Thursday, August 20, 2015

A GRAND Teacher Giveaway!

One of the best things about blogging is the AMAZING friends I have made throughout this adventure.  One of those friends is Ashlyn from The Creative Classroom.  Ashlyn and some of our blogging buddies have teamed up to celebrate Ashlyn's reaching 1000 followrs on TPT with this GRAND GIVEAWAY!


To get the party going we are hosting a giveaway for a $100 TpT Gift Card!  Just enter the Rafflecopter linky below for your chance to win the giveaway, which runs from today until midnight (Arizona time) Saturday night.  The winner will be announced Sunday!

AND...

We're also having a GRAND hashtag linky party on Instagram today, Friday, and Saturday!  Just visit any of our Instagrams - mine is @teachingjunkie  - and you will see a Grand Giveaway sentence starter with an image for all to use.  There will be a new Grand Giveaway sentence starter and image each of the three days.

Congratulations on the milestone to Ashlyn, and good luck to YOU!  What would YOU buy with $100 on TPT?  (I could sure do a lot of damage!!!)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Motivational Monday!

Today I am linking up with my blogging buddy, Mel from Frog Spot for a brand new Monday linky.  I don't know about you, but I could sure use a kick in the pants to get going this morning!  Gotta find my mojo!  So imagine my good fortune when one of the first emails I read was from Mel announcing this new linky.
L.O.V.E. IT!
N.E.E.D. IT!


First, I downloaded her adorable template.

I thought about who and what would motivate me today...
Made my own motivational sign...


and posted it on my Motivation Wall.


I am looking forward to participating in this weekly linky, since Positive Thinking Thursday seems to have gone away.

So, what will motivate YOU this week?  Head on over and link up with Mel!


Happy Monday!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Learn Like an Egyptian!

Here's a great freebie from Educents to infuse your social studies with some cross-curricular fun!

King Tut Mini Unit - Educents

Students LOVE to learn about King Tut and Ancient Egypt! Download a FREE lesson for kids about Ancient Egypt and jump into King Tut's history! The freebie has several activities included in this pack, including reading comprehension, math review, map skills, and timeline practice, so there are a multiple ways to use them.

Hieroglyphics Math

King Tut Mini Unit - Educents

Use these fun pages to practice place value and/or addition and subtraction skills! Page 12 of the King Tut Mini-Unit Freebie asks students use the symbols to determine the number. The following page goes a step further and asks students add or subtract numbers.

Fun facts about Ancient Egypt:

  • The Egyptian alphabet contained more than 700 hieroglyphs!
  • Egyptians believed cats were a sacred animal and having a pet cat would bring a household good luck.
  • Ancient Egyptians invented pens, toothpaste, and a game very similar to bowling.

More Ancient Egypt resources:

Mini Bio: King Tut - Here's a mini bio about King Tut to go with your mini unit!



Ancient Egypt Lapbook - Study interesting facts about the discovery of hieroglyphic writing, the Rosetta Stone, the great King Tutankhamun, the lovely Cleopatra and more. Recipes From Egypt - Delight your little cooks with two authentic and easy-to-make recipes from Egypt: Tameya (the original veggie burger), and Basboosa (Semolina cake with honey and lemon). My Book About Egypt - My Book About Egypt takes elementary students to the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Damietta, and Giza.

    

Want free lessons for kids about Ancient Egypt? Download the King Tut Mini-Unit Freebie on Educents

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Ideas to Spice Up Your Science Curriculum


Need some fresh ideas to spice up your science curriculum?
Educents had some great deals going on that will add energy and fun while learning about science.
Check these out! 

Check out these science experiments, science freebies, and science books that will make back-to-school fun for everyone. 

Ideas to Spice Up Your Science Curriculum


Magic School Bus Polymer Group Pack

Seat belts everyone! Get ready to grow amazing polymers! Young Scientists grow super balls, snow, rainbow beads, crystal gels, and polymer flowers while learning about the importance and science of super-absorbent polymers. This kit provides enough materials for 30 students and is great for the classroom, after-school programs, science enrichment, boys and girls scouts, camps, and a Magic School Bus birthday Party! 

 

FREE - Osmosis: The Colorful Celery Experiment

Ideas to Spice Up Your Science Curriculum 

Are you teaching your students about osmosis? Perhaps it is a part of your science curriculum, or maybe you want to just do a little experimenting... The Colorful Celery Experiment is the perfect introduction to Osmosis. Your students will learn how water moves with this fun experiment.
 

Science Story eBooks - 50% OFF

BRIANIACS

Follow Merrin and Pearl to combine science with adventure in Brainiacs. Also learn about the nervous, digestive, immune, skeletal and circulatory system with a five part series from Human Body Detectives eBooks. 


