Monday, June 29, 2015

2 for Tuesday

It's another round of 2 for Tuesday!  

Not sure where you are but holy moly it is H-O-T here in Vegas!  I know some of our surrounding areas are also feeling the heat, too! We've been "hiding out" in our house trying to stay cool.

Last we had an amazing trip to Huntington Beach. LOVE that area!  
...and it's really OK that I cried all the way from the beach back to our hotel room, right?  RIGHT?
Ahhh! If you live anywhere near the beach, I hope you appreciate it. I honestly don't think my eyes could ever get tired of looking at it.

 Anyway, on to 2 for Tuesday.

If you'd like to link up, we'd love to have you.  Here are the 2 images that you will need.

Here are my two products that I am putting on sale.  
This week I decided to put two of my bundles on sale to save you even more money.
You can find these 2 bundles by clicking on the image below.

Anyway, I hope you're all staying cool.  2 for Tuesday will be taking a break next week as I will be attending the I Teach 2nd and the TPT conferences as well as hanging out with all of my amazing bloggy buddy friends!  If you are coming to Vegas I can't wait to see you! 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Two for Tuesday

Hey there!  It's time for Two for Tuesday!  

If you're a seller, grab these buttons, add your products and put them on sale.  You can link them to your Two for Tuesday category in your store.

Here are my 2 for Tuesday products for this week.

Look at some of the fun things you can find in these units!

If you're a buyer, check out all of the great deals below.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

2 for Tuesday

Hey everyone!  For those of you who are off on summer break, I hope you're having a great one.  For those of you still in school, we hope summer is coming soon!

With the permission of my sweet friend, Mel over at From the Pond and Graphics from the Pond (since this was originally her idea) I am hosting a 2 for Tuesday linky every Tuesday during the summer.

If you're a seller, grab this button here and post it on your blog along with 2 products that you have on sale that day.  The amount you want to discount them is up to you.  Then link up here.

Image for Blog

 Image for Facebook
(Insert your products on the bottom part of the button.)

TIP:  If you make a 2 for Tuesday category in your store and link to it, it will be easy to find the 2 products you have on sale each week!

If you're a buyer, check out the fabulous deals that are posted here each week.  

Easy, right?

Here are the two products that I have on sale this week.  Enjoy and thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Classroom Decor Extravaganza!!

Just in time for Teacher Appreciation Week, it's a

Whether you are looking for new decor for your classroom or are adding a themed look, I'm so glad you stopped by. I'll bet you find something just right for you!  Let's just take a peek at the dozen new themes just posted.

Are you a color-theme person?  Check out these choices.

Do you like a little sparkle in your life?  Check out this set that features just a touch of glitter.

Do you prefer a more serene look for your classroom?  How about the beach or a daisy field?

Here is one of my favorites with a nice bright colorful look.  Perfect for the shutterbug in you!

Maybe you live or love to visit NYC?  Why not bring The Big Apple right into your classroom?

Or maybe you're in the wild west or your school mascot is western themed.  How about trying the Yee-Haw set.

If you're a male teacher or a teacher of a single-gender boy classroom, or just simply can't get enough of that adorable mustache look, check out this room decor.  (another one of my faves!)

And last, but not least, if you have kiddos that are always dreaming of the future, or if you're a sports fan, you may just want to use this red and gray collegiate themed set.

So what do you get in each decor pack? 
Well, let's take a look inside the "Oh, Snap!" set.

You will see that many of the pieces (birthday candles, team signs, teacher cards, and labels) are all editable, which is a big plus for teachers who like to use their creativity in the classroom.

All of these sets will be on sale during Teacher Appreciate Week, BUT
what about the giveaway?

All you have to do is follow the rules and enter the Rafflecopter below.  We will draw a winner on Wednesday.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

 Can you picture it now?  YOU in LAS VEGAS? 

How about YOU in LAS VEGAS attending a one day session of the SDE conference?

Primary Chalkboard is giving away YOUR CHOICE of a 1 day session at SDE!

So, will it be Singapore Math, Differentiated Instruction, I Teach K, I Teach 1st, or the newly added I Teach 2nd? 

How fun is that?

BUT, that's not all, we're also including a $25 gift card to the SDE bookstore, CRYSTAL SPRINGS.

So, NOW can you picture YOURSELF in VEGAS?

Oh, you say you need money for airfare, hotel accommodations, or just some spending money while you are here?  Well, we've got that covered, too.  How about  
to help you out with that?!?!?

