Summer is Winding Down & a Giveaway!

Getting Ready For School

I know some of you are already back to school and some of you have a few more weeks left to enjoy a break. My summer is coming to an end tomorrow.

I have been busy preparing for a new school year, as I know many of you are. My room is unpacked, bulletin boards are ready for new student work, copies are being run and new materials have been made.  I still love the anticipation of a new school year, just like I did when I was a child!

Here's how I spent several hours this past week. I'm thankful to have several laminators!

Math Tubs

Something I've wanted to do forever is to make base ten math tubs! Well, this was the summer! I am so excited to have made one of these for each child to use. 

I was super excited that I got a new Silhouette Cameo & my husband made me numbers to put on my new tubs. 

I use numbers for my students in my class, so each child will have their own specific tub to use each day. There will be LOTS of practice and modeling about how to care for the tubs and to be sure that they keep all their blocks (Dojo points and brag tags will be used!!!!).

Math Practice

 We started a new math curriculum this past year & I felt like there wasn't enough number sense, especially place value. If you are a first grade teacher, I know you can relate to how difficult number sense is for a lot of them! 

I have created some new daily math review sheets that my students will complete each morning and each unit also includes work mats for small group and individual practice. I am so excited for these! This is one place the above manipulative tubs are going to be used!

Daily Math Month 1


You can see that HERE

Month 2 Daily Math

You can see this one HERE.

Keep your eye out for future months!


I know as teachers we all spend a boatload of our own money during Back to School (well, pretty much all year). You can enter below for a chance to win a $75 gift certificate to TpT! I know I could sure use $75 to add to units in my classroom!

You can enter on the rafflecopter below!

Prize: $75 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card
Giveaway Organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher)
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter to enter.  Giveaway ends 8/13/17 and is open worldwide.

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Well, HELLO and a Giveaway YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

Hello There!

I have no excuses, really I wanted to write sooner.... but, somehow it slipped away from me. I'll try to be better.

Don't you LOVE my new blog design?

Now that I have this beautiful design, I have no excuses, right? I am so thankful for Laine at A Little Peace of Africa Designs, for my new blog design. Isn't it BEAUTIFUL???  I think she nailed exactly what I was looking for in my branding redo (she redid my TpT store & Facebook too). I am in love! Contact her if you're ready for a branding redo.

I'm so excited!

I get to be a part of an amazing giveaway opportunity!

This is big! You have a chance to win a $200 TpT gift card, a $200 Amazon gift card, or one of two Starbucks cards (one is $25 & the other is $15).
Think about how helpful these would be for getting ready for this next school year!

The contest starts on 7/14/17 & ends the following Friday at midnight.

Many Thanks to Zoe at Zippadee Zazz for organizing this!

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Contests to Enter!

It's been quite a while since I've written in my blog!  I can't believe that we're almost one fourth of the way through the school year! I've had lots of wonderful blog ideas swirling in my head- but somehow never sit down to write them.  Hopefully it'll get easier.

I want to let you know of some contest opportunities to enter to win some amazing prizes.
The first is a chance to win an Amazon gift card- $50!!!

TpT $75 Give Away!

Wow! How did almost three weeks fly past since school started? I've had all kinds of blog posts swirling in my head, but somehow they've never made it to the point of getting written!

I'm just popping in to let you know that you have an opportunity to win a $75 TpT gift certificate right now! I know I still have a lot of items on my wish list and could use this right now! 

Here's the scoop on how to enter. 

Teacher Pay Teachers $25 Giveaway

Win a $25 gift certificate to TpT!

I'm just popping in to let you know about an opportunity to enter a giveaway for a $25 TpT gift certificate!  This would be the perfect time to get some extra money to spend there since most of us are heading back to school soon!

Florida and Two Giveaways

My Florida Trip

I am having a hard time getting back in the swing of things since returning from Florida.  I had a wonderful time at the TpT conference and also vacationing with my husband and grandkids!
I arrived in Florida alone a few days before the conference to meet up with my good friend Jeanie, from 
Mrs. Humphries Class.  We had a great day at the Magic Kingdom before the conference started.

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