29 March 2013

Sale and a Giveaway

Hi Y'all!

Did you have today off?
We had a half a day and I feel more exhausted than I normally do on a full school day!!

So behind on wedding stuff...
I think I've decided to make my own bouquet...so I've been googling and pinteresting the best way to do it...Have y'all made a bouquet befre...can you offer any tips?
I still need to book a hotel...confirm our cake...finish the save the dates/invites...figure out my accessories...figure out the decor...feeling a lil overwhelmed...but I've got plenty of time right?

I decided to link up with a TpT sale for Saturday and Sunday.  All my items will be 20% off.  So..if you didn't get a chance to get your free copy of my Morning Work for April...you can pick up a discounted copy!!  It's the perfect time to purchase a couple of items on your wishlist!

Click on the picture to take you to my store.

Mi amiga Sara, at Polka Dot Kinders is celebrating 100 followers with a giveaway!
I am participating along with some awesome bloggers.  Check it out and enter for your chance to win!

Speaking of giveaways...I'm planning a little celebration of my own.  Click here if you'd like to help me celebrate my 1 year Blirthday!

26 March 2013

Blirthday or Birthdog...

or some other combo of birthday and blog...

Hey Y'all!

I have a 1 year Blog Birthday coming up very soon...

I plan on making some changes...
BIG changes
Very soon.
But before any of that happens...
If you would like to participate in my Blirthday Party, please click here and fill out the information.
OOOH it's gonna be FANTASTIC!

I finally finished my Morning Work for the month of April.
It took me awhile this time...no excuses...I just kept putting it off...
But it's finished now.
And features the following:
Oviparous Animals
April fool's day
Earth day
Life cycle of a chick

Check out some pictures below.

Get a free copy here!
It's only free until 8:00 p.m (EST).
Get it while it's hot!!

18 March 2013

Rainbow Fish

First, a big thank you to everyone who participated in the BOGO sale yesterday.  Tons of fun!

So last week my kiddos learned about rainbows.  To wrap up our week, we read the story Rainbow Fish.  It's one of my favorite stories...simple and sweet.   I have done this lesson for a few years now.  This lesson originated when I was awarded Teacher of the Year at my old school in Austin.  The superintendent scheduled to visit the schools of all the TOYs in the district.  So when she came to my school, I wanted to make sure I had a lesson that focused on the most important part of my classroom, the students.

After we read the story, we talked about why the Rainbow Fish was special before and after he had all his sparkling scales.  We discussed how our differences make us special.  We talked about how important it is to share our "specials" or gifts with everyone.

Next, we made a list of the reasons why we are special. 
Then, I pulled out my giant Rainbow Fish.  It's a huge cut out fish that I made the first time I taught this lesson.  Each year, the kiddos come up and pull out their own special sparkling scale to add to their own fish.  My fish is a little beat up and needs a little TLC...but you get the point.

Each kiddo gets their own mini fish and scales in all colors.  One at a time, the kiddos come up the mega fish and gently remove their own special scale.  They then glue the scale on to their mini fish.
Students are also expected to write three reasons why they are special.  They can choose to use the the reasons we listed as a class or try to write their very own. 

I asked the kids to tell me why I was special.  Here are their reasons: 
Very cute!
The kids had a lot of fun creating their own mini Rainbow fish.  I had a lot of fun reading their reasons.  Here is one of my favorites!

I know it's a little hard to see but it says..
Three reasons why I am special...
1.  I am gonna be a good doctor.
2.  I have a great teacher.
3.  I have a good mom.


I'm going to scan my blackline masters for the fish and the scales (all drawn by hand) and upload them for you sometime this week. So check back soon!


17 March 2013

It's your Lucky Day!

Head on over to my TpT store...
-purchase any item
-email me and let me know your username and which free item (or equal or lesser value) you'd like!

Check my original post here and see some other wonderful bloggers who are participating in the BOGO sale!

Have fun!!

15 March 2013

St. Paddy's Day Sale

Hello Y'all!

This week we learned all about rainbows!
My kids loved talking about all the times they've seen rainbows and naming all the colors.

I took a little inspriation from Greg over at Smedley's Smorgasboard. He makes the best hats...he makes hats for everything...seriously...he's amazing!

So I had my little darlings make their very own rainbow hats.  It was a little difficult get the strips staples in but...with a little patience and sore palms we made out just fine.
Here are a few pics...

I decided to model...That's my best attempt at crossing my eyes...pathetic!

Also....I'm having a sale!

On St. Patrick's Day only...I am having a buy 1 get 1 free sale!
That's right, purchase any item from my store and choose a 2nd item* for free!
*(2nd item must be of equal or lesser value)

Here's how it works:
- Check out my TpT store here .
- Purchase any item.
- Email me and let me know which item you'd like for free! Make sure you include your username!

