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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Best Year Ever Sale

Did you hear the news?
I'm not sure whether to be excited or not.
My cart is filling up, however, I'm mentally not quite ready to start school again.
The Evans' household has enjoyed the 'lack of routine'... 
pjs until noon... late night fun etc.
That will quickly come to a fast halt.

I do know that as soon as I open my classroom
 to begin to prepare for the new year... 
see my fabulous co-workers...
start planning for my new little ones...
the positive vibes will return!!

My daughter asked... if the school would ever consider 
pjs appropriate for the dress code ;)
hmmmm.... maybe we do need to step it up around here ;)

Enjoy the sale and don't forget the code
BESTYEAR... because it will be for all of us!!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

1st Grade Focus Board

I received many requests for a 1st Grade Focus Board similar to my 2nd grade that I use in my classroom. It is finished and posted!! Whew!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

THUMBBODY thinks you are Special!

I am so excited about my newest product.
It is just for fun!!
It's an opportunity to tell THUMB-BODY that you love them!!

It's actually going to be the Christmas gift my kiddos are going to give their parents.
Cute huh?
All you need is a few stamp pads, markers and THUMBS!!

It's the perfect size for a desk or kitchen counter or hanging on a wall.

I realize that I have curriculum to create... but taking a break to thank or love       THUMB-BODY was just too fun!!

Okay ... back to work!

Monday, July 18, 2016

#2forTuesday Loads of Math

I had such a great time purchasing new products yesterday for my new classroom this fall.
Thank you to the many that participated and posted their fabulous work for $1.
#MondayMadness was fabulous!!

Today is 2 for Tuesday!!
That means 50% on 2 of my favorite products.
They both happen to be math... it speaks a bit about my passion.

Common Core Math Assessments have been appreciated by hundreds of teachers.
I have created one specific for 1st and one specifically for 2nd.
Whether you use them as a Pretest or Post test or both... they will help you assess each and every math standard in your core.
Originally $8 but $4 today!!
 My other product to share today... is my 12 Multiplication game boards.
They are an easy to create (1 page only) print in colored ink OR on colored paper.
They are adorable, fun and helpful to students mastering their times tables.
Use them in your classroom or send them home for homework!!

My dear friend, Michele has a FABULOUS daily reading homework 
that I have used for years.
She has updated the product a couple times to cover phonics, strategies,
 comprehension, grammar and so much more. 
 The parents love it and see great progress with their students.
Check it out! It is 50% off July 19th  #2forTuesday.

I made these covers to go on the homework for my own class this year.
You can find them when you click on the image below.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

#MondayMadness Round 2

I hope you are all having a fabulous summer break and finding 
a few minutes to unwind and relax!

My little family has been getting their paint on with Yardzee...
My sweet 12 year old daughter thought it would be a great way to earn money
 for Back to School shopping by creating and selling them... 
well,  just within our neighborhood... she sold 40!!!
About half way through she said, "Mom... I'm done!" "This is too much work!"
hahahaha... we had one of those heart to heart chats about
 perseverance and finishing a job.

Needless to say... WE completed the project and learned a few lessons.
We actually had a great time together.  It is fun to drive around the block seeing so many neighbors playing this fun family game together... so win... win!

Anyways onto the exciting announcement....

Wahoo!!! It's back!!!
Oceans of Steals, Deals and Giveaways ALL week long!!

Something for everyone... everyday of the week.
And a fabulous drawing at the end of the week for a handful of lucky winners...
just for following our Facebook pages!!

This week...
I have included my newest math station BLACK AND WHITE version.
Nearly identical to my original... without the color.
Save your colored ink... pull out the colored paper instead.
This project started in January of last year... so I'm working sort of backwards... January-May are completed and ready to go... Sept - December are under construction RIGHT NOW! I just finished up September and thought it might be a good file to prep for the beginning of a new school year... so TODAY only it is $1.  Originally $10!
146+ pages ready for you and your classroom!!! The kids will loved the hands on opportunities and you'll love the easy organization and reviewed skills!!

