Just Reed: 100 followers Giveaway

Just Reed!
Just Reed has just reached 100 followers and is doing a fabulous giveaway just in time for back to school!  This is a good one, click on the name to go check it out!

A Mega Giveaway is in progress!

You have to check this out at Erica Bohrer's First Grade!

Tons of stuff for back to school if you win, pretty cool!

Room Painted! Ready, Set, Go!

Well I officially complained about not getting into my classroom on my blog and now it's ready!  I went in yesterday and it had been painted so I can start putting furniture in place!  I went in for a couple of hours this morning and just put my furniture in place. (Well....for now!)  I wish I had taken a picture of the "mountain" of boxes and furniture before I started, but here it is for now...
My tables got scratched in the move....UGH! but I'm happy I was able to round them up!  Now to figure out where to put things??  I feel like this room is very small and I don't have a lot of choices as far as where I should put things.  Little "reading corners" that I would like incorporate don't seem possible??? 

300 followers Give Away at Castles and Crayons

This is the last one I will do for today, I can spend an entire morning going through blogs and entering give aways!!  But I love this blog, I found some of her stuff via Pinterest last night, and then here she is this morning on someone's blog roll.  I love it!  Everything is so connected!

Head over to Castles and Crayons to check out her 300 follower give away contest!

Super fun Giveaway!

First Grade Awesomeness is doing a great give-away!  All you have to do is blog about her giveaway and she will email you a super cute unit on shoes!  Beginning of the school year, all those cute new shoes, sounds like a winner to me!

Linky Party

Ok, time to figure out one more blogging essential, linky parties!  I am checking out this linky party.

Here are the rules:
In your link up find the following:

1.  A blogger who is a "New Kid on the Blog"
(Let's say someone who has blogged 2 months or less and has less than 200 followers)

2.  Post a blogger in your same grade level

3.  Post a blogger in a different grade level

4.  It's all about the button. Find a cute blog button and post it.

Now here is mine!
1. Always Learning is a new blog a ran across on a 1st grade online community.
2. The very first blog I looked at was First Grade Parade.
3. Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog is a blog I came across that has some really cute ideas!
4. Here is a cute button from Teach, Blog, Repeat. Plus I love the blog name!

I feel locked out!

It's driving me MAD that I can't get into my classroom!  I guess I should clarify, I can get in, it's just useless to try to do anything until they clean, paint, and do whatever else they need to do before the beginning of the school year. 

Patience is a virtue right?

But I have stuff to do!  My entire room is in boxes, I am changing grade levels and schools this year.  I am officially freaking out!

So to calm my nerves I am typing up lesson plans and searching out cool units online, and it's just making me more nervous!  Tonight I am trying to figure out how to post a "preview" of a document.
Still haven't figured it out, how long do you think I'll have to play with this before I give up and ask someone?


I won a great give away from Just Reed! It's a really cute unit called "Fry Guy" to use for sight words! I am excited to use this in my classroom!  Click here to head over to her awesome blog!

Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business

Is celebrating 50 followers and is hosting a giveaway of 2 of her items from TpT. Head on over to her blog and see what it is all about!!

Another Great Giveaway-Books!

Queen of the First Grade Jungle is doing a great giveaway from Sylvan Dell. 
Click here to check it out!

Peace, Love and Learning

I found a great blog today called Peace, Love and Learning.  Lots of cute stuff and a real enthusiasm for teaching!  She has a cute birthday unit she's giving away free if you follow her blog.  I have been looking for some creative things to do for birthdays this year (because I am a horrible birthday teacher!)

Click here to check it out!