Thursday, November 28, 2013

Giveaways--Last Day to Enter and Winners!

Hi friends and Happy Thanksgiving!

I am having a great time visiting with family and eating LOTS of food. And online shopping (of course). I hope you all are having an amazing holiday also!

I wanted to write a quick post to announce the winners of my 'Tis the Season Math and Literacy Centers and remind you that today is the last day to enter the Tieks Giveaway!

The winners of my new Christmas centers are....

 Congrats to #9 Heather and #1 Roxanne! Congrats ladies check your email!

Don't forget to enter my Tiek's Giveaway! It ends tonight at midnight!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas Centers Giveaway

I have finally finished my 'Tis the Season Centers. Y'all... these took me a MONTH to finish. I am so glad to be done and I love how they turned out! Stick around until the end of this post for a chance to win it!

There are six math and six literacy centers included in this set--all common core aligned! It is "Christmas" themed but I tried to make it so that the activities could be used even if you can't technically celebrate Christmas in your classroom. Here is a look at what centers are in this set...

I will be using these after Thanksgiving so I will add pictures of them in action then!

While you are here, be sure to enter my Tieks $100 Giveaway! You can also see my review of Tieks here. These shoes are seriously the. best.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Did you see my Pumpkin Pie Tasting Freebie? It is perfect for the last few days before Thanksgiving! We will be using it tomorrow. Pictures to come!

Last but not least... leave a comment below with your email address for a chance to win my 'Tis the Season Centers. I will pick winners in the next couple of days! 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tieks Giveaway and a Thanksgiving Freebie!

I know, I know... I'm breaking a huge bloggy rule by posting twice in one day. *gasp* I am such a rebel. =)

I am so jealous of those of you that are on Thanksgiving Break already! We have to go to school until Tuesday. BUT I do have a fun little FREEBIE for those of you who also have a couple of days left.

Did you hear about my Tieks giveaway?! You could win a $100 Tieks gift card! Don't miss it! Click the picture to go to the giveaway.

We have been having some Thanksgiving themed fun this week. We did a fabulous turkey craftivity.

Here is everyone's turkey. Some followed directions better than others... buuuut every single one of them was SO very proud of their turkeys and will not stop asking when they can take them home. You can get this freebie from Doodlebugs here.

We did some thankful writing along with our turkey craft. They did a really nice job of being thankful for things other than toys, candy, etc. 

"I am thankful for God and the teacher."
(Apparently I have no name. Just "the teacher". Haha!)

I have just started using a new software for testing. It is called ESGI (Educational Software for Guiding Instruction). Let me just tell you... it rocks!! It makes testing so much easier and FASTER. Click the logo above to check it out and get a $40 discount with the code B2552! Look for a full review coming soon! 

Last but not least, here is a Thanksgiving freebie for you! We are using it next week. It is a pumpkin tasting and graphing activity! Click the picture to download for free!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Tieks Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Did you see my post about my new fabulous Tieks? These shoes are so great--especially for teachers who are on their feet all. day. long.

If you have read my past few posts... you can see that I have been very obviously hinting about something for a while now. I have been so excited to announce that...

*drum roll*

I am teaming up with Tieks by Gavrieli and giving away a $100 Tieks e-gift card! What better way to show how thankful I am for my followers than a Thanksgiving giveaway?

You can earn up to 7 entries and each one is super quick and simple! Enter using the Rafflecopter below.

Good Luck!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Five for Friday--11.5

I am linking up for Five for Friday! This is kind of a two weeks combined Five for Friday because I missed last week.

Last week we had a little Election Day fun. We read Duck for President. My kiddos (and I) LOVE this book. 

Then to give them a "voting experience", we voted on which movie we would watch for "Fun Friday". (Fun Friday is a reward for students with good behavior throughout the week.) They could not wait to see which movie won!

We are finishing up our letter study over the next couple of weeks. This week we focused on the letter P. The kiddos read a book from Reading A-Z in the format of "P is for _____". I typed the sentences from the book in a mixed up order and the students cut and glued them in the correct order. SO simple but they enjoyed it.

Did you see my post about my new Tieks? You should probably check it out. It has an exciting announcement. Giveaway anyone?!

This is one of my student's writing from this week. She was able to choose what to write about herself.

"I love you God. From ____ to God. (Love God?)"
Isn't that the sweetest thing?! Melted my heart.

This little one also wrote about how her teacher is so pretty and she loves her. *blush*

One of my boys has been making a fashion statement lately...

The next Ralph Lauren maybe? Only time will tell.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tieks for Teachers!

Have you heard of Tieks?

Well... I have FINALLY gotten my first pair and... I am in love! They are absolutely beautiful.

What are Tieks?

What makes them so great you ask? This diagram pretty much sums it up.

The great thing about these shoes is that they are fold-able so that you can take them with you. Easy to pack... easy to change into while out... just easy!

You may think because they are fold-able that they are flimsy and weak. (Not gunna lie... this was my biggest concern before purchasing.) I was pleasantly surprised to find out this is not the case at all! You would never be able to tell they can be folded up while they are on your feet.

They also come in pretty much every possible color you can think of. It was so hard for me to decide which one to get! I love the "Mint" color... but I decided to be practical and go with "Chestnut". I am so glad I did because they are currently out of stock!

Aren't they perfect?!
(I apologize if you are blinded by my ridiculously pale legs.)

They also come in the cutest packaging. ever. I love the "Signature Tiek Blue" box with the PINK (my favorite) flower on top. Someone please help me think of a way to use this flower! It is so pretty.

(The dancer in me automatically noticed the type of rhinestone they used on the flower. If you have ever danced or cheered... you know what I'm talking about--and those stones aren't cheap!)

The shoes come folded neatly inside the box. When you open it for the first time you can smell the leather and you will be in love. Trust me.

Each pair comes with a hand-written card. Can we say amazing customer service?! They are seriously some of the most genuine and helpful business people I have ever communicated with. I cannot even tell you how great they are!

These shoes are on the pricey side due to the high quality of the leather and the fact that they are hand-made. However, I may just be able to help you out a little bit...

You should probably read the card...

Did you catch that? Giveaway?! Make sure you keep checking back so you don't miss out!

Which pair of Tieks are your favorite?