My other #MondayMadness file is Print It and Teach! September.
The title says it all!!  Math and ELA skills ready for  print and teach.
I actually copy the pages back to back (to save paper...usually math on one side ELA on the other) at the beginning of the month and set them next to my desk for those moments you find throughout the month... 5 minutes here or there or schedule change... these are perfect for those moments and the kids seem to enjoy the quick review, challenge and thematic assignment.

I hope these help you as you prepare for the beginning of a new year.
It is so exciting to try new things... make new memories and challenge ourselves.

Go grab a Diet Coke, put your feet up and visit
#MondayMadness to inspire yourself!!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

ELA Posters - Parts of Speech

 I have wanted to update my PARTS OF SPEECH posters (that hang in my classroom) 
for a while now... 
but never seem to remember...
 or never let it seem to get to the top of my list.

Well tonight in between BBQing hot dogs for the kiddos...
it happened!!  I am so excited to sneak in to my classroom and update these little guys.
My kiddos refer to them a ton during the day...
 especially while completing their Daily 5 Word Work and Writing. 
 I'm anxious to have a bit more color and illustrations to assist them.

The 12 skills that I highlight are the skills from my 2 different monthly Literacy Centers.

I hope you are enjoying your summer break.
This is the new adventure in the Evans' household...
Drivers License permit... my guy is required to drive 40 hours prior to obtaining his Drivers License in February... lots of practice and patience ;)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

2 For Tuesday

Happy Tuesday friends!!
We are pulling out some of our favorite 'tried and true' projects for 2 of Tuesday...
so 50% off today!!

Once again... I pulled a literacy and math file.
Literacy file folders are designed to progressive master ELA skills throughout the year.
They are an easy make with quick cuts and all inside a file folder.
Place the 12 file folders inside a book box and set out for students to complete during Daily 5 Word Work and any specific time you determine.  Student booklet for completed assignments are included.

Monster Math game boards are a fun, easy, quick way to provide your students with a change to practice and master those math facts.  Either copy on colored cardstock and laminate OR print on regular paper for kids to write on and take home... either way... they are a sure to be a hit in math class!!
Be sure you click below to see other fabulous products that might be helpful for the Back to School around the corner.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


The Ocean of Fun continues today...
Thrifty Thursday... bundles of plenty for you today!!

Daily Math available for K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Use hashtag #thriftythursday

Don't forget to enter the rafflecopter ... giveaways tomorrow!!! Wahoo!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


It's going to be that sort of day friends ;)
Throughout the day I will posting many of my products FREE for brief time.

I will post the products on Facebook and Instagram
so be sure to like them both to get the goods ;)

Christmas In July

It's the most wonderful time of the year...
I'm a sit on the beach girl (who lives in Utah... go think :)
So July... is MY month of choice ;)

However, it just sets us that much closer to a new school year...
so many bloggers have gotten together to celebrate the fun with freebies, prizes and more!!
Check out the many freebies for you to use in your classroom this fall!!
Don't forget to enter to win $$ for your classroom purchases!!

Monday, July 4, 2016


 Happy 4th of July to everyone!!!

#Monday Madness was fabulous!
I filled my cart and purchased new projects to work on during the week ;)
However... the fun doesn't stop...
today is 2 for Tuesday!!
Tons of products 50% off!!! You heard me ;)
Use the hashtag #2forTuesday in the search bar on TpT to find the deals!

Today, I chose 2 products that we use continually throughout the entire year.

To alleviate the "Teacher, I'm Done" phrase...
I created "Teacher I'm Done Task Cards.
They can be done independently. They are motivating. They have a student booklet for easy management. They provide a quality activity/review for fast finishers.
I have blogged about them a few times. You can see it here and here.

Literacy Centers are another staple in my classroom.
We use them during our Daily Five block as Word Work.
These centers focus on 12 ELA skills each month.  The skill increase throughout the year. By the end of the school year... the students are masters ;)
You can read more about them here and here if you'd like.

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The #oceanofdeals has begun!
 Use #MondayMadness on Tpt to search for your $1 deals today!!