Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring Galore, Giveaway, Freebie and a Sale! Phew!

I'm not sure why I am surprised that it is Saturday ALREADY!  I say it every time I have a week off... "where did the time go??"  
At the beginning of the week I think I have all the time in the world and then POOF... gone.  Today we have an egg hunt and egg decorating on the agenda .. my husband has been prepping my son to find the "golden" egg.  I'll hopefully have some pics to share next time.  :)

I wanted to quick share two "new" products.
I put new in quotes because the first one I had on my blog as an idea and now it is all ready to go as a product! :)
I've used this in my classroom all year and my students LOVE them!  Plus it just looks super cute any time of the year!  If you don't have brain breaks in your classroom yet, this little diddy would be perfect for you! It's easy to make, the breaks are SUPER QUICK to do, and it will get you out of the last 2 month rut! :)
This is only $2 AND it is on sale right now! :)
See it HERE

Next up...
This little pack is full of surprises!  It even surprised me!! hehe...  It has math, reading, writing (common core aligned) and some "fun" sheets too!
Here is a look at some of the pages:

Addition facts and money coloring

Money match with alike and unlike coins- you can mix and match! 

There are 3 non-fiction reading passages!

I love this one! :)

And some FUN too!

I can't wait to start using everything in this one Check it out HERE:)  Oh and it is on sale too!! :)

Which leads me to....
Sale ends tomorrow night! 
EVERYTHING is on sale... even all the new stuff!

I also have a freebie for you that I hope you can use...

This would make a super cute spring center or just a fun cut and paste activity (I have this in grayscale too!)  Click HERE to get it. (if you do grab a copy pretty please leave me some feedback love!) 

Remember that gigantic sale I had a few posts ago?  Well it ends TONIGHT!!  Time to get in those last minute entries!!

Finally, I will be giving away TWO of my new products- it will be your choice of either the brain breaks OR the Spring Surprises Pack!!

Just leave a comment, tell me which you would like to win, and add your email!  I will choose someone TONIGHT (10 pm central time- sorry to my email readers but this is a quick giveaway!).

Have a GREAT day today and Happy Easter!  

Future posts:  Huge giveaway winner and FUN with  FLUENCY!!  This will be several posts and lots of ideas!! :)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring has Sprung a...

Sorry for the quick post... I hope to share TWO new products either later today or tomorrow.  But until then ch-ch-check out the FAB sale going on in my store through Sunday night!

Happy Friday Friends!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Let's Get Acquainted

I am a sucker for a good linky... I've been watching this one float around and I missed last weeks... So here I am hookin' up with Latoya @ Flying into First Grade

for the NOUN Game :)

My favorite little Person would have to be my son.  He is my miracle. 
He came into this world a tad bit early  
(3 months to be exact)
...Because as we say, he wanted some extra snuggle time with his mom and dad. :)
He spent 75 days in the NICU (I know it is that many because I was there and knew every nurse, doctor, and valet by name).    He is now 5 years old and the happiest, healthiest, cutest, sweetest little thing I know :)

8 days old- 2.6 pounds
He is holding a very small white stuffed dog.. you'd never know how tiny that dog is because he is so little

5 years old- and HUGE :)
He's holding the same stuffed dog :)

Ok, Tori- pull yourself together... you've got more acquainting to do...

Does my chair by my computer count?  I feel like I'm there A LOT! hehe...

Probably one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to is Banff, Canada.  We arrived at night so I had no idea the beauty of the mountains until I walked outside the next morning. You know the saying... "it took my breath away?"  Well that is exactly what happened.  It was that amazing!

I'm going to say it... ok, no I'm not... YES I am...

My phone.  Ok, I said it.
If someone can be addicted to a phone... I most certainly am.  And it is getting worse.. I check it during school {gasp!}

I think I need cell phone anonymous.

Here's another thing I'll admit (man, who decided to do this linky... I'm spilling all kinds of stuff)... I LOVE LOVE LOVE....


I seriously freak out when I see one walking on the side of the road.  If I'm close by... you better believe I'm there in a flash to pet that guy...
Who wouldn't love that face??

