Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday Made It - July 25, 2016

Hey Ya'll, I am hooking up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics again this week for her Monday Made It series. I get so much inspiration from everyone that links up with her and the posts get me so motivated to get busy. Thank you so much Tara for hosting this...I love it!!



I don't have too much to show for this week because I have been so busy trying to get everything done in my room by Wednesday of this week. Thursday we have our curriculum meeting and Friday I am going out of town for one last bash...then on Monday August 1...it is back to school for this lady and all the rest in my district.

So without further discussion...here are my Monday Made Its!!


My school's theme this year is Dr. Seuss. So being that I am new to the school and the district, naturally I felt that I should follow the theme. But I am more of a color theme person than an object theme person. So this is what I came up with...I will use Dr. Seuss for certain ITEMS in my room. That should be sufficient....right?? So...I started with my behavior chart and yes...I borrowed photos from the internet...but I'm only using it in my classroom so that should be fine.









Next up is my rules and consequences chart. I did not really make the "rules" portion...just printed it and put it together. But, I don't remember exactly who I got it from. I did create the "consequences" part. I saw the wording somewhere on Pinterest (don't you just love Pinterest) and I thought it would be perfect for my 3rd graders.



Here is a close-up of the consequences.

I purposely made the consequences smaller because I want to draw attention to the positive more so than the negative.( That is my story and I'm sticking to it!!!) :)




OK...I would like to tell you that I made these next items from scratch...and I was going to try...but then I found them at the Dollar Tree (don't you just LOVE some Dollar Tree??). All I had to do was fluff them out!! Yay me!!

Oh Yeah....I need more than this but at least I know I can 'fluff' them!!



This next item is something that I made to use in my classroom then decided maybe someone else could use them as well. You can find it HERE and it is on sale until midnight July 27.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Chalkboard-Genre-Tags-4-Sizes-2680934
 You can also click the photo and it will take you to the item in my store.

And....my last item for this week's Monday Made It...


I made this Sub Binder/File Tub resource pretty much out of my own desperation. You can click the photo and it will take you to the item in my store. It is on sale until July 27 at midnight.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sub-BinderFileTub-Resource-2680985

Thank you all for stopping by and looking at my Monday Made Its....Be sure to check Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for many more Monday Made It ideas.

Oh Yeah....if you made it this far....I have a little something for you. Hope you can use it!!
Click HERE.

Dee

Monday, July 11, 2016

Monday Made It



I am very excited to be joining up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made series. I have read all the blogs each week but couldn't seem to get my act together and get something made until this week.

So, I am really attending our District's TEA....that is the Teacher Enhancement Academy (because I'm new to the district this year). I will check out all the other MMI when I return home later today!


OK...several times in the past few weeks I have seen these Close Read Toolboxes linked up on Tara's Monday Made It and I knew right from the beginning that I wanted some of those for my classroom. Honestly, I can't remember who I first saw post about them. However, I do know that it was created by Create Teach Share and you can find it in her TpT store here for FREE. Here is mine.






 I also got really industrious and finished updating my Teacher Resource Binder package. There are more choices for the cover and dividers as well as some new forms included. This resource now has a field trip checklist, intervention forms,and a  data sheet for item analysis.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Teacher-Binder-Organizational-Pack-UPDATED-729439





You can click on the photo and it will take you directly to the Binder resource in TpT.


I also decided that some of the items in my TpT store really needed some updating. One of the resources that made the cut this week was my Learning Styles Survey and Posters. I'm pretty embarrassed at how they previously looked so I will not show a before and after. But here they are now!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Learning-Style-Survey-and-Posters-for-K-1-UPDATED-532616

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Learning-Style-Survey-and-Posters-for-K-1-UPDATED-532616

Click on either photo and it will take you to the Learning Style Survey and Posters.

Thank you all for looking at my Monday Made It with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics. Be sure to make a stop at all of the wonderful bloggers that linked up and see what all they created for this Monday Made It!


Dee






Saturday, July 9, 2016

$25 Teachers Pay Teachers Giftcard Giveaway


This is not my first giveaway....however it is the first in a very long while and thanks to Kelly Malloy from An Apple for the Teacher I am joining in on this one. I am excited to be joining many other fine teacher authors to bring this opportunity to you.

