Tuesday, August 26, 2014


YAYYY! I made it to 300 TpT followers! I am just over the moon with excitement!!! I am celebrating by giving away some of my favorite items. The giveaway starts NOW and ends Friday! 

Prize Pack #1 MOTIVATION includes: 

Prize Pack #2: PLANNING includes: 

ENTER, ENTER, ENTER! TWO winners will be chosen. You will be in the running for either prize pack. Both packs have a $5 store credit that can be used on any product(s) that equal $5. Don't forget to share the post on my Facebook page to receive 10 entries! 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Made It with a MARKDOWN

Monday.. Yikes. Another week ahead of all of us! 
How about I make Monday a little  more exciting and link up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made ItI think YES! I have been DETERMINED to make the perfect Teaching Planner that meets all of my needs. I'm excited to show all of you what I've been working on! 

Here's my long awaited creation--

I just uploaded it to TPT! Take a looks inside: 

I love how the simple pops of colors came out! I was definitely inspired by Erin Condren. ;) 

Another goal of mine is to stay on my data collecting throughout the year. I know I won't be perfect at it, but I promised myself I would step up my game a little. :)

The process: I start collecting data with a quick assessment.  Under the specific student and subject, I will write check marks, x marks, slashes, etc. etc. I came up with a system that works best for me! (You can find that in the preview) Whenever I am teaching and looking for responses, I will try my hardest to record the responses. Are they correct? Are they incorrect? Do they need lots of prompting? Are they making connections? Are they making connections that make sense? You get the point.. Again, you have to find the markings that make sense to you! 

After, I record the notes in my summaries for each student/subject. I have separate data binders for each subject and divide the binders up by students. Basically, I note if students are really struggling or flying through the different topics. The quick assessments explained earlier help me remember the amount of correct/incorrect responses. This lets me see if I need to explain the topics better, who can move on, who needs additional help, etc. It's a win-win! I have been using this system for 3 weeks now and I have ALREADY noticed such an improvement in meeting my students' needs. 

If you are a 2nd grade common core teacher-don't miss out on this BONUS edition: 2014-2015 Teaching Planner Rainbow 2nd Grade . I have included my 2nd grade common core standards at-glance and checklists  in my new planner! Save money and purchase this fabulous edition!

 As you can tell, I am ECSTATIC about my new planner! I want you to be just excited as I am. I am marking BOTH the 2014-2015 Teaching Planner Rainbow and  the 2014-2015 Teaching Planner Rainbow 2nd Grade Ed.  HALF OFF!!! I am linking up with Kelly and Kim for Markdown Monday! This means that these two great products will be half off until Friday, August 29th. You do not want to miss out on this offer! 

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Busy, Busy, Busy! Linkups with a SURPRISE ending

Happy Tuesday! Well, I had all these plans for my blog/Facebook page as the school year began and guess what... I didn't get to any of them! Back to school MADNESS. So, because I did not get to the things I wanted to get to, I am hosting a mini giveaway! But first- I have to reach 300 followers on TpT. Next on the to-do list.. Launch a giveaway with a bunch of TPT sellers! *I want to cross some more stuff out in the meantime*

Click here to make sure you are a follower of my TpT store. :) My Facebook page has more information on the upcoming giveaway. 

The amazing people over at TPT are doing a BOOST sale on August 20th! I hope no one forgets about ANOTHER amazing opportunity! Everything in my store is going to be 28% off when you use the TPT code: BOOST. What's the date of that again? August 20th (That is TOMORROW for all you lucky teachers that are still on summer vacation and don't know what in the world the date is.) Ah.. miss those days. ;)  

With the excitement of going back to school, there are SO many linky parties! What to do? What to do?! I'm first linking up with The Teaching Tribune for 2 For Tuesdays! One of my favorites. I am marking my 2 newest products downs HALF OFF. So, these products are less than $1.00.. Woop woop!

2. Types of Communities Poster and Worksheets- Only $0.75!

I'm also going to do a quick link-up with Deanna Jump for Book Talk Tuesday. I am talking about First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg

I read this adorable book to my students on the first day and they LOVED it. So did I! This is also leads into a great discussion topic when talking about your excitement and nerves going back to school after summer vacation. If they know other students are feeling the same way, maybe they won't be as nervous! I don't want to spoil this short little book for you, but this is definitely a good one.. Hope you agree!

