Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday Extravaganza


Use the promo code CMS28 and receive an extra 10% off ALL products that are on sale. All of my products are currently marked down 10% which means you take another 10% off tomorrow.  ENJOY! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Simple Things in Life

Do you ever come across a website and are instantly excited?  That happened to me today and I wanted to pass it on to all of you.  You might already be aware of this site, but I couldn't help myself!  This is perfect for all of those vocabulary words that we require the kids to learn.  I'm doing a unit on Ancient Egypt right now and this is going to be just what the kids need.  My plan is to give each student a vocabulary word and then send them, in groups, to this site.  Then, they can list all of the words related to the vocabulary word.  They'll be studying and NOT even know it!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I am!  If anyone has any other ideas for these word clouds, please feel free to share....I'm always looking to change things up a bit.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day

A special thank you to all of those men and women that have served our country!

I recently went to a workshop where I was shown a video on marshmallows!  Not sure if any of you have ever had the chance to watch it, so I'm adding it in today.  The premise behind it is to see how delaying gratification in young children predicts future success.  If nothing else, the video will definitely get you thinking and laughing!  The children are absolutely adorable and it just goes to show you that instant gratification seems to win every time!  Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Joachim de Posada says, Don't eat the marshmallow yet | Video on

I also wanted to let you know about a fun Thanksgiving Products Linky Party that's going on.  Check it out at:

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Joys of Teaching

So, I was super excited - I started a blog, got on to Facebook and even got some followers!  It was going along great, and then I got the flu!  I know, it's part of the teacher's job description.  But, I swear, I did NOT see this one coming.  I've had a fever and aches and pains for four days!  Did I mention that grades close today and report cards are due early next week???  And the emails that keep coming in.  It's great that I can check my school email from home, but it's starting to stress me out.  Parent conferences are right around the corner.   The best part of all - I got a new student!  The poor thing - she's had a different teacher all week.  I know you have all been there before.  Please tell me it's going to get better.  

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy November!
This is my first post - and boy am I hoping that I get this right!  My goal is to publish some of my fun teaching materials - so be on the lookout for some ideas and some freebies!  I thought it would be appropriate for my first freebie to go along with November.  So, you Smartboard enthusiasts will hopefully like this.  I like to take attendance on my Smartboard every morning and this is one of the files!  This is normally on my TPT store for a small fee, but I wanted to offer it for free - hope you enjoy!  And be sure to check out all of my attendance boards on TeachersPayTeachers!

Turkey Attendance