Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Meet Terry and Lesley!

I sure hope you've been following The Teaching Tribune's daily giveaways!  Today is the next to last day of the giveaway, and I'm super excited to say it's time to meet Terry and ...
Not only is it time to meet us, but it's time to enter the rafflecopter for today's awesome prize!  I wonder what it will be?  Be sure to head over to The Teaching Tribune, read all about us, and enter for your chance to win the today's fabulous prize!

To celebrate the launch of this awesome collaborative blog, I am taking part in the fabulous Chalk One Up for the Teacher's End of the Month Round-Up.  
All my newer products that I've created this summer will be on sale for two days only, July 31 and August 1, for 50% percent off and the rest will be on sale for 15% off.  Be sure to click on the picture above, head over, and grab your favorite new resource!

And finally, if you follow my Facebook page, you  know I promised you a little freebie to celebrate the beginning of Steeler Training Camp in Latrobe, a huge deal in my neck of the woods.  

So Are You Ready for Some Football fun in your classroom?  Are you ready to bring the excitement of football season into your classroom?  If you are, be sure to download this (temporary - two day only) freebie!  I've included some cards, but you can use it for any subject with any questions!  Click the picture below to get your freebie.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Prizes galore -- and a Sean Sighting!

Oh, boy, the first prize has been given away, and it was the laminator, and the winner is -- drum roll -- Lisa Daniel!  Hope it was one of you.  But if it wasn't, don't despair!  Remember, we still have 9 more prizes to give away.  And one of the days,  these lovely gift baskets will be given away!
They have books and all kinds of other teacher goodies in them!  And heck, I'd be happy with just the buckets they are in because who doesn't need extra buckets and baskets for "stuff" in the classroom?  Be sure to head over to The Teaching Tribune to meet today's teachers, Diane from Fifth in the Middle (we love having upper el grades represented!) and Samantha, from Ms. Smarty Pants, who both have excellent organization tips for you.  While you're there, don't forget to enter the new rafflecopter.  Remember, from now on, you have to enter each day for a chance to win.  You will use the same amount each time.

I just love this button!  Aren't we so cute.  And we're just as cute in real life with our heart mouths and rosy cheeks!

Can I just say I'm a bit sort of majorly stressed about my upcoming organizational tip for you.  I am the most unorganized person I know.  My idea of organization is everything in a nice neat pile, and when the pile gets too big, move it to a storage container.  I'm pretty sure that's not a tip anyone needs, but I'll come up with something, I'm sure.

Speaking of stuff, if you are looking for stuff for back to school, there is a linky party going on with paid and free back to school resources.  Check it out by clicking on the picture below.

And finally, as many of you know from back in May when I was a weepy mess -- freaaking out -- er, calmly planning for my son's graduation and going away party, my son left on June 13 for Marine boot camp on Parris Island.

I'm sure you will understand when I say this is the first summer I have ever wished would go faster.  But in 7 Sundays, we will be leaving for Parris Island and see our son graduate as a MARINE!  I can't believe it.  It has not been easy, and I miss him like crazy, but yesterday I found this picture of him on a Facebook group I belong to.  Can you guess which one is my baby?

Enjoy your day!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!

Whoa, have we got a hop for you today!  A group of bloggy friends, representing grades K through 5, put our heads together to come up with some really good great  AMAZING freebies for your back to school planning.  
So for the next 10 days, we are celebrating with freebies.  BUT wait, that's not it.  For the next 10 days, we will be giving away a prize a day.  What?  A PRIZE A DAY?  Yes, a prize a day!
Every day, you will have the chance to enter and win one of 10 great prizes!
This is what you can win during our Back to School Exclusive…(in no particular order)

Prize #1 Quiet Pencil Sharpener & a $25 TPT from Graphics from the Pond  $50 value
Prize #2 Bright Chevron Classroom Decor Set $50 value

Prize #3 Teacher/Classroom Gift Basket $200 value
Prize #4 Teacher/Classroom Gift Basket $200 value
Prize #5 Google Nexus 7 Tablet with case & stylus pen $250 value
Prize #6 Scotch Laminator  $25 value
Prize #7 K-2 TPT Product Bundle  over $100 value
Prize #8 3-5  TPT Product Bundle  over $100 value
Prize #9 Blog ("Cuter" Design by Christi Blogs!) $70 value
Prize#10 TPT Gift Cert $50

