Sunday, February 12, 2017

Teachers Love Tieks Giveaway

It is almost Valentine's Day, one of my favorite holidays to celebrate! Who doesn't love love!??? As a teacher, though, this time of the year can be the hardest! All of these indoor recesses have my students and me going stir-crazy! If we aren't getting any snow days this year, then I am officially ready for spring! 

 Students AND teachers can use a little bit of extra love this time of year, and I have teamed up with some amazing teacher-authors to show one lucky teacher LOTS of love with...wait for it....a pair of Tieks! (P.S. I LOVE ALL OF YOU, BTW and secretly wish I was the Tieks fairy). Teachers across the country are talking about how stylish AND comfy these shoes are! You can enter the giveaway up to 27 times!!! I'm not kidding! Enter now in the Rafflecopter below! Best of luck! 

 Prize: $200.00 Tieks Gift Card Entry: 

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter! The giveaway runs February 11th-Febryary 16th. The winner will be announced and contacted on February 17th. Co-Hosts: A special thank you to Primary-On-The-Prowl, TeachMagically, XClass to the Rescue, Exceptional Thinkers, Big Ideas for Little Hands, Zippadeezazz, Real Life in First Grade, Socrates Lantern, Spivey Sparks, Sweet for Kindergarten, Mickey's Place, A Spot of Curriculum, Draz's Class, The Watermelon Teacher, Teaching in the Heart of Florida, Mrs. Byrd's Learning Tree, Linda's Learning Loot, 2 Scoops of Kindergarten, Smith's Safari Adventures, Hookster's Ideas, The Best Days, Creative Nerd, M&M Bilingual, A Library and Garden, and Conversations from the Classroom for participating in this fabulous teacher giveaway! Be sure to check out their TPT stores!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Valentine's Day in Kindergarten

Can you believe that it is already February?!?! It seems like it was just New Year's and now we are already a month into 2017. Since it is February, that means Valentine's Day is right around the corner! I am teaming up with some amazing bloggers to bring you some ideas on how we celebrate Valentine's Day in our classrooms and an amazing giveaway, so keep on reading!

One of my favorite books to read for Valentine's Day is Will You Be My Valenswine? It is such a cute story about a little pig looking for a Valentine for Valentine's Day. After we read the story, we make this cute craft and writing activity from Cara Carroll about who our Valenswine is. This one totally melted my heart.

"Mrs. Davis because she is always there for me."

I also send home a note for the children to make Valentine boxes at home as a family project. I love how different and unique they all turn out!

We have been working on Friends of 10 in math and what better way to practice than using Valentine chocolate!!! They love finding different combinations to make 10! To check out more of this fun math activity click here! You can also click on the picture below to grab a copy to use in your classroom!
click here for your FREEBIE!!!!

Another favorite in my room is Flippy Flaps! My kids are obsessed with making this! These are a fun, hands-on, interactive way for kids to learn about Valentine's Day. Take a peek below.
click here to check this out in my TPT store

I hope you got a few fun ideas to use! Now hop on over to Inside Out with Karen and Kelie for some more great ideas and FREEBIES!!!
And don't forget to enter below for some amazing prizes!!! Good luck!!!

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Check out some great Valentine's Day products to use in your classroom!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Meet Conversations from the Classroom

Hey guys! I'm not sure if you have heard but, start last month, me and some new friends launched a BRAND NEW collaborative blog filled with ideas for all grades! You need to check out this amazing blog! You don't want to miss any of the fun.
Conversations from the Classroom

This month, we decided to do a fun hop so you can meet everyone that is a part of this amazing blog and get to know us a little better. I am Julie. I am a Kindergarten teacher, a mother to a wonderful 13 year old daughter, and a wife to a soldier. Being an Army wife is amazing because we have had the opportunity to live and teach in many different places. Such a great experience!

As part of a get to know us, we decided to each giveaway something fun. Last year, I introduced my kids to Flippy Flaps. Let me just say, they were hooked and begging to make new ones each week! I want to give you a copy of my Valentine's Day Flippy Flaps to use in your classroom! Check it out below!
Now enter below to win a copy for your classroom!

Head on over to meet Michele and enter to win some more goodies!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Best of 2016 Sale

Hey guys! I hope everyone is enjoying their winter break and spending time with families and relaxing. I am still on vacation visiting my family but I wanted to pop in really quick to tell you about a sale starting today!!!

Me and some other amazing sellers have teamed up to bring you the #Bestof2016Sale We are putting our best selling resources on sale for 3 days only! So hurry over and grab these amazing deals using the hashtag to search.

Here is a peek at my best sellers for this year. Click on the pictures to head over and grab them while they are on sale!

1. Henry and Mudge SmartBoard Companion

2. Goldilocks SmartBoard Companion

3. Bees Flippy Flap

4. Butterfly Flippy Flap

5. American Symbols Flippy Flap

Head on over and check out some great products for a great deal! Hope you are enjoying the rest of your winter break! I will be back next year with some fun surprises that I have planned so stay tuned!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

It's The Great Choice Giveaway

I just wanted to stop by and tell you about an amazing giveaway that I am so excited to be a part of! 

