Friday, June 29, 2012

Pets: Our latest $1 deal

What child doesn't want a pet?? We have some CrAzY cute pets writing pages as our latest $1 deal. This packet comes with the cutest pets. There are hamsters, birds, lizards, turtles, and many more!  This packet has a bunch of writing pages and What's Wrong with Me? pages. Also included are vocabulary cards. These are great to put up for the kids to reference during their writing. They can also be used on a random writing day. Student will close eyes and pick a card. That is what they write about that day. CrAzY cute, right? The last thing included in this packet are 2 student readers. One was created with simple sentences for Fall and the other with more detailed sentences for Spring.

We hope you enjoy this latest CrAzY $1 deal. This deal will last until Saturday evening. Along with our $1 deal, our store will also be on sale.  If you haven't checked us out yet, please do! We have some CrAzY good deals! (And we are this close to reaching our goal!)

Kindergarten - English Language Arts, Math, Science -

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


As much as it STINKS that we have to have these posted in our classroom.... mine as well make them CrAzY CUTE- that way it makes it a little easier on us right?!!!  So we found this idea on pinterest ~~~ what in the WORLD did we do before pinterest???...oh I know.... read, wrote letters to people I missed, knitted, meditated- WHATEVER Pinterest ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF!  So here is the great idea and we created the papers you need to go into the frames.  Go buy yourself FIVE 8x10 $1 frames.... or $5 frames... whatever you want to spend but we like the cheapies.....print off the pages from our Objectives Packet onto paper (we printed ours onto FUN BRIGHT scrapbook paper), then frame them, and write your objectives on them with a dry erase marker!  OMG!  BRILLIANT!!!!!  By the way it's a Freebie!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to Leanne Rosloniec for winning our CrAzY HOT Giveaway! Thanks to all that entered!
 a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thanks to all that took advantage of our latest $1 deal for the Survival Packet. If that was you, don't forget to email us your TpT name, name you want on your items and grade you teach. We will email you back your customized file!

Stop by in a few days for our next $1 deal. 24 hours is all you get! We know we said 1 a week but we realized we are THIS close to hitting our goal on TpT. So we are making a CrAzY last ditch effort to get there.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I WILL Survive!

I WIll Survive 

At first I was afraid,
I was petrified,
Kept thinking my students are so needy- I just want to hide!
But then I spent my summer nights just creating all the things we need... it's long
And I grew strong 

And I learned how to get along
And now it's WACK
From outer space,
I just keep thinking when summers over 
What I'm going to have to face,
I should have spent more time relaxing

I should have gone wild and free
If I'd known for just one second
They'd be back to bother me.

Go on now go,
Don't be a bore,
Live it up now,
Cause soon you can't do that anymore,
Aren't they the ones who picked there nose and told me lies
Do you think I'd crumble?
Do you think I'd quit my job and die?
Oh no not I

I will survive
Oh as long as I have summer breaks
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
And I will survive
I will survive 
Hey Hey!

It took all the strength I had
not to fall apart
kept trying hard to remind myself
that they always grow close to my heart
And I spent oh so many nights
Just feeling sorry for myself
I used to cry
But now I hold my head up high.
And you'll see me 
Teachin' something new
Cause 2 CrAzY Texas teachers 
Understand me and you
And they make me realize
Summers time's for being free
Because before we know it
There's 22 kids needing me- me- me- me!!!!!!

Go on now go,
Don't be a bore,
Live it up now,
Cause soon you can't do that anymore,
Aren't they the ones who picked there nose and told me lies
Do you think I'd crumble?
Do you think I'd quit my job and die?
Oh no not I

I will survive
Oh as long as I have summer breaks
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
And I will survive
I will survive 
Hey Hey!

Here it is- the GREATEST survival packet ever for the 1st of school.  And the GREATEST part- it is personalized JUST FOR YOU! We are CrAzY!!  I know!!! Your name on your note papers, your name and grade on your 1st day of school certificate.  Remember it's $1 the first 24 hours!!  Go get it, and remember.... YOU WILL SURVIVE when summer is over.  Also- check out everything in our store EVERYTHING is 20% off for 24 hours because we are CrAzY!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Giveaway Reminder

Thanks to everyone that took advantage of our CrAzY $1 deal yesterday. We hope you love the Alphabet Mega Packet. For those that missed it, it is still available at the regular price of $4. Check it out below.  Keep checking back because our next 24 hour $1 deal is coming soon!

