Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Give us some "blog" lovin' :)

Hi fabulous followers!!

You have probably heard by now that Google Reader is going away on July 1st.  Well, Google Reader may be going away, but we don't want YOU to go away, so we hope that you will consider following our blog through bloglovin!  We know that change is we thought we might sweeten it up for you a little bit!

We are doing a giveaway for all of our fabulous followers that take the leap and switch over to bloglovin.  You may have already switched over!  In that case, this will be an easy entry!

If you have not yet switched or are not following our blog through bloglovin, then there are a few easy steps to follow.  You can go to our sidebar (that's the column on the right over there that shows our followers) and you can click the button that says Follow this Blog with bloglovin.  Or, you can go into the Rafflecopter below and click the link in the first entry, and that will take you to our blog on bloglovin.

You will need to set up an account with bloglovin so that you can follow us.  Please be sure to leave your bloglovin username in the Rafflecopter entry.

If you want to go ahead and move all of the blogs you follow from Google over, you can go to this link and it will take you through the super easy steps.  BUT, please go to our bloglovin link and make sure that you are following us through bloglovin.  To be sure, make sure that the blue button at the top of our bloglovin page has been clicked (it should be gray with the word following- if it's blue, please click it to follow!)

So, if you follow us by bloglovin, please enter our giveaway!! We will be picking 2 WINNERS and each winner will get their choice PRODUCT FROM OUR TpT STORE!  :O)

a Rafflecopter giveaway  
We are putting up a ton of new "back to school" products in our TpT store, be sure you follow us on TpT as well. 

In order to follow us on bloglovin' you will have to sign up for an account. Please be sure to leave your Bloglovin' username in the Rafflecopter entry. Since I can't see the list of followers (yet), I am asking that you "like" this post on Bloglovin' after you become a follwer. I can then see who has like the post and verify the winners.

Good luck!
Theresa & Robyn 


A Teacher without a Class 
Check out this blog hop for more fun and prizes!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Are you a FB fan? If so...go get your freebie! :)

Today and yesterday Robyn and I were stuck inside working on curriculum. It took us two days to redo one unit, but the exciting part is, it is going to be a good one. We are super excited to start off the new school year with a strong unit of study resulting in creating public service announcements on homelessness. Now I can officially start summer vacation! Wohoo!

In other news, I am thrilled to share with you my updates on Facebook.  A special thank you to my bloggy friend, Mrs. Fultz, for making a great video tutorial. It took me no time to make a "Fans Only" tab and a "Shop TpT" tab, buttttt I will admit that after I added the tabs to my page they disappeared and I had to redo them. I am also having trouble seeing the tabs from my iPad view, but they really are there, so if you are on an iPad, check it out on a computer. Up for grabs is an adorable welcome banner with matching name tags...BUT you need to like my page to get it! I will put it up in TpT shortly.

Thanks to each and everyone one of you. I can't believe how much I've come to love blogging, how much I've learning from all of my online friends, and I am excited for the future. If you haven't already clicked the "Follow on Bloglovin'" button, please do so on the top right of the page. This will allow you to keep reading my blog!

Want to know a secret??? If you've read up to here already, I think you deserve to know...TOMORROW I am going to participate in a linky leading to some great prizes!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

OMG guys... These are amazing!

Maybe I have been hiding under a rock or something, but when did erasable GEL pens come out? I originally saw them on Instagram, from I forgot who, so let me know if it was you because I owe you a big kiss. I have been looking for a fun, colorful pen for my FIRST ERIN CONDREN planner that is on order so wanted to give these a try. Besides loving school supplies, bright colors, and pens in general, the erasable part is just fabulous! I stink at SPELLING and my plan book is always changing so I thought if these worked it would be awesome! I had my doubts...major doubts. I mean gel that erases? 

Well I bought them on Amazon because taking two babies into Staples is hell, and  received them in two days. They are made by Pilot, which is a trustworthy brand in my opinion, so I had high hopes.

So when I got them and tried them I realized they didn't have erasers on them an they are called "frixion" for a reason. No eraser means no breakable or use-upable pieces. It's basically just a plastic tip and the ink disappears when it is rubbed...hence the name. I was blown away trying these. (I's the small things in life. Right?) I quickly made a video and sent it to Robyn, my partner in crime. She immediately claimed the pink one. Lol I took purple and we gave green to our other BFF teacher. I can't wait to test them out on my planner...when that arrives! I see myself buying tons of these in the future! :)

Don't mind the green nail polish (had green and white day last week) or the children talking in the house is normally a zoo.

I am still super psyched at how well these worked! I would definitely (and just did) recommend them to everyone! :)

*I was not asked, paid, or told to review these pens and will receive nothing from Pilot for this review. I simply love fun/helpful supplies and wanted to share my love for these pens!*

So anyone want to share any other life changing discoveries with me? 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bloglovin'- Come on over and follow us! :) I know I've been MIA lately, but I promise I will be back this weekend. We are finishing school tomorrow and I've been swamped. Robyn's been changing classrooms and I've been playing catch up with things that she finished months ago (because she's crazy like that)! Anyways, we just downloaded the bloglovin' app and are going to test that out for reading your lovely blog posts. We figured we'd better convert so you can catch up with us as well!

If you haven't followed us on Instagram, check us out. I am on there daily because it's so easy to check in, comment, like, and bounce out.  Follow us as PinkadotsElementary, so creative, huh!? I'm trying to keep it teacher & teacher craft related, so my personal account is under a different name!

We hope those of you starting vacation already are enjoying it! Robyn and I are off for curriculum writing Monday & Tuesday next week, but will check in! :)

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I am working on getting a bloglovin' gadget on my right side bar, but might take me a few to figure that out! :)

Monday, June 3, 2013's JUNE!?!?!?!?!?

We are so super excited to have turned the calender another month...and especially to JUNE. June = FREEDOM. Unfortunately we are still in school until the 20th...but it's ok....there is an end in sight!'s June!  I'm linking up with Farley over at Oh, Boy It's 4th Grade...Check it out! 

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