Monday, August 27, 2012

100 Follower Giveaway!!!

I am amazed that I have reached 114 followers since I started my blog in July! I appreciate each and everyone of my followers and I have made some great blogging friends who are so kind and generous!! I want to celebrate by having a 100 Follower Giveaway!!!
One lucky winner will get to pick what your giveaway prize will be!!!! You get to choose from one of the items pictured below, either a $25 Silhouette Cameo Gift Card, or a $25 Silhouette Cameo Download Store Card, or a $25 Teachers Notebook Gift Certificate or a $25 Teacher's Pay Teacher's Gift Certificate, or a Scotch Laminator!
Some sweet bloggy friends are also contributing to my giveaway.
Vicky over at is donating a $10 Amazon 
gift certificate

Corinna over atTeaching Fabulous Firsties!
is donating her Hollywood Student of the Week  or  Explorer of the Week Pack.

Lisa over at  is donating any item from her Teacher's Pay Teache's store.

Genre Spotlight packet

Stacy over at Leading and Reading is donating her Genre Spotlight  Packet.

Heather over atis donating any item from her Teacher's Pay Teacher's Store.
I will be using Rafflecopter for my giveaway, which many of you have become very familiar with:

Thanks for entering my giveaway and good luck!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

My 100 Follower Giveaway, A Few More Classroom Pics, and Leading and Reading

My 100 Follower Giveaway starts at 12:01am tomorrow!!! Be sure to stop by tomorrow to get in on the fun and check out the great prizes being given away!! 

Can you say "super busy"! Well that has been me for the past two weeks!! It has been non stop since school has begun and believe it or not I am still not done decorating my classroom to my liking.  But I have decided that I am not going to become OCD stress myself out about it!  I will continue to make progress day by day. Here are few more pictures:
How Do We Get Home? Display

Meet the Teacher Treat
Update: I have had several request for a copy of the treat topper
Click on the picture below if you would like a copy
Treat Topper Close-up
Meet the Teacher Display
You can also see part of my bins I use to hold my weekly papers.
View from door.
Leveled Book Baskets and Libary Book Marker Holders. My order finally
came in from the teacher store and now I can finish labeling the rest of my
classroom library book baskets.
Student Teacher gift. The idea came from
Jena at 1st Grade with Miss Snowden  Monday Made It.
I hope to be through with my room real soon and I will post more pictures of the finished product!

A bloggy buddy of mine Stacy over at Leading and Reading is 5 followers away from reaching 100. She wants to reach this goal before the end of the weekend and will be launching her 100 follower giveaway real soon too! So why don't you hop on over to her blog and become a follower, she would really appreciate and so would I!! 

Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I Won!! Again!!

I was the winner of my bloggy friend Corinna over at 
Teaching Fabulous Firsties!
100 Follower give away!! This is my third giveaway win!!! How lucky is that? If you want to see the awesome prizes that I won click here. Thanks Corinna!!
I am putting together the finishing touches of my 100 Follower giveaway to be launched this weekend. It is not too late to get in on it.  So if you are interested in contributing something just let me know! 
School is back in session and like all of you I have been super busy!! I hope to be back into the swing of things real soon and post more pictures!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

100 Followers, Back To School Writing, and a Giveaway!!

I have reached 100+ Followers!! Woooooo Hoooooo!!! Oh sorry!! Can you tell I am a little excited!!!!! Does that mean I am relevant in the Bloggy World?? I have met some real sweet bloggy friends-Life is Grand!!! I know, I know!! I'm done! Look for my giveaway coming up-this weekend! Oh, If you are interested in helping me out with my give away please let me know!!

Any who!! I found the cutest book to use for my first back to school writing activity. And guess what? It has a western theme....Too cute....

I will read aloud this story to my students and talk about how the character used his imagination to tell how he spent his summer vacation.  We will brain storm different things to do on summer vacation real and made up.  I will then have students create their own story real or make believe, using the writing prompt "How I Spent My Summer Vacation." I will have my students write their final copy on this writing page. Click on the picture to grab a copy..

I also created a "Back to School Writing Prompts" Packet that I have uploaded to my Teachers Notebook store. It is on sale for $1.25 this week! 

