Friday, August 22, 2014

A Back to School Teacher Gift Freebie

Back to School for my kiddos is a little over a week away.  I am trying to get everything ready because we will close on our new house this Monday and will be working all week to get it ready to move in.  The anticipation is building...I can't wait to finally be in our new home!
So, I decided to make life easier and reuse the same gift I gave to Grayson's teachers last year.  I thought for a while about a gift I would enjoy and use as a teacher.  I still have tons of notepads, pens, markers, etc. that I never used as teacher gifts, so I finally decided on something that I think most teachers would enjoy!  
I absolutely LOVED using my Bubba Keg when I was teacher and it was a staple on my teacher table everyday!  I was a big water drinker (yes, I usually had a large Sonic DP, too), but I couldn't stand when my water was lukewarm before literacy rotations were complete.  
Then at Academy one evening, I came across a Bubba Keg.  After giggling at the name I noticed that it said drinks would stay cold for 12 hours!  I decided to give it a try and feel in love...seriously I was head over heels in love with ice water at the end of each school day.  Now, I did learn the trick to fill the keg up with mostly ice and a little water in the morning, but it was cold all day and that was what mattered to me.  Another GREAT thing about a Bubba Keg is that is can be used for water, coffee, tea, Spark, and any other hot or cold drinks your child's teacher would like...TOTALLY PERFECT!
I was sold on getting their teacher a Bubba Beg, so I headed to Academy and picked up 4 20oz. travel mugs, revised the cards for the mugs, filled them with yummy Dove chocolates and now they are ready for Meet the Teacher!  
And, as the post title can download this freebie, below!  The template comes with 4 girl and 4 boy pictures, as well as, an editable name!  

How to edit:  Download All KG Fonts, open in the latest version of Adobe Reader and customize for your child!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Back to School BOOST Sale...and a FREEBIE!

TpT is so awesome and throwing ANOTHER Back to School SALE!!!  Pick up some last minute Back to School goodies tomorrow, August 20th for 28% off!

And, because my followers are awesome...I decided to throw in a FREEBIE for y'all, too!  Post these fun reminders above the sink in your classroom or on the bathroom wall!  Enjoy!

Friday, August 15, 2014

*FREEBIE FRIDAY* Name Handwriting Practice

Time for a FREEBIE!  I am offering my Editable Name Handwriting Practice page from my Name Activities for Preschoolers and Kindergartners Pack!

You can download it below!

You can get more name activities at my TpT Store!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Bittersweet Goodbye

The past few weeks have been a little crazy!  We put our house on the market, had multiple showings (with 2 little ones), sold our house, put a contract on another home and moved out all in less than 2 months time!  Needless to say...

We are moving closer to our church home where a lot of our friends and their kiddos live.  So, while we are sad to leave a home that we love, we are excited to move close to friends we love!

It is definitely a bittersweet goodbye.  Jared and I built this home together when we were still newlyweds and we brought all of our sweet babies home here (gotta include the fur-babies).  There are many memories in this home, but there will be many more memories in our new home.  

Farewell, Jones' Home 2007-2014!
We are currently in-between homes, but lucky enough that we have a mansion house available for us to stay in for the time being.  We have had a great time swimming, feeding the ducks, watching the cows, riding tricycles, and talking to the horses for the past couple days.  Grayson might not want to leave in a couple weeks!  

Unfortunately, I don't have an internet connection in this house, so I won't be able to blog or update as much as I would like.  I will be working the best I can during naptime getting my preschool and homework products completed!  

Monday, August 11, 2014

Peek At My Week

I am linking up with DeeDee and sharing a peek at my week... and year.  It's been a little chaotic around here lately, so I created a weekly schedule to keep my on track.  I am hoping that this will help me to be more productive AND have more family time! 

This schedule will "officially" start when the little ones go to our church's Mother's Day Out program in September.  Of course, this will also be the time we move into our new home, so I won't be too hard on myself until we get settled.  I am planning on doing some fun Preschool/Mommy School activities with Grayson and some fun activities for Kynlee this year. Since I won't be starting until things calm down, I am hoping to get a lot of my resources prepped and ready to go.  In the meantime, I wanted to share an {editable} version of my Curriculum Outline!  You can download it below!

And be sure to link up to share your week!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Meet the Teacher Powerpoint FREEBIE!

Back to School is upon us, and it's time to frantically get ready for Meet the Teacher Night since inservice has taken up the majority of your time!  I wanted the help you out by sharing my Meet the Teacher Powerpoint Background.  Simply download this image, insert on a powerpoint slide and type whatever text you would like on the blank section to welcome your students and their families to your classroom!  

If you don't have much time to prepare, check out my other Meet the Teacher Resources to help your night go smoothly!  There are editable forms included, so that you can customize the information to meet your needs!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Check Out What I Bought...

I LOVE a good sale and today I am linking up with BlogHoppin' to share what I purchased on the TpT Back to School Sale!   

Here are my goodies...

I wanted a cute calendar to TRY to organize my life in the craziness of moving, but didn't want to take the time to make my own.  I love this calendar set I got from the 3AM Teacher...

I love me some Educlips and I bought some goodies I have been eyeing for a while at her store...

Now it's time to have some fun creating!  First on the list...a fun monster truck game for the little man!