Monday, July 14, 2014

Back to School. Wait...WHAT?!

Hey Friends! I am back from Vegas! And boy oh boy did I have a blasty blast! So I have started thinking already about the B2S. I don't think that I have shared the good news yet! BUT...

Lookie at my NEW classroom!!

I AM GETTING A NEW ROOM!! I am tickled pink!! So I have started packing up my stuff and moving it over. My favorite tip is, store your classroom materials in tubs by month. 
How to store my materials, Month by Month.

I love storing my stuff this way! Top row is "stuff" and bottom row is books. I know that it is painfull to think about Back to School, but I am already scanning B2S add to scoop up the deals!! And speaking of deals, me and my girls at Freebielicious have teamed up with Educents with some instant downloads for you! Loaded with great products for back to school including book studies, craftivities, classroom prep, and content materials for back to school!  With 23 instant downloads... you have to check it out!  

My product included will surely be loved by your students!

This is one of my FAVORITE products!! 

I love how hands on it is for my kiddos and we just LOVE making the anchor charts! 

Making Anchor Charts with your Students

There are some extra pictures that aren't in my pack, but you get the idea :) I love love love doing this to build the beginning sounds :)

For a limited time it is $34.99 from Educents which is 69% off!  Twenty-three products for your kinder and first grade classrooms and over 1200 pages of materials from some of your favorite teachers!  It's a bundle you are sure to LOVE!

Take a moment to take a peek at some of the other teachers featured in this bundle - what that have going on for back to school and what they are featuring in this deal too!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fun in VEGAS

Awhile back I got an email from ESGI, asking if I would review their product. So I did, and let me tell you ALL about it!!

Some of you might know that my Mother is a principal in the same district that I teach in, and she came home from school one day asking me if I had heard about ESGI.  I said no, tell me about it. She told me it was a program to use to test your kids. My first thing out of my mouth was “Really mom, I have to do ALL THESE ASSESSMENTS! WHY, would I add another?!” She said “Kaci, just promise me you will look at it, it will change your life”. Um HELLO she was RIGHT!!

ESGI did change my life! And it isnt ANOTHER assessment, it is a bigger and better assessment  to replace all the paper and pencil ones you keep in piles around your room. When you log into your account, you can see at a glance how well you class as a whole is doing (This was taken mid year)
I love it because as you can see, I have all of my Ball Words set up as a test. Each of my kiddos come over and they see the word on the screen, they say what they think it is, I press yes or no, and it moves on to the next question. Easy Peasy. And did I mention Easy!!

I don’t know about you, but I always dread when I get a new kiddo because of all the assessments I have to copy. Well worry no more! Because now all you have to do is add a new kiddo, no copying! Just add their name and keep on trucking!

I am tickled pink that my new Principal, used to be a Kindergarten teacher AND she used ESGI! I am hoping she will spring for it! Because let me tell you! It is worth EVERY dime!! And speaking of dimes… If click here to purchase you can get it for 400 less dimes at only $159 per teacher!