We are all getting ready for that Back-t -School and what a better way than to win a $25 gift card for Teacher Pay Teachers. Good Luck to all!!!


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  Dee

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Working on new products for my TpT Store.

Hello All!!

I have really gotten fired up lately and have begun to work a lot harder on items to add to my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

I am revising some of the products that are already there...making them New & Improved for all of you!!

I am also taking some of these ideas that are floating around in my head and getting them on paper so I can begin work on them as well.

One of the items that I am revising and almost finished with is My Teacher Binder. I was horrified to see that I hadn't revised that thing since 2013. WOW!!! How neglectful can one person be. But I almost have it finished and from this day forward, I will update yearly and anyone that purchases one of my Teacher Binder kits--which is really a whole organizational kit....will be able to update their file for free each year.

This year there will be some choices to make in regards to which covers to use and I am including spine labels as well. Here is just taste of the update for the Teacher Binder Organizational Resource.


 photo collage - teacher binder.jpg


I am also working on some different task cards for figurative language, graphing and data....as well as some other things.

I will let you know when everything is ready to roll. Once finished and uploaded to my TpT store....I will be running a flash sale for 48 hours as a New Beginning Opening for my store.

Be on the lookout for it!!

Tootles for now!!!

Dee

Saturday, June 4, 2016

New Me...New City....New School District....and ...yes...a NEW Grade.

Dear fellow bloggers.....I am going back to my roots. I began my teaching career as a third grade teacher and with the 2016 - 2017 school year I will return to that grade level. Yes....I know things have changed much for every grade level and especially for the third grade level with the GATE test. But I am so excited about being back in the general education classroom.

Now for my problem.

I have not had to really worry about classroom themes or colors or anything like that when I was teaching gifted/talented. So....I need my fellow bloggers/teachers help.

What is HOT right now for themes??

Please...any help would be greatly appreciated.

 Dee

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

One Crazy Year

This school year has been ... lets just say it has been an eventful year. My school district consolidated with another district and it has been interesting.

I knew coming into the school year that I would be back on the School Leadership Team and that I would be in charge of the annual Christmas production. These things never change. However, what I didn't count on, was that I would also be designated as the Assistant School Test Coordinator (ASTC). Would you like to know how I found out that I was the ASTC? The School Test Coordinator called a meeting of all certified staff after school one day and as I sat down and looked at the agenda......yep...there was my name listed as assistant. What a rude way to find out you have another hat to wear! Oh well....just another step.

Due to testing, I think I have been out of my classroom as much or more than I've been in it this year. My students haven't gotten nearly as much accomplished as in previous years. All this testing is overkill....if you ask me...which no one did!

On a happier note, My students are learning about civil rights and using primary source documents to do it. I am so proud of them. They jumped right in after having the process explained to them and began to analyze photos from the 1940's - the 1960's.

This is something they have never been asked to do...but they have risen to the occasion and I am a proud teacher!

Just look at them go!!


OK...now that I have bragged about my kiddos...guess I will sign off for now. I look forward to seeing you next time!


Dee

Monday, September 2, 2013

My Absence From Blogging

In the past when I would have a long period of time between blogs, I would always say that life just got in the way. Usually this just meant that I didn't take the time to do any blogging. However, this absence has been different. Oh...life or rather death did get in the way. You see, my sweet husband lost his battle with cancer in July. Let me tell you, even though you know its coming....it isn't any easier. You think you are prepared....but you aren't! The past 6 weeks have been extremely tough and I know this process they call grief isn't done.

This post is a tribute to my husband of almost 22 years. We had some good times, we had some not so good times....but we had more times that were absolutely AWESOME!!! I am so happy that we met and fell in love! He was and is the light of my life! My soul mate and I miss him terribly!!!



This photo was taken in September 2012 on Chesapeake Bay while he was visiting our daughter. We were a year into the cancer treatments at this time....if you didn't know he was sick....you couldn't look at him and tell.

I love you Sweetie....all the days of my life!!!

Dee