Monday, August 3, 2015

Back to School Resources and Sale

      Today begins the Teachers Pay Teachers two day Back to School sale! Here are some resources in my shop that are perfect for back to school.

     My classroom rules pack has rules posters in two sizes. It also have a couple of sorts to help your students understand what following these rules practically looks like. There is a rules contract to be taken home and signed by the teacher, student, and parent. There are also two versions (younger and older) of the Classroom Rules book for students to complete.

     My Pirates Go To School unit has reading, writing, and word work activities that are perfect for the first few days of school. The reading activities focus character traits, setting, and feelings. The word work activities include abc order and syllables. The word work activities are perfect to move into a literacy station. The writing is If pirates were in my class. These activities go with the book Pirates Go To School by Corinne Demas.

     Finally my School is Cool! literacy stations is filled with activities perfect for the beginning of the year and are a review of skills from first grade, but also address second grade TEKS. These stations come in a full color, partial color, and black and white version.

     You can save up to 28% off in my store with the code BTS15. 

Happy Shopping!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Currently August

I'm linking up with Farley for Currently August.

     I'm watching Grown Ups 2 with my hubby. These movies always make me laugh.

     Today was my older son, Logan's 9th birthday. We played and swam.  We had our special birthday breakfast and chocolate chip cookie cupcakes. He declared it a great day!

     I'm thinking about things back to school all the time. I mean all the time. Like sit up in the middle of night because I randomly thought of something school related all the time.

     I have ten glorious days of summer vacation left, and I'm going to enjoy each and every one of them.

      I need to get my classroom set up. It's the first time in three years I will have a classroom to myself. I can't decided if I'll try to set up my room early or not.

     I'm planning on handing out some random treats to some of my favorite teacher peeps the first week of school. I'm thinking notes, cute supplies, homemade treats, etc.

     Head over to Farley's blog and link up to share your currently.


Friday, July 31, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

What I've Been Up To

     Whew! The last couple of weeks have been crazy!

     Two weeks ago, I had STAAR EOC retakes. We had three days of testing plus I had to get it packed up and shipped back. As if state testing isn't fun enough, my older son was diagnosed with pneumonia. He had ran fever all week the week before and had been to the doctor on a Thursday to hear, "It's just a virus. It typically last 5-7 days bring him back if he has fever on day 8". Fever ended on day 7. He was fever free for 24 hours, and then the fever was back. Back we went on Tuesday, to find that he had developed pneumonia, and they didn't miss it the first time because they had checked his lungs.

     This past week my dad called to tell me he was in the hospital, but fine. I didn't need to come see him. He just wanted me to know. He stayed two nights. They ran a bunch a test and determined he had blacked out because his insulin dosage was too high now that he's lost so much weight. In the middle of that, my younger son had dental surgery. Poor baby has his Grammie's bad teeth. He had anesthesia in the dentist's office, and thankfully doesn't remember anything but going to sleep in daddy's arms and waking up in daddy's arms. He was so brave and cooperative which was amazing because he's our most uncooperative child. His first coherent request when we returned home was for his Ninja Turtle. We spent most of the rest of that day snuggled together on the couch.

     Then this past Saturday, we attended the wedding of two of Lo's teachers (and my co-workers). He has been excitedly counting down to this wedding for a while, and talking about it for months. They've both been his teachers for the last two years. They are the sweetest couple and compliment each other so well. 

     Now I've got to finish getting Lo ready to head to first church camp in the morning. I'm hoping things will slow down a bit this week. 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

More Target Dollar Spot Finds and Texas Learning Fun Update

     I love this time of year at the Target Dollar Spot. Each time I go I find something I need for my classroom.

     I am super excited about this chalkboard!!! I can't wait to use it on the first day of school with my boys and my students. I see a parent gift in the future with pictures of the students holding this chalkboard. 

     How adorable are those jumbo school supplies clips. I'm not quite sure what I will use them for yet. They were so cute I couldn't pass them up. 

    Those sticky note pads are going to be part of a teacher gift for the boys' teachers. I've got a couple of ideas in mind.

     I also snagged two pocket charts. One will display my weekly spelling and sight words. I may use the second pocket chart for Boggle words.

     I finally finished updating my Texas Learning Fun unit. The unit has quadrupled in size. The fonts and graphics have been updated. I've added a lesson plan and activities for teaching about Stephen F. Austin. Included is a Texas Symbols fact book that has a student and teacher version with suggested shared reading activities as well as other activities. I also aligned this unit with the Social Studies and ELA TEKS for K-2nd grade.

     Make sure to download the updated file if you already own this. This unit will be on sale for 50% off until Monday evening. You can purchase it here

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July

     We're thankful for my brother and the other men and women like him who serve our country and protect our freedom! 

     Happy Independence Day!!!!

Independence Day Sale!!!

     I'm completely redoing my Texas Learning Fun unit on Texas state symbols. I'll be uploading the updated version soon, and the price will go up. You may want to purchase it now, so you can get the update for free. My new sight word game, Oh Donuts! is currently on sale for 50% off. I also have several new products that are perfect for back to school. Sales are on through Sunday night.

Graphics by Lovin Lit. Fonts by KevinandAmanda

Happy Independence Day!!!


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