Sunday, August 17, 2014

Last Chance Sale! :)

Have you heard the fabulous news? Teachers Pay Teachers is giving us a second chance sale to pick up those Back to School items we missed out on during the first sale! Most sellers will be marking their store down 20% on Wednesday, August 20 and TPT will be offering an additional 10% off with the code BOOST.

So, what did you buy during the first sale that we must make sure to get this time? What is still on your wishlist that you WILL buy this time around? And what item in your store is a must-have for everyone? You'll be able to grab the banners and product display pages at the bottom of the link-up. Feel free to join in the fun!

Here are my second chance items!

 I am grabbing Sweet Rhyme & Pure Reasons's Wonder & The Julian Chapter Unit while it is on sale. I read Wonder last year to my students, some of the students thought it was life changing. I am SO excited to hear that The Julian Chapter is out and even more excited that Nick has already made a novel study for the book. These will be a huge help this year and save me a ton of time! 

Last, but not least, if you missed out on grabbing my Morning Work for the WHOLE Year during the first sale, you will definitely want to get it this time! I think it's crazy not to grab this up while the sale is going on...a year's worth of leveled ELA morning work at what comes out to under 70 cents a week? Yes, please! Your students will love how different each week is, enjoy coloring the black and white clip art when they are done with the morning activity, and learn a TON. The parents will also love seeing what their child is learning every week.

See what some other awesome teachers are saying about this amazing morning work product! 

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to shop one more time!  Don't forget to use the code BOOST this Wednesday! :)

Link up and share what we need to make sure we get this second chance TPT BTS sale! (Blog link-ups only- direct store links will be deleted.) You can grab the banners and display pages by clicking here!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Made It: A Picture Tutorial of Making a Big Kid Crate Bench!! :)

I am so excited to link up for Monday Made It today because I've had this project in the works for a few days now. I saw a million pins on Pinterest for crate seats, but I thought a bench would be more useful in my classroom. I have fourth graders that range in size and we spend a lot of time reading on the carpet. My students LOVE sitting on fun seats and I think a crate bench or two will surely make the students enjoy time on the carpet too. I do like how it came out, but I'd like it more if it was chevron. I let my son pick out the material because all the chevron material had white in it, and I knew better than to use that. If this material doesn't last, I will recover it with a plastic table cloth from the Christmas Tree Shop. It will be easy to wipe down and stay thick.

*2 yards of fabric (dark colors will hide dirt)
*3 sturdy crates (I found out local grocery stores or gas stations will donate some to you)
*1.5in plywood (cut to the length of your bench/Home Depot will cut it for you if you ask nicely!)
*A staple gun
*A glue gun 
*Foam, old chair cushions, or some type of fluff for the bench
*(6 of each) 1.5 inch hex bolts, 5/16 in diameter, 5/16 nuts and fender washers that would span the diameter of the crate 

I took pictures through every step to help out anyone interested in making a crate bench! I hope this makes sense. Please let me know if you have any questions! :)

SO if you'd like to try making one of these, here are the steps you can take...

I hope you like them! I will let you all know how they last! :)

Don't forget! You can't miss the TPT sale (it's actually August 4-5th)!! My whole store is on sale!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Super Back to School Sales, Five for Friday, & a Giveaway!'ve been super busy this week crafting some fun projects for my classroom, packing for Disney, and getting my two year old son ready for a peanut challenge. I did want to take some time to stop in and link up for Five For Friday to share some good, some bad, and some exciting news.

So first off, I am teaching Social Studies for the first time this year. I am excited and nervous and hoping my TPT and Blog friends can help me plan my way through the year. When I ran into my classroom for a quick second this week, I noticed the lovely (yuck) globes had been passed on to me. Where the heck am I going to store these!?

Did you hear about the quick sale at Educents? From July 30 - August 2 (Wednesday - Saturday), they are bringing back all of their favorite and most popular bundles for INSTANT download at up to 77% OFF! There is something for everyone and it is their BIGGEST sale of the year!

Ready for another Back to School Sale? Ready or not, it's coming!! Everything in my store will be marked 20% off, except my bundles will be marked down 10% since they are already such a huge savings. Then, use the code BTS14 to get an ADDITIONAL 10% off! That's a huge savings! You can really stock up on some awesome stuff to get ready for your year! Need some ideas of what to buy?

Here are the two most wishlisted items in my store: My most wishlisted item in my store is my most recent! Our Morning Work Bundle for the WHOLE YEAR will only be $24.00 during the sale! Our Reward Coupons are also huge hit and even more of a deal while on sale!

And of course, my wishlist keeps growing, but I have to share something with you that I'm going to buy during the sale!  The Complete NO PREP Reading & Writing Units for 40 Popular Mentor Texts will only be $18 during the sale! This will be PERFECT for my kiddos this year! In fact, after I grab this goodie, I am heading to Barnes & Noble to make sure I own each and every book used in the bundle.

I feel SOOO much better already knowing I have morning work, homework, and actual reading lessons set for the YEAR! Check out some other products people are wishing for or buying, by clicking on the links below!

Sooooo don't you need some extra money to spend during this sale??? We've got your back!