NOW, can you picture YOURSELF in VEGAS?

Here's how to enter for a chance to win.

Hop through our Facebook pages and collect a tip for your (possible) visit to Vegas.
Be sure to "like" each page as you hop through so that you can collect the tip.
Each tip will have a number on a playing card.
Add the numbers together and enter the sum  on the Rafflecopter on the Primary Chalkboard blog for a chance to win.
Be sure to add a comment and include #primarychalkboardsendmetovegas.

For an extra chance to win this, take a selfie, post it on IG with #primarychalkboardsendmetovegas 
Don't forget to tag us in your picture! @primarychalkboard

The winner will be picked on the evening of April 5th.

A HUGE thank you to SDE (Staff Development for Educators) for their kind and generous donation!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Look up in the's a's a plane...

Hey everyone!  Just a quick little post as we wrap up Nevada Reading Week (Read Across America Week).  

This year our theme was "Be a Superhero...READ!"  
It was a great theme and a bonus that it just happened to match our classroom!

Friday, our final day of fun, was, of course, Dress Up Like a Superhero.
Had to grab some quick snapshots and post them.

Here are a couple of my grade level peeps.  Love these two girls!  Carina (Wonder Woman) is also known as The Teaching Tornado.  Lindsey is the jumping instigator.  They were having far too much fun!

There were more than a boatload of Batmen hanging around school, too!
Check out my principal!  (I think she loves dressing up even more than we do!)
Of course we had the Battle of the Catwomen, too.
Who  wore it best?  LOL

HA!  HA!  Love this pose of our GATE teacher.  My kids wanted her to try bending things with her mind.  I think she knew to quit while she was ahead!

Love that our neighborhood firefighters stopped by to read to the kiddos.  We are always so happy when they volunteer their time.

Speaking of volunteers, see that amazing lady up there in the picture?  She is a true superhero.  I could not begin to count the number of hours that she has dedicated to our school.  She has participated in many activities sponsored by our school.  She is the parent of one of my students this year.  YAY!  She comes several times a week to test our kiddos on their sight words...and not only does she test my kiddos, she tests the other second graders, too.  So lucky to have someone so  
sweet and positive helping out this year.  As the saying goes, "Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless."  
Thank you, Sierra!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

No Worksheet Wednesday (with a bonus)

Today was a crazy new student-getting, book character dressing, magician performing, IEP having day, is also...

But before we get to that though, it was also book character dress up day, and I just have to share some adorable costumes that I saw.

It has been a tradition in my class for us to dress up as a group.  We've been Farmer Brown and the farm animals, and last year we were Things 1-22 and the Cat in the Hat.

This year, after much debate, we went with 101 (OK, 23) Dalmatians and Cruella DeVille.  Each student made their own costume and they were very inexpensive to create.

Anyway, on to No Worksheet Wednesday.

We always start our day with Mission Possible Math, an idea I got from the fabulous Hope King.  You can read about it here.

The students usually solve a problem in their math journals, but today they did the creating and the solving.  Their mission today was to create 2 problems for their partner to solve, swap, and solve.  They did a pretty good job!

After Mission Possible math, we go right into our regular math routine.  We have been working on place value and today we solved math problems in our journals and then used our Plickers cards to show the answer.  (If you haven't checked out Plickers yet, you should!  It's an amazing way to do quick assessments with your students...and it blew my principal's mind!..and mine, too!  Isn't technology great?!?!)

After math, our school was so fortunate to attend an assembly sponsored by The Public Education Foundation.  Only in Las Vegas can a performer from The Strip be found entertaining students in a school.  My students were completely amazed by Mac King (and as a bonus, my son came to my classroom to perform a couple of his own magic tricks!)

The afternoon was all about our Fairy Tale Study.  We are currently digging deeper and examining characters.  My students loved doing this.  While these may look like worksheets, they really are used for researching and recording.  You will notice that the ratio of student work to pre-printed text is vastly in favor of the student work.

 We also, had to have a Brain Break, and of course, what would be more perfect than "Who Let the Dogs Out?"

The last part of the day was all about inventors.  We are laying the foundation for our paper airplane unit. We watched a biography of the Wright Brothers.  The students were then asked to reflect and write in their journals about how our lives would be different if the Wright Brothers hadn't ever experienced success.
(Sadly after all of the picture taking, my battery died.  Note to self...purchase another charger to keep at school.)

Anyway, that's how our first Worksheet Wednesday went.  I think we had a load of brain power and thinking going on...and don't forget, building those dendrites!