July 30, 2015

You've got the WRITE stuff! {B2S label-Freebie}

Back to school night will be here before we know it!  Many of my kiddos do not have the proper materials at home to do homework.  This year, I plan to give out a little package to help the homework process be easier for my kiddos and parents. 
I grabbed the envelopes at Target in the Dollar spot!  Crayons & pencil are from Walmart.  Each student will also have a laminated personalized bookmark printed on bright paper with a 'lil ribbon for fun.  Instead of taking the time to glue on every little sign, I used Washi Tape!
You can grab the editable bookmarks from googledocs here.  Please make sure you DOWNLOAD the file from googledocs, otherwise it will not work properly.
And for the labels, head to my TPT store.

July 29, 2015

Gettin' Ready- Tip #2 {Free & Editiable Name Tags}

I officially report back to school in one week.  ONE WEEK, y'all!  I normally don't use "y'all" but all my cute & sweet southern blogger friends do and it is getting stuck in my mind.  Maybe it'll be my new thing this year. :)
Let's talk name tags.  My students need to wear them for a handful of weeks at the beginning of the year.  I honestly can't even remember how many weeks at my "new" school.  I'm no longer "new" at this school, but I still kind of feel like it!  I've used a handful of different name tag styles over the years and I think I've finally found a method I like.
If you still need name tags/badges, I have uploaded this set as a freebie through googledocs.   Each tag is 3 X 4 inches.  Please make sure you DOWNLOAD the file from googledocs, otherwise it will not work properly.  You will be able to add your kiddos names using powerpoint.  I used the font Appleberry which is free for personal use.  I purchased my name badges through Amazon, which you can find here
And have you seen these adorable math nameplates by the cute Primary Graffiti?  If not, you must!  They are also FREE and EDITABLE!

July 28, 2015

Gettin' Ready- Tip #1 {Free Labels}

If you are like me, your mind is constantly thinking about school even though you still have some good summer days left.  I wish there was a way to "click" my school mind off at times!  Anyone else?  This week, I'm going to bring you a handful of quick and easy tips that I use in my classroom to make the day go as smoothly as possible.  Some tips you may already use, but some you may not.
Today is all about folders & notebooks.
This year I took the time to make labels way in advance.  Why?  Well, that Avery Template and I do not get along.  I created in powerpoint, saved as jpeg, then put into the template and did a lot of messing around with alignment and other buttons in Word.  It took awhile and I can't even explain fully what I did, but I like the outcome!
I try my best to get use the same color of notebook and folder for each subject.  This helps my classroom run smooth.  Students quickly know to grab out both items for math. 
This isn't always possible though!  I grabbed these pink folders at Target last week. I could not resist the color.  But, I refused to buy pink notebooks at a higher price at an office store.  Even though they were calling my name, I stuck to my "price" limits.  Instead, I just put a pink sticker on the top corner. 
 If you need labels, I have uploaded these 5 labels to my TPT for free!
--- Just a note---
I will not be adding any other labels to this set.  These are the only labels I need for my classroom, but am sharing just in case anyone else can use them:).

July 26, 2015

Assess Me! Get to you know linky!

I'm going to linking up with Rachel for a fun 'lil ice breaker activity for teachers and bloggers!
This will be a great way to get to know everyone a little bit more plus how adorable are these signs?!

July 19, 2015

Back 2 School Giveaway!

 I'm teaming up with the girls from Owl-Ways Be Inspired  for giveaways to help you get the new school year started off right!  We are giving away a gift card to Amazon{$100}, Target{$50}, and Walmart{$25}!
Now, I am also giving away a gift card to Old Navy! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway  
Make sure you also enter all of these amazing giveaways! You can get to each giveaway from the Owl-Ways Be Inspired Blog.