February 24, 2014

TPT Sale (Feb. 27-28)

I am sure every blog you read/follow has informed you about the upcoming sale on TPT, right?!?  We are all just so excited when there is a site-wide sale on TPT that we just have the spread the word....and spread the word some more!


Anyway the 3 Million Teacher Strong Celebration Sale starts February 27th and ends February 28th.....so hop on over to your favorite TPT store and score some awesome savings!!

Everything in my store will be 20% off and TPT will offer an extra 10% discount at checkout.  Awesome, right!!

Get ready to shop!!

~Katie

P.S. thank you to Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah-Designs for the cute sale graphic!!

February 6, 2014

Snow Day #3

Well.....we are going on snow day number 3 here in Kansas.  It isn't so much the snow that is keeping us out of school....but the bitterly cold temperatures!!  With the wind chill we were -20 this morning!  BRRRRR.......


On my first snow day.... I did pretty much nothing...and loved it.  True story.  

On my second snow day....I actually got quite a bit accomplished!  I was finally able to work on some math products for TPT.  I know....I am a reading interventionist....so why would I be putting math products on TPT?  

Well.....my wonderful husband has been teaching math his whole teaching career and has a ton of GREAT ideas!!  Thus I am picking his brain (aka stealing his ideas).....and making some products that will be perfect for intermediate to middle grade math teachers .  


The first math product I finished is called Numerical Expression Match Up.  It is a fun and engaging way for students to practice numerical expression (PEMDAS or Order of Operations).  There are 27 cards with numerical expression problems---students solve each of the problems looking for the 14 expressions that match.


My hubs used Numerical Expression Match Up with his kiddos the other day in class......and it went great! The kids worked like beavers and were able to get a ton of practice with numerical expressions!

Now off to enjoy the remainder of snow day 3........

Katie


February 4, 2014

Snow Day!!!!

The snow gods have answered my prayers........

Our school district finally got a snow day today!  Yipee!!  But....you know what's even better......

We get ANOTHER snow day tomorrow!  Whoop Whoop!!

I have pretty much spent today doing a whole lot of nothing, but tomorrow I plan to actually get something accomplished. Ha!

Well I suppose I did accomplish a few things---like play around with a new app that I am completely obsessed with.  It's called InstaText.


I have always wondered how people get cute text on their pictures......and now I have the answer. InstaText!  It is basically like Instagram on steroids, because you still have the ability to play around with the lighting in your photos (classic Instagram)...but with InstaText you can add all sorts of cute text in a variety of fonts, stamps, and frames!!   Of course it is free......

Here is one of my InstaText creations.....


How cute is this picture of my puppy?  Adorbs, right?

So if you have some spare time---download the app!  I am thinking it would be perfect for bloggers who want to add their blog address/name to their pictures before they pin.  Just an idea....

Katie

February 1, 2014

Favorite Things Giveaway

A big shout out to Rosie at Rosie's Rambles and Jessica at Joy in the Journey for reaching some personal milestones on TPT and their blogs!!

NOW.....theses ladies are so kind......that they wanted to host a giveaway to celebrate their success.  They enlisted the help of some of their blogging buddies and created some fabulous prize packs for language arts and math!! Check them out.....impressive, right?

BUT....this is a big' ol party...and their giveaway prizes don't stop there!  These two fabulous ladies also wanted to give away a box of their favorite things.  That's right---a box---delivered to your door---with great prizes!  Yes!


So if you have a chance, click and type your way on over to either of their blogs for a chance to win some great prizes.  The contest runs from February 1st until February 7th at midnight!!

Don't be late for the party.....you won't want to miss out on these fab gifts!!  Whoop whoop!!

 ~Katie

One more thing.......if you head on over to Magic Mistakes and Mayhem....Mrs. Storey is having a giveaway for her birthday.  Check it out if you have a chance!!