June 29, 2013

Frog Themed Classroom and Fabulous Finds

 I am linking up with "Chalk One up for the Teacher" to share my newest classroom theme! Last year, someone asked me to create a frog themed classroom, but I didn't have time to get it done until recently.  Click on the pictures below to go to the products....Also, keep scrolling down for my Fabulous Finds: Garage Sale Edition!

I absolutely love going to garage sales!  I look forward to driving around with my mom and finding great deals every summer.  Here are two of my favorite purchases from this week.

One of the garage sales I stopped at had this cute "31" brand utility tote.  The person who was holding the garage sale was a "31" rep, and this was one of the items she used to use at her parties.  This print has been discontinued, so she was selling it.  I love the print because it's so neutral.  I will definitely be using this tote to carry around all my back to school items!

I was very excited when I found this gumball machine.  I had just seen a picture on Pinterest earlier in the week (see below), and I thought it would be an adorable addition to my classroom this year.  During the last week of school, I found out that I will be teaching 7th grade language arts this year.  Hopefully middle schoolers will think that this is neat...haha ;) I am still planning on decorating my classroom and making it super bright and cheery.  You can't take the elementary school teacher out of me! :)

Gumball machine as an eraser machine!

Also, don't forget to....

June 23, 2013

Fabulous Finds: Freebie Edition

I decided to add a new feature to my blog that will showcase some of my favorite finds.  I am going to start with FREEBIES!  Because, well, who doesn't love a good freebie?  I chose three freebies that can be used for back to school related activities...Click on the pictures to be taken to the freebies.

I LOVE this planner! This is such a great organizational tool, and since it is two pages/month, there's a lot of room to jot down notes.
 This set would be great for the beginning of the school year. Students can write all about their summer vacations!
I love the colorful welcome banner!  It's a cute way to brighten up the classroom and make it more inviting for students! :)

What are some of the fabulous freebies you have found lately?  Post a link below!

June 21, 2013

And the Winners Are....

First of all, I want to say thank you to all of my awesome TpT colleagues who donated to the 1,000 Followers Giveaway.  It was a huge success!  I was floored by the amount of people who stopped by my site and entered the giveaway over the last four days.  I hope that the winners of the bundles below love their new teaching resources.  I will be posting some new items (I'm working on a new classroom theme now!), including some freebies, so don't forget to check my blog/store over the next several weeks. 

Now for the winners.....Drum roll please.....

The winner of the K-2 Bundle is Ashley!

The winner of the 3-6 Bundle is Danielle!

The winner of the 7-12 Bundle is Cheryl H.!

Ladies, you will be receiving emails soon with your new resources! Congratulations! :)

June 17, 2013

1,000 Followers Giveaway

Eeek!  The time has come.  Enter for a chance to win an amazing set of classroom resources! All of the products in my TpT store will also be 10% off during the giveaway. And, at the bottom of this post, you can see my newest FREEBIE! Snag it from my TpT store by clicking on the picture.

K-2 Bundle

3-6 Bundle

7-12 Bundle


Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

June 15, 2013

Coming Soon....1,000 Followers Giveaway!

I'm super excited to announce that I will be hosting my first collaborative giveaway starting Monday, June 17th.  I wanted to celebrate the fact that I hit 1,000 followers on TpT!  It was a huge milestone for me, so I had to do it big.  You can enter the giveaway for a chance to win three different bundles (K-2, 3-6, 7-12).  I will also be celebrating by posting some new FREEBIES during the giveaway dates.  So, don't forget to stop by my blog next week!  Thanks for following me! :)

June 02, 2013

June Currently, Bud, Not Buddy, 5Ws & 1H, and End of the Year Awards

I'm linking up with Farley's June Currently!  I totally missed the last one (oops!), so I'm glad I got in on this one quickly!

I created some fun, language arts resources to use with the novel, Bud, Not BuddyBud, Not Buddy is a humorous historical fiction novel written by Christopher Paul Curtis.  It is a great book to use with 5th-6th graders.  Check out the resources by clicking on the pictures below!

Here are some colorful 5Ws and 1H posters to hang up in your classroom.  They are great for language arts or social studies (i.e. current event summaries)!

I created academic and owl themed EDITABLE end of the year certificates.  The owl themed certificates go perfectly with my Owl Themed Classroom set! :)