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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Teachers Care for Oklahoma

Hey everyone!  I know it has been a long time but....I forget how crazy busy May is both at school and at home! I promise I will have more to share we are not done with school until June 13th and then I start teaching summer school on June 20th!  But for now I had to share about all of the wonderful things going on to help the victims of the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma!  

First up some wonderful TpT sellers have teamed up to create Teachers Care for Oklahoma! They are offering 4 different bundles of products. Each bundle is worth well over $100.00 and you can purchase each one for only $25.00!  All of the money raised from these bundles is going directly to the teachers at the 2 elementary schools that were destroyed during the tornado.  Click on the links below to take you to the product pages for each bundle, there you will  be able to see all of the amazing resources that are included!

K-2 Bundle 1
K-2 Bundle 2
3-6 Bundle 1 with Clip Art
3-6 Bundle 2 with Clip Art

Next up there were even more TpT sellers (including me) who wanted to do something to MANY TpT stores are having sales on Monday and donating all of the profits to the American Red Cross for the Moore, Oklahoma tornado victims or other charities that are on the ground helping with the relief effort. You can click here to go to my TpT store, all of the profits from my store on Monday will be sent to The American Red Cross! Donna over at Math Coach's Corner is hosting the linky with all the stores that are participating, so go check it out and get some great stuff and help out Moore,Oklahoma in the process!! Together we can make a difference!

Hope everyone is having a great end to their school year! And if you are already done.....I am REALLY jealous!!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mother's Day, The Sale and a Giveaway

Oh my word....I swear I really have been meaning to be better about blogging but, I have just been overwhelmed and busy, busy lately! Sorry I have been neglecting all of my blogging buddies!

But I thought I would share the projects we made for Mother's day, just in case anyone is as big a procrastinator as I am!

These are super easy, quick, cute, and cheap! They are pint sized mason jars from Walmart.  We use the Walmart ones because they are completely plain with no printing embossed on them.  Acrylic paint from Michael's.  I got the Martha Stewart brand this year because it was made for glass and it washed right off the kids fingers.  I also got ribbon and cut it into 18 inch sections and then tied it on the jar and put a few drops of hot glue to make sure the ribbon didn't slip off.

The kids dip their fingers in the yellow paint and dabbed the centers of the flowers on. Then they dip their fingers in another color and make the petals on the flowers. I do this one on one with the kids. I got 21 done in about an hour (we won't talk about all the interruptions I had while I did it!) 

While I worked on the painting the kids were working on the coupon book that went inside the jars. I found it on TpT here. It was free and really cute! It was supposed to be a cupcake but there was no way it would fit in the jar so I just used the coupon part and stapled it to green construction paper.

Of course I have also been busy getting ready for the big TpT Teacher Appreciation Sale happening today and tomorrow!  My wishlist is really long and I can't wait to shop and get some great new stuff! I finished my Summer Skill Pack just in time to post it for the sale!  You can click on the picture below to check it out!  It has a journal for writing, a sight word game, a math facts game and leveled book lists to help parents find books at their child's reading level in their local library. 

And because I feel so bad for neglecting you I will be giving away a copy FREE to someone who comments on this post!  I will pick the winner tomorrow night by random number! Feel free to Pin It as well! I'd love you forever!

Hope everyone is having a great Teacher Appreciation Week! I had a great free dinner at Applebee's tonight with my kinder daughter!