Friday, August 23, 2013

Five for Friday August 23rd

1.  I started back to school yesterday and today with professional development both days. 

2.  Here is what my classroom looks like right now:

3. I have NO billeting boards started or complete!  However, I do have great ideas for all of them (4). That is my goal on Monday morning first thing!!

4. Here is my puppet center from I got it with my bonus points several years ago. 

5. Here are the other pictures of my unfinished classroom!  Please wish me luck next week as I have LOTS of ideas and know what I want to do but need the time to get it all done!!

What do you think? Can I get it finished before Open House on Thursday??

Enjoy your weekend and be sure to link up with Doodle Bugs.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Tried it Tuesday - Exciting!

Oh my gosh! I can't believe I am actually linking up for Tried It Tuesday!

The idea of a Juice Box Robot came from a silly email my husband got about the 80s or something but when I researched it on Pinterest...oh my!  {HERE} is the search I did on Pinterest!  Too much to pick from so I just decided to go with applesauce, juicebox, mini raisin boxes and laffy taffys.   I wanted to get apple juice boxes but they came in a pack of 8 and Hi-C was a pack of 10 and cost about the same or a little less.  They still need some googly eyes and a spoon strapped on the back.  I have one size eyes, but hubby said he liked the example that had 2 different sized eyes, so I have to hit the craft store! 

Here is my robot army!! :)
 (sorry for the glare!  That's the first bit of sunlight we have seen in 48 hours due to rain and dark clouds!)

This is an up close look!  
Since my husband and I are both teachers, I get to make double the crafts!!  I made 50 of these suckers (27 for hubby and 23 for me).  That's a lot! But my precious 2 year old helped line up the raisins and stack the applesauce.  It was a fun bonding experience on the second rainy day in a row.  I needed something different to entertain her!  

I made these welcome cards to attach as well. I haven't passed them by hubby yet, but pretty sure I'll use the purple ones for my robots!! :)

Click here for your free copy from my TpT store!!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to head over to Fourth Grade Flipper and link up for Tried it Tuesday or just to check out other's ideas!!

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Beginning of the Year Literacy Pack - And TpT Sale!!!

I just finished this product!  I'm so excited!  I had a vision this morning and this is what it turned in to.  I can't believe it is actually finished and is my first Literacy product in my store.  

Here are the pictures for the whole pack:

The font is from Kevin and Amanda!
The frame graphic is from The 3AM Teacher!
The cute scrappy kids are from Graphics From the Pond because I'm a Clipart Addict!!

You can get this pack for free right now by leaving a comment with your email address and tell me how you will use this in your classroom.  I will send it to those who comment!!!

If you miss the freebie, it is on sale right now in my TpT store where you can get an additional 8% off until tomorrow.  Go get it while you can!!! (click the image to get to my store)

Happy Shopping everyone!!!

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

TpT BtS13 Sale - My Store 20% off Sat-Mon!!

Button by Ink N Little Things
Ok, I know I am late on this and you all know that the Teachers Pay Teachers sale starts tonight at midnight!!!  I hope you are stocking up your wishlist and shopping cart to be ready!  Be sure to add the sale code at checkout {BTS13}  I have put my store on sale beginning today and will not end until the 20th at midnight eastern time.  That means if you miss the TpT sale where you can earn an additional 10% off, you can still get my products on sale for 20% off for an extra day!  So check out my store especially if you are looking for some great math games/activities to use in Math Work Stations.  I hope to create and add more new products this school year.  
Frame by The 3AM Teacher
Font by Kevin and Amanda
If you like what you see, follow me to be updated when I throw a sale of post a new product!!
Happy shopping!!!!
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Back to School - Roll and Color

Hello!  It has been a long time since making a new product (aside from my freebie for the blog hop) but I have to try to wrap my head around the kindergarten standards again and think of new things to create!  I have a good feeling most of this will happen during the school year.  With that said, I have decided to make a Roll and Color Pack that features numbers 1-6, basic shapes (rectangle, circle, triangle, square), and color words (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, brown, pink. white).  
Here is a preview of my pack!  Click {HERE} or the image to get your copy.  It's only $2.00.

Here is a close up of the Roll and Color recording pages:

I left these pages white with little color so they would be more printer friendly!

And if you have read this far, you are a lucky winner!  I will give this pack away for free to the first 5 people to comment about how you might use this pack in your classroom this year.  

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New Button - Instead of Classroom Pictures - Pictures Tomorrow!!

Hello!  I have decided to share with you my new blog button since I have not even begun to set up my classroom much less take pictures.  Today's topic for the linky comes one day too short because I have plans to go in tomorrow morning to start working on my NEW classroom!!  I will be sure to take pictures and get them posted tomorrow with the other topic's post. it is:

I have finished making my new button to match my blog makeover. The font is from Kevin and Amanda.  The background is from The Enlightened Elephant.
And the bunting banner is from Gracie's Graphics.

I'm sorry if you clicked to visit just for pictures of my classroom.  Please come back to see them tomorrow!!!!  

Now you can link up too:

See you tomorrow!!

Christin - The Shifting Teacher :)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Meet the Teacher - Teacher Work Week '13 {Linky}

1. I absolutely love my job as a teacher!  It is an amazing feeling to know that I am so happy doing my job.

2. I have been married 4 years to an amazing husband who also teaches elementary. We love being on the same "teacher schedule" during the year but especially in the summer!!!

3. Which leads me to the next fact....neither of us work in the summer.  We simply play and love in our 2 year old daughter.

4. My daughter loves to play outside and go to story time. We don't get to do story time during the school year so she really looks forward to it.

5. I do almost all of the grocery shopping for our family.

6. We try to eat mostly organic, healthy meals.

7. My favorite color is blue!!

8. I am so excited to return to teaching kindergarten and am even more excited to start at a new school in my county. The staff has already been welcoming with open arms!

9. This summer I have found a new love for Yoga. I have never been convienced that it would be a good workout but since watching Elissa on Big Brother this summer, I tried it again and am totally in love!

10. I LOVE being a mom!  It is the best thing in the world!!!

Well, I hope you learned a little more about me. It's your turn. Head on over and link up to tell us more about yourself!

And just in case you can't link up today, here is the list of topics for the week.