Saturday, October 24, 2015

Trick Or Treat! (A Fun Blog Hop!)

Welcome to the Trick or Treat Blog Hop! I am so excited to share one of my "tricks" of the trade and a special "treat" with you. At the end of this post, you can enter to win one item ($10.00 value or less) from my store.

This blog hop runs from October 24 until October 31. You have one week to get your tricks and treats. I will choose a winner for the free item from my store on November 1.

First, you get your trick...

I actually learned about my "trick" on Instagram last summer. I had been struggling with how to organize my task cards, flash cards, and word wall cards when someone posted this beauty:

This is a photo box that has 16 separate compartments. It is perfect for organizing all of your cards!

I love that the containers are clear. I can easily find which cards I'm looking for without having to spend time searching. In fact, I love this photo case so much that I bought a second one for home to organize all of my planner/ paper supplies!

You can find these amazing organizers at Michael's. They normally cost $39.99, but they go on sale for $19.99 ALL THE TIME! If you have an additional coupon, you can get it for less than $20 with tax. It's a win-win for your wallet and your classroom!

Now for your treat...

I am so excited to give you your "treat!"

These fall themed multiplication word problems task cards can be found here. This set is not in my store. You get it first! This file includes 12 task cards, a students response sheet, and an answer key. You can use it for small group instruction or in a learning center.

I just love the colorful background of these task cards. My kiddos do too! They are more likely to stay focused on (and try to complete) an assignment that is visually pleasing than a copy of a worksheet.

I hope you enjoyed your trick and your treat! As an added bonus, I'm also hosting a giveaway. The winner will get to choose one item (up to $10 in value) from my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Good luck!

{WOO HOO! We have a winner! Congratulations Kathy Illingworth!}
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Don't forget to keep on Trick or Treating! You'll know you've completed the hop when you get back to my store. (Remember: the blog hop will be active until October 31, so don't feel as if you have to get all your goodies in one sitting!)

Happy Hopping!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Happy Friday!

Does anyone else look like this around 9 p.m. on Friday? 
Happy Friday, y'all! I know it's been forever and a day since I last posted. To say I've been busy is an understatement! Have you ever seen a dog chase his tail and you laugh because (1) it's funny (silly dog) and (2) you know he's not getting anywhere fast? That's how I've been feeling lately. Weekends let me catch a breath, catch up, and get back to a better version of "me" for Monday. 

I love my kiddos as much as I love Friday afternoons!
Now for the exciting news... Starting tomorrow, many amazing Teachers Pay Teachers authors are having a Trick or Treat Blog Hop. Not only can you get "tricks" to help you as a teacher, you can get free "treats" in the form of resources for your classroom. YAY! Hope to see you tomorrow for the Blog Hop. Until then, have an amazing Friday!