Sunday, May 10

Phonics Friends

Happy Mother's Day!  Just popping in to let you know about a new freebie I just posted called Phonics Friends!  It has a few materials to work on decoding! You can click on the picture below to download!

Also, just a reminder that The I {HEART} Teachers giveaways are still open until tomorrow night!  Pop by The Applicious Teacher to enter!

Wednesday, May 6

We {HEART} Teachers Day 3!

Happy Wednesday! You're half way through your week and we're half way through our giveaway!


Today is all about helping you find your inner #healthyteacher...

A healthy teacher is a happy teacher, and don't we all want to just be happy? ;) 

So, we've filled this awesome prize pack to the brim to help you reach any fitness goal (even if it is just to walk from the couch to the kitchen and back! ;))


Here's a closer look at what we've got in store for you!


1. Fitbit Zip- Easiest way to get active? Increase your steps! As teachers we seem to be up on our feet all day. Might as well let those steps between desks and walking students to lunch add up to something big!


2. Customized Water Bottle- How cute are these? Like seriously! Get that water in with your own personalized one! Now you'll want to go to the gym! ;) 


3. IPod Shuffle-  We're giving you a shuffle to help you get your groove thing on! Pick your color to match your favorite workout shoes! 


4. $10 ITunes Gift Card- Fill your new IPod Shuffle with your favorite work out jams! 


5. Hot Chic Sports Skirt- Perfect for walks, runs, or training sessions at the gym. Hot Chic Sports wants to you feel beautiful anywhere you go with these perfect sport skits. No ride bike shorts built in make it ideal for running errands or your first 5k! Be sure to check out their website to find your favorite pattern! 


So much to win in this pack! Enter for your chance to win below! 



Now, just in case you are just now joining us... be sure to head through the beginning of this event! All the prize packs are staying open until Midnight Monday! Click the pics below to check it out!

Day One...



Day Two...

Yeah, that's an Ipad mini! 


AND Don't forget! Today's the LAST day you can save upto 28% in all of our stores! 


Don't forget to use the code THANKYOU to take off that extra 10%! 

Monday, May 4

We {HEART} Teachers Day 2!

Happy Monday! 
We are on our first official day of our We {HEART} Teachers event! 

I know as teachers, we don't usually look forward to Mondays... but this Monday is special! It's the first day of Teacher Appreciation week! That means you'll be showered with notes of thanks, tokens of affection and LOTS OF HUGS! <3! 


It also means it's time to giveaway some AMAZING prizes!


Today, we have this amazing #TeacherEssentials prize pack for you!

This is a small collection of items to help you get through your weeks! 



Here's a peek at what YOU can win..


1. Blair Turner Paper Notepads- How cute are these? Perfect for all those last minute lists! And the Fun colors are SURE to brighten up any paper piled desk! ;) 

2. Spring Bling Coffee Cozy from Miss Squirrels Shop- Now that the end of the year is starting, coffee is a must! keep it warm with this adorable bejeweled cozy! <3

3. 12 Pack of Flair Pens- So you can write beautiful "to do" lists on those notepads! ;)

4. Custom Designed Pencil Door Hanger from Tallahassee Sunday- They made the CUTEST apple door hanger for me! Now you'll get one too! 

5. Custom Water Color Print from The Teacher Print Shop- Rachel from The Tattooed Teacher has an eye for desgin and she'll make you a CUSTOM Water color type print and MAIL it you! YES PLEASE!   


6. Pampered Teacher Box- Every teacher deserves a little pampering! Pampered Teacher is a monthly subscription service that sends you special hand picked teacher items based on your likes and wants! They've graciously donated one box for you! 

7. $10 Starbucks Gift Card- So you can have a cup to wrap that ADORABLE coffee cozy around! Oh and help fuel you for a few more days! 

8. Planbook Subscription for a year- I switched from a word document style lesson plan book to using this online service and I LOVE it! User friendly, easy, and soooo convenient. I can even send my lesson plans to my teammates! 

That's an AMAZING prize pack! What to enter? Enter below using the Rafflecopter!





AND don't forget today's the last day for you to enter the chance to win one of three $40 GC for 



TeachersPayTeachers, just in time for their Teacher Appreciation Sale!



Click here to go enter that giveaway! We'll be announcing the winners tomorrow AND We'll have another AMAZING prize pack up for grabs... let's just say teachers love their apple... products... ;) 

Sunday, May 3

We {HEART} Teachers!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Eve!

Teachers are some of the hardest working, caring, and passionate people I know. You never hear a teacher say, "I'm in this for the money, fame, and fortune".  Teachers teach because they have a passion for learning, sharing, and changing lives one lesson at a time.

So this week, my fellow teachers, is about you! Let's celebrate those little victories that never find their way onto a standardized test, like that one student who actually grabbed a copy of your favorite read aloud book for some quiet reading at their desk!

