Monday, July 21, 2014
Have you been shopping like crazy for your classroom for this upcoming school year? I have been seeing lots of posts of some great deals many of you are finding. I haven't found many amazing deals out there yet but I am
guessing hoping they will start in August around here. School doesn't start back up until September 2nd. Since I will be on maternity leave from September - December I think it has helped me tame my back to school shopping. I love any excuse to shop. I love that Elizabeth over at Kickin It In Kindergarten is sharing some of the items that she has purchased and wants you to share items from your recent shopping carts.
Okay. So let's check out some of the items that I have bought recently...
My largest purchase recently was my new laptop I had to buy this weekend. My last laptop just crashed on me. It went to bed & never woke up. Tear. I HAD to get a new one so I can continue blogging, creating TPT items (which I haven't done in a good bit.), and keeping up with school stuff in general. I am going today to pick up my recovered files from my old computer.
You would think these Composition notebooks would be on the supply list for my grade 4 students to bring but they are not. The other teachers don't use them so they are not included. I found some pretty awesome interactive notebooks that I plan on trying out this year so I purchased some Composition notebooks for my kiddos so we can create an Interactive Writing Notebook and L.A. Interactive Writing Notebook. I also plan to do a Math Interactive Journal. Is that too many interactive journals?!? I don't know...You tell me. This is going to be a first for me. We will just play in by ear.
I know these are TPT products but these Interactive Notebooks were purchased recently for my class this year. I really hope the kiddos enjoy them and they become really helpful. We need to work on our writing BIG time. Give me your opinion on Interactive Notebooks if you implement them in your class.
Now this item below is in my IKEA cart online but I plan on buying it this summer. That still counts right. LOL.
I need this bookshelf/bench for my classroom desperately. Picture a classroom with nothing in it and that is my classroom. Literally. When I moved to Canada I gave away pretty much all personal classroom furniture and my cool comfy reading chairs. While I got to bring all my books & smaller classroom manipulatives I had to leave the big stuff. Last year I shared a classroom with another teacher so I got to use her stuff. This year I am back to the bare bones. I would plan to buy this shelf and add some cushions on top for reading spots. Hmmm... I should just get the hubs to make something like this. Maybe I will.
This is also in my virtual shopping cart. I want to buy a carpet for my classroom. Target just has the best carpets that have that modern look.
So that's it for my shopping purchases/list. What are some things that you have bought for your classroom this year?
Oh & don't forget... Christmas in July is still going on.
Today is Day 7. The Language Arts Morning Work #2 is the feature of the day.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Are you a kindergarten or first grade teacher that teaches or reviews a different letter each week? Or even a different letter a day? If so than my deal of the day may be great for you. In my classroom I have a letter tree which turns into a word &/or a vowel tree after we learn a different letter each week. On my palm tree (some use an apple tree) I put the letter of the week at the top & then place 5-6 pictures that begin with that letter on the tree around the letter of the week. I made the Letter of the Week Picture Cards for my letter tree & put it on TPT to share with you guys in case you also have a letter tree. If you don't have a letter tree these can also be great for a beginning sound sort.
Get 20% off of this Letter of the Week Picture Cards product today.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
So it's day three of the Christmas in July Sale. Have you bought lots of goodies?
Are you stocking up on back to school goodies? If so, you don't want to miss out in this goodie. Get 20% off the Back to School unit for today.
This Back to School pack offers 344 pages of great activities for Language Arts, Math and Reading. You will find activities that address skills in learning names, addition, subtraction, counting, letters, sounds, reading, getting to know classmates, learning about rules, syllables, sentences, writing, patterns and missing letters. I find this unit perfect for a kindergarten and first grade classroom.
The skills in this unit meets the Common Core Standards.
The skills in this unit meets the Common Core Standards.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
It's day #2 of the Christmas in July Sale and you can grab this Ocean Theme Class Decor for 20% off today. Since The Day the Monster Came to School item didn't get put on sale until later yesterday you still have the chance to grab it for 20% off today as well.
Stay tuned for tomorrow because the Back to School Unit will be 20% off of $7.00 and is normally $10.00. Now I have to go do some more shopping. :)
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Oh man... talk about a busy day. Well not in the sense of moving around but in the sense of having all these people contact me about clothes I am trying to get rid of. I am cleaning out my closet. This prego body of mine is just tired of seeing all my "skinny" clothes. lol. I have been trying to write this blog post all flippin' day and I keep getting interrupted. Ugh! At least I am getting my closet cleaned out.
Now, for what I love most... Sales! I am sure you have seen lots of people posting about their Christmas in July sale. Well, I am having one too! And yes, I know I am late but that is why I will have my The Day the Monster Came to School on sale today and tomorrow. You can grab this favourite item from my TPT Store for 20% off. This product is great for back to school and teaching manners.
Big thanks to those lovelies over at Blog Hoppin for hosting this Christmas in July Sale!
Now... Let's just keep our fingers crossed that I get a new laptop tomorrow. Since my computer crashed yesterday I found that blogging via my I Phone isn't the easiest.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Well I never thought I'd think it was hot in Canada but it sure has been really warm these past few days. I would not survive in the South as a pregger. Lol... I see that many of you had a blast in Vegas this past week & I am jealous! I really wanted to go but was too scared to fly & be so far away with only 7 weeks to go until this little babe is suppose to make her appearance. Give or take a few days of course. While many of you got to party it up in Vegas this is what I've been up to....
Oh just getting bigger over here... Ha... Beep beep! Wide load coming through.
Most of us in the school had to pack up our classrooms & move to different rooms the last few days so I got this room. It's a tad bit smaller & needs a good bit of work. I had those yucky old green chalkboards & painted them with black chalkboard paint.
See... Look at all that work that needs to be done. Since the school doesn't have a/c you will not find my bum in the classroom until August. This room needs a lot of tlc.
I traded in my little Corolla & got me a mom vehicle. I love it!
And these past few days I've been getting the nursery ready for our little princess. Here's a glimpse of work in progress.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
I am participating in Desiree's Canada Day Sale over at Reading with Mrs. D. The sale is running from June 28th - July 2nd. You can find all of my Teachers Pay Teachers products for 20% off, along with 40% all of my Teacher Notebook products.
Looking for a freebie? Why not... Everyone loves a freebie or TWO!
For you Canadians who also teach kinder you can grab this set of Alberta Curriculum standards for free until July 2nd. This set is usually $10.00. Since I am switching from kindergarten to grade 4, I am in the process of creating grade 4 standards.
This FREEBIE can be used for everyone in any of the lower elementary grades. The Day the Monster Came to School is a top seller in my TPT store so don't miss out of this FREEBIE while it's available until July 2nd.
Head over to Reading with Mrs. D to check out some other freebies!