Saturday, August 9, 2014

Meet the Teacher- Open House Freebies and Bloghop!

Hello darlings!  I am so thrilled to be involved in the Back 2 School Bloghop with the other fab bloggers listed below.   Visit each of their pages to get some awesome freebies for your classroom.  I don't know about you, but I can use all the freebies I can get right now.  I always seem to spend WAY too much money on Back to School stuff!






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During back to school time, any teacher can use new back to school advice and ideas right? 


So this bloghop/giveaway is going to benefit you in 2 ways:

1. You could win over $100 worth of TPT products from some amazing bloggers! Check out the rafflecopter below to enter. We will choose 5 winners at the end of the bloghop on August 13th! This gives you TONS of chances to enter.

2. Follow the bloghop each day to a new blog that will give you tons of advice and ideas, in addition to lots of FREEBIES!

Awesome right?
Here are the products you could win!  Click here to go enter!!

So what am I giving away for free?  If you have been a follower of the blog since last year, you have already gotten to see this little beauty.  It contains a scavenger hunt for your Meet the Teacher or Open House Night where you have your kiddos bring their supplies.  It also contains some files for your schedule, other info, and parent helper sign ups.  This is a Powerpoint file that allows editing.  Yay!  I know how everyone loves to be able to make their stuff personal. 

 To use some cute fonts, download Fonts for Peas for FREE!!!  GO here!
I get the cutest handwriting fonts at Fonts for Peas!

You can download all the fonts at once with the button on the side of the page!!  I love Kevin and Amanda!

Click the pic to get the freebies!

Don't forget to stop by the next blog on the hop!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Freebie Book Labels for Your Library

Hello darlings!  If you follow me on facebook or instagram, you know this was coming!  I finally finished relabeling all of my book bins for a fresh new look!  I wanted to make them available for you for FREE so unfortunately, what you see is what you get.  I can't make them editable for you in the PDF file with melonheadz graphics as it goes against her copyright.  I hope you are able to use them though.  I have labels for Fountas and Pinnell levels F-S and many series books that you would find in a second-fourth grade classroom.

To print:
You can control the size by choosing multiple page printing or booklet printing. As you can see, I printed 6 to a page.

To get the free book bin labels, click here.  I would love for you to pin it and give me feedback!

I did not laminate the laebls once I cut them out.  That eliminated an unnecessary step.  Instead, I used clear packing tape on a tape roller and taped over the entire label.  You will notice I have a lot of different book bins that I have collected over the years.  Bins are expensive!  I bought most of them at Wal-mart.  I have found the white plastic tubs to be very sturdy and they have lasted me 10 years already!

Most of the chapter books are stored in plastic shoe boxes and I also have a few from the Dollar Store.

I made sure to put my chapter books in order by levels.  This makes it easier for the kiddos to find Just-Right books and it keeps them from having to search all over the book cases.

My dad and I created the books shelves last year.  I LOVE them because they are on wheels and close together.  I can lock them and then the custodians can simply wheel them out the door at the end of the year so they can wax the floors.  It was soooooo nice to come in this year and just open the book cases.  I didn't have to reorganize my library or unpack books.  That has ALWAYS been the longest job for me when setting up the classroom and packing up each year.

Happy Back to school!

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