Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mega Back to School Giveaway

Y'all must go check out this awesome Back to School Giveaway over at First Grade Fanatics.  Erin and Leslie have put together an amazing giveaway packed full of back to school essentials... and they asked me to be a part of it!  The giveaway runs August 16-20 and the two winners will receive 22 different items!!  SU-WEET!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Lost Crayons?

I know each and every one of you teachers out there has this problem... lost crayons.  It's amazing how these things can just grow legs and walk out of their boxes, but it happens.  I've always had one big crayon box for these misfit crayons where students can go retrieve them as they need a color.  My problem with this is that finding that one special crayon can take forever!  My fix to this problem?  Individual color cans-- each color crayon has its own lost can so you just go and grab the color you need quickly.  Just train your kids at the beginning of the school year to put any crayons they find on the floor in the correct color can so it's ready when someone needs it.  {Be sure to teach them to politely ask someone who is coloring right by the crayon if it is theirs before taking it to the lost cup.  Some kiddos are just too eager to 'help'.}

Head on over to my TPT store and grab this lil' {freebie} for your classroom!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Back to School Sale

It's that time of year... back to school.  {Although, I've seen some of you have already had your first day back.  CRAZY!}  Now is the time to stock-up on all of the teacher-created materials perfect for your classroom this year.  Seriously, I love TPT!!!  Who knows better than teachers what teachers need?!

I'm offering 20% off every item in my store today and tomorrow.  Plus, TPT is offering a coupon for an extra 10% off!  Just click the picture to go to my store.  Be sure to use the promo code BTS12 when you check out.  Happy shopping!

I just posted a new classroom decor unit this weekend.  If you like polka dots and chevron stripes like I do, you'll want to check it out!

And totally unrelated to school, I just got my first Birchbox in the mail yesterday!  I think I'm hooked thanks to Kate.  :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

I Love Makeovers!

I've been watching a lot of makeover shows this summer... What Not To Wear and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition to name a couple.  Stacy and Clinton can really work wonders!  Well, with all of these makeovers going on I decided to get a makeover for my blog!  Let me tell you, Erin can work wonders with a blog design!  Erin is a teacher like all of us so she really gets what a teaching blog needs.  Check out her blog Creating & Designing if you're interested in a little revamp of your own.  She can do a complete overhaul or just a little sprucing up.  I love what she came up with for my blog and she was super easy to work with.  Ahhhh, it feels so fresh!  :)