Saturday, April 19, 2014

Improvised Easter Egg Dying

Yes, we are the procrastinators to who waited til the day before Easter to try to buy an egg dye kit.  Hubby took a picture of the shelves at Walmart in case I didn't believe him.  They were B.A.R.E.  Zip. Zilch. Nada.

So, Morgan and I improvised today.  We used gel food coloring in vinegar and water.  The colors weren't as bright and vibrant as I would've hoped, but we did the best we could with what we had.  And we had fun together!

We wrapped rubber bands around a few eggs.



But we used scrapbook stickers on most of the eggs.  We made monogrammed eggs.  Each child will have to find his or her egg to win a prize!

We made punctuation eggs:
 My Favorite were the polka dotted eggs:


Overall, I was pleased with the way they came out considering how much improvising we had to do.  The foam scrapbook stickers worked best because they are thick enough not to melt in the dye, but they bend around the egg and lay flat.

How are you spending your Easter weekend?
Be sure to shop in my TPT Store.  Everything is 20% off today through Monday!  Shop here:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ashley-Reed-5447

Friday, April 18, 2014

Yearly Read and Writes Bundle....Wanna win it??

I'm giving away my Yearly Read and Writes bundle of Fluency Passages & Corresponding Writing Prompts to ONE lucky FACEBOOK FOLLOWER!  Don't miss out on this giveaway!

All you have to do to enter is:
2.  Hover over the "liked" button on FB and click "Get Notifications."

It's that easy!  Giveaway ends Monday.  You can also earn an extra entry for sharing my Facebook status on your Facebook page.  Ready, set, go! :)
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Read-and-Writes-Yearly-Bundle-Daily-Fluency-Passages-Plus-Writing-Prompts-1210025




Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tax Day Sale!

I'm joining lots of other bloggers in offering 20% off in my TPT shop April 15th and April 16th in honor of Tax Day!  Click the graphic below to visit my shop!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ashley-Reed-5447

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Feeling the Love & A Spring Cleaning Sale!

One of the second graders in my 2nd class ever posted this picture on Facebook the other day.  It melted my heart!  I guess she was going through her second grade journal and found what she wrote about me:
 Is that not precious???  It totally MADE MY DAY!  I always keep love letters from my kiddos when they give them to me, but she had this from 13 years ago!! :)

I'm joining with some bloggy buddies to have a huge Spring Cleaning sale on TPT!  Everything in my shop will be 20% off March 28th-31st!  AND there are going to be three mystery items that are 50% off!  I won't tell you what they are.  You have to look through my shop to find them!! :)  SQUEAL!!!  You can visit my shop here:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ashley-Reed-5447


Be sure to visit GA Grown Kiddos for a complete list of all the bloggers participating in the sale.  It's time to clean up your wish list and buy some goodies to get you through this last nine weeks! ;)  Click below to see the list of shops on sale!

Here are some of my products you may want to snag in the sale!  Click the products to visit them in my shop!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/April-Fluency-Homework-Practice-Packet-1173933

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/April-Read-and-Writes-Daily-Fluency-Practice-Plus-Writing-Prompts-1154360

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Henry-and-Mudge-Reading-Trifolds-and-Response-Sheets-for-20-books-234851

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Language-Arts-Puzzlers-1086395
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mothers-Day-Bloomin-With-Love-for-Mom-683128


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Leprechaun Traps: Part 1

My kiddos had a blast this past Friday bringing in their Leprechaun traps. This was assigned as a family project, and I was amazed at the creativity the kids and their parents demonstrated.  One little boy said, "My Grandpa did the whole thing while I was at school.  He wouldn't quit working on it!!" LOL.  I thought that was precious that his granddad enjoyed it.  Here are some of their creative traps:






Here's my Leprechaun Trap Packet.  You can tuck it away for next year!  It has everything you need to carry out this fun project in your class.  I'll be back later in the week with an update on how the traps worked and other ways we celebrated St. Patrick's Day!  If you previously purchased it, I recently updated it, so go redownload it!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Leprechaun-Traps-A-St-Patricks-Day-Family-Project-213716
 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

What I've Been Up to Wednesday & Jamberry Giveaway!!

