Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fun Times... Freebie and a Giveaway!

 I know it has been a few days in between when I last posted. It seems as if it is that time again, back to getting my classroom in order. Sometimes it is really hard to get it in order when I stand around talking with my co-workers. Anywho, speaking of co-workers, my friends surprised me for my birthday (it's really on Saturday) and we went out to The Melting Pot. It's a fondue restaurant and I had never been. Earlier this week I was talking to one of my friends and she wanted to go out to dinner for my birthday since everyone was having their last hurrah of a vacation before all teachers report back on Monday. She even let me chose the place, thus The Melting Pot. If you have never been and you don't have one close to you, I apologize for teasing you with the menu. But we chose the 4-course menu and you get a cheese course, a salad, a main course (steak, chicken, shrimp, pork, or fish) to dip into the fondue mixture of your choice, and of course the DESSERT!! I had a great time but can only visit there once maybe every 6 months just to treat myself.:)

 So I missed Monday Made It... it would have been my first posting... Have you seen all the teacher tool boxes out in blogland and Pinterest? Well, I had a box like this (the before picture side):

 But I bought them last year. One is used for my magnetic letters in magnetic station. So at least that one has a purpose. The other one was bought so I could put those hundreds of alphabet letters I have to use with our district's reading program. However, last year I ran out of time sorting them in and just kept it behind my teaching table all year. However, since my teaching table is also my desk (a tip from Debbie Diller, if you don't NEED your desk, give it up) I needed to house all the little things that I can never find but always need. After much searching on Pinterest I was unable to find any labels that I truly wanted and the scrapbook paper I already had wasn't the colors I really wanted. My theme colors in my room are blue, purple, black and green. And these are also my favorite colors too so it is easier to choose more things around these colors. So I created these:

 And they are FREE at my TPT store (or just click on the picture) for a LIMITED TIME. I also included red, pink and orange as background colors. And when you download it if you find that you need another label for something else, just ask it of me by leaving a comment on my blog or "Asking a Question" at my TPT store. I would be happy to help. These will be FREE until Saturday August 24th (my actual birthday)  then they will be $1. Plus be on the lookout on Saturday when I post my Top 4 sellers/most wishlisted items on sale for ONLY $1 for FOUR HOURS!! Plus, I may give away 1 of those Top 4 items to a lucky person on Saturday!! **Just be on the lookout for more details. :)

**Update: Here is my box that I just put together this morning: I seemed to have TOO much carpet in the picture, sorry! 

 And if you were waiting for me to finish all the Virginia Standards of Learning I Can posters, then you are in luck! They are all done. However, only Language Arts is on sale for $1.50 until Saturday.

Then it too shall be regular price come Sunday for $3. And if you made it to the end of the post. Be sure to stop by my fellow blogger, Karmen Kinders' new blog name: Tales from a Naturalista Teacha for her Back to School giveaway.
My fellow VA Blogger Kindergarten Love is celebrating Back to School AND 100+ Followers and is having a giveaway. Stop in at her blog and enter to win the Quietest Classroom Pencil Sharpener it ENDS in 3 Days!:) Enjoy!


  1. I just love my toolbox, I am so much more organized with it! I really like your color combination. Happy Early Birthday! Teaching with Giggles

  2. Thanks Veronica! I got a lot of compliments on my tool box when I brought it to school today. Now I just have to figure out where to put it so I will actually get the most use out of it. :)