Thursday, June 27, 2013

Throwback Thursday!

Hi it's Throwback Thursday!

 We wanted in on the fun with our sweet friend Cara Carroll from First Grade Parade. However....since we are fairly new to this it is a bit of a challenge. It has been so fun to look through all the old posts since we were not around for the original.:) 
So...we are not throwing back too far! This post is from our end of the year...The Piggy Opera! It is always a hit with the students and parents and a great end to the year!

Original post May 26, 2012
It seems like FOREVER since we updated our blog! A lot has happened but the biggest news for us is....IT"S SUMMER!!! We survived the end of the year madness and paperwork and now we are ready to do a little relaxing, spend a lot of time with the families and get started on several new products!  We are getting started and can't wait to share with you our newest creations!! 

We just have to share a few pictures from our end of the year play! Each year we celebrate the end with a Kindergarten production of The Three Piggy Opera! Let's just say...these kids were AMAZING!!! They had so much fun and the parents had a great time watching the production!

We hope you are having a great long weekend!! Happy Memorial Day....thanks to all the men and women that have fought for our freedom and given the ultimate sacrifice!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Blog Lovin and Brainteasers!!

Hi Blogging apparently we may be the last to know that Google Reader is going away as of July 1st. We have joined in and switched to Bloglovin!! Be sure to hop on over there so you can stay up to date with all the blogs you love!! It was super easy to join!

 We are joining in with Tori's Teaching Tips for a Blog Lovin linky!!! Be sure to check it out and find some great blogs!


We also linked up with Common Core & So Much More for a Blogs I Love Linky!! We found some great and informative blogs all in one place!:)

Lastly...we finished our Brainteasers....Math Problems for Everyday!! This is a great way to get your kids thinking on a higher level. The pack includes 175 problems of the day. It would  be a great addition to your calendar time or an introduction to your math lesson! Be sure to check it out and let us know what you think!!

Happy Wednesday!!:)

Monday, June 24, 2013

WBT Conference and RTI Pack!!

Hello Blogging Friends....we had a very exciting time at the Whole Brain Conference in Louisiana last week. We came back with so much information...we are on brain OVERLOAD!!! If you haven't ever experienced or even heard of Whole Brain Teaching be sure to check out the website. If you ever get a chance to should!  It was unlike any conference we had ever experienced! We are already making plans to attend next year!:) 

Whole Brain Teaching is a way to get ALL students engaged...yes even the one that falls asleep! With Whole Brain Teaching there is no time for sleeping!:) Each student is not only actively engaged, but they are teaching other students as well! We can not wait to try this out and we will be keeping you updated on how the year goes!
Keep your dear teacher happy!! This maybe is our favorite rule!:)
Lori, Becky, Biff, DeeDee and KayBeth
Not only was it an amazing conference but...we got to hang out with our dear friend DeeDee Wills for 4 days! Talk about a lot of insight and knowledge...she is amazing! And...funny! It made the 12 hour car ride less painful!
We had a lovely dinner one night and enjoyed the beautiful view was HOT!!:)

 We also had the chance to meet the very sweet Cara Carroll from First Grade Parade! What a delight she was and so cute! We had a great time visiting and getting to know her!

DeeDee, Becky, Lori, Cara and KayBeth
Since we returned we have been working on new products...its so hard to believe that June is almost over! Where is the Summer going??? So for now...we will just enjoy every moment and keep working!!

Even though we are not ready for the beginning of the school year, we have been preparing for it! The beginning of the year is so have kids coming to you at ALL different levels! As we work so hard to make sure every child knows letters and sounds we thought this pack would help...especially at the beginning of the year. There are so many ways to use this pack whole group, small group, during RTI and in centers....take a peak at our newest addition.
RTI Letter and Sound Identification

We hope you are having a great summer!!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

We Have A Winner!!!

We have a winner....WootWoot!!! Thanks to everyone that entered our giveaway to celebrate 100 blog followers! 

Our winner is...

We also wanted to share our latest creations...

A complete word wall set including all the Dolch words in 2 different sizes. to sleep!! We have a 12 hour drive tomorrow! We are so excited to be heading to Louisiana for the Whole Brain Teaching Conference! We are not sure if we are more excited about the conference or spending 4 days with our sweet friend DeeDee Wills!!!

We will be sure to pass along what we learn!:) 
Have a great rest of the weekend and a wonderful week!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

100 Followers...Woohoo!!!

Woohoo...we have reached 100 blog followers! We are celebrating with a little giveaway from our TPT store! You can enter below for your chance to win $25 worth of products from our store.


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Friday, June 7, 2013

Calendar Time and a Giveaway!!

We can check one thing off our summer "to do" list!! We finished our monthly calendar!! All we can say is thank goodness for a 16 hour car ride and days that are not warm enough for the pool!:) We are loving the final product and we sure hope you do also! The pack includes 11 calendars complete with a cover,  editable calendar and an activity sheet for each month that changes as the year progresses.

Here is a quick look at the calendar!

We are so excited that we have almost reached 100 blog followers! We hope to reach this goal within a few days and we are looking forward to a small giveaway to celebrate! Check back to see if we make it soon!:)

We hope you have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Giveaway, Book Study and New Items!!!

Hey...Happy Summer! If you are still closing out your year...Happy almost summer!! :) We are busy working on new products that we can't wait to share with you....we are working on sight word packs for the word wall, a calendar for each month with different skills that change as the year progresses, math problems of the day and a pack for RTI!!!! 
While we are busy working on all that, we are teaming up with our friend Kelsea to celebrate her birthday...she is officially leaving her 20's!!! Happy early birthday! Some great friends have joined up to help her celebrate and the giveaway is great! Make sure you skip on over to her blog to get entered!!!

We are also very excited to be joining in with some great gals for our first book study this summer!!  Our new blogging friend Jennifer from Teaching with Grace is hosting this great book study! We will be sharing chapter 7....Introducing Booklets! We can't wait!!

We can't wait to see what everyone has to say about this book!!

Thanks so much for hosting Jennifer!! Click on the image to check out her blog!

We hope everyone is enjoying the start of their summer!!!