My Husband is Smart!

Ok, he'll never see this post so I can say that my husband is so smart.  Otherwise, his ego would get too big! :)  HA!  Every year, my husband comes in and helps me in my classroom.... like for real. He NEVER complains about it either. I know, he's a keeper!  Each time he's in my classroom, I ask him to put up my alphabet and decorations in the front of the classroom.  Yes... I have a MAN do that and he's really good at it!

When I saw him putting it up, I noticed he started in the middle with the letter "M".  And I had an epiphany! HE'S SO SMART! I'm sure y'all knew this trick, but I seriously didn't.... haha!  He started on the "M" because it's in the middle of the alphabet.

And then he worked backwards!  I know you are all thinking "how did she not know this?", but I really didn't think about it!

My alphabet you can get {here} for primary colors and {here} for bright. 
You can get the colors from Mrs. Lemons {here}.

These are my new mini-decor packs! They are called "Up-Front Decor" because they give you what you need to decorate the front of your classroom!  They include alphabet line with pictures, 1-20 number posters, and color word posters! 

*Click the pictures*


I can't wait for our Utah Teacher/Blogger meet-up this Friday!  Natalie and Nikki (Melonheadz) have been working on getting sponsors and prizes! They have some AMAZING things up their sleeve! Can't wait to meet you!
Calling all Utah teachers!! You are hereby invited to our 2nd annual Utah Blogger Teacher meet up at the Pie in Midvale!
We are teaming up with Lindsey {The Teacher Wife} to host a really fun lunch date in SLC. 

*Please RSVP on our Facebook event page (HERE) as soon as possible so we can get a head count on how many people we can expect!

Some things you should know:

*The location has been determined... it's at the Pie in Midvale

*You do NOT need to have a blog to come. Anyone who teaches in Utah is invited to come! The more the merrier!

*If you do not live in Utah, but still want to come, you are welcome to come as well!! (Last year we had some visitors from California and we absolutely loved it!)

*Besides getting to meet RachelleNatalie, and Lindsey... the famous Melonheadz will be there too! You do not want to miss out!

Take-Home Reading Folders {Made Easy}

I am so excited about my new folders! I just have a tad-bit of a clipart addiction to Melonheadz and I couldn't wait to put her little Kidlets on the front of my reading folders.

My students and parents LOVE that I send home take-home reading books. In this pack, I explain EVERYTHING you need to know about how to set up a take-home reading system in your classroom!

This pack gives you everything you need to learn how to set up a take-home reading system in your class!  Just add books!

Included in this pack:
  • Folder Front Covers (5 options and customizable)
  • Reading at Home Folder Back Cover Letter (4 options)
  • Parent Reading Log Form
  • Teacher Reading Log Form
  • We Need Your Books Back (letter)
  • Pictures of folders and examples
  • Tips and Tricks
  • How to Build up Take-Home Library

Vegas!! {Linky Party!}

Wow, wow, wow!! I'm not even sure there are words to describe how much fun we had in Vegas this past week! 

As most of you probably know, we went to Vegas to attend the I Teach K Conference and Vegas Teacher Blogger Meet Up. 

Here's a peek at our trip!

It's so fun to have teaching friends from all over the country/world!! We had a blast hanging out together for 4 days straight! We relaxed by the pool, enjoyed yummy food, and even got to go see a hypnotist show. 

We were excited to see Ron Clark present his keynote address! He was every bit as amazing as we thought/hoped he would be!

Of course the real reason why we flew down to Vegas was to throw the biggest blogger party of the century! Our second annual Vegas Teacher Blogger Meet Up!

Here's a look at the gals who helped plan and organize this event:

Besides Rachelle and Natalie, we had help from Deedee, Kathleen, Hope, Erica, Kim, Deanna, and Cheryl! These girls helped us find sponsors, made name tags, and helped set up and plan this event.

As a special surprise, SDE arranged for Elvis to attend our meet up! 

TeachersPayTeachers very generously paid for our refreshments for the night and donated quite a few gift cards to give away as prizes. We were thrilled that John and Amy (CEO and Community Manager) could come clear from NYC!!

It was so fun to meet so many new friends! Thanks to everyone who came from all over to join us for the fun night!

Here's a peek at some of more of our special blogging buddies who were in attendance: 

{We have over 400 pictures from the event and there's no way we can show them all here on this blog post. For more pics, please visit our Facebook fan page!}


A huge thank you to our sponsors who made our Vegas meet-up possible!

Thank you to those who donated some fabulous prizes! 
Check out these links to see some amazing products just for TEACHERS!

{Here are some pics of all our happy winners!!}

I guess we better start planning next year's meet up...

Thanks for reading!

Did you attend the Vegas Blogger Meet Up? Please add your blog post about the trip to our linky party!!

Throwback Thursday {Customizable Binder Covers}

I'm linking up with Cara for Throwback Thursday! I'm SO sad I don't get to see her (and Abby and Kim) present in Chicago this weekend. :(


Sometimes just slapping a label on something makes you feel organized. Am I right or what?!?! :)  

Cupboard labels {download those for free *here*}:

New binder covers:

Example of one of my covers:

Binder spines:

Click the picture below to download for free:

Love Notes:  I put in any note, drawing, and thingamajig that my students give me! :)  I got the idea from Persnickety Pickles, but that blog has been deleted :( .  The bunting clipart is from Digital Bake Shopbut I can't find them in her store anymore!

*PLEASE NOTE, you will not be able to *edit* the current text on these {titles}. You will be able to *add* your name and grade to the bottom in any font of your choosing.  Please read directions in the product. :)

Don't forget out Common Core Checklists are on sale today! It's our last day of the sale!!!!!

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All of our Common Core Checklists are on sale today from today until Friday!!!!!!

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Here's an example of how these checklists can help you organize and teach the Common Core:

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If you're feeling overwhelmed about teaching the new Common Core State Standards, these checklists should help!

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