Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Educents Bundle!!



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 Aloha friends!! I am so excited to announce that Educents.com is having a HUGE back-to-school blowout sale and I am going to be featured in one of the curriculum bundles! From July 30 - August 2 (Wednesday - Saturday), they are bringing back all of their favorite and most popular bundles for INSTANT download at up to 77% OFF! There is something for everyone and it is their BIGGEST sale of the year! Take a peak into what is on sale! Tell your friends, because there is something for everyone who teaches children in PreK-8th grade!

School Year Curriculum Bundle (Grades 2-3) - 74% OFF

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The Grades 2-3 bundle features my Differentiated Spelling Lists.


This is a WHOLE year of spelling lists using phonics, patterns and word families.  The first list is a basic list that helps your students to feel successful.  The second list is a challenge list for your students who need more.  This is one of my best selling items and I use it every year.

If you interested in learning more check out this post {HERE}.

If you are looking to save for Back To School then head over to Educents right now!!

Don't Miss It!




Sunday, July 20, 2014

Presents For My Team

Aloha everyone!!  Well it is that time of year again where I head back into my classroom and start setting up.  How did my summer go by so fast!?


So  I have one week, this week, to get my classroom in order before I officially report next Monday.  

I haven't done much this summer in the way of creating.  I spent some time having Jamberry parties and a lot of time just hanging out with family and friends.  All in all it was a pretty good summer!

One thing I did this last week was to get some gifts ready for my 2nd grade team.  This year there are only 3 of us and I wanted to give them something I know that they will use.


Doesn't every teacher need a cute planner!!  I actually asked them to choose which style they wanted so they know what they are getting.  I wanted a new planner too, so I found some cute digital papers from Christi Fultz and created something brand new for myself.  I love it!!




I went with a fun font on the inside and used all the different digital papers in the pack to make each section different.


For some reason when my printer prints double sided it misses the bottom section on the first page it prints.  I am not really worried about it and I don't think my teammates will mind.




For each quarter I used a different design similar to what I did with my Cool Colors planner.


I included our SS and Science standards for our district for  each quarter.


I edited the planner pages and added times and dates.


The grade book has an area for assessments and daily grades.



And finally I have a calendar in the back.  I added some inspirational quotes on each page.


I made this planner a little different from the others and left all the text editable!

I kind of want to spend another week just designing new planners!!  My teammates are getting my Cool Colors planner and the Modern Floral planner.


These planners are all available in my TpT shop.

If you are looking for a fun gift for your teammates or teacher buddies but not interested in putting together a planner, check out this post from last year.


If you are headed back to the classroom this week I hope it goes smoothly!! If you are still on break enjoy every minute!!  

I linked up with Tara's Monday Made It.  Go check out all the other great projects!!




Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Workin' It Wednesday

Aloha my friends!!  Thanks for stopping by for another edition of Workin' It Wednesday!!


I have to admit I haven't really worked out since I came back from Vegas :(  Actually I did get a surf in this morning and it was really beautiful!!  It is so peaceful out in the water especially in the morning.





My turtle friends always pop up and say hello :)

This is my last week at home before I head to my class next week!
I went to Target for some groceries and ended up with a little bit more!


The back to school shopping has begun!!

I also started working on a updating a few products.  

I received a request to make my Common Core Standard Posters in a Nautical Theme.


I am still working on the math standards.  Hopefully they will be done next week!!  I also had a request to make one standard per page for my Chevron Posters.  I updated the Language Arts and added a bit of clipart to the cover :)


I should have spent the summer redoing all of these, but  I am happy that I took a break from creating.

Back To School is going to come quickly and I am excited for a new year, I just don't want to stress out too soon!!

So what have you been working on this week!! Hopefully something that makes you happy :)


Make sure to link up and share!!




Sunday, July 13, 2014

Trip of A Lifetime!!

Aloha my wonderful friends!!  For the past two years I have been blogging and making virtual friends. I often talk about people and say "Well my friend in California has a great blog or idea that you should try"or I talk about a friend in Spain who is having a baby, or a friend I will be meeting up with in Vegas!

Many of these friends were in Vegas this week and can I say it was so wonderful and amazing to finally meet them!!  I cannot describe the feeling and camaraderie we all felt.  It was like we were old friends who hadn't seen each other in awhile!!


I am pretty sure I have added a few more wrinkles to my eyes from all of the laughing and smiling!!

This tiny collage is only a snippet of all of the amazing people I met!!  I was also thrilled to finally meet up with all of my collaborative blog buddies from the Primary Chalkboard!


Many of us roomed together and it was like a big slumber party filled with tons of laughs and giggles.

I was also able to attend the LOVE show at the Mirage with Tanja from Journey of a Substitute Teacher , Jen from Hello Mrs. Sykes and Jessica from Second Grade Nest!!  It was my first Cirque show and I loved every minute!!





The highlight of the trip was our final day at the TpT conference.


I believe there were over 500 teachers/bloggers here and it was truly amazing!!


Paul Edelman the founder of TpT was our first speaker and he was such a good sport and took a picture with Paul on a stick!  I was roommates with the hilarious ladies who took all the fun photos!!
If you are on instagram you can check out his adventures in Vegas at #imwithpaul.

Paul gave an amazing speech about how he founded the company and what it has become today. Truly inspiring!

Next came the sweet and humble Deanna Jump.



There was not a dry eye in the house after she spoke!! 

I spent the day attending sessions from some of my favorite sellers and chatting with so many teachers.

I came home with lots of new friends and memories that will last a lifetime!  

I also came home with some pretty awesome swag!!





It was a great way to wrap up my summer and get me ready for a brand new year!!  Yup, next week I head back into my classroom to start setting up, but kids don't start until August 1st.

So this week I plan to finish my personal lesson planner and finish a product that I have been working on.  Hopefully I will get in some surf time as well ;)

I hope your week was a fabulous one as well!! I have linked up with A Burst of First.  Head over to her blog to check out everyone's adventures!!






Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Workin' It Wednesday In Vegas!

Aloha friends!! As you read this I am in Las Vegas!!  I left my surfboard and beach gear at home!!


I will be here until Saturday meeting and greeting so many teachers that I have gotten to know over the past few years.  It is like summer camp for grown ups!!



I am staying at the Palazzo with some of my buddies from The Primary Chalkboard.  If you follow me on Instagram I will be posting there.



When I get back I will share how I was Workin' It in Vegas :)

Please link up and share what you have been Workin' on this week!!





Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Vegas Baby!

Aloha my wonderful friends!! I am heading to  Las Vegas for the 1st ever TeachersPayTeachers Conference! 
I will be meeting up with teachers and bloggers from around the WORLD. How cool is that?!
Not to mention, my girls (and Greg) from The Primary Chalkboard! 





If you will not be in Vegas with us, what better way to celebrate than with a SALE?! 
We are hosting a *Las Vegas Style* Double or Nothing Sale and linky party!!

20% off my whole store July 10th and 11th!

It's the perfect time to stock up on tons of goodies for Back To School!!


My Word Problem Bundle will be a bargain!!


Differentiated Spelling Pack


All of my Common Core I Can Statements


Parts of Speech Posters


and all of my Editable Lesson Planners.

Head over to my TpT store on Thursday and Friday to stock up!!

I am hoping to go home with a few extra dollars in my pocket (Jackpot Baby!), some great new teaching ideas and amazing memories!!

If you are a TpT seller then you can link up with us and join in the fun!!