Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Meet Up #5 w/ The Teaching Tribune

Happy Monday folks!

It's week 5 of summer bloggin' fun over at The Teaching Tribune!  Did you hear the good news yesterday?  I am now part of the family over at The Teaching Tribune and I could not be more grateful and excited to begin this new chapter in my blogging adventure.

Today's Monday Meet Up is all about gratitude!  I have so much to be thankful for in my life, but here are my 3 things that currently stand out as things I am grateful for.

I am thankful for...

What are you thankful for?  Hop over to TTT and link up to tell us!

With the 4th of July right around the corner, don't forget to stop by my TpT store to scoop up my 4th of July ABC Order Cut & Paste FREEBIE!  Click on the picture below to grab it.

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Exciting News!

I am here to share some exciting news with you all!  It's official, I am the newest member of an amazing collaborative blog, The Teaching Tribune!!!

If you have read any of my blog posts this summer then you are well aware of The Teaching Tribune.  I am so grateful to be asked to join this amazing group of ladies!  Thank you all for being such amazing supporters of my blogging journey and I hope you stick around and enjoy this next chapter in my journey!

With that said, we are gearing up for another fun week of Summer Bloggin' fun at TTT.  Click the button below to see what's going on this week.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Free Worksheet Wednesday Link Up

Welcome!  I'm back today to link up with The Teaching Tribune once again for Worksheet Wednesday!

Today's free download is a summer themed Sentence Scramble.  To download this freebie, click on the picture below.  It will take you to my Facebook Page.  You will need to "Like" my Page to gain access to this file under Fan FREEBIES.  This is a Facebook Exclusive Freebie.  If you are not a member of Facebook, please email me and I will send this worksheet directly to you.  My email address is

I'd love to hear your feedback on this resource.  I am trying to decide if I should make a set of these to put in my TpT store.  Feel free to leave your comments below.

**Pin It to Win!  Pin the image of my worksheet, then leave the link to your pin in the comments below to enter.  I will choose a winner Monday to receive a product of their choice from my store (excluding bundles)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Two for Tuesday Link-Up {50% off Products}

With this new week of summer comes another week of bloggin' fun at The Teaching Tribune.  Today is Two for Tuesday which means you get to save 50% on two of my products as well as many other products from the other bloggers that are linking up.

Today I have my top 2 current best sellers discounted 50% off!

1. Task Cards for Math is discounted to $1.75!  Click on the picture to see this product in my store.

2. Addition Facts: Cut and Paste Printables is now $1.50!  Click on the picture to see this product in my store.

While you are at my store, check out my newest product just in time for the Fourth of July!  This product is also discounted to $3.00 until the end of the day.

Thanks for stopping by!   Be sure to hop over to The Teaching Tribune and link up and find many more products that are discounted today!  Click on the button below.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Teacher Tip Thursday (on Friday) Link Up

I'm linking up with TTT to share a teaching tip with you guys.  I hope you always remember to let your light shine!

Hop over to the Teaching Tribune to link up and read more tips.  Click the button below to hop over.

Make this day a GREAT one!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Worksheet Wednesday Linky: Freebies Galore!!

Happy Wednesday Friends!!

We are in week 3 of Summer Bloggin' with the gals over at The Teaching Tribune!  Today is Worksheet Wednesday and I am linking up with them to share a one page ELA worksheet FREEBIE with you guys!

My students often struggle with determining if a word is an adjective or adverb. We do lots of sorting activities to practice these ELA skills!  Today I bring you a "rockin" Adjective and Adverb sorting activity.  This worksheet is geared toward students in grades 2-4 and is a quick hands on activity.

To grab this FREEBIE, click on the image above.  Enjoy!

Don't forget to hop over to The Teaching Tribune to link up and grab more freebies for Worksheet Wednesday!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Worksheet Wednesday with The Teaching Tribune

Can you believe it?  I have actually blogged 3 days IN A ROW! :)  I am once again back to link up with The Teaching Tribune to offer you Worksheet Wednesday!

Today you have the opportunity to share and find some FREE worksheets!  I am suppose to share a one page worksheet, but...I wanted more teachers in various grades to be able to use this so it's actually 2 pages :)  One page is a word work worksheet and the other is a coloring page.

This is a blog exclusive FREEBIE.  If you know anyone else who may want this freebie, send them over to my blog because they will not find it in my TpT store.

I would love if you also pinned the picture of this product for me.
**In order to encourage you to do so, I will choose one person from my comments below to receive a product of their choice from my store (excludes bundles).  All you have to do is Pin the image below then comment below with the link to your pin (and any other kind remarks you may have) and I will choose 1 winner Sunday, June 8, 2014.

Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Two for Tuesday Link Up

Happy Tuesday!  I am linking up with The Teaching Tribune again today for some Summer Bloggin' fun!  Today is Two for Tuesday which means 2 of my products will be discounted 50% off!!  Since I'm a little late linking up, I will leave these two items discounted until Wednesday night around 10pm.

Here are the items that are discounted in my TpT store:

1. ABC Order Cut and Paste Printables {22 themes}

$4 Now $2.00

 $35 Now $16.00 

Click on the pictures above to see more information on these 2 products.

That's not all!!!  I'm running a ONE day giveaway on my FB Page!!  The winner will get to spend $20 on products of their choice from my TpT store! Hop over to my Facebook Page NOW to enter.  HURRY, you only have one day to enter!

