Pinterest Collaborative Boards Join In

I am addicted to Pinterest. I think I spend way to long browsing about and looking for great ideas to use in my classroom as well as home improvement, recipes, health, fashion, gift ideas and more. There are so many awesome ideas out there that are so unique and helpful. Each day I am amazed at all these treasures I find.  Now, if only there were enough hours in the day to actually implement more of these fabulous ideas. I decided to start a couple of collaborative boards for teachers to pin their very best creations and educational finds. My first board is for all my fellow kindergarten teachers and it is entitled "Kindergarten Express." My second board is for teachers throughout the primary grades(Pre K-5) and it is entitled "Primary Grades Fun & Learning."  I would love for you to join in on the fun and learning!! Please leave your pinterest url for me to invite you in the comment section below. You must be a follower to these boards in order to join in as a collaborator. I can't wait to see all your innovative creations.Please be respectful and only pin up to three paid products per day. I would also love to see educational resources, quotes, videos, bulletin board ideas, etc. Happy Pinning!  


Back To School Sale 20% off Entire Store

This weekend I've decided to have another big sale  on Teachers Pay Teachers and Teachers Notebook just in case you missed last week's sale. My enitre store will be marked down 20% off. Hurry and don't miss out on this great opportunity. The sale is Aug. 24th-Aug. 26th. I have 16 new products in my store just in time for back to school.

Owl Theme Editable Storage Labels

All week long I've been very busy setting up my classroom for this upcoming school year. Each year is a new beginning and a fresh start. As teachers, we are all looking for ways to be better organized and become more efficient with our time. This morning I worked on decorating and organizing my rolling cart storage bins. I have three of them in my classroom and I know several teachers have them as well. You can easily find them at your local Walmart, Target or any major department store. I designed these adorable owl, chevron, editable labels to go on them. I think they came out really cute. These labels will also work well on any medium or large size storage bins you have in your classroom. Pick and choose the labels you want to customize your needs.

Get ready for back to school with some amazing savings. Remember to use the promo code BTS2013 at checkout. You will receive 28% off my entire store. Please check it out. This summer I've added 15 new products. Have a fabulous school year. Happy Teaching!!

Common Core E-book Free

I am so thrilled to see my page was published in the free"Common Core E-book for ELA grades k-2." This book is filled with outstanding resources to assist you with aligning your lessons to the Common Core. Each page has teacher tips, free resources along with paid products from several amazing teachers that took the time to share their work.There are already close to 4,000 downloads.  Here is my page.

Here is the link to the free ebook

It is Time for Back to School!

     Just a couple of more weeks left and I will be back to school. This summer I've been very busy putting together lessons that align with the Common Core. I put a lot of thought into what needs to be addressed during the first few weeks of school as I developed these lessons. As a kindergarten teacher, I want to first begin by developing a positive classroom community whereby children feel safe and good about themselves. I want students to learn to make wise choices as they follow classroom rules. I developed a couple of products that will support classroom climate and make my job easier as I begin to address academics. These products get the kids thinking about their behavior and gives them an oportunity to write their thoughts. Students will also love recieving incentive cards on their desks for positive behavior. These products can be used throughout the year as the students develop better writing skills. It is great for upper grades as well. or or


The children have so much to learn in kindergarten. At the beginning of the year, the focus is on letter recognition and beginning sounds. I developed a product called "Alphabet Soup." Children will have fun finding letters in the soup and practice writing them on letter graphs. This ties in nicely with math as they learn graphing skills while at the same time learn to recognize and write letters. Beginning sounds is the focus at the beginning of the school year for kindergarteners. Therefore, I put together some cool looking school bus mats for sorting picture cards to match beginning sounds on the windows of the bus. or or
At the beginning of the school year in math, my goal is to develop number sense using numbers up to ten. I put together 40 worksheets that tie in nicely with the new Common Core Standards. We are no longer using our current math series since it is outdated and does not address many of the new standards. I have a feeling that several school systems are in the same dilemma. Teachers are scrambling around trying to find the right lessons that address these new Common Core Standards. Both Teachers Pay Teachers and Teacher's Notebook have been a blessing for many teachers as they find new and exciting ways to teach math while being sure that it is aligned to the new standards. Please check out my new "Number Sense Fun in Kindergarten."  It may be  very helpful with getting through these first few weeks of school.  or

Congratulations to the winners of my giveaway.

Rachel, Lisa and Paula are super excited to be receiving lots of cool products that have been donated to this giveaway. Thanks so much for all who participated in this special giveaway.