Thursday, August 29, 2013
Hello All, I have just reduced all of my theme units to $5.00 or less on TpT!!!!! As a way of saying thank you to all of you wonderful teachers out there! I thought a little extra savings and the ability to stock up on theme specfic resources would get your school year rolling in the right direction. This is not a sale I will leave these and all future theme units I make at $5.00 or less with the exception of mega units and combo units. Please visit my store to check out everything from Farm to Hibernation to Ocean and more! Thank you for investing in our young children! TPT STORE LINK And don't forget to download all of my great freebies! Please leave feedback and follow my blog and store. Till next time, Christine
Sunday, August 25, 2013
As many of you already know I am a Christian school teacher in a small private school. I have decided to start making my Bible craftivities into files for others to access for their own Christian classrooms or homeschools. I have just finished putting together my first file for a Creation Flip Book and it is listed for free on TpT. The file includes full picture instructions as well as an option for color or black and white. Throughout this year I plan to list each Bible story craftrivity I do in my classroom and then bundle them at the end of the year. I am also working on a God's Journal, similar to the poetry and math journals you see so often in classrooms theses days but this one will celebrate our faith. I would appreciate your feedback after downloading the file and sharing this with other believers. Please take a minute to follow me here on my blog and hop on over to TpT to get your free flip book file. While you are there please check out my other items and follow my store for more Bible craftivities to come soon. Till next time, Christine CREATION FLIP BOOK LINK
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Well school has officially begun here in Texas and it is wonderful to get my family back on schedule and my new little class of cuties into routine. This year I am girl heavy with 9 girls and 5 boys. They are a wonderful group of 4 year olds and I can't wait to get to know them better. I have one student yet to meet who should arrive in the morning but otherwise my group is energetic, full of life and typical four year olds with a love of learning and for the Lord. The families I am working with have done an excellent job with these little guys. So far we have practiced our procedures, learned how to properly play in centers, used our crayons, markers and pencils with success and had fun getting to know each other. Tommorrow each of my kiddos will get their chance to add their name to my new word wall that is why I am revealing it to you today! Since my classroom is also a Sunday school room I have some restrictions on what I am allowed to do, this being said I have gotten somewhat creative in making sure my room has everything it needs for school. Drum roll please........ SIMPLE WORD WALL TPT And be on the lookout for my set of picture vocabulary word cards to use with this word wall and for many other activities. I should have them posted this weekend. Till next time, Christine
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Well, here is a jam packed post full of my 2013-2014 classroom decor, information on the TpT sale and a great new product called smart fab. I will start with the huge 28% off sale running today and tomorrow, my entire store is 20% off and at checkout use code BTS13 to get another 8% off! Great deals to be had, I have 57 items on my wishlist, I've been waiting for this sale to buy them! Next, I will explain smart fab so when you see my reveal you know what to look for.I was sent three sample rolls of this product to test and review, smartfab is a replacement for board paper, constructon paper and other craft paper we generally use in a classroom. It is light, cuts easily and has bright even color. I used 2 of my sample rolls when decorating my classroom. I did not have time to do any special projects with it however the green makes a great board cover when doubled over (or else you can see through it)check out the vibrant color in this picture of my front board. www.smartfab.com And now for the rest of my classroom reveal: I placed my centers towers in the back of my classroom ith each ones respective clip chart on the bathroom door:
Saturday, August 10, 2013
I don't know if you have heard but Teachers Notebook has decided to create bundles of products for a back to school promotion this week. Let me tell you the bundles are awesome, each one is around $20 and includes 15-20 different products. I have gone through all of the pre-K to 2nd bundles and there are some great resources in them. My Frog Fun Unit is featured in Bundle #9. There is so much great stuff in this bundle that I might just have to buy it even though it has my own product, that is how good the deals are! I want to buy all of the bundles but have decided to limit my budget to $60. That will get me three great bundles worth over $400.00. Hop on over as soon as you can to get your bundles.....I will be hard to choose just one! TEACHERS NOOTEBOOK HOMEPAGE And..... to add to all of the back to school fun over there at Teachers notebook I have put my entire store on sale for 20% off and am hosting a giveaway of my Volcano Adventure Word Work Center! The start of this year is going to be a wild ride as usual get your resources early! Enjoy! Christine
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Hello All, I have finally decided how I am going to manage my centers this year. With 4 towers full of drawers and various other centers I need to keep the kids organized in an easy way. I have created 3 small clip charts to help me with this. One for literacy centers, one for number centers and one for exploration centers. The exploration center chart will cover my science and sensory centers. I made it simple on myself by just using ribbon and velcro dots (which I buy by the hundreds on ebay since they are so expensive!) You can get these charts in my TpT store by using this link: Jungle Clip Charts To assemble start with a piece of 1" wide ribbon and print your pages on cardstock. Laminate for durability. lue the header to the ribbon and place velcro dots on the ribbon, equally spaced to fit the center cards.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Congratulations to Jennifer Rogers Webb! She has won this weeks giveaway of my Volcano Adventure and Jungle drop literacy centers! Stay tuned for my next installment of "Organization for Differentiation" and the next giveaway. Hint: Get your laminators ready!