Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Assess Me Linky

I'm linking up with Rachel from The Tattooed Teacher for a fun 'Get to Know You' Link Up! Here I go...

Now it's your turn to join in on the fun!:)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge: Dare To Dream

I'm here for the 2nd week of TpT Seller Challenge with Third in HollywoodSparkling in Second, Peppy Zesty Teacherista and Teach Create Motivate!
There are so many goals and dreams that I have for myself, but if I could only pick three these are the ones that I would choose.

Save: We do not currently have any kids, however we are trying for that dream to come true!  Being able to save the earnings that I make from my TpT store towards our future family would be amazing.

Create: This summer marks my 2nd year as a TpT seller.  I feel so blessed to have friends who motivated and pushed me to open up my online store.  I'm very happy that I did and feel that I have learned so much.  I am truly grateful to have followers and my goal is to continue to create and share products/ideas that others will enjoy using in their classroom.

Travel:  This one is more for my husband.  He has a brother who lives in Sweden and we do not get to see him very often.  It would be amazing if we could save some money to be able to visit him.  Plus we would love to travel around the world.:)

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge: Makeover Madness

We just came back from our mini vacation to San Francisco! The first thing that I did when I got home, was jump on my computer and that's when I read about the TpT Seller Challenge and thought it would be fun to join. I'm linking up today with Third in HollywoodSparkling in Second, Peppy Zesty Teacherista and Teach Create Motivate and for this fabulous challenge!
For this week's challenge I decided to work my very first product that I made to go with the book, The Kissing Hand.
I was truly excited to update it with new fonts, borders, backgrounds and clipart.  It's amazing how with just a few little changes, it can make a product look so much better.
I also included the Kissing Hand Headband for Kindergarten & First Grade with this product and it will be on sale for this week.  If you have this product, please make sure to redownload the file to get all the updates!  

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Yippy!! Five for Friday!

Hi everyone, I'm a little late for Five for Friday!!  Yet I thought, why not join the fun with Kacey at Doodle Bugs and share a few things with you.
 Last year, our class did a 'Super Dad' Celebration and this year I wanted to come up with a craft that would go with the theme. You can read more about our Father's Day celebration by clicking here.  I'm all about making crafts that are simple for my kiddos to make! I especially wanted it to be similar to my Mother's Day craft, so that both parents would get a gift with their child's handprint on it.  This is what I came up with and I'm really liking how it turned out!
About a week ago I went with a friend to Grape Vine Canyon.  We thought that since it was cloudy and cool in Vegas...that it may be chilly over there.  This was our first time going, so we really didn't know what to expect.  Well we were very wrong and it was around 100 degrees, yikes!  The first thing we saw were a few petroglyphs, which was pretty cool!
Walking further down on the trail got a bit complicated with all the plants that were in the middle so we had to hike around it...and if you know me, I am quite a clumsy girl!  So, I ended up spraining my knee...not fun when you have a long way to walk back to the car, lol.  
I'm glad that we went, yet I've had to take it easy and I haven't been able to workout.  So, this week I've been enjoying my walks with this little guy around our neighborhood.  Nothing to intense there, lol.
This year I have been working with small groups of students K-3 for intervention.  With my kinder group, I have been using my Alphabet Club and just seeing the growth that they are making...just make my heart smile!  
Here is a picture of us using the cards to review the letters in the red and orange list.  
I am just soooo proud of them! I gave each student a copy of the cards in a ziploc bag for them to keep and use at home.
I've kept my cards in a metal ring to keep them organized.  Another great way to give the cards to the kids!
The Alphabet Club is quite simple and I've separated them into 5 different lists.  The students receive a certificate each time they pass a list of letters.  I have this product posted on my TpT store if you are interested in getting it. If you do have it, make sure to re-dowload the file since I've made some updates!:)
I'm working with a student who is having a hard time writing his name in the correct order.  I knew that I wanted to make a template where he could practice tracing his name and he really likes cars.  So, today I came up with this template just for him.  I'm hoping that it'll inspire him to want to practice tracing and writing his name.  It's not quite finished, but I plan to add small green dots on each letter so that he may know where to begin tracing.  Once it's laminated, I plan to find a small car for him to use to practice tracing his name on the road letters.:)
Last but not least, I've been updating many of my products that I have on my TpT store.  Being on track break has really given me the extra time to get some stuff done. One of the products that I've made a few updates on is my B.E.E. folder/binder.  I've added additional pages and it is all editable!  If you've purchased this product, please make sure to re-download the file for the additional updates!

