Sunday, July 31, 2011

Back to School Sale TPT

Get ready for an awesome back to school sale on TpT! Many bloggers, including myself, are offering 20% off in our stores on top of the TpT discount of 10% (use promo code B1T1S)! The sale will run from August 1st to August 4th. Click below to check out our stores! I know I plan on shopping!

Primary Perspective

Lesson Plan SOS

One Extra Degree

The Teacher Wife

Anna Brantley

Babbling Abby

Made For 1st Grade

Michelle Oakes

Erica Bohrer

Kinder Glynn

Primary Graffiti


Only a Few Hours Left!

Only a few hours left. My husband doesn't think I can do it. We are having a few bets going on right now. This being one of them. He thought it was funny the day I read to him about another blogger's husband betting her she could not 100 followers and so he bet her a new camera! Well she did it! I told him first, don't ever under estimate a woman and second don't ever under estimate a teacher's blogger friends. haha Anyway, I posted a few days ago about my 31 party. He bet that I can not get to 500.00 and 10 people ordering by the end of tonight. I tried to do it on my own, but am still a little short. So if anyone was thinking about looking, please do so. My reward ............. Hershey Park! (and possibly spending the night!) So come on friends. Take a look around. I am trying to make it worth your while too. If you spend 31 dollars you may choose a 10.00 or less product from my TPT store! Just email me what you would like. I love Hershey Park! Ashley can't wait because she is finally tall enough to ride the Great Bear and is soooo excited. She even said she will post more videos of Frog Street Press if she can go!! LOL Thanks friends!

They will ship it right to your house!!

Click here to go shopping!


ESGI Giveaway!

Many of you have heard me speak of
ESGI. I absolutely LOVE it and have used it for many years. My parents love it because it keeps them up to date on what their children are learning and how they are doing in school.
Did I mention it even prints individualized flash cards for each child needs?!

ESGI makes one-on-one assessments easier and three times faster! It’s easy to get started by signing up for a FREE 60 Day Trial (no credit card needed). You’re going to love it! I bet you’ll never go back to paper/pencil assessments again.

Click here to watch the amazing ESGI video and see how it will save time in your classroom too!

ESGI is offering a real treat. As we finish up the summer and head back into the classroom, One lucky reader will receive a Free One Year Subscription to ESGI (that’s a retail value of $199).
  • Sign up for free 60 Day Trial by clicking here

  • Like ESGI on Facebook
Leave a comment that you have done both these things for a chance to win!
You must use the links above to be eligible for the contest.

The contest will run until midnight Eastern Standard Time, on Thursday, August 4th.


Monster Reading Strategies

I am trying to catch up on all the requests that you all have sent. Here are some Monster Reading Strategy Posters! I hope you like them. I will be adding the Writing ones to match soon.
Click here to see them.

Also, check back later today for a sweet giveaway! July 31st is the last day for ordering from 31 to receive an item from my TPT store valued at 10.00 or under! Don't forget to get your cool teacher bag and be ready to start school in style!

Friday, July 29, 2011

15% off all 31 Products! Awesome Sale!

Do you like 31 Products? I love it. I have to admit I have been so busy that I have not had a party recently. Now I need to submit a 200.00 party by Monday. So if you have ever thought about looking at there things now is a great time to do so. You can help me out. (and I would be forever grateful!) and they are having 15% off all of their products. I do not remember them ever doing that before. I want to thank you for looking so let me throw this out there for you. For any purchase over 31.00 you spend (not including shipping or taxes) you can pick 10.00 from my TPT store. I want to make it worth your time and effort! Thanks so much! Just email me your choices. ( The sale ends on July 31st. Thanks so much again!
Here is the link:

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Math and Literacy Centers for Fire Safety in October

Are you ready for some fun and exiting centers for Fire Safety month in October. This unit has 120 pages and over 20 + center both Math and Literacy.

Click here to see more.

