Monday, August 13, 2012

Catch Up!

As much as I L.O.V.E vacation time and being away from home, there is something about coming home that is so comforting! Nick and I had a great time at the beach eating enough steamed shrimp and crab legs to satisfy me until our next trip! Then a wonderful family wedding in upstate New York. It was gorgeous and it is always fun to be with family! Now it's time to catch up!

First Up..TpT Sale!

Since I was flying and away from a computer/internet/etc. I missed one day of the major TpT sale. Well mine is up and running for the ENTIRE week to make up for lost time! You can only use the TpT code to get 28% off today but I will be having a 20% off sale all week! It's my last week of summer so I'm feeling generous!

Over at Blog Hoppin' you can check out the rest of the major sales going on. As soon as I finish posting, I'm going on a shopping spree! I can't wait to grab some great goodies from some of my favorite teacher-authors! Thanks to Amy Lemons for an adorable little sale sign!

Here are some great Back to School products you can grab in my store!

Start a mentoring program with your classroom!

First Grade Family Economy! Great for teaching first grade economics!

The Handwriting Zoo helps students learn the correct letter formation!

Personal Spelling Dictionaries for students to keep all their important words!

Next up...Classroom Progress!

Here's a few pictures to share what I have been working on! I will finish up this week and show you more pictures as I finish up!

Now some projects I've been working on...

App Worthy behavior was inspired by all the cute "Brownie Points" I've seen on Pinterest. Since we are doing a technology theme in my school I have adapted it to make different apps. I created different apps with positive sayings like "Great Job!" or "Awesome!" Each time my class receives a compliment, does something correctly the first time, etc. they will earn an app. After we fill up the cookie sheet (iPad if you will...) they class will earn a reward. You can pick it up here at my TpT store!

I finished my birthday board that was inspired by Erica Bohrer's birthday bulletin board! I created these labels and threw them up on a hideous cabinet. They are just waiting for my sweet little nuggets faces to brighten it up! You can also grab these from my TpT store!


We all HAVING leveled books in our classroom libraries but who really likes to actually level them!?! (Ok, maybe I do a little bit because then I read them all and find some old favorites or discover new ones!)

Well maybe a year or two ago I found this great site from Scholastic. It's a Scholastic Book Wizard! All you have to do is type in the title and BOOM! you have Guided Reading Level, DRA Level, Lexile Level, etc.

So, after you finish shopping, go on over to Scholastic and finish leveling your books! That's what Rudy and I will be doing all afternoon! 

Happy Monday!