Friday, January 1, 2016

Currently...It's January 2016!

Happy New Year!  

It's time for me to dust off the ole' blog and join Farley over 
at Oh Boy Fourth Grade for Currently January 2016!

Check it out!

Listening - My husband and I are supposed to be watching Michigan play in the Citrus Bowl.  I'm listening to the game AND him snore!  I guess I can get some computer time! ;)

Loving - I LOVE Winter Break!  I'm so glad that it exists!

Thinking - I haven't done ANY school related work!  Ouch!  I'm going to regret that on Monday.  I had a plan to get something accomplished every day while on break.  Yeah, that didn't work out for me! 

Wanting - You know...I want a Winter Break do over!  A girl can dream!

Needing - I really need to do some school work.  If I don't, I may cry when I sit at my desk on Monday and look at the piles of papers on my desk (and the piles of papers in boxes hidden under my desk).  Ughhh!!!!

One Little Word - ME!  Practically, all of my life I have focused on making everyone happy and comfortable--- from my family and friends to co-workers and even strangers.  It's time to focus on ME!    I need to make ME happy!

What are you Currently up to this new year?  
Hop on over to Oh Boy and link up!

Wishing you all the best in 2016,

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Color Me Pretty: Summertime Reading Bookmarks

It's been a while, ya'll!  This Georgia Peach is so excited to embark on a new adventure!  I am joining about 30 other Georgia  Elementary School bloggers to create a very resourceful, collaborative blog FULL of tips and treats especially for Georgia teachers!!! Soooo.... (insert drum roll)


The first blog hop from The Primary Peach is full of FREEBIES!  And not just any freebie, a freebie that is tailored for the END OF THE YEAR!  Yes, the end of the school year is near!  Just hold've got this!  One day at a time!  Each blogger has created an exclusive, end of the year freebie, just for you!

My name is Jennifer, and I'm a Georgia Peach!  Hi...or better yet Hey, ya'll!  Thanks for stopping by my blog!  I've been in education for 14 years!  I have mainly taught 5th grade, but I have also taught 4th.  I have had the opportunity to have many learning experiences within the walls of a school.  I've been a teacher, tutor, Instructional Coach...  Yeah, I could be here for a while thinking of different experiences that have helped mold me into the educator that I am today!  I'm blessed!

On a personal note, my husband and I have 4 children--3 girls and a boy!  Well, 5 if you count our dog!  :)  We live in south Georgia!  I would love to be that crafty person that is hidden deep within me, but my schedule will not permit it!  I spend almost all of my time with my family and working on something for my job!  Sound familiar?  Welcome to my blog!   Feel free to look around!  Leave a comment or two!  Also, be sure to visit my TpT store to check out my products!  I'm sure that you will find something that you need!

Here's a Peachy treat!  Check out my Color Me Pretty:  Summertime Reading Bookmarks!  These bookmarks are sure to be a hit with your students!  Great for a time filler!  After the students color them, laminate and send home to encourage some summertime reading!  Hop on over to my TpT store and be sure to download your freebie!  While you are there, become a follower so that you will receive updates of new products that are uploaded into my TpT store!

A Giveaway?  Yes...A Giveaway!

Click Here To Enter
Everyone loves gift certificates, right?  What about TpT gift certificates?  Make sure to head over to The Primary Peach to check out the Rafflecopter giveaway!  We are giving away THREE $25 TpT Gift Certificate!  ONE grand prize winner will receive a $50 TpT Gift Certificate!  I'm sure that you will want to enter to win one of these goodies!  
Good luck!

Don't stop here!  Keep moving!  Meet the next Primary Peach blogger and collect another freebie!   Check out my friend, Mr. Elementary Math!  He has EXCELLENT math resources...and an End of the Year freebie for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

All I Want For Christmas Is... A Giveaway!

All I want for Christmas is....A TPT GIFT CERTIFICATE... AND REST!  Yes, I'm still around!  Yes, it's been a while since my last post!  Yes, it's WINTER BREAK!  The world of education can keep a person quite busy...and exhausted!  What better way to make a come back than with a giveaway...a TpT gift certificate giveaway!

A gift certificate to Teachers Pay Teachers is one of the BEST gifts that you can give a teacher!  This is why I'm teaming up with Laura Candler and some more of my blogging buddies and giving away a $10 TpT Gift Certificate!  Each blogger is giving away a $10 TpT Gift Certificate!  AWESOME!  You have to enter each contest separately, so be sure to read the directions on each blog!

Check out the TpT gift certificate makeover!   Each gift certificate from $10- $200 has a different color!  Click over to the TpT Gift Certificate page to take a peek!  If you cannot wait for the giveaway, you definitely can purchase a TpT gift certificate at any time!

So here's how you enter...

[You must have a valid e-mail address to receive the gift certificate.  
Winners will be contacted by 12/28]

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check out the other bloggers giving away $10 TpT gift certificates during this wonderful giveaway hosted by Laura Candler over at Corkboard Connections!

Happy Holidays!!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bright Ideas Blog Hop - Behavior Management 101: Tic-Tac-Treat

It's been awhile...I decided to come back to the blogging world by joining some fabulous bloggy friends in the Bright Ideas Blog Hop!  I LOVE this hop because you can always find some cheap awesome ideas that truly are helpful in the classroom!  It's a great time of the year to find some helpful tips too!    

