April 21, 2013

The Lock Smock!

I have been meaning to make this post for a good while now and I have totally been slacking!  I have been preparing for our Gender Reveal party which has been so much fun!!  At one point, I was beginning to think that this day would never come but thanks to the Big Guy upstairs, He made it happen!!  How cute are these invites that I found on Etsy? Love them to pieces!!!
 
 
I absolutely can't wait to find out if we have a little mister or a little miss on the way!  Either way...we are truly blessed!!
 
A few weeks ago, the super sweet Brianna from The Price of Teaching...
 
The Price of Teaching
 
contacted me and asked if I would like to try out one of her "Lock Smocks".  I was completely ecstatic to try one out!  You simply wrap this little guy around the door handles of your classroom door.  It allows you to keep you door locked at all times and in the case of a lock-down {lord help us that we never have one!}, you simply take the "lock smock" off and shut your door.  This way your door is always locked but you are able to open and close it as if it weren't with the "lock smock" on.  When it is taken off, your door is automatically locked and you don't have to fumble with keys!  Easy peasy!!
 
 
 
If you want to snatch one up at the amazing price of 5 bucks, head on over to her etsy store here!  You can read more about them on her blog here!
 
Have a blessed Sunday sweet friends!!


April 20, 2013

The Product Swap...Featuring {Growing Firsties}!

MrsStanfordsClass

Hi y'all!!  I am so excited to be pairing up with Growing Firsties for the Magical Product Swap hosted by Jessica Stanford from Mrs. Stanford's Class!!

First off...if you haven't checked out Growing Firsties, you must! 

Growing Firsties

She is absolutely adorable and even more sweet!!  Her ideas truly are amazing and right now she is hosting an awesome give-away for a $25 gift card to Target, Starbucks or TPT...a girl after my own heart!!


I must say...I am one lucky girl to be paired up with her!  Check out the product below that I got the chance to review...it is fantastic!!!

 
This unit is packed full of lesson plans, {anchor} charts, sorting cards, printables for homework and class, step by step directions for completing a review as well as TONS of writing paper in several formats!  My kiddos are simply going to eat this up...as is my admin!!  Check out a sneak below...this is just a SNIPPET of all the amazing-ness that is included!!
 

 
Completely aligned for K-2...no questions about it...it is for sure Common Core!!

 
I used this slide on my ENO Board and had the students assist me in identifying the facts vs. the opinions!!

 
These pages were perfect to use as a "show what you know" or homework!

 
I loved all of the anchor charts that I could easily display on my ENO Board and print to go on my content boards!

 
Lisa has A TON of other fabulous resources in her TPT store that you must check out!!  Hurry...head over there NOW {Click the pic below}!!!
 
 
 
Thanks Lisa for pairing up with me...you are the best!! 
I am so excited that we are "bloggy friends" now!!!