Saturday, August 24, 2013

Who's that Blogger Reveal!

Who's that Blogger Reveal & Winners!!!

I have labeled the childhood photos with the matching blogs for you all to peek at!! Because of the volume of entries, winners will be notified throughout the weekend. I appreciate your patience as we send out emails and prizes.

Click on each image to see the photo

Winner of the $125 Amazon Gift Card!!!
You will receive an email notification and once your email has been confirmed, I will send you the Amazon gift card!!

Thank you so very much for playing!!
the 3am Teacher created a fun FREEBIE for everyone to grab!! 
Please feel free to share the freebie through pins & she always appreciates your feedback!!
Click the image to visit her TpT shop and download the new decorated owl FREEBIE!!

Thanks for playing! :)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Who's That Blogger?

Welcome Everyone!!

         Are you ready to have some fun??
                                              ....Play a game?
                                                              .....Win  prizes and cash?

I have teamed up with 65 AMAZING blogger buddies to put together the ultimate Back to School Linky/Giveaway!!!

Each one of my blogger buddies submitted a cute childhood photo & generously donated something special from their online TpT shops for this occasion!! We have included a fun game for you to play for a chance to win over $300.00 in prizes and a BONUS  CASH-PRIZE raffle you can enter at the end of this post!! 


The game is easy to play....

 Your job will be to try and match each blogger with their childhood photo!!! With over 60 childhood photos and bloggers to match up, this might get tricky!! As I mentioned above, each blogger has generously donated one awesome prize from their TpT store. Successfully match a blogger and childhood photo, and you win the prize offered from that blogger!!! The more you matches you make, the more prizes you win!!! 

Check out some of the prizes you could win!!!

but Wait....
That's not all....

ONE lucky follower will win a $125 Amazon Gift Card!! Scroll to the bottom & follow the directions in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win $$$

The link below will open a form that will allow you to submit your answers for the match up. 

Use the blogger links and numbered images to help you along the way!! Each childhood photo has been assigned a specific number. 

Once you open the form, use the drop-down menu beneath each blog button and select a number that corresponds to a childhood photo. 

The form results will be collected throughout the week. At the end of the week, each submission will be "graded" and you will receive a prize for each blogger and photo you successfully matched up!!

The game closes on Friday, August 23rd at midnight (Arizona Mountain Time). Answers will be announced on Saturday, August 24th. Winners will be notified through email throughout the week. 

Use the blog links below the photos to search for clues!!
Click HERE to Play the Matching Game!!


Follow the directions in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $125 Amazon gift card!! 

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Thank you so much for participating!!! Good Luck!!!

If you would like to post about this linky/giveaway, grab the special image below to display in your post and link up below!!! Make sure to use the link to the actual post,,,

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Back to School!

Are you ready for Back to School?

I can't wait for my new Kinders! I am so excited to see their excited, smiling faces! But no.... I am not ready! I have really enjoyed the leisure of sleeping in, playing with my kids and relaxing! 

I love teaching, but if I could come to school at 9:00 am, I would be a much more rested teacher! But since that will never happen, I am going to have to adjust my body this week, during my teacher inservice (and drink lots of coffee!). And speaking of inservice....

I have soooo much to do to get my classroom ready, I am starting to really stress!!! 

I need to finish organizing my room (remember, I moved again!) and decorate! And, I can't forget, I need nameplates, name tags, first week plans,.... Okay, keep calm... It will all work out! 

I do have a couple of back to school packs on sale today and tomorrow (don't forget to use the sale code to get up to 28% off!)
Thanks to Creative Clips (Krista Wallden) for the cute sale picture!

  I updated two of my back to school packs!

If you have purchased either of these packs, you can download all the revisions for free!  

 I added play doh mats!!!

I added more flashcards and assessment pages!

Remember, my whole store is on sale today and tomorrow!
Just don't forget to use the promo code: BTS13

Happy Back to School!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Winner is.....

I am excited to announce the winner of the Thinking Mats giveaway!

Congrats Tara!

I have emailed you! Please send me your address so your Thinking Mats can be sent to you!

