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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

1 on 1 Dollar Deals Linky!!

Wow, October could you have arrived any faster??  Fall needs to slow down a bit so I can enjoy the splendor of the season!! ;)

I love this linky!!  It is a fab way to score some great products at a great price.  Here is what I have for you today, my little pretties....

Here is a peek at my new October Edition of my Files and Flapbooks!  I love these things.  These are perfect to pullout at the end of a busy day or for a sub tub!  October includes Firefighters, Pumpkins, Spiders, and Halloween.  Catch it this week for only $1!  

Make sure you check out the other awesome deals!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Hello to my absolute favorite season!!  Is it the cool, windy air?  Or the lovely colors of leaves?  Or maybe the pumpkin-flavored yummies????  I pick all of the above!

This is a great linky to join, especially if you love this wonderful season.  Thank you, Denise!! :)

Now let's start with something delicious....

A lovely autumn day would not be complete without these tasty treats.  Pumpkin Snickerdoodles!  I love the cinnamon and pumpkin combination, and they stay soooo soft! Yummmmm!  Get this recipe here from A Bitchin' Kitchen.

Next, some decor ideas for the season!

I love this hydrangea wreath!  Find the tutorial here.

And this cute idea for your front porch.

Check it out here from Sand and Sisal.  Find all these ideas and more on my Fall Pinterest Board.  Or if you are looking for cute ideas for your classroom, take a peek at my Fall in the Classroom Board.

Finally, my new fall-themed product: Pumpkin Patch Pack!

This pack was actually started LAST fall, wayyyy back in 2014! :)  I've added and updated and turned it into a product I cannot wait to use next week!  You can check it out at my TPT store HERE. Or if you'd like a chance to win a copy:

1. Follow My Store

2. Comment Below With Your Follower Number

3. I will pick a winner at the end of this week!!!

Have a wonderful first day of fall tomorrow!!!

Monday, September 7, 2015

We Love Grandparents!!

September is a month that literally FLYS by!  I love the themes of back to school, apples, Johnny Appleseed....but I always forget about Grandparents Day!  How is this possible???!!  

So I made sure I didn't miss it this year, and created a unit just for our special someones!  Welcome Our Favorite Moments: Celebrating Grandparents and Grandfriends!

I am so excited to use this pack in a few weeks.  My lovely teacher friends at school decided to throw a shindig for our special someones and it will be fantastic!  These activities will definitely come in handy!

Here's a list of what's included:

Draw and Write Templates
Grandparents/Grandfriends Graphic Organizer
Grandparents/Grandfriends Interview
Grandparents/Grandfriends Mini Reader
Grandparents/Grandfriends Are/Can/Have
Grandparents Paper Bag Book Templates
My Favorite Moments Poem (three versions)
Grandparent Coloring Pages
Paper Bag Instructions

My favorite is the paper bag book!  Here are a few pics:

Don't forget to recognize those special people!  Here's a link to my TPT store!

Classroom Reveal: Burlap and Brights!!

It's two weeks since the first day of school and I'm FINALLY getting around to my classroom pictures!  Take a peek at my burlap and brights first grade room!

My writing corner!  I used my Little Writers pack and love it!  I am using the portfolio covers to make monthly writing portfolios with about four pieces of writing per month.  September will be My First Day of School, Apple Facts, and How To Make An Apple Pie.  Below is how I store students' daily work and our writing portfolios and journals.

My Word Wall!  My lucky TPT followers got this as a special freebie :)  I love the colors!
My lime green chair is THE SPOT everyone wants during Read To Self.

My classroom library.  I recovered my bench with cute striped fabric from Walmart and my outdoor rug came from Lowes.

Love my anchor chart display!!  Idea courtesy of Third Grade Gridiron! :)
We have already created apple adjectives, rainbow to 10 in math, and discussed agriculture in charter time.

Alphabet display with paper chain border!  Will definitely be using this idea again!  The alphabet was made by me, but I don't have it uploaded to TPT yet....

The students loved putting up their cupcakes on our birthday graph!  Stole this little gem from the wonderful world of Pinterest ;)

Sight Word Scoops, once a student masters a Fry Word list, they get an ice cream cone!
My desk with cute decor from Target and my DIY Chalk Paint Mason Jars.

Daily schedule laminated with adhesive magnets on the back.  Great to show at the beginning of the year, then move later on once we have got a routine down.

My classroom helpers aka Little Rays of Sunshine!  Found this cute decor from Teach Joy and Love.

Some views of my Reading Focus Wall.  The top pennant banner is from Teach Joy and Love.  I created all the rest with bird clip art and burlap papers.  Love how it keeps me on track with our new reading series, Journeys!

Thanks for stopping by and best wishes for a fantastic school year!!!