200 Bloglovin Followers!

I am so excited to announce that I have reached 200 Bloglovin followers!! My 200th follower was Kristy Lutton. If you are Kristy please contact me you have won a free item from my TPT store. Congrats! Thank you to all of the new people following me too! Stay tuned for my blog reveal and giveaway.


Who's That Blogger Reveal!

Who's that Blogger Reveal & Winners!!!

I have labeled the childhood photos with the matching blogs for you all to peek at!! Because of the volume of entries, winners will be notified throughout the weekend. I appreciate your patience as we send out emails and prizes.

Click on each image to see the photo

Winner of the $125 Amazon Gift Card!!!


Who's That Blogger Linky

Welcome Everyone!!

         Are you ready to have some fun??
                                              ....Play a game?
                                                              .....Win  prizes and cash?

I have teamed up with 65 AMAZING blogger buddies to put together the ultimate Back to School Linky/Giveaway!!!

Each one of my blogger buddies submitted a cute childhood photo & generously donated something special from their online TpT shops for this occasion!! We have included a fun game for you to play for a chance to win over $300.00 in prizes and a BONUS  CASH-PRIZE raffle you can enter at the end of this post!! 


The game is easy to play....

 Your job will be to try and match each blogger with their childhood photo!!! With over 60 childhood photos and bloggers to match up, this might get tricky!! As I mentioned above, each blogger has generously donated one awesome prize from their TpT store. Successfully match a blogger and childhood photo, and you win the prize offered from that blogger!!! The more you matches you make, the more prizes you win!!! 

Check out some of the prizes you could win!!!

but Wait....
That's not all....

ONE lucky follower will win a $125 Amazon Gift Card!! Scroll to the bottom & follow the directions in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win $$$

The link below will open a form that will allow you to submit your answers for the match up. 

Use the blogger links and numbered images to help you along the way!! Each childhood photo has been assigned a specific number. 

Once you open the form, use the drop-down menu beneath each blog button and select a number that corresponds to a childhood photo. 

The form results will be collected throughout the week. At the end of the week, each submission will be "graded" and you will receive a prize for each blogger and photo you successfully matched up!!

The game closes on Friday, August 23rd at midnight (Arizona Mountain Time). Answers will be announced on Saturday, August 24th. Winners will be notified through email throughout the week. 

Use the blog links below the photos to search for clues!!
Click HERE to Play the Matching Game!!


Follow the directions in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $125 Amazon gift card!! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you so much for participating!!! Good Luck!!!

If you would like to post about this linky/giveaway, grab the special image below to display in your post and link up below!!! Make sure to use the link to the actual post,,,

First Ever Week in 1st Grade!

There is one word for how I felt about my first week in 1st grade.  I felt E-X-H-A-U-S-T-E-D!  Those kiddos are needy and I don't think I got one second to sit down the whole week.  That is especially bad since the first week you seem to wear the most uncomfortable shoes in your closet.  I gave up by Friday and wore gym shoes.  I couldn't take it any longer!

So when I thought about it I took a few pictures and would love to share them with you.

We started the week by taking a Back to School picture.  I hope to take one at the end of the year and see how much they have grown.

We ended the week with a craft.  I waited until the end of the week because I was TERRIFIED to do a craft with 1st graders.  I was VERY pleasantly surprised at how well they did.  Hopefully that is a sign for how the year will go.

This year I decided to add "Warm Fuzzies" and Mel D's Reward Coupons to my arsenal of behavior plans.  I have to say together it is a DYNAMITE combination.  PURE freaking gold!  My little ones worked SO hard to get a fuzzy.  It was absolutely amazing!  This past week I only had ziplock bags for the kiddos to put their fuzzies in.  Hey one project at a time right?!  So it was my mission this week to figure out a better plan.  I don't know where I got the idea, but it suddenly occurred to me to contact Starbucks and ask if they would be willing to donate a class set of their iced coffee dome lid cups.  Guess what!  They couldn't have been more willing to help out! Such great people at my local Starbucks!

So today I got to work right away and this is the final product!  I really could not be more pleased.  You can grab the cute labels for {FREE} here!  You can read more about how to use "Warm Fuzzies" at Seusstastic.

I used thin duct tape, my labels, and a little Mod Podge to create this gem!

 The hole at the top of the lid is the perfect size for the kiddos to pop their fuzzies inside, but small enough to keep them from playing with them. 

Super easy to do and couldn't be more motivating!

I hope you have a fantastic year and don't forget to check out my freebie!


TPT Back to School Sale

It's here! It's here!!!  The TPT Back to School Sale is finally here!  If you are anything like me you have been waiting all year for this sale.  It is the best time to stock up and save BIG!  I am linking up with some of my favorite first grade friends to help you find what you need.  So come check it out!  There are some really great products to help you survive another school year.

Thanks 3 AM Teacher for the adorable button!

Have a great school year!


Tour of My Classroom

Today I'm linking up with Flying High in First Grade. She is doing a walk around the classroom linky and if you are anything like me to LOVE to look around other rooms.


I apologize in advance for the poor quality.  I am only able to take 1 minute segments and then I send them via text to my hubby.  I was able to email them to myself, so here is hoping they turn out ok.  This is my first year teaching first and I have to say I am OVERWHELMED!    There are so many great ideas out there and I feel like I have to do everything.  I think in the end I did NONE of the stuff I set out to do!  LOL!  So here it is!

Any comments and suggestions are welcome!  I have a HUGE to do list to do and the kids start on Tuesday, so here is hoping I get it done!

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