Sunday, July 26, 2015

Assess Me Linky!

Hey friends!
I hope that you are enjoying the last few hours/days/weeks of summer! I know that some of you are starting back this coming week, and others {like me} are so lucky to still have a few more weeks of summer. I go back in 5 weeks, which is great BUT I have a lot of work to do in my classroom! As soon as the cleaners finish up, I'll be in there working away getting it ready for my new group of 3rd graders :)

Today, I'm linking up with The Tattooed Teacher for her fun new linky - Assess Me!

1) I love to talk, but haven't ever really been one to talk to myself.
2) My mom is VERY superstitious, but I never have been. I don't have time to remember all of the "rules" of being superstitious haha :)
3) Unfortunately, this is a bad habit of mine. You can always tell when I'm nervous because I'm the one popping my fingers like crazy!
4) My husband and I just finished dinner a little while ago, so I'm not hungry at the moment! Give me a little while and I probably will be though!
5) Yes my TV is on - my husband is watching one of his shows on Netflix while I catch up on my blog stalking!
6) I had my wisdom teeth removed when I was 24 - they took all 4 of them at the same time. That was the first time I had ever had an IV, and I was more scared about it than the actual surgery!
7) I did shower this morning before church.
8) I have been to Disney twice - once when I was 8 years old and again when I was in the 6th grade. It's been a while - I need to go back!
9) Yep - you'll usually find me with glasses on my face :)
10) I sure do! I live 1 town over from the one I was born in as well. I live and teach in the same county where I graduated high school.

Well...there's my assessment for the day! Head over to Rachel's blog to join in on the fun!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Shark Week Blog Hop {with FREEBIES}!

All teachers know that kids learn more when they’re excited and engaged. Today a team of bloggers come together to help your students take a BITE out of learning with a theme your students are sure to love!


My Shark Week freebie is a non-fiction passage on the Great White Shark. It includes one passage with 5 comprehension questions. The questions are NOT multiple choice - students must cite evidence from the text to prove their answers. We all know that this is such an important skill! The pack also includes a diagram - one that is already labeled and the other with fill-in blanks. The passage is written on a 3rd grade level, so it is ideal for use in grades 2nd through 4th.

fintastic freebie

Click HERE to chomp up this freebie!
Be sure to go for a swim and visit Jennifer over at Teaching with Grace!
Every blog in the Shark Week Blog Hop features a JAWESOME freebie for you and your students - but hurry! Shark Week only lasts until Sunday, July 12  : )

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

2 for Tuesday Linky!

Hello friends!
I'm here today to link up with my sweet friend Cyndie over at Chalk One Up for the Teacher for 2 for Tuesday! I plan to {hopefully} participate every Tuesday throughout the summer, so keep your eyes out!

For today, I've got my 2 TOP SELLERS on sale for 50% off - it's like Buy 1 Get 1 Free :)

Just click on the cover pages below to head over and check them out!

Be sure to head over and link up at Chalk One Up for the Teacher as well if you'd like to participate!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Organizational Tips & Tools: A Linky Party!

Hi everyone!
I hope you are enjoying the first days of summer! If you're still in school, then bless your heart :) I have been out of school for a couple of weeks now, and I'm enjoying every minute of it...I already have TONS of ideas swirling around in my head for next year {thanks, Pinterest}!

One of the biggest issues I have in my classroom every.single.year is organization. I do everything that I possibly can to make sure that my classroom stays neat and organized, but MAN is it a job! I'm linking up with The Primary Peach to share one of my most favorite organizational tips! Be sure to head over to link up {after you read my post, of course ;)}!

You can usually find at least 5 stacks of papers on my desk at any given time. Most days, I feel like I'm swimming in a sea of paperwork! One thing that I have always done is keep drawers on the bookshelf behind my desk to hold my materials for each week.

