Sunday, October 13, 2013

Flash Sale!!

Hey guys! I know I have not blogged in FOREVER, but I just wanted to let you all know that I'm having a FLASH SALE and so is TpT!!! My store is 20% off until Monday, and you can save an additional 10% by using the code FB100K!! I hope everyone is having a FANTASTIC year!!! :) 

Thank you Susanna from Whimsy Workshop Teaching for the adorable button!)

Monday, September 9, 2013


Since I only had 5 people comment today on my Chevron Posters giveaway, 

Mike's Mom

Check your e-mails ladies!! Happy MONDAY!! :) 


Hey guys! Hope everyone is doing well, and your year is getting off to a great start! Today is my 13th day with my students, and they are fantastic!! :) 

So, I have FINALLY created 2 new products!! YAY!! My theme for my classroom this year is chevron, and I am totally in love with this pattern!! SOOO, I created Chevron Writing Process Posters and Chevron Place Value Posters this weekend!! 

Here are my new Chevron Writing Process Posters:

Here are my new Chevron Place Value Posters (Ones Through Millions):

If you would like to see a better preview of each product above, just click on the pictures and they will take you to the product on TpT where you can download a bigger preview! :) 

I am so in love with how these turned out!! I can't wait to hang them up in my classroom this week!!! So, to celebrate, I am giving away these 2 sets to 2 lucky winners! All you have to do to enter is to comment below with what football team you were pulling for this weekend! If you don't pull for a football team, tell me what you do pull for! I love my Clemson Tigers!! I got to take my 3 year old son to see them play on Saturday, and it was SO MUCH FUN!! I will pick 2 winners tonight at 8 pm!! Good luck!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013


It is that time of year again friends!! TpT's annual BACK TO SCHOOL SALE is this weekend!! To celebrate, my TpT store is on sale!! 20% off until Monday! Use the PROMO CODE BTS13 (Sunday and Monday only) to receive an additional 10% off!! WOO HOO!!

I'm also linking up with Christina over at Bunting, Books, & Bainbridge for a "Best and Most" Linky Party! I just love fun linky parties!!

Just click HERE to head on over to my TpT Store! Click HERE to go check out Christina's linky party!


Friday, August 9, 2013

Giveaway Time!! :)

Slide1 I am so happy to be a part of a fantastic giveaway that Krystal, at Lessons From The Middle, is hosting to celebrate Back to School. There are over $400 worth of prizes to be won including: ~ Multiple TPT shopping sprees in sellers' stores to help you get all stocked up for a new school year ~ $10 Starbucks gift certificate to get the year started on the right foot ~ $75 gift certificate at WiseDecor to make your classroom even more inviting for your students with beautiful wall decals ~$25 gift certificate at Black Rafter Soap Works to pamper yourself a little bit after the first big week back ~Cool Duo Binders to get you organized easily ~An awesome tote from Thirty-One - who doesn't love a new bag? There are FOUR Prize Packages to be won! Make sure to enter to win each of the prize packages - they're all fantastic and you don't want to miss out! This giveaway runs August 10th-14th. Good luck! Prize Package #1 a Rafflecopter giveaway Prize Package #2 a Rafflecopter giveaway Prize Package #3 a Rafflecopter giveaway Prize Package #4 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

And the WINNER is......

Hey guys! Two blog posts in 1 day! I'm on a roll!! :) 

The WINNER of my giveaway this afternoon is........


She was comment #2!!

Jenny, you win my Superfun Back to School Activities PLUS you get to choose any 2 resources you want from my store!! YAY!! I'm sending you an e-mail right now with all the directions!! :) 

Congratulations Jenny!!!

Giveaway & Currently!!

Wow...I can't believe it has been THREE months since I last blogged!! I have missed you, my friends!! Life has been very hectic, and finally, things are starting to slow down, so I can get back to my 2nd favorite job....BLOGGING!! I hope everyone is doing great, and if you are on summer break, I hope you are enjoying every minute of it!! 

I am a little behind on Currently this month, but hey, better late than never right?? So here it is: 

Listening: Well, I have a 3 year old, so my mornings consists of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Jake and the Neverland Pirates! I love every minute of it!! :) 

Loving: I love summer break, and all the time I get to spend with my sweet boy! I have been going, going, going this summer, but I have been enjoying every minute!!!

Thinking: Unfortunately, I have been given the awful gift of kidney stones. BOO! I have had them every since I was 20 years old. Now, I have a 23 mm stone in my left kidney that I have to have removed on Friday. They are going through my back because it is so big. :(

Wanting: I am a CLIPART junkie! I can't wait to find some cute new pieces in the next few weeks while I am recovering so I can make some cute new resources for my classroom and some freebies for you all!!!

