November 29, 2015

Teachers Pay Teachers 2 Day SALE! {monday and tuesday}


Thanksgiving Break is coming to an end. So, so sad!! But, here is something to SMILE about.. Teachers Pay Teachers is having a HUGE Cyber Monday {and Tuesday} sale! Everything is on sale.

And, you can enter promo code SMILE during checkout to get even more savings!

So, if you have a little extra time on your hands today..

{1} Go leave feedback for past purchases! This earns you TpT credits that you can cash in for free products!

{2} Shop around and make a wish list or go ahead and add items to your cart!


I’ve been doing a little bit of prep work this weekend and a few products that I will be using this week will be these…

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These three products make up my entire month of December morning work and math homework. They are a HUGE time saving life saver! I went in to school last Wednesday and made all my copies so they are ready to go for the whole month!

Click on each cover picture above to jump straight to that product.

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Two products that I use weekly with my first graders are these math fact units.

You can click on each cover to go to that product.


And, this Months of the Year product is one of my favorite and most used products I have made. I use it on the first of each month and all through the year!

Happy, happy shopping!! My cart is filling up fast!

xoxo, kacey

November 27, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party… November 27th}


Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool. Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.



It’s Black Friday! Are you shopping? I am off to hit up a few local spots in a little bit and I have been doing some online shopping this morning and will do more later! My website for my stationery business, Doodle Bugs Paper, has free shipping today. And.. there is a nice sale category that features a TON of non-personalized paper goodies.

This is also the last weekend to place a personalized order for Christmas delivery.

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Just a friendly reminder that if you are shopping online you should DEFINITLY be using Ebates!


You are not going to strike it rich by using Ebates but free money is really hard to turn down! I just looked this up.. but I got my first Ebates check on May 18, 2011. I promise it is legit and many stores are having double cash back this weekend. And, they even have websites like Etsy and Jane on Ebates.



Earlier this week I hosted a giveaway sponsored by the Mailbox Company for a $100 Visa Gift Card. Julie is the big winner! Email me ( Julie your address! I’ll ship your card out so you can do a little Christmas shopping!



I dropped in to my classroom Wednesday afternoon and grabbed this box of  stuff!! Yikes! I guess I better spend some time doing school work this weekend. Can you believe it is time to start planning Christmas & December activities!



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I have nothing for #5 .. I was looking back at my pictures on my phone for the week. I have a lot of these kind of pictures. These are Christmas wishlist items for my niece. Which is just a reminder that I need to Christmas shop and decorate! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Link up your Five for Friday post below..

November 23, 2015

#bethedifference with Mailbox Gold: December Writing made EASY! and $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

I am back again this month to share some more of the awesome-ness of the Mailbox Gold program. This is a monthly subscription program that cost $2.99 and you have access to tons and tons of downloadable items. Many of which are programmable. Which means- you can add your text before you print. You should DEFINITELY check it out and be using it each month.. AND ..

There is a nice little giveaway sponsored by the Mailbox at the end of this blog post!

This month I am here to show you ideas on how you can implement and squeeze in some fun and engaging writing activities. I also wanted to show you some of the things I found that I will actually be using in the next few weeks.

 Most of my writing activities will be centered around the Gingerbread Man so I did a quick search for Gingerbread writing and I hit the JACKPOT! Everything {and more!} that I could need was found on the Mailbox Gold and I just hit print! I am set to go when we go back to school after Thanksgiving with my December writing journals.

Take a look….

I found a cute journal cover that I could add my 
students’ names before I printed. And, great journal prompts to include in each one of their journals. I love that is all set and ready and took no time to plan and get organized!

I also printed a few graphic organizers to include in their journals. We will do these together before they start writing. I also printed a stack of gingerbread cutouts for them to use when they get ready to illustrate their writings.

Every bit of this was found on the Mailbox Gold!

Here is also a quick video of the things I will use with my first graders for our December writing.

The super nice people at The Mailbox have also given me a $100 Visa gift card to give away to one of my readers!  Make sure and enter below!!

Click below to jump over and see the Mailbox Gold for yourself!

November 20, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. November 20th}


Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool. Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.

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I took last Friday off from posting my Five for Friday. I was busy having holiday shows for my stationery business and it was a crazy week. I went to school all day Monday and Tuesday but was in and out {mostly out!}Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Are you doing any Christmas shopping yet?


I posted this picture on Instagram this week.. but some LUCKY DUCK teacher will be happy, happy, happy to get this stash of personalized goodies this year. 2 notebooks and 1 portfolio! This parent knew exactly what a teacher would love!

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IMG_0353We have been studying Daniel and the Lion’s Den in Bible class and these lion directed drawings were a perfect addition.


I have done these lions a few times over the last years- and the original idea came from this drawing book.


I had originally planned to mount them on construction paper before hanging them up but we ran out of time. I drew them on white cardstock.

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We had a fun little Thanksgiving program Monday night. These were the super simple decorations that I made that sat in front of the stage. The program was called Attitude of Gratitude and was a PERFECT Thanksgiving message! It was also short and sweet!

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Did you see these FREE super precious Thanksgiving coloring sheets from Krista {Creative Clips}? I saw these on Teachers Pay Teachers on the day that it literally rained and rained and rained and rained .. and RAINED! And, they seemed like the perfect inside recess activity! My first graders loved them!! Thank you Krista!!


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I saw this last year on the Teaching Texan’s FFF post and I saved it! I am soooo happy to see you Thanksgiving break! I hope it is the slowest most peaceful and relaxing week EVER!! See you November 30th little firsties! Happy Thanksgiving friends!

{and next Friday is BLACK FRIDAY!?!.. will you be shopping?}

Link up your FFF post below!