Sunday, July 31, 2016

Best Year Ever Sale and a Freebie!

Hi everyone!
Just in case you haven't heard yet, tomorrow starts the annual TPT Back to School Sale!  Who doesn't love a sale, right?!?  The sale runs from Monday through Tuesday, August 1st-2nd.  
To celebrate, I am participating in this fun 'What's in Your Cart?"linky party hosted by Jenna from Speech Room News.
From my store, you might want to check these out!
It's my newest Back to School pack: Beginning of the Year Mega Pack Math and Literacy Activities.  I'm super excited about the activities in this pack. There's a little bit of everything in here, especially for the first day of school and then enough to carry you through the next couple of weeks!
My Bucket Filler pack is perfect for setting up the expectations of your students to help your classroom run smoothly throughout the year!
This Brown Bear Pack is full of fun, interactive language activities that can be used with the book.  It's perfect for the beginning of the year!
To really save money you can get 8 back to school packs in this Bundled Pack.
You can visit my store HERE.
Now, here's what's in my cart!

WH Question Smash Mats By Simply Speech
Now, for my freebie!  
I am linking up with Traci from The Bender Bunch for her weekly SPED-tacular Freebies linky party. This calm down choice board is perfect for young children and students who have communication needs. The boards give little ones several visual cue options to choose from to help them calm down in appropriate ways.
You can download my freebie HERE!

Thanks for reading and happy shopping!
Have a great day :)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Spectacular Sunday Freebies!

Hey there!  I am linking up with Tracy from The Bender Bunch for her brand new Sunday linky party call 'SPEDtacular Sunday Freebies'!
 It's a great way to pick up some awesome freebies offered by SPED teachers/bloggers.  Be sure to check in with Tracy every Sunday to view all the fantastic freebies!

My freebie this week is an updated 'All About Me' pennant.  I added new fonts and graphics to give this baby a fresh feel.  I hope you like the look!  You can grab it HERE.
Be sure to check out all the other freebies, too!

Also, everything in my store will be discounted 20% Monday and Tuesday, July 25-26 for my 'Christmas in July' sale!  Happy shopping :)

Monday, July 11, 2016

$1 Day on TPT!

Hey Everyone!  I am participating in the SPED Takes Orlando Dollar Days Sale on TPT today {Tuesday, July 12th}only.  It's easy peasy.  Just go to TPT and type in #SPEDTAKESORLANDO in the search bar and all the dollar specials will appear.  There are several amazing sellers offering 1 to 2 of their products for only $1!  Be sure to take advantage the fantastic deals!
Here is what I am offering for $1
And, my 'Help Me Learn My ABC's' pack.  It's 188 pages of all things alphabet1

Be sure to check them out, along with all the other wonderful $1 Deals!

Friday, July 8, 2016

5 for Friday and a Calm Down Freebie!

Hey there!  I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday.  Let's get started!
Notice anything different?  Yep, I have a new blog design!  Thanks to Alexis at Laugh Eat Learn Designs.  I absolutely am in LOVE with it!  She was amazing to work with.  We are still tweaking a few small things, but it's pretty much finished.  Thank you, Alexis!!!
I've been reading a lot about flexible seating in the classroom.  I already have a few options, but am super excited about these babies. 

 I was able to place an order at the end of the school year.  They are from Lakeshore.  I am anxious to see how they work.
I had a lot of request about a calm down chart, like the one I blogged about here. The one I blogged about I pinned from Pinterest.  I just created one and you can pick it up HERE for free!

I blogged about my Durango trip last week, but wanted to say one last thing.  My oldest brother passed away a few years back.  As a tribute to him, we took this picture.  He is always near, dear and in our hearts. 
I'm sure every teacher can relate to this someecard! I have already started working on back to school ideas, plus planning units throughout the year.  Honestly though, I don't mind.  At least I can work on it at a leisurely pace, when I have the time, AND I'm not dead dog tired!  I'd love to hear what you are working this summer!
Until next time…. Thanks for reading!  Have a great day :)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Five for Friday: Summer Edition!

It's been more than a few weeks since I checked in, so I wanted to write a short post about what's been happening in my life.  I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday to share.
I flew to Phoenix to visit my daughter...{happy dance} 
The next day, we picked up her puppy.  A French Bulldog who is the sweetest little nugget.  I instantly fell in love!
She found out a couple of days before she could get her that her puppy has a level three heart murmur.  My daughter had the opportunity to get a different dog, but she had already bonded with her baby and decided to take her home and love her, whatever her life expectancy may be.  I am so proud of her, but my heart breaks at the thought of anything less than a full life.
We traveled to Durango a few days later to visit sisters, cousins, and aunts.  Baby puppy came along.
She had her first experience with snow.  {Seeing that she lives in Phoenix, this will be a rarity, unless she brings her back to the mid-west during the winter}
After the kids/cousins left all my siblings joined us for a Ragan Renewal, of sorts.  My dad started the Ragan Renewal many, many years ago.  Since that time both he and my oldest brother have passed away, but they are always with us in spirit.
Family is very important to me and I am blessed to have come from a very large, very loving family.
 We hiked, biked, talked til all hours of the night, went out to eat, hung at my brother's house, hot tubbed, and went to Telluride {just to name a few  things} :)
It was ah-mazing!
Awhile back I mentioned I was going to revamp my blog design.  I'm working with a fabulous blogger who is helping me.  She's very talented.
This is what we have so far.  Love it!

I just finished a new pack that I added to my TPT store.  Right now it's 50% off for 48 hours.
I'm very excited about my 'Extra Practice Pack'.  This will help my littles learn personal information, such as their full name, parents' names, birthday, phone number, address, colors, shapes, name writing, number formation, alphabet writing, and monthly reading logs.  It's really easy to use…..just print the pages you wish to use, add a parent cover page, and send home!  This homework packet helps parents know what to teach at home and helps me by reinforcing pre-k skills.  It's a total win-win!

June was the best month for me.
Is it just me or does it seem like once the fourth of July comes and goes summer break flies by?
I can't believe it's already time to start thinking about the upcoming school year.
I am going to enjoy the days as I ease back into my planning….
I hope you are enjoying your summer!

Thanks for reading!  Have a great day :)