Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Do You Need A Boost?

With Back To School in full swing for many of us OR it may be lurking around the corner for others, NOW is the time for us all to get a little boost! 

Thank you, TpT for hosting a super duper ONE day sale! Never before has TpT hosted TWO sales in one month! However, they want ALL of us to prepared and ready for this amazing school year ahead of us! I am so excited and ready to go shopping. My cart is full and ready for checkout!

HOT OFF THE PRESSES!
I have been working around the clock to get this baby finished for the sale! I am happy to report, my 3rd grade language interactive notebook is uploaded and ready for all those 3rd grade kiddos to start using! 

Get your year started off right with interactive notebook for math and language arts too!

I started school last week and have been using my Back To School Basics packet EVERYDAY! It's a great way to get and stay organized for the year!

Be sure to load up your carts and get all those resources you have been drooling over! Don't forget to use the code BOOST at checkout for an additional savings! 



Monday, August 11, 2014

Meet The Teacher Blogger {linky party}

I am excited to be linky up with Stephanie from Falling into First for her Meet the Teacher Blogger linky party.

Here's a little bit about me:
I married my college sweetheart. We just celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary. We have two amazing boys together. I will be starting my 16th year of teaching in Southern California. I have taught first, second and fourth grade. My heart is in second! I love my teaching partner and sweet little K-12 span school. I wouldn't change a thing.

Q&A Session:

Q: These are a few of my favorite things...
watching my boys play baseball and rooting for the Dodgers & Cubs, massages, manicures and pedicures and of course shopping at Target!

Q: If you weren't a teacher, what would you want to be?
Child advocate lawyer

Q: Three little words that describe you.
truthful, sarcastic, dedicated

Q: Finish this sentence, "_______________, said no teacher EVER!!"
I really love grading essays on the weekend, said no teacher EVER!

Q: It's your birthday and you can invite anyone (dead or alive) to the party. Who are you inviting?
My husband and kids!

Q: If someone wrote a book about your life, what would be the title?
Hawaiian Family Fun

Q: You get to pick one superpower. What is it?
To blink and make things appear or disappear!

Q: What is your favorite quote or saying?
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way! -Babe Ruth

Q: If you HAD to sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?
I sing but only in the car when I am by myself. I can't carry a tune to save my life

Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl?
MORNING PERSON! I can't sleep in even if I try. Once I'm awake, that's it! And I fall asleep on the couch every night watching TV. I never get to finish a program. Thank goodness for my DVR.

Q: What is your favorite resource that you've created in your TPT shop?

My MATH and LANGUAGE Interactive Notebooks
I love having all the evidence of learning in one place, aligned to the Common Core State Standards!


AND

My ELA and MATH Task Cards
 These were a game changer in my classroom. My kids love reviewing their skills now!



Q: Share something we might not know about you!
I have always wanted to go sky diving. Then I got married and had children. I had to be responsible. So, I went indoor sky diving instead! LOVED IT! No need to jump out of a plane now.


Tag you're it! Now it's your turn to head on over to Stephanie's blog, grab the buttons and questions and share a little about yourself too!

HUGE End of Summer Giveaway!

Are you ready?

 We could hardly wait to end our Diggin’ Series with the BEST giveaway of the season! This is the giveaway of all giveaways! There is no better way to get the new school year started than with gift cards and amazing teaching resources, right? This giveaway is mind blowing. I just wish I could enter too! 

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Just in case you didn't hear these are our awesome prizes:

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Come and join us, as this is our way to THANK YOU for all your support and friendship! Cheers to a fantastic school year!

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Check Out What I Got!

I hope you guys have found some amazing products at the TpT Back To School Sale! Part of the fun of shopping, is showing off what you got! I am linking up with Blog Hoppin' to show you some of my new classroom "investments". 
http://imbloghoppin.blogspot.com/2014/08/show-us-what-you-bought-linky.html

I am super excited about this purchase! I have ALWAYS wanted to dig apart owl pellets with my kiddos. Now I have this amazing unit, OWLS from Aimee at Primarily Speaking, to help me meet the CCSS and feel like everything is tied together!


This next product I have been eyeing for awhile now. Now it is off my wishlist because I OWN it! Molly from Lucky To Be In First has created this amazing SECOND grade B.A.T book. Now my kids will know exactly what to do when they are done with their work. I won't have to hear "Teacher, I'm done. Now what?" And they will be reviewing skills I have taught them! 


Now, I am rarely out from work. I am very well known to go to work when I shouldn't. However, there are always those times when you just can't control being out. I picked up my buddy Aris's Substitute Teacher Pack so I never have to worry again. And the best part about this pack...it's editable!!!!