Needing: Ugh, the cleaning is never done! I swear I could sweep and mop every 2 days and my floor would still look dirty! I guess that is the blessing of being a wife and Mommy! :) I wouldn't have it any other way!! :) 

Tips, Tricks, or Hints: I know this is cliche, but LIVE, LAUGH, & LOVE my friends!! I love this saying, and it applies to me everyday in my life!! :) 

Now, head on over and link up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade!! I love this linky party she does every month! It is so fun to read and learn more about each other!! :) 

Now, for the fun part of my post......


Because I have been so busy with life and have left my blog very lonely, I am going to have a little giveaway!!! Just comment on this post telling me what item you would LOVE to have from my TpT Store, and I will use tonight to select a winner! The winner will receive the item they LOVE and 2 other items of their choice from my TpT Store!!! Just click HERE to go to my store and take a look! Don't forget to follow my store if you haven't already!!!

**Giveaway will end at 9 pm tonight**

I'm so glad to be back, and I can't wait to blog again to announce the WINNER!! Hope everyone is having a WONDERFUL SUMMER!!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Currently!!

Here it is....THE APRIL CURRENTLY!! Love linking up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade every month for her Currently! Head on over to her blog to check out how to join and the rule of 3! :) 

I am LOVING me some SPRING BREAK!!! I have been having fun and relaxing!! AWESOME!!

Even though, I am loving Spring Break, school is still on my mind!! Of course! :) When we get back, we only have 4 weeks before STATE testing! How crazy is that!?! This year has flown by!!

I want to go shopping today, but I need to be Spring cleaning!!! Did I mention I HATE cleaning?

My advice for blogging: KEEP IT FUN! If it starts to be a chore, you have lost the beauty of blogging and sharing your expertise with the bloggy world!!!

Finally, here is a sweet picture of my little LOVE to bring a smile to your face! :) 

Happy TUESDAY friends!! :)

Monday, March 11, 2013

3D Shape Scavenger Hunt

We have been studying some geometry like crazy the past few weeks in my class! This past Friday, my sweet kiddos did a 3D Shape Scavenger Hunt around our classroom!! I wanted to share some pictures of them working with their partners to find the most 3D shapes in our classroom (cylinders, cubes, and rectangular prisms)! This was a great and easy way for them to learn that 3D shapes are all around us!! They loved it!! We made it a BIG contest!! As you can see in the pictures, they REALLY got into it! :) It was super easy and very effective! 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gingersnaps Brag Tag Giveaway!

Have you ever seen the brag tags from Boost Promotions?? They are ADORABLE, and kids LOVE them!! My friend Ginger from Gingersnaps is giving away 100 brag tags!! Head on over to her blog and enter her to win!! Just click her button below! :) 

Saturday, February 9, 2013


This year at my school, we have been learning about all these new and fun websites and apps we can use in the classroom!! Recently, my students wrote some AWESOME research papers on a person from the American Revolution! They LOVED it!! We decided to do a little project on the computer to accompany our research papers when we put them on display! We went to an awesome website called WORDLE!! Wordle is a website where you can create beautiful word clouds!! Now, I realize that many of you probably already know about this fun website, but I just want to brag on my students for the amazing job they did on their Wordles!! Here are some of their Wordles based on their American Revolution figures!

Aren't these AWESOME?!? I am so proud of the hard work my students put into these word clouds! Check out the website at WORDLE!!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

TpT Super Sunday Sale Game!!!

Are you ready to shop until you drop AND play a FUN GAME?!?

It is SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, and some bloggy friends and I are hosting a TpT SUPER SUNDAY SALE GAME!!

Here is how it works so you can start playing:

If you plan on shopping today, check out some of the awesome items below to see if you can win our TpT Super Sunday Sale Game.All of the resources posted below have a hidden letter in them. You can find the hidden letter on the 2nd page of the resource. All the letters will spell out 49'ers or Ravens. So, for example if you buy my Mixed Numbers Concentration/Matching Cards, you will find the secret letter "N". If you buy Kathie's Reader's Companion for Enemy Pie, you will find the secret letter "E". Collect as many letters as you can, and then root for your favorite team! After the game, check to see if you have enough letters to spell out the winning team! If you do, be the first to post your name, e-mail address, AND the items you purchased that spell out the winning team on Kathie's blog post (Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher). Within 24 hours, all of the sellers listed below will e-mail you one free item from their store!! How awesome is that?!? Follow the links below and check out all the items that have hidden letters!! Only the items on this linky qualify!! Have fun friends!! This is so exciting!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The 3 Branches of Government in 3D!!

