Second Grade Nest: June 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Currently JULY

Wow! I haven't linked up with Farley in quite a while!
I'm linking up today for July a little bit early, too! GO Farley. 


Listening: 
Spotify is the best thing I've ever invested in. Period. No more words needed.

Loving: 
Pictures coming soon. I went to Kohls, Pennys, Target, Old Navy, and the mall. 
I got four new dresses. Going back out for more tomorrow! 

Thinking: 
I'm filling up my Blair Turner paper as we speak... I'll be IG'ing that tomorrow. :-) 

Wanting: 
This weather is the worst. It's almost COLD! 

Needing: 
I don't know if I can keep my eyes open much longer, but these classroom decor packets need to be marked down 50% off for Day 2 of my Hello Summer sale!
Hello Summer Day 1 went GREAT! 
Get ready for Day 2! (50% off of ALL my decor packs)

Check out this blog post to see what else is coming up this week! 

All-Star:
I am the world's WORST procrastinator, but as soon as I feel a tiny ounce of pressure or time-crunch, I can work very fast! Like today, I had Farm Fluency due out in my growing bundle. I pushed it off until today, but worked my buns off ALL day to get it done.


Check out more currentlys at Farley's blog! 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello Summer WEEK!

I'm so excited to give you guys a sneak peek of my week ahead.
Starting tomorrow, you'll have a full week of sales, deals, and buy one get one free chances! 

Check them out! 
Each day, head over to my Instagram and see which deal is up and ready.
Then, head over to my store and click the "**HELLO SUMMER**" tab in my store and it'll pull up the items you need for the day! 
The tab will look like this.
 

 Day 1 (TUESDAY): 
Buy the first quarter morning work for Kinder, 1st, OR 2nd grade, and you'll get these sentence editing sheets for free. GREAT to copy onto the back of your daily morning work. 
(You will have to download the pack and save to your computer THAT DAY in order to get the freebie!)


Day 2 (WEDNESDAY)
HALF OFF all of my classroom decor packs. 


Day 3 (THURSDAY):
Big discount on my Reading Literature packs for 1st and 2nd grade.



Day 4 (FRIDAY)
HALF OFF my Interactive Writing bundles. 
 


Day 5 (SATURDAY): 
Buy my Back to School Bundle and get Writing Journal prompts included for FREE! 
(You'll have to download and save it that day in order to get it!) 


Day 6 (SUNDAY): 
BIG discount on both my Paired Passages Bundle and non-seasonal pack! 


Day 7 (MONDAY): 
HALF OFF all of my styles of editable teaching binders. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wish List Wednesday

Wish List Wednesday is back for week 3 with the wonderful Teacher by the Beach.
I checked out my TPT stats and my third most wish listed item is my First Grade Morning Work bundle!

So here's the deal with Wish List Wednesday....
The product(s) will be on SALE until Friday! And I'm having a one-day GIVEAWAY!

So far, I've given away my Zoofluency and my Interactive Notebooks for Phonics, plus I gave away $25 to my store as well!



Check the product out here!
Here are some samples from the pack!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/First-Grade-Morning-Work-611251
On the left, that's an example from quarter 1 and on the right is a sample from quarter 2. 



Here are quarter 3 and quarter 4 examples.



 Grab the bundle on sale until Friday!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/First-Grade-Morning-Work-611251


 Or enter to win and $25 more today only!
a Rafflecopter giveaway



And now head on over to Teacher By the Beach's page for more chances to win! 
 


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wish List Wednesday

Wish List Wednesday is back for week 2 with the wonderful Teacher by the Beach. I loved all of your suggestions from last week, thank you! 
A few of you lucked out! I looked at my TPT Stats and my 2nd highest wishlisted item is my Phonics Interactive Notebooks. So I'm picking my Phonics Interactive Notebooks AND adding in a special treat. I'm going to throw my Phonics Interactive Notebook 2 into the mix, too! 

So here's the deal with Wish List Wednesday.
The product(s) will be on sale until Friday! 
And I'm having a one-day giveaway!

Last week, my giveaway only gave one Zoofluency pack away. I'm going to raise the stakes here today! I'm going to give away BOTH of my Interactive Notebooks AND $25 to spend in my TPT Store! 


