Two for Tuesday (6.29.15)

Today I'm joining up with Chalk One Up for the Teacher to give you 50% off two of my products:

Several years ago I was drawn to the world of math workshop.  I knew that in order to make it run smoothly in my room, I needed to focus a lot of time and energy in developing games that are not only fun, but engaging.  I love independent games because you can differentiate easily AND keep everyone focused in their own space.  Dice games fulfilled that need in my classroom and I decided to share my games with other classrooms.

Today I'm featuring dice games for multiplication and division.  All you need are dice, sheet protectors, dry erase markers, and an eraser.  Once you're set up, the games can be used over and over, often with different results!

Here's a peek at the games included in each of the packs:
Multiplication has 7 different games.  Many of the games have more than one version included!

Division has 6 games.  Many of the games have more than one version included!


If you still need a closer look, check out this freebie from the multiplication pack:


For TODAY ONLY, you can grab these amazing dice games for a deep discount, so if you've had them on your wishlist, grab them while you can!  



Then, head on over to Chalk One Up for the Teacher to see what other deals you can grab today! 



Monday Made-It (6.29.15)

Dear Scrapbooking,
Oh, how I've missed you.
From, Me
Since my baby boy just turned one, it was time to start working on his milestones book.  I got the idea on Pinterest years ago when I was working on my daughter's book.  Each month I would go into a Word document and type in important information and milestones reached during the previous weeks.  At the end of the year I have 12 pages of snapshots of what each of my children were doing each month.  Here's an up-close pic of one of the pages.

I have to say I am SO, SO thankful I completed these for both of my children.  It was definitely interesting to compare and contrast them along the way.

Here's what the first page looks like when you open the scrapbook.  I took this photo before I added the title, "Milestones".



I also started baby steps towards an even bigger scrapbook (an A to Z scrapbook).  In the photo above, you can see the title page I made for my son on the left.  It's very similar to the one I made for my daughter 3 years ago (hers is still in the scrapbook sleeve which is why it looks faded).

Not only did I make the title page, but I also organized all of the photos I will need.  It was super easy to organize all of the folders, but you can only imagine how much time it took to go through one year's worth of photos, copying, and pasting them into the correct folders.  In case you're curious, here are the categories I've come up with so far.  You can also see which photos I need to dig up or take:  

I have also been busy adding a new section to my TpT store for Cam Jansen books.  Here's a look at one of the previews I made.  I now have 4 Cam Jansen packs made with a large stack still waiting to be read & created.


That's what I've been making.  What about you?  Head over to 4th Grade Frolics to check out some amazing creations:


Monday Made-It (6.15.15)



That's right....my baby is turning one this week!  I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics to share some things I made this week!


My lil' guy often gets the short end of the stick since he's the second child.  I didn't get formal invitations written out and to be honest, I didn't put much thought into the party other than what I would buy from the store.  Then the day before I was feeling SUPER guilty and decided to put my skills to work.  We were already planning a sports theme, so I decided to make some signs for the party.  I even brought out my laminator to make them extra special (and kid proof):



The other project I have been busy working on is my new compound word pack.  I chose a camping theme so it could be used at any time during the year.  It has anchor charts, games, activities, and several different practice pages.  


Head on over to the linky to see what everyone else has made this week:







Currently, June


I need a little background noise in my day, so I tend to turn on the country music station on the TV.  Every once in awhile, both of my kids will stop playing to dance.  


In the Pacific NW, our weather has a mind of its own.  We had some incredibly sunny, warm days last week.  That meant we had a lot of outdoor time.  Unfortunately, the sunscreen that worked last summer for my daughter has now caused her to break out....twice!  Ugh!!!  I'm happy for a few cooler days to let her skin calm down while we test out new sunscreen.


My mom recommended this book to me.  It was a free Kindle download, so I thought, why not?  I don't know if it was my Mommy Brain or a head cold, but I DID NOT see several of the plot twists headed my way.  This meant it was a page turner! 


I need clarity.  There's a big cloud hanging over my head about what will happen during the next school year and I wish there was a big arrow in the sky pointing me in the right direction.


My son will be ONE this month.  That means I need to get my ducks in a row and get his birthday party planned!


This summer we don't have a lot planned.  I will be taking the kids to visit family and one of our adventures will be going to Silverwood (amusement/water park) in Idaho.  Once my son is one, he can finally go on an overnight adventure to my in-laws with my daughter.  Other than that, I will have a ton of design decisions to make for our new home, which will be finished (fingers crossed) this fall.



What are you up to this month?  Head over to Farley's blog to check out the linky!  Farley has also set up a way to help the Wimberley Adoption Group and Rescue.  There are many animals who are being housed there during the flood.  If you can help, head on over!




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