Monday, July 29, 2013

FREEBIE!! Monkey Name Plates~Editable

As you know I am working on my Monkey Theme.  Trying to get it finished before we leave on vacation on Sunday.  Can't wait to go on vacation!!!! Beach, Sun and Food!!  My 9th grade son and 8th grade daughter are even more excited then we are!! I decided to put just the name plates in a file so teachers can add the names directly into the computer and then print out.  So check the link and download!!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Freebie to Celebrate New Blog Template!!

I have put off updating my blog template all summer!!  YIKES!!  Where does time go?? Thankfully the wonderful people over at Honey Bunch Blog Design were able to help me out.  They have premade templates as well as custom order templates.  They were awesome to work with.  Picked my design, added some extra buttons and BAM!!!  They uploaded it today!!!  All of this in less that 48 hrs!    They are great!!  If you are in need of a new design, head on over!!

To celebrate  my new blog design.  I am giving away my latest TPT  Back to School item....It is a getting to know your students fun project.   What do you think?? First 3 comments will receive this FREE!!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sneak Peek!!!

I have been busy working on my latest theme!!  I leave for our family vacation in a week (no camping this time!!! Daughter got poison ivy the last time!!), so I want to finish it before I go!  Many of you have been asking for a Monkey Theme... Here is a Sneak Peek!!

Looking forward to finishing this one and on to my next one before the school year starts!!!  I am thinking I see OWLS in the future!!

Friday, July 5, 2013


 Well, I have decided to finally finish my BioBoxz that I used in my classroom this year!  One of my co-teachers had this box on her desk with pictures of her students from a previous year.  My mind instantly starts thinking of a way to make this a fun project for students.  So I played around with it for a while and decided that a biography book would be the perfect fit!

So the BIOBOXZ was born!!  The kids loved working with these and they asked to do it again.  So my teaching partners and I decided that we would each teach a different person from Pa History and each box would be a layer of that person.

 You can find the BIOBOXZ on my TPT store starting today!!!  Want to try it for FREE??? Be the first 5 people to comment below with your email address and I will send it to you!  All I ask that you give it a rating in my TPT store.  Thanks!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Organization Ideas for me to try!!

July already!!!  Seriously!!  I usually give myself till July until I start thinking about the next school year. We have had nothing but humid, rainy weather here in the Northeast!

 One area that I really want to do better is to take Anecdotal Notes.  I found this awesome blog called Eberhart's Explorers where she had some great organizational ideas.  I can't wait to try this one.  Take a clipboard and use mailing labels to write about the students.  Put the mailing label on an index card
and use it to refer back for Parent Teacher Conference and report cards.

Plus the clipboard is so cute!!!  I really need to redo mine!  Unfortunately, I have a junky classroom set!!  That is a lot of recovering!