Saturday, July 30, 2011

Give Aways.....Quick Check these out!!!!!



So, to celebrate my first bloggy unit and the opening of my Teachers Pay Teachers Store, I am hosting a little giveaway. I will be giving two lucky winners their very own copy of Camp Out...Number Style along with my upcoming unit Shiver Me "Time"bers which is a nice little collection of all things time! Time with pirates??? How can you resist?!?



If you are a bucket filler or plan to be one this year then you'll want to enter this giveaway!



Today is the last day to enter my giveaway! There will be 4 winners! The first three winners will win a copy of my favorite back to school book. The 4th winner will win a target gift card!

Create Teach Share

She is having the NEATEST post it linky party and give away!!!! You gotta check this out!

Give Away Reminder!!! Winner Wins a Thirty One gifts Zipper Tote!!!

I am so excited to have my first give away! In honor of my first 31 followers I am giving away a THERMAL ZIPPER TOTE from Thirty One !~ One my best friends from high school is a consultant and is helping me with this give away! I have one of these Thermal Zipper Totes and I take my lunch to school in it every day!

If you are not familiar with Thirty One you MUST get over to this site NOW! They are super cute and you can personalize all of the gifts!!!!!

Here is a link to her page:

http://www.mythirtyone.com/kburke/

Here is what you do to enter:
1. Follow my blog (leave a comment) = 1 entry
2 Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment) = 1 entry

Good Luck....What could make the first day of school better? Eating lunch from your new Thirty One lunch box!!!!! The winner will get to chose their FAVORITE pattern!!! I will announce the winner at 5 pm on August 2, 2011!



Friday, July 29, 2011

I am a Winner!!! SOOoooOO Excited!



So! I won 5 Tpt items from Peace, Love and Learning.....Christmas in July???? I think so!!! I am so lucky! Make sure you check out her site...it will quickly become one of your favorite!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

My 1st Give Away for my first 31 followers!!!

I am so excited to have my first give away! In honor of my first 31 followers I am giving away a THERMAL ZIPPER TOTE from Thirty One !~ One my best friends from high school is a consultant and is helping me with this give away! I have one of these Thermal Zipper Totes and I take my lunch to school in it every day!

If you are not familiar with Thirty One you MUST get over to this site NOW! They are super cute and you can personalize all of the gifts!!!!!

Here is a link to her page:

http://www.mythirtyone.com/kburke/

Here is what you do to enter:
1. Follow my blog (leave a comment) = 1 entry
2 Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment) = 1 entry

Good Luck....What could make the first day of school better?  Eating lunch from your new Thirty One lunch box!!!!!  The winner will get to chose their FAVORITE pattern!!!  I will announce the winner at  5 pm on August 2, 2011!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Another great Give Away



A "Blog-iversary" Celebration - Giveaway & Freebies: In  honor her anniversary this great site is giving away her AMAZING items on TPT. Run don't walk over to her site....you are going to love it!

http://peacelovelearning.blogspot.com/2011/07/blog-iversary-celebration-giveaway.html?showComment=1311859192642#c5340668235099607349

Little Miss Kindergarten Give Away! WOW!

Little Miss Kindergarten

This is one of my new favorite blogs. She is having a great give away to help one lucky teacher get a few new goodies for Back to School! Good Luck....but really  I  hope I win!!! :)

If you are the BIG winner of the giveaway, you will get $50 of free Creative Teacher Bulletin Board Products from my favorite line... ARTSKILLS! The best part is this... Once you get your Creative Teacher Bulletin Board products you can instantly get started planning your fabulous bulletin boards and enter the upcoming Bulletin Board contest that ARTSKILLS will launch this fall. And wouldn't it be fun to have your bulletin board featured and grab the prize winning button for your blog? There will also be other fun buttons to grab. If you do not have a blog you can still enter and participate and WIN too! So this invitation goes out to everyone and I mean everyone! Come on friends, show your Creative Teacher Spirit and let's get down to a little crafty fun.