Thank you to everyone who joined in the Giveaway!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Thinking Mats in Kindergarten (Review and Giveaway)

Carson Dellosa sent me a set of Common Core Kindergarten Thinking Mats for me to review.

These Thinking Mats will really help reinforce math skills in my classroom.  

I love that the mats are slick, glossy card stock that my students could easily use a dry erase marker to write on them. The pieces for each mat are perforated, so this is a quick and easy center to set up!

The kit comes with 15 mats and supporting game pieces. There is also recording sheets in the resource guide to assess your students! {And they are all geared to the Common Core Standards}

Counting and Cardinality {K.CC.A3; K.CC.B4; K.CC.B5; K.CC.C6}

Operations and Algebraic Thinking {K.OA.A1, K.OA.A2, K.OA.A3, K.OA.A5}

Numbers and Operations in Base Ten  {K.NBT.A1}

Measurement and Data {K.MD.A1, K.MD.B3}

Geometry  {K.G.A1, K.G.A2, K.G.B4} 

Won't these make math station set up a breeze?

If you would like to purchase them, you can visit Carson Dellosa here and you can see a video of the product here.

Want to win a set of these wonderful mats?
{This giveaway is for U.S. residents only. I will email the winner to get your mailing address - Carson Dellosa will be mailing you the Thinking Mats, so make sure to leave me your email}

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Back to School Goodies for my Classroom!

"Are you ready for school?"  
Does everyone keep asking you this question?  
I get it almost daily! Of course I want to say - "No, Not Yet!" - but I always end up saying "Getting there!" 

I moved classrooms {again!} So I started going to school last week to unpack boxes! Wow! Unpacking, organizing, and moving furniture is so exhausting!  But, looking around my room, I realized I needed some new items to update my classroom!

I was so blessed! Oriental Trading answered my prayers earlier this Summer! They sent me some awesome goodies!!! Look at all my goodies! 

First up....
Look at this cute  Terrific Tree Pocket Chart

And I love this Scheduling Pocket Chart!

 Look at these happy and fun Star Stickers

And these Word Spacers will help 
with writing time! 

 And I love this Pennant Banner!
So Cute!
And the Storage Baskets will help 
organize my classroom!

 Oriental Trading loves teachers! 
{and I love Oriental Trading!}
{This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the products listed above. I was provided the samples free of charge by the company and I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review}

Need more ideas? Oriental Trading has free party, craft and teaching ideas! Just visit their Idea Blog!

So... Are you ready for school???
And, What is your favorite new back to school item you got this Summer for your classroom?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Math and Smiles!

This year, my school is departmentalizing. That means Kindergarten is being departmentalized. This is a new concept for me! I am so used to teaching all subjects {and I really do love teaching them all - it is going to be a touch transition for me!} 

This year I am teaching Math and Science.  To get ready to be the best Math and Science teacher I can be, I have begun to look for some new manipulatives to help my kinders.  

Well, when  Smilemakers contacted me and asked if I would like to review one of their products... I was so excited! I knew I needed something for my Math small groups! 

I visited their great website, and the first thing I noticed was their notice of free shipping if you spend $49! I Love Free Shipping!!!!

And I love that you can shop by occupation! It makes it so easy to go and get great teaching products!

I ordered the Magnetic Ten Frame Answer Boards.

After I received my package, I could not wait to open the box!  Look at these cute boards!

 And, I love that my students can use a dry erase marker on them and they are magnetic! 

 I plant to use these with my small groups!  

I love Smilemakers! I can't wait to do some more back to school shopping!  

Smilemakers offers Teacher Perks! Teachers can receive free shipping with any order of $49 or more {or flat rate shipping on any order of $48.99 or less}!  And....Teachers will receive special private sales and free gift orders! Wow! Don't  you love it when companies love teachers??? :)

They also have a Facebook page you can visit!

Go ahead! Visit their page or website! Don't you love it?  :)

Leave me a comment and let me know how you would use the Magnetic Ten Frames in your classroom! I love that I can use them with my math small group, but would love some more ideas on how to use them!

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