Monday, June 25, 2012

End of the Quarter Sale!

With the end of the 2nd quarter for TpT coming up on Friday, I thought, why not have a last week sale! Starting tomorrow JUNE 26th, you can get 15% off all items in my TpT store until Friday JUNE 30th! (They won't let you have the sale for longer than 4 days!)

Click the photo below to head over to my TpT store and check out the sale! Feel free to grab this image for yourself if you want to celebrate with a sale too!

Go make your wishlist now and add your items to your cart tomorrow when the sale starts! :)

P.S. I have reduced the price of my Monthly Self Portrait book. With 15% off it's now $2.55!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Monthly Self Portrait Book

It's the end of the first week of my summer vacation and I am already checking off something from my to do list!

During the school year I have my students draw monthly self portraits. We display them on a bulletin board and at the end of the year I laminate the covers and make a book for them to take home on the last day of school.

When we first introduce drawing our self portraits, we use Mat Man. Just in case you aren't familiar with him...

In late spring we stop using mat man and draw our best pictures of ourselves! I wish I had some pictures of my students drawing their self portraits, but I don't. :(

Last summer I made all new pages for our self portrait book and it was on my to do list for this summer to share them with you! Here is a preview of each months page. It also includes a line at the bottom for students to write their name. This is a great way to document progress on drawing and name writing. I love looking at the books made at the end of the year to see how the students progressed from September to May.

Even though we don't use the pages for June, July, & August, I have included them in this packet for some of those who may need them.

Included in the file, is also a cover page. The cover is a word document so that you can edit it to include your school name, school year, and teacher name if you choose. You will also have to edit the font. The font I used for my cover is DJ Crayons for DJ Inkers Super Fontastic CD.

To purchase the Monthly Self Portrait Book, click on the link to the stores below!


Monday, June 11, 2012

The Second Grade Superkids Giveaway--Win a Blog Design!

Krista, over at The Second Grade Superkids is having a giveaway for reaching 200 followers! I recently did a blog makeover for her and she is celebrating that, along with reaching 200 followers. Head over to her blog to enter her giveaway for a chance to win...

1. Her whole TpT store
2. A FREE Basic blog design by Me! :)

What are you waiting for?! Go enter!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Let Me Explain..

First, our student's last day was on Friday!! Woo hoo! I am 2 1/2 days away from having completed my second year of teaching! I love the last day. The "send off" is always a perfect closing to the end of the year. Maybe your school does this too. All of the teachers & staff stay on the bus platform and wave as the school busses lay on their horns all the way out of the parking lot. It's too cute, I love it! on to business. I hinted with a photo about the upcoming changes coming my way. Yes, I will be teaching students with autism, which I have done in the past, however, this is going to be much different. Our Early Childhood Program is set up so that students come either 2 1/2 days, 3 1/2 days, 4 1/2 days, or 4 full days. It all depends on their needs. Next year I am going to be the teacher for the 4 full day classroom. I will be meeting the needs of the students in our program with autism or severe disabilities. I will have less students, but, much more involved students. I will still be teaching 3 & 4 year olds. I am excited about this new adventure, but nervous, because, well, it's NEW! I've already received lots of positive comments on my first post, but I am more than open to any success stories, or suggestions to try in the classroom that have worked for you! 

I hope you still plan on sticking around this blog even though my "student population" is changing. I hope to still be offering just as many great teaching resources!

Monday, June 04, 2012

June Currently!

Just popping in for my June currently! Be sure to head over and see Farley @ Oh Boy 4th Grade to join in on this fun! P.S. isn't her new blog design super cute?! I love it!

Australia will always be a wish for me to travel to. Hopefully some day I will get to go!

I went to Islamorda, FL a few weeks ago for a wedding. It was a nice mini-vacay & long weekend from work!

My sister & her family are spending a week in the Outer Banks this summer. I'm hoping my schedule will allow me to spend some time with them down there!

I only have 8 MORE DAYS of school. But who's counting, right?!

Saturday, June 02, 2012


I hinted to some changes about 2 posts ago and promised I'd share them with you. Rather than continue to have you wait, I thought I would at least drop you a little hint.

Have any guesses what my year might look like for 2012-2013?!
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