This week, in honor of you, I've joined forces with some of your favorite bloggers and teacher companies to bring you the 2nd Annual We {HEART} Teachers Event!

You thought last year was good... wait 'til you see what we've got for you this year!


This event will run from Monday, May 4th through Friday, May 8th and I promise you won't want to miss it any second of it!

Over 40 of your favorite teacher bloggers and teacher companies have joined up to bring you some amazing prizes, freebies, and deals!


 All my FAVES!




Here's a peek at what's up for grabs this week!


 I want that Alex and Ani bracelet!


 Get your shop on!


 Yeah... that's an IPad Mini... WHAT?!

No for real.. .like $10,000 in prizes more...

So, be sure to check back each day to enter for your chance to win HUGE prize packs, grab up some FREEBIES, and see some amazing deals.

If you don't already, I suggest you like Leigh's page on FB!


 Then click "Get notifications" under liked so that you'll be the first to see each day's prize packs, products, and FREEBIES!



ANNNNDDDD... because I am just soooo excited about this event, I've got THREE  TpT GCs up for grabs today and tomorrow!


This will be the PERFECT thing to help you clear out that wish list during the TpT Sale this week!

YEAH... That's right, TpT is hosting a two day sale to say THANK YOU for all your hard work too! (I convinced them for ya! ;)) I'll have my ENTIRE store on sale for 20% May 5th and 6th, and you can save and additional 10% off by using the code THANKYOU at check out. That's a total savings of 28% off! #WIN

Want to win?! Enter below!

Blair Turner Giveaway Winners!

We have some winners!!  If your name is below I've sent you an e-mail for your goodies!  Thanks to everyone who entered!  I have a few more fun giveaways planned for this week so stay tuned!

Sunday, April 26

App Review {Phonological Awareness Lab}

I have teamed up with Smarty Ears for another fun review of one of their educational apps.  I recently reviewed Phonological Awareness Lab and let me tell you I absolutely LOVE it!!  It was seriously hard to find something I didn't like about it.  The app is for sale in the iTunes store for $13.99 which may seem high for an app but let me tell you there are so many activities in this app that the price is well worth it! (And Apple iTunes gift cards are always a great thing to put on your teacher wish list!) Here's what the icon looks like.
So, what is this app all about?  Let's take a little walk through it!
Here is the opening screen. To get started I chose "Select a Scientist". 

I made a character for myself since I was the only one using it right now.  You can choose an avatar or a student photo. Smarty Ears does not require a birthdate for this app like some of their others, yay!!  So, I got started right away!

Here's the page to select which type of activity you want your kiddos to work on.  I SO wish I had this in my classroom when I was teaching, it would make an AWESOME literacy center. Here's a peek inside each "room of the lab".






And one of the best parts of this app (as is common with all the Smarty Ears apps) they give you a wonderful student report that you can print or e-mail to keep data on the student. And yes, I was purposely getting them wrong so I could see a variation in the data. Who doesn't LOVE data, right?? ; )

All of the instructions are verbal since students are practicing their phonological skills.  As with all my app reviews here are my strengths and wishes! 


Let me say it was really hard to find a wish for this app.  I think it is WONDERFULLY done and as I said before I wish I had it when I was in the classroom to use as a literacy center. I will definitely be adding it to my list of educational apps for teachers, SLPs and parents.  So many of my kiddos needed practice with phonological awareness and this app is definitely engaging!
*Please note I was not paid for my review of this app but I was given the app for free to review.*

Saturday, April 25

Blair Turner Paper Giveaway!

For anyone that knows me or has been reading this blog for awhile you know I love all things organization!  Well, my friend Blair Turner, you may have heard of her, she runs this little TPT store ; ) has started her own paper company with her beautiful designs!  Blair Turner Paper offers notepads, calendars, planners and the highly coveted monthly Very Busy Box!  She was looking for a few people to a few paper goodies out and of course I said "me, me, me!".  I was not prepared for how much AWESOMENESS she was going to send my way.  Here's a photo of just some of the cute things she sent. 

I don't even know what I'm most excited about!  She sent so many things that I would love to give some of them away!  This is going to be a different kind of giveaway since I will be sending actual paper goods (not digital items) which means if you're one of the lucky winners I will need an address to send the goodies too!  Here's what we're giving away!

Four super cute notepads!! Here's a closer look:



 I'll pick four winners from the Rafflecopter below and I'll send a notepad to each winner.  I have one "this week", one "today" and two "a note from the teacher" notepads to giveaway! I'll decide who gets what using that order.  Ex. 1st winner will get the "this week" notepad, 2nd winner will get the "today" notepad and 3rd and 4th winners will get the "note from a teacher" notepad!  Does that make sense??  I hope so!  Enter below for your chance to win!