Sunday, July 29, 2012

50 Followers Freebie!

Well it's officially the last weekend before I go back to work, and I just can't believe it ! I was finally able to get in my classroom yesterday and WOW do I have some work to do?!  I stayed for several hours and got some stuff done, but there's a long road ahead of me before Open House on Thursday.  We are furloughed Monday so that leaves me with 2 and a 1/2 days to get ready - Eeeekkk!!!

I did get to attend our district's New Teacher Orientation yesterday, and hear some great speakers. As excited as I am every year about school starting, sometimes it's great to be reminded of what it felt like to have the anticipation of a first year teacher.  It was also awesome to hear the stories of triumph in the classroom...and those hilarious tales of that first year.  I'm sure you all remember!!  With that being said, I have a refreshed excitement for the school year..and I hope you all have a wonderful start, as well. :)

Now on to the important stuff...

It's a Freebie!!
I am so thrilled to have 50 FOLLOWERS!!!  Y'all are the best & I am so excited.  Because I haven't figured out the whole giveaway thing yet, I'm trying my first "freebie", & I'm hoping this works. I'm a little polka-dot crazy, and my room is all black, white, pink and green (for the froggies!) with tons of polka dots. I've been asked about posting pictures, and I promise to do that next week :)  Anyway, on to the freebie...."Where Are We?" Cards
Just click on the link, print, laminate, & you're good to go !  I hole punch mine, put them on a binder ring, and hang them on a Command hook right outside my door.  One of my classroom helpers is the "Card Changer" so they are in charge of making sure it gets changed every time we leave.   Hope you enjoy! If you have a problem with the download, let me know.  Oh, and I used a font from Kevin & Amanda... LOVE them!! :)

Michelle at Kindergarten in Heels is doing a huge 50 Follower giveaway... a $25 Amazon Gift Card.  Amazon is my favorite & who doesn't love a giveaway?!  Hop over there & check it out !

Pinterest Love
  So, I'll admit it, I have a slight addiction to all things Pinterest-y. I spend hours just looking through all the amazing things on there. I thought I'd share my most recent fave:

 A big kudos & thank you to Miss Kindergarten for this awesome idea. 

The foam dice are from Dollar Tree - I went today and picked up FIVE bags ~ of 50 cubes.  Amazing.  I love that you can color code the vowels, consonants, blends and digraphs to make words. AND she provides the recording sheets/mats for you. Such a great idea! I'm sure some of you have already seen this on her site, but I wanted to pass it along to anyone who hasn't because I'm super excited !!

Well, I'm keeping it short tonight (what?? huh?). I hope you all enjoy the freebie & as always, thanks for stopping by ! :)



  1. Congratulations on reaching the big 5 0 (though it is actually already moving onto 53). Thanks for the freebie, they will certainly come in handy...
    ✿ Judy
    teaching with J

  2. Thanks for the freebie and for blogging about my giveaway. I love your where are we cards. I am a new follower:)

    Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels

  3. Hi Kelly,
    Congrats on reaching 50!! Love your posters-I will have to borrow the idea and make a set for my western theme.
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  4. Wow! That's awesome to get fifty followers! Congrats! I love your freebie and your new pintrest idea! Can't wait to do the same!

    Please check me out at my blog:

  5. Hi Kelly! Just stopping by to thank you for following me and for the link about putting documents in a blog post. I will check that out! I am following you too now and am off to check things out! I love your cute design! I am in the market for something for mine soon...:)

    Keep Calm & Imagine


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