Monday, May 25, 2015

Splish Splash Summertime Blog Hop


Thanks for hopping by! 

Summer may officially start on June 21st, but to me, it starts at 3:30 the day that school ends and the buses are nothing but a faint yellow dot in the distance. 
We only have a few more weeks to go!
I hope all of you have some amazing vacation plans or just plan to relax and enjoy your well-deserved break!

I love the lazy days of summer and always use the time to leisurely catch up on all the things I never get to do during the year.  I love to try to get a vacation in as well, but it's sometimes just enjoying the small things in life that make me the happiest.

I plan to create a summer bucket list with all the things I hope/wish/want to accomplish.  What would be on your list?

Here are a few of mine:

1. Get a chance to stop at a bookstore and read a book or two that people raved about all through the year while I was reading Mo Williems and staying a few chapters ahead in Cam Jansen!

Jennifer Weiner, Emily Giffin, and Joy Fielding are some of my favorite authors.  I love my chick-lit! Check out some of their books:



2. Plans to sit poolside with my dog (wishing this was me!).  There are ocean and pool people and I'm definitely a pool person.  Which one are you?
If my dog had a wish list, this would be on his.  I'm hoping the water in my pool is a bit warmer!  


3. Celebrate my little guy’s 4th birthday! Fellow dog owners will certainly understand. Whether it's a kid's or fur-baby's b-day, everyone loves to celebrate a b-day for someone who's little.




4. Sit by a fire and make some amazing s’mores with these great recipe ideas. The cookie dough S'more had me at hello!

My Must Have (or must get) Summer Items:
I have to get these pillowcases -- now that the alarm clock won’t be going off at the crack of dawn, I should get some much needed sleep!
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I love to hit the pool, so this would be perfect to listen to some tunes while I swim!

My all-time favorite suntan lotion -- I think it’s the scent!




Please enjoy Everything  Birthday! (Editable). It's perfect for the beginning of the year and to keep up all year long.  It also contains a writing activity for children to complete for every child on their birthday!  My kids love this special keepsake!

The file is editable so that you can enter your students birthdays year after year for a birthday display. Students can also graph their friends birthday too!  Hope you and your class have fun with these activities. Feel free to check out more editable items at my store, Josie's Place.

This is a limited time freebie as is all freebies on this blog hop and it will be full price at the end of the hop.  
If you get a chance to leave feedback on TPT, it's greatly appreciated! MANY THANKS!




As an added bonus, grab this Memorial Day emergent reader for FREE!  
Have a wonderful Memorial Day! 
Feedback on TPT is always appreciated!




Enter to win the  *ULTIMATE EDITION* Editable Labels pack.  It was just updated to include 7 MORE styles of labels (in addition to the labels above). 
There are more than 20 styles and 120 labels in all! 

I am definitely a labeler and label EVERYTHING in my class from book bins, guided reading books, journal bins, math manipulatives (click for those already done for you) , tubs, and more.  I laminate the labels and use velcro to attach it to a bin, so I can easily swap out what's in the bin.











CONGRATS TO MARY FOR THE WINNING ENTRY! 
I appreciate everyone entering the contest and as a thank you, these labels will be on sale till Monday.
Feel free to grab them in my store!





Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous summer!


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45 comments:

  1. I'm headed to the bookstore too! Happy summer.

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    1. Pick a good one! Happy summer to you!

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  2. I just love the labels! These would surely help in my quest to become more organized!

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    1. Thank you! Staying organized is always a never ending quest =) Hope they help!

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  3. These labels are great...I would love to be the winner!

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    1. Thank you! Fingers crossed! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. These labels look fabulous! I am always in need of labels. I label everything!

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    1. Thanks and I appreciate your kindness Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Australian Gold + Brain Candy (trashy books) = Summer Vacation!

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    1. Perfect equation.. that should be in the common core =)

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  6. These labels look awesome. I'm excited to start a new school year....of course not before a much deserved summer break.

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  7. The labels look great. Thanks for the birthday resource.

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy the birthday charts and graphs.

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  8. Happy almost summer! I have a few weeks left myself. :)

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    1. Thank you... enjoy the last few weeks of school!

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  9. Love your products! Thanks for the giveaway. =)

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    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate your feedback.

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  10. I had always had a birthday graph in my classroom until this year when we switched math programs. I got busy and never did it. The birthday graph resource is a perfect way for me to display it again next year. Thank you.

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    1. So glad the birthday graph could help you out! It's always great when things work out =) Happy summer!

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  11. Oh, the labels look awesome!!! :)

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    1. Thank you =) and i appreciate you visiting!

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  13. I LOVE that you celebrate your dog's birthday!! I do the same for my furbaby! She will be four years old in July! I hope you have a wonderful summer!

    Warmest Wishes,
    Erin

    www.kinderdragons.blogspot.com

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    1. Our furbabys are the same age- nothing like watching them demolish a 'cake' in 2 secs. Enjoy yours as well and have a fantastic summer!

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  14. Your summer sounds so fun! I love the giant floating bed in the pool i must try and invest in one of those from somewhere for our holidays! I'm trying to find some books that I like to read again, I am struggling for ideas - although i must admit, since having my iPad with me most of the time i just download them onto my kindle these days so i can carry them all on plane journeys and sit by the pool relaxing!!

    Love your labels - so glad to see another label-a-holic. Have a fab summer and enjoy your dogs birthday!!

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    1. Thank you so much. Agreed, the bed is a must have! Have a wonderful summer yourself!

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  15. Love those adorable bin labels!

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  16. What a fun blog hop this is! I hope you have a wonderful summer.

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    1. Thanks... it was a lot of fun to do as well!

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  17. Thanks for sharing those books as I am always looking for something new to read.

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    1. Enjoy them.... I'll be hitting the book store on June 25th!

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  18. Thanks for the fun blog hop! :)

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    1. You're welcome, thanks for stopping by!

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