Sunday, August 10, 2014

500 Followers Giveaway... Here is your FREEBIE!

We did it! I reached 500 followers on Teachers Pay Teachers last week. Thank you so much for your help.

I would have posted this freebie then, but I was on vacation enjoying beaches and sunshine (last hoorah before school starts). Can you blame me? Haha!

NOW... for the moment you have all been waiting for... The 500 follower FREEBIE. Click here to download your classroom job cards. I created 24 different jobs and 6 different colored title cards to choose from. I also included the template to create your own library pockets. Check out the ones I chose below.

I hope you enjoy this Freebie! I can't wait to hang mine in my classroom. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

TpT Back to School Sale

(Click on image to check out my TpT store)

It is that time of year again... BACK TO SCHOOL! My entire Teachers Pay Teachers store will be on sale. Get 28% off all your purchases using promo code BTS14. Now is the time to purchase anything that may be on your wish list. Happy shopping!

**Side note: I only need 4 more followers for my BIG freebie giveaway (Job Chart). Please help spread the word.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BIG Freebie...Just Around the Corner

Wow! You all are amazing. I am only 14 TpT followers away from reaching my 500 follower goal.

Keep up the awesome work! I said I would give you all until August 15th, but I have a feeling together we are going to reach my goal before then. YAY!!!

I want to give you a sneak peak at the freebie. Here you go...

First of all, I ordered these super cute library pockets to go with the job cards. Remember, I will also provide a template to create your own library pockets from colored card stock or scrapbooking paper.  (Click on picture to purchase from Amazon)
**If sold out, search "Polka Dot Black Terrific Pockets." Trend Enterprises also sells super cute pockets. Click here

I folded the top tab over and tucked it in to give it a cleaner look.

(Paper Passer and Food Patrol are not in this picture).

I printed the cards on card stock and laminated them. I used double sided tape to stick the picture cards to the library pockets.

Once I get all the pockets hung on the wall, I will use popsicle sticks with the students' names on them to designate a job to each student. 

In the freebie I will include 6 different colored title cards. See below...

I can't wait to give this away! Thank you all once again for helping me promote my TpT store and reach 500 FOLLOWERS! YAY!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Calling all Followers....

I am looking to reach a personal goal and I could really use your help. My goal is to reach 500 followers in my TpT store. I currently have 473 followers, so I am almost there.

Now... what is in this for you? Well, I have been working on a very special Job Chart. If I can reach 500 followers by August 15th, I will share this file exclusively with my blog followers for FREE. (It will not be offered in my TpT store.)
Check out what I have been working on...

The job cards I currently have are as follows:
  • Line Leader
  • Caboose
  • Door Holder
  • Floor Crew
  • Librarian
  • Calendar
  • Messenger
  • Deck Checker
  • Whiteboard Duty
  • Teacher Helper
  • Pencil Patrol
  • Supplies
  • Substitute
  • Carpet Clean-Up
  • Punch Cards
  • Computer Helper
  • Lighting Crew
  • Recess Supplies
There will also be a title card that says "Our Jobs."

I would really appreciate your feedback on these. If you have a job card that you would like in this FREEBIE please comment below and I will try to add it to this pack.

These job cards will fit on the front of library card pockets. I will include a template so that you can create your own library pockets using whatever card stock or scrapbooking papers you would like. (See template below).

Here is a picture of my OLD class jobs set up. I have ordered new library pockets. Black with white polka dot. I can't wait to get them so I can start assembling.

Please grab my button below to help me promote this BIG giveaway! (Click on picture to get button)

Click the picture below to access my TpT store.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP WITH THIS! I hope I can reach 500 followers by mid-August, so you can start assembling your NEW job chart before school starts.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tax Day Sale

I hope everyone got their taxes done on time and I hope everyone is getting some money back. With all the stress of tax time why not get a break with a sale. Check out my TpT store. Everything is 20% off (including my new NWEA MAP Primary Grades practice pack). Click on image below to go directly to my store.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Countdown to NWEA

Wow! I just realized I have not posted in a looooong time. Sorry! I am going to try to do better on posting more frequently. Anyhow, I am currently on spring break and enjoy the nice weather Michigan is FINALLY having. It is funny how I know I am suppose to be taking a break from school, but all I can think about is the looming NWEA MAP test we have at the end of the month. I decided to take action and create a packet in which my students could have mixed practice of most of the concepts on the NWEA. After about three full days of work, I came up with the packet below. You can find it in my TpT store. (Just click on the picture)

Here are pictures of a Math page and an ELA page… 

For my blog followers. . .Here is a FREEBIE of one math and ELA page from the packet. I hope you like it! Click here for your FREEBIE! I hope you find it useful.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Organizing Student Websites

I am just so excited for this post….For years I have been wanting to find a way to make student websites more accessible and easy for my students to open. It is hard trying to teach first graders to type a URL into the URL bar. They waste so much time trying to type the link in and by the time they actually finish they have wasted five minutes of their time. Well, I found an AMAZING and FREE website to help me organize all their websites. The website I am speaking of is called This website allows teachers to organize all the websites into icons (which look like app icons). It also allows you to set Symbaloo as your homepage, so that when students open the web browser, they are already logged into Symbaloo. They simply have to click on the icon of the website they wish to visit and WOOSH… off they go. Below is a picture of my homepage.

I have color coded my icon so the students know which section in which they should be working. On my page, blue represents websites that may be used during "center time." Yellow are the websites students use for homework. Red are websites students can use during math time or math center time. Green are websites students can use during indoor recess. Also, any websites that need a student login, I print out the login information for that site and tape inside their classwork folder so they always have their username and password available.

One other feature that is great about Symbaloo is that they have a Google search bar build right into your icon page. The students can simply search right from the Symbaloo page.

Now you are probably wondering… "What websites are you using?" Well below is a list of the websites I have linked into my Symbaloo.

Center Time Websites

Indoor Recess / Free Choice Time (Website Name & Link)
Now I am sure you are wondering… "How do I set up the icons?" Well… you will find the steps below.

STEP #1 - Copy the link of the website you would like to create an icon for.
STEP #2 - Click on a blank "box" on your Symbaloo page.
STEP #3 - Click on "Create a Tile"

STEP #4 - Paste you link and name it. Choose your tile color. Then choose your icon to represent that site. (Sometimes an icon is provided  OR you can choose an icon from the icon library. Below is what this part looks like.)
STEP #5 - Click "save"

There you have it. It is as simple as that. I hope you love Symbaloo as much as I do. Just give it a try!