Thursday, July 30, 2015

AlphaBOOM Day 5: All Things Alphabet Linky Party!

Yay!  Today is the day of the All Things Alphabet Linky Party!  

If you're linking up bright and early, the content of my post hasn't been added quite yet, but make sure you stop in later to see the final activity for my AlphaBOOM fun!

Be sure to snag the button below and hyperlink it to this post to let everyone know you're playing along and to direct them to the party! {Please make sure you link directly to your post and not your blog!  This makes it easier for everyone to find your activity!}

Bash Basket #18: $100 Hobby Lobby Giftcard!

It's here, it's here, it's finally here! Our Back to School Bash is all kinds of ready for you to ENTER to win! We have EIGHTEEN amazing bash baskets for you to hop around to! At each blog you will find a little bit of info about the prize that you can win, a Rafflecopter to enter, and a button to hop on over to the next blog! While you are hopping around, we would love for your to follow our blogs so that you will always be "in the know" about what's going on!!

So, Bash Basket #18 is pretty dang sweet. Especially if you're planning, you know, to decorate your classroom in the near future ;)  

Yes, this basket has not $25...not $50...not even $75.  BUT, $100 to Hobby Lobby!  HELLO!!!!!  ALL. OVER. THAT.

Do you know what you can buy for $100 at Hobby Lobby?

Well, let's just count the ways...

Fabric and ribbon for your bulletin boards?  Check.

Cute frames and wall decor? Check.


Random school supplies?  Check.  

Cute signs? Check.

And, as if $100 to Hobby Lobby isn't enough to put a smile on your back-to-school happy face, you will ALSO win a Whisper Phone Select!  Stop. It.

But, WAIT.  There's MORE.  You will also win a folder FULL of great resources to kick off a FaBuLoUs school year!

This is too much fun, y'all! 

Use this rafflecopter to enter:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now, hop on over to Amy's blog for an *aaaaaah-mazing* basket that has a little something stylish and will make your life a little better, if you know what I mean ;)

AlphaBOOM: Day 4!

Welcome back to AlphaBOOM!  

Make sure you catch up on the previous days below:

And, if you want to find any of the resources discussed in today's post, you can click below.

Today's activity is called AlphaSPY!

See resource >>> HERE.  

On Monday, we talked about making our students Alphabet Shutterbugs, out to "capture" letters they see in the building or classroom.  This activity has a similar premise, and incorporates the use of environmental print into the classroom.  

Here's what you'll need:

Each student will get a copy of the I spy the letter... page (one letter per student) to complete using one of the suggestions below.  

This would be a GREAT center activity, and once all 26 letters are complete you can bind into a class book that the students can read.  Paging through the book while looking at familiar text they see in their environmental all the time is a great way to encourage early literacy.  

This resource is also part of the AlphaFUN bundle in my shop, where you can get a discount by purchasing all four products together!

Here are some other amazing ideas for incorporating environmental print into your classroom:

An Environmental Print Word Wall

Environmental Print Pocket Chart Sentences

Environmental Print Letter Posters (LOOOOOOVE!)

Lastly, today's FREEBIE and Flash Sale Item (8:30-10:30pm...

FREE Alphabet Cards:

And, this item will be 50% from 8:30-10:30pm tonight only:

Don't forget, tomorrow is our All Things Alphabet Linky Party starting July 31, 2015 at 12midnight EST.  Blog about your favorite alphabet activity and then link up!  

Happy Thursday!

Introducing our 2015 BASH BASKETS #B2SB2015

Friends! Get. Excited! No REALLY excited! :) If you aren't excited yet, you will be once you see the amazing sponsors that we will be hosting for giveaways this year during the Back to School Bash 2015. Check them all out below. Then be sure to join the hop beginning tomorrow so you can enter to win some of this amazingness! 

Just a few things before we begin...

Remember to look for this little guy at the bottom of each post to hop to the next giveaway. There will be 18 prizes, and you won't want to miss a single thing! 

Along with the 18 Bash Baskets, there will also be a HUGE GRAND PRIZE! And I am talking HUGE! This will all go down on Instagram beginning August 2nd. 

Now...let's check out these Bash Baskets! 

Bash Basket #1: Better Life Bag
Bash Basket #2: Kendra Scott Jewelry Collection

Bash Basket #3: $100 Gift Card to LaRue Chic Boutique
Bash Basket #4: Reading Teepee from Tip Top TeePee Shop

Bash Basket #5: 2 $50.00 Gift Cards to Sit Spots
 {One for you & one for a friend!}
and 1 certificate to the Get Your Teach On Conference
Bash Basket #6: Three Personalized Door Decor Hangers
and one Happy Birthday Chair Cover
{from JNLsewcute}

Bash Basket #7: $100 Gift Card from Schoolgirl Style 
Bash Basket #8: C. Jayne Teach Prize Bundle

Bash Basket #9: Custom Canvas and Door Hanger
Bash Basket #10: $100 Prize Pack from Scentos

Bash Basket #11: Giant Jenga Set from Splinter Woodworking

Bash Basket #13: Erin Condren Planner and Teacher Bundle
Bash Basket #14: Neat Seats {Class set of 24}

Bash Basket #15: $100 Decor Bundle from Creative Teaching Press
Bash Basket #16: Kids Carpet 

Bash Basket #17: Ellison AllStar + 100 in Die Cuts
Bash Basket #18: $100 Hobby Lobby Gift Card 

Holy amazing! We are so grateful to such amazing sponsors. As if that isn't enough, each basket will also include a whisper phone select! 

And we're not done yet. Each winner will also receive a link to a folder containing all of these resources below.

Be sure and come back tomorrow to get your Back to School Bash HOP on! :) 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

AlphaBOOM: Day 3!

It's Day 3 of AlphaBOOM!  I hope you're snagging some fun, new ideas to incorporate into your classroom this school year!  

Don't forget, you can check out any resource discussed during AlphaBOOM by clicking the picture below!

So, the whole video thing was easy-peasy for me yesterday, so I'm going to share today's ideas in video-form, too!  If you just want to skim the post, keep on scrolling! (Becks watched the video and followed it up with: YOU ARE SO WEIRD. Ha!  I'll own up to that.)

The Name Game (and Alphabet Achoo!) are part of the AlphaFUN bundle.  Click the pic below to check it out!

Just another reminder about getting your post prepped and ready for the All Things Alphabet Linky Party starting Friday, July 31st at 12am EST!  I can't wait to see your favorite alphabet ideas!!!

Happy Wednesday!  See you tomorrow!