Quick & Easy Door & Window Cover

Happy Saturday folks! I am in need of more Top 5 Freebie submissions, so if you have one, please {click here} to submit!

Since I don’t have enough freebies for this week, I decided to share a fun and easy project with you! I’ve been working on my classroom ALL. WEEK. LONG. It’s been super exhausting because our school doesn’t have air conditioning, and I have a 4 month old to bring along. Still, I got my classroom mostly done. It’s not perfect, but I’ve realized that I have to give myself a little grace this year.

I’ll be posting classroom reveal pictures in the next couple weeks once it’s complete, but for now, you can see a few sneak peeks on my {instagram}.

So here’s my simple project for you today! Since I have a 4 month old, I’m going to have to pump in my classroom during my lunch and my prep. I needed a cute and easy way to cover the little window in my classroom door, but I also needed to be able to have it uncovered as well. And of course, I wanted it to look cute.

Well, I bought a felt-backed tablecloth on clearance at target a few weeks ago, and it was the perfect solution!

First, I cut it down to the size of my door & stapled and taped it on.

Door Cover 1

I used an xacto knife to cut out around the window, but notice I left the bottom.

Door Cover 2

Here’s what it looks like when I want the window open. ;)

Door Cover 3

And here’s what it looks like when I need it closed!

Easy, peasy!

Hope you enjoyed this quick tip! Have a great Saturday!

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Wordless Wednesday: Sale Edition

Hi everyone! I’ve been hard at work in my classroom this week. Pictures to come! Until then, I’m linking up with Miss DeCarbo for Wordless Wednesday!


Today is the TpT BOOST sale, and it’s a great chance to grab some things that you missed out on last time. My WHOLE store is 28% off with promo code BOOST, and here are some of my new products. (Click the pictures to check them out.)



Bundle Cover


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Top 5 Freebies of the Week 8/16/2014

Happy Saturday, folks! I’ve been away the last 2 Saturdays, so I’m excited to get back to my freebie post today.

I went to work on my room yesterday for the first time, and man it’s a hot mess! I would love to share pictures with you, but today is my 5 year anniversary with the hubby, so they’ll have to wait a day or so.

Instead, I’m going to share this collage of my favorite pictures from our wedding, and then get right to the freebies. :)

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Number 5.


Check out this interactive notebook freebie from Chalk One Up for the Teacher! This is a great way to get your kids engaged in science.  In this sampler you will find two activities for interactive notebooks and the directions and recording sheet for one experiment. I <3 her products. They’re seriously ALL amazing!

Number 4.

AtFamilyFreebiePromoThis freebie from Lindsay Keegan is filled with all sorts of -at family fun.  Students can practice their -at family words by sounding them out, labeling pictures, sorting words/pictures, writing the words and creating sentences with -at family words in them.  You can use these activities as morning work, homework, center work and so much more!

Number 3.


Kinderoo Kaptain is offering this game for PK,K and First Grade. Students will use the Scoot game to practice numbers 1-10 and counting skills. The game includes number bears, ten frames, and dominoes for practice items. A recording sheet is also included.

Number 2.


This is a great back to school freebie from The Write Stuff! Students will discover that they are unique and special  From Me to ME! is a free set of printables designed to help the teacher get to know the students and for the students to celebrate the person they are!

Number 1.


Check out this great (and free) back to school gift idea from Teach with Laughter! I know my students would go crazy over this!

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Back to School Hide and Go Seek Blog Hop!

Welcome to our last round of Fun and Games for this summer!

The Teaching Tribune bloggers have teamed up to bring you amazing freebies and the chance at one of 2 $50 TPT gift certificate as well as a custom door hanger (for a US winner). We will select one US winner and one international winner for the gift certificates!

  As you play Hide and Go Seek, you will hop to 20 blogs where you will collect freebies. Hidden in each freebie is a school supply with a price tag. You will need to collect all 20 supplies and add up the price tags. Once you have the sum, then you will enter to win a $50 TPT gift certificate as well as a custom door hanger at the final stop, The Teaching Tribune.

If you are looking for school supplies to fill your backpack,  then you are at the right place! Start by downloading the recording form, if you haven’t already.

recording sheet

My blog is the 16th stop as you play Hide and Go Seek!


Are you ready? Well, what are you waiting for…get seeking! :)

Now all you need to do is download my freebie and find the school supply! Then you will complete a circle with the other bloggers to collect their freebies and school supplies.

As my freebie, I’m giving you a sample from my Bulletin Board Borders for Back to School {Kid Created}!

Click below to see the FULL product.


These bulletin board border strips are a great way to create a unique & fun bulletin board that will stand out. Students will also be able to take ownership in whatever you choose to display on this board. I would recommend displaying student work. You can also create a wonderful “All About Me” or “Goals” bulletin board for the beginning of the year.

Click the find my freebie button to grab my freebie!

It is only available during the hop, so make sure you grab it! :)

 find my freebie

You can complete the loop by starting at the first blog or continue on by visiting the next stop. Either way, you will make a complete loop to all the blogs, freebies, supplies, and final prize!

Don’t forget to become a follower of our blogs as you continue on. You never know what we will be doing next!

Just click either picture below to continue Hide and Go Seek!

 next stop

Or you can choose to start at the beginning by clicking here.


Make sure you make it to the final stop at The Teaching Tribune to enter to win!




Back to School Sale!

Hi Folks!

I am SO not ready to go back to school yet (we still have a month of summer in NJ) BUT now is the time to start stocking up for the school year because TpT is throwing their annual Back-To-School Sale August 4th-5th! Mt store will be 20% off- the WHOLE thing, including BUNDLES! Everything!

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So, here are some must-haves for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade teachers. You know my goal is to make teaching a breeze, so here are my top picks for a year in “paradise”. (See what I did there?) :P

Here are some fabulous products for back to school!


1st Grade BTS Math

2nd Grade BTS Math

Check out my new flippers! I have flippers for sight words, digraphs, letters, vowel, and numbers! I also have my oldies but goodies for main idea and vowels. These are GREAT for interactive notebooks. :)

Flippers for Interactive Notebooks

If you teach second grade, you’re definitely going to want to grab my daily morning work pack! It contains 40 FULL weeks of daily morning work, and is designed to be printed back-to-back so it’s only 2 pages per kid per week! You can buy each 2 month pack separately or can buy the bundle for a nice savings.

2nd grade ww bundle

My writing lessons are always a huge hit because everything is done for you! Buy the bundle and save. :)

writing lessons

And lastly, if you’re looking for management and decor, look no further!

classroom decor and management

I hope you can grab some fantastic deals!

Before I go, I’m not going to be around Saturday so there won’t be Top 5 Freebies BUT stop back Sunday for something SUPER fun! ;)

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