Big Event Fundraising Giveaway!

Hi blog friends! I am excited to be teaming up with Big Event Fundraising for a BIG... no HUGE giveaway!! The winner of this giveaway will win a carnival package prize pack valued at $500!! This prize pack is full of awesome goodies for you to use in your classroom. You could use these items in a classroom store or for attendance and academic incentives. The possibilities are endless!

The carnival package includes a wide assortment of prizes, including small hand-held games, FM radios, little magic kits, PDA phones (plug-in), magnetic dartboard games, scooters, and portable ping pong tables (Miniature– 12” x 24”) just to name a few!!  As opposed to just offering small, cheap prizes that kids typically win at a carnival, Big Event Fundraising will be providing medium to higher-quality prizes as well. These items are perfect for any classroom incentive or rewards system!

You will have the following chances to enter this giveaway:

1. Like Big Event Fundraising on Facebook. (1 entry)
2. Follow Big Event Fundraising on Twitter. (1 entry)
3. Follow my blog. (1 entry)
4. Leave me a blog comment telling me what you would do with this prize pack if you win. (1 entry)
5. Add the Big Event Fundraising link to your blog sidebar. Copy this link <a target="_blank" title="School Fundraisers for Elementary, Middle, and High School" href="">School Fundraisers</a> and add text to say "School Fundraisers"(3 entries) 
6. Blog about this giveaway. (3 entries)

The giveaway will begin today July 26th and will end on August 9th at 12:01 a.m.

Please use the rafflecopter gadget below to enter! Good luck! :)


Christmas in July!

Hey.. I'm popping in real quick to let ya'll know that I'm joining some fabulous ladies for a Christmas in July sale! All seasonal items will be 20% off for one day only in my little TpT store!

Are you throwing a Christmas in July sale too?  Then head over to Blog Hoppin' and link up!


Tell Me More!

Hey blog friends! The sweet Mrs. Lemons is having a little "tell me more" linky party on her blog and I decided to join in on the fun! So here are a few little random tid bits about me.

1. I have the best boyfriend any girl could ask for... and I big time puffy heart him!!!! We love to travel!

2. We have a sweet little fur baby...Dexter! Isn't he cute?

3. I have naturally curly hair... it's pretty much a rats nest that I've been cursed with! HA  I guess we have a love/hate relationship.. I really hate it, but I also really couldn't imagine it being straight either.

4. I'm an only child.

5. I was on MTV's TRL with my classmates when I was a senior in high school! Denzel Washington and Jennifer Garner were the guests for that episode. 

6. My initials spell END.

7. I love reality tv! Especially all of the Real Housewives shows... Beverly Hills is my favorite! I also really like Master Chef and Hells Kitchen! {I'm secretly a cooking diva!}

8. I love to cook and bake. I often find excuses just to make a dessert.. especially something you top with a little vanilla ice cream! :)

9. I love me some sweet tea.

10. I'm from the smallest town in Tennessee.

11. I'm addicted to soaps! As in soap operas! Like seriously.... before there was DVR, I would record them on tapes! HAHA  My favorite is the Young and the Restless. When I was a little my babysitter always watched them so I think maybe that caused it?? I even read spoilers! I know... I'm weird, right!?? haha

12. My favorite place to shop is Gap.

13. I love purses...Vera Bradley and Coach are my faves!

14. I love to craft and make things.

15. I'm currently addicted to pinterest!!

Well that's it.. me in a nutshell I guess. ha  I hope you have learned a little bit more about me. :)

Get yourself over to Amy's blog and link up so we can learn more about you!


Monday Made It!

Hey blog friends!! I am linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for some more Monday Made It action! Although I have worked on what feels like a ton of stuff lately... I have only one complete project to share today. 

This weeks project comes from Brooke Hilderbrand at Once Upon a First Grade Adventure. You can get these too cute birthday balloons to print at her blog, so be sure to go check her out! 
I got the glass jar and krazy straws at the Dollar General Store. This was a super simple project and I can't wait to give them out to my kiddos for their Birthdays!

I don't know about you, but I'm really loving this summer Monday Made It fun! Thanks Tara for hosting such a fun weekly linky party!!!

On a side note, this is my last full week off for the summer! :( I don't know where summer went. 

I will be back tomorrow linking up with Amy for her fun Tell Me More Linky Party! 


Soaring Into A New Year! {Back to School Craftivity}

Hey blog friends! I just wanted to show you a little back to school craftivity I am going to have my firsties make when we go back to school in a couple of weeks.

Included in this pack:
-Air Balloon Pattern- grades K-3 sheet included--- (Up! Up! And Away... I'm Off To Kindergarten/First/Second/Third Grade)
-Soaring Into a New Year Bulletin Board Sign
-Soaring Into a New Year Writing Sheet
-Soaring Into A New Year-- First Week of ___ Grade Memory Book

You can check out this little back to school craftivity pack by clicking on the picture below!

