May 27, 2016

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. May 27th}

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I had the opportunity to go to a school supply store that was going out of business and shop their 50% off sale before it went open to the public. I honestly did not buy much but it was nice to pick up some goodies at a great price. 
We mostly bought art room supplies for our art teacher. Gallons of paint, huge jars of glitter and TONS of construction paper! Fun stuff!

And, one of my favorite things EVER is finding good kid books at a used book store or thrift shop.  I got this whole stack plus a few books for me for $14.00. The were all $.25-$1.00.


I am a kindle reader but I am heading to the beach Saturday so this is my stack. All of these either came from the used book store or handed down from my sister. Would love to know if you have read any of these. I am a fan of Liane Moriarty so I am looking forward to those. I also really like Elin Hilderbrand. I really thought I had read all of her books. But, this one does not sound familiar. 

I mention this almost every four months when I get a check.. but WHY are you not using Ebates?
Here is a link to sign up if you want to sign up!

The breakdown: Every time you shop at a qualifying store you get a certain percentage back from those stores. That money stays in your account and every four months you can get it deposited into your paypal account or they will send you a check. The cash back is small. Most stores are around 5% back.. but it can add up!





Tomorrow starts a week at the beach. Eat, sleep, read and some "vitamin sea". I cannot wait!


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May 22, 2016

I Scream.. You Scream for ICE CREAM MATH CENTERS


If you are looking for some math fun to use for the next few weeks these Ice Cream Math Centers are just perfect. Or.. if you are teaching summer school and need some hands on, engaging math activities check them out.





May 20, 2016

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. May 20th}

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And just like that.. we were DONE! 


And, besides the no makeup and no real clothes... 
the best thing about summer is definitely skipping out on these alarms. 


These were my super simple end of the year gifts. 
The bags and smiley balls are both from Amazon. 
And, the bag topper is a free download. (links below)






Ice Cream Math Centers are perfect for the last few days of school. 


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May 15, 2016

End of the Year Gifts

I always give my students a small end of the year gift. Nothing huge. Just a little "happy". And, I usually feed them breakfast or have ice cream sundaes or some kind of snack. 

This year Amazon totally saved me. 
And with Amazon Prime it was here in 2 days and I had them ready to go. 


I found these fun and happy little squishy smiley stress balls.
 

And, I ordered a pack of clear bags.

  
Then, I printed out bag toppers.


Here are the links for everything..




May 12, 2016

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. May 13th}

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May 8, 2016

Surviving! (and a giveaway)


I seriously have NO idea how this happened?! I have one week and two half days left. I am in complete survival mode but also frantically trying to review & reteach tons of stuff to refresh their little minds ONE MORE TIME before summer break!

So, what's on our schedule for the last 7 days?! Other than a few BIG things like Award's Day Ceremony, School Wide Bingo Party, End of the Year tests and I am sure a few last minute (I wasn't planned for) activities!

Like, I mentioned above.. I am desperately squeezing in as much review and reteaching as possible. I feel like I need to "remind" them one more time of so many things.

We also got behind in our Daily Language book and our Math Workbooks. 
So, we will be spending extra class time working in these. Not the most exciting or fun thing but.....you gotta do what you gotta do!
I actually really LOVE these Daily Language books by Evan Moore. They are a perfect daily language activity that mixes a ton of skills into a 1/2 page each day. I do these under my document camera each morning with my first graders. And, I feel like they really benefit from this each day.

And, we will be reading, reading, reading this week! I don't think there is a better time filler or needed skill than just simply reading for enjoyment. 

So, I hope you slow down and enjoy your students these last few crazy days or weeks. It's a crazy, hectic time and I just want to shut my door and do a little teaching.. without the end of the year stress! Don't get me wrong.. I am SOOOO ready for summer break. I just hope I don't lose my sanity in the last 7 days before it starts!

I am having a little fun giveaway on my Instagram page...

I am giving away four of these Survive notepads. Jump over and see!







May 6, 2016

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. May 6th}


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We did these fun direted drawing butterflies this week. We actually drew them last week then my students colored them during any free time they had this week. I cut around each one, mounted on different colored cardstock and laminted each one. They made a cute {and fast!} hallway display. 


These are included in my Spring Directed Drawing Unit.


I teach in a small, Christian private school. And, as a special reward for learning Bible verses this year we had a cereal bar party this week. We did this last year and seriously.. this is the BEST and EASIEST party idea ever! It is simple and the kids love it! 


This next Monday I get to spend a little time with my next year's class. I prepped a summer work folder for them to take home and HOPEFULLY do while they are on break. 


The summer work folder is liste in my store...







Our math centers this week were all from my my new Frog Frenzy Pack. I love these!! 


We will be doing more of these frog centers next week. 
There are plenty for 2 weeks worth of frog fun!


We made out little bitty flower pots again for Mother's Day. I made these last year and they are super simple and really cute. So, I knew I wanted to make them again.


We (ok, me!) wrapped them, and put them inside a bag with their Mother's Day Questionnaire {free download}. They also made a painted tile/coaster in art class. So, it is wrapped and inside the bags too!

And.. just a FYI. I have officially SEVEN (7) days left of school! Crazy!!!
I am sooo ready for a break. But, I don;t want to give this class up.
 I just want to have summer break and pick right back up where we left off!

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