Monday, November 26, 2012

Share Your Goodies!

Be sure to link up your "deals and steals" from the TpT sale! Let's see all of the goodies that you grabbed =) You can link up on my blog post from yesterday (see below). I've added all of the wonderful products that I purchased today. Have fun!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Share Your "Deals and Steals" From the TpT Sale!

I am so pumped about the big sale tomorrow and Tuesday on TpT! The thought of saving money is so exciting! I don't know about you, but I love to look at my Kohl's receipt after a big purchase and see how much I saved. What a great feeling! =) I thought I would create a linky party so that we can all link up our "deals and steals" from the sale. This is a great way to show and promote the awesome products you snatched up!

Here are the goodies that I grabbed during the sale:

Red and Green Christmas Digital Scrapbook Paper by Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs (LOVE this new clipart seller!!)

Here Comes Christmas! {5 Math and 5 Literacy Centers} by Amy Lemons (Who doesn't love fun and meaningful activities for Christmas?!)

Writing Center Starter Kit {Printables} by A Cupcake for the Teacher (I am always looking for new ideas for my writing center- this looks awesome!)

Snowman Search and Bar Graph by Rachel Lynette (This looks so fun- I know my students will LOVE it!)

Sub Tub & Substitute Binder Resources by One Extra Degree (No more typing sub plans in bed or on the bathroom floor!!)

If you'd like to join in, please make sure to link up a BLOG POST showcasing the items you purchased during the TpT sale. Feel free to use the image above and make sure to link back to this blog post. Happy Shopping!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Get Your Shop On! {Cyber Monday and Tuesday SALE}

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving! I spent the holiday with my in-laws in West Viriginia and had a great time. This was my first year shopping at Midnight on Black Friday and let's just say that I'm totally sleep deprived! So I apologize in advance for any typos or errors- I'm not thinking very clearly =)
I am so pumped to tell you about the Cyber Monday (and Bonus Tuesday) Sale happening on TpT this coming week! If you haven't heard about it, many sellers are offering up to 20% off of their store and then TpT is offering an additional 10% off using the promo code CMT12. This is a great time to stock up on items for the entire school year! These site-wide sales only happen a couple of times a year so be sure to check it out!
If you'd like to check out my sale, please click {here} to be taken to my store. All items will be 20% off on Monday and Tuesday! Happy Shopping =)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ready...Set...Vote! {My Classroom Election}

It's been a while since I posted and it feels good to be back! Today, we had our classroom election and it turned out to be TONS of fun. Last week, my kids decided that they wanted a class pet for our room so I told them that we could get a fish. We decided to make our two "candidates" a goldfish and a beta fish. (I had my fingers crossed for a beta fish because they are easier to take care of!) Over the past few days, my students have been working hard researching their two choices, making campaign posters, and registering to vote. Here's a few pictures of my students getting ready....

Registering to vote
Working on campaign posters

Campaign poster
Completed posters hanging in our classroom
Yesterday evening, my teammate Kristin and I decorated the 2nd grade hallway to get the kids excited when they arrived in the morning.


During the day today, the kids went out in the hallway one at a time and cast their vote for our class fish. They took this very seriously (it was SO cute!) and then got an "I Voted" sticker when they came in. Here's a few pics of the kids voting at the polling booth:

Casting her vote in the ballot box

This little guy wore a tie today for the election... so sweet!

After everyone voted, we tallied the results to learn our winner.... the beta fish! It won 21-3 =) We made a bar graph from the data, wrote about what we learned from the graph, and then read a book called My Teacher for President. Our last activity of the day was a fun one. The kids made their own page called "If I Were President..." These pages will be compiled into a class book for the kids to read and enjoy. Here are some of their creative ideas for how they would make the world a better place if they were president...

"Kids would only have to go to school on Mondays and Tuesdays." =)
"Finding jobs for people and signing good laws."

"Making a public garden for other people."
"Planting more trees."

"Giving people more jobs."
Our class book

What a fun day we had! I'm exhausted but really want to stay up and watch the election coverage. It should be an interesting night! Even though the election is {almost} over, I wanted to let you know that if you are interested in any of these activities, my election unit is on sale through tomorrow for 50% off. Just click the picture below to see what all is included.

Well that's it! I'm off to watch the election coverage and cross my fingers for our school levy that is on the ballot. Have a great night!