My Bloggy Friend Corinna over at Teaching Fabulous Firsties is having a 100 Follower Giveaway!!! With the help of some of her bloggy friends she is giving away some great products. So hop on over to her blog and join the fun!! 
Have a Terrific Tuesday! 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Made It and Back to School

This is going to be very quick because I am on my way out the door for my first official day of work!! But I had to take the time for another addition of Monday Made It with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics 
This time I made Library Basket Book Markers for the students to use while they are reading books from our classroom library. They will place their marker in the basket to hold the place of the book they are reading and then put the book back in the correct spot.

Well that's all for now!! I gotta go! Happy first day back to work to everyone starting back today!! Have a Marvelous Monday!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Giveaways, Sales, and More Giveaways Oh My...

We are all gearing up for back to school. So what better way to kick off back to school than with a sale and a giveaway!! I am having a 50% off sale at my TN store and I am giving away to three lucky winners a copy of my "I Love the USA Writing Packet." Click on each picture to enter my giveaway and check our my sale.
HOLD UP!! WAIT A MINUTE!!! I am not done! Just when you thought it was safe I am at it again!! I have another giveaway to tell you about!! My girl VICKY over at Keep Calm and Imagine is having a 100 Follower giveaway!!! 

Vicky is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card and I am giving away a $10 Teachers Notebook gift certificate and any item in my store! Woo Hoo!!! I just love an awesome giveaway!! Remember I told you that I have won two giveaways since I have started blogging!! So-Run-don't walk or should I say "click" on over to see Vicky and enter her giveaway!!
See Ya!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Made It

Well it is the last Monday of my summer vacation and I finally get to link up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for my 1st addition of Monday Made It... 
Made it #1
Photo Frame for the Deputy of the Week and favorite Book Stand.  I purchased the frame and the stand from the Dollar Tree and spray painted them. For the frame I cut out a 5x7  piece of lightweight cardboard and covered it with my fabric and put it in the frame...
Made it #2
Are my pencil holders.  I used two small Pringles can.   Hot glued the fabric around it and  hot glued the labels to front of can...

Made it #3
Pointers. For these cuties I purchased the figures from Hobby Lobby. I already had the dowels. I wrapped  masking taped around the dowels and hot glued the the dowel to the back of the figures and secured with a piece of masking tape. Very quick and easy..
Here's a close-up of the figures:
Well that's all for now! I am off to go work in my room!! Have a Marvelous Monday!

Go check out Krazee 4 Kindergarten's cute craftivity for Pete the Cat.  They are adorable.  

Saturday, August 4, 2012

My 1st Currently, I Won Two Giveaways and Classroom Progress Day 1

Well it's Saturday and I know everyone is busy doing our Saturday thing!!! So  am going to just jump right in because I have some running around to do and lot's of work to get done. First off I am linking up with Farley over at:
For another addition of Currently. If you have not visited Farley's blog you need to!! She is a hoot. Go on you know you want to...Here is my version:
You guys will have to forgive my lack of bloggy manners. I forgot to let everyone know that I won two giveaways. The most recent one was last Tuesday from Nicole at:
Lanier's Kindergarten Lions
I was able to select anything that I wanted from her TPT or TN stores: I selected this great math unit ...
The first giveaway I won was in mid July from Sarah at
 but the prize came from Deana at 
Deana gave away this little gem. It is called the Hanging Hero.  Click on the picture to go to her TPT store to read  all about it.  All I can say is my displays will be nice and neat from here on out!!! Go check out these ladies blogs and show them some love.  The next time you see someone having a giveaway join it because you just might win! I know I did, not once but twice! Woo Hoo! 
I have been working in my room trying to get it together and took some before pictures. This was after I had bust my hump to get it done on the last day of summer school back in June-I put everything back by myself-I was in so much pain when I got home, but it was well worth it.  I am not allowed to do any heavy lifting post surgery:
View from door.
Side view from front of room.
Right side back of room (Teacher/Small Group Area)
View from left side back of room.
View from right side front of room.
Front of room
I still had some of jungle alphabet up-I just covered it with some the western border that I am using.  Of course I did not take pictures of the after (because I stopped what I was doing to help a friend and make a copy of the new math pacing guide so I could look it over and create a few things before school starts).  I was tired extremely exhausted and ready to go home. Will post pictures on Monday of everything that I accomplished on Friday.  WOW that was long!! Enjoy the rest of your Saturday.