Sunday, August 30, 2015

Back To School Bash with The Primary Pack


Our hop is a 3…2…1… BACK TO SCHOOL BASH because each member of The Primary Pack will be giving you 3 teacher tips, 2 giveaways (one on each of our blogs and one BIG one on the Primary Pack), and 1 freebie!

To enter our BIG giveaway, you need to head over to THE PRIMARY PACK FIRST! As you "hop" through each of our blogs, you will collect a letter from each of us… 28 total. Those letters spell out a secret code that you need to enter our BIG giveaway! You will use the secret code to enter the rafflecoptor on The Primary Pack at the end of the hop.

 You need to collect the letters from us IN ORDER, so please make sure that you start from the beginning of our hop. Click on the button below to head over to THE PRIMARY PACK and start our BACK TO SCHOOL BASH!!



I don't know about you, but the thought of Back to School has fried my brain. I'm exhausted thinking about it. So here are a few tips to help you get off to a great start for the new year. 




If you have read any of my posts in the past you may have noticed that I am not the most organized teacher in the world. I'm that teacher that has a desk overflowing with stuff...I'd like to say that it is organized chaos. But to be honest, usually it is just chaos.

That is until this past year, when I made my Teacher's Tool Box! This helped with my organization so much, and it even matched my classroom theme! 

Surprisingly, for most of the year my desk looked like this! Not sure how I managed it, but I did!




If you like my toolbox, you can pick it up HERE.



Laminating poems, saves a ton of time each year. Instead of having to write out the poem over and over again. Just wipe off the white board marker. (HINT: If the wipe board marker doesn't come off easily, try a little bit of rubbing alcohol.)

Of course, than there is the problem of storing all of your poems and anchor charts. Tape a plastic hanger to the back of the laminated chart and hang on a hook, old pocket chart stands work great. (HINT: children's clothing stores will usually give away the hangers for free.)




Collect plastic fruit trays. They are an inexpensive way to organize almost anything! 







Do you use writing folders? Make sure you SNAG these free writing folders! FOUR different designs!




These folders are great for showing how each student is different. The folders have both boys and girls, glasses and no glasses. They are also black and white which, allows students an opportunity to colour and make there boy or girl look like them. 



Remember to enter our BIG giveaway, you need to head over to THE PRIMARY PACK first, that is if you haven't already started there! As you "hop" through each of our blogs, you will collect a letter from each of us… 28 total. Those letters spell out a secret code that you need to enter our BIG giveaway! You will use the secret code to enter the rafflecopter on The Primary Pack at the end of the hop. You need to collect the letters from us IN ORDER, so please make sure that you start from the beginning of our hop. Click on the button below to head over to THE PRIMARY PACK and start ourBACK TO SCHOOL BASH!! If you have already hopped along to me, you are fine to continue your journey!

a Rafflecopter giveaway





Make sure you hop along to the blog of one of the newest members of the Primary Pack!  Check out Chad's  from the blog a Male Kingergraten Teacher, BTS Tips and don't forget to find his letter!


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Thursday, August 6, 2015

30 Minute Thursday! (Bacon Wrapped, Stuffed Chicken)



Yeah! It's our first Thirty Minute Thursdays! You are going to want to check out all of these great recipe ideas! Especially when you head back to school and you need quick easy meals! 


So here is my recipe!!!!! Who doesn't love BACON? FETA CHEESE? and CHICKEN????



I can't take credit for this recipe, my friend Nicole told me about it. My oldest daughter, Anna is 9 and she has decided that she is going to be a chef. She has made us some interesting items...lets say. Not sure how we are still alive. Nicole suggested this recipe because it's super easy! Easy enough for a nine year old to do, with help!

I have to admit this recipe is a little longer than 30 minutes. Prep will take about 10 minutes, and cook time about 35 minutes. But I'm telling you it's worth the wait!




You can use the cards above. But I thought I would also include instructions with pictures below. I apologize that some of the pictures are blurry. Not only did Anna help make this recipe but she took some of the pictures. They looked great on the phone. But, not so great close up.


1.Crumble Feta cheese.

2.Slice chicken breast so it lies fast.

3.Put a handful of Feta cheese on top of the
    chicken breast.

4.Roll up the chicken breast.

5.Start at one end and wrap the bacon around
    the chicken breast. You can hold the bacon in place
    with toothpicks


6. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Broil for 5 minutes. I place the aluminum foil on the cookie tray for easy clean up.


7. Serve with your favourite salad. I made a salad with strawberries, blueberries, grapes and honey dijon dressing. It was super yummy! 

Enjoy!

Make sure you check out more great "30 for Thursday" recipes below.




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Monday, August 3, 2015

August Pick 3

 It's been a while since I've linked up with PAWSitively Teaching and Inspired Owl's Corner for their Pick 3 Link up.

Since I don't head back to school until September 8th. I don't have any actual pins to use with my new kiddos but I did find some great pins I know my new little friends will love/appreciate. 



Last summer my Aunt, joined as the cottage for a very rainy week at the cottage. She brought the best puzzle toy ever! Have you tried Find It? They are so much fun. Check them out on Amazon. They have all kinds of them. 

This summer, I plan to make my own for word work. I'm thinking that tennis ball containers would work perfectly! Check out this great pin to see how they made theirs. When I'm done I'll share mine. :)

 I made these a couple of years ago for my kiddos and they were a huge hit! I totally forgot about them until I saw this pin. My girls and I have been saving water bottle lids to make these. 


My last project for the summer is pretty cool. Glue sponges are all the rage. Everyone is talking about using them. But, I think this pin is even cooler! BINGO DAUBER GLUE SPONGES. I'm hoping that my local Michael's store will carry them. I did find them on Amazon, if I can't find them. Obviously they are more pricey, then your typical glue sponges, but I love how you can use them on bigger jobs.

Thanks for checking out my plans for August. Make sure you check out what other bloggers have planned!

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