While I was "away" (only in the house, not touching the computer) I keep going over my classroom set-up in my head. I do also have a pencil drawn classroom too that I erase all over every time I find something in blog land I want to try. I should do it like Debbie Diller said and just use post its... that was last year's model. I want to revamp my teacher's desk... which isn't really a desk because I got rid of mine and now I share it with my small group table. I just want something functional that I will use. I am one of those people that find something to try but might have a difficult time sticking to it. Has anyone given up their teacher desk? And if so, how do you organize it? For those who still have your teacher's desk, how do you keep it organized? My main problems are where to put my stuff for the week, where to put/organize my originals and where do my kids turn in their work? I can't seem to use the Monday through Friday book box or drawer system, so of course my table fills up with files to copy. My kids last year did have a bin to put their work in, but I didn't check it often. And my originals got tossed wherever I could find a place for them... So any insight I would love!
So on to my "likes" in Bloglovin'... I'm trying not to have so many pictures so it will not be EXTRA long as I have A LOT to catch you up to speed on (or rather to catch myself up).
Tax Free State List from Surviving a Teacher's Salary. Here's her tips about Office Depot.
**Be on the lookout for Tales of Frogs & Cupcakes 1,000 Facebook Fans Giveaway... might offer some flash freebies!! Freebies only are from 10am-1pm (CST)!
The Inspired Apple is having a Quick Friday Contest! All you need to do is answer her prompt: You know you're married to a teacher when... and she will choose her TOP 5 favorite answers and you could win one of the products from her TPT store, ends Saturday July 20th at 12am (EST).
My Second Sense and other bloggers have come together for another Christmas in July sale from July 19th-24th. I think this may be upper grade bloggers, a find for my upper grade followers.:)
Linky Party:How to Teach Phonics from First Grade Smiles. Link up and share how you teach phonics in your classroom. I know we don't all have the answers, but we're teachers and we can learn from each other.
From the Pond/ Frog Spot is hosting a linky party where you can link up if you are having a giveaway.
Giveaways:Don't forget about Adventures in Firsties 100 Follower Giveaway. You could win lots of prizes, even something from my store. Giveaway ends in ONE DAY!
Puddles by Miss Mandy is giving away over $500 worth in gift certificates. Found this giveaway on pinterest (go pinning!) But enter and follow so you may be a lucky winner.:)
Learning is Something to Treasure is having a giveaway and you only have 2 days left! You can win her Making Words Mega Pack. Hop on over to her blog and learn a bit about how she teaches phonics in her classroom, enter the giveaway and grab her freebie!
Always an Adventure in Kindergarten (and other bloggers) are hosting the Dog Days of Summer Giveaway. Swing over to the blog post to find out how to enter the giveaway (Hosted by Teaching Blog Roundup) and make sure you come back so you can view the linky party for FREEBIES... Yup it's a FREEBIE HOP!! Woohoo! And link up your freebie too if you want.
Lamppost in a 1st grade STEM Classroom is getting ready to have her 200 follower giveaway beginning July 21st-29th, there's a winner every day. So stay tuned... check out her Word Cheers in the mean time.
Miss Third Grade is celebrating her 2nd birthday and 500 followers. Hop on over to enter the giveaway to win a birthday hat for your classroom.:)
Adventure in Kindergarten is having a Flash Giveaway that ends in ONE day!! The winner gets a choice of word wall cards or word wall products.
It's a Jungle Out There is celebrating a birthday and is having a HUGE birthday giveaway from July 18th-24th. You could win some awesome prizes (from SchoolStyle, KinderCraze, etc.)
The Teacher Talk is having her 200 Followers Celebration giveaway... it ends in ONE DAY!!
Maggie's Kinder Corner giveaway Chevron vs. Dots HURRY as it ENDS SOON!!:) Plus stop by for her Floor Numbers for lining up.
Little Miss Kindergarten is having a giveaway and you could win a $25 MPM School Supplies gift card. How far can you stretch your $25? Giveaway ends in ONE day!
Hodges Herald is having a Blogiversary Giveaway where 12 winners could win and 1 person could win the Grand Prize of a custom Teacher Planner... oh it gets me thinking. Hurry up and enter as this giveaway ends in 1 day!
Kristen's Kindergarten (look for Day 5) and Rainbows Within Reach are celebrating 5 Year Blog Birthday Bash. I have missed entering all week, but check it out and maybe you could be a winner of the grand prize. Sound interested? Well just click on over to find the details of how to enter!
July Mystery Box Giveaway: You could win tons of prizes, see below!
Freebies:All Freebies have now been moved Here. I will be linking up freebies that I found out in Blog Land under my Freebies Finds tab from now on. And if you have an freebies you want to share make sure to add them there.
New Blog Finds:
First Grade Glitter and Giggles
First Grade Frosting
My Kind of Teaching (a 2nd grade blogger, who's now a 4th grade blogger)
Growing a Teacher