Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Congrats to Ginger at Gingersnaps!! You are the lucky winner of this two sided pumpkin door hanger. I have two more for sale or maybe I'll have another giveaway in the next couple of weeks. :) I'll be emailing you for your address.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Monday Made it and FREEBIES

Have you read any of Julia Cook’s books? She is one of my favorite authors. Two of my biggest pet peeves are when children blurt out and tattle. You should check out A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue and My Mouth is a Volcano. Both are excellent books that seem to really engage and educate children. If you have the books then I created some sheets that respond to the story. Click here to download.

I am also quite proud of all the fun freebies I've found in blog land. I have printed tons of goodies, laminated, and hot glued them to the walls. The hot glue gun is my best friend these days!!! All of these are freebies I've found online. Be sure to click on their name and it will take you right to the free download.

Thanks Randi
Thanks Ginger!
Thanks Marianne
Thanks Kristen
I also purchased the Target book covers. All I can say is AMAZING. My students love having a little spot for books or  unfinished work.  I also love the little white baskets for storing their writing journals.

I can't wait to see your awesome projects! I sure do love Monday Made Its with Tara

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Back to School Books

What teacher doesn't love books? Today I'm linking up to share my favorite books for the first day of school. 


Here are a few of my favorite books! Click on the picture to go straight to The Clever Teacher to order.


The Crayon Box That Talked


I love these books so much that I  even have a great packet that goes along with my favorite books

Enemy Pie

Enemy pie is a terrific story told through the eyes of a young boy. It is a story about how to make friends, and how enemies are unmade. My students love this book every year. 

Wemberly Worried
I love all of Kevin Henkes books! Great for the beginning of the year.

This story is great for learning how being kind and filling each other's buckets.

This book is a must. It goes along with bucket fillers.

This is a classic first day story. I love the sweet message. 

Love the ending!

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

1,000 follower giveaway

How great is this painting? 
I think it pretty much sums up my teaching philosophy. To celebrate reaching almost 1,000 followers on tpt I'll be giving away either this beautiful canvas or a personalized stamp from PJGreetings and $10 to my tpt store.
I  love my custom stamp that I use for stamping my books, stationery, notepads, and outgoing mail. PJGreetings makes the best custom stamps to make your mail or stationery stand out. My favorite stamp is the one that says "From the Desk of ....."

There are tons of options. 

How to Really Love a Student Canvas
$45 16 x 20 canvas (message me if interested in purchasing a personalized stamp or canvas)

To enter this great giveaway follow the steps on the rafflecopter

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Fall Door Hanger Giveaway

Two sided fall door hanger

I'm over the Florida humidity and rain. I'm hoping this storm passes quickly. School is back in session and that means fall is just around the corner. I am looking forward to changing leaves, crisp cool air, Saturday football, cozy sweaters, pumpkin lattes, and Halloween. In honor of my favorite season, I'll be giving away this darling pumpkin door hanger. I also have two for sale. Message me if interested. 
To enter all you will need to do is pin something from my tpt store.
Leave me a comment with the your newly pinned url and you'll be entered to this giveaway.

I'll pick a winner on Tuesday, August 28th!
Good Luck!
Congrats to GingerSnaps! She was the lucky winner.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Technology Tip Tuesday

I am linking up with Blog Hoppin' this week for Teacher Week.  

Today's topic: Technology Tuesday
 I am so excited to share with you some of my favorite technology finds!

Remind 101 is a great way to communicate with parents and students. The best part -it's FREE! Remind 101 allows you to send text messages to your parents or students without ever revealing your personal contact information. Parents can sign up to receive your messages by text or email. I used this service last year as reminders of important class events. I also would remind parents of assignments due! My parents loved Remind 101. Since I'm looping this year, I have reminded parents of our new supply list and updated them with great SALES on school supplies. We even had a summer get together and this was a great way to notify parents of our meet up. 

Here's an overview:

Class Dojo-  Class Dojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It's a way to generate data on behavior through the use of technology. They have just added an attendance feature. I highly suggest you check out this fabulous site.

Scootpad- It is the ultimate way to engage students in mastering skills. Basically, Scootpad is a website where students can go to practice all of the Common Core standards for reading and math. Students can work at their own pace through the standards.   You should check it out too!

Edmodo- It's like Facebook for the classroom but much safer and secure

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Monday, August 20, 2012

SPAM and Custom Requests

I am so sad because I accidentally deleted an email from a customer wanting me to customize her owl packet that she purchased from me. If I don't respond to your email within 4 days then it means I must have accidentally deleted your email or your email went to my spam folder. Please email me again and check back  if you ever need anything else.

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Back to School

I'm linking to "You Know It's Back to School Time When..." linky party at Kindergarten Lifestyles.

How would you finish this sentence?

Here is mine!


We start school on Monday! I hope everyone has a great first few days. I'll be back soon to share the fun things I have planned. Expect some new pictures because Miss Nelson just ordered a new camera lens (1.4 to be exact).

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Winners  of the  Where are we set? and $10 to my tpt store
Beth Ann

Send in your pictures!!!!!You know I love pictures and I love seeing my stuff in teacher's classrooms. If you have a picture of any of my products to send, pin, or blog then you can be entered into my giveaway. I'll be giving a way a new lunch bag and $10 worth of goods from my TPT store. There will be 2 winners.

Thanks Mrs. Busha!

Free download
Thanks Andi!

free download
Thanks Aimee

Send pictures to missnelsonattpt@yahoo.com or leave me your blog or pin post in the comments below.
I'll announce the winners on August 30th so hurry and send in those pics!

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