Saturday, August 29, 2015

Flash Sale at Educents!

Head on over to Educents and stock up for BTS. My entire store is on sale for 20% off through Monday, and Educents will give you an additional 10% off if you enter the code FLASH10! Just click on the pic below to take advantage of the savings.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Don't Miss the One Day SALE at Teachers Pay Teachers!!!

Big one day sale at TpT today only!  Use the code: MORE to get 28% off your entire purchase at my store!  Just click on the pic below and fill up your cart!
Thank you Deana Kahlenberg for the great ad sign!



Sunday, August 16, 2015

Back to School Classroom Stuff & Where to Find It

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Well, it's that time of year again, and I thought I might help out by sharing some classroom storage and decor items and where you can actually get them.

First off here is what I use to house my student mailbox and extra supplies: I set the first shelf lower so that my mailbox would fit. The other two shelves house my extra supplies which are in plastic shoe boxes and large clear, see through plastic containers.



This is a baker's rack that I purchased 12 years ago.  You can get one at Target for $59.99.  It might seem like a lot of money, but it is very durable and should last a long time.


You can purchase plastic shoe boxes at the Dollar Tree for $1 each ~ not a bad price!


Walmart has the larger storage boxes that come 4 to a set for $17.88



The next items I want to show you are for center storage. I am going to use the multi-color tall one for math centers and the other blue one with baskets and hanging pockets for my Daily 5 Stations.



You can get a similar one at Walmart for $50.04 online.  I purchased mine at Big Lots last year, but doesn't look like they are carrying them this year. 






This Hone Can-Do All-purpose Teacher Caddy came from Staples online.  I got a great deal. They had it on sale for $59.99, regular price $199.99.  Just checked, and it is back to regular price :(  Target has it for $114..39, though.



I just ordered these matching magazine holders and baskets from Really Good Stuff for my Guided Reading groups!




The magazine boxes were $18.99 for a set of 4 and the baskets were the same price for a set of 4. You can get a coupon for $5 off a purchase of $50 or more if you sign up using your email.

Well that's all for now.  I hope you picked up a few ideas for your classroom this year. Check back soon to see some ideas for storage and decor in your classroom library!

Happy Back to School!


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I'm Finally Back!!!


Well, it's been a long time, but I'm finally back in the blogging world!  I have had some "life" issues to take care of, and I'm finally getting back on track.

In my 2012/2013 school year, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to have a mastectomy. Good news is that the cancer was small, so no chemo or radiation, but I had to take the last week of school off for the surgery. And.... just before I left, I had to move out of the classroom I had been in for 10 years because I changed grade levels from 3rd to 2nd.

2013/2014 school year was my first year in second grade.  Lots to learn, but I really enjoyed it!

In 2014/2015 school year we brought a Head Start program into our school, so everyone had to move classrooms. Guess which room I got? The same one I had been in before for 10 years LOL! :0)
So....I moved back into my old classroom.  In addition, we started building a new house in December and didn't finish it until November of 2015. It was also my daughter's first year in high school and she was in the school musical and played softball (Softball is another big part of our lives. My daughter also plays club softball as well, and hopes to play in college).

So here it is a new school year, 2015/2016 and things have finally settled down a bit.  I am rethinking the purpose of my blog.  I changed it to, "Sharing teaching ideas and products" and I am going to try my best to abide by that.

Be sure to check back soon!  I will be posting about classroom storage and decor for the upcoming Back to School season.  Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer if you have any left!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Deep in the Heart of Texas Blog Hop


Welcome to the "Deep in the Heart of Texas" blog hop!  Over 40 Texas teacher bloggers have joined together to share what we love about our state as well as ideas and freebies that we love.  You will also have the opportunity to enter to win TpT products and/or TpT gift certificates by entering using the rafflecopters included in each post.  

Down at the bottom, you will see all of the blogs participating in the hop.  Just
click and you will be taken to their posts.  We hope you love what you find. Happy Valentine's Day!
 

Hi! I'm Patti White and I teach 2nd grade in San Antonio, Texas.  Prior to teaching 2nd grade, I taught 3rd grade for ten years.  I am a native born Texas and proud of it!





San Antonio is a big city with a small town feel.  We are known for our famous River Walk, and our San Antonio Spurs, NBA Champions in 2014!  Go SPURS Go!!!





One of my favorite activities is to do a class book study, and one of my favorite books to do a book study on is Charlotte's Web.  I used to just do vocabulary and questions with my class, until I decided that it would be much more engaging if there were other ELA activities that went along with the book.  

So, I created a book study packet that included reading strategies as well as English activities such as antonyms, synonyms, and proper nouns.  Everything in the packet revolves around Charlotte's Web.  

After using this packet with great success, I decided to put it in my TpT store and include answer keys for the entire unit!   You can purchase it for 50 % off for one day only, February 14th, so hurry on over and check it out!








One of my favorite Valentine's activities I like to do is have my students randomly choose a student in the classroom and write a letter saying something nice about that person, then sign it Secret Admirer, or Secret Friend.  

After writing the letter, they all turn them into me, and I put them in their mailboxes. It's fun watching them trying to guess who sent them the letter!  

Here is a freebie that includes the stationary I use.  If you copy it front to back, you just fold it and the envelope is on the back side of the letter. Just click on the picture below to get your very own copy.  I hope you enjoy it!  








Click on the buttons below to visit some other awesome Texas bloggers!





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Friday, December 26, 2014

Jump Into January Blog Hop December 26th - January 4th!


 

 
 
I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing holiday! Going back to school in January is probably the last thing you want to think about, but like it or not, it will be here before you know it! The first week back is always a little hectic, so my friends and I have gotten together to help you out!

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Hop around to grab the no or low prep freebies, and then enter to win an Amazon gift card at the end of the hop!
Here's my NO prep freebie to use your first week back!
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Diary-of-a-Snowflake-Winter-Writing-Activity-Freebie-1616373
 
If you love this freebie, you can check other items in my store. My entire TpT store is on sale from now until the end of the blog hop (December 26th-January 4th). Just click on the pic below to check it out!
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/A-Series-Of-3rd-Grade-Events
 
Now hop on over to the next stop by clicking the button below!
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Thanks for participating!  I hope you pick up some great lessons to make your New Year a little less stressful!



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Spooktacular Sale at Teachers Notebook!


I am having a sale at my Teachers Notebook store from October 25th-27th.  ALL of my products are 30% off, and in addition, you earn double rewards for every dollar you spend!  For every $10 you spend you earn a $1 to spend on more products.  All you have to do is leave feedback.  So, click on the pic above and rush on over to my store and load up your basket!

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