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July 27, 2016

Back to School Freebies {Did you grab these?}

I hope that you are having a relaxing summer.  This morning I woke up at 4:30 am with my head in full to do list mode.  The back to school nightmares dreams haven't started yet, but I'm sure they are just around the corner.

Today I wanted to share some quick links to FREEBIES that have made my classroom run extra smooth the past couple of years.   

Freebie- We Missed You! {Folder Cover and Assignment Notes

I printed these covers 4 per page, laminated, and stapled onto plastic folders (plastic since they are easily washable for sick kids).  They stay in a bucket, along with the included checklist.  When a student is absent, their neighbor grabs a folder and checklist, and throughout the day they update the folder with the materials the absent student will need when they return to school (papers that need to go home, interactive notebook papers to be glued, homework, etc).  

FREEBIE: Back to School Teacher Lists

This is my "get ready for school" teacher info. packet that I jot down notes and make plans for an easy transition back to school.  

Freebie:  Back to School Essentials

This contains more those Student papers that make life easier for me... Rainbow Edit, Whole Class Writing, and Monthly Grammar.  :)  

FREEBIE: Student Birthday Treat/Card {Glow Stick}

I print a stack of these cards on colored card stock, and on student birthdays I give students a glow stick, card, and homework pass.  

Novel Notes {Freebie File Folder Insert}

These notes keep my reading instruction moving nice and smooth.  Last year I passed out file folders for every novel, and the kids added these sheets to keep everything organized.  

This is by far the best classroom decision I made.  No more tickets, just a simple chart on the board that we add student classroom numbers, and still have the raffle on Fridays.  

Hope this helps!  

July 25, 2016

40 Book Challenge {Freebie}

The other day I was going through my computer files for Back to School and was reminded about the Book Whisperer... Remember this book? 

Click the text to head to Amazon to purchase.  
My students have kept a running list of books they have read for the past couple of years, but this coming year I wanted them to get little awards to help with motivation.  It's amazing how little recognition notes go a long way to motivate my reluctant learners.   

The attached freebie is really simple set up, but I hope that it helps someone.  There's the challenge sign, a reading sheet for student tracking, and the recognition notes that range from 5 books to 50 (for those students that pass the challenge).  

It's over on Google Docs. Hope you have a great day!

July 22, 2016

Back to School Teacher Clothes Giveaway! {LulaRoe Party Time}

It's a Back to School Sale - Teacher Clothes Edition!  My BFF is a LulaRoe consultant and we are teaming up to bring you a party of epicness!   I'm passing all my hostess presents on to lucky winners in the form of giveaways.

A little background...

Kia stared selling LulaRoe this past December, and I was hooked from the beginning.  I basically wear it almost everyday.  It's comfortable, affordable, and looks professional.  What are my favorites in their line of clothing?  

Irmas and Leggings

Irmas are a longer shirt that completely cover your rump.  I don't have to be self conscious. Best part - you go down 2 sizes for the perfect fit.  :)  Leggings are called Butter Leggings because they are so soft, like you want to keep feeling your legs (but you can't because it would look weird).  

Classic Tees

These are perfect to wear with pants, capris, and jeans.  I love that they are a little longer in length, so you don't have to worry about your shirt lifting up when you are erasing the board, hanging up papers  on the bulletin board, or when you are leaning over to help a student.  

Perfect Tees

This is my new favorite - I love that these are roomy around the belly and are so form flattering.  I can wear these with leggings, pants, or skirts.  

Maxi Skirts and Azure Skirts

Both kinds of skirts have that stretchy top that makes them super comfy.  

There are so many other styles, but I haven't tried them yet, like these Amelia dresses.  Absolutely darling and perfect for a busy day!

Here are some perfect, comfortable looks for the classroom:
Skirts, tops, and leggings...

LulaRoe is famous for their choices of patterns.

Get ready for this weekend's FB party sale - Go and follow her Facebook group so you are prepared... Everything starts bright and early (PST time) on Saturday morning.