Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Getting Ready for B2S

It's Christmas in July Days 9&10!  I hate to even talk about getting ready for Back To School, BUT with August approaching shortly, it's just got to happen!  I still have two vacations to enjoy before going back to work, so I'm not going to dig too deep just yet :)

Today I'm just going to focus on my number line, because it is kinda like the hub of my classroom.  My kids gather at it constantly to solve problems, write number words, etc.  I normally keep it down low as shown below.  For some reason last year I decided to move it above my board, and I will NEVER do that again!  My poor kids couldn't use it all year because it was just too high!  So, I have already relocated it for the new year :)  My number line is from Scholastic.  You can find it HERE
 As I am trying to sleep during these late-July summer nights, I often find myself lying awake thinking of all the things I need to do for a new year.  Why is it that I have a month until students come back, but I'm already constantly bombarded with my to-do list??  I got to thinking about my locker numbers... why not make them number words so my kiddos have yet another place to utilize in the classroom?  And why not match the even/odd numbers from my number line??  So, I made my new locker numbers and am sharing them with you!  I went ahead and made them to 100 in case you find a new use for them :)  Click HERE to download!
 And then I got to thinking some more... if I have the numbers 1-24 on my lockers and book bins (and number line), I don't really need them displayed somewhere else, but I definitely want the numbers up to 100.  So, I made new number words... a little different from the traditional look of number words, but I really like how they turned out!
You can get these number words in my TpT shop HERE.
Those along with all of my other B2S goodies are on sale until Thursday at midnight! 
I'll be back on Friday for another freebie and new sale!  See ya then :)

Monday, July 21, 2014

All About the Math!

Shortly after I made my Addition Strategies pack, I knew that subtraction would follow soon.  I mean, we all need a little help with that tricky minus sign, right?!  Well, it only took me a year to mark this ditty off of my to-do list.  Life just sometimes gets in the way, ya know?!

But, alas, it's finally done and I *may* be ready to tackle subtraction this year (after I finish thoroughly enjoying my summer vacation that is!)

I actually had a lot of fun creating this little guy because I was finally able to channel some inner creativity.  Don't get me wrong... I'm super thankful for my handwriting and spelling units because they will save me a ton of time throughout the year BUT they were brutal to put together!

I'm going to break down what's inside, so stick with me :)
 
 
This unit plus all of my other math units are on sale for today and tomorrow!  That's 15 packs at 20% off :)  Click HERE or on the image below to take you to the sale!
Oh, and I also have a FREEBIE for you!  Here are a few math printables that will go along great with my subtraction and addition units!
You can also enter to win both my Addition and Subtraction Strategy units below!
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

More Vegas Pictures and a GIVEAWAY!

Happy Sunday, y'all!  before I head off to church and lunch to celebrate Mr. Lemons' 31st birthday, I thought I'd pop in to share some more Vegas fun!  You  may have seen my post HERE, but this is a more detailed look at who was there and all of our lovely sponsors!  It takes A LOT of people to make an event like this happen!  We crammed over 500 people in our little room and gave away thousands of dollars in prizes!  It was a heck of an event if you ask me!

Natalie from What the Teacher Wants took some AH-mazing pictures!  You can see even more of those on their What the Teacher Wants Facebook Page HERE!



I had the pleasure of working with these ladies for the first time since it was my 1st meet-up!  And, let me tell you... they work HARD to shower teachers with so many goodies!  I was pretty much just watching in awe while they made it all happen!
(Not pictured: Kathleen Pedersen)


And, it definitely wouldn't be so fun and exciting without our awesome donors who so selflessly gave to our meet-up!  Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping us out!


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Thank you to everyone who came to this event! We appreciate everyone who was able to come and mingle with us. We're already thinking about next year's meet up, so start saving your money for next year's Vegas meet up!!

Feeling sad that you couldn't join us this you? Wishing you could win some of these fabulous surprises? 

Well... as a special treat, we are giving away two Erin Condren gift cards!! Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!


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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Happy weekend, friends!  We are trekking right along through Christmas in July!  Today and Tomorrow all of my Reading Units are on sale :)
Here are some blog posts so that you can see how I've used some of these reading activities in my classroom!  Just click on the pictures below:
Click on my banner to see all of my units on sale:
Click HERE for some B2S reading printables that you can use during the first few weeks of school!
I hope you have a fantastic weekend!  Enjoy these peaceful, restful, relaxing, glorious days :))