June 26, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. June 26th}

 

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

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I finished a product this week! I blogged about it a few days ago. It’s a great little unit about Greater than and less than. It includes comparison cards, clip cards and printables.

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Quick Links: TpT Link: Greater or Less Than Unit or Blog Post

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Also this week I created my first Bundle.. This has been on my to-do list for months {and months, and months!!!} I put together my holiday cut and paste printables into one big bundle.

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I also made a few minor changes to this ABC order product. And while I was in there editing I had to give the cover a little mini makeover.

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And, I started working on these Simple and Sweet Counting Cards. They will be coming soon!

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I am also excited to announce that I will be partnering with The Mailbox team for some up coming blog posts. They have a new feature called The Mailbox Gold that is pretty impressive. I cannot wait to share more with you over the next couple of months.

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Can you believe this is the last Five for Friday for June.. next week will be July! Crazy!

Link up your blog post below. Happy Happy Weekend!!!!

June 23, 2015

Greater Than or Less Than

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I have a new product to share with you today.

I am excited to have this Greater than or Less than unit to use with my first graders.

It includes cards that can be used as centers or math rotations or perfect for early finisher quick activities. And, it includes leveled printables {sheets} that can be used for review or extra practice.

Take a look…..

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There are 208 of these comparison cards included. WOW!

They are black and white to save on printing cost but they look awesome printed on colored cardstock or construction paper.

The alligator head cards are also included {as well as other options for the symbols}.

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They fit perfect in a pocket chart but could easily be used on the floor or on a table. You could also had velcro in the middle of each card and on the back of the arrows (symbols).

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The cards are broken into two groups.. Numbers 1-120 and 120-200. They can also be mixed up together if you want to mix the two groups!


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Also included are 78 Clip Cards. You know I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE clip cards. They are perfect for little kids that need some hands on practice.

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These are also broken into two groups. Numbers 1-120 and Numbers 120-200. But, the groups are perfect to mix together if needed.

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These are also black and white but look so colorful printed on different colored papers.

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I keep clip cards in standard school boxes with the clips inside for an early finisher activity that requires hardly any extra prep time and can easily be done at  a student’s desk or in a small quiet space.


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There are also 8 printables / sheets. These are broken into numbers 1-20, numbers 1-50, numbers 1-120 and numbers 1-200. There are two sheets for each group of numbers.

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These are perfect for differented instruction or just to use through out the year.


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And last.. there are 8 cut and paste sheets for extra practice. They are broken into four groups as well.  Numbers 1-20, numbers 1-50, numbers 1-120 and numbers 1-200. There are two sheets for each group of numbers.

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Quick link to see more to purchase: Greater or Less Than Unit

June 19, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. June 19th}

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


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Monday was supposed to be the day I got on a strict schedule and make myself start to work on my summer to-do list. But, guess what?! The AC went out in my truck and it is HOT!! So, that meant a trip to the dealership {3 hour drive away + waiting time} meant I was gone most of the day dealing with that craziness.

Thankfully, my truck is still under warranty which means it would pay for the repairs and also provide me a rental vehicle…

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And BAM.. just like that I turned into a mini van driver! Not, that I wanted to be choosey by ANY means. At least they provided me something to ride in and the AC worked!! Who cares that I don’t have any kids to take advantage of  the mini van. It actually drove very nicely and was quite roomy inside if you need any reviews or are in the market to purchase a new family vehicle.

And read below for a crazy dog + mini van true story.

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My parents are out of town for the week so I get to pet sit for them {2 dogs + 3 cats}. Meet Buck and Biscuit. They have made the blog several times over the last few years. Buck is a 15+ year Old Man and Biscuit is the rescue dog that was adopted last summer.

Biscuit has been traveling with me this week on errands and Thursday morning we made a trip to the post office to drop off stationery orders to be shipped. I left the mini van {see above}unlocked and running with the AC on and Biscuit inside. I ran inside and was gone maybe 30 seconds. I came back outside and Biscuit has stepped on the door lock and locked the doors. So, I am locked out of the rental van, at the post office, with my phone and the dog inside and basically in the smallest town in America.

