Summer Stock Up!

I'm super excited to be linking up with a group of awesome bloggers to show off our favorite products that we think you should "stock up" on this summer.  We are also offering some great free samples of these products over on our FB pages! Read on to find out more:

I wanted to share why I just LOVE my Common Core Exit Ticket Math Bundles.  Even if you've never used exit tickets, I promise these are quick and easy to use! And if you thought exit tickets were just for the older grades, don't worry these were made specifically for the primary grades so they only have a few questions on each one.

Here are a few pictures of the kindergarten set of exit tickets:
 Each exit ticket has 4 options for differentiation. For this skill, each ticket has fewer numbers filled in, making the task more difficult for the students.
  The directions are simple to explain to students and they can be done in about a minute or less.
These quick samples are so easy to check and use as a tool for assessing student understanding and guiding further instruction.
The whole Kindergarten Bundle includes:
• 136 different exit tickets (with 4 of the same on each page for easy copying)

• Black and white print only to save on ink
• Common Core Standards listed on each ticket for quick reference/organization
• Exit tickets for all 22 Kindergarten Math Standards (Counting & Cardinality, Geometry, Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Measurement, and Numbers in Base Ten)

You can check out the bundle here, or check out any of the sets individually using the links in the description on TPT.
But wait you teach 1st or 2nd grade? I've got you covered too! 

The First Grade Bundle includes:
• 168 different exit tickets (with 4 of the same on each page for easy copying)
• Black and white print only to save on ink
• Common Core Standards listed on each ticket for quick reference/organization
• Exit tickets for all 21 First Grade Math Standards (Geometry, Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Measurement, and Numbers in Base Ten)

You can check out the bundle here, or check out any of the sets individually using the links in the description on TPT.

And the Second Grade Bundle includes:
• 213 different exit tickets (with 4 of the same on each page for easy copying)
• Black and white print only to save on ink
• Common Core Standards listed on each ticket for quick reference/organization
• Exit tickets for all 26 Second Grade Math Standards (Geometry, Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Measurement, and Numbers in Base Ten)

You can check out the bundle here, or check out any of the sets individually using the links in the description on TPT.

Want to win a bundle? Enter below and I will giveaway one exit ticket bundle for the grade level the winner chooses!
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Alrighty now head on over to Facebook to check out all of the freebies offered in our Summer Stock Up Event!  You can find me in the math section with a fun free sample of the exit tickets above :)

Take a Peek Into My Home Office

I'm excited to be linking up again this month with two of my favorite bloggers, Angie from Lucky Little Learners and Ashley from Schroeder's Shenanigans in 2nd for this month's 2gether We are Better Linky! This month we are sharing our home office spaces.  After I left the classroom last year to stay home with my daughter I decided to start taking blogging and creating a bit more seriously as a way to help ease the struggle of becoming a single income family.  I packed up all my teaching stuff and brought it home, where it sat in our spare bedroom for about a year... I just couldn't decide how to get everything organized into a space I would actually want to work in.

Fast forward to this March, and my fabulous husband suggested that I take over our downstairs office which previously housed all of our miscellaneous home files and such as well as his books, keepsakes, etc. I was really excited to get decorating and organizing and I am really happy that it is finally finished and a calm space that I love to work in while miss Madelynn naps every afternoon. So enough chit chat, let me take you on a little tour!

I'm really thankful to have a large space to call my own and love the glass doors because they motivate me to keep it clean and organized. No shutting the door and forgetting about the mess around here!
Here is my desk space.  I love that it has a lot of storage space and a large work area that helps me keep everything I need handy. Behind my desk is my dry erase calendar that I update monthly mostly with family things to do that I forget about when I just schedule them in my phone calendar. I keep reminders and notes here too (like my 100 miles to Vegas page!) on the magnet board and cork board.
Here's a closer look at my work space. This is where most of the magic happens.  I feel the most focused and productive when I work on creating here. Although in the interest of not completely ignoring my understanding husband, I do spend a lot of time creating and blogging while snuggling up on the couch next to him. Check out that adorable weekly planner pad from Krista at Creative Clips! It came in the mail just in time for these photos and I am pretty pumped to start adding my daily to do's to the pages each week. I have a million different calendars for my blog, my TPT store, my collaborative blog, family and more...so I can't wait to start breaking things down daily into what I want to accomplish.
Here is a close up of the right side of my desk that houses my hoards of supplies.  I love that I had the space to organize everything into baskets and bins so I don't have to go hunting for anything I need while I'm working.  In the corner I keep my business binder and clip art binder so they are easy to grab when I need them. These get used on a daily basis and really help to keep me on track and focused.
Of course everything has to have a cute label right?
Remember how I said I packed up ALL of my teaching stuff? Well apparently I hoard art materials... Along with all of the scrapbooks stuff I already had at home, I filled a whole closet with paper, crayons, pipe cleaners, play dough, googly eyes, buttons, and anything else you can think of.  I have a feeling I'm going to find Madelynn in here a lot very soon :)
Next up is the one shelf that I need to really go through.  This shelf holds a mixture of professional and personal books that I have as well as photos and scrapbooks. I really want to take a look at all of the books I have and see what I can get rid of and what I know I will want to read and reference in the future.
I'm so happy that I have a large window in my office as well.  Being able to see outside puts a smile on my face.  I just had to have a cute little chair in to corner too in case anyone decides to pop in... If Madelynn is napping Lee will sometimes hang out in here and chat with me for a bit.
I love this little frame/chalkboard I found at Hobby Lobby.  Madelynn's sweet little pictures always put me in a good mood so she had to have a spot in my office.
I might need a binder intervention...I kind of didn't realize how many binders I had until I brought them home.  When they are scattered on shelves in your classroom its easy to forget how many teaching resources you have acquired.
 I love the new labels I created to organize them, but it is time to go through what is inside each binder and do some purging for sure!
And of course my office wouldn't be complete without a printer and laminator or as I like to call them a teachers best friend :)  I also just love quotes.  I found these adorable signs at Hobby Lobby as and love that they inspire me right away when I set foot in my office.
And one more sweet quote that is a daily reminder.
Thanks for checking out my space, I hope you love it as much as I do.
Don't forget to check out all of the other beautiful home office spaces in the #2getherwearebetter Linky!