Saturday, July 30, 2016

Back to School Giveaway and FREEBIE!

Getting ready to go back to school? Enjoy a few back to school FREEBIES, ideas, favorite back to school must haves, and enter a giveaway for a $10 TPT gift card! 

When school approaches, I scour the local dollar stores to collect bins, bins, and more bins for the classroom.  I find I use them for everything! Some ideas are turn in bins for work, scrap bins for the artsy days, and to hold our library books since it’s one less item in their desk. 
I also love to plan out my week with a bin to hold the work for each day of the week. Did you know that you can order from the Dollar Store online and they deliver it to your local store?  So easy!

For my book bins, I love to label them.  If you’re looking for some great labels, check out the Editable Labes in my TPTstore.  Here’s a sample of some of the labels in my Ultimate Edition. 

Additional themed and solid color
 labels as available as well. 
I also create custom labels- just ask!

When students enter on the first day, I find it helpful to have a coloring sheet or something for kids to do while I’m collecting supplies. 
There are sheets for Pre-K through Third Grade and a generic Welcome to Our Class! 

My favorite back to school item: 
Paper-mate Mechanical Pencils with 1.3 lead 
Seriously a game- changer for those who hate goinbg through pencils at a ridiculous rate.  They are always sharp and kids never want to lose their fancy pencil!

My a-ha moment and new must have: 

    Click here  to find out 
how to make glue sponges  for your class!

Now for the fun part!  Enter for a chance to win a $10 Tpt card to get you started for the new school year!  
Have a great one!

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

July Pinterest Pick 3 Linky!

I’m joining up with Marissa from the Inspired Owl's Corner, Lisa from PAWSitively Teaching, and  Ashley from Just Reed! for the Pinterest Pick 3 Linky.  Come join the fun in finding some fresh ideas for July!

Since most of us are already out of school, I choose a combination of fun/school items that will be great to kick off to the summer.

For those of you with kids, nieces, nephews, etc  Here’s a fun calendar with lots of great ideas for summer activities to keep the little ones occupied.  

I also saw this shark game which was too cute not to share!

Here’s a little something for you to sit back and enjoy the summer.  It’s perfect for July 4th!
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Here's a fun drink for the kids!

Even though summer might be in full swing, I know there’s a little part of you that’s still thinking about getting ready for school in September. So, when I saw these bags, I thought they would be an easy-to-make welcome back bag to fill with goodies of your choice!