Monday, December 23, 2013

I'm Having a Sale and Have Many Free D5 Products!

Hello teachers!  I am having a sale at my TPT store.  Everything is 15% off through Christmas.  Don't miss out on some of my cool new products and free Daily 5 items.  You can click HERE or on any of the images to go to my store.

Some of my newer products that I LOVE and adore include:

If you are in need of Daily 5 rotation cards or posters, you will love these products!  You've just hit the Daily 5 jackpot of free products!

Don't miss out!  I hope you'll follow me to see future products and ideas!  Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Joys of Christmas & Shoppin' for Shapes

I am a proud mommy right now, so I am posting to show off my beautiful babies.  Last night my daughter had her preschool Christmas program.  It was so fun getting her dressed up and of course, little Sis had to have a matching dress and get dolled up too.  Girls are so much fun!

My oldest, Ashlyn

Little Sis Lainey

Ta da!  All ready to go!

Watching Big Sis perform and she was great!
I know all of these fun times will go by fast.  We have to cherish them while we can because they won't be little like this forever.

On another note, here is a new creation!  Love those Melonheadz kidlettes!
Hope you are enjoying all the events leading up to Christmas!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Writing Center Mats

I just created one of my all time favorite products!!!

I know this is one I will use year round for kiddos to create writing pieces.  These writing mats are perfect for the Daily 5 classroom or any classroom that has literacy centers or a writing center.

First, there is a poster to display near the trays or tubs you plan to place your materials in....

I have created a writing mat for every month.  The mats include a selection of characters and settings for the students to choose from and let their imaginations soar!

Finally, I have included stationary to accompany the mats for every month...

These pieces of stationary also include a blank copy without the "My _____ Story".  This allows you to copy front and back or let the students create their own titles.  I can't wait to get them printed and laminated.  I know my student authors will enjoy the freedom and creativity they have with these writing mats!

Click HERE if you would like to visit this product at my TPT store.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Many Changes and New Creations

It has been a very long time since I have blogged.  I mean a ridiculous 2 months!!!!  I know, totally uncalled for and I should be totally ashamed of myself.  There is a reason behind this procrastination.  Many new developments have come about and some major changes are about to happen in my life, for the better!

I struggled through the last school year.  It was a great year, but a very exhausting one.  My husband has been deployed and I have been teaching 2nd grade and raising my beautiful girls alone.  I had a very successful school year, but it was so stressful.  I started this school year alone too.  My husband is in South Korea and I was going to conquer another solo school year while also building our new, forever home in Indiana.  Well, lets just say God has other plans for the Bryant family.  Turns out my husband won't be retiring the end of the school year and I have had enough of us being apart.  Our little princesses miss Daddy too.  We are relocating to South Korea after Christmas, sometime in January!!!  Time to be together.  Needless to say, I have resigned from my position and now I am focusing on the GIANT list of To Do's that have to be accomplished ASAP.  I am so excited to be joining my husband!    We lived in South Korea in 2004 and I am anxious to go back and expose my girls to an awesome and friendly culture.

Along with my list of To Do's, resigning has freed up a little time for TPT creations.  I have had so many creations in folders on my computer just waiting for some love.  How many of you have the same type of folder, the "Give Me Some Love" folder?  Fortunately, I knocked out a few products these last two weeks and so proud of them.

The first is my Life Science Unit on Animals:


I also finished a great collection of Short and Long Vowel Flapbooks:

Can't wait to see what else I can knock out of that "Give Me Some Love" folder!  Have some sweet dreams blogging friends.  It is nice to be back!