Saturday, August 17, 2013

The BTS13 Sale is here!

Well almost..and I can't wait!  I have been adding things to my wishlist like crazy so I could snag them during the sale.  Here's a look at some of the items I plan to purchase tomorrow...

1. Interactive Reading Notebook and Language Notebook  by. Nicole Shelby @

I think these two journals will be a great tool for my students to use during their reading and  language arts block. Plus I love how organized they are.

2.  Sticky Note Reading Skills and Sticky Note Reading strategies by. Leanne Prince @

I used tons of sticky notes during my reading block last year with the kids and never thought about incorporating them into their own graphic organizers! Loving these two!

Well those are some of the things that I will be shopping for tomorrow.  

make sure you guys check out my 3 most wish listed items in my store for a chance to snag them pretty cheap!

1. Most wish listed item! Math Interactive Journal Kit

2. Accomplishment Badges 

3. Back to School Math Centers

Well I'm off to check out some more products for tomorrow.  I can't wait to see what all you guys get!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Meet the teacher linky

Let's get this party started!

1.  If you've been following my blog then you know that my husband is currently deployed in Afghanistan right now.  This is our 2nd deployment together the first was 4 years ago while I was pregnant with my daughter.  He was scheduled to come home for 2 weeks around my due date but my daughter had other plans and decided to surprise us by coming  2 weeks early so my husband coached me threw the delivery on the phone and was able to come home 3 days later.  This time he is working straight threw so no visits until the end of his deployment :(

2.  I have 2 amazing kiddos!  My daughter who is 4 and my 11 month old son.  These two keep me on my toes!  

3.  I love music!  I'm currently rocking Bruno Mars (which is awesome) and Maroon 5 (love me some Adam).  If you were to open my cd case you would be surprised at how much I love country music! Some of my favorite artist are Lady A, Luke Bryan, and  Carrie Underwood.

4.  This will be my 4th year teaching.  I've taught 1st grade 1 year and 2nd grade for 3.  I also teach in the same district that I went to as a kid.  My assistant principal was my 7th grade ELA teacher!

5.  I was a assistant Child Care Director for 5 years before I started teaching in the school district that I work for.

6.  I hate change! I really do!  That's why I don't think I could ever transfer campuses or districts (too stressful).

7.  I can't stand sliced cheese on sandwiches but love cheeseburgers (weird)!  My husband thinks it's a brain thing.  We even tried melting the cheese on a sandwich and it was a no go.  Which is why I tend to stay away from subway.  No fun ordering a sandwich with only meat and bread:(

8.  I have a dog named Izzy that my husband surprised me with when we were dating 6 years ago.  Love this girl!  

9.  I have the tendency to look mad when I'm perfectly happy.  I think I got this from my mom because people say the same thing about her.  So I usually get the "are you ok"? speech sometime during the day because people think I'm upset.  I promise you I smile and laugh all the time!

10.  The last and final tidbit about me is that I have the worst sleeping schedule ever!  I usually don't go to sleep until 3 in the morning.  For some reason I get all of my ideas in a.m.  One year I was so out of sync that I slept during the day and was awake all night.  

Well I hope you have learned a little more about me!  I report back to work on Thursday for inservice so I'm off to finish up some cutting.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Currently

 August Currently

 Listening:   to my daughter splash and sing in the tub while Sprouts is playing in the background.

Loving:   all of the projects me and my husband got done before left on his tour. We replaced the carpet with hard wood floors, tore out the old counters and replaced them with granite and now I'm painting the house before I head back to school.  I could have been done already but I can't decide on a darn color!

Thinking:  As always I'm thinking about my husband until he arrives home safely from serving overseas. 

Wanting:  I hope my husband is reading this ;)  I would really like a housekeeper so that I can take at least one task off my to do list when I go back to work.  This summer has been super stressful trying to take care of everything while my husbands away. I usually don't get to clean clean until the kids are asleep.  I have no clue how I will manage it when I have papers to grade, plans to write and conferences to attend.

Needing:  I really need some new shoes for work!  I finished the year with my pregnancy shoes because my feet had grew a size while pregnant but now all of them are way tooooooo big! 

