Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Giveaway to check out! So easy!

I love to blog hop and I found a super easy giveaway to enter - and it gave me a chance to find some new resources :O) LOVE THAT!

Fabulous in First has a giveaway for  Sing Along & Read Along with Dr. Jean All-in-One Pack w/Readers from CTP!

{Click Here} to check it out - and while you're there, you should check out her classroom decor photos from last year! SO FUN!

Happy Teaching!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A TPT Launch Party @ Simply Kinder!

Over at Simply Kinder they are having a great drawing - check it out and register for a chance to spend $25 at TpT!

Happy Teaching!

Comparison Shopping

I have been visiting my favorite school supply hang-outs and must say I am a little disappointed. Lots of the same things as last year. But I haven't given up hope! It's still early! I did find a few things, 
so watch for a post about that!

 I use a lot of Rubbermaid and Sterilite Containers in my world.
I love the 3 drawer units for all kids of things. 

But I also love the IKEA Expedits. (I think I love them, I don't own any YET.)
So my shopping "savviness" is struggling. I think that the IKEA price tag is to steep to cover on my own, but if I actually do the math..... let's see.

The 3 drawer unit could be found for $12.88. So 3 of those units would be comparable to one IKEA Expedit unit. This cute red one is $89.99. Bummer, I was hoping I could do the IKEA number..... So let's look at uses.

Drawer units:
Pros: price, versatility, easily moveable, lightweight
Cons: not as durable as wood, may need to be replaced sooner than Expedit

Expedit Units:
Pros: sturdy, could be used as room/area divider
Cons: price, possibly tippy if used as a divider, needs storage cubes or tubs to store things on shelf, 

Okay - How about if I don't buy anything yet....... and plan my room arrangement and classroom space...... and then MAYBE I can justify the Expedit :O)

Happy Teaching!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Kindergarten Special Education Paraprofessional Guide FREEBIE

Yeah! I have uploaded my first item to Teachers Pay Teachers! I AM SOOOOOO excited to try this way of sharing - S.I.M.P.L.E for me and you! And it's FREE!!!!

Kindergarten Special Education Paraprofessional Guide

I would love for you to become a follower! I am planning to have some type of 'special surprise' for the followers of my blog and the my TpT store this summer! Maybe when I hit 50 followers in either one......

If you ever work with Special Ed kiddos and are lucky enough to have para support for them, this guide may give you some information to work from. I have had some very successful relationships with support staff and find that communication and stating my expectations is key!

Become a follower! Leave a comment! Share the love!

Happy Teaching!
Patsi K in MN

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Quick - enter this giveaway!

Kindergarten Korner blog is hosting a giveaway - BUT I just discovered it and it's over at 12:01 tonight- so hurry over to this link and get yourself signed up!

Happy Teaching!
Patsi K in MN