So, I went back inside and called my husband. He called a local locksmith and they said it would be 30-45 minutes before the locksmith could get there. So, while I waited and waited I tried my hardest to trick Biscuit into stepping on the unlock button. I had NO luck!!! She would dance all around the button but would not step directly on it.

The locksmith arrived about 40 minutes later. He walked up to the window and Biscuit jumped up and stepped RIGHT ON THE DARN UNLOCK button!

So, I paid a locksmith for 2 seconds of his time.

And, this is also why keyless entry so be on every single vehicle. You just never know when the dog is going to lock you out.

Good news- when I finally got inside the mini van. The car dealership called and my truck was ready. I am not back in my own vehicle which has my trusty key pad on the door.

 

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I have been working this week on finishing up some new stationery designs and I have them listed on the Doodle Bugs Paper website.

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I am having a little weekend sale if you need if you are interested. Enter code weekend20 for 20% until Sunday. Happy Shopping. {This is for my stationery website only.}

Quick Link: Doodle Bugs Paper Website

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I was also excited to be featured in an article in Desoto Magazine. Which is a fun local magazine here in Mississippi. You can read part of the article HERE online.

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And in between everything else this week I have been working on a new product. Maybe soon it will be finished…

I hope your week has been fun and exciting and I am wishing you an awesome weekend. Link your FFF post up below!

June 12, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. June 12th}

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


I am OFFICIALLY enjoying my summer vacation a little too much! If that is even possible! I am giving myself until June 15th to enjoy my lazy days then I will tackle my summer to do list.

June 15th will be exactly two months until school starts back so I figure I can handle the to do list during those months. Until then.. I will continue to do as little as possible! HA!

I still want you to link up your randomness from this week below…

June 5, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. June 5th}

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

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I just returned from a nice, relaxing week at the beach. It’s really hard to beat a beach vacation that includes good books, good food and good weather. It did rain a few days but it was nice and breezy the other days. Rain at the beach is better than rain at home any day!

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This was the stack of books I carried with me on vacation. I read five of these while I was gone. We had no little ones to “watch” during our beach vacation so I could do what I wanted each day.. and that included reading pretty much ALL day/EVERY day! Sounds pretty perfect doesn’t it?

I would really recommend all of these! Really good!! You can click on the titles below to jump to Amazon to read the descriptions of each.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins .. This is definitely the kind of book I normally pick up. But, everybody I know was telling me to read this. I saw it at the library and picked it up. It was good! Real good!

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty … another recommendation from many friends. I liked this one a lot. Totally would recommend this one to anyone! This author is pretty popular right now and has a few best sellers out that others are raving about. I plan on checking out a few others this summer too. This was definitely one of my favs!

Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews .. I love, love, love Mary Kay Andrews. She is one of my go-to favorite authors. Her books are super easy reads that you can breeze through and not be able to put down. This one was fun! A great summer or beach read!

The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery .. Susan Mallery is another favorite author that I enjoy. Just like Mary Kay Andrews her books are easy and enjoyable!

Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews .. I think this one is actually a few years old. I picked it up at Sams and was surprised that I had missed this one when it was first released. I enjoyed it too!

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When I wasn’t reading {or napping} we were eating. We cook a lot at the beach and enjoy a few special foods. We have our regular beach foods that we eat each year {chicken salad, pimento and cheese, lots of dips, tons and tons of fruit, a few yummy desserts}. IMG_9215

This year, I cooked Monkey Break one morning. I usually cook this at Christmas time but it seemed like a great beach food. And, it definitely was yummy!!!

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We also had a shrimp boil one night.

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Another tradition that we enjoy includes late night Mexican Train Dominos.

So, that basically sums of the week …

reading + sleeping + eating + family games = beach vacation

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And a week away means coming home to get caught up on work! I’ve spent this week working on stationery orders that came in last week. Lots of goodies were shipped out this week. My stationery website is Doodle Bugs Paper.

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It’s also really cool to have talented friends that send you good mail. Thanks Krista from The Creative Paper Collection for this little bit of fun in my mailbox. Her shop is closed for a few days but you can shop again on June 10th. She has really fun and super colorful notepads and cards. Love, love, love her stuff!

Enjoy your weekend! Link up your Five for Friday post below!