Another giveaway!! You don't wanna miss this!!

Click HERE to check out First Grade Best's *awesome* giveaway....a Very Hungry Caterpillar bag, hardcover book, and plush caterpillar!!!


KinderKaren is having a *giveaway*! You could win a Bug Unit that's perfect for spring! Check it out!! Click HERE.


Behavior Management - Easter Eggs

Rachelle, over at What The Teacher Wants, had an *awesome* idea for behavior management. Click HERE to read her post. I started this today and the kids LOVED it! They couldn't wait for me to say, "Time to pick an egg!". They were so excited about the prizes, too. :)


Easter Making Words and ABC Order

Hi everyone! I'm planning on doing some Easter activities this week. Here are two that I made for making words and ABC order. Hope you can use them!

Making Words

ABC Order

Have a great week!


*Another Countdown Giveaway*

Hadar, from Outfitted and Inspired, is giving away a *second* cute countdown sign! Click the button below!


What a day...

Is it summer yet???

Ugh. Today was the first day of state testing. First and second graders don't have to test this year, but all teachers were switched around so that none of the teachers were testing their own classes. So, I had to test an upper grades class. And boy am I exhausted! It is so tiring to just stand, and stand, and stand some more...and not do a thing!

Time for a nap! Then back to it tomorrow...

I'm worn out!


DOUBLE giveaway!

The talented ladies behind KindergartenWorks and Mrs. Wills Kindergarten Blog are having a DOUBLE giveaway! You could win 7 literacy center packets! Click the button below to check it out...you can submit up to 5 entries!!!


7 of my favorite things!

Katie, at Persnickety Pickles, is having a linky party! Share 7 of your favorite things and they can't be school related.

This won't be hard for me as I've been on Spring Break all week and haven't done a thing for school! Guess I better get in gear since tomorrow there will be 20 smiling faces waiting for me.

Okay, 7 of my favorite things...

1. Spending time with my hubby and our pups. This week has been awesome. Hubby goes to school in the evenings, so we have had all day, every day to hang out and just do whatever!

2. Coke Zero. I have learned to love it. It tastes *almost* as good as Coke. (Okay, not really.) But it has zero calories!

3. Pretzel M&M's. I seriously almost have to buy a pack every time I go in Wal-mart, or Target, or any store...

4. Puzzles. Crosswords, word searches, sudoku...I love them! It's good to get the ol' brain thinking!

5. Purses! I have about a bajillion, but always need a new one! Haha!

6. Reading. Since I was a little girl I have always loved to curl up with a good book. My favorite authors are Nicholas Sparks and Karen White. I'm currently reading...

7. Makeover shows. It can be people, houses, cars...I love seeing the transformations!

Now head over to Persnickety Pickles and join in!!


A $100 Giveaway!!!

It almost sounds too good to be true!

First Grade Factory is having a giveaway and you have the chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Learning is Fun!!

Check it out! Click the button below!


Still in shopping mode...

So, I didn't make it to Dollar Tree yesterday, but I did hit up Big Lots today. Luckily, I didn't spend TOO much money.

Here's one of my great finds...

30 sheets = 760 stickers!! The whole pack was only $4!

Did I need anymore stickers, let alone 760? Of course not, but if you're like me, you can never have enough. :)


Second trip to Target this week...

and it's only Tuesday! What can I say? I'm addicted to the Target Dollar Spot. I had to go and just "check" to see if there was anything new. I found these cuties.

Then I picked up some more of these. I already had one of each, plus one with a lion.

And last but not least...

I'm in love! I've had a jungle theme for my classroom each year. A few years ago, Target had a ton of small rugs and pillows and I really racked up. Amazingly, they are still in good condition. However, I couldn't pass these up.

I'm thinking tomorrow deserves another Dollar Tree trip...

Can you tell I want to win something?!?

An awesome blogger, Mrs. Patton at Patton's Patch, is teaming up with another awesome blogger, Brooke Perry at Primary Perspective, to host a super giveaway!

Check it out!! Or don't! 'Cause I really hope I win! :)



Another great giveaway! Enter to win a fantabulous pirate unit!


Summer Break Here I Come!

Are you counting down the days yet??? I know I am!! My kids have worn me out this year. We have 30 days left and I can't wait! So, what better way to count down to summer vacation than this little cutie?

Hadar, at Outfitted and Inspired, created this gem and is giving it to one lucky winner! She'll even let you choose the background color! Go over and check it out!!!


Getting Started!

Hi! I am just starting out in the world of blogging. This is something VERY new for me! The doing my own blog thing. (I have been "stalking" many teacher blogs for awhile now) Thanks to my stalking I have so many *wonderful* resources. Hopefully, I will be able to give back!

Here is a "student" scavenger hunt I made for my firsties to do when we go back to school after spring break! (The fonts look better once you open with Word.)

Click HERE to download.