May 2013 - Queen of the First Grade Jungle

Thinking Ahead...Classroom Decor

I will beg and plead for your forgiveness in regards to my lengthy absence at a later date, but for now I want to talk about packing and loading up our stuff!
As I loaded--one of many loads---out of my classroom into the back of my car, I thought of you all.  Remember, I am moving?  Yes, yes, in case you missed it- the Kings are moving to Charleston, SC.  

My adorable husband thought I would just leave all of my classroom stuff here.  

Let's pause to ponder the absurdity of that idea.  

Does he not remember how LONG it took me to find all those bins that matched???  Oh right, he was only half way listening.

Anywho, I thought of you guys because decorating my classroom is one of my favorite things I do each year!   
So if you are thinking ahead to next year, you may be interested in one of my Classroom Decor sets.  

Tomorrow I officially close my classroom so I will be back with a REAL blog post on Wednesday!!!

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12 Winners!

I will be emailing the winners tonight! Congrats!!!!

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***Your Way Giveaway*** , Mother's Day Love, and Summer Busy Teacher

I am currently spending this Mother's Day with my cuties!  I am SO blessed to be the mom to a bright, loving, friendly little man AND a spunky, beautiful, hilarious princess!!! Does it get any better than that??

It goes without saying that I am unbelievably grateful for this lady below.  My mom is an amazing woman, and I have learned so much from her!

In all my free time (get it- that's funny :) ) I am working on a Summer Edition of the Busy Teacher's Best Friend!!!  I get out of school in just a couple of weeks, but I know some of you are in for the long haul still. 

 I didn't forget you!

Keep your eyes peeled for this one!!

And because I am SO lucky to have the BEST readers/followers out there, I want to do a fun giveaway!  I have hit some big number milestones on FB, TPT, and this here blog recently.  Unfortunately I can't share a virtual  cake with you all, SOOO we will just have to celebrate this way!!

All of the lovely ladies above have agreed to give one winner an item from their store.  In other words- there will be 12 winners who get one item of their choice from one store!  Clear as mud???

All you have to do is make sure you are following all of the blogs below- which let's be honset- you probably already are!  

Enter in the Rafflecopter below and I will announce winners Tuesday night!!

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***Lots to Share***

This week was JAM-PACKED with DRA assessments, MAP tests, Mother's Day, and other end of the year craziness! Did you survive?   I am here to celebrate (barely) with Kasey's Five for Friday!

1.  I adore each and every purchase I made during the sale this week.  Please, please, please don't tell my hubby what all I bought.  It's quite a lot.  Oh and you thought you were finished shopping?!?!? Wait until you see all the goodies you can add to your wishlist!

2.  My kiddos have worked their tails off on counting coins this week!  We used my Money Mega Pack and had a blast!!  We also took both the reading and math portions of MAP, and I could not be prouder of my kids! They worked so unbelievably hard all year long and their growth matches their effort!

 3.  I chopped 8 inches off my hair!  The last two years at my school we have had several teachers diagnosed with breast cancer-including one of my beloved teacher partners. Every single one of these women has taught me a lesson on strength and grace in how they have handled their fights.  I donated my hair to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths so that someone fighting cancer can receive a wig free of cost!

4.  My students made some beautiful fingerprint bouquets for their mommies.  They also wrote the sweetest letters to their moms on the back too!
 My own little family remembered me with flowers too!

5.  And last but not least I am finally ready to announce on this little blog of mine that the Kings are packing up and moving to the beautiful state of South Carolina!!!! If you are a frequent reader of mine, you often see pictures of my kids and I visiting Charleston.  Well- we are headed home!  I am experiencing all kinds of mixed emotions....

and it is mainly because I will miss my team like crazy.  I am blessed to work with the most amazing-supportive-enthusiastic-loving women EVER.  They have been my rock for many years and I may just pack them all up to go with us. 

Are you still with me:) 

This weekend is going to be full of catching up around my house! I hope you have a blessed weekend!

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***Teacher Appreciation Sale***

Like many of you- I am SWAMPED at this time of year!  TPT products make my life as a teacher a little bit easier!  That is why I have looked forward to the Teacher Appreciation Sale for a while now.

If you are impatient (like me) you can get a 20% discount on EVERYTHING in my store starting today!

TpT's sale officially starts on Tuesday.

 If you are just dying to add something to your cart, check out my Surf's Up Literacy Centers

Have a wonderful week friends!


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