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Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Obsessions Linky!

I am in love with all of the linky parties going on and since it is summer I figure why not join in! This is a fun linky all about my current obsessions! Go on over to Living A Wonderful Life to link up your obsessions!

1. Trader Joe's Movie Theater Popcorn! Seriously...I am obsessed with this snack! I do not go to the movies often, but I love movie theater popcorn! This popcorn is AmAzInG! Same taste, but not overloaded with butter! 

2. Blankets! I swear my family thinks I am crazy...we live in Arizona so why would I obsess over blankets? I do not know, but I love them! I could buy one almost everywhere I go! 

3. My iPhone! Now...this is a new thing in my life. Even though I was born into the age of technology I just entered the world of smart phones less than 2 weeks ago! Crazy! I totally love it though! Being able to check my emails and send picture mail is wonderful! ( old phone could not even send pictures...that is a little embarrassing!)

4. Classroom Decor/Teacher Store Shopping! I spend every waking moment thinking of what I could do to my future classroom for 20-something firsties this August! I am always looking at online stores and seeing what good deals are out there! I cannot wait to see how all of the ideas in my head turn out in real life! 

Since I am new to this what are some of your favorite places to shop for some classroom stuff? 

Hope you all are having a great day! I will probably be back tomorrow with another linky! WooHoo!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Great Resources Linky!

I love linky parties! The very sweet Kelley from Teacher Idea Factory is hosting a wonderful linky right now called Rockin' Resources! This is the perfect thing for a new teacher! I am loving seeing all of the things other teachers cannot live without!

So here we go with some of my favorite resources!

1. The Target dollar section has to be the best thing ever! Every time I go to Target I have to stop by and see if there is anything I can pick up, wether it be as simple as magnets and pencils to buckets and tubs! I just love it! And as a first year teacher...I cannot beat the prices!

2. Online resources are definitely a must! Amazon is amazing for getting cheap books for thematic units! has to have some of the greatest resources around for the classroom! The activities section is AMAZING! Also, I LOVE the songs! At the beginning of my student teaching semester I knew the students were going to be working on space so I started looking around and this website and the cutest song about the planets! I can still see and hear my students singing it!

3. On the note of music and songs! (It is kind of a theme here...) I love youtube! I did not know that some schools can allow privilege to this website and the school I student taught at did! My wonderful cooperating teacher did the best morning calendar on the smart board and she incorporated songs from youtube! Songs about money, time, days of the week, months of the year, place value, name it! 


4. One of the coolest things I stumbled upon was HeidiSongs! I really fell in love with the phonics songs! O and O go oo oo oo like a monkey, like a monkey! They get stuck in my head so easily and I will be humming them at random times! I can only imagine how much fun students would have with the singing and the movements! Here is the oo video on youtube! 

5. Scrappin Doodles and Fonts are another resource that I love because they are how I make all of these fun resources for my students! I love getting ideas from the cute clipart and turning it into a product! I would have never created my Oinking Cowboys activity if I had not been scrolling through Scrappin Doodles and seen the cute pig cowboys! This ties back to TpT which has been a great resource for me as I begin teaching! 

Anyways...I am sure I could go on, but these are some of my favorites! If you would like to link up and share your favorite resources remember to stop by Kelley's Teacher Idea Factory to share! Hope everyone is having a great week! 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Time to Celebrate with a SALE!

I know I have been out of the blogging loop for a what seems like a very long time! I was busy with graduation, YAY!...

(I had to share my cap! It was a last minute thing, but I am so glad I did it!)

...and my birthday and interviews and a million other things! So with all this excitement I thought it would only be fit to join some fellow teachers in having a Memorial Day sale at my TpT store!

Head on over to Kindergarten Lifestyle to see who else is having a sale!!! I hope you all have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Blog Button!

YAY! I am so exited! Yesterday, while I was browsing some of my favorite blogs I saw this post about a Free Blog Button! Leslie from Kindergarten Works was so sweet and created me a custom button for my blog! So, without further ado, my new blog button!

Next to get it onto my sidebar! Thank you all for your continued support! 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Gotta' love a Sale!

Yes, I caved and had a little bit of shopping fun over at TpT! I picked up some things that I think will be perfect for next year! I have also enjoyed making a few new things that I posted during the sale!

I also thought I would go through and share some of the great things I have bought during the sale!
Thank you Erica for the cute graphic! Link up on her blog what you got!

I bought First Grade Fever by Christie Spelling Word Fun! I have been eyeballing this one for a while and I am so excited I finally got it! 

And last, but not least, I bought Hope King's iPoetry: A Poetry Unit!

Thank you all for hosting a sale so I could get some great materials for next year! I will be set as a first year teacher!!! Head on over to my TpT store to see what I have on sale until tonight!

P.S. My giveaway for new followers is almost over! Click here for more details! Thank you for your support!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Teacher Appreciation!

So as you all probably know TpT is having a huge sale from today until May 8th! I thought I would hop on board and throw a sale at my store too!
Head over to my TpT store to see what you can stock up on! 

I am working on some new activities that I hope to have done today! Stay tuned for those! 

Also, time is running out my blog follower giveaway is almost over! Check here for details!

Have a wonderful Sunday! It's almost summer!