Sunday, April 26, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Giveaway!

Isn't it nice to feel appreciated?
To feel LOVED for what you do?
Well..there are times when teachers feel loved & cared for
AND
times when we feel OVERWORKED & UNDERPAID!

WAIT!
We LOVE YOU!
The bloggers at iTeachFirst know 
YOU WORK HARD!
We want to do a little something special  so we are
throwing a super awesome giveaway
to show how much we care!


You can win a $25 giftcard from 
Target
Starbuck's
Amazon
or
TPT

We got to thinking..Hmmmm...what if I won a card?
What would I want?
Thank You Laura Numeroff...


WOW! $25 from  Target???  Hmmm..

I am working on my classroom libraries...so...


$25  at Starbucks ?


Who doesn't LOVE a DESIGN YOUR TUMBLER?
(Of course...filled with COFFEE!!!)

Amazon...MY LOVE!

I already have 2 laminators & a wonderful printer...
so I always (always) need

Laminator pouches ( on sale of course )
AND
TONER!!!
With all the printing I do...always need black & color toner!


and / or  $25 at TPT
Hmmmm...let me check my WISHLIST ( there are LOTS of goodies on it)




and I am a clip art addict...ANY clip art would make ME feel APPRECIATED!

OK..so there it is!
MY wish list for Teacher's Appreciation Week!
How about YOU?
All you have to do is click the LOGO and go to
iTeachFirst.com and enter!
Good Luck!

and..
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!












Saturday, April 25, 2015

Do YOU ever just need...A KICK IN THE PANTS?????

I can tell it's SPRING...
I'm getting
LAZY!
Now ..I work 3 jobs..I get up at 5:00AM and go to bed at 9:00PM.
I think I deserve some DOWN time!
BUT...
Then...I..get...really....complacient...procrastinate...LAZY!
So every once in a while..
I need someone to give me a little
PUSH    SHOVE    KICK IN THE  PANTS!

Time to  git'er DONE!


This has been one of those weeks!
So...
I have a packet I made that I use in my classroom 
A  LOT!

If any of you already have this...
DO NOT FEAR!
Help is on it's way!
Now, 
MY KIDS LOVE THIS!
The packet is full of idependent activites, comprehension questions, word work,etc
ALL related to the BOOK OF THEIR CHOICE!
I can use it with ANY book..
AND
My independent readers can read a book
 and as a GROUP
( can we say COLLABORATE )
they can DISCUSS & complete the pack TOGETHER!
Now I don't use it daily...maybe once every two weeks or so. 
It takes them awhile & I really want them to "get into it".
Lots of rewards, positive notes, specials when completed.
It's a GOOD THING!
BUT..
It's OLD. Really OLD. 
It was in need of "A LIFT" ( in all the right places ).
Sounds like me!
SO..I DID IT!
I GOT 'ER DONE!
And here she is..
ALL gussied up and purdy!











She has grown from 14 pages to 44!
She is ALL GROWED UP NOW!
I added a booklet style because
PAPER & INK ARE AT A PREMIUM!
So now...less paper...less  ink...more  productive teacher & students!

My Little LOVE...
Book Club
 is available
at my TPT store
(click picture)
AND
my EDUCENTS store...
(Click picture)


You will  LOVE this!









Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tricks & Tips for Teachers 4.23.15

Hi everyone!
It's THURSDAY!
TGIF..almost..Hang in there..
I am linking up with 
Becca @ Foxwell Forest





Today's Tip is about 

GUIDED READING BOOKS!

I have been BUSY cleaning out our Literacy Closet.
I mean SORTING, LABELING, Bagging, & Re-tubbing
5,000 BOOKS!






So what I HAVE FOUND...is the most efficient way to 
SHARE books as a staff..
Tub them, bag them, insert a sign out card, & USE THEM!
The books were put by six-packs into Gallon sized zip-lock bags.
No Fuss...
We used these sign out cards inside the baggies.

FREEBIE...click HERE

So....when we are DONE (Soon I hope )
I will share pictures with YOU.
Until then..I have to get back to my sorting..
NOW WHERE DID I SEE THAT BOOK???
:)

What does your site use for GUIDED READING & how do you use them?





Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday 4.22.15

I am linking up with 

for....
Wordless  Wednesday!




Guess what we are working on in MATH?

Where are you in the WONDERFUL WORLD of  MATH?



If you Give a Mouse a ....WISH LIST????

Don't you just LOVE
"If you give a Mouse a Cookie"???
I do!
Laura Numeroff got it RIGHT!
If you give a treat...you'll want another..and another...and another!
So ..
My friends and I 
at 
iTeachFirst

...were  wondering...
WHAT WOULD A TEACHER WANT?
How would YOU answer....

IF YOU GIVE A TEACHER A GIFTCARD...
WHAT WOULD YOU WANT?

Hmmmm...
Let's make  a  WISH LIST...














My friends and I want to THANK YOU..
The teachers who LOVE what they do!

 We are having a giveaway!
A "TEACHER APPRECIATION" giveaway!

So...before we begin...start making those WISHLISTS!
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE????

Stop back by April 25 to find out how to enter! 
HAHAHA...Hang in there!
So EXCITING!
So ...I need to begin MY wish  list! 
What do I NEED? 
What do I WANT?
SO many things...so little time!
:)