I don't know if it is the wrinkles or the rolls- but they get me every time.  <3

I'm coming up on my 1 year blogversary!  I can't even believe its been one year already!!

Not sure how I will celebrate just yet... but I do know that everything in my store will be on sale this weekend! :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Egg-cellent Activities {and FREEBIES!!}

Holy Guacamole
Holy Jalapeno!
(That was in my best Spanish accent- Skippyjon style! :)

Welcome to all my new followers!  I am so thrilled that the 600 follower giveaway has been such a success so far!
(guess I need to call it my 600 and 700 follower giveaway!! :)

If you haven't entered yet, click the link above or the image at the end of this post. 

So I wanted to share a newly re-vamped product- just in the nick of time for the end of the year.  You kids will L.O.V.E this- I promise you!!  :)
All you need are some plastic eggs- they are on sale like everywhere right now!  Oh, and a container to hold the eggs!  Oh, and this product:

This little set is fun to do in the Spring during "egg" season, however, I leave this out ALL YEAR!  I actually have another set of activities (in a pack I'll mention later) and I just swap out the activities in the eggs mid-year.

So what is it you ask??
Well, they are fun, completely independent activities the kids in my classroom work on when they finish their work and need something to do.  This would also make a GREAT center!!
 I put the activity cards (like task cards) in the plastic eggs.  The kids get the biggest kick out of "crackin" open the eggs to see what they will be working on!!
 Here's a pic of it looks like (except the revamped pack has two container titles 
{Eggy Activity}
{Brainy Activities}
depending on when you want to do them :)

The activities inside the eggs have a mix of math, reading, and writing.  They are easy enough for the kids to do independently which was important to me as I did not want to explain how to do the activities to the kids who were done with their work.  I'd say they are appropriate for end of the year first graders up to beginning of the year third (most appropriate for second).  Here is a look at some of the activities (there are 28 of them):

Or if you want to leave it out all year and don't want it to be all eggy:

This is some serious fun in my classroom!  The kids "crack" up at the activities. hehe :)
To see this {click here}

If you love it and want to do MORE... there will be a Set 2 posted on TpT in a day or so (if the little one naps!!)
I'm not sure if I will bundle them or not... what do you think?  Would you want both sets together??

I leave you with spring stuff (one I posted before but wanted to re-post in case some missed it!)

I'm also workin' on a spring pack of sorts... I'll let you know when it is ready!!

Remember to go and enter the fab button below to check it out!

p.s... OF COURSE I'm giving something away!  It wouldn't be true Tori style to intro a new product and not give one away! :)  First person to guess my favorite flower will get the Egg activity pack (Set 1) for free! :) 

CONGRATS Tammy! You guess it... Gerber Daisies are my favorite!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

GIGANTIC 600 follower GIVEAWAY!! {clip art galore!}

600 WHAAAAT?  
I don't want to get all sappy on you, but I'm gonna anyway! ha!  I had no idea what I was getting myself into almost a year ago when I jumped in with both feet and started this blog.  I had no idea of all the wonderful people I'd meet, the joy I'd feel when someone would say- "thanks for sharing, I love this idea," or how it would push me to be a better teacher!  I send a heartfelt thank you to each and everyone of you who decided to push that "Join this site" button.  I can't thank you enough for coming along with me on this little bloggy journey!


I wanted to give back a bit.

So, I hit the pavement, knocking on doors for this giveaway.  Little did I know that everyone I contacted would be SO kind, generous, wonderful, and giving!!

These people I'm about to list are AMAZING, and some of my MOST FAVORITE clip artists/font creators of all time!! There is some MAJOR talent in this post!  I am honored and humbled that they were so willing to donate to my little ole blog!

So I present to you the talented artists... I wish I could share them all at once because they are all equally great!  Make sure you check them all out!! (with the convenient links below each pic)

And because I love you guys... I'm throwing in one last thing...
The giveaway will end next Saturday night- so get on entering!
Remember to check out all these lovely ladies!!
Good luck!! :)