Sunday, March 22, 2015

Trashy Crafter Lanyard + Discount

Hi all! I'm dropping by today to share one of my newest loves. If you know me, you know that I love books. I am a bit of a book hoarder. I just moved over spring break and I noticed that most of my boxes were books. I just can't stop myself from buying new books.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TrashyCrafter?ref=l2-shopheader-name


 Over the summer, I started following a new craft store on Etsy called "The Trashy Crafter." One reason that I started following this store is because I just loved how Kimberly, the owner, recycled damaged books and made them into unique bracelets. I ended up buying two bracelets and I love wearing them because they are so unique.




 Now Kimberly has branched out making new items from books. She has earrings, necklaces, and lanyards.


Kimberly was kind enough to send me one of her new lanyards. 

 I just love that she recycles paper to make envelopes for her products. 


My lanyard is made from the book "Oh the Thinks You Can Think" by Dr. Seuss. It is so colorful and fun. Plus it is super sturdy. One of my pet peeves about lanyards is how flimsy some of them are. This one is just perfect! 

I have to go back to school tomorrow from spring break (boo!) but I am excited to wear my new lanyard.

 Kimberly has graciously offered a discount code for all my readers. You can get 15% off any item in her store by using the code booklover. Visit her Etsy store to get this great deal and check out all the amazing products she has made.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TrashyCrafter?ref=l2-shopheader-name





Saturday, March 21, 2015

New Design

Thanks for stopping by! I am in love with my new design from Megan at A Bird in Hand Designs (and also I Teach, What's Your Superpower)

http://www.abirdinhanddesigns.com/

She was amazing taste and it was like she read my mind with what I wanted on my blog. Thanks so much, Megan! If you are looking for a new design or starting a blog, go check out her designs on her blog. I love all of them!



Saturday, March 7, 2015

Five for Friday (on Saturday)

I'm linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for her weekly "Five for Friday" linky  party.

http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2015/03/five-for-friday-linky-party-march-6th.html



It was so good to go back to school again this week. We missed two weeks of school because of snow and ice. Since this week was Read Across America week, we practiced cause and effect with Horton. I drew Horton on my Elmo and my students followed along. Then, they wrote a cause and effect from the text on Horton's ears. I love how these turned out. 


I know that we are all over winter but I just had to share these two books that I found. "Frostbite" is a rhyming book about a dog made out of snow. My students loved this one. "Earmuffs for Everyone!" is about the inventor of the earmuff. It is told in such an engaging way. Love this one too!

We are learning about measurement in math so we did this fun activity from Hope King to go along with the book, "How Big is a Foot?"


I have been searching for the perfect product for my curls for years. I tried a trial size set of Devacurl and I am in love. Thank you Linda Kamp for the recommendation!


I closed on my new house yesterday. I have to say that I could have purchased this home without TPT. As a single gal, it is hard to purchase anything on a teacher's salary. TPT has allowed me to save money and pay off my debts so I can afford a new home.

Have a great weekend! I'll be busy packing and moving a few things before the movers come on spring break.
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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bright Idea for Math Facts

This year, my students are working really hard to master their math facts. Each day, they take a 45 second test on a certain set of facts like +1, +2, etc.. If they pass the test, they get to move on to a new test for the next day.  To make this easier for me to keep up with and to show my students their growth, I made a bulletin board using colorful paper plates.


I put my students numbers on the board and when they pass, I just move them to the next plate. They love to see themselves move up and I thought this was a perfect way to use some extra paper plates that I had in my classroom.


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For more bright ideas from other bloggers, please browse through the link-up below and choose a topic/grade level that sounds interesting to you.

Thanks for stopping by!


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