You have 3 days left until our CrAzY HOT Giveaway ends! Lots of ways to enter! This link will take you to the blog post!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

CrAzY $1 Deals

We are busy creating some CrAzY fun things this summer! Here is our plan: we are going to try to post a new item every week! (Make sure you notice the word "try"!) It will be uploaded to TpT and TN. For 24 hours after posting, we will offer the item for $1!!! CrAzY, huh?? After that time it will raise to it's normal price! Some of what we have planned are really large files! So $1 is a STEAL!!

Up first is a CrAzY huge Alphabet packet! It is around 150 pages! It includes wall cards (with letter only or letter and word), student alphabet cards (in color and b/w, also letter only or letter and word), flash cards, word wall cards, My ABC Book reader (with words or sentences), name plates, and My Daily Letter handwriting pages.  It is a great packet for anyone new to the classroom or someone like me that needs a refresher!

Click on the link below to go to our TpT store. Don't forget: you only have 24 hours to get it for $1 !! You'd be CrAzY to miss it!  Sorry but our $1 sale is over for this item. It is now available for $4 in our shops! It's still a steal at that price! Keep checking back for more $1 deals. We have some great things coming up.  **Don't forget to enter our 150 follower giveaway below!**

Monday, June 18, 2012

CrAzY HOT Giveaway

I am trying to write a post while watching The Bachelorette- it's impossible.  I keep getting giddy and holding my breath, yelling because hottie Ryan is SO stupid! and then I forget what in the world I am blogging about- well HELLO!  CrAzY HOT Giveaway for 150 followers!!  We made it and are SO excited for this giveaway!! One lucky follower will get a great Rainforest Book from our wonderful blogger friend, Ann, over at
AND EVERYTHING in our TPT store.  Below is the super cool Rafflecopter and the more things on our list that you do, the more chances you have to win!!  Winner will be announced this weekend! Good Luck!! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Classrom Management Linky Party!

Beg -Borrow- and Steal- that's our advice on how to become a CrAzY Awesome teacher!  So lets start with Classroom Management!!  Link up with you favorite classroom management tricks so we can steal some CrAzY ideas for next school year.  Here are our favorites that we use "erry day...erry day".
1.  Smellies-  kids can earn smellies for following instructions the 1st time, getting in line without talking, no talking in the halls- however you call it.  All it takes is a yummylicious smelling chapstick and rub a little on the back of their hand and bazam! Let them sniff away.  And watch near the end of the year one or two will figure out how to run the backside of their hands together and pretend they actually earned 2 smellies!
2.  Put a Bubble in your mouth-  1st week of school we teach them to "put a bubble in their mouth" I have since learned that I also need to teach them to breath through their nose while holding their bubble.  We love love love the bubble because we can look at them clear across the room and make the bubble face without making a sound- and they miraculously find their bubble.  Heck to the yeah!
3.  Give me 5-  Oldie but goodie. When we say "give me 5" students stop what they are doing, drop anything in their hands (unless its the classroom pet) put a bubble in their mouth (see #2 above) and eyes on the teacher, 'cause what we are about to say is super important; like that I am getting my hair done after school.
4.  Response Songs- Teacher:"Ba ba ba ba ba...." and the kids respond "I'm lovin' it"-  that tells them we need everyone's attention.  There are lots of these fun songs you can do this with.  I just particularly love McDonald's soft serve, its so soft and so cheap that I think of it a lot during the day so this song is used lots in our classroom.  If Sonic had a song, that would be used the most because our team loves Sonic drinks, we love hem so much we are trying to incorporate "Thirsty Thursday" into the lesson plan each week for a Route 44 at happy hour time...I'll stop and we will save that for another post.
5.  Earn a CrAzY straw- read about that here: 

This is some of our CrAzY fun Classroom management ideas!  We can't wait to see what everyone links up with that we can steal for our CrAzY classrooms!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I Saw It On Pinterest Linky Party

How many times a day do you say "I Saw It On Pinterest"? Well, we say it a CrAzY amount of times--especially when talking to each other! I decided to join a Pinterest Linky Party hosted by Amber at
We are so happy that summer is here and we are able to spend a CrAzY amount of time exploring Pinterest. We missed it with the CraZiness of the end of the year!

