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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Smile! It's a smile break and tally marks!

So this smile break thing is really catching on!  Our fall break is a 4 day weekend, and somehow, with 2 toddlers and I at home this whole time, I have found time to create a Tally Mark I Have Who Has game, AND make a smile break PowerPoint.  Are you impressed?  I sure am.  Especially since my last post was in JUNE.  June, people.  That's pathetic.  I blame my new job.  After working for 7 years in the same place, same grade (except one year), moving to a new school feels like starting all over at year one.  Busy busy busy.  Anyway, so smile breaks!  I love the idea.  If you aren't familiar, it's a little brain break, but it's not physical.  The kids get to look at uplifting/funny/cute images for a minute or so.  It makes everyone smile!  Hence the name Smile Break.  Genius I tell ya.  So here I go off to Pinterest to discover more about it.  I found some PowerPoints that you can download for free, so I did.  Then I decided that not only did it seem easy to make, but it also seemed like a serious amount of fun rifling through adorable pictures of animals, babies, and the like.  I was right.  It was GREAT!  So, I made my own.  I do have a disclaimer, though.  Every mom thinks her kid is the most adorable thing(s) on earth, and they are, aren't they?! So, my children are a few of the slides in my PowerPoint haha.  These pictures were all found on Pinterest and Google.  If you find that any of them are yours, and you would like me to either take it off or add credit, please contact me and I will do it immediately.  Thank you!  Enjoy!  (click the picture to go to Google docs)

Now for my next shocker.  Tally marks!  I actually made a game and uploaded it to my TpT store in time for the impromptu sale they had!  This is a brightly colored I Have, Who Has game using tally marks.  The pictures are really pretty self explanatory.  Grab it in my store here!

Here's what it looks like :)  There are enough cards for 28 kids.  If you have more kiddos (I am so sorry), and you contact me, I can add some cards for you!


Friday, June 28, 2013

finally catching up with bloglovin!

Ok, I'm following suit and doing this bloglovin' thing.  It says to put a link in a post, so here it is...
<a href="">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>
 Hope this works!


Sunday, May 5, 2013

I'm having a sale! Appreciate youself!

I decided to throw a sale this Monday thru Thursday in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Day.  Join me!  I don't know how to set up a linky... but if someone comments on this telling me how, I'll turn this post into a linky.  Feel free to use this, I made it with Scrappin Doodles graphics and Cheri font from DaFont. Also, if you want me to change the dates/percentage, just let me know and I'll send you a new jpg. :)


Sunday, April 28, 2013


I am joining up with What The Teacher Wants for a fun Teacher Talk Tuesday Instagram party!  All you have to do is follow along with everyone participating on instagram.  Then every Tuesday you share something from your teaching day.  You use the hashtag #teachertalktuesday   Just go to this link and check it out, because she explains it better.  Anyway, everyone else is using their blog name for their instagram account.  However, I do not know what grade I will be teaching next year (another blog story), so I am using my personal account.  Follow me!  irishtwinsandme  (this is my hilarious personal blog name as well, so if you're bored... go read it.  my life is a comedy club).


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dana's blog is ONE!!!! Go win!

I would like to apologize. My computer and I have not been getting along very well lately.  There is an awesome giveaway that I am in on (yay!), and you should go try to win!  Dana at Fun in 1st Grade is doing a GIANT, and I mean GIANT giveaway to celebrate her little baby -ahem- I mean bloggy turining the big O.N.E!  This lady is awesome.  She is the first person I "met" on the blog world and she showed me the ropes.  I only wish I could be as successful and awesome as her.  She's even my personal facebook friend... which is spifferiffic!  Go to her page and enter the Rafflecopter.  Seriously, folks, she's got some BIG TIME people giving things away.  Go check it out here:

Dana's awesome giveaway

You can also go to my rafflecopter to try to win a free item of your choice from my TpT store!
 My Rafflecopter for Dana's giveaway

Sorry I don't have any fancy schmancy pics and buttons... I had a bad day and the wine is calling. ;)


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Game Time!!

I have a facebook page!  If you are not yet a fan, go become one.  Then tell all your friends that they should go like my page.  Once they do, they can comment on my game post telling me who referred them (YOU!).  You should also comment because that will get you more chances to win!    Then I will rafflecopter or something a winning comment.  That person as well as the person who referred them get a free item from my store!  Here is the link to my fb page:


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wanna get lucky?!

Then go to my TpT store!  I am following suit with Mrs. Wheeler at First Grade Tidbits to have a TpT sale!  Button provided by Mrs. Wheeler.  The graphics she used came from Mrs. Stanford, Creative Clips, Primary Paradise, and Mrs. Cupcake.  If you are a teacher and want to join the sale, head on over to Mrs. Wheeler's page and join the linky!

Here are some things that I think you'll love:

(click on each picture to head to my TpT store)

 Ready for Easter? Here's a fun compound word game that you can play! 

 In Arizona there's a law that separates the "English Language Learners" into their own class.  That teacher (me) has to teach grammar for AN HOUR.  Holy moly.  Well because of that, I have been creating games to help use that entire hour.  This is a really fun game like SlapJack.  You pick a part of speech (ex: noun) and when they play the first person to "slap" the noun gets to keep the card.  Really fun!

 This is my newest baby.  TOOK FOREVER.  This has two bingo games.  One with analog time (half hour and hour) and one with digital time (half hour and hour).  It comes with 25 DIFFERENT cards (for each game) so that each student in your class has a different playing card.  Also has the analog calling cards for the digital game and the digital calling cards for the analog game.

 BEST SELLER!!!  Tens frames puzzle 0-10 and 11-20 have been a HUGE hit!  Go check them out!

 This is one of my personal favs!  Use dominoes to add!  I also included a blank parking lot so you can do multiplication or subtraction as well.