Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Anyone remember the game Mall Madness? There is a SALE at the Chichen Shop (It was supposed to say kitchen, but mine never did).

 I am pretty sure I was so depressed when I found out that the credit cards didn't work anywhere but the game... Anyway HUGE SALE! Teachers Pay Teachers is having a HUGE sale to celebrate 3 Million Teachers.  All you have to do is use the coupon code: TPT3 and you will save 28%!  Don't forget to use the code...I've done that.. HAPPY SALE! Happy emptying out your wish list!

Teacher Goodie Bag


Tuesday, February 25, 2014


There I said it, I admit that I am horrible at blogging!  That is why I should be going to the TPT conference in Las Vegas this summer.  However, if I tell my husband this excuse, I highly doubt he would see that as a convincing argument.  

Reasons Why I should be allowed to go to the Las Vegas TPT conference....

1.  It is the first one EVER that TPT is having (who would want to miss that?)
2.  I need help learning about blogging 
3.  It's VEGAS ( I don't really need any other excuses)
4. It's right around my first wedding anniversary (Hubby can come too)
5.  I need a vacation to look forward to...
6.  Deanna Jump is presenting...
7.  I can meet other smart TPT sellers 
8. Because I deserve it
9. See number 8
10. See number 8.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

First Week Back to School


That is how I will describe my first week of school in first grade.  I can't say that it was perfect, but I can say that the students left happy, and that they learned what I wanted them to learn the first week.  I was exhausted as I walked out of the school, but I left feeling confident that this year is going to be a great one.  I have a lot of work to do to get these firsties ready to be in first grade, they are only used to being in school half a day so after lunchtime, these kiddos are DONE!  Good thing I have the last lunch wave.  
Students LOVED this Roll Read and Color activity 

               They also loved the 5 rules we learned using whole brain teaching

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Back to School Sale!!!

I am so excited to announce Teacher's Pay Teachers Back to School Sale!  It starts Aug 18 and goes until the 19th. So...load up your wish list, and your shopping cart and use this special promo code: BTS13 to get up to 28% off your favorite sellers' items.  Most teachers selling on TPT (including me) put their whole store at 20% and then TPT gives you an additional 8 % off.  
If you are anything like me, I have been loading up my wish list all summer long.  I have slowly started to move things into my shopping cart. 

Here are a few things that I will definitely be purchasing this Sunday...

Hand Signals (By Clutter Free Classroom)

Here are a few of my Favorite things from my store...

Scrapbooking Through The Year

Stock up and check out starting this Sunday!  I'm heading into the classroom to get things ready.  I can't wait to get all of my new goodies to add next week.  Happy Shopping!!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

It's Finally Here!! It's Finally Here!!! (Can you tell that I am excited?)

So my "baby" is finally here.  Not a real baby, but I have been carrying "it" for about 9 months ha-ha.  The project that I have working on finally went on the market today.  I have been so busy that I was not able to work on it as often as I had wanted to, but I'm finally done with it today :)  Hip Hip Hooray!

This is my Common Core Reader Response Notebook for the Primary grades.  

Here are some tips for implementing this into your classroom

When possible, give students choice for independent reading.  You may need to help guide them to find an appropriate response activity that will suit their selection or what you are working on.

Throughout the year model each type of response so that students have a clear idea of what you are looking for
Respond to student responses in a timely fashion.  Immediate feedback will keep students on track and excited to please you.
Conduct meetings during guided reading, and showcase some exemplar responses during this time.  Then send students back to read and respond on their own while it is fresh in their minds.
Use this resource any way you see fit.  You do not need to have a structured notebook, like I have suggested. You may choose to teach, model, and then practice one skill at a time.

Sneak peak

Off to vacation...relax mode here I come... 


Come visit my store for some more :) 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Teacher's Appreciation Day

Happy Teacher's Appreciation Day to all my fellow teachers out there!  I just got home from Chipotle's and for being a teacher, got a BOGO deal- YUM!

On another good note- Teachers Pay Teachers is having a sale today and tomorrow to honor teachers.  Use the Promo code TAD13 to receive almost 30% off of most items in my store, as well as some other wonderful teachers.  Check it out!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Sale Time

I'm in a good mood, so I decided to have a sale on some of my most popular items.  Happy Weekend!