Sunday, August 28, 2016

Oriental Trading Gift Card Giveaway!

Hello friends! I am here today to share about a wonderful giveaway going on right now! Would you like to win a $25 gift card to Oriental Trading? Keep reading and enter the giveaway for your chance to win :)

Have you visited Oriental Trading lately? They have so many supplies, manipulatives, decorations, and more. This year, our school theme is Superhero and I am keeping my eye on these must haves. Check them out here.

Picture from Oriental Trading

Furthermore, did you know Oriental Trading has a blog with Education Archives? I am loving this motivational bulletin board and how easy it is to set up. Check it out here.

NOW for our giveaway!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:  
Prize: $25 Oriental Trading Gift Card
Giveaway Organized by:  Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher), 
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter to enter. Giveaway ends 9/8/16 and is open worldwide.

Good luck friends and until next time :)

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Back to School K-2 Linky!

Hello friends! Welcome back to our monthly I Teach K-2 Linky! Today I am joining my wonderful blogger friends to talk about back to school inspiration and some resources that will definitely SAVE you some time and money!! Make sure to read all the way to the END for an amazing giveaway!!! 


To start off, I'm going to share two of my favorite inspirational quotes for back to school. Feel free to download these, print them, and share them. 



Now on to a FREEBIE just for you! I usually struggle heading back to school trying to find the perfect reading logs for my students. I know there are many free ones, but I wanted one that would meet the needs of my bilingual kiddos. I have two versions for you both in English and Spanish. One is a general reading log with space for date, title, minutes, and signature. Then there's a different version labeled Monday-Thursday where I added the option for students to write a summary of what they read. It helps keep them accountable for their reading and practice their summarizing skills. Click HERE to download these or click the picture below to be redirected to my TpT store for your FREE download.

I also wanted to add a website you will definitely want to visit during back to school season: MPM School Supplies! I am loving their classroom rugs (which are also in English or Spanish if you're looking for bilingual resources) and will be a great addition to any classroom!



Enjoy and hope these help you as we head back to school for an AMAZING 2016-17 school year! 

XOXO Until next time friends! Don't forget to enter below to WIN one of three amazing prizes :)






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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Do Not Disturb Folders - Spanish

Hello friends and welcome back to my blog! Today I will be sharing a wonderful organization/management tip that has worked with my kiddos: Do Not Disturb Folders! My team teacher introduced me to these my very first year teaching, and I haven't looked back since then. Of course, now they look much cuter. 


Basically, these create a little office for students when they need to really, really focus on their work (also during state testing)! You've probably seen these at teacher stores or online. Here's a picture of some type of offices teachers use.

Find these at Really Good Stuff

Back in 2010, my team teacher helped me create these with recycled manila folders and tape. Those were great and lasted several years. I think some are still around. However, I worked on some new ones for my kiddos that have this "Do Not Disturb" sign in SPANISH! Want to create these for your students? It's fairly simple and will definitely help lessen distractions during independent work time. 


First, you will need two manila folders, a glue stick, and this FREE download from my TpT store. Print it out in color or in black and white as needed.


Next, overlap the two manila folders and glue them together to make a trifold. See below.


Then, glue the printable on the outside middle cover. Finally, you can laminate them to guarantee they'll last for years to come!


Easy peasy huh! Now, create as many as you need for your class. I team teach, BUT only create one class set.  I keep them in a skills box so that students can use them as needed. 

Enjoy your free download, friends, and until next time! XOXO


Monday, August 1, 2016

Back to School TpT SALE!!!

Hello friends! Are you ready to go back to school for the BEST YEAR EVER??? I am excited and anxious to meet my new group of 2nd graders and for all the surprises that 2016-17 await for us!


To celebrate back to school, TpT is having a huge SALE where you can save up to 28% on most resources (including my already reduced BUNDLES)!!! Say what?!? Yup, head on over to save money, shop, save money, and shop some more! Don't forget to use the code BESTYEAR and to redeem your TpT credits to get the best deals!



On a similar note, my Spanish Teacher colleagues and I have worked hard this summer to bring you an eBook full of:
*Back to School Tips
*Freebies and
*Products
 that will  make back to school easier and stress free for you! Go download and find 20 PK-5th sellers sharing their best ideas and products with you! Enjoy friends and don't forget to go shop this amazing SALE!


XOXO Until next time friends!