Thursday, November 29, 2012

BAZINGA! Game + Freebie!

Happy Thursday everyone! I've been getting my things in order to return back to work from maternity leave…eeek! Today I’m kinda of combining the Monday Made-It linky that I used to see around blog land with my own Pin Up Thursdays.

This week while on Pinterest, I saw this pin

If you aren’t familiar with the term “bazinga”, then you must not watch the Big Bang Theory! I accidently started watching this show because I kept the tv on after watching the Steve Harvey show. I think it originally comes on CBS, but I digress…

One of the characters on the show says “bazinga” all of the time, so that’s where the term comes from. The above pin was originally found on Simplifying Radicals. She uses this game in her upper grade classroom to review. I thought this was a great idea, but since I love technology, I decided to create a powerpoint that I would like to share with you.



Feel free to edit it however you like.

My kids LOVE to play review games in the classroom, so I’m glad to add this to my arsenal of games. I plan on introducing it next week. I also like this game because it can be applied to any content area.

Well, that’s my spill for the day! Enjoy your afternoon.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Monday + Tuesday Sale!

Has your Thanksgiving turkey been digested yet? Have you recovered from your black Friday shopping? Hopefully, the answer is yes because I huge sale is taking place on Teachers Pay Teachers starting tomorrow!

Teachers Pay Teachers is running a cyber Monday sale starting tomorrow, and it will extend to Tuesday as well. With TPT’s discount and my own discount, you can get everything in my store for 28% off! WOW!

Here are some of my latest products that you’re going to want to put in your basket!





Christmas Frenzy is a large collection of center activities, worksheets, and crafts for your classroom. At almost 200 pages and more than 20 activities, you’ll have more than enough for your students to do. I’ve discounted this product until October 30th. So if you grab it tomorrow or Tuesday, it will be even cheaper! I’m so excited about this product for my classroom, so I know you’ll enjoy it! View Christmas Frenzy here.


If you have checked out the other Bingo games in my store, then you will be happy to have Christmas Bingo. In the same style as the other Bingo products, students will create their own Bingo cards using Christmas words. View Christmas Bingo here.



Animal ABC Order is a fun way for your students to practice putting words in alphabetical order. For some reason, this is a tricky skill for students. This is an exciting way to help them learn. View Animal ABC Order here.


I linked up with the 3AM Teacher, who is organizing a list of all of the wonderful people who will be having sales. Here they are below!


I’ve been busy pinning away on Pinterest lately. I created a collaborative board called Shameless Promotions where you are free to pin anything to promote your store, blog, giveaway, or anything related to you! You can view and follow the board here, and if you’d like to be added to the board just email me at with your Pinterest url. Have a happy Sunday evening, and see you tomorrow for the sales!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Saturday Flash Freebie

Ok, so I totally missed yesterday’s Friday flash freebie (mommy brain), so I’m doing it today! Today I’ll be giving away my newest product, Ten Frame Frenzy





For those of you who teach Common Core, especially first grade, you know that they really push base 10. This year we have used ten frames a lot, so I thought that I would design some activities that would help my students.

To get this item, use the inLinkz tool below. During the last flash freebie, someone wasn’t sure what to do so here’s a little step-by-step:


First, Click the button that says “Add your link”.


Once you click the button, this will appear. I only need your email, so you can choose not to put a URL and name. No one will see this information but me. Click the button that says “Submit Link” and that’s it! The flash freebie will be available from 6:10-7:10 PM CST so get your entry in!

Have a great Saturday evening!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Houston, We Have A Winner!/Pin Up Thursdays

Welcome back everyone. Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway. I took a short break, but I’m excited to get back to blogging. I especially thank everyone who provided advice for my little one. I will definitely take everyone’s thoughtful words with me as I go on this crazy journey called parenthood!

The winners of the giveaway are Michaelyn and April. They will receive all of the items that I add to my store for the rest of this year! Congrats!

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Now for Pin-Up Thursdays! Here’s what I’ve found this week…

eye color graph. Would be good with a "listening with eyes" lessons

I like this graphing idea for eye color. Of course you can use it and do so many other things…hair color, etc. It’s so visual which is great for students.

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This is another graphic activity that I found. I can see this being used each day with a different question. Very simple, but perfect for students.