Well, thank you for stopping by and hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!:)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mother's Day Craft

Do you ever try to change it up and try making a new gift or craft for Mother's Day?  I feel, that I am always wanting to try something new each year. Here is a tile that we did with our thumbprints.
Here is another where my students made a heart flower out of construction paper. 
Last year we made mason jars with flowers.  You can read about it more about how we made them if you click here.
And this year I thought....hmmm, what could we make?? (tapping my chin)  So this is what I came up with.  I wanted to see if I could combine the two crafts together (the flower craft with a handprint).

Now you may be thinking...why a blue heart?  I was picturing it as the sky and grass for the flowers.;)  But of course you can always switch up and use a red or pink heart instead of blue.  Overall I'm happy with how it looks and it is now up on my TpT store.  
Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Bunny Crayons!!

Today I am sharing a simple and cute label that I made for some bunny crayons that I melted.  It was so much fun making the crayons and I thought, why not attach them to a label to make it pop! So I made my labels say ' Some BUNNY is amazing!'  Teehee;)
It was a little tricky getting these bunny crayons to stay on the card stock label.  
So this is what I learned, if you use a glue gun ONLY put a little bit on it so that it doesn't melt the crayon and get a blob of wax stuck to the label and the crayon falls off. 
I figured out that a little bit is, and they stayed perfectly on the label.
Once I was done, I placed all of these colorful bunny crayons into an Easter basket and called it a day.  I was so excited to give these out to my kiddos the following day!  Click on the picture to download the label.:)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bunny with a Carrot Craft

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be on Spring Break and get to spend some time making some new crafts for Spring.  But most importantly, I'm excited to spend time with my husband and two lovable furry babies!  
After I finished making my Piggy the Easter Bunny craft, I kept thinking of about bunnies...and I really wanted to make a bunny with floppy ears.  So this is what I came up with...tadaaaa!
I just love using my polka dotted scrapbook paper and had to make a second carrot to see how it would look.  So far I'm loving it!  This cute bunny craft is now available at my TpT store and on sale.
I hope that everyone is enjoying their Spring Break!:)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Teachers Are Heroes TpT Sale

Hi there, just letting everyone know about the awesome sale that will be happening tomorrow at Teachers Pay Teachers!  Make sure to get your wish list ready in time for the sale.  I know for sure that I have plenty of items that I plan to purchase that day!  The excitement of shopping, lol.  I am participating in the fun and my whole store will be 20% off!  Of course TpT will be giving you and extra 10%, so don't forget to use the code 'Heroes' when you checkout.
Also a big shout out and thank you to Alexis from Laugh*Eat*Learn for sharing this wonderful button. I love sales, don't you?!  Happy Shopping!:)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Five for Friday!

Hi everyone, it's been such a long time since I have linked up for Five for Friday!
 My friend Wendy found tiny solo cups at the 99 cent store and sent me pictures and I just had to share these with you.  Look at how tiny they are!!  I've used the big solo cups for my students to build a 100th day tower, but I think switching to these small ones would be awesome too.
The weather has been really nice in Vegas, so we have been going to the Red Rock Canyon just about every single week. It's been really fun going on different trails each time.

Little did I know that the 'La Madre Spring Trail' was all uphill...I had to take a lot of little breaks but when we finally got up there I had to spell out our name to take a picture to remind me to never come back to this trail again, JK.  It was worth it and I will definitely go on this trail again.:)
Last week we went hiking on the Calico Tanks trail and it was a bit more complicated for me...I'm pretty much afraid of heights, but my husband encouraged me to try and finish it.  All I can remember is him telling me 'be the rock,' as I climbed and tried really hard not to look down.  Seriously, the things my husband tells me, lol.  Anyhoo, I'm so glad that he did push me to continue because at the end of the trail we saw nothing but water!  It looked amazing!!  I'm hoping that we can continue doing this every week.:)
I found this huge panda at Hallmark.  When I saw it, it reminded me of the Valentine craft that I made.  So cute, I really wanted it but I had to get back to reality...where would I put it.  It's huge!:)
You might think, why is she posting a picture of her planting some seeds...well I've been inspired to try to grow a little garden.  I bought a basil plant about a month ago and it's still alive!  If you know me, plants do not seem to last.  But for some reason my basil plant has lasted this long and I really want to grow cilantro!  So I'm going to try out this Salsa Garden kit that I found at Target and I hope that the seeds grow.  Wish me luck!

I've been working on a St. Patrick's Day hat template and so far they have turned out looking pretty cute!  I'm so happy that they are done and ready for March.  
I have created not only one, but seven different templates.  What can I say I like to have different options for the kids to pick.  I have posted it to my TpT store.
I don't know about you but I just love it when March comes around and the kids gets to make leprechaun traps.  For a whole week my students setup their traps in our classroom to try to catch him.  Every single day the leprechaun would leave us different surprises and one of them would be lucky pennies.  They get so excited when he leaves tiny notes and treats.  So to end this blog post, I am sharing these with you.  Click on the picture to download the file.

Happy Friday!:)