I've teamed up with a few awesome bloggers who are also participating in this mega sale!
Check out their blogs below: 
Thank you ladies! You are wonderful!

I'm turning this sale into a Linky Party so if you're interested in participating, simply link up below. Please make sure you include the graphic on your blog.

11 March 2013

Getting to know you...

Happy Monday!
I decided to link up with this fabulous linky party!

Flying into First Grade is hosting her very first linky party and it's all about getting aquainted.

So, I am to share 3 things about myself that I like or do using only my initials.

My initials are VLC! So here we go..

V is for violin!
I played the violin when I was in elementary and middle school.  I gave it up right before I went to high school because I thought I'd be "too busy" to devote time towards practicing...BIG MISTAKE.
I really wish I had kept playing because I really enjoyed it.  When I visited Scotland a few years ago, I bought another violin. It's in my office now...collecting dust...sigh....

L is for Love!
I'm a sap. I love love. I love all kinds of love.  I love it when people love what they do...or show love, compassion, passion.  Those moments make me choke up. They overwhelm me.  I love my future hubby, my family, my friends, my job, my coworkers!

C is for crafts!
I love love love love crafts! I love creating. It's like I go to another place. I get so happy when my product is finished and completed.  I love sharing my work with others! OOOOH crafts.  My love for crafts is the reason why I am slightly stressed about the wedding...I've decided I can make most of the invites, thank you cards, save the dates, and decorations...I'm sure I'll love every moment!

Check back soon...I'm going to have more details about the Sale Extravaganza up soon...you don't want to miss out!


10 March 2013

Educents makes Sense!

Hi Y'all!

I'm sure many of you have heard about this new website called Educents.

Educents is an upcoming website that is similar to Pick your Plum or Very Jane (two of my most favorite websites!).  The only difference is that Educents will feature daily deals on educational products!

I'm so excited to see what they will offer!
Here's some great news...in order to promote their site...Educents is giving away a $15 gift card for every person who signs up before April 2nd!

So essentially it's free money.

Click here to go directly to the site and sign up today!

Just a reminder... I'm looking for bloggers with a TpT or Teachers Notebook store to participate in an upcoming sale extravaganza.
If you'd like to participate, please email me at abltadventure@gmail.com

07 March 2013

Upcoming Sale

I'm thinking of have a mega sale on St. Patrick's day.

If you are a blogger with a TpT store or a Teachers Notebook store and would like to participate with me please email me at abltadventure@gmail.com.

I'll send you the details.

04 March 2013

My very last sorry!

Sorry Y'all!
This is the last time I will apologize for not posting in awhile.
Because from now on I will be posting on a regular basis!

I went on vacation back home to Texas.

I know I told y'all about my near fame experience with the show, "I found the gown."  I didn't go through with it but...
I did find my gown!
I found it at a store called Unbridaled in Austin.
It's amazing...I cried.
I would post a pic...but I'm afraid Mr. Roboto might stop by and catch a glimpse..

 In between school, cleaning and sleeping...I made a few goodies for your classroom.
First, I wanted to show y'all some pictures of my kiddos Counting the Room.  The LOVE this activity.  I kept the Valentine's day edition up for a little while after V-day.
Here are the pictures.

I was explaining to my kiddos that Friday would be their last opportunity to use the V-day count the room...when one of my kinder darlings says, "Ms. Corbett, can you make one for March?"

Why YES darling I can.  And here it is.  I also added a little extra... Now, your kiddos can practice some addition with a  new recording sheet!  Click here for your own copy.  I'll keep it up for 3 hours tonight..from 6:30-9:30 (EST)
Here's a few pictures of the latest Count the Room.

Cute right?!
I also decided to make a recording sheet for our number of the day.  Each day during our math centers, I give my kiddos a number.  They need to write the number, the number word, draw a representation of the number, and finally, show the number in a ten frame.  Originally, my kiddos were given a blank sheet of paper and sectioning off the areas to record their information.  But they were having the hardest time drawing the ten frames! I don't know how many times I showed them...it drove me bananas.  I kept getting 11 frames, 13 frames...ugh. So I came up with my own version...nothing fancy but it gets the job done.  Here's a few pics.

My kiddo filling in her Number of the day sheet.

And here's a pic of the new recording sheet I made.
Click here for your FOREVER FREEBIE.

Well, I'll end my post with one last picture...
I don't know about you...but my kids leave their cubby areas a HOT MESS. And I'm not shy about letting them know how crazy their area looks! Soo...I have seen some cute fairy cubby notes on Pinterest and I decided to make my own.  I leave the note with some glitter in two of the cleanest cubbies (usually a boy and a girl).  I also include a cute prize so they feel a little extra special.  They never know when the fairy will  show up.

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