Magic School Bus Inspired Planet Study - 30% OFF

Plan games, worksheets, and coloring pages to expand your young astronomer's 
understanding of space!

  Ideas to Spice Up Your Science Curriculum  
 

More Science Resources

Looking for more inspiration for science experiments? Check out these resources:
  • The Young Scientists Club - Engage boys and girls around the world in an educational science adventure that lasts a lifetime.
  • Science printables for older kids - Teach With Fergy offers printable task cards, complete science units, PowerPoint lessons, and more!
  • STEM Mystery Books - Teach science and math with these books full of dozens of one-minute mysteries that kids love to solve!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Get to Know Me With a Little Assessment

I'm a little late to the party, but I'm here nonetheless.  
I'm linking up with Rachel from The Tattooed Teacher
for her Assess me Linky

I'm catching up with weeks 1 and 2 since I am behind.


I ALWAYS talk to myself!  
Heck, who else is going to listen to my rantings?

I'm not a superstitious person, but I keep an open mind.

Cracking knuckles is gross!  Makes me crazy when others do it.

Trying NOT to be hungry!  LOL

TV is on with my daughter watching.  I have not had much time for TV lately.

No wisdom teeth - had them out in college.

One of the benefits of working from home is working in my jammies when I don't feel like getting dressed yet.  

Been to Disney once when I was in HS.  Crazy huh?  Wish I could go more.  I love amusement parks, just not the LONG lines.

I used to wear glasses, but I had Lasik surgery a few years ago.  15 minutes changed my life.  BEST decision ever!

Yep, I'm an Arizona native, but I hope to move to San Antonio in the near future!


I'm pretty casual and live in jeans or capris, but I do like to get dressed up too.

I am a jewelry junkie and have lots of both!  
I mostly wear silver, but I also do gold and other metals.

I'm a city girl and like the amenities that the city has to offer.

I do a LOT of online shopping, but heck, I just like shopping BUYING!

Definitely showers!  L-O-N-G and HOT!

No secrets here.  I'm an open book.

I am basically a homebody, but I also like to get out and about.

I'm not much for breakfast (unless it's at Keke's in Orlando!) 
but I LOVE a good dinner - especially out!

Iced tea and Diet Coke for this gal!

Lately I have become an early bird because my household shuts down pretty early because of hub's and daughter's schedules.

Thunder and lightning!  Bring it on!  I love storms!!!!

Flats - I pretty much live in my Toms when I wear shoes at all.

Travel!  Any way I can get it!

Central air for me!  It's too dang HOT here right now!

I am lovin' finding out about all my friends in this linky.
Why don't you link up too?

Monday, August 3, 2015

I've Been "Monstrously" Busy this Week!

Today I am linking up with my buddy Tara 
from 4th Grade Frolics for 
because I have been on a Make It Marathon for the last couple of weeks!
All just in time for the BIG Teachers Pay Teacher Sale!
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my Pirate Palooza and all of the pirate themed goodies I made for my buddy Marsha.  You can read all about it here.
Check out the new Pirate Theme Creations from Confessions of a Teaching Junkie!  Everything you need for your pirate themed classroom.  All on sale August 3-4!

Next, I worked on adding my photo bundles to my store.  I have been wanting to do that for quite a while, so I spent several days getting them ready.  There are more to come, but it's a start.

Check out the new Photograph Sets for Personal, Classroom and Commercial Use from Confessions of a Teaching Junkie!  Stunning photos that will add to your curriculum creations.  All on sale August 3-4!
Want a preview of the photos?  Here's a FREE Sampler.
Check out the new Photograph Sets for Personal, Classroom and Commercial Use from Confessions of a Teaching Junkie!  Stunning photos that will add to your curriculum creations.  All on sale August 3-4!

Then I worked on some Star Theme special orders.


Next up was MONSTERS!  
I fell in love with the bright eyed monsters 
from Sarah Pecorino Illustrations!  
I had so much fun with them.

Check out the new Monster Theme Creations from Confessions of a Teaching Junkie!  Everything you need for your monster themed classroom.  All on sale August 3-4!

Finally, last night I finished up my 
Melonheadz Parts of Speech Posters.  
They turned out so cute!

Check out these adorable Melonheadz themed Parts of Speech Posters from Confessions of a Teaching Junkie!  A great addition to any classroom décor!  On sale August 3-4!

You can grab any of these new products by clicking on the images above.
Ans they're all ON SALE!
Everything else in my store is too!
28% OFF with the code BTS15 at checkout!

I have so many ideas swimming around in my head.
This is what it feels like in my head!

I guess I'll get started on my next project.

What have you made lately?
Link up with Tara and share your creations!

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