Library Labels and a Giveaway!

I can't believe how fast this summer is flying by! I've been super busy with weddings, vacations, and of course the Las Vegas TPT Conference! What an amazing experience! I had a blast and left incredibly motivated by the many wonderful educators who presented!

I'm finally now starting to get into back to school mode and decided on a new theme for my classroom! I'm moving into a new room so I decided on a fresh start! I'm going with chalkboard theme mixed with neon colors and I'm throwing some bright chevron in the mix of course! I created some new chalkboard themed labels for my A-Z leveled library bins and posted them on sale as of last night! Check them out by clicking below if you love chalkboard or bright colors like me!

I also gave some posters a little makeover to match my bright colors and have added them in polka dots to a giveaway I'm part of.

You can check them out by clicking them or better yet, enter the amazing giveaway below by another fabulous blogger! There are a bunch of amazing prizes up for grabs, including several gift cards so check it out below: 

May Currently & Something New

I'm a few days late but oh well! That has been the story of my life lately! I can't pass up linking up for the May Currently with Oh Boy Fourth Grade!

Listening: My husband is the best! Not only did he cook me an amazing breakfast this morning but he's outside on the BBQ making dinner! It smells SO good!

Loving: It has been one of THOSE years so I'm so, so happy that it is almost summer!

Thinking: Since it's almost over, that means it's almost time for our Open House! Time to get those projects finished and up! AHH!

Wanting: This weather has been so crazy! It is never in the 90s by the beach and it has been almost all week! Also, I'm just addicted to ice cream.

Needing: SLEEP! This has been a crazy week filled with birthdays, a wedding, and going out of town. This girl is tired!

Surprise: Not only is this teacher an amazing blogger and teacher, but she has been so kind and helpful to me lately! Go check out the wonderful Anchored in 3rd Grade!

Also, I'm super excited about a product I made recently that my students are loving! We recently read the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio and my students loved our discussions about Mr. Browne's Precepts. I made some posters to put up and I love how I can see my students rereading the quotes! Check them out in my store by clicking below! They will be 20% off during the big TPT sale this week!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend! 

The 30th Giveaway

I'm excited to be part of this big giveaway that Ramona Recommends is hosting for her 30th birthday! There are a bunch of great products up for grabs by some fabulous bloggers! Scroll down below and make sure you enter. I'm giving away a set of my Mr. Browne's Precepts Posters in her big giveaway. Click below if you'd like to check them out in my store too…

Make sure you enter the huge giveaway below...

To say thank you, I have invited my TOP 30 favorite sellers on Teachers Pay Teachers to share in my birthday excitement. A HUGE thank you goes out to all 30 sellers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my 30th birthday celebration ROCKIN! I am so excited to introduce who the "birthday presents" will be from...

Every time I look at this picture, I get excited. So! I hope you are too. Here is how the giveaway will work. It will start bright and early Monday, April 21st and go through Friday, April 25th at 11:59pm Please make sure to read this section as there are a few ground rules to enter. Because this is a huge giveaway, I broke down the presents into three groups. You may enter all 3 giveaways. Please do what is asked of you to enter. I know it can be a little daunting if there are 10003 (or 30) tasks for one giveaway; that is why I made 3 different giveaways. I just ask as a gift to me you follow the rules. I want my Top 30 sellers to get love as well. ***If you enter all three giveaways, you only need to do Ramona Recommends stuff once.***The 3 Winners will be announced and emailed that weekend (possibly Monday). Those three winners will receive emails from the donors with the birthday present they won. For example: If Rita Book entered Birthday Present 1 and WON, she would get all those treats only. So! I suggest entering all 3. You never know you; could win all three! :)
 Inside Birthday Present #1
Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd loves Parts of Speech Scoot and More
Teaching and Much Moore loves Cooking Up Comprehension
Teacher to the Core loves Comprehension and Fluency 101
A Kindergarten Life for Me loves Winner's Choice
Easy Teaching Tools loves Summer Literacy Handbook K-3
Sparkling in Second loves Spin a Modifier (Activity for Adverbs and Adjectives)
Laugh Love Learn loves Sun, Sand, and Math
All Y'All Need loves A Unit Inspired by Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
Meet Miss Parker loves Spring Differentiated Reading Comprehension Passages
Mrs. Peterson Loves to Teach loves I can Statements Common Core 1st Grade
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 Inside Birthday Present #2
Ramona Recommends loves The Scoop about Close Reading
Teaching with a Mountain View loves Addition and Subtraction Task Cards
Oh Boy 4th Grade loves Winner's Choice
Melonheadz Illustrations loves Beauty Bundle 
KG Fonts loves One Font Single Font License
Ideas by Jivey loves Because of Winn Dixie Novel Unit
One Extra Degree loves GLUE IT! Multi-Step High Order Thinking Interactive Journals
The Library Fox loves Winner's Choice/$5 or under clip art set
Lesson with Laughter loves Winner's Choice
The Brown Bag Teacher loves ROOTS Hands On Activities for Greek/Latin Root Words

