Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jamberry Nails + Reviewers Wanted!

I'm beyond excited to have joined Jamberry as an Independent Consultant!

You can follow my Jamberry adventures on my FB Page too!

Have you heard of Jamberry Nails? If not, you've been missing out!

Jamberry nails are vinyl wraps that are heat and pressure activated. Manicures last up to 14 days (and sometimes even longer) and pedicures last 4 weeks or more!

They are applied directly on to your natural nails by simply heating them up and putting some pressure on them to seal them! You can also use them on acrylics!

Can't afford to go to the salon every two weeks for a new set and touch ups?? Me neither!
Are you a nail biter? Using these nail wraps will help deter you from biting allowing you to grow out your natural nails!

My favorite part of Jamberry (besides the easy and cost effective application) is that they are not polish based so they are CHIP FREE!

I don't know about you, but I can't go a day without chipping nail polish off my fingers! And with a 3 year old, who has time to sit around for nail polish to dry?? Not me!

Here's some other benefits of Jamberry:

Wondering how Jamberry nail wraps look on your nails? Here's some of my recent jamicures!
And you can click on the pic to head straight to that style on the website for easy ordering if you fall in love with a design! :)

Click picture for chevron wraps, click here for Teal Sparkle!

Jamberry has over 300 designs including Jamberry Junior wraps made especially for little girls ages 3-8 as well as Mommy and Me wraps for the perfect mother/daughter bonding time! 

They have collegiate wraps, sorority wraps, solid wraps, sparkle wraps, french tip wraps, and so much more!

I really encourage you to check them out!

Not sure if you would like them? I invite you to participate in my 7 Day Chip Challenge! I will mail you a free sample and in return, you put the sample wrap on one nail and paint your other nails with polish! Take a picture on Day 1 and on Day 7 and see which has held up the best! Hands down it will be Jamberry! Make sure you email me your photos or post them to my FB Page!

Plus, every month I pick a photo from my Chip Challenge album on FB to win a free half sheet of wraps! 

Want to give it a try? Sign up for the chip challenge here!

Ready to shop? Go here.

Want to host an online Facebook party where you can earn TONS of FREE Hostess Rewards? Click here.

Want to have it all and join my team? Go here!

Lastly, if you are a blogger, I have a special offer for you! If you are interested, I'm looking for Jamberry product reviewers! 

You sign up, and if chosen, I'll send YOU a free half sheet of wraps to do a FULL MANICURE on yourself to show off to friends and try out! After a few days of loving it, you will write a blog review about the Jamberry Nail Wraps! Upon completion of your blog post review and satisfying a few other minor requirements, you will receive a free sheet of wraps from me that you can pick! If you don't want Free JAMBERRY for your review post, I will send you 5 TpT items from my TpT Store! It's a win-win for everyone!

Wanna sign up to be a Product Reviewer for me?
Click here!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New Prove It! Non-Fiction Edition! {A Look Inside}

Hey friends!

If you are a fan on my FB Page, then you already know about my brand new product that I'm super excited about! 
Click on any picture in this post to view/purchase this product on TpT!

You may already be an owner of my other Prove It! resource that looks like this: 

Both products focus on the same reading strategy - looking in the text and finding the right there information to answer comprehension questions. That's why it's called Prove It! The students have to systematically prove their answers in the text to support their answers. A strategy that many students struggle with every year! 

How can students be expected to make inferences, compare and contrast, find the main idea and details, identify cause and effect, etc. if they can't comprehend the information that's right in the text in front of them at surface level. The answer is simple, they can't!

So I wanted to give you a first hand look at what's included in my new Non Fiction Edition of my Prove It! pack! 

Here's what's included in the resource:

Here's a real photograph of what the passages look like:

So as you can see, all you need for this pack to implement in your classroom is copies of the passages/questions and each child needs 3 crayons - A red, blue, and purple! 

I actually have a ziploc bag in my room with only these three colors of crayons in it and I just tell the kids who need to borrow crayons to grab the Prove It bag and they know what to grab and what to take out of it! :)

Every passage and set of questions is laid out in the same exact formatting so that students don't have to relearn what's expected each time. To prove answer #1, you always circle the sentence with a red crayon. To prove answer #2, you always underline the sentence with a blue crayon and to prove answer #3, you always box the sentence with a purple crayon!

You can use these in whole group, small group guided reading, centers, homework, enrichment, for early finishers, for remediation, or any other way you see fit! 

I really enjoy using them in small group because once we have gone through and answered/proven the 3 comprehension questions, we go back and look for current and past phonics skills such as words with r-controlled vowels, compound words, vowel teams, etc. and the kids love it! 

As of right now this resource has 15 Non Fiction passages and is $4.00 (the same amount and price as my original version) HOWEVER within the next week, I will be updating the Non Fiction version with 21 additional passages for a total of 36 passages! 

That's enough to do one passage per week the whole school year! Once I update on TpT, I will be raising the price accordingly so you can snag it now for $4.00 and get the update for FREE! 

Lastly, if you would like to pin an image from this post for a chance to win it, just leave your email and pin link in a comment below! I will pick a winner on Saturday. :) 

Thank you for checking my new resource out and if you have any questions, please ask! :)

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Foodie Teacher FB Hop + 31 Bag {and more!} Giveaway

Try not to faint!

Yes, I am still alive!!! :) 

I have thoroughly been enjoying my summer as well as updating and working on a few TpT Products!

I wanted to pop in today to mention a couple of things!

