50 Tpt followers in 50 Days!

Well, I've only been posting and creating items for Teachers Pay teachers for a few months.  When I started posting items, I had hoped that I would develop a fan base. So I'm excited to announce that over the past 50 days, I have gained a follower everyday.  Although 50 is not many to some, to me, it means the world that fellow teachers like the items that I create for my classroom.  To celebrate gaining 50 followers, I am throwing a 15% off sale on my Teachers Pay Teachers site Sunday, 7/28 through Wednesday 7/31. Happy shopping!!  I hope that in the upcoming months, my fan base will continue to grow. For now though, I'm going to celebrate the little things :)


Mini-Genre Labels & Posters

As I commented in an earlier post, I'm going to be teaching Language Arts for the first time this year! Although I know many of my colleagues organize their books according to genre, I never felt the need to organize my classroom books that way because I was teaching science & social studies.  However, switching subjects has prompted me to change my views, so I created Mini-Genre Labels & Posters for my book bins that I'll be using over the next few weeks.  There are 16 different labels and they come in two different sizes and colors.  Click on the picture below if you want to snag a set for yourself.  


Busy, Busy, Busy

I know it's been almost two weeks since I've posted, but I've been super busy creating and constructing things cute things for my classroom this school year. I can't believe that I have less than three weeks until the start of a new year! Yikes!

All I've doing is stashing stuff that I've bought up for the new school year.

Some of the items that I've created, I got off of Pinterest, while others I created from scratch and have added to my teachers pay teachers site. 

Here are some of the items that I did/found

1. At the end of the last school year, I read about The Great Pencil Challenge from Ladybug Teacher Files and thought that it was an outstanding idea! This year I'm teaching 35 minutes science classes, so to save time, I'm going to use the challenge and have extra pencil sharpener's for the students as an incentive so that they don't have to get up during the middle of class. Hopefully that will save time and I'll be able to get through lessons a lot easier.

2. The the second idea that I found this summer was Teach a Roo's "Ticket out the Door" poster. Last year I had my students "tweet" there way out of the classroom for my technology theme. However, I loved the sleek look of Teach a Roo's poster, So I had to make one of my own: 

3. The third thing that I created were these really cute genre pictures. I'm actually gonna be teaching Language Arts this year for the first time so I decided to label all of my books. The result, these really cute labels for my classroom. I have small ones for my bins and bigger ones for a my bulletin board display later in the year. I you want to snag one of your own, they are available in my Tpt store. 

4. Finally, I have been hard at work on my classroom theme for the year which is sports/team work. With the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System going into effect this year, I want to encourage all of my students to be intrinsically motivated. I feel that this theme allows the students to establish personal goals and accomplishments that they want to make as the go through the school year. I have tons of resources and file that I've created to make this classroom theme a success and will reveal more in the upcoming week.

Anyway, that's all for now! I can't believe how quickly the summer has flown by. I'm so excited for the start of a new year.  I feel like a kid in the candy store!

Toodles for now :) 


My Lesson Plan Book

Along with creating a Teacher Binder, I also created my own Lesson Plan Book.  The planner has long term planning, monthly, and weekly planning.  The whole book is 175 pages and has three separate covers to choose from.  I plan to print out the book and have it put in the spiral bound in the next few weeks.  I'll post more pictures once that happens. 


Found it Friday!

So during my free time today, I came across this amazing blog Technology Rocks Seriously. For months I have been watching coworkers and people that I follow on pinterest pin the freebie classroom posters that the website offers but had no idea where the came from.  After a little bit of looking around I found this awesome blog! I love that there are many freebies available to teachers that are colorful and bright, but that's not the best part there are featured apps for the iPhone, iPad or websites to try out.  The site also teaches you how to create various technologically based items as well.  I highly recommend checking it out.  I'm sure going to be following it on Bloglovin'.

Here are some of the posters that I grabbed while on the site.  
If you want your own, click on the link above. 



I am a lover of trying new things so here it goes! I've recently been introduced to Bloglovin' thanks to a few fellow bloggets (yeah I made up the word, but I think it works, haha) who informed me about it. I know, I know I've been living under a rug! However, what's a gal to do, but join in :) I am looking to gain some followers and to reach out and meet fellow teachers. So if you like my blog, are a member of bloglovin', and are looking to meet some new blogger pals.  Follow me please :)

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July Currently

Well it's early enough in the month, so I decided to link up with Farley for July's Currently. 

Fonts By: Hello Fonts 


My First TpT Sale!

Well, its only been a few weeks since I started posting my teaching products on teachers pay teachers and everyday my follower count is increasing.  So, in celebration of my first month on Tpt and the 4th of July, I will be putting my products on sale! Click on the link below for more information. :)

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