I have 2 sets of these drawers, and I label them with the days of the week. I keep all materials for each day inside the drawer - read alouds, copies, assessments, etc. Everything needed to teach on Monday is in the Monday drawer. That way, if for some reason I am ever out unexpectedly {we all know it happens!}, I don't have to worry about a sub scrambling for something to do. Before I leave on Friday afternoon, I make sure that my drawers are full for the next week. I have used this system for the last 7 years, and it definitely helps me stay more organized! I love that the drawers are the perfect size to hold papers as well as books and any other materials that I need.

For making it through my entire post, I've got a little *freebie* to share :) I revamped my drawer labels and am sharing them with you today! Just click on the image below to head over to my TPT store to download the labels. I hope that this idea will help you be more organized in your classroom!

Now it's your turn! Grab the button and link up to share some tips and tools you use to stay organized, or tell us how you plan to get organized this year!  (Blog posts only, please... direct product links will be deleted. Thank you for understanding!) Please link back to The Primary Peach so others can see all the wonderful organizational tips and tools being shared! Please title your link up to tell what your post is about (i.e.; Math Workshop Drawers) and if possible, choose a picture from the post for your thumbnail. :)

I hope you are able to scoop up tons of organizations tips and tricks!!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Primary Peach LAUNCH PARTY {Freebies & Giveaways}!!

Hey everyone!
I am SO excited for my newest adventure!! I LOVE working with other teachers and sharing ideas, so I'm thrilled that I have had the opportunity to join other wonderful Georgia teachers in a new collaborative blog, The Primary Peach!

In order to celebrate the launch of our new blog, we are having a FREEBIE HOP! These aren't just any ol' freebies either - they are end of the year freebies that you can put to use NOW! :)

Now to introduce myself to those of you who are visiting my blog for the first time...

My name is Lacey, and I'm currently a 3rd grade teacher. I'm in my 7th year of teaching. My first four years, I taught 2nd grade and LOVED it! Then I spent a year teaching 5th grade - I was terrified moving up to the "big kids", but I fell in love with that grade as well. I am now in my second year of teaching 3rd grade, and I think I've found where I belong. I LOVE the age of 3rd graders, although I DESPISE state testing. I have been married to my husband Todd for 3 years, and we love spoiling our furbaby, Gracie, rotten!

As your school year is winding down and getting ready to come to a close, print these Summer Vacation Journals to send home with your students for the summer! They can continue practicing important skills during the summer while having fun! I don't know about you, but my students LOVE to draw and color, so this is the perfect activity for them to do both, along with a little writing thrown in :) Click on the cover page below to download!

Want a chance to win one of four TPT Gift Certificates? There will be one GRAND PRIZE $50 TPT Gift Certificate, and three more winners will each win a $25 TPT Gift Certificate! Head on over to The Primary Peach to enter on the Rafflecopter!

Ready for more end-of-the-year freebies? Head on over to the next blogger, Gary, to get to know him and snatch up his awesome freebie!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

EdExpo 2015 Top 10 Products!

Happy Sunday!
I had the honor of being chosen to attend the EdExpo in Atlanta last week along with 50 other bloggers from around the country! It was a fantastic weekend, and I can't wait to share more about it with you! My job was to walk around the expo {it was HUGE!} and make a list of the top 10 products that I felt were most useful in the classroom today. Once each of us made our personal top 10 list, each of these were compiled to make a top 10 list for the entire expo. Today, I'm going to share the overall top 10 list with you {there are actually 12 products because there were 2 ties}. Be on the lookout for my personal top 10 list post coming soon :)

So without further ado, here are the Top 10 Products from the EdExpo 2015! Click on each picture to take you to the product website, which will give you more info :)

Remember to click on any of the photos above to learn more about each product. If you are interested in purchasing any of the products shown above, please visit the Edmarket page to find a local retailer near you OR an online retailer - just click the picture below to head over!

I had an absolute blast at the EdExpo 2015, and I am so thankful that I got to enjoy this experience! I'll be blogging soon about my personal top 10, so be sure to check back in to read about those as well as some of my trip highlights! I {MAY} even have a giveaway for one of my personal top 10 products :) Which of the products above do you feel would be most beneficial in YOUR classroom?