Sunday, July 20, 2014

Write It! {Seasonal Journals}

Hello, Cupcakes!  Happy Sunday!  I'm enjoying some down time on the couch… baby girl sleeping next to me, TV tuned into Bravo {which it is 95% of the time}, Macbook on my lap…

Last week I posted my newest product to TpT, but I didn't make a fun preview or blog about it yet!  So I'm going to do that now :)  You may have seen this pop up in your TpT news:

This pack, Write It! {Seasonal Journals}, has everything you need to create seasonal journals for your kiddos!  Just a note:  I included BOTH Autumn and Fall options :)

There are 12 writing prompts for each season {48 total prompts}.  The prompts come in cut-apart card form, in both color and b&w, and would be perfect on a binder ring!

And the prompts also come as writing menus!  You can include the b&w version of the menu IN each student's journal so your little ones can track their writing.  Another option: laminate the colorful version and leave it in a center!

Kiddos can respond to each writing prompt on coordinating stationary {the pictures match}!  I included two versions: handwriting lines and regular lines.

Of course, to make a journal you'll need some cute covers, so I included those, too!

It's 136 pages of writing fun!  To check out Write It! {Seasonal Journals}, head on over to my TpT shop!  To celebrate finally blogging about it, I am putting this pack on sale for the next 24 hours… 20% off! :)

I'd love to hear from you :)  I hope you love it!!  

Monday, July 14, 2014

Back to School Bundle!!

Back to School… three scary words for a teacher on summer break!  But throw the word DEAL at the end of that phrase and you have another story ;)  It's no secret that we teachers spend much of our time off {and a lot of our money} preparing for the new year.  So when we can save a little while doing so, we jump at the chance!

That's why my Freebielicious girls and I have teamed up with Educents to share a great DEAL with you!  Our bundle is jam-packed with great products for back to school including book studies, craftivities, classroom prep, and content materials.  There are 23 instant downloads included, and all for a discounted price-- saving you time and money :)  You HAVE to check it out!  

Wondering what you'll find from me?  It's my colorful back to school pack, A Bright Year {a Craftivity}!  Take a look:

Inside there are two fun crafts to light up your back-to-school hallways!  Here's one:

This isn't just your average crayon box...

It's a pocket for a little writing prompt!!
SO fun!!

The other craft is a BIG crayon:

Underneath the label is space for writing:
{Don't mind how weird my hand looks there!}
Your kiddos can make them in a variety of colors for a vibrant display!

Here's a closer look at some of the writing prompts/labels that are included:

For a limited time, the bundle is available for $29.99 from Educents… that's 73% off!  Twenty-three products for your kinder and first grade classrooms and over 1200 pages of materials from some of your favorite teachers!  It's a bundle you are sure to LOVE!

Take a moment to sneak a peek at some of the other products featured in this bundle!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Little Baby Cupcake :)

Hi there!  You may have noticed I haven't blogged in just about a month… and that I've blogged less in general over the last nine months or so.  But it's been for very good reason!  I've been pregnant with my first child!  And on June 25, my sweet baby girl arrived!!!

Meet Summer Arielle :)

Isn't she just the CUTEST?!  My husband and I are SO in love with her!!  She is our whole world, and we are so, so, so happy :) :) :)  We are having so much fun dressing her up, holding her, and basically just staring at her all day, hehe.

And not only have I been busy with my sweet girl, but my house has been undergoing renovations for the last three months.  During that time, my husband, two cats, and I were living with my parents and brother.  Our first night back in our own house was also our first night home with Summer!  As you can imagine, it's been a crazy few months!

So now you know where I've been :)  I promise to step up my blogging game now that we are settled.  I've also been working on a new product when Summer naps during the day, and I'm excited to share it with you soon!  So stick with me!! :)

I'm off to grab some food and love on my baby some more… XOXO!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Classroom Library Labels {Chevron Theme}

Wow, it's just about mid-June!  Time sure does fly when you're off for the summer :)  I know many of us just began break, while others are still hittin' the books for a couple more weeks.  But just in case you're already prepping for next year, I wanted to share my new library labels with you!

This set is stuffed full of labels-- over 165 of them to be exact-- and is perfect for your brightly colored classroom!  I included labels for various themes and holidays, the months and seasons, several authors, and the Guided Reading and DRA levels.  PLUS!  I threw in two pages of blank labels {one set with book clip art, another without} so you can make any labels I might have missed.

Here's a little look at some of the labels inside this pack:

All labels measure 3.5"… the perfect size for any book bin!!

For a COMPLETE list of the book labels included in Classroom Library Labels {Chevron Theme}, stop by my little shop… I listed all of them in the description :)

Just a little note:  this pack coordinates with my Classroom Set-Up Starter Kit {Chevron Theme Bundle} as well as my Jobs in the Classroom! {Chevron Theme} set!  But the labels would look fabulous in ANY colorful classroom library! ;)

Now that I've typed the word "labels" at least 10 times-- make that 11 now, ha!-- how about a chance to win a copy?!  Leave a sweet comment with your email address, and I'll pick a winner around 11pm EST tonight.  Good luck! Congrats to #40, Jenna Brewer!  Please email me within 24 hours {you forgot an email address!!} so I can send you the pack :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I SPY… an EOY Gift Tag Freebie!

While perusing the Target Dollar Spot, I came across some cute little magnifying glasses.  I immediately thought they'd be super fun as end of the year gifts for my kiddos!  I snatched up enough bees for my boys and ladybugs for my girls, and with a little help from my FL girls, I came up with a cute little tag… here's how they turned out!

Aren't they the cutest?!  I threw the tags together {minus my name, of course} in a little freebie for you, in case you're looking for a last minute gift for your kiddos!  I included "I SPY a future…" Pre-Kinder, Kinder, 1st Grader, 2nd Grader, 3rd Grader, aaand 4th Grader. :)

To grab your copy, head on over to my Facebook page!  Remember, you have to be a fan {just click LIKE} to grab your freebie!!

I hope you like them! :)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Cruisin' to 2nd Grade!

When I saw Jennifer's Cruisin' to Summer craft, I knew I had to fit it into my plans... and fit it in, I did! :)  I think they turned out adorably, don't you?!

Too cute!!  It's a must-do! :)

If you're looking for another fun end of year activity, check out my Summer Kids!  Just click the pic to head to my shop ;)

Haaaappy Friday!!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Editable Behavior Calendars 2014-2015!

Are you already thinking about next school year?  I'm not!  Hehehe :)  But, I know many of you are getting a head start, prepping and running off copies, so I updated my behavior calendars for you!  They are all set for the 2014-2015 school year!

These behavior calendars come in black & white for easy printing, or color if you like to fancy things up! ;)  The best part:  they are EDITABLE {in a PowerPoint document}, making it easy for you to customize them to suit your needs. 

What you can edit:
*add behavior codes, color codes, or monthly reminders to the empty box at the bottom
*add text to the calendar days to note holidays, days off, and special days

What you cannot edit:
*calendar days & numbers

Take a closer look!
These calendars are a staple in my classroom.  They make communicating with parents so easy!  If you're interested in grabbing your own copy of Behavior Calendars {Editable!} 2014-2015, it's available in my shop!  And guess what?!  If you already purchased a set last year, all you have to do is DL the revised version… for free! :)

Aaand that's not all!  I updated the Spanish version of these calendars, too!  They are also editable!

To pick up Behavior Calendars in Spanish {Editable!} 2014-2015, click on over to my TpT store!  Again, if you purchased last year, just DL your free revised copy.

{All calendars run from July 2014 to June 2015.}

Do you use behavior calendars in your classroom?  How do you manage parent/teacher communication?