Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Let's Link Up!

I am super excited to link up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade.  I was reading everyone's posts this morning in bed (where I wish that I still was, sigh) and thought I would link it on up!

I am absolutely in love with the Pandora station, Alabama Shakes.  Give it a listen. I promise it does not disappoint.

I am in LOVE with this weather.  The sun is shining, the temperature is perfect. Bring it on fall. I can taste a Pumpkin Spice Latte as I type.

Where the heck did this summer go? This was one of the fastest summers ever. I don't know if it is because of the weather or what but it flew by!

I am wanting on about 8 more hours a day please! I will even take 6! If only there was enough time to get it all done, and done well.  

We are so blessed that I really don't think that we need a thing. Maybe a nap would work but other than that, we are living the life.

3 Trips! This one was hard because I want to go EVERYWHERE! We do not discriminate against road trips and would travel at any chance we would get. Clearly if money were not an object.

We are hoping we can fly on a plane sometime this fall to see our friends Rob & Kalie! We can't wait to meet sweet Ms. Reese!
Anytime we get a second, we love to cross the border into Deep Creek, Maryland.  We love the water and how relaxing it is.

And that wraps up my currently!

Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

It's Time for a Giveaway!

It is officially time to head back to school.  My students start tomorrow and I would love to say I am 100% ready but I am absolutely not!

Today was a gorgeous day in Pittsburgh.  We were packed wall to wall at the pool.  No one wanted to go home especially since they knew the next wake up meant back to school.  Doesn't gorgeous weather make heading back to school that much more difficult?!

In the spirit of back to school new-ness, I thought we needed a give away!

I teamed up with a couple of my favorite people for the following Back to School Giveaway!

Check out all this goodness!

An awesome head band from CharlieDays

A personalized notepad of choice from PrintStichandPaste

And this amazing mug personalized from TREAT!

Now go enter below and spread the word to your friends!

Go! Go! Go!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Treat Card Reveal!

In my last post, I shared about the amazing cards that I was creating to send home to each of my future 1st graders!

I was so excited to come home from vacation to these little guys! Check them out!


                              I could not be more happy about how they all turned out!
                                      I hope that my kids enjoy them just as much as I do!

Here is the best news...until the 19th of can order any of the cards from Treat for 99 cents using the code Summer99

There are so many amazing cards for every reason you can think of!

Stay posted for an awesome Back to School giveaway!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Back-to-School Letters Home!

Have you heard of Treat?  It is a brand of Shutterfly and they do cards. Really, really, cute cards for pretty much anything you would possibly need a card for.  Best part? They will take care of getting it wherever you need it to go!

I felt the need to switch it up this year for our introduction letters that we send home to our students the week before school starts.  I found Treat and check out how easy it was to put these together.  No joke, this took me less than 10 minutes!  I did not have to load the paper into the printer, make sure it was in the correct direction, fold them, put them in an envelope, all I did was hit send!

I think that I drove Mr. Cummings absolutely bonkers with a photo shoot prior.  
Thank goodness for rapid shoot!


There were so many options for cards! 
The one that worked best for me was the "Blank cards" that you could use a photo. 

After you chose your card, the process took literally 5 minutes since I knew exactly what I wanted to say inside of the card.

Here is a copy of what our first grade team came up to send home. Short and sweet!

Dear First Grader, 

Welcome to first grade!  I hope you had a terrific summer.  I can't wait to meet you!  

We will have lots of fun reading, writing, and learning new things together.  Do you know that you will have your own desk this year?
I have a pencil box, crayons, pencils, folders, scissors, and a glue stick for you to use in our classroom.
I am looking forward to seeing you on Monday, August 25, 2014.  I will meet you in the gymnasium at 8:45 am. See you soon!

                                          Your new teacher,   Mrs. Cummings

*Parents, feel free to contact me anytime via e-mail.  A more informational letter will be coming home the first day of school.

 I did not choose to plug in my students address' because we will not have our class lists until the middle of next week so I just had them mailed to my house.  I completed this little project around 5:00 p.m. and they shipped before the next morning with just regular shipping! 

 I can not wait to see them and share the final product!!!  
Stay tuned to check them out and a little Treat giveaway!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Orton Gillingham Red Word Worksheets!

Happy School is Almost Here in Pittsburgh! (sigh!)  I am cringing at the thought of all the teachers & kids out there that are finishing their first week of school! What the heck! Where did summer go?

  I am so excited to share my latest product, Red Words List 1 Worksheets.  I love using Orton Gillingham Red Words in my classroom and had to come up with the perfect practice for students.  My goal this year is to incorporate a Red Word a day. (fingers crossed I can accomplish it!) These worksheets will be a great activity for students to complete after we learn the word!

You can check out the first little set here!

Don't use Orton in your classroom and think it would be beneficial? 
Feel free to ask me how easy it is to incorporate!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Teachers Be Shoppin' Linky Party

I am pretty excited to link up with Elizabeth over at Kickin It In Kindergarten for a Teachers Be Shoppin' Linky Party!

I am almost positive that every single extra penny that I have earned this summer has gone to Target.  The second that I walk in the door and approach the Dollar Spot, I feel as if all the little fabulous things are enticing me and are discussing who I will take home next.  Does anyone else feel this way?!  For some reason I always justify these purchases since everything is really only $0.95 (before tax that is) with my Target Red Card.

Today, I needed no justification because I clearly had to get as much stuff as I possibly could because everything was already picked over! 

Have you seen the ah-mazingness??  The erasers! The pencils! The stickers! Oh My!

How cute are these little apple erasers for their pencil boxes on the first day of school?

And then there was all of this...These itty bitty little caddies that I have no idea what I will use them for but why wouldn't I buy them...centers perhaps???

And Praise the Lord for all of the Dr. Seuss goodness! These little erasers are perfect for their birthdays!

My favorite find had to be this awesome border...again, who knows where I will use it but it is adorable!

I will admit that this might excite me just a little bit about heading back to school!

How about you?! Have you found anything fabulous at your Target Dollar Spot?

Check out all the other teachers that be shoppin' over at Kick It In Kindergarten!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Blog Hoppin 2014!

So I have an issue. 
Once I have a challenge, I have to finish it. 
Give me a list, consider it done. 
So here lies the issue:

I wasn't sure I would get into it atop of the 13,457,632 things going on at the moment but now I can't stop. So if you follow me on Instagram, I'm really, really sorry. :)

There are over 105 photo ops to take for the blog hoppin challenge between now and August 6th!

Here are my first of which I already messed up because I totally forgot to add "blog hoppin 2014" 

Full cup of coffee! 

5 teachers/adults cheers-ing! 

I so could have used that yellow paper! Darn!

So get on the train friends, it's addictive and you could even win a couple awesome prizes, like a camera, or an iPad!

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