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?


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Presidents' Day Freebie!

Happy Sunday, everyone!
I stopped by to share a Presidents' Day freebie with you! I have been using my Famous Americans flipbooks with my students for the last couple of months, and my students LOVE them. It's more fun than students filling out a worksheet about each person that we study :)

Today, I am sharing my Abraham Lincoln flipbook with you - click the image below to grab it from my TPT store!


I give my students the flipbook pages to assemble after we have spent a few days studying each of our "famous people" that we are required to teach in 3rd grade in Georgia. Once they have cut the pages out and stacked them, I walk around and staple, and my students get to work. Once they have filled in their flipbook information, they use the included writing paper to write a paragraph about the famous person. Easy peasy!

Click the picture below to see the other flipbooks available in my TPT store!


I hope you enjoy this freebie!! I'm linking up with Teaching Blog Addict for their Freebie Friday linky - head over to find all kinds of other freebies! :)


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Favorite Things Linky + Hump Day Highlight!

Hey there!
I'm linking up with my friends over at Teaching Trio for My Favorite Things!

I decided to go with some of my favorite MUSIC! I'm all about some good music - I can't carry a tune in a bucket, but I love to sing along and pretend like I can! I'm a true Georgia girl, and I love my country music. My favorites right now are Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, and Taylor Swift. I love the message that each one of them sends through their music! Whether I'm singing in the shower or while driving down the road, their music always make me feel better :)

Don't forget to head over to Teaching Trio to check out some other Favorite Things, and link up yourself!

I am also linking up with Jessica over at Mrs. Stanford's Class for Hump Day Highlight!

The purpose of this linky is to share one thing that I am using in my classroom this week :) Right before Christmas break, I started teaching measuring to the nearest quarter inch...luckily, most of my students picked up on it pretty quickly! However, I knew that I needed to do a little refresher since we had been off for 2 weeks, so I pulled out these 2 products. My students LOVE playing Scoot - no matter what we're learning, if I pull out a set of task cards for Scoot, they get so excited :) Click on each cover page below to go to that product in my TPT store - one of them is a FREEBIE!

What are you teaching this week?

Head over to Mrs. Stanford's Class to link up for Hump Day Highlight!