Monday, July 21, 2014

Hit the JACKPOT Giveaway!!!!

Hey friends!!  I hope you are all having a fabulous Monday!  My weekend wasn't so great.. my family was sick (all 3 of us).. no fun, no fun at all.  Thank goodness my mamma lives close!  I still need her sometimes-- well a lot of times.  

Anyway....
As you can see, some of my favorite bloggers and I are having a giveaway.  Check out the awesome stuff you can win!  



I am giving away my August Math Journal Prompts.  Anyone that knows me-- knows I love hands-on/interactive stuff!

Here are a few snapshots of the prompts:



Each of these ladies is super talented!!!  You don't want to miss out on this giveaway.  Click here to enter!!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Top 5 TpT Tips I learned in Vegas-- Linky!


I had the most amazing trip to Vegas.  Yes, Vegas itself was awesome!!!  But-- my favorite part of the whole thing was the TpT conference! 

If you did not get to go this year, make sure you plan on it next year!  I heard there is talk of it being 2 days.. yes please!!

I decided to share my top 5 TpT tips I learned from some of the sessions I was able to attend.  I wish I could have gone to all of them, but I am so thankful for the 4 I chose!


Collaborate, Collaborate, Collaborate!!!

In almost every session I attended there was talk about the importance in collaboration.  We are taught this in our actual schools, but being able to do it from one state to another is amazing!  

I met some great teachers while I was there!  I look forward to working with each of them.




The sky is the limit!!!


Deanna Jump's keynote speech was so inspiring!  She has paved the way for educators to have the chance at making more money and inspiring others all across the world- not just the students in your classroom.  

I was thrilled to attend Deanna's and Deedee's session.





Buy your own domain...
All I have to say is I will be investigating this ASAP!
You can email me if you want to know what I'm talking about. :)
bbaxter711@hotmail.com


If this is your job-- treat it like one!

I LOVE this girl to pieces.. but she makes is impossible to get much done, unless she is napping.


After listening to the fabulous Lindsay Perro, I realized that I was right for signing up the little lady for a Mother's Day out program this fall.  I plan to make a schedule, just like if you were in the classroom-- and stick to it (for the most part).



Be YOU!


These inspiring bloggers gave some amazing suggestions and tips on how to be a successful blogger.  I think one that everyone should take away is -- be you!  

Don't compare your success to any other person.  People can tell when someone is genuine and they will be drawn to it.

It was an amazing trip!!!!


I will definitely be returning next year!!!

If you'd like to link up with your Top 5 TpT tips you learned in Vegas-- click the link below.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Going to Vegas!!!


Hey there friends!!! I'm linking up with The Primary Chalkboard for a Double or Nothing Sale!

That's right-- 20% off my store July 10th-11th.

It just so happens that the 11th is my birthday.

Well, what better way to celebrate than with all my fellow tpt sellers than in VEGAS!!!!!!!!!!

I promise to take pictures while I am there...  ahh I can't wait!

My bags are packed.....

Well, almost..

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Saturday Snapshots!!


I'm linking up with Miss Nelson for Saturday Snapshots!


My yummy Pampered Chef Flag pizza!!! I was so proud. 



My big brother and his sweet family.
I LOVED their matching shirts!  Stealing this idea for next year.




This girl is go go go....





Mom and Dad







We took a stroll around the neighborhood to enjoy the fireworks before starting our own.





She kept trying to touch it.. no fear I tell ya!




Don't worry, it's almost time for bed.




I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!!!

Friday, June 27, 2014

August Kindergarten Home School Curriculum


I have been soooooo busy the last few weeks.. not just because I am a mommy, wife, pampered chef consultant, blogger, etc..

but

because I have been working on a HUGE project!!!  All my extra time and energy has gone into creating a Kindergarten Home School Curriculum.  My daughter is only 16 months old, so it's not for me.. I had a friend approach me about it.. I thought for a few days and decided I could really make something fabulous!

She has already seen August and September.  I have only added August to tpt, but I plan to add September soon.  

My plan is to finish the entire 10 month set by August.. cross your fingers....

I'm sure you're wondering what's inside....

 Well, I have included detailed daily lesson plans.  That's right.. I typed up what I did every day in Kindergarten and adapted it to a home school setting.  I have included links to You tube videos I played in my own classroom, online games and resources.  Behind each weeks lesson plans are all the printable resources you need!

Below is a sample daily plan from the August Curriculum:

If you are interested in home schooling, but don't know where to start... check this out!!!  It includes activities for every subject area and comes straight from a classroom teacher.

I plan to do a more detailed post later, but for now I just had to share the big news!  Pass it on if you know of anyone interested in home schooling.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Oh by the way...

On a completely random note...

I just became a Pampered Chef Consultant!!!


If you LOVE Pampered Chef products like I do... keep me in mind for any orders, parties, bridal showers, fundraisers, etc.. you need or want to do!

Speaking of fundraisers..

Did you know Pampered Chef offers them?!?!  So, if you are interested in raising money for your classroom or anything that you want to raise money for.. let me know!  I'd love to help you reach your goal.

That's it for today.. I know.. non-educational post.. oh well!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Let's Talk About Books Linky!


I'm linking up with Mrs. Jump for a fun linky!  Each week you share a favorite book you like to use in the classroom.  Since I LOVE children's literature (as most teachers do), I had to join in the fun!

I chose to share Does a Kangaroo have a Mother too? by Eric Carle.  Everyone loves Eric Carle!!!  He is most famous for some of his other books, but there are so many others that are just as good!


The pictures will capture their attention!  My daughter is only 16 months old, and she LOVES this book already!





This would be perfect for so many lessons.. but I use this book when talking about mommas and their offspring.  We use our Interactive Science Journals to match the baby to its mother.


Click the picture below to grab this page for FREE!


Don't forget to link up with Mrs. Jump to join the fun!