Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs Freebie!

This week has been a blast so far! On Monday, I kicked off my insects unit and let's just say the kiddos are LOVING it! Many of my lessons are coming from Deanna Jump's Insects Math and Literacy Fun and Kacey's amazing BUGS Math and Literacy Activities from Doodle Bugs Teaching. These units are both fantastic, if you haven't checked them out already you must!

I also wanted a math station that counted by 2's using odd numbers, so I created this little freebie below. If you would like a copy just click on the picture below and it will take you to my TPT store! All that I ask is that you follow my blog and of course I would love to have some feedback too :)

If you are still looking for an Earth Day unit or cute craftivity be sure to check out this blog post!

Happy Hump Day!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

We have a winner!

Drum roll please ..... 
and the winner is Nicole @ Teaching With Blonde Ambition

Congratulations Nicole!

Remember, my sale is extended until April 16th since I joined up a tad bit late! Make sure you check out my Don't Pollute...Give a Hoot activities or craftivity that are great for Earth Day this week! 

A SALE! Better late then never ...

I've been out of town for the weekend and I just noticed that some AMAZING bloggers are having a Tax Break Sale with 15% off the items in their TPT stores. I am joining in on the fun (plus I extended my sale an extra day since I linked up late!) Click the picture below to start your shopping!

I'll be back tonight with the winner from my Earth Day giveaway
(You still have a few hours to enter!)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I'm Ready for Earth Day & A Giveaway!

I can't wait to celebrate Earth Day next week! After a long day of printing, laminating, and cutting my Earth Day Unit I am ready to go! Plus, I was the winner of Tammy's Earth Day Packet over at 1..2..3.. Teach With Me, her unit is adorable so i'm going to have to add it to my plans!

As promised, I said I would giveaway this unit to one lucky person when I reached 125 followers! 

So here's what you gotta do, there are 4 ways to enter, and blogging about my giveaway will give you an extra entry! 

1. Follow my blog (leave one comment)
2. Pin this unit on Pinterest using the 'Pin It' button below and leave the link (leave one comment)
3. Follow my TPT store (leave one comment)
4. Blog about this giveaway and leave the link (leave two comments!)

I will pick a winner on April 15th, and post the winner Sunday night. 
Good luck :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

I've been tagged... x3!

Oh my goodness! Where do I start.. I've been tagged 3 times by the wonderful ladies @ Rubber Boots and Shoes, Apples and ABC's, and Pencils with Pizzazz. Thanks for allowing me to play along! Make sure you check them out if you haven't yet!

Here Are The Rules:

  • Post these rules
  • Answer the 10 questions that the tagger posted for you
  • Create 10 questions of your own to ask the people that you're about to tag
  • Tag 10 people and link them with your post (and let them know they've been tagged)

First Up... Sandi's Questions from Rubber Boots and Shoes:

1. What grade do you teach? I teach a K-4 multi-age class.

2.  What advice would you give to a new  teacher.You can't do it all in one year!

3.  What classroom item could you not live without? My Mimio Board.

4. What is the last book you read (non professional). The Help

5. Flowers or chocolate? Flowers

6. If you one day woke up and decided you didn't want to be a teacher anymore, what would you like to do? No idea, i've never had any other thoughts than being a teacher!

7. How do you spend your time outside of the school day? Uhmm... is blogging an answer?

8. What is your favourite TV show? One Tree Hill

9.  What's your favourite time of year? Summer

10. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Africa - and i'm going this summer :)

Okay, next up is ... Michelle's Questions from Apples and ABC's:

1. If you could teach any other grade, what would it be? 
I teach K-4, I already have it all in my mind :)

2. What is your favorite beverage? 
Vanilla Coke

3.  What is your favorite store to shop for goodies for your classroom?
Teachers Pay Teachers

4. What inspired you to start blogging? 
Other fab. bloggers!

5.  What is your favorite unit/lesson that you have blogged (add link)? 
I'm lovin' my newest one - Don't Pollute...Give a Hoot!