I would like to share a classroom management tip that is a lifesaver when I do stations in my classroom.  Behavior is always a concern when you are running groups.  I use stickers to keep everyone focused during station or center time.  I have THOUSANDS of stickers (a lot of them are very old) that I need to get rid of.  I've collected so many old stickers from people who have retired or left my school.  

Surprisingly, this strategy even works for 5th grade students.  Every student has a classroom work folder which travels to each station with them.  Inside the folder I place their Tic-Tac-Treat sheet.  If I do not have to call on them or correct their behavior, they earned a sticker for station time that day.   Students can place the sticker anywhere on the sheet that they wish.  They quickly learn how to "strategize"!  Lol!  

When they received 3 in a row or Tic-Tac-Treat, I mark through the stickers with a Sharpie and initialed it.  The student then received a treat!  I keep a list of students on the board or on my clipboard next to me who lost their stickers during station time. 

I made a Tic-Tac-Treat template, but you can easily have the students create their own on notebook or copy paper.  

Having the students create their own saves paper.   They can draw 4 Tic-Tac-Toe templates onto one sheet of paper.

You would be surprised at how smoothly stations ran once I implemented this strategy!  5th graders will work for stickers too!  Here's the kicker!  The students never knew what day I would collect the Tic-Tac-Treat sheets to send home to their parents.  Each day they would run to their folders to see if it was in there.  The students did not like starting over on another sheet.  They love the "game"; I love how it helps me manage the behavior in stations (and get rid of LOTS and LOTS of old stickers).  

If you enjoyed this Bright Idea, please consider joining me on Teachers Pay Teachers, FaceBook, or Pinterest for more great ideas!

For more Bright Ideas from more than 100 different bloggers, please browse through the link up below and choose a topic/grade level that interests up!  Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

End of the Year Giveaway...Enter Here!

The Diary of a Nerdy Teacher is hosting an End of the Year Giveaway!  A group of TpT friends and I are joining her!  You definitely don't want to miss this one!

I'm giving away my Super Sweet Arrays!  

Sidenote:  I'm having a 20% off "Yay, it's almost summer!" sale on May 31 and June 1!  Everything [including my already reduced bundles] will be on sale!  Check out my sale here!

Check out the other prizes that these TpTers (Is that a word? lol) are giving away
in the End of the Year Giveaway!  

The Diary of a Nerdy Teacher - Winners Choice

OWLways Learning in Ohio - Cereal Box Book Report

Missing Tooth Grins - Suffixes Activities Pack

Dirt Road Teacher - Duck Dynasty Fluency Drills

Kinder Molly - Sentence Detectives

A New Box of Crayons - Puddle Jumpers Center

A is for Apples - Chalky Alphabet Labels

Mrs. Thomas' Class - Sight Word Bundle

Teach Two Reach - Landforms and Bodies of Water

A First For Everything - American Symbols

Keeping Up With Mrs. Harris - Winner's Choice

Inspired Owls Corner - Winner's Choice

A Trendy Teacher - 2014-2015 Plan Book

Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd - Pirate Palooza Centers

So what are you waiting for ENTER NOW!!!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, April 7, 2014

One "Sharp" Giveaway: Classroom Friendly Supplies Pencil Sharpener

So, it's a year later and my Classroom Friendly Supplies pencil sharpener is STILL going strong!  Classroom Friendly Supplies sent me a pencil sharpener to try out with my sweet "pencil sharpener destroyers".  It's been a year and it's still standing!  You can read my review of the Classroom Friendly Supplies pencil sharpener here.  

If you are a teacher, you KNOW that the pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies has to be a high quality pencil sharpener!  Students destroy annihilate pencil sharpeners!  I really could not tell you how many pencil sharpeners that I've gone through from other companies!  It's almost embarrassing! 

 Well, that's over!  If I have a pencil sharpener that lasts a whole year...well, that's the brand for me!  The Classroom Friendly Supplies pencil sharpeners are amazing, beautiful and long lasting!  I want to share my joy by doing a giveaway!  Troy from Classroom Friendly Supplies has agreed to give one of my blog followers a pencil sharpener for their classroom!  They have beautiful colors to choose from (red, green, black, etc.)!  The hot pink is SUPER cute!  

Soooo...who wants to win a pencil sharpener from

Attention:  Winner must have a US mailing address.  Sorry!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stitch Fix...Number Two!

Ok, I had already established that I really like Stitch I LOVE Stitch Fix!  They did an OUTSTANDING job this time!  I absolutely LOVE all 5 of my pieces!  They fit my style PERFECTLY!  (My pics really don't do the pieces justice!)   Yep, I'm keeping all 5 pieces!  

Shout out to Emerson my "personal stylist" from Stitch Fix!  Heeheehee!

Check out my "Fix" this time!

Lydia Faceted Stones Long Necklace
(Purple has always been my favorite color!)


Beatrice Dolman Sleeve Back Zipper Top
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the zipper in the back!  The sleeves are also like wings!  (Well, so says my 9 year old daughter!)  Lol!


Collie Graphic Panel Detail Blouse
LOVE the bright red!  Absolutely ADORE the striped panels in the front and the back!


Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse
LOVE the sleeves!  Did I mention that my favorite color is purple?


Brownson Striped Hooded Open Cardigan
( love!)


If you want a little bit more info on Stitch Fix or want to see my first "fix" click here!

Go ahead and get your Stitch Fix on!