Friday, October 17, 2014

GIVEAWAY! {Celebrating my NEW blog design!}

Happy Friday everyone!

My GIVEAWAY starts TODAY!

I am celebrating my new blog design by Designs by Tenille! What better way to celebrate than to have a GIVEAWAY!

It was great to work with Tenille while designing my blog. She had great ideas and is so creative. I am so in love with this new design! If you're interested in redesigning your blog, I highly recommend Tenille!

I want to give a big THANK YOU to the over 30 TpT authors who donated their amazing products for this giveaway. 

Since I had an overwhelming response of donations, I split up the giveaway into two categories: K-2 products and 3-5 products.

You can enter with the Rafflecopters below. 

Here are the 28 amazing Kinder-2nd grade products!




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are the 10 amazing 3rd-5th grade products!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Rafflecopters will close Monday (10.20) at midnight!

Thank you for your support and good luck!
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wordless Wednesday {Giveaway!}

Happy Wednesday everyone!

This is my first time linking up with Miss DeCarbo at Sugar and Spice for her Wordless Wednesday!



I thought I'd share my banner for my upcoming giveaway this Friday (October 17th)! I'm celebrating my new blog design with a giveaway! You can win over 30 items from fabulous TpT authors! The Rafflecopter starts this Friday, October 17th!



There are two giveaways!

K-2 Products:




3-5 Products



 Here are the fabulous teacher authors!


So my post wasn't too "wordless," but I was just so excited to share the news! 
These pictures of the products say a lot though! Enter to win this Friday!


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Friday, October 3, 2014

Five for Friday {FREEBIES} October 3, 2014

Happy Friday everyone!


I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching today for her Five for Friday linky!


I created some posters for the Standards for Mathematical Practice this week! They’re posted on my TpT store for only THREE dollars! However, I’ll be posting them for FREE just for TODAY in exchange for some feedback! Thanks for your support teachers!





It was my third wedding anniversary this week! We are going out this Saturday to celebrate. We’re going on a date night and we’re going to see Gone Girl. CAN'T WAIT!




I have had a few new “likes” on my new Facebook page this week. If you “like” my page, you get access to a fun Halloween freebie. Check it out!




I am getting my blog redesigned with Designs by Tenille. She sent me the progress this week and I am SO EXCITED!  I want to host a giveaway to celebrate my new and improved blog design. I’ll be posting about this in the TpT forum and on Facebook, but are there any readers here who would like to participate? Email me for details! talesfromaverybusyteacher@yahoo.com

Here's a sneak peak!



Check out my Instagram page! I've been updating it more and more this week. I increased by 5 followers this week! Very exciting for me. LOL I love seeing other teachers on Instagram. It’s so much fun to see their cute classrooms and great ideas. My Instagram name is Talesfromaverybusyteacher! Maybe I'll see you on there!





Thank you for reading my post! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Halloween Craft for Your Students

Good evening everyone!


I have been crafting quite a lot when my baby naps (check out my crafting blog, When the Baby Naps, for more crafts) and I have this fun craft you might want to try with your students for Halloween. It’s fun, easy, and inexpensive.

You'll need...
Clay pots

Green, orange, black, and white paint

Googly eyes

Tacky glue

Black sharpies or paint pens



When I did this with my students, I got the miniature clay pots. They’re less than a dollar at Walmart! I know money can be tight, so maybe you can ask your students to bring in a clay pot (a size of their choosing).

There are four design options your students can choose from:
Frankenstein
Mummy
Ghost
Pumpkin

First, you’ll need to paint the rim black for any of the designs you choose. I used acrylic paint at home, but Tempera paint works well if you have that at school.


For Frankenstein, paint the pot green. For the mummy or ghost, paint the pot white. For the pumpkin, paint the pot orange. Let these dry for a day.

Then, you can take a paint pen or black sharpie. I used a sharpie with my students because it was easier. At home, I used a paint pen. For Frankenstein, add a smile, eyebrows, and stitches. For the ghost, draw some big black eyes and an open mouth. For the mummy, you can make lines like I did to make it look like bandages. For the pumpkin, draw a fun face with triangles.

Frankenstein is the only one who’ll need googly eyes. Help your students with some tacky glue to stick these onto his face.

Once these are dry, your students can fill the pots with dirt and seeds, some paper shred, or fake flowers. The options are endless.




Have fun with the Halloween craft and surprise your students’ parents with a little spooky gift!


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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Happy Saturday Night! {TpT Sale and Facebook FREEBIE}

Good evening everyone!

Just a quick post to let you know that I want to celebrate the end of September with a three-day sale at my TpT shop!



Everything at my store is 10% off!!!

Don't forget to check out all of my free items. They are super fun and easy to use in your classroom. All of my freebies are listed on my Freebie page here on my blog.

Finally, I just started a Facebook page! I had Facebook way back in the day when it first came out! I was in college, and you had to use your college email address to be a part of Facebook! WOW! Have things changed!

I deleted my Facebook a few years back, but I have missed it a lot and decided I would join Facebook once again!

I created a page to link to my blog and to meet more educators.


If you have a Facebook, stop on by my page and "like" it for a FREEBIE!

Thank you so much for your support and I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!



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Friday, September 26, 2014

Five for Friday {FREEBIE LINK}

I am linking up today with Doodle Bugs Teaching’s Five forFriday!





I posted a few new things for October!

A fun Pumpkin Seed Journal can be found on my TpT store.


Here are some pictures of my class when I did this activity with them!

So much fun with pumpkins!



I started a Facebook and a Facebook page for my TpT store!! I am new to this whole Facebook thing, but I figured out how to start a Fan Freebie page! Like my new Facebook page and get a fun Halloween/Pumpkin activity for your class!






I also opened my first Etsy shop this week and I started a Facebook page for my new Etsy shop. I have some freebies on my new craft blog too! I am obsessed with this online stuff, obviously!





My baby was 6 months yesterday! I tried getting a smiling picture like I try to do every month. This time, he only wanted to eat the sticker! HAHA!



I feel so badly, because today he has to get his 6-month vaccinations. It’s always worse for me to see him in pain. He gets over it before I do!



I made two new burlap wreaths this week for my Etsy shop! Tell me what you think!




Thank you for reading and for your support! Have a wonderful weekend!




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