Saturday, August 18, 2012

So this is EXCITING and I DO NOT Even Want to Tell You About it.

You all know those fancy-schmancy laminators everyone is talking about?
Well over at

you can happily enter to win one! Isn't that cool? I of course do not want hope you head on
over and enter to win RIGHT NOW!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Geez oh Geez, Where Do I Begin? and a Linky or Two.

So I have been super busy in my classroom. Everyday this week. Four days this week, one day was a beach day! I have a few pictures for you, well two. I went crazy shopping at the TPT sale earlier this week, way too crazy. I hope to do a more appropriate shout-out soon. If the students were to enter the room tomorrow (I know it is Saturday) I would be alright with that. I need to start writing things down. Doesn't somebody have a linky for that?
Here is my word wall, well at least the beginning of it, it is now finished but I did not photograph it.

And the math Common Core on ribbon that is all over Pinterest.

A lot more has gone on in that room of mine, will take some photos on Monday. We are meeting as a fourth grade team Monday. Then it is off to meetings for me! Students return the 28th!



Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

ALL About the Giveaways This Weekend!

Just in case you haven't been over to Teaching, Life, and Everything in Between stop by, she is having a great math giveaway!
She also just opened her TPT store, so go and check it out!
Have a great Sunday everyone.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Another Giveaway at Tonya's Treats for Teachers!

Tonya over at Tonya's Treats for Teachers is having another SUPER fun giveaway!
Make sure to check it out before tomorrow morning.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Another Busy Day...classroom rug, photo updates, and cool products! (And a few shameless plugs.)

My classroom is beginning to feel like a classroom, many thanks to my husband (Super Hot Peppers), and a few more thanks go out to our fantastic custodial crew!
Here are a few pictures to update you all on the progress:
(If you want to see a before, you could peep a few of the photos in a prior post.)
Our meeting area. My friend over at Fair Weather Furniture is going to help me make
a bench and a couple o' stools. One of the amazing custodians grabbed
that wonderful longish-tallish bookshelf for me.

This is a shot towards my desk. I love the round table in the center of the room,
 it was the hubster's idea. Orbiting around the center table are 6 groups
 of 4 tables (I currently have 23 students.)

As I am sure you all know, hanging items on walls can sometimes be tricky.
That is all I am going to say.
I did pick up the carpet/rug at Home Depot--not a bad price either. I like it.

I also would love to take a minute to thank Tori over at Tori's Teacher Tips for the
fantastic Animal Election and Math Daily 3 bundles. I have looked them over and can hardly wait to use them in my classroom!

I was also lucky enough to grab Writing Task Cards from Tonya's Treats for Teachers, you should make sure and check out her almost 500 giveaway!

I am also anxiously and patiently waiting to hear from Creating and Designing for my new blog design--I can hardly wait!

Well, I need to buy some printer ink.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Day of Work and Tonya's Giveaway!

OOOOOPPPPHHHHH, I am pooped. My husband and I spent the day arranging furniture in the classroom, it looks amazing!
I will grab some photos tomorrow. Right now I wanted to share some exciting 500 follower news over at Tonya's Treats for Teachers make sure to check it out!

I must get to TJ Maxx, Kohl's, and Home depot!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Just Found Out About This...

I just found out about this cool giveaway over at Yay Third Grade! I didn't even know these amazing planners existed until about 20 minutes ago, I sure hope I win. I want you to go check it out and enter (sorta)!
Here is the Erin Condren link Erin Condren Planners.

Another First for Me!

Joinin' up with Farley's Currently at Oh' Boy 3rd Grade.
I am SUPER happy that I figured this out. I usually get frustrated and just give up--yay me!

So here it is:

My First Fabulous Find Friday!

I am excited to join the Fabulous Find Friday!
Joanne Fabrics is having a HUGE sale, 70% off fabric remnants--ALL weekend!
All of their organizational items are also on sale (50%)--the wonderful things to help keep everyone in the classroom organized.
Classroom and teacher items are 50% off too!
I got pretty lucky, I also had a 25% off coupon which led to me saving $26.47! Sweet!
Here is the fabric a grabbed for my bulletin boards


the boarders I grabbed for bulletin boards--they are kitty approved!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Another moving day!

Hello All! I just wanted to let you all in on an amazing giveaway happening over at Tori's teacher tips

She has created two super cool and relative units/activites for you and your students to enjoy!
Make sure to head on over and check it out!
Tori's Teacher Tips, you can tell her I sent you!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Whoa, I didn't even think about teaching today...wait, that's not true.

What a busy day, it is moving time here in college land. Many of our friends are moving to new places, some just up the street, others to new cities--how exciting.
One of our friends just finished her PhD and is heading onto a new teaching adventure, sad for me, but also very lucky! She was getting rid of many, many items that will be incredibly useful in my classroom. I will upload a few pictures of my haul tomorrow. I am planning on heading into my classroom tomorrow to do a little work.

I am also going to try out the Vistaprint stuff tomorrow...maybe I will be able to grab that nice Groupon deal many folks are blogging about.

I  am also pretty excited, I shaved about 50 seconds off my 2.6 mile time (since last Wednesday)!

Many, Many thanks to all of new followers!