Thursday, July 17, 2014

Signs You're A Teacher on Summer Break

I have probably seen this post a few GAZILLION times now on Facebook. LOL Notice, I'm having to get my first grade words back in to use. :) Anyway, I smiled through this entire thing because of how true it is! If you need to smile, and you're still on summer break [you know you might not want to read this if you're back to work for the new school year], AND you haven't already read it/seen it, then click the picture below.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Have you heard? Designer Looks Giveaway!

I know we all enjoy a great giveaway. Add Creative Teaching Press in there and a giveaway titled "Designer Looks" and you know you've got a giveaway you HAVE to check out!

Do you see that? 10 people will win $200 worth of Creative Teaching Press items! Ooohhhh....let the dreams begin! Let's see, if I could spend $200 I would definitely get any of this for my black, white, and red motif to accent my pirate/chevron/polka dot theme:

Got to have adorable letters!!!
Teaching military children who are highly mobile means we don't have a particular culture characteristic of the area, but rather a wide array of cultural representations. It is vital that I embrace that and these characters would help me put that honor on display!
I turn my kiddos into scientists from head to toe - goggles, gloves, lab coats, clipboards, etc. and this would help spruce up our science area and the importance of science in the real world!!
Then to really help them decorate their interactive notebooks I would have to get them these science stickers...24 sets of them at that!

I love using speech bubbles to emphasize reading concepts, strategies, or even things I repeatedly say. The best way? Using the kids' quotes!
I make a HUGE deal out of birthdays, too. Oftentimes, my students are celebrating while a parent is deployed, at training, or on TDY (temporary duty assignment away from the home) so I do what I can to make it extra special for them. I know these things would be just perfect!

To display:
And to treat them....

...and to help us start our first unit of math off right for the year which is a data unit, I'd have to get these awesome books!

Be sure to check out the Designer Looks Giveaway HERE.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

State Sales Tax Holiday Dates Are Here!

It's that time of year again! I really get excited when I see the Back-to-School supply aisles, ads, commercials, and more. I know, I know. It is early July, but I love fresh school supplies. I always have since I was a little girl. Dorky?! So be it!

With the Back to School shopping season here you know that means sales tax holidays, too. Here's a list of 2014 Sales Tax Holiday shopping dates by state in the USA! You can visit the Federation of Tax Administrators Tax Admin Site to find out exactly what’s on your state’s tax free list and what all it includes.
ALABAMA  - August 1-3
ARKANSAS - August 2-3
CONNECTICUT – August 17-23
 – August 1-3
GEORGIA - August 1-2
IOWA - August 1-2
MARYLAND - August 10-16
MISSISSIPPI - July 25-26
MISSOURI - August 1-3
NEW MEXICO - August 1-3
OKLAHOMA - August 1-3
TENNESSEE - August 1-3
TEXAS - August 8-10
VIRGINIA - August 1-3

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Veterans Day

It is almost that time...Veterans Day. A day to honor those who have served and continue to serve. Since I teach on a military base, my military munchkins know what military life is all about. We decided to make Miss Kindergarten Love's adorable Soldier Boy & Girl Craftivity. You can find it HERE. The, since we get the grade level hallway bulletin board for November, I jumped at sharing our appreciation for our service members - their parents!

Here are a few pics of our bulletin board.


And just like all of their parents, my little military munchkins serve, too.
The Military Child’s Creed
inspired by the US Army Soldier’s Creed
I am an American Military Child.
I am a Warrior in my own right, and a member of a Military Family.
I serve with my Military Parent, who serves the people of the United States.
I will always place the mission first: to stand beside, behind, and with my Family.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will not leave a fellow military-brat hurting. 
I will stand beside them.
I am disciplined, but young; physically and mentally tough, but vulnerable. 
I will ask for help when I need it!
I am adaptable and I am resilient.
I stand ready to say “Good-bye”, whisper  ”I miss You” , and shout “Welcome Home”.
I am a representative of the American Military Family and the American way of life.
I am an American Military Child.

-I cannot find the origins of The Military Child's Creed. I did not write it nor claim to have written it.

Monday, October 14, 2013

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Educational Apps!

Have you seen the list of apps Verizon has compiled and collaborated with for discounts for educators and parents? I love me some bargains. Better yet, I love me some bargain apps. :)

Click HERE for the deals for iPads!

Click HERE for the deals for Android devices!