100th Post, Linky Party and New Design!!!!

What do you think of the new blog design? I love it! I spent some time finding the one I love the most from Shabby Blogs! I also changed my button! Tell me what you think of it all!

It is my 100th post!!! I can't believe I have been blogging for this long! This experience has been so amazing and I have learned so many things from so many outstanding bloggers! I feel like my teaching has improved so much due to this experience and could not ask for anything more from it. It's hard to believe that this little hobby of mine would be such a passion :)

In honor of my 100th post, I will be giving away any item from my store! All you have to do is leave me a comment below telling me which item you would like to win, and I will choose a winner using a random number generator by Sunday at 9pm. Good luck!

Luckeyfrog's Lilypad is hosting a fun linky party. Link up to share two things that are working well in your classroom, and one thing you wish to change or improve for next year!
This year, I have implemented our Daily Warm Ups in our morning routines. You can find my previous post here. It has really helped me to assess specific skills while still allowing students to be independent. I love how easy it was to implement it into our morning routine. I plan to use it in the years to come! Check out the freebie below:

This year, I have really made an effort to provide all of my routines in a visual format. I have posters backed with magnetic tape that I bring out at the start of my major transitions (dismissal and morning), as well as provide individual checklists for students that are taped on their desks. This really helps with allowing kids to be mindful of their expectations while also increasing their independence. I don't have pictures yet, but am planning to write a post devoted to these transitions.

For next year, I would like to find a system to better organize which standards I am working on and which I need to work on more. I have just finished my first of hopefully several products devoted to Common Core Standards management (in this case a checklist to use for K-2 standards). I will be hopefully posting this soon.

Link up! I'd love to read about you stars and wishes :)

Also, check out Mrs. Dwyer's giveaway for 500 blog AND Facebook followers!



  1. Love your blog! Congrats on 100 posts! I would love to have your Punctuation Practice. cooney.doublec.laura192@gmail.com
    Picked up some freebies too, thanks a lot!

  2. Loving the new layout! Now I need to update your button on my blog! :) I am VERY INTERESTED in seeing the checklist for common core! I've been thinking about creating one my self, but why reinvent the wheel? LOL! Let us know when it's up on TpT! :)

    The Applicious Teacher

  3. Thanks for the shout out! Your blog design is very peaceful...makes it easy to sit back and stay awhile. Congrats on the 100th post! Aren't bloggy milestones fun?

    A+ Firsties

  4. Your monsters place value unit looks like FUN!!! Thanks for the giveaway :0) rjkime@juno.com

  5. Congratulations on your 100th post! I would love your 1-20 Number Match UP! Thanks so much for the giveaway!


  6. I would love your Monsters Place Value pack! Thanks for the giveaway!
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

    1. My e-mail is: katiebaxsmith@gmail.com

  7. Congrats to Jenny! I am sending you the Monster Place Value Pack! Thanks to everyone for entering :)

  8. Congrats on your 100th post, and thanks for linking up! :)

    I would love to see photos of your visual routines. Most of my students are fine without them, but some of my kids this year really depend on visuals (especially one little one with Asperger's).

    It's tough to keep up with the standards. I think for me, a plan ahead of time will work better than tracking after the fact... so I'm hoping to spend some time this summer making myself a standards "calendar" of sorts and a plan for reviewing them, too! :)

    Have a great week!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  9. Thanks for the comment on my blog today, and after checking your blog and following you I just had to write a little note to say that I connect with so many things you're talking about!
    Cheers! :-)

    Susanna Westby

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