B2S must haves:  
1.  New wardrobe - I'm a thick girl so I love shopping at lane Bryant, Macys, and Old Navy for cute B2S attire.

2.  Healthy Snack stash - I know all of us are guilty of knowing a teacher that has a stash of candy and grabbing a couple of pieces on a stressful day.  One year I made a dum dum tree and I kid you not I gave out more dum dums to teachers than my students because they were always on the hunt for sugar. This year I promised myself that I would pack healthy snacks that wouldn't tip the scale.  if you guys have any good suggestions I'd love to hear them in the comments below;)

3.  Lastly a water tumbler and coffee mug!  I've been on the hunt for cute and durable ones because I always break them or loose them.  

Well that's it for me.  I'm off to enjoy my limited days of late night Netflix movies before I have that pesky 5 o'clock alarm ringing in my ear again. I don't report back until the 15th what about you?

Oh' boy fourth grade

Thursday, July 25, 2013

BTS 2013

Well it's here BTS 2013 is in full swing and the teacher and mother side of me are going crazy!  My daughter is starting Pre-K this year!  I swear it was just yesterday that my husband and I brought her home from the hospital.  I was so surprised to get the call a few days ago that a spot became open in the dual language program in our district and my daughter was first on the list.  So that means that my daughter will somewhat be bilingual when she graduates from high school!  Is that cool or what?  Does your district offer dual language? I will be teaching 2nd grade dual language this year and I'm eager to get started.  Anyway with that being said the mother in me went crazy and bought my girly tons of school clothes.  Here's a look at some of her goodies.

On another note I told you the teacher side of me is acting just as crazy.  Here are some of the steals I scored during BTS2013.

I got tons of baskets, markers, post-its, glue etc alot of which aren't pictured.  To top that I finally broke down and got the rolling cart you see in most teachers rooms only because it was 70% off at Michaels last week! Finally I think every teacher needs these two little bottles from BBW somewhere in their room for those days that nothing seems to be going right or when you need a energy boost.

On another note I finally finished my BTS2013 math centers.
 I plan to use them to assess my students math abilities and to help
 me group them for guided math rotations the first few weeks of school. The unit features place value, problem solving, measurement, addition/subtraction facts up to 20 and more!

 In honor of BTS2013 this unit is on sale until midnight est!  

I'll even give out a free copy to the first 2 people to leave a comment on my blog!

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Finally I've made a decision! FLASH FREEBIE

I've finally made up my mind about what I want to do with my room this year!  In the past I've done a garden theme with bees, pirates, and this year I have decided to do a monster theme with of course some chevron mixed in. My inspiration came when  I was buying some clip art to add to my collection on Creative Clips TPT page when I fell in love with her cute primary monster pack and knew I had to use them in my room this year. So of course I thought I would share it with some of my blog buddies who haven't decided on what to do with their rooms.  So for 1 hour only I will email the unit to anyone who follows my blog thru bloglovin, my TPT store and like my new Facebook page which you can get to here! This pack is 129 pages of total cuteness and is regularly sold for 8 bucks in my TPT store!  When you've completed everything just leave a comment with your email and I will send the unit to you.

Here's a preview of some of the goodies in the unit.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Made It

I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics to present you with my Monday Made it!  Since I finished my accomplishment badges at 12 something this morning I decided that this project was enough for today.  

I made a total of 25 different badges and plan for the students to display them in my classroom on a accomplishment board so the students can reflect on all of their accomplishments throughout the year. If your interested in the set just click on the picture and it will take you to my TPT store. Now I'm off to Hobby Lobby to buy the bead chains for these babies.  


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Accomplishment Badges!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far! This post is going to be super quick because I just finished uploading my accomplishment badges to my TPT store and I wanted to share some pics with you guys.  Plus  I plan to give 2 copies of these babies away to two lucky bloggers who are still up blogging with me!  First let me say that I saw these badges start popping up and just had to make some of my own specifically for my students next year.  This unit contains 25 different badges for students to wear proudly to show off their accomplishments.  Click here to head over to my TPT store to grab a copy!
Ok!  So before I go to bed I want to give away 2 copies to the first 2 people to leave a comment explaining how they can incorporate these into their classroom.  Let's see who's up past midnight.  Make sure you leave your email address.