 Inside Birthday Present #3
The Science Penguin loves Science Notebook Activities
Teaching in Room 6 loves Is it Summer Yet Palm Poet-Tree
Free to Teach loves Figuartive Langauge Unit
Teach. Inspire. Change. loves Position Research Paper Unit 
Beach Lovin' Teach loves Mr. Brown's Precepts Classroom Posters
Fourth & Ten loves Spelling Contracts Through the Year
Sailing into Second loves Spring into Learning 6 Literacy and Math Centers
For the Love of Teaching loves Editable End of the Year Candy Bar Awards
4th grade Frolics loves Rounding, Rounding, and Ordering Too Math Activities
Where the Wild Things Learn loves ELA Common Core Review and Test Prep a Rafflecopter giveaway

March Fun

I can't believe March is already almost over! This month has been packed with some fun activities for my students so I thought I'd share some of them. One activity that I had them do were Leprechaun Limericks. My students always love writing these because they end up hilarious! Check out the kiddo below….

I had them write their final drafts on these shamrocks and they ended up making a super cute bulletin board.

To get in the spirit of March Madness, we also did a little Tournament of Books. I created a shared Google Doc that the kids could use to keep track the top favorite books that they have been reading this year. This made it very easy to choose our top 16 for the tournament. The bulletin board ended up being huge so I just took a picture of the left and right sides below.

As students finished the tournament books, we voted on their favorites! This ended up being a fun activity for our whole grade level. Which book ended up winning? Wonder, of course! I'm so glad we did this activity because many students ended up choosing books to read that they never would have picked up before! I really suggest doing this next March if you haven't! 

I also have my students fill out their own March Madness brackets since we are having many more college discussions as we try to get them "college ready". I've been using this great product by Kristine Nannini and the kids LOVE it! The picture is linked to her store if you want to check it out.

The last March activity that I love having my students do is my March Math Task cards. This is a great St. Patrick's Day math activity and it can be used as a "Scoot" or as centers. They are in black and white so you can just print on colored card stock if you want, and you are set! It comes with 60 task cards that give a mixed review that is great for test prep! It also has a student recording sheet as well as an answer key. I have a 3rd grade version and a 4th grade version. I'm putting these both on sale for the next three days if you want to scoop it up for next year! Clicking on the product below will take you to it in my store.

Now I'm off to watch basketball! I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Super Sale and a Valentine's Giveaway!

I can't believe the Super Bowl is already here! I feel like yesterday I was wrapping Christmas presents! I'm joining in on the big Super Sale so stop by my store to get 20 % off all of my products! My Valentine's Day task cards are also 20% off today! Click on them below to get to my store!

I also wanted to tell you about a SWEET giveaway I'm part of that Easy Teaching Tools is hosting! There are a bunch of great February products listed below that are part of the giveaway! You can stop by her blog or enter below through mine!

We just celebrated the 100th day of school and we had a blast!  This packet was the best because it was engaging, covered ELA and math CCSS {plus a little PE}, and was a great independent activity.

Task cards are the best.  They get kiddos moving around while keeping them engaged.  These cover 2nd grade ELA CCSS.
Jen's amazing task cards are almost zero-prep., which I love.  I can only take so much laminating and cutting. These are great for 2nd and 3rd graders who need as much reinforcement they can get with regrouping. 
 I love all of Jamie's products, and so do my first and second graders.  These Valentine's Day and President's Day themed centers are perfect for any primary class.
Heather's products are always great and easy to use.  
Angie, from Lucky Little Learners has another fun activity that's best for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders.
Kelly Anne has the best activities for the big kids.  These look awesome for math centers and early finishers.
How talented are my friends??? Cassandra created an adorable multiplication sort, great to practice math facts.
I can't wait to buy these!
Serena, my most favorite Instagrammer from New Zealand has been making the most adorable clip art the last few months. Grab these for your Valentine's products and activities for you classroom. 
All of her products are engaging and get the kids moving.  Use these for centers or the scoot game.
I've met so many innovative teachers thanks to Instagram.  Jen is a teacher from Alaska, yes, Alaska!  She makes the sweetest clip art that I love using in all of my products.  These lovebots are a favorite of my students.