Friday, July 25, 2014

Teachers Notebook~ Christmas in July Sale

'Tis the season for sales friends! It's time for another amazing sale to celebrate summer and get a head start on everything you have on your wish list for back to school! If you missed out on our Summer Lovin' Sale, you can find all of Creative Lesson Cafe's shop items at a 25% discount.

When you leave feedback on your purchases, you can also earn double the rewards! 
Head on over to Teachers Notebook to check it out and see the many shops that are participating!

Did you know that Teachers Notebook also has a blog
You can find some really great tips and ideas for your classroom there too! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Lovin' Sale~ Classroom Decor Sets

Well, this is it friends! It's the final day of our Summer Lovin' Sale! I hope you were able to grab some classroom items you are LOVIN' over the last few days.

One thing I've been LOVIN' this summer is creating some new classroom decor sets. 
There are several available at my store and today they are all on sale!

What you may love most is that they are EDITABLE which means you get to type in what you want your signs, binder covers, banners, deskplates and labels to say. 
There are hundreds of pieces included in these sets so you can go labeling CRAZY! 

Here are a just a few of them!

 You can view all classroom decor items and find these sets and more here.
Stay tuned because more themes are on the way!

It's been lots of fun teaming up with my Summer Lovin' friends this week to bring you some great savings on classroom items. Special thanks to Jaime from Bright Concepts 4 Teachers for getting all of this organized! Try to stop by these fabulous blogs today too and see what's on sale!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer Lovin' Sale~Fall Fun- Apples and Pumpkins

I'm so happy you stopped by for Day 3 of our Summer Lovin' sale-abration!  Hope you've been able to take advantage of some great bargains! Today, I hope to help you plan ahead with some items you may like for favorite fall themes. Sweater weather will be here in the blink of an eye but that means classroom fun with apples and pumpkins so it's not all bad!

Today my apple and pumpkin life cycle lunch bag books are on sale! 

My class loved putting together the one for apples so much that I made one for our pumpkin theme too!

If you think you might like to create these fun books with your class, click on the pictures to grab them on sale today only!

We always have a project hanging from the ceiling or on a bulletin board for our themes. 
Introducing... Johnny and Jenny Appleseed!

Aren't they sweet?
The kiddo's choose a hair color that matches their own and then write their name in the pot!
 You can find this craftivity on sale here.

There's also a Pumpkin Patch Cutie Pie for October or November themes on sale today.

If you're looking for a cute new bulletin board this year, you can find this little guy here.

So that's all for fall y'all!
 I'll be  LOVIN' our first 90 degree day tomorrow and enjoying it at the water park with my favorite cutie pies. 
I plan to spend lots of time floating in the lazy river thinking about only summer things while I still can!

Remember to check back again tomorrow for the final day of our sale!
Stop by to see what my friends have on sale today too!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Lovin' Sale~ Behavior Management

Welcome to our Summer Lovin' Sale! In case you missed the post yesterday, some of my talented teacher author friends and I are teaming up to offer some terrific deals on items you might like for your classroom. Are you ready for some more summer lovin' fun?

Take a peek at the flash sale going on at my TPT store!
It's a summer bee theme. Bee~havior that is!

Day 2 here is all about encouraging the littles to be on their best behavior!

Every year,  it's pretty much a guarantee that we will have at least one special student in our room that demands more of our time and attention because of difficulties with classroom behavior.

I've tried many different systems and plans for behavior management over the years. Whatever was "in" or popular, I used.  Each had it strengths and weaknesses. None were just right for me, my kiddos or for my parents. 

So I combined my counseling expertise with years of trial and error experiences in the classroom, mixed it all up and created my own system. It has been absolutely perfect. 
It's simple, easy to implement, and parents get it!
I'm Lovin' it! 
Maybe you will too.

It's a little bit like a clip chart. It's also somewhat like the traffic light system. It has only four steps and is heavy on rewarding the positive and reflecting on making good choices. The hives shown below come in black and white so you can create your display using any colored paper you like to match your room decor. I don't have a bee theme in my room, but the management system is a theme all its own so it works!

My favorite part of this system is the way it encourages clear communication between home and school.
 I keep a stack of the weekly reports in a drawer. At the end of the day, the students color in their bee hive. 
My kiddos are so proud to take home a happy note and sticker on their chart when it is earned. 
I like to copy my awards on bright paper.
The bees are hung with magnets on my whiteboard so they are easy to move.
Happy bees from Melonheadz = a happy teacher!

This item is 20% off at my store today! 
You can find a detailed description and the item here.

Buzz on over to see what else my blogging buddies have available today and take advantage of some savings!
 "Bee" sure to tell your friends about the sales too! :)