Sunday, October 5, 2014

October Clip Art Fun!

Have you heard about the October month of clip art fun?  Mel, from Graphics from the Pond, is hosting a little bit of clip art fun this October!  TPT clip artists will be linking up goodies for you!  That means free clip art, sales, discounts, giveaways,  etc. - just for you!  Check in throughout the month to see what is new...


Of course I will be joining in the fun...you can find my newest clip art on sale right now!  Just click on the picture below to take a closer look:)

All images are made as vector images and then saved as 300 dpi PNG Files. You will get a crisp and clean image with whatever size you choose!$

All images are made as vector images and then saved as 300 dpi PNG Files. You will get a crisp and clean image with whatever size you choose!$
  Be sure to hop around and check out all the fun clip art in the linky below!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Sunday Scoop {Clip Art - Winner!}


Can you believe it is time for "The Sunday Scoop" again?  This week has just flown by!  We have had a very disruptive week but everything is back to normal again - Thank you God!!


I've discounted the clip art set 20% so if you didn't win you can still grab it at a discount!


All images are made as vector images and then saved as 300 dpi PNG Files. You will get a crisp and clean image with whatever size you choose!$

All images are made as vector images and then saved as 300 dpi PNG Files. You will get a crisp and clean image with whatever size you choose!$

Grab It now:  http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alphabet-Clip-Art-1454653

Pin For Later:  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271660410177/

I've linked up with The Sunday Scoop.  Hop on over to see how everyone's week has been:)



I hope you have a fabulous week!

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Sunday Scoop {Clip Art - Giveaway}

The saying is absolutely true...."When It Rains It Pours!"  Well it has been pouring rain here in Panama, Central America - literally.  It is the wet, rainy season here, otherwise known as winter.  We've had a few issues recently - so here is my quick Sunday scoop...

Have to....
1.  GET MY INTERNET BACK!!!  (Our cable was hit by lightening in our most recent tormenta here in Panama:(0)

2.  Get Hot water!!!  (Our water pump decided to stop working.  Therefore, we now have no running water.  To the water jugs!)

3.  Get a better attitude:)   I have so much to be thankful for!!!


Hope to.....

1.  Have a wonderful Yom Terruah this coming week.
2.  Come up with some great meals:)

Happy to...

1.  Giveaway a set of my new clip art!!!

All images are made as vector images and then saved as 300 dpi PNG Files. You will get a crisp and clean image with whatever size you choose!$

All images are made as vector images and then saved as 300 dpi PNG Files. You will get a crisp and clean image with whatever size you choose!$
How do you win?

Just comment, pin, like, and share this post...I will be back to announce a winner real soon:)

Grab It now:  http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alphabet-Clip-Art-1454653

Pin It:  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271660410177/



I've linked up with ....

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Sunday Scoop {Giveaway Winners}!!


And now the winners....Drum roll please...

Brandy Hill and a friend of her choice!!!  (Check your e-mail!!)

Congratulations Brandy!!!

They won this huge set!!  If you didn't win and you just have to have it...you can still grab it at a discounted price for a limited time. Just click on the image below for more info.!

Thank You everyone for participating:)



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Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Sunday Scoop {FREEBIE}


You will find 10 cute Editable Chevron Binder Covers in this Follower Freebie!  Just click on the link below to scoop yours up:)


In case you haven't entered yet...there is still time to enter the giveaway!  
You can win this for YOU & A FRIEND!!  Just enter through the rafflecopter below:)


I've linked up with the ...
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 Freebie FridayTeaching blogs share freebies all the time and at Teaching Blog Addict, we give you the place to find them all in one spot! Be sure to come back each week to see what's new! Find free downloads and teacher resources for kindergarten, first grade ,second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade and sixth grade.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

How to Make Your Own Teacher and Student Binders {Giveaway}


Making your own binders for your classroom is super easy!  You can make them for a 1/4 of the cost that you would pay to buy them already made. This little tutorial will walk you through the process.

This year I really wanted a cute set of binders for myself and my kids.  My little girls wanted the cute chevron planners and my littler guys helped design their own calendar notebooks with cute critters. I went ahead and conquered the task for all 5 of us.  Whether you are making teacher binders or student binders the basic steps will be the same. 


