Tuesday, July 22, 2014

1,000 TPT Follower Giveaway CELEBRATION!

I am here to celebrate reaching 1,000 followers in my Teachers Pay Teachers store with you!

Remember this cute little door hanger I have on my classroom door? :)

I LOOOOOVE it so much and get so many compliments on it! So I decided to share the love with one lucky person! There is a local OH-SO-TALENTED lady {with Aubyroo Designs} that makes these amazing hangers, and the winner will get to choose one of the hangers below - personalization included!

The giveaway will run for one week, and will end on July 30! *Giveaway open to U.S. residents only due to shipping.* Good luck, and thank y'all for being such AMAZING followers/friends! ;)a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Two For Tuesday!

Hi friends!
I'm linking up with The Teaching Tribune for Two For Tuesday!

Today I am putting 2 of my resources on sale for 50% off! Just click each image to go to that product in my TPT store :)


Be sure to head over to The Teaching Tribune to check out some other fabulous resources that are 50% off today only! :)


Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday Meet Me!

Happy Monday! I never say that during the school year - summer makes Monday bearable :)

I am linking up over at The Teaching Tribune for Monday Meet Me...

It's a super fun {and easy!} linky, so head over to link up after you meet me! ;)

I teach...3rd grade currently. I taught 2nd grade for 4 years, 5th grade for 1 year, and I will be heading into my second year of teaching 3rd this coming school year. I love it!
I have...a wonderful hubby named Todd! We recently celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary <3 We also have a furbaby named Gracie - she's spoiled rotten!
I watch...all kinds of stuff! I love Dexter and was SO sad when it ended! :( I love Friends & BBT for making me laugh! HGTV is definitely on my TV 90% of the time - we are about to move into a new house, so I try to find ideas on HGTV. Mine never turn out quite right though!
I listen...I'm a diehard country music fan! Since I've been born and raised in Georgia, it's kind of a requirement :) My dream is to meet Miranda Lambert - I'm convinced we'd be best friends :)
I read...mysteries and love stories! James Patterson is a favorite, but nobody holds a candle to Nicholas Sparks...
I do...Teachers Pay Teachers, blogging, & Jamberry - these things take up most of my free time! They definitely provide financially for our little family though, so it's worth it ;)

Now that you've learned a little more about me, head over and link up with us! Click on the button below to head over and link up :) 



Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday Meet Up! {June 2}

Hey friends!
This is my first official week of summer, and I am SOOOOOO excited :) I hope to be a lot better about blogging on a regular basis, and I've got the perfect thing to get me back in the groove!

Me and the girls over at The Teaching Tribune are having an AWESOME summer blogging event where you can link up, find fabulous ideas, and even get some free stuff! :)


For today's post, I'll be introducing you to my sweet friend Karla from Life in Special Education.

I sure wish I could quilt AND bake like Karla! Unfortunately, I can't even sew a button on a shirt, and I have been known to burn toast :/

Head over to The Teaching Tribune to link up with us! :)


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: April 30

Hey everyone!
I'm linking up with Christina again this week for her Wordless Wednesday linky - so fun!


HOORAY! We are finished with our state testing!! How do you celebrate the end of testing with your students? Leave your ideas and comments below :)

Be sure to head over to Sugar and Spice to see more pictures and ideas!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday ~ April 24: State Testing!

I'm linking up with Christina at Sugar and Spice for her FUN Wordless Wednesday linky! Head over to check out some other pictures :)

This is one of my favorite ways to review for state testing (which we started today)!
What is YOUR favorite way to review for state testing?

Leave your ideas & comments below! :)


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Happy February!! {Black History Month Resources}

Hey friends!
I. AM. SO. SORRY. I have been the worst blogger ever for the past month. It has been such a busy month, and I literally have not had a chance to sit down and blog!
I did want to share a couple of things that have been going on in my classroom lately...

In math, we wrapped up our graphing unit by completing this amazing "All About Graphs" interactive flipbook from TeachesThirdinGeorgia. I have used several of her activities, and they are PERFECT because my kids love them, and so do I!

In social studies, we have been learning about famous people. In Georgia, we are required to teach our students about 9 famous people. Lucky for me, 3rd Grade Gridiron has also taught 3rd grade in Georgia, so she has packets for each of the people that I teach! Each packet is full of activities to help my students learn about these famous people. The best part? There is ZERO prep work, other than making copies for my students. Each packet includes a passage with questions, vocabulary activities, sequencing activities, a writing activity, and more! I have all 9 packets, and they are SO helpful when I am teaching my students about these important people!
Typically, I spend the first day reading the passage aloud to the students while they follow along. If we have time {I only have a 20 minute block for Social Studies}, I will have the students go back and highlight facts that they feel are interesting about the person we are studying. Each day during the week, the students will take out their Social Studies notebook, and complete one of the included activities.

Here are a couple of pictures of my students using evidence from the passage to answer questions about Susan B. Anthony...

Click here to go to 3rd Grade Gridiron's Teachers Pay Teachers store :) Her resources are seriously AWESOME.

I have also been trying to gather resources for Black History Month...I decided to create a Pinterest board so that I could keep all of the great ideas I find in one place - everything that I have pinned to this board is FREE! I will continue pinning things as I find them. Do you have a FREE Black History Resource (or idea) that you'd like me to pin? Just leave the link in the comments, and I'll be more than happy to add it!
Click here to go to my Black History Month Pinterest board.

Last, I wanted to share this Black History Month resource that I recently posted in my TPT store. It contains 5 informational texts with questions for each passage. I have included writing activities to go along with each passage as well. The passages include the following people: Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Sojourner Truth, Jesse Owens, and Booker T. Washington. Click on the cover page below to head over to my store and check it out!

Well, that's all I have to share for tonight! I promise that I will not wait a month before my next post :)