Monday, December 31, 2012

Summer in the City by Kathleen Wainright to be Released in March!

(Click the image above to go to her FaceBook Page)

New children's book set to release in March 2013. Please follow this Facebook page to stay updated on events and giveaways!!  She is a wonderful bloggy friend and Top Teacher friend as well.  As a fellow educator I support her in her efforts in getting the word out there for her new book!  I can't wait until her new book is released in March because I know I will be purchasing it to read to my students.    

Please support her by stopping by her page and checking "like" to support her in her efforts.  Wow, I have a lot of friends that are authors now and that is so awesome!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

It's a New Year Linky Party!

It is that time again where we sing and celebrate a year out and ring in a new one!  Please join us in our New Years Resolutions and link up with The Teacher's Cauldron.


To work on my health and health issues to make life better for me and those I love.


To schedule more posts on my blog and do a newsletter for my Bloggy Friends and Followers!

Okay, I know it looks simple enough but I am a procrastinator and if I can do both of these I will be making leaps and bounds in my personal and blogging life!  

Please link up with us over at The Teacher's Cauldron for "It's a New Year" linky and have some fun with us!  See you there...


Friday, December 21, 2012

Welcome Winter Sale!

I am throwing a SALE at my TpT Store!  There are a lot of other bloggers joining in so come on and join in with us. 


Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Elf for the Classroom and a Rafflecopter Giveaway!

It is that time of year when elves everywhere make their appearance and try out some new mischief.  This week in my classroom we had some mischief happening when I brought our classroom elf to school.  We read the book "The Elf on the Shelf" and some of my students talked about some of the things their elves at home were already doing.  Now we can talk about some of the mischief that our classroom elf is doing.  The first day he sat on the shelf and was quiet.  We came in the next morning and this is what we found:
He brought his own elf crayons (yes, they are really that small) and drew on paper all over the room.  The second evening we left him alone on the shelf and came back to having unifix cubes thrown all over the carpet with the box emptied.  He was sitting in the box with some unifix cubes in a red and white pattern to match his elf clothes.

On day three he obviously was playing with our computers and got in trouble.  His foot got stuck in one of the headphones and got stuck hanging upside down with a "help" sign in his hands.  The kids came in and were laughing at him and the sign.  Later on that day Laia came up to me and said, "if he creates this much mischief in one night what is he going to do this weekend with two days"?  I laughed so hard when she said that but then I thought I hope he lives up to her expectations on Monday morning.  Here he is hanging upside down from a computer headphone.   

If you are interested in starting your own classroom mischief I have a packet to help out with your elf mischief needs in my TpT store. Click the picture below to take you to the packet on TpT:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tips for Top Teachers: A Smorgasbord of Teaching Resources: Ho! Ho! Ho! It's a GIVEAWAY, You Know!!!

Tips for Top Teachers: A Smorgasboard of Teaching Resources: Ho! Ho! Ho! It's a GIVEAWAY, You Know!

To celebrate the holidays Top Teacher-Style, we are getting together to throw you a HUGE GIVEAWAY just in time for the holidays. We have contributed to this BIG GIVEAWAY so we can bring one lucky winner a BRAND NEW NOOK COLOR HD!!!  This would be perfect for your holiday reading!  Maybe you want to download a new teaching ebook. Perhaps you would like to peruse TpT for products for the new year. You may want to download the newest edition of The Mailbox Magazine. You can do all of that and more with your Nook Color HD!!!  As if that weren't enough, you will also receive OODLES of TEACHING RESOURCES from the FABULOUS TOP TEACHERS!!!