Saturday, February 11, 2017

Brand New Valentine's Day Math Products!

I stowed away for a bit this weekend to create some new Valentine's Day products just in time for the holiday fun. Please tell me that I'm not the only one who loves Valentine's Day?!

I created two versions of the same Valentine's Day Scoot game and they're both 50% off for the first 24 hours! There's a black and white printable option. This option is easy to prep and print. The second option is a digital file for Google Drive or Google Classroom. I love this version because it's full color and the students love using computers. I also use the differentiation option in Google Classroom to pick and choose which slides each student gets.

The digital version has 40 slides like the one above with adding and subtracting mixed numbers and fractions. Use some. Use them all. You choose!

The printable version has the same questions but they're in an easy to print, black and white format. They can be colored in or left as black line art. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

MEGA Giveaway!! TpT Gift Card, Kendra Scott & MORE!

Hey there! I HAD to get on here quickly and share an AMAZING giveaway with you! I've teamed up with some of my favorite TeachersPayTeachers friends to bring you the best giveaway EVER!

If you didn't hear already, TPT is having a huge sale this Tuesday and Wednesday! With the code "lovetpt" you can save up to 28% in my TPT store! As a token of my gratitude, I've teamed up with some other great TPT sellers to offer you some Treat Yourself Prizes including $100 to TPT, $100 to and ANY 2 shirts you want from the Blue Envelope. 

Entry is easy! Click the link below to enter the contest and be sure to tell your friends about the contest! Contest winners will be announced on Wednesday at 8pm EST! 

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Win a TpT Gift Card & a FREE Product from My Store!

I'm running an awesome promotion on my Facebook page right now and I wanted to make sure that all of my blog followers have a chance to enter too!

On my Facebook page, through Wednesday, February 9th, you can enter to win a TeachersPayTeachers gift card and a free product from my store.

All you have to do is visit my Facebook page and find the graphic posted above. Once you've found it, head on over to my TeachersPayTeachers store and grab the link for one product you would love to win/buy with your gift card. Then, post that link in the comments! That's it!

Of course, if you want to share the giveaway with your friends, I wouldn't mind. ;)

I hope to see you over on Facebook for the contest!

Half Off at Half Time Sale! Don't Miss It!!

I wouldn't blame you if you said you love shopping more than you love the Super Bowl. In fact, you might be speaking my language if that's the case. Especially if you're shopping on TeachersPayTeachers!

I am linking up with tons of great sellers on TpT today to offer you half off deals at half time! Today only, all FOUR of my featured resources are on sale for HALF OFF! I made sure to pick the best of the best for you when I put this offer together!

Here's what you can find for half off today in my store!

This Google Drive unit is packed with awesome resources for teaching the Revolutionary War. Don't have Google Classroom? No problem. You can print the pages. I do have a black and white version in my store as well that is not on sale today. This resource has read alouds for every text, interactive activities, and tons of great information. Plus, everything is more fun on the computer, right?

My Mini Flip Fraction Bundle contains all FIVE of my fraction flip books. These flip books will make teaching fractions a BREEZE! You'll find flip books for adding fractions, subtracting fractions without regrouping, subtracting fractions with regrouping, multiplying fractions and dividing fractions. The flip books print to a half page and are double sided, making this an awesome paper saver!

Okay, maybe I have a thing with math. This flip book is great for introducing quadrilaterals and gives students a place to take notes as they learn about each shape: trapezoid, parallelogram, rectangle, rhombus and square. There are shapes to measure the sides and angles and the book makes the lessons so much fun!

Keeping up with my flip book theme, the last resource is my newest resource! I just finished it yesterday. This resource is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and covers the important pieces of information that students should understand in Earth Science. There are visual models, grade-level text and written response activities for students to practice using text-based responses. This is jam packed with information and perfect for 5th graders!

So...what thing are you most looking forward to during the #halfoffathalftime or #halfoffhalftime sale?

To find all of the other great resources, just type in #halfoffhalftime and #halfoffathalftime in the TpT search bar!


Sunday, January 29, 2017

8 Reasons Why I Love Selling LuLaRoe

I've been a LuLaRoe retailer for 7 months now. It's hard to believe that it has already been that long! You know what people always say...time flies when you're having fun! That couldn't be any more true when applied to my LuLaRoe journey. I am #teamlularoe all day, every day. 

Wondering what's so great about it? Let me count the ways....

1) You always have the best wardrobe. Consider this for a minute, those unicorns you're hunting...we get to keep them. That's not to say that every retailer keeps all of the unicorns. We're very generous and totally not selfish. However, when we pull out that "perfect for me" piece, it does go into our closet. All those hours spent hunting...not any more! For example, I've been needing a solid black Classic Tee for months. I didn't hunt for it. I just waited and the LuLaRoe warehouse delivered. One showed up in my box. No wild search, no time-stamp battles, it was just right there for me!