Monday, July 25, 2011

I loooovee school supplies...yep it is true...I have a serious problem! Look at these STEALS oops I mean deals I got today for 75 cents!  Staples is having a 1 cent special. If you are a classroom teacher you can get 25 of each item. SO I got 25 packs of index cards (to be donated to another teacher) 25 packs of highlighters (to butter our popcorn words) and 25 packs of pencils (because my students seem to eat pencils) for 75 Cents! That is not a typo, all of this for 75 cents!



So RUN don't walk this sale ends on Wednesday!!! And yes I will be ready with my ad on Sunday to see what is next week's specials!! :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

More Lid Games

Each year I put a LARGE empty container in the front of my room! My students bring in lids and then based on the lids they bring me I create games for my classroom. Lids are FREE and easy for little hands to manipulate them.

Before I create games with the lids, we have a math lesson with them. We count them, sort them, graph, compare, ect....
Gumball Game: 1 piece of 12 x 12 paper, lamination scraps, alphabet photos sticker (mine are from Lakeshore) and the alphabet letters written on lids! To make the game a little easier I matched the paper gumball to the color of the lid. (some kids did not need to know this trick for helping them with beginning sounds)


Close up of Gameball game!







So you know the trash that is left after you pass out stickers????? NOW you have a great way to use that too! I just save that and then I used lids for the students to build sight words!!!! FREE again!!!






This is a SIMPLE game to make.....all you need is this printout and some lids!!! I made my version an upper case to lower case match up but you could do many different things with this games (lower to lower, picture to lower, and upper to lower) Have fun!You can GRAB this printable by clicking on the picture!




This game is made out of MILK lids but you can use any lids that are little bit larger...I made this for all of the blends that do in Kindergarten!!!! So cute and so easy! Grap the printable by clicking on the picture!



 This literacy activity is made out of soda lids. I did all of the lifecycles that we study in Kindergarten and I matched the text color to the color of the lids just in case they got mixed up. The lid serves the purpose as the period at the end of the sentence and the studetns read the sentence and place the correct picture at the end of the sentence!!!!

You can get these suppppppper cute lifecycle stickers on Oriental Trading and many other sticker sites. They come in packs of 100 so you can share with all of your friends.





This game is called OREO WORDS! I had a large amount of brown lids so I made this template to go with all of the 2 letters words that I was working on! You can grab this printable by clicking on the PICTURE!



This game is made out of water bottle lids (the clear ones) I matched the color of the sharpie to the color of the paper. Then I made lots of different versions of "What's Missing" You can grab this printable by clicking on the PICTURE!







This game is made of clear lids (like pringles lids)! All I did was write the words on the lids and then cut the lid into puzzles. I made each cute a little different so that they would only fit with the correct other half!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lid Games

It is NO secret that I looooove LIDS and I have created lots of games that go with them. Here is an alphabet animal match up. All you need is some soda or water bottle lids, some gold paint (or a gold sharpie on the clear lids) and this print out! Enjoy!


Click on the picture to down load your very own printable!!!!

I can promise you lots more lid games to come!!!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Visit Sunny Days


To celebrate the 400th follower:

One lucky reader will win a Teachers Pay Teachers shopping spree of epic proportions! The TWENTY-SEVEN sellers below and I have all agreed to let a winner choose an item of their choice from their store. That's right - if you win, you get to shop till you drop and receive an item of your choice from each of these amazingly generous seller's stores! Twenty-eight free items will be yours!


My friend Mrs. Stamp is having an ICE CREAM give away in honor of her 100th follower. She is amazing! Please take the time to check out her new Blog!

Stretchy the Word Snake!



I have lovvvveeed seeing all of the great find from Target on the BLOGS this summer! I found the cutest pencil boxes today!!!!



They came in lots of CUTE colors and patterns for only 69 cents!
Place the cards inside the pencil box.


Then have the students SLOWLY pull open the box and sound out the letters they see.



When they get to the last letter there is a picture for them to self correct their reading!!!

Click on the picture below to download!