Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Travels, Sales and New Products

I'm back!! Did you miss me? I'm sorry for disappearing on you like that, can you forgive me? You see I had many many many family obligations over the last two weeks which literally took me across the entire east coast of the good ole' U.S. of A. (and Canada too)! From Florida up to Canada my family and traveled. We had a great time and I wish I could have had some friends come do some guest posts, but I had NO idea how to set that any. Anyways, I'm back and I have some great things to share with you!!!

Not to long ago I read a blog (sorry I forgot which one, they are all just so wonderful and I blog stalk WAY too many of them) and the wonderful author referenced being forced motivated to go visit Target and Walmart and Dollar stores to get all the latest goodies all the other bloggers have been purchasing... well I got the bug to! While traveling I managed to find lots of stores to stop and get great deals on many things. I couldn't believe that what was sold out in the stores by me was fully available at stores in other parts of the U.S.!! It was great - thank goodness everything fit in my suit case and my car. To top off all my purchases the teacher store right by me is closing it's doors which means 70% off everything! I went to town shopping!! I even purchased a toy coffee pot for my little peanut, I mean it was $8 how could I not!! I got tons of handwriting stickers which I will be using to help make some take home baggie activities (don't worry I'll share once they are done!)... I got posters, boarder paper, stamps, pencils, oh so much stuff! Of course I can't keep myself away and I KNOW I will be going back there before the finally close their doors for good. Now I'd love to post pictures of all my goodies but my princess decided to wake up at 6am come in my room and tell me she was hungry. After having a snack of some cereal she somehow found her way into my bed and fell asleep... I have no intentions of waking her so my camera and it's cord are in my room and I am NOT disturbing her no matter how much you want to see pictures of all my goodies! You will just have to wait.

I've been a busy bee trying to get some stuff up at my TpT store. I got so swept up in all the excitement I've started way to many projects at once and had to take a deep breath and start over. I have two new items I want to share with you. The first is a back to school parent interview. I have been using this parent interview for years with my class and LOVE it. Yes it's a bit long but I use all of the information throughout the year. It includes questions about who lives in your house and how they are related to you and whether or not they have any siblings (this is very helpful information when we get to our social studies family unit). I also included in this packet the sheet I use to make a class contact list. Some of the information all the sheets is repetitive and yes I can find a lot of it in the files BUT I have found errors in the past and like to have all of the information I find important on one sheet that I can quickly access! Click the picture to visit my TpT store and check it out!

The next product I am posting is an alphabet sorting activity. I already have a black and white sorting activity that is a bit challenging. The letters are small and the fonts are a bit challenging. You can check it out here. Knowing this was not a great product for the beginning of the year I decided to make an easier one. I used bright colors and larger fonts. Its a great way to review letters with your students or use as an assessment to see what letters the students recognize and can match correctly. I hope you enjoy it, click the picture to check it out

Well thanks for stopping by, sorry for going on and on... I just had so much to share and tell you!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good time! Can't wait to see pictures of everything you bought : )

    Tales From a Traveling Teacher