Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Oh, SNAP! It's almost August!!!

Hey everyone!!!  OH SNAP!!  August is in like two weeks!!!!  (Insert gasp!)

Seriously, I am so excited to be part of this Teacher Deals and Dollar Steals' linky!!  This is one of my favorite blogs because I have found so many DEALS AND STEALS on products that I LOVE!!!!   

And believe it or not the summer is the PERFECT time to find steals and deals at Teachers Pay Teachers!   You know what you need during the year, your brain is not a big ol' mess of crazy, AND you have time to shop for the products you love that are just right!  AND a big giant have a little extra time to put your new units together!  

I have been a printing and laminating like looney tune getting ready for next year.  Why? Because...

"My year will be a little less stressful!!" 

Can you see my finger quotes???
That is exactly what I tell myself.

BUT I want to tell you all about my new product, BIG MOUTH!!!  I am so excited to use this with my little firsties this year.  Ya is hard sometimes when you are a firstie.  You have to remember signs and big numbers and little numbers.  Let's not even talk about equal numbers.  It can be tough. make all that  a little easier...

I use the alligator mouth and I know a lot of teachers do.  It's fun and easy to understand. (If I were an alligator, I would eat the bigger number, too!) I have heard some teachers say not to use the alligator mouth, but I think using it helps younger students to use those signs. 

Just to make it a little MORE fun...I add the name, Big Mouth, for my students.  They understand that that Big Mouth has to eat the BIG number.  (Of course!)  The other end is a small point, so why shouldn't it point to the smaller number?

Big Mouth was created!  

This summer, Big Mouth was finally made into a unit!!  And you get to peek inside!  I have included posters, games, and worksheets to use in class. 

Here is what's inside!  

There are posters that you can use as anchor charts or slides on your Smartboard.  I like to do both! 

There are printables to practice! 

There are games to play, a writing activity, and a craftivity! 

You can find this unit by clicking on any of the BIG MOUTH photos above or you can click HERE!  This little guy...I mean BIG guy will be $1.00 for the next three days.  You won't find it at a lower price ever will definitely want to SNAP it UP!! :)

Here are the dollar dates:
August 15, 2015
August 16, 2015
August 17, 2015
Please, make sure you come by every month to see our linky at Teacher Deals and Dollar Steals, AND come see my post on the 25th of every month!  That's my day to share an awesome $$$$ DEAL!!!!   I would love to stay connected so follow me in your favorite social media, or even better all of them!  

I promise not to hard.  Just kidding! 

Hoping you have a great August!! 

Much Love!!!

Click here to head back to Teacher Deals and Dollar Steals!!!  

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sometimes a challenge is exactly what you need...

So some of the sweetest TPT sellers have started a TPT seller challenge.  And of course...shouldn't we all be out of our comfort zone just a little bit??   It keeps us fresh, inspired, and eager to move forward.   I am so excited!! This is exactly what I needed!  A big ol' kick in the fanny!   

So I took the challenge, to be better as a TPT seller, and to to grow my little store into a thriving store!  

(Seriously...this is me!!!)  

TPT Seller Challenge Week 1: Makeover Madness


For our first challenge, we had several activities to complete to help with our final products.  These activities really have helped me grow as a TPT author!!!

 Here is my cute little Dear President...A Letter Writing Unit.  

I think just changing my graphics helped A TON!!!   So to celebrate we are making it half off!  PLUS the 20 percent off today (July 4th) and Sunday (July 5th)?  YOU gotta check it out!!!! Just click on the photos above or below. 

Here are some of the pages you will find inside.

My students loved writing to the President especially after they had learned all about his job and about some of the other Presidents like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.   

Okay...uh hummm....Mr. President...we are still waiting on our letter back!  Just are a busy man...running a country and everything.  :)

TpT Seller Challenge Week 2: Dare to Dream!
It's time to DREAM BIG! This week Amber, Ashley, Emily, and Jen were all encouraging TPT sellers to blog about our dreams for TPT and our little stores.  You can find their dreams for TPT just by clicking on their names. Amber,  Ashley,  Emily, and Jen.   And here is mine!

1.  Bills, bills, bills!  It's not like I am asking for the moon, right?  Ha!  I just want to pay my bills.   That would be wonderful!!!  That would make my heart happy and I could sleep like a baby.  

2.  Travel the world with my husband.  Truly, this guy is my best friend.  And I love him with every fiber of my being.  We never got to go on a honeymoon and I would LOVE to go to Europe with him, or around the world, or anywhere, or everywhere!!!  He's so stinkin' great!  

3.  Write a children's book.   I LOVE children's books.  Way more than grown-up books and I love to draw. I love telling my students all about the crazy adventures my brother and I got into when we were younger.  AND my students LOVE to hear them!!!  

(Or maybe they just don't want to do their work...hmmm!)  

4. Create my own clip art.  (A little unknown fact: I am an art flunky.  Okay...okay...not really. I just had two majors and art was the major that got left behind.  I would have to stay one more semester, and I just couldn't do it. It wasn't cost effective.  I have no regrets, tho.  I love what I do!  AND I still get to love all the artsy-fartsy stuff. 

Here are some of my pieces:  

So onto the next TPT Seller Challenge!!   I can't wait to share it with you!!!  

Just a couple more sweet friend Melissa Dailey at Mrs. Dailey's Classroom is having an AWESOME giveaway over at her blog.  She is celebrating 1000 TPT Followers and I am celebrating with her.  SO please go enter...she has some really awesome prizes!  (Like the way cool ERIN CONDREN planner!!! )

Just click on the pic below to enter the rafflecopter on her blog! 


Come see me around 9:30-ish on my facebook page?  :) 


AND that isn't the only givaway going of my favorite blogs...The Elementary Entourage is having a giveaway, too!  We have a whole bunch of new friends joining us on our adventure!  So come celebrate with us!!  

Click on the photo below to enter the giveaway! 

Check out my sale and lots of other TPT authors who have their stores on sale for the Fourth of July! 

You can get to my store by clicking on my button! 

Hoping you have a great Fourth of July! 

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Hey everyone!!  
I am linking up with Farley,  at Oh, Boy 4th Grade!  Thank you so much, Farley!  I love this link-up!  It's so much fun!  

My three little nieces are all going to be together for the next three weeks at their Gigi's house and bless them all.  It is soooo much FUN!!!  They are so giggly, and cute and they love to do everything.  

SO Aunt Fifi (me) will be taking them to the Children's Museum and to my house.  My husband and I are creating a scavenger hunt for them.  My husband, is on it like a P on please!!!  WE are even going to buy old coins for them to "find."  Maybe I should get them a hat like Indiana Jones.  (CUTE!)  

We are working on a cardboard Barbie house.  But they are going to have to do the outside remodel and the interior design.  Don't tell!!!  But Fifi has donuts to make and that is like 10 minutes I can sneak in!!  :)

BUT this is what memories are made of!!!  

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