October 29, 2014

Be Inspired Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello sweet friends! I have linked up with some amazing bloggers to bring you a great blog hop & giveaway! Just follow the hop for some great teaching strategies and don’t forget to enter to win! You could win a $10 credit to my store!

One teaching strategy that works well for me in first grade stems from building a sense a community and friendship. When this is established, all children feel comfortable and responsible for their learning. How to do this? Well, there are lots of ways. You could:

1 - Create class jobs so everyone feels a part of the team

2 - Make sure everyone knows each other’s names. You would be surprised that some children refer to each other as “him” or “her”

3 - Have children address each other (and of course you) with full and complete sentences

4 - Be sure to give examples of how to be a good friend - from your own life - from what you see everyday. It is so funny to me how my class will sit with their mouths open when I tell them about ME :) or my triplets :) and remind me of the time that Emma....

5 - Celebrate all accomplishments whether large or small. I love teacher tipster.com’s silly celebrations! Here is a link to the video so you can see how to do them! They are THE BEST so quick and easy and the kiddos LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj8f2R-dTAs

Be sure to enter below for a chance to win! Follow us on the new social media site https://www.tsu.co. Have your heard of tsu (pronounced “sue”)? It is a great NEW WAY to connect with teachers and others! You can search by # to find what you are looking for :) Try #teacherfriends for great posts and links to blog posts and material!  It resembles Facebook features so the learning curve is quick. 

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Be sure to check out all the great bloggers bringing you AMAZING love below!

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October 27, 2014

The Primary Gal’s $1 Birthday Bash

I’m so excited to help Amanda at the Primary Gal celebrate her birthday! I have marked down the 3 products below to just $1 in honor of the celebration! Head on over to TPT to pick them up. Then check out the links below for TONS OF $1 presents in honor of the Primary Gal! Have fun shopping :)


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October 24, 2014

Fall Favorites Blog Hop

Hello sweet friends! Thank you for stopping by to enjoy the FALL FAVORITES blog hop! I have a fun an easy craft for you to try - GLOW IN THE DARK NECKLACES!!! Ooohhh ahhh. I also have a freebie for you, a sale on all my fall themed products and a chance to win a product of your choice from my store! Wowza!

First, here are the directions to make the necklaces which are perfect for this time of year.

You will need: rigatoni pasta, gallon ziploc bags, acrylic paint in desired colors, GLOW IN THE DARK PAINT

Step 1 - Put pasta in bag, add drops of paint, seal and shake, shake, shake

Step 2 - Spread on a wax paper lined cookie tray (see pic)

Step 3 - Repeat for as many colors as you wish

Step 4 - Let dry (about 1 hour)

Step 5 - Put dried, colored pasta back into a ziploc bag. Add the GLOW IN THE DARK paint to the bag and shake! Let dry again.

Here is a close up of the glow in the dark paint. I got it at Michaels. It was $1.99 (without the coupon and teacher discount wink wink). This small bottle colored all the pasta you see in the pictures. Here is a link to paint GLOW IN THE DARK PAINT.

Ok, the macaroni does not come out glowing in the dark! You have to charge it up! We held a flashlight up to the necklace. Once we did that for several minutes - we got it to glow nicely! It was a lot of fun!

Would you like the activity to go with the necklace? Just click on the link above! Enjoy your treat :)

Here is another treat! All of my Fall/Halloween themed items will be 20% off for the next 3 days (October 25 - 27)!
Check them out below by clicking on the picture and heading over to TpT!

Be sure to enter below to win a treat from my store! 
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Hop on over to the K T Teacher Tiff for more fall fun! Thank you for stopping by!
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