This is the IMPORTANT part. Please read carefully. EVERY DAY, FOR 10 DAYS, you will need to visit the final stop blog
each day to enter to win and to see if you were the previous day’s winner! Each day a winner will be drawn and one of the ten prizes will be
awarded. To keep it fun and exciting, you won’t know what prize you have entered to win until the winner is announced the next day!
You never know what you might win! I know I would visit every day to enter for a chance to win the Google Nexus Tablet

To win one of these great prizes, just follow these steps
Step 1: You will need to download and print the Hot Off the Press Cheat Sheet.  Click the image below. 
Step 2:  You’ll need to collect your freebies. This hop will take you to all 20 blogs where you will collect freebies along the way. You can start at any of the blogs, follow the “next stop” buttons, and it will take you in a loop to all 20 blogs.  The very last stop will be The Teaching Tribune. 

Step 3: Hidden in each freebie is a QR code, which looks like this. . .

(Note: This is just a sample image. You do not need it for any reason.) 
Find the QR code.
You will need to scan all 20 QR codes for a cash value with your smart device.  For those of you without a smart device, head on over to Sugar & Spice where she has the solution for you!
After downloading the freebie at each blog stop, be sure to record the amount in the QR code onto your cheat sheet. 

Step 4: Once you have all 20 cash value amounts, add them up, then you will enter the total value  to win a prize a day on the Rafflecopter. All prizes will be posted on The Teaching Tribune blog. 

It’s time to get started! All you need to do is click on my freebie below to download.  Find the QR code hidden in my freebie and add the value to your cheat sheet for stop #6
Click the picture above to download my freebie!
THE NEXT STEP: Click on the Next Stop button to head over to Teaching to Inspire in 5th to grab your freebie! 

Good luck to all of you!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Viva Las Vegas!

Are you attending the SDE/ I Teach K conference in Las Vegas?  Are you heading to the Vegas Meet Up at the Venetian Hotel afterward?  It's open to everyone, all you need to do is RSVP here.  When you get there, look for our friends, Cyndie from Chalk One Up For The Teacher and Michelle from Well, Michelle?  (They'll be wearing an Ace of Hearts on their nametags.) 

If you find them, you will hit the JACKPOT!  They will be carrying a gift card to my store, Practice Makes Perfect, on TPT that you can redeem for one FREE product ($10.00 or less).

All the fun begins at 6:30.  So if you're in Vegas, be sure to join the fun!  I'll bet the house that you won't want to miss out!

h, and make sure to tell them I sent you!  (This will be the proof that you heard about it from me!)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Christmas in July Freebie Blog Hop and Sale!

It’s Christmas in July. And guess what?  It’s time to unwrap your presents!

Click here to visit my TPT store.
I have teamed up with 16 other amazing teacher-bloggers and we thought it wasn’t enough to just run a sale this weekend, so we are bringing you some amazing winter holiday themed freebies and the chance to win your choice of products from each of our store. Yes, that’s right, you will get to choose a product from all 14 stores. We will have 2 grand prizes, one for a K-2 primary teacher and one for a 3-5 intermediate teacher!This hop will take you to all 17 blogs where you will collect TPT freebies along the way.  If you're not already following our stores you might want to do so when you collect your freebie.  It's a great way to receive information about upcoming sales and specials.
Hidden in each freebie found on TPT, is a flamingo hanging out on the beach. Look for a Christmas song written in the sand.  Find the underlined word. You will need to collect all 17 words for the grand prize.  Once you have all 17 words, then you can enter by listing the words on the Rafflecopter for a chance to win the grand prize on the final stop.

If you are looking for another pink flamingo, then you are at the right place! I am the 14th stop on the hop. 

Are you ready? Well, what are you waiting for? Get going…All you need to do is click on my freebie below, follow my TPT store, and download your freebie. Find the word hidden in my freebie and add it to your list. 
Click here to visit my TPT store and download your freebie.  Don't forget to follow my store  if you are not already!
While you're there, take a look around because my store is 20% off from July 5th thru July 7th. 

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You will make a complete loop to all the blogs, freebies in TPT with the pink flamingos, and then the final prize. Don’t forget to follow our TPT stores and blogs along your travels! You never know what we might be up to next…

Hint..Hint..It just keeps getting better!
Click here to visit  Teaches Third in Georgia for stop 15 on the blog hop.  I know you're going to love  the freebie she has for you today!
Have a great day, friends!
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