Monday, May 20, 2013

It's baby season! {Giveaway!}

I mean really... I know a ton of preggos/new moms! My facebook page is filling up with newborn babies and family photos. Adorable! I can get my baby fix through others... 2 is enough over here :)

If you follow my blog than you know in the fall my sister had a sweet baby (she is already 8 months old! what!!)

The big kids are mine... Harper is my niece. I am in love with this picture... Addison cannot keep her hands off Harper! It is hilarious! Anyway, I was so excited to be able to get my sister some adorable announcements/Christmas cards from Tiny Prints. 

How adorable is this?! I can't believe that little nut is already 8 months old. Anyway, this is just one of the many adorable announcements that Tiny Prints had back in December. The non-Christmas announcements selection is amazing! I am in love with their products!

Here are some dets on this amazing site:
They have:

•           Tiny Prints Birth Announcements 
•           Tiny Prints Baby Shower Invitations 
o          Celebrate with designs as special as your baby.
o          Unique baby shower invitations.
o          Unique birth announcements.
o          Matching address labels, thank you cards & gift tags.
o          Premium online stationery brand.
o          Beautiful trend-forward designs.

Here are some of my favorite designs... 

How adorable are these little munchkins? I love how these can be boy or girl! I also love how you can include as many or as few pictures as you choose!

So, do you have any pregnant friends or are you a new mom? How would you like to be able to get some adorable announcements for your friend? I am so excited to be affiliated with Tiny Prints. I am lucky enough to try out their products and let you know about them! I have been given product in exchange for this blog post.

Check out the rafflecopter below... You can win $50 off any order at Tiny Prints! Just follow the steps on the rafflecopter! Giveaway open until Friday, May 24! Good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
I can't wait to see my winner's creation! Please share this giveaway with all your preggo and new mom friends!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Awards Day!

It's fast approaching... the last day of school! I think we have six and a school days remaining! My firsties and I are sooo ready for summer!!!

Next week we are having a little Awards Assembly in our classroom. We will have the usual awards (honor roll, perfect attendance....) but I also wanted to add in a few more for a couple things my kiddos have worked really hard on this year.

First, is accelerated reader. My kids read a lot and we have quarterly goals for AR. This quarter no one made their goal!! We had soo much going on that they just weren't focused :( I am not upset though, and I hope they won't be either, once they get one of these fun AR awards next week.

We also use a very awesome math website, IXL. The kids can log on at school and home and complete math problems that are grade specific. Sometimes I would assign specific problems for homework-depending on what we were studying, other times they get to choose what topics to do. This site is not free but has so many capabilities, it is pretty awesome!!
Anyway, I am giving math awards for IXL too. 

These awards are posted for free in my TPT store! Click the pictures above for the link :)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Teacher, Happy Learning!

Yay for Teacher Appreciation Week! It always feels good to feel appreciated... it doesn't hurt that today marks 14.5 days remaining in the school year! We started our 20 day countdown last week during SAT 10... there's one way to celebrate testing... lol

Last year I hung balloons from the ceiling and we popped one everyday to get our countdown on... But, this year, I can't hang stuff from my ceiling. (It has kinda been a bummer all year!) I still wanted to countdown with balloons so my team-mate and I decided to hang the balloons in between our classrooms and countdown together.

We are having so much fun doing this-- and the kids love it! 

It is hard to keep it interesting at this point in the year, but check out this cute activity we did last week...

We were reading the story "Cool Jobs" in our reading series so we completed job applications about what we wanted to be when we grew up. They were adorable! You can check out this fun stuff from the "Cool Jobs" packet out of my Treasures supplements:

I am still working on finishing up Unit 6 in Treasures. Then I am going to go back and get Unit 1 completed for next year. You can get a deal if you shop this week. 

Big sale! Click the sale button to visit my TPT page. 

Also, I have 30% off all items on Teacher's Notebook. 

Have a happy teacher week!