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I had been looking for something for my advanced students during RTI and I plan on using something like this when I get back. I hope this is not too complicated for them to use. On Fridays, I plan to have a fun day where they complete book reports with a partner. This seems like a good template to use.

Grade 1

Typically my students and I do our calendar each day using the Promethean Board, but this is a great way to cover those same skills.

What have you found on Pinterest this week. If you’d like to link up, use the graphic above and leave your blog link using the iLinkz tool or just leave a Pinterest link below using the iLinkz tool. See you tomorrow for the Friday Flash Freebie.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

My Away Giveaway!!

Life is pretty busy these days! I just welcomed a new baby into the world and that has been keeping me busy. I definitely do not want to neglect my blog so I decided to just take a break. While I’m taking a break, I’ve decided to do a giveaway. I’m calling it my Away Giveaway. It fits, right?


Using Rafflecopter, you have two ways to enter the giveaway. First, you can leave a comment on this post giving me some parenting advice! Even if you don’t have children, you can still leave some words of wisdom. Secondly, you can use the giveaway graphic above, and pin it to your own Pinterest boards or any other Pinterest collaborative boards. For this entry, make sure to leave the Pinterest URL.

So there’s two ways to enter. The giveaway starts today and ends October 31st. On November 1st, I’ll announce the winners and make my return to full-time blogging again.

So what do you win? Well, two people will receive ALL…yes…ALL new items that I add to my store for the rest of this year. Pretty cool, right? So enter and tell all your friends!

Thanks for visiting and supporting my blog, store, and Pinterest. I will continue to create things so be sure to follow my store and Pinterest! I’ll be back soon!

Teachers Pay Teachers





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Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday Flash Freebie!!!

It’s finally Friday and time for a flash freebie. This week I put Halloween Bingo in my store. It is similar to the other Bingo games in my store, but this version features various Halloween words.


Simply use the inlinkz tool below. Leave your email before the flash freebie ends and you will get Halloween Bingo for free! The flash freebie will be open for one hour from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM (CST).

Also make sure to check out Stacy’s giveaway at Funky Fresh Firsties here. She is giving away a $25 Erin Condren e-gift card!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pin-Up Thursdays


Happy Thursday everyone! I’ve been busy pinning away, so here are some fun Halloween-themed items I’ve found on Pinterest this week! Some are lessons or activities you can do in the classroom, and others are cute crafts that you can do in the classroom.








All of these items are so cute and look like such fun! Make sure to click the picture to check out these items, especially the freebies!

What interesting things have you found on Pinterest this week that are Halloween themed? Grab the graphic below or use the inLinkz tool below and leave your blog url or a Pinterest URL.


Before I go, I wanted to tell you about my newest product, Halloween Math Centers Mega Pack. It is a collection of 10 math center activities that you can use in the classroom. It will be discounted until October 15th for just $5.00….what?! YES!


Check back tomorrow for the flash freebie!!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Are You Ready for Halloween?

When you think of October, you of course think of Halloween! I’m seeing a lot of cute Halloween activities pop up on other blogs and Pinterest. I’m busy creating my Halloween items, as I never had any in my TPT store. I posted my Web of Numbers yesterday, and today I have Halloween Bingo.


I hate that I’m away and won’t be able to play this with my firsties, but I think it is still a fun game. Some of the words are a little tough for firsties and under, so you would have to go over the words beforehand. Upper elementary will enjoy this as well!


Halloween Bingo is on sale at my TPT store for $1.75 here, but I will give it away for free to the first 5 commenters of this post! Make sure to leave your email.

I think I’ll make my Pin-Up Thursdays for this month focus on Halloween items so we can share all of the cool things we find. Here’s a few things I’ve found already.





Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy October

Wow, it’s been a while hasn’t it? I apologize for the lack of updates. I have been so busy with work and preparing for a BABY! I hope to post more often, but if I am away for a long time, please bear with me. I’m still around, I’ll just be even more restricted with time. You moms know what I’m talking about!

Since I’ve been gone for so long, here’s a nice October freebie for you. My newest product is A Web of Numbers which is a collection of counting cards that are Halloween-themed.

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It is geared more to Pre-K and K probably, but first grade teachers may have students who are still struggling with their numbers. It is totally FREE so click here to check it out at my TPT store.

Hopefully I will be doing more updates! Have a great Monday!