Check the product out here!
Here are some pics from the first pack!

   

    


Here are some pics from the second pack!

  



 Grab them on sale until Friday!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Phonics-1033980https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Phonics-1686042



 Or enter to win BOTH and $25 more today only!
a Rafflecopter giveaway



And now head on over to Teacher By the Beach's page for more chances to win! 
 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Decorating and Organizing in the Summer

Although most people think that teachers only sleep, watch TV, and sit by the pool during their summer, teachers know the truth. We are constantly trying to become better teachers. Whether teachers are reading books, scanning blogs, writing lesson plans, or searching Pinterest for new ideas, there is never a dull moment. 

I know that one of my favorite things in the summer is to look for new ways to decorate for next year. I've always had an owl theme, but I've always added to my classroom with new nifty ideas I've found on Pinterest.
This blog post outline some fun organizing and decorating pins I have found! 



Follow for more ideas!

http://sewmuchmusic.blogspot.com/2014/06/artsy-fartsy-friday-linky-party-filing.html   http://littlemindsatwork.blogspot.com/2014/07/getting-classroom-back-to-school.html
Love these updated looks of traditional filing cabinets and word walls. 


http://kindercraze.com/2014/04/faq-all-about-my-classroom-rule-frames/
If you've never taken a virtual tour of KinderCraze's classrooom, then you need go now! 
It's extremely inspiring. 

http://www.schoolgirlstyle.com/2013/11/whats-new-at-sgs/    http://abattylife.com/lilas-finished-nursery-woodland-themed-nursery/
 Love the use of tissue paper nowadays! Most of these tissue paper puffs can be bought at party stores, but there are many DIY tutorials to make your own from the Dollar Tree!
 
http://kindercraze.com/2014/04/faq-all-about-my-classroom-rule-frames/    http://www.firstgradenest.com/2013/07/fancy-tissue-paper-bulletin-board-border.html
 More from KinderCraze! I love the way brings importance to her classroom rules. 
 Or you could put your rules on your new bulletin board with this DIY tissue paper tutorial!




Follow for more ideas!
 300+ pins to make your classroom perfectly organized. Here are a few great ones! 

http://www.playdoughtoplato.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/15-Genius-Teacher-Tips.jpg   http://teaching-in-oz.blogspot.com/2013/03/common-core-organization-state-testing.html
 Lots of teacher hacks on the left! And a fantastic way to organize your paperwork for the entire year. If I start this in August, I feel like next year would be a breeze! 

http://inspirelovelearn.blogspot.com/2013/10/ipad-mgmt.html    http://www.primarypossibilities.blogspot.com/2014/07/teachers-love-ikea.html
 A.MA.ZING. technology storage. I hate cords hanging out all over my classroom. And this can really teach kiddos about being responsible and charging them on their own. 
And on the right.... ALL you'll ever need from IKEA. It's crazy how much you can get for your classroom in one IKEA trip. 


http://finallyinfirst.blogspot.com/2012/05/border-tip.html    http://www.classroomconfetti.com/2014/08/case-of-missing.html
 Binder clips and original border packaging. BRILLIANT! 
And color coordinated table buckets! Two insanely easy and amazing hacks!



Find all these ideas and more on Pinterest! 
https://www.pinterest.com/jessicalea30/


Monday, June 15, 2015

Makeover Madness

The girls at Third in Hollywood, Teach Create Motivate, Sparkling in Second, and Peppy Zesta Teacherista are having a 4 week TPT seller challenge. I'm trying it out.

The first week is all about makeovers on older products. 
This actually works out just great because I have a list of 30 products that need to be made over. 
Two birds, one stone, right?

I did TWO projects. 


PROJECT ONE: 
I'm going to kick this blog post off with the MOST EMBARRASSING makeover.
These writing papers were one of the very first things in my store, so keep in mind I was brand new to the TPT world and I hadn't learn my own style yet. 


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Paper-261248 
Click the after image to go to the product! 




PROJECT TWO: 
I also updated ALL of my covers for my morning work, which is kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. But I am just showing you my first grade pack! 


Click the 'after' image to go to the product! 

 
And now I can mark off two things from my list of 25!
Head over to one of the girls to participate!