As always the first person to comment will get this for free! 

Happy Friday friends!!!

Monday Made It

Hey blog friends! I'm linking up again with Tara for a little Monday Made It action! :)

I am really wanting to start the Daily 5 this upcoming year... I thought Teri's Writing Center Starter Pack would be perfect for the work on writing part of the Daily 5! If you haven't seen her writing center starter pack go check it out!!

Here is my version ... I found a smaller display board at the Dollar Tree for this project. 

There are other cards in the awesome pack that I didn't use on the board. I think I will use these in a writing folder.

For my next project I made these cutie patootie cupcakes for a Birthday display... I got this idea from the super sweet Amy Lemons! Her Birthday display is darling!! :)

I plan on adding candles with the students name/birthday and making a Birthday display for these cute little boogers! :)

Well that's all I got for tonight! I'm off to watch Master Chef! :)


Swinging Into A New Year {Back To School Activities}

Hey friends! With the start of a new school year just around the corner I have been working on a few back to school activities. I just finished up a new little pack called Swinging Into a New Year {Back To School Activities Featuring Curious George} (say that five times fast! haha)

You can find this pack in my little TpT store.


 This is a pic of my back to school monkey bulletin board from last year. I took the pic before everyone had made the monkey... hence the big bare spot at the top! HA (ignore it and imagine it full of monkeys!)

You  will get this little cutie patootie monkey friend in my Swinging Into A New Year Pack!

Here is a list of everything you will get in my Swinging Into a New Year {Back To School Activities Featuring Curious George}pack:

•Swinging Into a New Year Monkey Craftivity (pattern)
•Swinging Into a New Year writing sheet

•Monkeys can/have/are sheet with additional cards to make a whole class chart
•Do you like bananas class graph sheet and data sheet with cards to make whole class graph
Monkey addition center activity cards and recording sheet 
•My First Week of _____ Grade Memory Book- Students will write and draw pictures about their first week in their new grade
•It’s Time For School math center activity cards and recording sheet
•Roll a Banana math center game
•Spin a CVC word literacy center game

•Activities to be completed after reading Curious George Goes to School
-story sequence sheet
-cause/effect sheet
-Curious George writing sheet
- compare/contrast Curious George and real monkeys venn diagram sheet

As always the first person to comment will get this little pack for free! :)

Summer has flew by.. I start back with inservices on August 2nd and the first full day with students is August 8th. When do you start back?


Monday Made It & 500 Followers Giveaway Reminder

Hey blog friends! I am linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for a little Monday Made It action.

My project isn't school related.. but I thought I'd share it with ya anyways. I made a little something for those pesky socks who have lost their mate in the dryer. haha  I pinned this project sometime back on pinterest and finally decided to make it.

Her is my little ole version..

The only thing I bought for this project was the pizza pan from the Dollar Tree. Everything else I already had on hand. I almost think it needs bigger letters or something else... but it will work for now considering I was only out $1 for this little project. :)   

My inspiration came from Kristy at I'll Get You My Pretties. Hers is positively darling!!! Mine definitely doesn't do this project justice. 

Kristy's Version (I LOVE!)

What have you made lately?

On a side note my 500 followers giveaway will be ending in just a few hours. Don't forget to get yourself entered to win some amazing prizes from some amazing ladies! :) Click here to go to the post and enter the giveaway!


500 Followers Giveaway!!!!!

Hey sweet blog friends!! I am super duper excited to say that I reached 500 followers last week! I never thought that this little blog would reach 5 followers, let alone 500! Whoopee! To celebrate hitting the big 5-0-0 I am having a giveaway. Some of my absolute favorite bloggers {that I adore!!} are helping me out with the giveaway and I couldn't be more excited! These ladies not only have mad teaching skills, but also have hearts of gold! :)

Check out these wonderful items that ONE LUCKY winner will win...

The Complete Set of Math Journal Prompts from Anna at Crazy for First Grade!

Egg Carton Math "Shake-Up" games from Sarah at First Grader.. at Last!
 Sarah's TpT store

Back to School Literacy Centers from Amy Lemons at Step into 2nd Grade!

One item of the winner's choice from Rachelle at What The Teacher Wants!

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie... Math and Literacy Stations from Deedee Wills!

Froggy Super Pack from Jennifer at First Grade Blue Skies!

A Back To School Unit from Lindsey at The Teacher's Wife!

One Language Arts Center Set of the winners choice from Christina Bainbridge!

Primary Graffiti

One item of the winner's choice from Cheryl Saoud at Primary Graffiti!


Reading Response Cards from Jess at Rambling about Reading!

The Adventures of Miss Elisabeth

Any 3 items of the winner's choice from my TpT store! 

To enter this giveaway please use the Rafflecopter gadget below! The giveaway ends on July 10, 2012. Good Luck!!!!