Friday, March 29, 2013

Five for Friday and Spring Cleaning Sale

Hi there, I'm linking up with Doodles Bugs Teaching for a Five for Friday Linky Party!  Link up and share five random things by clicking on the button below!

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I am on SPRING BREAK!  It officially started today and we will be out all next week as well!  I can't wait to stay up late and sleep in with NO alarm clock! See my to-do list in the e-card below :)

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I worked like a crazy woman every night this week to revamp my Common Core Math Quick Assessments (Grades 1, 2, and 3) after such a positive response to the revamped Common Core ELA Graphic Organizers.  Click on any of the pictures below to take you to the product in my TPT Store.  Remember, if you have already purchased any of these products, you can get the updated, revamped file for FREE!  Just go to your TPT home page and click "My Purchases", find the product, and click "Download Now" to get the cute, new version at no extra charge.

1st Grade:

2nd Grade:

3rd Grade:

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Non-Teaching Related: With all of my family's health issues that happened this winter, I decided it was time to get back to the gym.  Well, I went back alright....Monday.  Then I was so sore I could barely walk the rest of the week, so I'll try again....Next Monday.  The e-card below says it all.  Sad but true, my friends, sad but true.

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I was blessed to go to a Leader in Me Symposium last week.  We are a Leader in Me school, well county actually.  It is an absolutely wonderful program!  If you have never heard of the Leader in Me, you can find out more at {this website}.  I was so very honored to hear Ron Clark speak at the symposium and all I can say is wow!  He is one inspiring man!  Check out the Ron Clark Academy {here}.  If you ever get a chance to hear him speak, you should jump on it!  He has some pretty awesome videos on YouTube also.

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Since today marks my first day of spring break, it's time to relax, rejuvenate, and do some spring cleaning!  Now I'm not talking about my house, because Lord knows THAT stays a hot mess.  I am referring to my TPT wish list.  Mine is getting pretty full at this point and so I, along with many other blogger friends (see below), are having a fun two-day sale this weekend.  On Saturday and Sunday, feel free to clean out your TPT wish list and save on ALL items in my TPT Store - 20% OFF, my friends!  It would be a great time to stock up on the rest of my monthly Common Core Writing Activities if you don't have them all or are just finding them late in the year!  I know I will be doing lots of "spring cleaning" as well....on TPT though, definitely not my house.  :)

And let me add that the adorable graphic above is courtesy of Krista Wallden of The Creative Chalkboard.  If you haven't already, you MUST check out her adorable clipart and frames on TPT.  Soooo cute!

Happy shopping spring cleaning!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Common Core Graphic Organizers: New Look!

Well, y'all, I have been working my booty off to revamp my Common Core ELA Graphic Organizers on TPT.  Let me show you the difference.  You could say I've learned a LOT about graphic design since I first started creating products.  Check it out...

This is a preview of all the much-needed cuteness that I added to my 2nd Grade pack:

This is a preview of all the much-needed cuteness that I added to my 1st Grade pack:

This is a preview of all the much-needed cuteness that I added to my 3rd Grade pack:

AND... if you just want to check out a couple of graphic organizers for FREE, then you can download my FREE SAMPLE pack to check it out before you buy:
The cool part is...if you have already purchased this product, then all you have to do is go back to your "My Purchases" at the top of your TPT page, find the product, and re-download the revised, cuter version for FREE y'all!  Isn't that awesome?!  And if you haven't purchased yet, please click on any image above to check it out in my TPT Store!

ONE LAST REQUEST: Please pin, pin, pin these cute babies right from my TPT store!  I would love to replace the old, outdated pins floating around with these much cuter, newer pins!  Thanks, as always, for your continued support!  You all are awesome!

Oh!  One more thing and I promise, I'm done.  If you made it all the way down to the bottom of this post, then you're better than I am!  I realized I never blogged about my April Common Core Writing Unit that I finished up and posted this weekend.  You can check it out {HERE} or click any of the images below.  I think it's my cutest yet :)

OK, I'm done now!  Enjoy the rest of your week!  :)