 During Read to Self I always struggle with remembering where they sit! They always want to move around but I like a little more consistency! I think this is a great compromise!
This is great when talking about weight. It gets them use to what the balance looks like with objects on it along with thinking about what is heavier and lighter.
I am definitely doing this in August! I think it will be great for my math and word work journals. There is a lot of space on each page left over. I am hoping this will also help them learn to write smaller and manage their space better. Love this!! (P.S. Author said Home Depot will cut these books.)

This is a super cute visual to remind the kids what to look for in their writing!
I want to do this at the beginning of the year and at the end! I'm thinking of making 2 different frames. Maybe "I'm a Kinder student" for the beginning and the one above for the end.

I made these last week and not only were they easy to make but super yummy!
This is a favorite in my house! The only thing I do different is to add some chicken stock to make it more like a soup.
Another favorite in my house! I love to make these because they are one of the quickest cookies to make! Also, one recipe makes so many!

Thanks for checking out my CrAzY Pinterest finds! Some are new and some are old! Hope I showed you something you haven't seen before! Make sure you follow our Pinterest boards. Links are on the right hand side of our blog. Make sure you check out Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher for more ideas!


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Whatever You Want Wednesday!

"I Heart Making Awesome Stuff" #craft #quote
Whatever You Want Wednesday?! CrAzY? Maybe. Fun?  Ummm.... yeah!  Comment below on anything you think would help you in the classroom that we can create for you and one lucky commenter will get it- FREE! Go CrAzY with it- the more ideas you submit the more chances of getting your name picked. Time to get CrAzy!

Friday, June 8, 2012

With a Little Help From Our CrAzY Friends

As the Beatles said, "Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm, I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends."

Back in March we started this journey and it has been a CrAzY one! We now find ourselves so very close to 150 followers!  We would like to host a CrAzY HOT Giveaway to thank you all for the support! We are going to offer everything in our TpT store to the winner! Since we are new to selling we are hoping to sweeten this CrAzY deal by getting some freebies from our friends. If you are willing to share something with us, please comment with your email address.

As Woody and Buzz said, "You've got a friend in me
You've got a friend in me
When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
Just remember what your old pal said
Boy, you've got a friend in me"

Thursday, June 7, 2012

CrAzY for Assessment? We are!

Do you dread assessments? Do you stock up on chocolate just to get through it? If so, you need to check this out!
This is one of our most favorite things! If you made a list of our "Have To Have" CrAzY things, this would be on it! This is an online assessment that will make your life easier. What kid doesn't love to play on the computer or even iPad? Ours love it!  Here is how it works: there are lots of pre-loaded tests all ready for you to start. You can also customize any test you need. We test sight words, shapes, numbers, letters, letter sounds, blends, CVC words, coins, time, patterns, and LOTS more that we can't remember.

You are probably thinking, "So, what?". Well, the items come up on the screen and the kids tell you the answer and you click yes or no.  Here is the best part: it puts all results together and compiles spreadsheets, graphs, and our favorite part, parent letters. It will even generate flash cards for any items the kids miss.

Another CrAzY thing we love is it keeps track of everything. So, let's say Bobby knows all his letters except for B,D,Q, So next time you want to test Bobby it will just show him B,D,Q.

Here is the downside: it is not free. It does cost money each year. We asked our PTA for help and they said yes!!!!  Stop! Don't leave yet!! We suggest you click on the link above and just try it out. They offer a very generous 60 day free trial.  If you love it half as much as we did then you will do whatever it takes to fund this!

The best benefit is all the time it saves us! Who doesn't need more time??  We sure do! This cuts of the time assessing and analyzing those results by a huge amount.  Go CrAzY and check it out!  (Enter Promo code 1007 and we get credit for the referral!) You can thank us later!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Free At Last!

Free at last!  Free at last!  Thank God almighty we are free at last!  School's out! And lazy days are in!  Wait..... scratch that I have a 6 year old, a 2 year old and a 6 month old.  And my Teamie has physical therapy and is a pinterest nut so we will be making tons of fun crafts- there will be nothing lazy about our summer.  However she will be sleeping in cause she loves it, and I will not be, due to my 6am riser.  Boo!  Here is a fun freebie we saw and fell in love with on Pinterest.  Packet of Kool Aid and a CrAzY straw and attach the tag: Have A CrAzY KOOL Summer!  (below) Give to your kids on the last day of school.  We are CrAzY about it!