Going along with First Day Jitters, how about you take the pressure off of yourself and your students and download my ***FLASH FREEBIE***. I am very very very excited that I just uploaded First Day of School BANNERS. This is the perfect stress-free back to school activity and best of all.. YOU CAN GET IT NOW FOR FREE! Feedback is greatly appreciated. :)

 Click here to download: First Day of School BANNERS

Thank you SO much to all of my wonderful followers and supporters! This journey would not be the same without all of you!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Celebrating Friday with a FREEBIE

What a crazy week! I have officially survived the first week of school. I loved meeting all of my new students. I can tell it will be one fun week with this group. I am pretty exhausted though.. anyone else? If not, gimmmme some pointers. :) 

I uploaded First Day of School Coloring Sheet FREEBIE and I am linking up with Homeschool Freebie Friday to show my freebie off! If you need something to kill time as you are getting to know your students on the first day, let your students fill out and color this newly uploaded coloring sheet!

I've uploaded so many new products to my STORE. Check 'em out!

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

What Did I Buy? Crazy for Creative Clips!

The big BTS sale has been the only thing on my mind for days! I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' Show Us What You Bought linky to show y'all what I got! 
I decided I NEEDED some new clipart. And lots of it! So, who do I go to automatically when searching for clipart? Krista Wallden with her Creative Clips, of course! 

My Exciting Purchases: 

1. Ultimate Kids Collection- How cute are these? I can use these little kiddos in so many products!

2. Peace and Friendship Clipart- I love the friendship theme! I have so many products in mind and how to incorporate these cuties. AH! *mind racing* 

3. Cookies and Milk Clipart- WERE THESE MADE FOR ME KRISTA?!! I cannot believe I went this far without it! So many smart cookies ;)  

A big thank you to Krista for these awesome clipart bundles. She is one incredible artist. 

What did everyone else buy?!
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Monday, August 4, 2014

My First Monday Made it!

Two blog posts, one day- first time for everything! I could not wait to link-up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It for my first time! Ok I needed something that was ORGANIZED to store all of my junk very important computer paper, construction paper, markers, crayons, crafts, teacher tools, etc. etc. etc. This stuff is overflowing in closets and drawers and just random areas of my house..yikes.  

Welllllll, I have had this storage bin for a very long time and I have never done anything with it. So, I got a little crafty! I wasn't liking the blue and blue..  Here's what it looked like before:

AFTER: Tah-dah! Painted it white and printed out my new labels. Now, I'm in the process of getting all of my stuff organized! 

I created these little labels to fit on my bin. I love the simpleness of them!

I uploaded a bunch of other labels and put them on my TpT store. Best of all... they are FREE! Teacher Toolbox Labels. Download these simple labels, print and laminate. BOOM! You have some new decor. :) 

While you're visiting my TpT store, check out some of the other great deals during the BTS sale! My entire store is still 20% off. Woop woop!

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August Currently + BTS

HOW is it already August!?!?! WOW! This summer flew by, but I'm ready to get into the swing of things and get on a set schedule again. I could use a few extra days before school... but what can ya do! I'm linking up with Farley for her awesome CURRENTLY linkup! Yes, I'm a few days late... Better late than never :) 

Now, let's talk about the amazing BACK TO SCHOOL SALE going on on TpT right now. I have added some bundles and made sure EVERYTHING in my store is $4 or less! MEGA SAVINGS! Everything in my store is 20% off. Enter the Promo Code: BTS14 and save even more!

These are some of my favorite products that I cannot live without. The prices shown are 20% off:
1. Motivational Quotes- $2.20 BEFORE the additional discount 
2. Collecting Student Data Forms EDITABLE- $2.40 BEFORE the additional discount
3. Student Numbered Labels- $3.20 BEFORE the additional discount
4. First Day of School All About this Smart Cookie- $1.40 BEFORE the additional discount

So, whatchya waiting for!? Head on over to Countless Smart Cookies on TpT and save some money before school starts. 

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