2) You never have to worry about being too busy to wash laundry. Those days are long gone for me. Of course, I do try to keep up with it. However, when I fail, my LuLaRoe inventory is always there to lend me a new outfit in times of need. The saying "I have nothing to wear" will never be spoken in your house again. Trust me.

3) Surprise date night? No problem. If you don't already own the perfect outfit, there's one waiting for you. I can guarantee it! 

4) Versatility. Each piece is incredibly versatile. This makes packing a breeze. You can throw a Mimi into your suitcase and you have a shawl, a scarf, a sweater, a blanket for the airplane...etc. You can wear that Julia alone, then you can put it under a Cassie for a brand new spin. The styling possibilities are endless and make travel wear so much easier.


5) The clothes are comfortable. Like...really, REALLY comfortable. I am a full-time teacher on top of selling LuLaRoe and I have never been so comfortable in my work clothes. I'll spend the day in the classroom and then come home and work on LuLaRoe shipping and photography without ever having to change. 

6) The business fits MY life. Thursdays are long days for me. I don't have to do a single second of work on a Thursday if I don't want to. Taking a long trip out of the state/country/etc? You don't have to work at all. Your inventory will be here when you get back and there's nothing and nobody telling you that you have to sell. It's done on your time and according to your needs. Nobody decides when you have to order, what to order, etc. I needed that and I can promise you that around report card time, I'm not selling much but it's there when I'm ready to push again.

7) Make as much as you need to when you need to! Have a large expense all of a sudden or want to save for a trip? LuLaRoe is a life-saver. I've been able to do so many things that were never possible before LuLaRoe because I can book more pop-ups, hold more online sales, and really put as much effort into my business as I need to in order to make my goals happen. LuLaRoe is there for're not working for LuLaRoe. If you need it, it delivers.

8) Holiday and birthday gifts are a breeze...for females at least. I always have the perfect thing to gift my friends and family members. I love picking outfits for them and saving them for gifts. Plus, who isn't going to love getting free LuLaRoe. We're both happier people for it!


Saturday, January 28, 2017

February Fun & A Free Word Search

Hey there friends!

I'm so excited about the fact that it's almost February. February is one of my favorite times during the school year for a few reasons.

1) Valentine's Day is such a fun school holiday. I love doing themed ELA & Math projects throughout the day. We have investigations, learn about candy and create fraction monsters. It's a blast.
2) February leads us into the fun things that come later on like our Right Brain art initiative (I can't wait to make our mural this year) and our architect residency (where we'll learn all about sustainability and design buildings for the future.
3) My LuLaRoe business starts to transition into spring sales and I get to order tons more skirts and dresses. Goodbye leggings and warm fuzzy clothing....eventually. ;)
4) State testing hasn't started and the atmosphere is still light and fun. I wish it could stay that way forever.

As soon as my mind starting focusing on February, I remembered some fun freebies that I have in my store. I wanted to share them with you because I thought that you might love all the holiday fun just as much as I do.

Here's what you can find in my store for free:

Factor practice! For me, Valentine's Day means we're in the thick of our fraction units. I still want my students to practice their fraction skills while they're having fun. I put together some heart-themed pages that get students thinking about factors and multiples in relationship to fractions. No prep, ready to go, easy to use!


Valentine's Day notes for students and staff. These notes have free homework passes for students and a thank you note for staff members. I like to spread the love on Valentine's Day and let members of my staff know how much I appreciate them. Plus, a free homework pass goes a lot further than candy. It's free and the students totally appreciate it.

Lastly, a blog-reader's freebie! This one isn't available in my store. It's only here for people who read my blog. I put together a quick (but cute) Valentine's Day word search. I love word searches and so do my students. This can be done during the madness called "passing out Valentine's", during morning work, etc. Ready to go, no prep. Print in color or black and white.

I hope these free resources help bring a little fun into your hectic schedule. Now, let me know in the comments what your favorite thing to do is during the month of February!


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Themed Products to Save Your Sanity

Getting your class on task....and quite the obstacle when the holiday are near! No matter when your winter break begins, I think we can all agree that everyone gets a little bit of the  "short-timer" syndrome right beforehand. Don't worry...I have your back!

I wanted some new, fun activities for my class right before break so I created some new holiday packs. I have a new math and ELA set in my store to accompany my previously created freebies. 

My students have loved these products during the crazy winter holiday season! The ELA pack includes a word search, a color-by-syllable, grammar and quotations practice, etc. The math set has practice with ordering decimals, decimal long-division, color by product, equivalent fraction practice, etc.

I've been so happy with this too because all I have to do is run some copies and go! The answer key is there and everything. 

The screen shots below show some of the fun pages included in these sets!

I hope these help you take some of the stress off and enjoy hanging out with your kids a little bit more.

Find them in my store by clicking the cover images below.