I am teaming up with other sellers to help my dear friend Kathy Simpson from Sunshine and Lollipops to help her celebrate 1,000 followers!!!!

This is a giveaway you don't want to miss. It is a giveaway of your choice! You can pick any gift card that you want to anywhere!!! Now scroll down to enter The Great Choice Giveaway!!!

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Gobble the Goodie: Fall Counting Freebie

I am linking up with some amazing friends to bring you another month of fun ideas, freebies and giveaways!

It is fall time and I absolutely love everything about the fall, cool weather, hoodies, and all of the fall seasons. However, it's not feeling much like fall here in the Midwest. We are still in the 70s almost everyday. But I will take the warm weather over the snow and ice so let it last as long as it can!

By this time of the school year, the kids are getting a good understand of numbers and counting. Now is the time that we go more in depth with teaching numbers and what each number truly means. We have practiced counting many different ways and I am so proud of how quick they are catching on and how quick they are learning to count and their numbers!

We practiced representing each number using stickers to count. This is a great way to begin teaching that each number in sequence is one more than the previous number. And the kids love adding stickers to their number board!

We also love these counting puzzles from From the Pond. The kids count out the strips then have to glue them in the correct number order to make a picture.

Our number strip puzzles from Christina Mauro are very similar where the kids put the strips in the correct number order. They love doing these when they finish their work early!

Julie Lee also has this amazing counting activity. The kids read the number then count out the correct number of apples to glue to their tree.

I think this was my kids absolute favorite counting activity from The Printable Princess. They made the number out of play dough then had to show the number on the ten frame.  Once they finished the play dough numbers, they had to practice writing the number also.

One of our favorite games was this supper simple game called Mix and Fix. We started out with number cards 0-5. The kids had to put the number cards in order. Then I would call "Mix" and the students mixed them back up. When I called "Fix," the students had to put them back in the correct order as quick as they could. Such a fun way to teach number order.

Anything with food is always a hit. We used candy corn to practice counting and representing different numbers.

Now that we have a good foundation of counting. We are moving on to breaking numbers apart and putting numbers together. This can be a more difficult task so hands on exploration is a great way to teach these concepts.

We start out teaching this concept by just introducing the concept of one more. One way I teach this is by having the students make a tower for the number card they picked. Then they build the same tower but this time they put one more cube on the tower and count how many cubes are in the new tower.

We then move on to putting numbers together. These plate dividers are great for teaching this skill. The students roll a dice and put that many cubes in the first divider. Then they roll the dice again and put that many cubes in the second divider. Then they will put all of the cubes in the big section and build a tower and count how many cubes they have all together.

We then move on to different ways to represent each number. This is a great way to teach number combinations from The Printable Princess. The students put 5 red/yellow counters in a cup, shake the cup of counters, then spill the counters onto the table. They record how many reds and how many yellows they spilled out.

Once we have mastered the shake, spill, record, it is time for the students to create their own number combinations. Students color the pictures in this little flip book to show different number combinations. Then they record the number combination they found.

You can grab this little number combination book for free by clicking below!

We are giving you not 1 but 5 chances to win a $25 TPT gift card!!! Enter below!

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Now head on over to check out some more amazing ideas for the fall and grab some great freebies too! 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Oceans of Steals, Deals, and Giveaways

I am teaming up with some amazing friends this week to bring you our final round of Oceans of Steals, Deals, and Giveaways! Trust me, this is an event that you don't want to miss! There will be new deals, steals, and giveaways every day next week so stop by my Facebook and Instagram page for all of the fun!

Let me give you a little preview so you know what you can expect each day.

Monday you will definitely want to stop by for some $1 deals! Now that's a deal that you can't say no to. I will have 2 BRAND NEW products listed on sale Monday only for $1! You can check them out below. You can also search on TPT using #ManicMonday to find all of these great $1 deals!

Tuesday is half off day! I will have 2 products on sale for 50% off Tuesday only.  I am offering two Flippy Flaps for 50% off. You can check them out below. You can also search on TPT using #Two4Tuesday to find all of these great 50% off deals!


I think Wednesday is the best day ever!!! Who doesn't love FREE!!! This will be a surprise so you will have to check my Facebook page throughout the day. I will have multiple Flash Freebie deals throughout the day. But hurry, these deals will be gone in a Flash! Use #WildWednesday to find these flash freebies on TPT.

It's bundle Thursday! I will have one of my bundles on sale for 20% the already reduced price! This is a deal you don't want to miss! You can check out the bundle below. You can also search on TPT using #ThankfulThursday to find all of these great bundle deals!

Short A Word Family Interactive Notebooks Bundle

Friday is Giveaway day!!!! You can enter to win tons of git cards! Check back on this post on Friday to enter below or check out my Facebook page to enter there too!

Hope you will be able to find some amazing deals this week! We hope you have enjoyed our summer filled of Oceans Steals, Deals, and Giveaway! And check below for all of the other amazing deals from amazing sellers!