Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back to School Sale

TpT's annual Back to school sale is coming up quick.  You have just enough to time to peruse the store and stock your wishlist!   
When: August 4-5
Promo Code: BTS14
You'll save a bunch! Every item in my store will be  marked 20% off for this sale.  Use the promo code too, you'll save 28%.  ☺

Monday, July 28, 2014

New look and BTS 2014

So, I finally updated the look of my poor neglected blog.  I used clipart from Krista Wallden at Creative Clips.  I am O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D with her clipart.  

I can't get my head around Back to School yet...Luckily we don't have Superintendent's Conference until September 2nd and 3rd.  The kiddos start on the 4th which is a Thursday.  Are there any other schools that have very short first weeks of school?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Christmas in July Today's DEEP Discount

Sorry for the late posting...Today is the last day of my Christmas in July sale.  Every item in my store is 20% off.  Additionally, today my DEEPLY discounted item is my #1 best selling item, my Back to School Busy Work Pack for First Graders.  Normally priced at $5.00, today I have it marked down to $3.00, with your 20% off, it's just $2.40!  Such a bargain on a very useful pack! 

Here's some sample pages from this pack:

I really do have some of the sweetest, friendly followers on the planet!  Here's some of the fantabulous feedback they've left about this product:

Such amazing teachers!
Thank you! ☺

Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas in July DEEP discount

Today's DEEPLY discounted item is my "In a Garden--ELA Common Core and Science Worm Unit".  Normally priced at $6.00, today's DEEP discount is down to $5.00, plus you get
an extra 20% off with my store-wide sale.  Pay only $4.00 for this whole unit.  What a bargain! I have used this unit with first graders for several years.  Every year it starts with a bunch of EEEEWWWWWW's!  But the kiddos LOVE to learn about gross stuff, so worms are perfect.  Plus, this unit is literature rich and helps to meet several CCSS ELA standards.  Happy Shopping!☺

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Christmas in July and giveaway winner

Congratulations go out to Amy Jordan!  She downloaded my Kid-Friendly Playing Cards for Primary Math Card Games, left feedback on TpT, and a comment on FB.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy: WINNER! ☺Amy, you can email me at and I'll send you both "Get Your Year in Gear" packs.

Christmas in July in my TpT store starts today.  Every item is marked 20% off.  Each day of my Christmas in July sale, I will also DEEPLY discount one item.  Today's item is my September Busy Work Pack for First Graders, usually it's $4.00, today it'll be marked down to $3.00, plus you get 20% off.  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christmas in July and Updates

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

I love summer, I love Christmas, I love a Christmas in July sale on TpT is right up my alley! Every item in my TpT store will be marked 20% off for the entire sale, AND...if you stop by my blog each day of the sale, you'll get the head's up on a daily item that will be discounted even more DEEPLY! Woo-hoo! ☺

Updates: I just updated my top selling item, my "Back to School Busy Work Pack for First Graders".  Updates, 19 pages of updates, include a letter recognition search, and number recognition search, and a tens frame/counting practice page.  

Also, just added to my store: My Math Focus Wall Printables.  My most "pinned" picture is of my classroom setup and my
math focus wall.  I put together a file of all of the printables.  

And...if you haven't yet snagged my Kid-Friendly
Playing Cards {FREEBIE}, which are perfect for primary math should do it quick.  Leave some friendly feedback on TpT and then stop by my FB page and comment that you left feedback on TpT.  Tonight, after 10:00 PM EST, I'll be choosing one FB commenter
to win both of my "Get Your Year in Gear" packs. 

Whew! That's a whole lotta busy-ness!  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

FLASH FREEBIE Math Focus Wall Printables

This will be a FLASH FREEBIE until I head to bed tonight.  I'm a night owl, and I live on the east coast if that helps.  ☺

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Kid Friendly Playing Cards FREEBIE and a giveaway

I love math games and my first graders always love math games.  All you need is a deck of cards to practice a variety of basic math skills.  However, most of my decks of cards are missing at least one card...What happens to them?  Anyway, I put together this fun little FREEBIE of kid-friendly playing cards.  They're kid-friendly for a few reasons.  First, the size is smaller than typical playing cards, they're perfect for small hands.  The kiddos can hold them easily as well as shuffle and deal them.  Secondly, instead of the traditional hearts, clubs, spades, and diamonds, these cards feature backpacks, glue bottles, crayons, and apples.  Also, the cards are numbered 1-10, there are no jokers, aces, jacks, queens, or kings to have to weed out.  Finally, since we all know that cards go missing somehow all the time, you can easily reprint any cards that get lost.  

You can snag this little FREEBIE in my TpT store.  AND...if you leave some friendly feedback on this FREEBIE, and leave a comment on my Face Book page that you left feedback on TpT, you have a chance to win both of my "Get Your Year in Gear" packs.  One provides perfect practice for math fact fluency, the other provides a fun way to learn sight words fluently.  You can check them out in my TpT store too.  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Get Your Year in Gear Sight Word Edition

Get Your Year in Gear--Sight Words Edition coming soon! Shown here: Practice Bot #1 (otherwise known as chunk one of the Pre-Primer Dolch sight word list).    

If you haven't had a chance to check out my Get Your Year in Gear--Math Edition yet, go give it a look see.  It's the perfect way to provide basic math fact fluency practice for your kiddos.  Also, while you're in my store, go ahead and download the sample freebie, it'll give you a good idea of just how useful this will be in your classroom.  ☺

Monday, July 14, 2014

Congratulations Winners

Congratulations to Karyn, Rebecca, and Cherie!  I emailed you a copy of Get Your Year in Gear--Math Edition.

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Stop by TpT and snag a FREEBIE sample from my Get Your Year in Gear Math Edition Pack!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Get Your Year in Gear

Get Your Year in Gear--Math Edition
 So, I've been on a long blogging break...and I'm back with a treat.  Have a peek at my newly posted "Get Your Year in Gear--Math Edition"!  It's the perfect math fact practice for the primary classroom.  Students will actually enjoy practicing basic fact fluency with a modified version of math flashcards.  It's currently marked 50% off in my TpT store!   

I'll give away three copies of this new pack tomorrow night at 10:00 PM EST. (Sunday, July 13th) All you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment, random number generator will do the rest! ☺