Monday, June 15, 2015

Makeover Time!

I'm so excited to be joining up with some amazing teacher bloggers to complete the TPT Seller Challenge! Click here to get more information!

So the first challenge was a makeover challenge. I was so excited because product makeovers are on my forever to do list. You know, that list that NEVER ends!? Yeah, it was on that one. I recently changed up a bunch of my covers, but there are still several products that need a boost.

So I chose this gem:

Y'all, bless my sweet heart. I really thought this was precious not even a year ago! Whoa! Here is the new cover:

I'm really excited about this product's makeover because it wasn't just surface level! I added an activity and added more choices for differentiation! So if your kids are working on their hundreds or their hundred thousands, this has you covered! It's on sale through Wednesday-so grab it while it's on sale! (Click the picture below to go to my TPT store.) 
I'm so thankful for this challenge! I'm feeling really inspired for the first time in quite a while! :) 

Monday, June 8, 2015

It's Summer Time!

And the livin' is easy. Today was day one of my summer vacation and I am already feeling so relaxed. I'm thankful for summer, but I wasn't ready to give up the sweet group of kids I had this year! They were so stinkin' precious! And their families?! Y'all- the level of support I got this year is every teacher's dream. I have no words for how loved and supported I was this year.
I mean, look at this precious end of the year gift! My heart is just so full! 

I was so excited to put together end of the year gifts for my sweeties. I knew I wanted it to be something special! I bought pails at the Target Dollar Spot and then used my silhouette to add their names in vinyl. They turned out so cute! 
Then inside I added a dollar Scholastic book, a glow stick bracelet, two pieces of chalk (from a container of 60 pieces of chalk from Target) and a container of bubbles (three pack from the Dollar Spot). I also added my student's "First Day of Third Grade" picture and our class picture from the beginning of the year. 

For my team, I decided to monogram mason jar cups (also from the Dollar Spot-but not a dollar... which still does not make sense to me) and add in some yummy watermelon gum and water drops. Simple, easy and hopefully useful! 
Side note: If you don't have a silhouette, add that baby to your Christmas list NOW! It's one of the absolute best gifts I've ever picked out for myself received! Thanks Mr. H! It makes personalizing gifts so easy! Plus, who doesn't love a great monogram?! 

Do you have any great team or student gift ideas?! Let's hear them!