Sunday, October 14, 2012

Favorite Freebies and Giveaways

Well, it's Sunday.. and tomorrow is my least favorite day of the week! No matter how easy or smooth a Monday goes, it is still a MONDAY.  I have a long week ahead of me with a few late meetings and working a little more since my anniversary, my sister and dad's birthday, and Christmas are all coming up, and I need to put something aside to buy some nice gifts.  I go through this every year, but this year more than ever, I feel like "Where is my money?" :( All I want to do is give the best presents to those that I love, and I am determined to do it!

I went to a wedding this weekend about 3 1/2 hours away with all my friends.  My friend Corey from high school got married, and I am so happy for him! It's crazy how we graduated 9 years ago, but we are all so grown up now (but still will always be close!) Here is my boyfriend Mike and I outside by the lake.  It was a little chilly, but I love pics ;)
Soo I decided to do some favorite freebies! I was busy all weekend and did not get to create anything new, but there are new freebies every day posted on Teachers Pay Teachers and Teacher's Notebook, so I figured I'd share a few :)
My first freebie that I wanted to share are The 3AM Teacher's Fall Borders :) They are not clipart images, but PDF files - they will be super cute to print out and hang in your classroom!!
Another freebie that I am very excited to share with you comes from Teaching from a Mountain View.  It is an amazing freebie of Multi Digit Multiplication Strategy posters... my kiddos are very visual, and will love when I post these in my classroom!
My friend Misty from Think, Wonder, Teach has amazing products for the upper elementary grades.  She is so wonderful and creative :) On TPT and Teacher's Notebook, Misty has her 2012 Election Picture Prompts for free!! So important for our kids to know what is going on in our world and our government.  They are our future you know ;)
Mary Rosenberg has a wonderful product on TPT consisting of Prefixes and Suffixes Cheat Sheets! She was very kind to add color and b&w freebies.. this will also be perfect for my kids to reference to while we review prefixes and suffixes :) Thanks Mary!
And last but not least, I'll leave you with one of my old freebies.. I really liked my Multiplication Worksheets, and I have had almost 900 downloads, but no feedback.. I am just hoping it's okay and people are liking it so let me know ;)
I had to feature The 3AM Teacher because she is so wonderful... look at the amazing banner she created for me on TPT!!! I love love love it ;) The graphics on TPT by Michelle and other artists are just incredible.. they honestly make all of our products so much more engaging and enjoyable for the kids.. and that is so important!
I wish everyone a wonderful week.. I will be continuing to type up outlines of notes for my 4th graders in science and social studies, and if I think one is a good one, I'll feature it as a freebie very soon ;)
There are a few great giveaways going on right now!!

Over at Fourth Grade Garden, Liliris has a fabulous Monster Mash giveaway with great prizes, including a read aloud hard cover "I need my Monster" and fun activities!
Also, Tara at 4th Grade Frolics is having a 2,000 follower giveaway.. WOW! If I could only be so lucky someday ;) She has amazing prizes and so many teachers linking up!! Check it out, she's incredible!
 Aaaand last but CERTAINLY not least... Rikki over at the Hive!! I am so glad I follow her, she has some real cute stuff! She teamed up with the best sellers and clip art expertises.. love them all!! Really hoping to win this one too :) Check it out!


  1. I hear ya on money being tight this time of year:) I featured your government unit on my recent post and also "boo'ed" you. Check it out!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

    1. Thank you so so much Holly!! I had already saw and commends since I always check your blog ;) thank you again, talk to you soon!!

  2. Thanks for the heads up on these freebies! I will use your multiplication packet activities this week....will get some feedback posted for you!

    I am kind of hoping I win one or two of the giveaways going on right now....they are all so great!

    Mrs. B's Nook

    1. You are so sweet Dee, thank you!! It is only a few printables but still.. if people like it/don't like it then I will know what I'm doing wrong or how to change it. I am soo hoping to win any giveaway :) they are so amazing and a wonderful way to celebrate us bloggers... maybe ill have one sometime too.. who knows! (It is almost my birthday and tpt 1 year anniversary)

  3. Thank you so much for blogging about my giveaway! I'm a new follower. I will keep my fingers crossed for you~
    The Hive

    1. Thank you so much, Rikki!! I am really hoping on that one ;)

  4. You are gorgeous darling!!! Thank you so much for all of the love...You are so incredibly sweet & talented....

    I also wanted to tell you that I participated in the Boo fest and You've been Boo'd..hahaha

    You can pick out one clip art set from my store of your choice!!


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    1. Hey Michelle!!! You are too sweet, thanks! I don't feel it half the time (but my boyfriend tells me so I guess that's a good thing!) Thank you for BOOing and me and WHOOHOO to picking out a product ;) I have some ideas stirring in that brain of mine and can't wait to use your graphics!! XOXO

  5. Hey Girl!!

    Looks like you had a lot of fun at the wedding (looks a bit chilly too). I stopped over to let you know that I boo'd ya! :) Had to spread the word of your awesomeness! Hope you have a fantastic week!

    1. Yes it was chilly!! Thank you so much for your comment and for boo-ing me!! :) I'll check it out right now! Have a wonderful week!!

  6. Thanks so much for featuring my freebie! You are too sweet. :) I am your newest follower.

  7. Oh, thank you for the freebie! :) The multiplication worksheets will be awesome.



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