Wednesday, July 31, 2013

York Prints

Hey all! I spent time moving into my new classroom today, so I'm exhausted.  I've moved around so often, and collected so many things for different grade levels that  I guess I can officially say I'm a self proclaimed {hoarder}.   I'm thinking I definitely need to find a teacher in need and donate.  If you are out there, please message me!  I'd love to purge some of those items that are just collecting dust.  I'm so excited to get the furniture into place so I can start with the cute decorating.  My plan is to post pics as I go.  Just not today because it was a complete disaster!  {see above}  

When I got home, I ordered two cute 8x10 prints for my classroom.  I can't wait to get them in the mail. I paid less than $1 for shipping! As Junie B. would say, "And that's it!"  It was so easy to upload and order.  And who doesn't want some cute prints for their classroom? Click on the picture to order your own!  Of course, you can download your own designs or others you have purchased or found as freebies!
 Use code: myeights at checkout.

Here are the cute classroom rules posters, but I can't remember where I got them.  And of course, I can't find them anywhere!

I found this deal from 
Check it out for daily deals.  

I'm going to be making these tomorrow.  These are from the Tattooed Teacher, so go download these {freebies} now and check out the adorable chalkboard decor she is currently working on!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Reminder to Enter

Just a quick reminder to all my wonderful followers. The Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway ends in just three days!  It's so easy to enter.  Please scroll down to find more information about the giveaway and learn about Ben's Bell's Project!  Thanks so much and have a nice day!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Made It

I just recently purchased Living Social and Groupon deals for Vistaprint. You pay about $10-$20 and get $50-$70 of printing depending on the deal you get.  Here are some of the things I made today...

Homework Punch Card
Business Card

Welcome to 4th Grade 

Classroom Rules 

Reading Punch Card

You've Been Booed!  
Business Cards

This Book Belongs to

Vistaprint also has some cute pens, shirts, totes, and other items.  I got some totes for some friends.  If you spend an additional $25 shipping is free.  Otherwise its about $17.  Might as well buy some more cute stuff that you want need...right? 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

And the winner is...

Congrats to Cherie Mae!  She is the winner of the first Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway.  Please check your email for your gift card!  I've heard some amazing acts being performed in your communities and within the blogging world.  Among others, here are some of the acts I've heard about it the past few days; giving up seats for others, passing out candies, and making back to school gift baskets for colleagues.  They have all inspired me to make an effort to do more for others, and I hope that, you too are inspired.  Check below to see some ideas of how you can help others.  And don't forget to enter the giveaway for the rest of the week.  I'm giving away some cute necklaces, dog tags, and bracelets from Ben's Bell's Project! Scroll down to enter that Raffle-copter.  You can enter each day!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Liebster Award

Again, I am honored! I was nominated yesterday for the Liebster Award!  This is my second time being nominated! Woo Hoo! It's so exciting that so many people are finding my blog. I love that I can honor more blogs as well.

I wish to say a BIG thanks to
 Pauline from First Grade by the Sea

You made my day!

So before I list my choices for passing on the Liebster Award,
let me re-address the rules.

Now To accept this nomination you need to do the following:
  1. Link back to the blog that nominated you
  2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
  3. Answer the questions posted for me by my nominator
  4. Share 11 random facts about myself
  5. Create 11 questions for my nominees
  6. Contact my nominees and let them know I nominated them!
Nominations for The Liebster Award
 goes to those blogs with less than 200 bloggers.

My Blog Picks are:

Lauren from The Sweetest Thing

Rosie from Rosie's Rambles

Here are my questions for you...
1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
2. What song always makes you happy when you hear it?
3. What favorite food puts you in a great mood?
4. Whats your middle name?
5. What was the last thing you ate?
6. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
7. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
8. What are your favorite books? 
9. What are you favorite colors for home decorating? 
10. What's your favorite ice cream flavor? 

Here are my answers to Pauline's questions...

1.What is your favorite color of ink to use? I love using turquoise ink.
2. What is your favorite read aloud? My favorite read aloud is Because of Winn Dixie. 
3. Shoes, Purses, or Accessories?  All of them!  If I had to choose I'd pick accessories. I love ballet flats and wedges.  I am obsessed with LV, Coach, MK, and D and B.  I love wearing jewelry, and usually stick with the classics.  And I always have a scarf when it's cold.
4. What is the one thing in your class you could not do without? I could not do without my Promethean Board.
5. Early bird or Night Owl? I'm an early bird. 
6. What is your favorite Starbucks drink? No coffee or tea for me, so Starbucks is a little difficult.  I sometimes have an herbal tea though. My fav is chamomile. 
7. What is your favorite grade to teach? My fav grade so far has been 3rd. I've taught 1st-3rd and will be teaching 4th this year. 
8. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? I love fruit flavors like mango, coconut, lemon, and watermelon.
9. What is your favorite time of year to teach? I love to teach in the fall and winter. 
10. What is the last book you read? I just finished The Magician's Elephant and started Ida B. 
What is your favorite color? My favorite colors are mint, orange, yellow, and gray.

Here are my 11 Random Facts...

1. I love watching Big Brother. 
2. I could eat chocolate all day, every day. 
3. I'm afraid of loud noises. 
4. I drive like a grandma. 
5. I pincrastinate all the time. 
6. I get sad if I go shopping and don't buy anything. 
7. I listen to music when I clean my house.
8. I'm not a good multi-tasker .
9. I think my dogs are trying to tell me something when they wink. 
10. Sometimes I don't answer the phone b/c I don't feel like talking. 
11. I don't like watching movies in the theater.

Whew!! Again thank you for nominating me.  And thanks to all that follow me!

Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway Extended

I've decided to extend the Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway because we can use a little more kindness in this world.  So I'm posting it again.  This time I will choose three winners and the contest will end next Saturday.  The prizes are from Ben's Bells Project.  They are a necklace, bracelet, and dog tag.
Please scroll down to see more about this giveaway and grab my freebies.  And don't forget to perform random acts of kindness in your community and in the blogging world and then tell me about them.  It's so easy, and it'll bring a smile to your face.

Here are some amazing ways you can help others...

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Randoms Acts of Kindness Giveaway and a Freebie

Check out the Kindness Programs for your school at Ben's Bell's Project 
or you can donate to keep their project alive by visiting their Online Donation Page.

You can also follow my Acts of Kindness Pinterest Board for more ideas.

Click on the pictures below to go to my store to download my freebies!  Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.

And here's a freebie from Whimsey Workshop 

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