Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Back to School 2018 Sale and Giveaway

I am so excited to be participating in the Back to School Teachers Pay Teachers sale with 25% off all of my products with the code: BTSFRESH. 
I am currently printing a set of my Portfolio pages for each of my second graders to put into binders.  When I taught Kindergarten, I used all the portfolio pages (how I write my name/how tall I am, etc.), but now I use just the memory pages for the children to reflect on each month.  In between the monthly memory pages, I have my students choose their best writing pieces to fill in their portfolios. 

 I love having a binder for each child to bring home and share with their families at the end of the year!  Such a great keepsake!

Along with the excitement of the sale, I am giving away a $10 TPT card!  Enter below to win - I will be choosing a winner Thursday, August 2nd early in the AM to give you plenty of time to still shop the two-day-sale! Good luck and I hope you find some great goodies on TPT!
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Friday, July 27, 2018

Back to School and Prizes Galore

In New York, we go back to school in September but I am thinking about my classroom all summer long (in between teaching summer school!) I love to find new and exciting products for my second graders.

Disclaimer: This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience. I was provided the sample free of charge or paid a small fee by the company or PR agency and I provided my honest opinion.

I was excited to find this "Welcome" sign that I will hang outside my classroom after summer school ends :) It goes great with my black accents around my classroom. Definitely large and pops!  I think it'll look nice to invite my students in on the first day of school.

Who doesn't love pom poms? I have adorable white and gray ones already, so I thought hey - why not try black?  These are so reasonably priced, but I was a little careless with assembly.  A few of the corners ripped since there's so many sections to make it look full.  The finished product came out cute (not like the photo), but I should have had more patience with unfolding them ;)  Would I purchase again? For the price yes, but I may have someone more crafty put them together! 

I will buy these pencils year after year for my second graders.  They hold up nicely and I always want to make their birthdays special.  Also, second grade pencils (or Kindergarten, 1st, or 3rd grade pencils!) are perfect for the first day of school and to get them excited for the year. 
Do you do Star Student in your class? I do for one full rotation of the class.  I have a special day of the week where they will share items, read books, and receive a book at the end of the week that has compliments and notes from his/her classmates.  These stickers are so cute and at a wonderful price! 

Click HERE to download the star student cut outs that I hand out to each star student to fill out at home and share on our poster.

Roly Poly stuffed pets and Roly Poly stuffed Easter-themed animals will be so cute for my kiddos for end of the year gifts (shhh - don't ruin the surprise!) I know it says "Easter themed" but who doesn't love chicks, bunnies, and lambs always?  In second grade, we hatch chicks too so I thought it was appropriate! 

Slap bracelets are definitely making a come back since my childhood... but DIY ones? My creative kids will LOVE designing these! For 13$ you get 48 in a pack so I will be able to use these with next years class too! 

Penguin bendables! Ok yes, I know it's July - but I couldn't pass these up and I'll have something to give them around the holidays.  They are really cute for the price and I would purchase again, but a couple had some paint chipping off - not too bad though and I know my sweeties won't care! 

Thanks for reading!
Also - there are still 3 more days left in the Back to School giveaway!!! Don't forget to enter! :) $250 you could get sooooo many wonderful things!  Best of luck!
$250 Oriental Trading Gift Card Giveaway

Monday, July 16, 2018

Back to School Oriental Trading Giveaway

Are you ready for an Oriental Trading GIVEAWAY? To win 250$ to spend on amazing products for your classroom?!
Perfect time to start thinking about Back to School goodies - and Oriental Trading has it all.  If you have read my blog posts before, you know that I am a big fan of their supplies from bins for organization to cute pencil toppers and prizes for my students.

Here are some of the fun products I have gotten in the past from Oriental Trading:

Giveaway begins July 16 and runs through July 30 - Good luck and happy shopping! 
$250 Oriental Trading Gift Card Giveaway