Hey guys! Sorry I have been MIA lately! I have been SOO busy!!! I have missed blogging!!! 

I have a SUPER FUN craft today for you to make up for my absence! We recently studied the government and how it was structured after the Revolutionary War. I have always liked teaching the 3 branches of government, but this year it was way more fun for my students this year! Take a look at the FUN craft my students made to help them remember the jobs of each branch of our US government!

It was super fun and super easy!! We took brown lunch bags I purchased at my local Wal-Mart, and the students wrote US Government on the front. These are the "tree trunks". Then, each student cut out 3 green cloud looking pieces from construction paper to be the "leaves" or "branches". I teach 4th grade, so my students had to write a description of each branch of government (1 per piece-Judicial, Executive, Legislative). If you are not sure your students can handle taking the notes, then you could definitely type them up and have the students cut them out and glue them to their "branches/leaves". :) They glued their "branches" to their bags and VUALA!! You have a 3D graphic organizer! My kids LOVED this craft! Next year, I think I am going to do one branch of government per day and give my students some type of souvenir to put in their bag to help them remember that branch! 

I hope some of you can use this in your classroom! :) 

Also, tomorrow is the SUPER SALE over at TpT! My store will be 20% off with an extra 8% off from TpT! Just use the code SUPER at checkout! :) 

(Thanks Ashley Hughes for the ADORABLE button!!)

Just click on the button above to head on over to my store to shop! :) 

HAPPY WEEKEND friends! It feels GOOD to be back!! :) 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Fancy Free in 4th - Product Swap!!


Yay! It is that time again!! Jessica Stanford from Mrs. Stanford's Class is hosting the amazing Product Swap again! This time, I am paired up with the amazing Layla from Fancy Free in 4th!! She has one amazing blogger that you should definitely check out!! She is a 4th grade teacher from Southern California, and she shares lots of great information and fun teaching ideas on her blog!!!

So, today, I am going to tell you about one of Layla's awesome products! It is called A Homonym a Day, and I love it!! I promise you will too! :) 

First, she has some awesome posters that describe homographs and homophones. They are so easy to understand and look great hanging in the classroom!!

Next, their is a great graphic organizer that shows students how homographs and homophones are both homonyms! It is an easy way for students to understand this concept, and it is super awesome! :) 

Also included are some graphic organizers that help students differentiate between different homophones and homographs! 102 to be exact! :) 

Here are some pictures of some that we are starting in my classroom! :) 

Please head on over to Layla's awesome blog Fancy Free in 4th!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

iPad mini, Kindle Fire HD, or Nook HD?!?

Check this out! Head on over to Teacher's Notebook to enter to win your choice of an iPad mini, a Kindle Fire HD, or a Nook HD!!! How sweet is that?!? Just click the picture below to go enter!! :) 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Quietest Pencil Sharpener....

As a teacher, I know that sometimes the loud hum of a pencil sharpener can drive you crazy! Can I get an AMEN? Well, I was sent this little bad boy this past summer, and I LOVE IT!!! I was asked to review this sharpener on my blog, and so I am going to be COMPLETELY honest with you! First, let me show you some pictures of this adorable pencil sharpener!

Look how cute it is!! It also comes in red, black, and green!!

It is very small and attaches to the counter so easily!!

Here I am using the sharpener to give you another view of it!!

I was very pleased with how well the shavings STAY IN the little tray! I hate pulling the tray out of pencil sharpeners and the shavings going everywhere!! The shavings stay in this tray friends!! :) 

Isn't it cute?!? Guys, I am being serious when I tell you, I love this pencil sharpener! It is so easy for my students to use, and it is so quiet. I don't mind at all letting my students sharpen their pencils because I can't hear it! :) To prove how quiet it is, here is a little video my niece took of me sharpening a pencil. 

Now do you believe me?!? :) 

Go check out this amazing pencil sharpener friends! Just click the picture below! You will not be disappointed!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013



Here are my 2 resolutions for 2013!!

1) Personal: I want to start eating healthier and be more active! I am not going to set any weight loss goals this year like I have in the past!! I just want to be healthier!! :) 

2) Blogging: I want to blog at least 2 times each week!! 

What are your resolutions for 2013?? 

Link up with The Teacher's Cauldron by clicking on the picture above! :)