Included are:
Fireman Joe's Safety Tips (Emergent Reader)
Letter Scramble with Recording Sheet
Sight Word Fun
Writing Words for Writing Center
Odd and Even
Greater Than/Less Than
Number Sense Games
Roll a Word
Roll a Fire Truck
Sparky's Ten Frames
Sparky's Double Difference War
Sparky's Difference War
Where is that Sound?
Roll a Vowel
Secret Code
You will not be disappointed in this packet!


Last Day to Enter the Back to School Bonanza!!

Don't forget to enter the Back 2 School Bonanza! Today is the last day to enter. Jump over to Erica's blog to enter!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Back from Splash

Wow, what an amazing time I had at Splash. This was the second year I have been able to present at the conference and I love every minute of it. The sessions I attended were fabulous and I am so excited to try out all the new things this year. They sure do everything BIGGER in Texas!! I want to say thank you for all the kind emails and comments that people have sent me.


The winners of the $10 gift card to my TPT store are: Karen M from Kansas and Kim H from Texas. These two lucky teachers will get their choice of several products from my store. Thanks to all that attended my “Spice Up Your Classroom with Some Nacho Ordinary Activities" presentation at this festive Frog Street conference. And thank you to ESGI for hosting this giveaway!

As you are getting ready to go back to school don't forget that ESGI makes one-on-one assessments easier and three times faster!

I am always looking for cute things to buy the kids when I am away from home. What better to bring home to my 7 year old than Fanny the Frog. She LOVED it. She has started her own series with Fanny now. Check it out below.

Ashley inspired me to create these worksheets to go with the letter B. Click here to get them for free. Please remember to leave feedback!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Are you ready to go back to school and meet your students? This Back to School Bonanza Giveaway should help you get in the mood! Twelve beautiful bloggers have teamed up to give one lucky winner a huge back to school prize pack! Scroll, down to see the twelve prizes you could win.
The contest will run until midnight eastern time, on Thursday, July 28th.
for complete directions.

Bloggers involved in this giveaway are:


Teachers pay Teachers Stores:
6. One Extra Degree's Store
11.Ms. M's A Teacher's Plan (this store is not on TpT)

Follow on Facebook:

Here is what you could win!

3. Anna Brantley of Crazy for First's Back to School Math and Literacy Centers

5. Amanda of One Extra Degree's Sub Tub

6. Miss Kindergarten's Calendar Pack

7. A Teacher's Plan Pre-Made Lesson Template from Ms. M.

8. Yvonne of Sassy in Second's Football Number Bonds Tiered Math Tub

9. Melissa Freshwater's Monster Mash Math and Literacy Fun

11. Cheryl of Primary Graffiti's Celebrating Yummy Birthdays

12. Michelle of Fabulous in First's Back to School Beginning Sound Sort and Back to School Word Work

Thank you for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Splash.... Here I Come!


New Site! So Cute and a Challenge Set by Her Husband!

Alisha over at The Bubbly Blonde has a chance to get an awesome camera! Her husband has challenged her to get 100 followers by Friday. (when will men learn women can do anything!) Can we help her fellow bloggers? "Flash" on over and become a follower. Good Luck!!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Scott Foresman Kindergarten

I have been debating about keeping my website ( or just by blog or both. I really need to redo my entire website as I have taken so much stuff off of it, but want to really change it around. I like the idea of keeping the website so that the parents can go and look and see what their children are doing. But anyway, my reason for saying all that is because a few years ago when our district adopted Scott Foresman, I made a whole bunch of worksheets to go with the units. If anyone teaches Scott Foresman Kindergarten, hop on over and download some "extras" to supplement your curriculum. The later units are better than the beginning. :) My website and I had a few fights and it won. So some units would not upload, but most of them are there. My site is: If you click on the "reading" button it will take you there. Again, the poor site needs work b/c I took almost everything off of it, but there maybe some other ideas you can get from it. Have fun!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Crazy for First Giveaway!

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Yeah! Anna from Crazy in First Grade is having a Jungle giveaway for 700 followers! Check out her awesome blog and giveaway! Congratulations Anna!!