Friday, May 29, 2015

An Anniversary, new products and a Giveaway!

I am so excited to be sharing this blog post with you! Guess who is 50 years old??? No it is not me!!! Not yet any way. This amazing company has been in the business of providing educators with high quality materials for half a decade! Who is it, you ask?

Now, how do they stay in our good graces for so long?.. They do this by creating outstanding products. 

I am so excited to be a

This means I get to see and share exclusive products with you! Oh and of course have a giveaway for one of my lucky readers as well!

The products I am going to share with you are the Woodland Friends Collection, and the turquoise and red Painted Pallette.

First, for an awesome border combination, I loved  the Ombre Turquoise Scalloped Border and Poppy Red Wavy Border . These are both new from the Painted Pallette collection. What an amazing color combination. This is great for any themed classroom. They are bright and vibrant and just adds a little zing to your room. 

Here are two different ways to combine these two borders together:


Now of course you can also do it the old fashioned way and use one at a time. Here they are alone:

Now pair these with the Painted Pallette 2" Turquoise Uppercase Letter Stickers  and the Poppy Red 4" Chevron Letters! What a display you could make! Here are the stickers and the letters:

This combination is great for any time of the year but to add some seasonal flair to your room, combine this combination with the WoodLand Friends Cut Outs and what a cute display you will have. 

or the same theme with the coordinating Woodland friends Border!

These are so cute and I love the colors! But it doesn't end here! There are stickers to coordinate with this display. I love th friends stickers.

There you go some amazing products coming your way.

So we are celebrating Creative Teaching Press' 50th anniversary, new products and of course our giveaway. Enter using Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a 50 dollar gift card from Creative Teaching Press and then click on the button below  to head over to another exclusive blogger to see what they are sharing and to enter their giveaway as well! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

An amazing pencil sharpener and a giveaway!!!

Hello, everyone!

I am posting about an amazing pencil sharpener! How many of you have used that wonderful pencil sharpener that by the tim you are done all you have left is a stub? How about the pencil sharpener that sounds like a mac truck is driving through your classroom?

Classroom Friendly Supplies have created the world's quietest pencil sharpener. I love it! When you use this sharpener, the noise is minimal. Unless you are standing right next to it, you do not hear it!

Sharp pencils equals a happy girl!!

Stubby pencils are no longer a concern for me! This pencil sharpener makes my pencils so sharp but takes very little of the pencil away!

This awesome sharpener comes in various colors so it will go with any classroom theme! Blue, Green, Red, Pink, Black!

I love all of the colors but the one I chose is the pink one! I will never go back to the electric sharpener in my classroom! This sharpener is mobile. It is easy to move. The shavings are minimal so the clean up is a breeze. I sharpened a classroom set of pencils three times and still did not have to empty it.

Here is a video on youtube about this awesome sharpener!

So I shared my love of Classroom friendly Supplies sharpener! Now is your chance to enter to win one!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Teach Like A Pirate!!

Can I just say that tonight had to have been one of the best nights I have had! I went to Dover, DE with my amazing student teacher to listen to @burgessdave #tlap.

I first read the book, Teach Like A Pirate, two years ago. I was hooked. I saw a book study linky and joined! I am so glad I did!!

Teach Like A Pirate is an inspirational book that guides you to be the teacher that we should be striving to be! Like he said, teaching is about experiences not content!

Life changing lessons are our goal! Passion, Immersion, Rapport, Ask and Analyze, Transformation and Enthusiasm are what teaching like a PIRATE is all about!

He talked about the importance of hooks, discussed the P, A, and T of PIRATE: Passion (how can you be effective without this and I loved the part where he said our kids need to know us as a human! Share things about yourself with your kids), Ask and Analyze (you can't teach if you don't ask questions!!) and Transformation (transform your room, yourself into what you are teaching!).

He has to be the most inspiring and motivational guest speaker I have ever had the privilege listening to.

Creativity, Passion, Immersion, are just a few characteristics a #tlap teacher has!

I got goodies and a new book to read! Learn Like A Pirate! I can not wait to read this! I absolutely love my tshirt!!!!! We got a free copy of Teach Like a Pirate for attending!

click on book to go to amazon.

I felt like a silly school girl when I asked him to sign my book and to get a picture taken with me!

So Aaaargh you ready to Teach Like a Pirate?! I can guarantee you your students are!!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Day 2 of our Giveaway and some Resources

Welcome to Day 2 of Teacher Appreciation Week!  If you missed out yesterday, you can check out some great teaching secrets for your classroom HERE.   Also, you don't want to miss out on the two giveaways we are hosting this week.  If you didn't enter yesterday, you can do so now.  Make sure you enter for both prize bundles so you have double the chance to win!

Enter to Win Prize Bundle #2 Here

Enter to Win Prize Bundle #1 Here

Today, we are offering a collection of high quality classroom resources at a huge discount.  Below is a list of Best Selling Resources that have been discounted by 20%.  You can receive an additional 10% off at checkout by using the code THANKYOU.

The product I have for 20% off is my Fractions Smartboard Lesson. There are definition slides, student practice slides and songs attached to this smart board lesson!
Click the picture to go to the product in my TPT store.

An InLinkz Link-up

We have also put together a collection of $1.00 Deals to help stock up your classroom for the rest of the year and next year.  I know I have added several of these deals to my cart.  Don't forget to use the code THANKYOU at checkout for maximum savings!

Monday, May 4, 2015

What Works: Teacher Appreciation Linky and Huge Giveaway

Hello, Everyone!! I am linking up with some amazing educators to share some classroom secrets and to host a huge giveaway!

Being a teacher and a parent of a First Grader, I know how hard you all work to provide your students with the best learning environment possible. You instill qualities in your students that provide them the framework to be successful in all that they do and to become high functioning, higher order thinking, successful citizens in society! For this I thank you not only as a fellow educator but as a parent as well.
Don't be afraid to try new things! That one thing that you think will be a disaster may just turn out to be the best idea you have ever had!

Mine was group my desks and turn them into dry erase tables! I wanted to do this for years and then I finally said I am going to do it and it has been the best thing I could have done! Student engagement soared!

Make learning fun and interactive! They need to be engaged! 

Love your kids! Participate in activities with them! Let them see the human you as well! They will strive to meet your expectations even more!

Here is the part you have all been waiting for.... The Giveaway! There are pencil sharpeners, gift cards, class website and much more so when I say it is amazing, I mean it is amazing! The prize bundles that you could win are huge, useful and awesome. There are two prize bundles and don't forget the more entries you have on rafflecopter the more chances you have to win! 
Just take a look at everything you could win...One lucky reader will win this entire prize package!!!
Prize Bundle #1 Includes
PLUS....$140 Gift Box of Fabulous Teacher Supplies sent to you from Amazon
We aren't finished yet....take a look at everything a second lucky winner will win!!!
Prize Bundle #2 Includes
PLUS....$140 Gift Box of Fabulous Teacher Supplies sent to you from Amazon
Be sure to enter both rafflecopters for a better chance at winning one of these amazing prize bundles!

Enter to Win Prize Bundle #1 Here

Enter to Win Prize Bundle #2 Here

You won't want to miss out on all the other great secrets being shared by successful teachers!  Be sure to check out all the other great posts below.