Aug 20, 2013

Flash Kids Giveaway Begins Today Choose Your Favorite Product

We are happy to announce that we are teaming up with Flash Kids to offer you a giveaway.  If you go to Flash Kids website, you can browse through and see some of the great products that they offer for various grade levels.  

We were asked to review kindergarten/first grade products.  Here are the products that we chose to review:

We chose Reading For the Gifted Student which is in the form of a workbook.  We thought that this product could be used by parents to help support a gifted child in the reading area.  The workbook presents many thought-provoking reading passages, stimulating questions, and critical-thinking activities.

Vocabulary for the Gifted Student was a second choice that we chose to review.  Again, this would be a great tool for parents to help stretch a gifted student with vocabulary.   This product introduces advanced learners to skills and concepts that will benefit them in the years to come. These workbooks teach challenging words in context through reading passages, as well as through critical thinking, writing, and drawing activities. 

Our last product we chose to review was Math for the Gifted Student.  This work book avoids practice drill pages and presents students with logic-based activities which provides that high level thinking skills that we are promoting at even the primary classrooms.  The advanced content is rich in problem solving and develops critical and creative thinking. The varied activities encourage your gifted learner to experience learning at an accelerated level. 

After reviewing these products, we feel that we now have a new resource that we can present to parents of gifted students.  Thanks Flash Kids for asking us to review your products!!

Now here is your chance to win a product from Flash Kids.  Here is all you will want to do:
1.  Go to Flash Kids' website:  Click Here:  Flash Kids
2.  Find your grade level 
3.  Search for different products that are offered at your grade level
4.  Once you have searched, you will need to find ONE product that you would love to win from Flash Kids.
5.  Leave us a comment of what product and grade level that you would love to win.
6.  Please make sure that you leave your name and email so that we can contact you if you win the giveaway. 

Our giveaway begins Tuesday, August 20 and will end on Friday, August 23 at midnight.  We will announce a winner on Saturday, August 24.  Good luck~

Aug 17, 2013

TPT Sale and The Carson Dellosa Winner Is

Thanks Leanne Baur for the TPT sale slide!!

Head on over to our TPT store to fill up your carts.  Here is our direct link to our TPT store:  Busy Bees

Well, it is officially back to school on Monday, August 19.  We will screen kindergarten students for 3 days.  Then Thursday 1/2 of my class comes all day and Friday the other 1/2 of my class comes.  The the following week my entire class will start on Monday.  Going in to school today to wrap up some finishing touches. Enjoying my last summer weekend!!

Aug 11, 2013

Carson-Dellosa Giveaway...You Choose Your Product and Grade Level

We were so excited when Carson-Dellosa contacted us about doing a giveaway on our blog.  They sent us The Complete Common Core State Standards Kit for first grade.  

This kit offers a pre-printed, easily organized system that not only provides an entire list of Common Core State Standards in both math and language arts for your particular grade level, but also provides a clear method of displaying the standard and the coordinating "I Can" statements in the classroom. The kit comes with divider cards and 2-sided cards with "I Can" statements on one side and the corresponding standard on the other. Use with the Daily Standards Pocket Chart to clearly and efficiently display the cards in your classroom. Includes over 100 2-sided cards and 10 dividers.

The print is large enough for you to post in your classroom.  
Cards can be used for you to sort through so that you can make sure that you have covered each standard throughout the school year. This kit definitely gets a 5 star rating from us!!

Carson-Dellosa has graciously allowed us to host this giveaway for them.  Here is how the giveaway works if you are the winner:

You may choose one of the following items at your grade level preference:

Here is how you enter:  
Please leave us a comment telling us which product you would love to win, what grade level you are requesting, and don't forget to leave us your email.
The giveaway begins Sunday, August 11 and ends on Wednesday, August 14 at midnight EST.  We will announce the winner on Thursday, August 15.  Good luck~

Aug 8, 2013

Getting Closer

I have been in and out of my room the last few days.  I have either been at our son's new house helping him paint, at meetings for school, or in my classroom trying to wrap it up.  We don't start school until August 19, but I really want to try to be finished here real soon due to some school commitments the last week of vacation.
Here is some of what I worked on in my room prior to Thursday:

I actually sewed these on my sewing machine to wrap up a bulletin board.  Our school colors are blue and yellow.

Used my good old cricut to cut some polka dots for the trash can.

Painted my desk earlier this year, so of course I had to add some vinyl to my desk to jazz it up~
This is the bulletin board where I am going to put the pennants that I sewed.  Then going to put class goals that we achieve each month back in this area to reflect and keep "score" of goals that we have reached this school year.

I could not throw away the left over material from sewing my pennants, so I thought I needed to make myself a new curtain.  This is the back of the door which is on the inside of my classroom. 

Front of my door which is not completed yet.  I am adding to it each day!
This is our 6 Traits Writing Posters and Mini Individual Student Goal Cards packet on our TPT store for just $4.00.  Click here to find the direct link: 6 Traits Writing Posters and Mini Individual Student Goal Cards Packet

Worked hard on this bulletin board today and got it all finished.  This is what it looked like prior to wrapping it up.  I will post completed picture.

Used Chevron contact paper to decorate my big book stand.  I am thinking I need some kind of lettering for something in that large space.  Check back soon to see what I decide to do.
Used a little blue and yellow ribbon for my Kiss Your Brain chocolate container.

Blue and yellow birthday container where I am going to house my birthday treats.  I have OWL things purchased already for birthdays, I just need to finalize my treats.
 Another meeting tomorrow in the afternoon, but my plan is to work hard in my room during the morning so that I can wrap things up.  Hopefully I will be back to you soon with some more pictures of some more completed projects.