 My Facebook Page
[Click above to visit my Facebook Page]

Have a great day and don't forget to hop over to The Teaching Tribune to check out what other bloggers have items at 50% off!  Click the button below.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Meet Ashley Reed - Monday Meet Up with The Teaching Tribune

Happy Monday!  Today I am linking up with The Teaching Tribune for their 1st Monday Meet Up.  This linky is part of their Summer Bloggin' Series!  After reading my post, be sure to hop over and check it out.

Today I will introduce you all to one of my friends and fellow blogging buddies!

Ashley is the amazing woman behind the blog Just Reed!  She also sells products on TpT under the name Ashley Reed.  Ashley is such a talented person and I want to tell you all about her!

Ashley has been teaching in her hometown of Thomaston, Georgia for 9 years. She has taught in public and private schools in her area.  She spent 3 years in first grade, 1 year in fifth grade, and 5 years in second grade.  Next year she will be taking the plunge into Kindergarten and is very excited about it because she has always wanted to.

Ashley has a wonderful husband and a beautiful 6.5 year old daughter.  She is a very creative person and is especially good at writing (poetry).  She also has a knack for marketing which she has some experience with.  She was her father's office manager at the family pharmacy for 6 years.

Ashley loves to think outside of the box and reach new people with new ideas.  This is why I think if she wasn't a teacher, she would be great a running her own business such as a daycare or marketing firm.

Speaking of Ashley's talents, you have got to check out her products on TpT!  One of my favorite products in her store is

This 107 page unit has got it ALL!  Everything that you need to teach a complete unit on zoo animals is provided in this product.   Geared toward students in grades K-3, this steal of a deal will have your students reading, studying, writing and talking about animals for a full 12 days!  She even included suggested daily lesson plans!

Check out her blog post [here] to see how she uses this in her classroom!

Isn't Ashley an amazing, talented educator and woman?  I think so!  When you hop over to her TpT store to check out her products, be sure to grab this FREEBIE to add to your bag (computer file) of resources.

I hope you enjoyed meeting my friend, Ashley!  If you would like to meet more people, hop over to The Teaching Tribune's Link Up by clicking the button below!

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June Currently

Happy June 1st everyone!  The past month and a half has been a complete whirlwind of birthdays, awards programs, and all around end-of-the-school-year CHAOS! --Hence the lack of blog posts recently--  I am now happy to say that it is officially SUMMER break for me - wooohooo!!

Today I'm linking up with Farley from Oh Boy Fourth Grade to bring you my June Currently!!  If you have never read these blog posts each month, I highly encourage you to hop over to her blog and check it out. I love reading the monthly "Currently" posts because I get a little snapshot into the person behind the blog which makes blogging more fun!  It helps to be able to connect with people on a personal level instead of just relating to each other as educators :)  Click on Farley's button below (after you check out my post) to find more blogs participating this month or to link up your blog.

Here is my June Currently:

I am currently typing this post on a quiet Sunday afternoon.  I have the luxury of being home alone so the only sound I can hear are the quiet clicks of my keyboard. My birthday was Friday so my husband has given me the chance to be do as I choose the whole weekend.  Today I chose to do NOTHING while he brought our two boys (ages 8 & 11) to a fair that is going on in our city.  I am enjoying the peace and quiet indeed!

I am happy to say that summer has officially started for me and I couldn't be more excited!!!  I will be tutoring this summer but I am keeping my schedule light so that I can enjoy the summer with my boys and get some "me" time as well.

I have been thinking about what types of products I want to create this summer.  I want to create products that will not only help me in the classroom next year but will also help my followers in their classrooms.  If you have anything specific that you would like to see in my Tpt shop, feel free to let me know in the comments below.  I would love to hear what you guys are needing most.  I also have a list of products that are currently in my store that I plan on overhauling and updating.  Looking back at the products I created when I first began my TpT journey almost 2 years ago makes me cringe.  I am SO grateful for the many things I have learned along the way from fellow bloggers/TpTers that have allowed me to create products that are more appealing and useful to the buyer.    

So I was scanning Zulily the other day and I came across this fun and updated Polaroid camera that I absolutely want need!

I don't know what it is but Polaroid pictures are super fun in my opinion!  I guess it's the nostalgia of it :)  I have already thought of so many ways I can use it in my classroom that will help me justify buying it, haha!

I have also been wanting a Silhouette for a while now!  Do you own one?  If so, what brand or model do you have?  There are many options out there these days.

I need to make get off of Bloglovin', Facebook, and TpT so that I can get my lesson plans/resources ready for my first week of tutoring sessions or else I will be frantically trying to gather things tomorrow morning!  As some of you know I left the public school system and now run my own private "home"school with my best friend/business partner.  We have approximately 10-15 students (Grades K-6) each year and absolutely love what we do!  During the summer our school offers summer lessons for tutoring/enrichment (we call them jump start sessions) in order to help keep the business running all year.  My first sessions start tomorrow so as soon as I am done with this post, I MUST get my week planned out and resources ready. (Can you hear the self talk in there? haha)

Summer Bucket List
I am keeping it simple this summer --

1. Read - I love to drown myself in a good book and hope to get through many this summer.  I'd love to hear your book suggestions!  Leave me your book choices in the comments below :)

2. Create - Creating educational resources is not only a hobby but also therapy for me and I plan on getting lots in this summer.

3. Enjoy - My spiritual/emotional focus right now is all about living in the 
                    present.  My plan this summer is to enjoy life and take in every 
                    moment in order to live in the present and get joy out of life!

Hope you enjoyed reading my June Currently.  Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to hop over to Farley's blog and join in the fun!