6.  Would you rather teach at a year-round school, or traditional school (what is that called??)? 
Traditional School - I love my summers!

7.  Are you reading The Hunger Games? 

8.  If you could travel anywhere, were would you go? 
Africa - as mentioned above, I'm going this summer!

9.  What is your favorite jungle animal? A

10.  Who is your favorite children's author? 
Mo Willems

Last, but not least are Lou's Questions from Pencils with Pizzazz:

1. What is your favourite literacy resource? Small Group Instruction by Beverly Tyner

2. What is one piece of advice you would give someone that wants to be teacher? When your having a bad day remember that some of your students are having their best day just by coming to school.

3. What is one piece of advice you were given that has stuck with you? Make time in your personal life because school time can take it all up.

4. If you could be anything OTHER than a teacher, what would it be?
I answered this above, I really don't know! 

5. What subject would you say you feel most comfortable teaching? English Language Arts

6. Who inspired you to become a teacher? My Grade 2 Teacher

7. What is your guilty pleasure? Eating junk food

8. One teaching moment that really challenged you? When I student told me the best part about their day was when they get to come to school. (so sweet, but really so sad when you think about it, especially in this home situation)

9. Favourite read aloud? Anything by Mo Willems!

10. Funny teacher moment? Okay, I know I have a ton but no great ones are coming to mind - i'll be back with an answer for this one!

Okay, so I am tagging these fabulous ladies:

Ms. Patterson @ Pocket Full of Kinders!
April @ Chalk Talk

Here are my questions for you!

1. What grade(s) do you teach?
2. How long have you been teaching for?
3. What is your favorite subject/unit to teach?
4. What classroom item could you NOT live without?
5. How many students do you have in your class?
6. Can you post the link to your favorite TPT item? 
7. What is your favorite easy after school meal?
8. What do you like to do other than teach and blog?!
9. What is your favorite teaching resource?
10. When is your summer vacation? (Mine's not until June 29th!)

Thanks for reading my L-O-N-G post and playing along!

Looking for Earth Day activities, have you check out my unit here yet?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Don't Pollute...Give a Hoot!

So have ya heard of Rob from Hoot & Crow? NO?!?! Where have you been! I'm kidding, Rob is fairly new to the clipart world and I first found out about him when I won a Misty's giveaway from Think, Wonder, & Teacher. I won a fab clipart set from his Etsy store! 

Visit Hoot & Crow here

Anyways, Rob is awesome. I couldn't seem to find an Earth Day set of clipart that I loved. I asked him for a small favor, AND he created this set for ME! (well I suppose you can use it too :P) I am really happy how my unit turned out and I love how his clipart is fun and unique.

So I present to you... DON'T POLLUTE ... GIVE A HOOT!

Click on the picture to go to my TPT store!

I also created a little craftivity for my class to go along with their Earth Day learning! It is available as part of the unit above, or separately in my TPT store. 


I'm thinking i'll have a mini giveaway once I reach 125 followers. I'll give away one of each of the items above. I would love some bloggy friend help getting there! 

Speaking of help, (am I asking to much tonight? haha) Can somebody please tell me how to remove the black line border that automatically goes around my pictures in my posts?? I'm not sure I like it all the time!

Also, I've been tagged... I'll be back this week with my answers!

Hoppy Easter Bloggy Friends!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

100 Follower Giveaway Winner!!

WOW! This past week I won my first giveaway, and my second (all in one day)! It was egg-citing to say the least! I won Misty's giveaway over at Think, Wonder, & Teach and Amber's HUGE giveaway at Adventures of a Third Grader (she has TONS of cute freebies so go check her out!)

Speaking of a GIVEAWAY WINNER ... I know you've all been patiently .... 
Congrats to Ms. Patterson @ you are the WINNER of my Egg-cellent Easter Math & Literacy Activities, i'll send you an email shortly! This unit is a big hit right now so hop on over and check it out!

In other news, my Spring Break has sadly come to an end. Thank goodness that next week is only a four day week :)