Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Linky Parties! and a Giveaway Shout Out!

I love Linky Parties!  Amanda from Teaching Maddeness and Shannon from The Teaching Reef  had the same awesome idea, so I am linking up with both of them.  Thank you ladies for making me think about my new (school) year resolutions. I am usually no good at keeping a New Year's Resolution but let's see if I am any better at my teacher resolutions.  


1.   Teaching Techniques: Re-Do my bulletin board using my new "Writer's Eye" and "What Good Readers Do" bulletin board set.  (Click on Titles for FREE download) I want to refer to these posters to help my students become better readers and writers.  Writnig is my least favorite subject to teach, so I am hoping these writing rules will not only inspire my students but inspire me as well. 

2. Organization: For the most part I am already a pretty organized person.  At the end of last school year I bought plastic file/storage containers.  I put all my holiday files and activities in each bin seperated by month.  I am super excited to have a monthly bin to help plan fun activities in class. I would love to make a teacher tool box sometime this school year.  I have already made seat crates to help organize my reading center. Here's a picture...I still have one more to make.

3. Student Oriented/Free Topic: Write a Future's Grant (Most of this grant is already typed up, now I just have to revise...This may be one resolution I may follow through with.  I also want to be the best Teacher I can be, learn from past experiences, and try something new.  I also hope to blog, blog stalk, and download more items to my TpT store.  

Before you move on in bloggy world, I want to share with you another great giveaway...you don't want to miss this one.  Michelle from No Monkey Business is having her 500 follower giveaway.  She is giving away $50 TpT gift certificate as her grand prize.  Go check her out and enter. 

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!


  1. I am happy to be your newest follower and I just nominated you for an award! Come on by to pick it up! I am a newbie blogger and would love for you to become a follower and possibly join my First Day of Kindergarten Linky Party Something tells me you have some GREAT ideas for the first day!:)

    Teaching with Z

  2. Thanks for linking up to the party! You have some great resolutions! I think I need to go back and add writing grants to mine now. ;)

    Teaching Maddeness
    PS I'm your newest follower!

  3. I need to get myself better organized as well! I always start off really well, but then the piles start to accumulate! :) Glad to have discovered your blog through the linky! It's too cute.


  4. I hope you post classroom pictures (or if you have, I haven't seen them).....being a zebra print fan myself, I LOVE your crates, and your little zebra bins you bought at Micheal's.

    First Grade and Fabulous