Sunday, February 24, 2013

What Can I Say? I'm a Lucky Girl!

I'm so excited to link up with my bestie Reagan from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits!!
This linky is so creative and I just had to jump on the band wagon! So here is what you have to do...

P- Product
My favorite product??? Hmm that's a toughy, because I wouldn't sell it if I didn't like it, right? But I would have to say that my all time favorite product is my font collection!







It all came from not being able to find what I need! So I decided to give it a try and can I just tell you how much I enjoy it?!

A- Area
I guess my favorite area of my classroom isn't so much a "area" as it is a workspace. All tables in my room are supplied with my favorite furniture....
BALL CHAIRS!!
They are so inviting, so fun, and so calming to the students and the teacher! Yes I know they are a growing trend, but before anyone knew anything about them people looked at me like I had 3 heads! "Your kids are going to sit on what??" "Where are your chairs??" "How in the world do they get any work done while bouncing around all day?" 

Let me just tell you, I hear it all and my answer is come to my classroom and see! In the 4 years that I've used them I have had 2 students that couldn't handle them! 2... not 2 a year, just 2! Actually it's only 1, but the other child destroyed one so he was banned for life, but that's another story!

I digress...


S- Signal
I've had so much fun reading everyone's favorite signal!! I especially love my BFF Hadar's from Miss Kindergarten! She read my mind when she said her bell "because I can hit it really hard when I'm frustrated and nobody notices" lol took the words right out of my mouth!!

But my newest favorite is using the whole brain method:
I say class and they say yes.
Sound boring huh? NAH!! You spice it up. However I say class they have to say yes.
My favorite... I say Classity Claaaaaaaaass. and of course they say Yessity Yessssssssss. If I say it in a frankenstein voice so do they.... and so on. I love it!

My classes new favorite?? Clapping rhythms! I totally love it because they are super duper quiet when they do it! I tried it last year when they were kinders and either they were too impatient to listen to the full rhythm or they just weren't coordinated enough hehe

S- Sanity

As many of my besties have already said....
My blogging friends!!!

I haven't even been blogging a full year and already I have MET (yes actually met) some amazing girls! I mean the crazy thing is from the moment I picked these Cali girls up from the airport I knew we were going to be best friends!


I picked them up last Saturday morning and they drove with me to the meet up! They weren't only great company for the ride, but they were hilarious! I was basically peeing my pants the whole ride!


Once we got to the hotel we met up with more blogging friends that I adore! It was crazy to finally place voices and faces to friends that I've read about for over a year!


The entire cincy crew <3


Later that night we met up with 4 more blogging friends that were staying in Kentucky for the weekend! Finally Kelley Dolling and I were able to meet! We've been chatting it up since we started blogging last year <3


 Megan and I are the only two true Ohioans that joined the trip :) we had to celebrate with a toast of flavored water.... don't we look like we are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary?! lol


And the whole crew!

From the top down Megan from Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade, Monica from Treasures For Teaching, me, Hadar from Miss Kindergarten, Katie from Queen of the First Grade Jungle, Squirrels from Going Nutty in Miss Squirrels First Grade, Susan Moran from Thank God It's First, Stephanie from Falling into First, Michelle from Apples & ABC's, Tessa from Tales from Outside the Classroom, Kelley from Teacher Idea Factory, and Nicole from Teaching with Style
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

All You Need is Love Giveaway!


Eeeeek! It's almost here! My very favoritist holiday! ValeMtiMes Day! (Junie B enough for anyone?)

Alright back to business! Over the last year (not even a full year) I have met so many people through this handy dandy little thing yall call a blog! I've made so many friends,  some even close enough to fly thousands of miles to meet ;), and I want you to meet some of my best buds too!

I am always up for another good blog to follow and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE waking up to bloggy emails from these ladies each and every morning! I can honestly say I follow each of these ladies by email because I can't get enough of their cutsie ideas, witty writings, and I'm nervous I'll miss something if it doesn't come straight to my inbox!!



Are you ready for the exciting news?? All of these lovely bloggers are going me in the All You Need is Love Giveaway! Each and every blogger listed is offering you some sort of prize on their blogs! This meaning, you NEED to check them all out and enter their giveaways for TONS of ways to win :)





BTW have I ever mentioned how much I love all of y'all!?

                                                    
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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII Sale!

Happy Super Sunday Everyone!!

Are you a football person? I'm not, but I guess that might be because I grew up in Cleveland. Don't get me wrong I'll go to a Browns game whenever I get the chance, but when it comes to Super Bowl time.... well I digress lol. 

You know what this means??? For TODAY ONLY you will get 28% anything in my store as long as you use the code SUPER at checkout!!!


My store will also be throwing a sale tomorrow, but unfortunately you will not be able to use TpT's code for the extra percentage off. So head on over today for the full 28% off sale!!!

Don't forget to check out my newest unit:

Learning to
LOVE LETTERS




and of course all of my besties who are also having sales!






                                                    
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