I also had to stock up on some absolutely stinkin' cute, adorable clip art from Melonheadz! I can never seem to have enough of it!
Nerd kidlettes by Melonheadz

Lori's BFF bundle by melonheadz
You still have a little time to shop. Head on over to stock up and then share what you bought!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

B2S Sale and "O-FISH-ALLY" Labels FREEBIE!


In case you haven't heard, tomorrow is the BIG day! The TpT Back To School sale will start at midnight on Monday, August 4th! It's time to stock up on all those incredible resources you have been eyeing, drooling over, and wish listing for the last few months. My entire store will be 20% off. Plus if you enter the code BTS14 at checkout, you will get an additional 10% off your purchase!

Now is the time to grab my math and language interactive notebooks at an incredible discount. 


Common Core Checklists and Vocabulary Resources





FREEBIE ALERT!
I made these treats for my kiddos on the first day of school. I just filled baggies with goldfish crackers and attached these cute little labels.
I have made the labels for every grade level K-5! If you would like to grab a copy, head on over to my Facebook page. Click on the Freebies for Fans tab on the left side of the page. If you are not a fan yet, like my page and then click on the tab to download a copy. 

Also, don't forget to enter the Weekend Warriors Back To School Bash Giveaway! You could win a $50 Amazon gift card, tons of free B2S resources and more! Click here to take you to the rafflecopters to enter!

Good luck to everyone! Cheers to a great school year!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Back To School Bash GIVEAWAYS!

Back To School time is bitter sweet! On one hand, summer is coming to an end and the lazy summer days are winding down. On the other hand, we all are getting a brand new batch of little darlings to mold and we get to decorate our classrooms! I love it all, but I will be missing my long summer days!

Some of my blogging friends and I want to help you focus on the SUPER sweet side of Back To School! We are hosting some FABULOUS giveaways for the next few days to get you revved up for the new school year!!! Introducing....

I have chosen to feature one of my favorite beginning of the year resources, Back To School Basics: Essential Forms for the School Year.

I have been using many of these forms for years, but now they are are bundled together in one place and "cutsified!" (not sure if that is even a word, but it is now). There are weekly and monthly classroom newsletter templates, transportation forms, class lists, important student information form, a sample opening letter and much more!
The best thing about this resource is that it is EDITABLE using PowerPoint! You can make the templates meet your needs! How wonderful is that?
I also have included color and black and white templates to help make everything printer-friendly. We all know how much ink we go through getting ready for school! If you would like to own this fabulous resource, you are in luck! I am giving away one copy to a lucky follower. Just use the rafflecopter below to enter. I will choose a winner on Tuesday!
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To sweeten this deal even more, my blogging buddies and I have come together to offer $5 to each of our TpT Stores PLUS a $50 Amazon gift card to help you get your room ready with all the supplies you need! This giveaway is fast! You only have until August 4th to enter. Use the rafflecopter below to enter! Make sure to hop on over to check out all the other giveaways and get those classroom resources stocked up! Good luck!



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Friday, August 1, 2014

August Currently!

Who said August could arrive so quickly??? Here is my plea...
Summer please stay F-O-R-E-V-E-R! 
I really like Back To School time, BUT.... I L-O-V-E summer!!!! Please don't go! 

Wishful thinking... Anywho....It's Currently time, August-style!
Here is what is going on in my casa...

LISTENING:
If I am not at the baseball field with my boys, we are watching baseball movies or baseball games. A little sick-o, I know, but 'tis my life, right now. So, my little guy is watching the Sandlot. And I get to post my Currently!

LOVING:
My classroom is coming together. I have been going in to set up a couple hours each morning. I like going in early, when no one is around, and getting out by lunch. I feel like I have accomplished something and I still have a lot of hours left in my day. That's a win-win in my book.

THINKING:
Where did the summer go? I can't believe it is Back To School time already! I love it! I hate it! I love it! I could go on and on. You get it!

WANTING:
I want to extend summer (who doesn't). I also cross my fingers, toes, eyes, legs and anything else I can cross and wish for a great group of kiddos this year. And parents too, of course!!

NEEDING:
I am SO close to finishing the last few pages of my first grade interactive language notebook. I want it DONE by the end of the weekend! It has to happen! No excuses! No distractions! It's going to happen. Now that I have written it to the world, it will be true!

SCHOOL STARTS:
I "officially" start Aug. 11th! 
Kids first day is Aug. 12th! 
Let's be honest, I have been going in the last two weeks little by little. Anyone that can get their room ready in one day is my hero. I can't do it. I won't do it! I like taking my time. It will be PERFECT on the 12th in the morning! Now the afternoon of the 12th...well, that is a different story!

What does your August Currently look like? Make sure to join in all the fun and link up!

 

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