Congrats to Tania K on winning the When It Rains Gift Card and $50 worth of Just Reed products.  I'm contacting you today! :)

To say that life has been a whirlwind lately is an understatement.  My dad ended up having his second emergency surgery last weekend.  He had emergency surgery 10 weeks ago when his large intestines ruptured.  This time the surgery was because his small intestines ruptured!!  There was also a large mass on his colon, but praising God that turned out to be scar tissue from the first surgery.  My family is exhausted and covets your prayers.  I'm not sure how we would get through tough times without praying friends.
In other news, my kiddos and I have been working on my Robert Munsch Author study.  They are now just as in love with my favorite author as I am!  They especially love hearing him read the books on his website (www.robertmunsch.com).
We've made a smelly sock glyph, designed new T-shirts for Grandma to give in Kiss Me I'm Perfect, and made collages of ourselves in bed having a dream to celebrate our reading of Get Out of Bed!

Tomorrow we are making BME story pigs after reading Pigs!
We've also started getting our Author Study notebooks set up.  We learned about an Author's Toolkit which includes pencils, computers, dictionaries, and thesauruses.  We've practiced using a dictionary.
  You can check out the Robert Munsch author study and the author study notebooks here:

Robert Munsch Author Study
Author Study Notebooks
 
 As if my personal life weren't busy enough right now, I've also been busy trying to get my April Read and Writes and April Fluency Homework Packets completed.  AND, I've been busy trying to get my Jamberry nails business up and running!  I'm officially addicted to these things!  They are so much fun to use and to sell!  Here's my current mani and pedi:


I'm also having a fun March Madness game on my facebook site.  Go check it out and you may just win $100 worth of Jamberry products!  Click here:
https://www.facebook.com/jamberrynailsbyashley
I'd love to have a quick giveaway for a free sheet of Jamberry nail wraps.  You'll even get to look at the new Spring Catalog and choose the wraps you want! :)  
Check out the beautiful new Spring Designs:


You can complete as many of these entry requirements as you'd like to for more chances to win:
  
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Sale, A $100 Giveaway, and Some fun!

 This is a fun post that ends in a WONDERFUL giveaway!  Be sure you read all the way to the bottom!

I'm sooooo excited!  TPT has been life-changing for me and my family...as it has for so many of you.  TPT recently reached an unbelievable milestone-- 3 Million Users! WOW.  I'm so thankful and blessed that the products I create have touched a teeny tiny percentage of those users.


To celebrate, I'm joining with other TPT sellers to offer an AMAZING SALE!  February 27th and 28th you can get 28% off in my TPT store by combining my store sale with the TPT code "TPT3" at checkout.  Now is the time to start filling your shopping cart so you can checkout quickly and easily.  My store will actually be on sale the 27th through the 1st of March .  You can visit my little old shop here:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ashley-Reed-5447

Now, onto the giveaway!  I was so blessed to discover the beautiful talents of sister duo Cason and Kathryn Rainwater last fall.  These two girls have got MAJOR style!  They also happen to own one of the cutest Etsy shops ever:  When It Rains!  Look at some of the adorable things they make:
Notepad Custom Teacher Gift Paper Note Pad Matching Desk Set Personalized Chevron Note Paper Zig Zag

Custom Stationary Personalized Colorful Stationery Bright Stripes Note Cards Kids Stationary Pink Yellow Turquoise Coral Thank You Notes
Custom Return Address Stickers Label Personalized Return Address Labels Colorful Stickers Personalized Gift - Set of 24


The ladies sent me this PRECIOUS custom notebook and I'm going to fill it up with ideas, inspiration, and dreams!  Thank you, girls!!


And guess what??  These sweet chicks want to give away a FIFTY DOLLAR gift certificate to one lucky follower so you can buy whatever you want from their shop!!
INSTANT DOWNLOAD Gift Certificate 50 dollar Gift Card Instant Personalized Stationery Custom Stationary Etsy Shop Gift Card Last Minute Gift 
SQUEALLLLLL!!!!!!
I want to spoil the winner, too.  So I'll let you choose $50 worth of products from my TPT shop.  That's $100 worth of goodies!! :) The giveaway ends March 4th.  Enter using the rafflecopter below:


 

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