Monday, July 8, 2013

Giveaway, a linky party and a pin! LONG post!

 I hope you all are having a great Monday. (Yup, I remembered the day of the week!) I just want to remind you about my 100 Followers Giveaway and TPT sale. Giveaway ends in TOMORROW at 11:59pm EST.

I have linked up with 24/7 Teacher for her Sweet Linky Party. I am celebrating my sweet followers (thanks for getting me to 100) and my sweet Blogiversary that is coming up. I am collecting donations for my Blogiversary Giveaway, just click on the picture and complete the form. If you want to share about your SWEET blog memories, recipes, kind words or ideas just hop on over to the linky party (click on the picture).

My other SWEET idea I found through Pinterest... isn't it so awesome?! I have been trying to map out my classroom for the new year. I love to pull out a piece of blank copy paper, a clipboard and of course a pencil (lots of erasing) and attempt to map out my classroom from memory. For the draft sketch I try to include the wall, bulletin boards and anything that cannot be moved which in my case are my cubbies and my computer table. Now remember this is just a rough sketch of my room, with notes and all.

But I am getting off topic... my SWEET idea is this

I found this idea last year and I combed the Walmart for the oil drip pan wondering where I could put it in my classroom. I even found a fellow teacher, Make, Take & Teach who spray painted her cookie sheets and was trying to create an activity for each one. Thus helping out all her oil drip pan followers. But my magnetic station last year was in a tiny space fit in between my SmartBoard and a filing cabinet, tiny space. The red arrow is pointing at my Smartboard... tiny space I know!

But now after having my mind refreshed, I want to go out and finally purchase an oil drip pan for my classroom and put it on the back of my library bookshelf. My kids will have the whole carpet to spread out and work.

 Okay I want to share with you some things that I found this morning:

Did you see this? The authors at Freebielicious are teaming up with Educents to provide you with tons of Back to School goodies. Check it out!

Clutter-Free Classroom, amazing! Now if you haven't visited her blog for her Summer Teacher Tips, get there today. And look for her other posts... some freebies are still available and some were gone in a FLASH!!
 Check out the Schedule Spotlight Series. This week is the Daily Five in your classroom. Make sure to go back through the other posts and get more schedule ideas. 

 Tori's Teacher Tips did her own post about Daily Five-Read to Self. Make sure to read all the way down her post for a chance to win some... (sorry you just have to read her post)
The Twelve Days of Christmas in July Sale: Day Two.  Make sure to check out the other Christmas in July sales.

I hope you can use some of these finds. Enjoy!


  1. Hi! Congrats on 100! I just found your blog, I’m your newest follower!
    Science for Kids Blog

  2. Congrats on 100 followers! I think your blog is so adorable! I just nominated your blog for the Leibster Award! Check it out at my blog! A Teaspoon of Teaching:

  3. Congratulations on 100 followers! :) YAY! Your blog is such a happy place! I am your newest follower!
    I'd love you to stop over to my blog if you get a chance!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together