First up...
Come over to Facebook and check out the first ever Foodie Teacher Facebook Hop! The bloggers above are all participating and sharing a quick recipe with you... some delicious food, desserts and adult beverage recipes await!

But that's not all! What's a hop without a good ol' giveaway?!?
That's right! Win all that goodness up there plus I'm giving away a FULL SHEET of Jamberry Nail Wraps!!!

Go ahead and enter before it's too late!!!
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Second thing is that I'm hosting a DAILY SUMMER GIVEAWAY on my FB page all summer long and it just started yesterday! Basically, every morning at 9:00 AM I will make a post featuring ONE TpT Product... you have until 9:00 PM (or slightly later) to enter to win that product! Every day is a NEW product up for grabs! I'm featuring all of my Back to School type items these first few days so it's a great time to enter! Make sure you are a FB follower to stay in the loop with those and consider enabling "Get Notifications" so you don't forget to enter each day!

I sure hope you enjoy the hop and best of luck to you on the giveaways! 

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bright Idea: Brain Breaks!

Hi friends!

Welcome back for more BRIGHT IDEAS!

I'm here today to share an AMAZING website I recently discovered!
It's called GoNoodle and it's all about BRAIN BREAKS! It's FREE to Sign Up and it's soooo worth it!

Since I have signed up, I have been using this as a motivator for my class and it has WORKED people. For real. No lies here! They are so motivated to follow directions to earn extra Brain Breaks throughout class that it's just awesome! PLUS, we have a TON of FUN doing them together!

So what is GoNoodle you ask? Here's a quick breakdown with some in-class photos for you to check out. 

**I had some awesome videos to share with you also but when I upgraded my phone last night, everything BUT my videos transferred over! :( So bummed about that!**

GoNoodle is free to sign up and get started and you can even set up multiple classes if need be. Since I am departmentalized and teach two classes, I set it up for each class and named it by their Homeroom teacher. 
As you see here:

You then get to choose a CLASS CHAMP! As you progress through levels, the champs get bigger and bigger! The kids get SO excited to see what the champ will look like next after each level!

Here's a couple of examples of Champ Transformations!

Once you have a class champ chosen, you go to your home screen which has your champ, minutes earned, minutes needed for next level, and a random fact/quote/joke from your champ.

Here's an example: 
Then, you simply hit that PLAY button and you are ready to choose a brain break!

Now the great thing about GoNoodle (besides how much the kiddos love it) is that there is such a great variety of Brain Break videos and most educational ones allow you to choose your grade or grade range, making it suitable for all levels K-5!

You will find a wide range of activities from Olympic Sports, Dancing, Sing Alongs, and of course EDUCATIONAL based ones such as Bodyspell where you choose a word list and students must follow along with the screen character to spell out the words.. forming the letters with their bodies! There's also FREEZE IT which allows you to pick Reading (Sight Words), Addition, Subtraction, and more! In that game, students dance when it says DANCE! and then FREEZE and have to read a sight word or solve a math problem.. then back to dancing! 

The more you Brain Break, the more minutes you earn and the faster your Champ grows! Once you max out a Champ, you get to choose a new one and repeat the process! :)

Here's a few of the choices/some class favorites:

If you decide to give it a try, I would LOVE to hear your class favorites! :) 

Want to give it a try? Click on any picture in this post to head to to sign up and start breaking it down with your kiddos! :)

Please feel free to PIN any photos or share this post with anyone that you think might benefit from it!

If you enjoyed this bright idea, please consider joining me on Facebook, Instagram, and TpT.

Needing more bright ideas? Be sure to browse the link-up below and choose a topic/grade level that interests you! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Birthday Bash Finale {$50 Gift Cards+Products+Custom Goodies}

It's the LAST DAY of our fabulous birthday bash!!

It really has been a fabulous week and we're so thankful for all who have participated! 

Definitely check and make sure you have entered ALL 5 Rafflecopters up through today so you don't miss out on ANY chances to win!!! And remember, all entries for ALL Rafflecopters are mandatory and will be verified! 

First up is 2 GIFT CARDS from all 3 of us! We hope that the lucky winners will be able to put them to good use!!! :) 
1 winner will receive a $50 Gift Card to TpT!!!! Y'all, that's a LOT of resources and/or clipart!! 
Another winner will receive 1 $50 eGift Card OF THEIR CHOICE to any of the following places: 

Simply enter the Rafflecopters below for your chance to win!

Next up, we have a very special customized prize up for grabs!
A couple of our blogging friends run a store on TpT called Tea and Coffee
They make the CUTEST customized items for teachers! Seriously, their customized MAGNETS and CLOTHESPINS are beyond adorable, not to mention their personalized CLIPBOARD!

Here's a photo example of the custom magnets/clothespins that Tamara ordered and received!
How flippin' cute are those???

Want a chance to win some for YOUR classroom? You're in luck! Stacy and Tara have been generous enough to donate a set of 5 magnets and 25 decorated clothespins! How awesome is that?? Be sure and enter the Rafflecopter below for YOUR chance to win!
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Now we're ready to show you the wonderful product bundle that one lucky winner will receive!

There you have it! Another amazing set of products that one lucky winner will be receiving!

Enter the Rafflecopter below and GOOD LUCK!
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And lastly, here's our:

Snag these great products for 25% off for a limited time!

We truly hope you have enjoyed the giveaways this week! Thank you to our long time followers and our new followers! Wishing everyone good luck! Be on the lookout next week for the announcement of our winners! :) 
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