Monday, August 26, 2013

Guess that Blogger

Who's that Blogger Reveal & Winners!!!

I have labeled the childhood photos with the matching blogs for you all to peek at!! Because of the volume of entries, winners will be notified throughout the weekend. I appreciate your patience as we send out emails and prizes.

Click on each image to see the photo

Winner of the $125 Amazon Gift Card!!!
You will receive an email notification and once your email has been confirmed, I will send you the Amazong gift card!!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Blogger Mix Up

Welcome Everyone!!

         Are you ready to have some fun??
                                              ....Play a game?
                                                              .....Win  prizes and cash?

I have teamed up with 65 AMAZING blogger buddies to put together the ultimate Back to School Linky/Giveaway!!!

Each one of my blogger buddies submitted a cute childhood photo & generously donated something special from their online TpT shops for this occasion!! We have included a fun game for you to play for a chance to win over $300.00 in prizes and a BONUS  CASH-PRIZE raffle you can enter at the end of this post!! 


The game is easy to play....

 Your job will be to try and match each blogger with their childhood photo!!! With over 60 childhood photos and bloggers to match up, this might get tricky!! As I mentioned above, each blogger has generously donated one awesome prize from their TpT store. Successfully match a blogger and childhood photo, and you win the prize offered from that blogger!!! The more you matches you make, the more prizes you win!!! 

Check out some of the prizes you could win!!!

but Wait....
That's not all....

ONE lucky follower will win a $125 Amazon Gift Card!! Scroll to the bottom & follow the directions in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win $$$

The link below will open a form that will allow you to submit your answers for the match up. 

Use the blogger links and numbered images to help you along the way!! Each childhood photo has been assigned a specific number. 

Once you open the form, use the drop-down menu beneath each blog button and select a number that corresponds to a childhood photo. 

The form results will be collected throughout the week. At the end of the week, each submission will be "graded" and you will receive a prize for each blogger and photo you successfully matched up!!

The game closes on Friday, August 23rd at midnight (Arizona Mountain Time). Answers will be announced on Saturday, August 24th. Winners will be notified through email throughout the week. 

Use the blog links below the photos to search for clues!!
Click HERE to Play the Matching Game!!


Follow the directions in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $125 Amazon gift card!! 

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Thank you so much for participating!!! Good Luck!!!

If you would like to post about this linky/giveaway, grab the special image below to display in your post and link up below!!! Make sure to use the link to the actual post,,,

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Now Teach!

Day 3 (or 2 because I am posting tonight instead of tomorrow!)

IT is NOW TEACH! Organization! My weakness!!


Organization is super hard for me! But I try my hardest to keep my kiddos an I organized. These three “tips” keep me and my kids on our feet!



This is my “turn in tree” is. My kids turn their papers on the black crate, I grade and put in their mailboxes. At the end of the day, the grab their papers and put them in their backpacks. Easy Peasy!


This is my “Stuff Station”. The kids each have a color table, and they keep their stuff in their color station.  They keep their “daily” caddie. Which has crayons and pencils. Then it also has their “craft caddie”, which has scissors, and glue. Also it has their markers and crayon boxes. Goodness, they have a lot of school supplies! Did I mention that all the caddies and boxes are a matching colors!! Red has red caddies, red scissors and red crayon boxes.


Where I keep all of their supplies, Purple and Blue are school supplies and green and pink are math manipulatives. They can freely go get what they need, without asking and not interrupting instructional time.

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Well I better go to bed!! I have one more day of meetings! Then my kiddos start!! Open house was GREAT! I will share more pics on my Instagram!!

Classroom Digs

Day 2 of linking up with the Blog Hoppin girls!!!


I really wish I could show you what my room looks like. Buuuutttt it is STILL a mess!! So I will show you what little bits I have finished so far!


My inside door, the kids keep track of their AR points with clothespins. I can’t wait! This way is so easier than the magnets that I used the last two years.


This is where my kids clip a clothespin when they are ready to take an AR test. No more “Teacher Teacher, I need to take a test!!”


My writing center. The magnet board is where we put the word cards, crayon holders, and stamps go in the big organizer.


My new easel and mess behind it! I am in LOVE with it!


My word wall. I am in love with how cute it turned out! (Do you like the bags of stuffed animals and pillows in the bathtub!)

I promise I will come back with more pics tomorrow, since tonight is Open House. I HAVE to have it done today!!

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I will try to be back tomorrow, I hope to link up then too!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Let’s Talk About ME!

Wow! Who knew the sun was up this early?! I sure didn’t this summer! Today is the day! I am back at school! I might have had a teensy problem last night going to bed. So I am super draggy today. Womp Womp. Buuttt… Did I mention it is my favorite week! It is:

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So lets take a look at today’s topic….



My name is Kaci!

(that is me with my High School mascot Oggie!)


I am married to a police officer! My kids call him “Officer Hofficer”

(Isnt he just the cutest thing EVER?!)

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This will be my 4th year teaching. I teach in the same little school district that I grew up in. I might have said it before, but my family is the only 3 Generation family to work in our district, and we are the longest running family to have consistently worked here. It is a pretty special thing!

(This is me and my Papaw, he started teaching, taught until my mom started in our district, and she and my aunt have been here since!)


I have a lot of cousins, and no siblings. So these two brats make up for that! They are like my sisters. The oldest is going away to college this week, and it makes me so sad! And unfortunately, it isnt to Oklahoma State :( (Are you noticing a lot of orange yet Winking smile )


I have two puppy brothers sons. Atlas and Leo. They like to sleep ON TOP of me while I work on the laptop.


I was am a complete nerd. Please ask my husband. He will agree Smile I went to “MuggleCast” (For those of you muggles, it was a PodCast for Harry Potter fans) and have been to the Midnight release of the last 4 Harry Potter books, in costume….


I love my job, but what makes me love it even more is, my best friend works with me! It is a pain in our principals side, but it is nice to work together!


And one last picture before I go. This is me, on my first day of Kindergarten, laying in my moms bathtub, that has now made a special place in my classroom!


Hope you have a good week! I better go to work now!! See you tomorrow!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

What I have been working on!

It is that time of year! I go back to school TOMORROW!  We have meetings Mon and Wed, and a Work Day and Open House on Tuesday.

My favorite week of linkys is next week too! I will be linking up with the girls at Blog Hoppin!


But until then, I have been working super hard on some new items!

sneaker splatcoconut tree boom

These may or not go well with back to school book favorites :)

Then I made this freebie!
coconut tree letters

And then I redid this unit, I went from 62 pages to 171!! There are 4 centers, 3 games and 5 Apple Activities with Anchor charts! Wow-O-Wow!


I am off to finish my room! I hope you have a good back to school time!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Aug 9

It is my last free week! I go back Monday with in-services! As much as I love summer and will really miss sleeping in, I can not wait to meet my new kids!!!!

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs and her Five for Friday!



My room is beginning to come together! Slowly but surely!


Print, Laminate, Cut. I think that is my motto for this week! I probably cut 5 million pieces of poster!!


I have been working super hard. This is one of my new games! It is also included in my Apple unit I am trying to finish up!


Did I mention when I am cutting, I am also using a corner rounder. #teacherproblems



I got the finally meet Maggie and Deedee when Erica and I went up to a girls date in Springfield, MO!

Hope you have a great weekend!!