luther King! 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

BOGO Sale!!

To promote the Close Reads that Jennifer Horner and I have created, I'm throwing a buy one get one sale in my TpT store! Buy one Winter Close Read (Emperor's Egg, Bear Snores On, or Martin's Big Words) and get ANY Close Read of equal or lesser value of your choice for free. All you need to do is email me with your TpT username, what Winter Close Read you purchased, and which Close Read you would like for FREE! I'll email the product to you within 24 hours.
Offer only valid on Close Reads purchased Sunday, January 10th through Friday, January 15th. Happy Shopping!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Teacher Week: Classroom Tour

Hey friends! Wanna check out my classroom? Head over to Blog Hoppin' today and take my Classroom Tour.
Be sure to link up with us so we can see your space and check back tomorrow for SANITY SAVERS! Let's face it - we could all use a little savin'. Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Teacher Week: Make ahead Meals

Hey friends. Happy Tuesday! I'm back and blogging about "Make ahead Meals!" I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' for teacher week and sharing my absolute favorite potato soup recipe. 
This recipe has been floating around Pinterest f.o.r.e.v.e.r. but I first tried it because I saw it on Pearls, Handcuffs, and Happy Hour. I was inspired and looking for easy Crock Pot meals and this fit the requirements. Little prep, can toss it in the morning of, and it's ready to go when I'm home. Not to mention - it is DELICIOUS! Here is what you need....
It's really the easiest meal to make and absolutely mouth watering. Everyone I've made it for has gone on and on about it and thinks I'm an awesome cook. Little do they know how simple it is. Shhhhh, don't tell. ;-) It's what's on the menu tomorrow. I hope you can add this to your meal plan and have dinner on the table when you get home from a long day in the classroom. It will be just the thing you need to hit the spot!! Be sure to link up with Blog Hoppin' and check out all the other fabulous "Make ahead Meal" suggestions.