My Teacher Binder Bundle is completely editable, so you can customize each cover that you make.  I made covers for TheTravelingclassroom, Spanish, Calendar Time, Science, and my personal calendar notebook/lesson planner.   I also made front and back covers for each of my kids. 

 You can either use the cover pages in a 3-ring binder or use them in a comb bound notebook.  With a 3 ring binder you have the option of adding pages later on and it is really easy to just slide the pages in.  If you choose to have them bound at a print shop (such as Kinkos, Office Depot, etc.) with plastic or metal coil binding, you will have a nice little notebook when you are all done.  With the comb binding option you will want to laminate the front and back covers for durability.

You can also add your own little embellishments.  I chose to add a polka dot ribbon book mark to the back cover.  I just hot glued it to the back cover.



You will not need the binder spines with the comb bound or coil bound binder.  I printed all my pages on our home printer, laminated our covers, and then took them to the local print shop to be bound.  At the print shop they punched the holes and bound them with their handy dandy machine.




You will want to have all your pages in order before you head to a print shop.  Make sure to organize enough weekly pages, daily pages, and notes for the year.  Don't forget your page dividers!
If you are making a teacher lesson planner or organization binder you will want to include all the pages for that also.



That is all there is to it!  The fun part is seeing the final products:)  Everyone over here LOVED their new binders.   They couldn't wait to pull out the glitter  gelle pens and start writing.  (I have to admit, I felt the same way:)

If you are in need of a teacher binder be sure to hop on over to my store to check it out while it is on sale!

The Teacher Binder Bundle will be 50% off for a limited time. That's over 600 pages for only $15!! (If you win this giveaway and have already purchased a set - I will give you a full refund:)



You can find notebooks for your little ones too by clicking on the picture below....

Now for the Giveaway!!  I would love to give one of these Teacher Binder Bundles to you AND a friend:)

Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win...
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

UberSmart Software & FREE math fact worksheets - A TOS Review




UberSmart Software is a downloadable software program that you can use on almost any computer. This software is for 
Windows 7, 8, XP and Vista ONLY.  Sorry no apple computers with this one.  On a positive note, you don't have to be on-line for the kids to use it.

Geared for grades K-6, but younger or older kids can also benefit from this software. It offers multiple levels of math fact learning. Included in the software are Dot Cards (like adding domino faces in the picture above), Keyboard Entry (Ten-Key Numbers in the picture below), Flash Cards (add and subtract through 9, multiplication and division  to 12).





I received UberSmart Math Facts, for the purpose of this review, to use with my own students. All I needed to do was download the software, input our user name/passwords, and then we were ready to start. My two younger children, ages 5 and 8, loved using it for mastery of their addition/subtraction facts. They each started at 0 for their addition facts and quickly moved forward. They had an immediate sense of accomplishment right from the start. More then a few times I heard them yelling, "hey mom, look I mastered 6 ...7...8...!" Since the kids love to get on the computer, this has been a great resource for them to focus on math facts in addition to their daily math work.



My older kids ages 10,12, & 13 wanted to jump on and give it a whirl.  They loved the challenge of beating the clock and would boast of how fast they master their 0's. I am so glad they had fun with it:)  They also enjoyed trying to master their speed with all the higher multiplication sets as well as their number keyboarding skills.



As a teacher here are some of the things that I really liked about this software.  First of all, it works just like a set of flashcards with the student or teacher increasing their speed.  Also, I could change the time limit for each set, to challenge them to work a little bit harder.  Something I especially liked is that this software is clean and effective.  No extra agenda and funny animation - just math flash cards.  Since the kids can use it independently with out need for supervision or help, it frees me up and gives me a report to assess my student's progress and needs.   Finally, they offer FREE math facts worksheets that compliment the program:)


UberSmart Math Facts Review


This software can be used with eight or more students making it great for any classroom setting.  Valued at $24.95 for standard home use.  If you decide to buy it before Sept. 30, 2014 you can get 30% off using the code  "v4 Early Bird"  You can also try it out now using their  30 day FREE trial.

If you are interested in this software be sure to check out what other members of the crew had to say about it. 
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