Friday, July 27, 2012

Tell Me More, Tell Me More

I've had a bit of bloggers block recently.  I just haven't been able to get my mind to think about school recently! I guess I just don't want summer to end:(  So,  I've had a hard time thinking of things to blog about!  I was excited when I found Mrs. Lemon's linky party, and I thought it was too fun to pass up:) I have loved learning more about all of the bloggers who are linked up:) It has been fun to find out some of the things that we all have in common! are some quirky things that you might not know about me! 

1. Ok...this is the oddest thing about me, so I'm just going to start with that.  I can't stand to feel certain things on one side of my body and not the other.  For example, if one hand or foot gets wet I will freak out until the other hand or foot is wet. There it have my permission to to laugh.  I know it's strange. 

2. I never enjoyed reading until about two years ago.Two summers ago, I read The Shack.  I loved it.  After that, I have not been able to get enough.  I always have a book that I am reading.  My favorite author right now is Kristin Hannah.  Her books are so great! 

3.  I am not an animal person. I think they are cute, and I respect people who love their animals like family. But, that's just not me. I have never had a desire for a pet.....even when I was a kid. I hate sharing this information about myself because people always look at me like I'm heartless.  I promise I'm not!!

4. I don't see myself as a picky eater, but there are a few foods that I WILL.NOT.TOUCH.  Beans (except green beans), milk (I even drain the milk out of the spoon when I eat cereal), and jello.  I don't like beans and jello because of the texture.  They just gross me out.  I'm not sure why I don't like milk.  It has just always made me gag. 

5. I love the show Family Feud (I'm watching it now...that's what made me think of this).  It is filmed in Atlanta, so I'm trying to talk my family into auditioning.  We will see:) 

Now....I think you all should go link up so that I can learn some things about you:)  Happy Friday!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

And The Winner Is....

Thank you all so much for joining my giveaway!  The lucky winner was Patti!!

I'm sorry to all those that didn't win:(  BUT, I still wanted to show everyone else how much I love you, so for today only, the holiday line plot bundle will be on sale for $10 instead of $20.  That sale will end tonight at midnight, and the bundle will go back to $20!  Enjoy:)  Well, we are on vacation, so I'm going to get back to that!!  Have a great day!

Monday, July 16, 2012

100 Follower Celebration!!

Wow!  I can't believe it!  I started my little blog back in April.  I was ThRiLlEd when I reached 50 followers.  Now I am at 100!!!  I am so excited:)  I think that calls for a celebration!!!  Here is the deal: 

I have been working on the product that I am giving away ALL. SUMMER.LONG!  I am very proud of it, and I can't wait to use it in my own classroom this year!  So let's get to it.....

Line plot graphs are new to 2nd grade this year in the Common Core Standards. According to the standards, not only do students have to create and interpret line plot graphs, but they also have to plot measurements on a line plot graph.  I have taught line plots in 3rd grade, and I know how much review and practice they required.   So, that inspired me to create a series of products that will allow you to review measurement and line plot graphing throughout the whole year!!  Introducing.....Drum roll please........


There is a Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, St. Patty's Day, and Easter Line Plot Activity Pack included in this bundle!  I sell these individually for $5, and I sell all 167 pages of the bundle for $20.  If you win the giveaway, you will win the bundle! 

Each one of these Activity Packs (Except the Easter) includes:
  •  Holiday object to measure
  • A table to create after measuring the objects
  • A line plot graph for students to create and display the measurement data
  • A set of questions about the graph
  • A set of differentiated worksheets to use for additional assessment
The Easter one Includes:
  • Egg clipart (you give each student a bag of eggs)
  • A line plot to show how many eggs each student had
  • questions about the graph
  • a set of differentiated worksheets
Each one of these activity sets would be great as a center, but they could also very easily be used as a whole group or small group activity. I am very excited to use these in my own classroom this year, so I am thrilled for some of you to win them and use them as well:)  But....the fun doesn't stop there!!!

Some of my very sweet blogging friends donated some of their own items to my giveaway as well. I have checked out all of these items, and they are fabulous! Make sure you check out all of these awesome blogs as well!   The winners of this giveaway will also win.....


Any ONE item from her TpT Store!


Back to School Power Point Template

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment (with your email address).  I will choose 1 winner on Friday (July 20) using a random number generator.  

Good luck and thank you so much for following my blog:)  I have enjoyed this journey so much already! 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Catching up.....

Hey guys!  I hope you guys have had a wonderful week!  We have been super busy! We went to visit some family, and then a took a couple of days to do some much needed cleaning and organizing in my house!  I also ran in my very first 10K race!  The Peachtree Road Race is a HUGE race held in Atlanta each Fourth of July!  About 60,000 people participate.  I had not trained very well, but I decided to do it anyway.  It was so much fun. I finished it in the time goal that I set for myself. I ran about half of it, and then ran/walked the rest.  Here is the group of people that I ran it with!  I definitely want to do it again!

Well....I had not been on my blog in about a week!  What a nice surprise to get on and see that I now have 101 followers!!!!  You all are awesome, and I am working on a pretty big give away to celebrate this milestone:) Be on the look out for that in the next week! 

Back to school will be here before we know it!  I went to Wal-Mart yesterday, and they are already putting out school supplies!  Can you believe that?!?   Some of you probably read my post about the back to school gift labels. I blogged about some back to school gift labels to go with a gift for the students at open house.  You can give the students addition or multiplication flash cards with a label that either reads "I hope this ADDS up to be a great year" or "We will have some fun TIMES this year!" Well, I starting thinking this week, "Duh, Britney!  It would have been helpful to create some flashcards to go with these labels"!  I can't believe I didn't think of that before!  This way, instead of buying a set of flashcards for each student, you can just download them from my TpT store!  This way you only spend $5, and you can make as many copies as you need instead of spending about $20 on flashcards for the whole class!  You can download the labels here (they are FREE)and the flash cards here.  I made addition and multiplication flashcards, however, I had some trouble uploading the multiplication ones. The addition cards are on there and ready to download! I will have the multiplication ones up by tomorrow! 

Have a great day everyone:)