July 24, 2016

Free Shipping on Doodle Bugs Paper Products TODAY only!

 Back in 2003 I started a little bitty side business called Doodle Bugs Paper. I have always loved personalized stationery and this was my way to share it with others. It is hard to believe that has been 13 years ago! 

I have some great and super loyal teacher customers so I wanted to make sure you caught my one-day free shipping sale if you were interested in placing and order.

Everything in my online store qualifies for free shipping today {Sunday, July 24th!}. Just enter code sunday during checkout to knock those shipping charges right off your order!

Here are a few pictures of things I have done for teachers in the past few weeks. And, there are lots of designs that are not teacher related if you aren't loving pencils, apples and such right now!








The link to my store is www.doodlebugspaper.com 
and the code to enter for free shipping is sunday! 
Happy, Happy Shopping!






July 21, 2016

Five for Friday {Link Up. July 22}


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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How to join the Five for Friday linky party....
Grab the button at the top
post your Five for Friday post on your blog
Put the button somewhere in your blog post and
link it back to this post
and add your link to the link-up below 


July 20, 2016

Punch Sheets {an engaging, hands on, independent activity}


Punch sheets are the BEST hands on, independent activity for your little ones! I love having these as an early finisher activity for my first graders. All you need are copies and a few hand held hole punches.


 I also like to have my kids highlight the words before they punch. And, they LOVE a highlighter so why not?!?


I have several sets of punch sheets in my store: numbers, number words, color words, and ABCs or they are all bundled together at a special price!



And, if you are against the hole punch idea- they also work great with markers or colors.
 
I buy hole punches at the Dollar Tree. 
They are usually a little "cheaper built" and are not so hard for little hands to punch.



These sheets are great for first graders the first few weeks of school as a review. 


Here are the links to the punch sheets in my store if you are interested....





July 19, 2016

Top 5 Amazon Back to School Products

If you have been living under a rock and haven't signed up for Amazon Prime.. NOW is the time to jump on the ship! I seriously don't know anyone who has EVER regretted having a prime membership. I order from Amazon at least 2-3 times a week. It's easy. No minimum orders and free 2 day shipping. I am SOLD for life! 

{I even buy pet food so they will deliver it straight to my door and I don't have to deal with it at the stores!}






So, back to school is coming up really, really, REALLY fast! Yikes! I have less than 3 weeks until my little kiddos walk through the door. And, it seems like everyday I am ordering or buying some kind of school supply for my classroom.

I wanted to share my top 5 Amazon back to school items that I love to stock up on. I order these year round but I order extras this time of the year. Here goes...
One question I get asked at least once a week is what kind of paper I use for my centers. This is my go to brand. This cardstock is not super thick but if you are laminating it- it works great! 
They do carry thicker weight cardstock with this brand but this works perfect for centers. No need to buy a heavier paper!
Side note: I buy colored cardstock at Michaels!

You know kids go through glue sticks like candy! It's crazy but we glue A LOT in my room and it is a must have. I do know that you can buy it a little bit cheaper this time of the year in stores. But, those crazy back to school aisles get the best of my patience. You can get this BIG box of 60 sticks for less than $17. I'll take a few boxes please!

Ahhhhh, .... smelly markers! They take me back to memories of being a kid! Everyone needs a pack or two! These are so over priced in stores once you purchase them on Amazon. 

Most teachers are pencil snobs. Anybody that has to sharpen pencils daily turns into one quickly. And, Ticonderoga ones are the BEST. They seriously don't like when they claim to be the BEST PENCILS in the world. Yep! They are!

I go through laminating pouches pretty quickly and these are always on my shopping list. 

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IF you have a great Amazon product- please share! 

July 15, 2016

Five for Friday {Link up.. July 15th}


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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How to join the Five for Friday linky party....
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post your Five for Friday post on your blog
Put the button somewhere in your blog post and
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and add your link to the link-up below 


July 7, 2016

Five for Friday {Link up.. July 8th}


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 have been busy finishing up and loading two new products to my store.
The first is this super cute Grillin' Up Math Centers! I simply LOVE these cute graphics. I look forward to using these with my first graders next year.



 The other new product are these sweet, sweet Watermelon centers
These wacky watermelons make me SMILE big!!






 I also shared a few days ago how I made my rainbow paper cloud that was on my hall bulletin board all last year. In case you missed the blog post .. click HERE!





A few weeks ago I mentioned how much I love Big Brother. And, I found out this week there is an app just for fans! Seriously!

It has a lot of spoilers so be aware! 
I sometimes read them and other times I wait until until the show comes on. 
It's a love/hate relationship!


And some really sad news....
My kids walk in the door in exactly ONE month! August 8th!

Sad because ...
I have a TON of things to do
My classroom is a hot mess
My floors have not been waxed
I will have to wear "real" clothes
and makeup
And, be dressed and out of the house early
No more lunch breaks with hubby
or naps with the cat


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How to join the Five for Friday linky party....
Grab the button at the top
post your Five for Friday post on your blog
Put the button somewhere in your blog post and
link it back to this post
and add your link to the link-up below 



July 4, 2016

Grillin' Up Math Centers


My newest math centers unit is so stinkin cute! And makes me want to fire up the grill! Hamburgers, hotdogs with a little mustard and ketchup! So fun!

It includes 6 math centers.
(1) Ordering Numbers
(2) Number Words
(3) Counting by 2's
(4) Plus 10 Addition Facts
(5) Word Sort: shapes, colors and numbers
(6) Greater or Less than

Take a look at everything below...