Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Wow, everyday I think I am going to get a chance to take pictures of all the great stuff we are doing in school, but I literally don't stop at all!  We are jammed backed this year with all kinds of new things to do for the kids.  I am going to stop and take a minute to breath at some point, but I wanted to let you know that we are still around and working hard.  In the meantime, I want to say how much I appreciate all of you and have this quick sale so that you can stock up on somethings that may be on your wishlist.  Grab them quickly!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful school year and I am looking forward to Thanksgiving break!  

(click on the picture)

Only 6.00 for these Success Kits and Unit and only a 1.00 for the reader and Roll a Pumpkin Pie!

We also have a beautiful new foster girl named Maggie.  She is such a sweetie. As many of you know, my two dogs are just crazy dogs and always doing or in to something.  Maggie is just the most calm and sweetest dog.  She does not even need a leash when we walk her.    She is 3 years old and a beautiful yellow lab.  What I love the most about her is that she is so gentle and is such a snuggle bug.  Anthony has fallen in love with her because she sleeps next to him at night.  He has always wanted the dogs to sleep with him, but they are too busy stretching out and pushing Tom and I off our bed!  This morning I woke up next to Dudley's gigantic head sharing my pillow!  Oh my!  Maggie is being fostered for the House of Hope in Elkton, Maryland.  If you are interested, check out their facebook page or website.  They have so many beautiful dogs there!  


Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall is upon us and that means it's time for some Teaching Trick & Treating!

That's right - I have teamed up with my Freebielicious friends again to share some 
teaching tricks and special free treats for you!  

Here is a fun trick for you to do:
Do you want to be able to quickly scan your pile of homework in the morning to see who still needs to hand it in or who forgot it at home?  Well, a wonderful teacher in my district shared this fabulous and easy trick with me and I LOVE IT.  All you do is have a basket with wooden clothes pins  clipped along the sides of it.   Each clothes pin has a number on it.  Every child is assigned a number and when they come in to class in the morning, they take their clothes pin clip it to the top of their homework and put their homework in the bin!  How great is that?  I can quickly see who has handed in their work and who has not.  
Thank you so much Karla Teoli for sharing this time saving tip with me!  

Now for your treat!

This freebie will help your little ones review their numbers to 10.  Who doesn't love football?  So let them cheer and match the numbers to tally marks, dice, ten frames and fingers.  It is a great game to play in a pocket chart, or a matching game or even play WAR with it.  The possibilities are endless and waiting for you and your class to have fun with it.  

Hop along to the next Freebielicious friend to see what their Trick & Treat is!



Sunday, October 12, 2014

Custom T-Shirt Mega GIVEAWAY from Freebielicious

Every once in a while,  the girls at Freebielicious discover a really awesome product for classroom teachers that is so amazing, we just have to share it with you! Today is one of those days! Get ready because we are hosting a super cute giveaway for custom classroom t-shirts from ClassroomFaces.com. We will be giving away a class set* of custom t-shirts to THREE lucky Freebielicious fans! Isn't that amazing? 

These are NOT your average t-shirt designs. The people at ClassroomFaces are so creative, they found a way to print a collection of drawings from every child in the class on the set of t-shirts, to create a truly custom design! Nobody else in the world will ever have a t-shirt exactly like the one your class designs. The website may be called "Classroom Faces" but there are SO many more options for children to draw than just their face. Sample designs on the website show creative ideas using student handprints or drawings of the school mascot.

Since the Freebielicious girls are such good friends, we designed our very own set of Classroom Faces t-shirts. We enlisted the help of our talented friend (and fellow Freebie gal) Nikki from Melonheadz to create custom drawings of each of our faces. The finished t-shirts were absolutely ADORABLE! I absolutely love my new custom Freebielicious t-shirt from Classroom Faces.com.

About Classroom Faces

Creating a class set of t-shirts featuring your students drawings is easy. Each child just needs to create a simple drawing. To create t-shirts with one-color ink on a solid colored t-shirt (like ours) each child needs to draw their picture using a fine point black marker. The ClassroomFaces website has downloadable templates that you can use to guide your students. Full-color illustrations on a plain white t-shirt are also possible. Look how cute these t-shirts are! 

Extra Savings for Freebielicious Fans

Freebielicious fans that order a class set of tshirts can save $1 on each tshirt and receive 1 free teacher tshirt with their order using promo code FREEBIE14. Orders must include 15 or more paid shirts to qualify and must be postmarked by December 31, 2014

Enter to WIN a Class Set of Custom Classroom Faces T-Shirts

Now that you have seen how ADORABLE these t-shirts are, it's your chance to try and win a set for your classroom. The wonderful people at ClassroomFaces are graciously giving away a class set* of custom t-shirts to 3 lucky Freebielicious fans! Each set is valued at over $250. Stop by the Freebielicious blog for your chance to WIN! 

*Up to 24 tshirts will be included in each prize pack. Winner can choose to order a class set of traditional single-color tshirts or tshirts will full-color illustrations. Additional t-shirts can be purchased for $11 or $13 (depending on t-shirt size and style). Shipping is free for winners that live in the US. If a winner requires shipping outside of the US, the winner is responsible for shipping costs. (Shipping to Canada costs between $5-$20 depending on weight and location). 

Good Luck!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Melonheadz Gift Card Giveaway

I’m so excited to be teaming up with my favorite freebie-friends for a BIG giveaway to help get you going this school year! Over at the Freebielicious blog, we’re giving away a BIG, GRAND PRIZE (scroll down to the bottom of this post to read all about it!) and right here on my little blog, I’m giving away $25.00 to one of my favorite stores and I know it is a favorite of many of you too...... 

Please enter using the Rafflecopter below. I’ll choose a winner a week from today.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

But, wait! That’s not ALL!
The Freebielicious ladies know how much of your own hard-earned money goes into buying supplies, tissues, books, and classroom d├ęcor to get your classroom “kid-ready,” and we want to be able to put some of that money right back in your pocket. Over at the Freebielicious blog, we are giving away a $300 Visa gift card! YES...YOU READ THAT RIGHT! $300!!!
To enter the BIG GIVEAWAY, click HERE or on the button below!

Also, while you are there, be sure to check out what the other Freebie-ladies are giving away. Be prepared for some AMAZING prizes. Take a peek at some of them below!