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!


Monday, December 29, 2014

*Top 10 Insta Pics of 2014*

I {heart} Instagram. Like, sometimes, I blame IG on my lack of blog posts. It's just SOO much easier to share my quick pictures on IG right? But I also love to read other teaching blogs, so I promise I'm going to do better about blogging in 2015! :)
I'm linking up with Natalie at Teachery Tidbits for Top 10 Insta Pics of 2014 (some of my 2013 pics snuck in - oops)! So fun!
If you don't already follow me over on Instagram, click here to find me!

This is actually a picture of our bed in our old house, but it looks pretty much the same at our new house. Except the bedroom walls in our new house are a salmon red color - yuck! Painting our bedroom is on my never ending to do list :)

I love my owl door hanger!

Anxiety Girl = ME! :)

This still makes me laugh SO hard - "Airwrecka McBride"

This is one of my favorite end-of-the-year gifts!

You aren't fingernails.

The keys to our new house that we bought this summer!

Ahhhh...first day fun!

Most definitely.

I saved the best {and most popular} for last! Yes, I met The Property Brothers this summer at a vendor event. They were just as goofy (& cute!) in person!

Be sure to head over and link up with Teachery Tidbits for Top 10 Insta Pics of 2014!