Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Primary Peach Giveaway {plus a freebie!}

Hey yall!
 
I have some exciting news to share with you!!!
 
I have teamed up with some amazing bloggers to launch a collaborative blog geared to all you sweet Georgia teachers out there!
 
Introducing.....The Primary Peach!
 
http://primarypeach.blogspot.com/
 
 
We are SO excited to launch this new blog, so of course we have to kick it off with some awesome freebies and a BIG giveaway!
 
But wait....I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's take this one step at a time, shall we?
 
 
I'm Natalie. First grade teacher. Wife to Wesley. Mom to 3 pups {Abby, Dude, and Greta}.
 


 
 
I hail from Augusta, home of the Masters. Golf is just a way of life 'round these parts.
 
 
When I'm not teaching or hanging out with my hubs and pups, you can find me holed away in my office creating TPT products, playing with my Cameo, or doing schoolwork for my doctorate program.
 
 
Yall.
 
I hope that you LOVE this freebie as much as I do!
Our sweet new blog was a TOTAL inspiration!
 
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/qqigqt022to57gd/peachy%20craftivity.pdf?dl=0
 
What a perfect way to end the year.
Click on the pic to snag your copy.
 
 In addition to all these awesome freebies you're racking up on, you've got the opportunity to win some TPT cash! There will be one GRAND PRIZE $50 TPT gift certificate winner, and 3 more lucky winners will each receive a $25 TPT gift certificate!
Be sure to check out The Primary Peach for your chance to enter.
 
http://primarypeach.blogspot.com/2015/04/its-launch-party.html
 
 
Want to meet the next Georgia blogger and snag even more freebies?
Head on over to meet my friend Kelly!
 

http://thefirstgradefairytales.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-primary-peach-freebie-blog-hop.html

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Testing Encourage-'mints'

Hey yall!
 
Well, this is the week.
The week of our BIG test.
The week we have been dreading preparing for all year.
 
I won't get into how I personally feel about this type of testing...I'll just simply say that I want my students to do their best.
 
To help give them a little boost of confidence each day before we test, I created these little testing encouragements. There are a ton of different types of testing printables out there, so these are certainly not unique. Just my spin on them :)
 
 




 
 
Snag your copy by clicking here or the picture below.
 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Testing-Encourage-mints-1819920
 
 
Wish us luck, friends!!!


Monday, March 2, 2015

EDExpo 2015 Top 10 Teacher Blogger Products

Hey yall! Happy Monday!
 
I'm here to share with you today all of the amazing new products that I got to explore at the EDExpo 2015 last weekend in Atlanta. Each blogger got to visit each booth and speak with the vendors about their newest products. Then we each came up with an individual top 10 list, which were compiled to create the Top 10 Products for 2015.
 
 
 
Here are all the lovely bloggers that I got to spend the weekend with (minus a few who were still exploring!)

 
Ready for the products? Hold on to your britches, because there is some seriously awesome stuff here!
 
I like a countdown, so let's start at 10.
 

http://www.sciencewiz.com/Games/science_thinking_Games_Cool_Circuits.php
 
There was actually a tie for the #10 spot. Kapla Blocks and Cool Circuits by Science Wiz both made the list.
 
 
https://shop.chibitronics.com/
(ummm....can we say STEM?)
 
 
http://www.thepencilgrip.com/
#8 was Pencil Grips...every teacher needs a stash of these!
 
 
http://www.fiddlefocus.com/
Fiddle Focus took the #7 spot
These are so great for those students with sensory issues!
 
 
https://sites.google.com/site/learninstylemathbands/
These cool Math Bands came in at #6.
So great for memorizing those facts!
 
 
http://www.learningadvantage.com/FUN.php
The F.U.N. Empty Number Line was #5 - a great way to make math interactive for your kiddos!
 

http://www.boinks.com/
 
The #4 spot also had a tie - Goldieblox and Boinks Fidgets!
Another great STEM product, this one geared specifically towards girls, and also another product to help students with busy fingers.
 
 
http://www.sayitgame.com/
Taking the #3 spot is the Say It! game by Felix Fun.
This game is so much fun and an easy way to get in those vocabulary terms!
 
 
http://www.thereadinggame.com/
#2 was the Reading Game - great for primary kiddos!
 
 
http://juniorlearning.com/touchtronic-letters.html
 
And the #1 product, according to teacher bloggers, was the Touchtronic Numbers & Letters by Junior Learning. These work with an iPad and were super fun!
 
Want to know where you can purchase some of these awesome products?
Check out ED Market to find a retailer near you!
 
http://www.edmarketdealer.com/
 
 Be sure to check back in the coming weeks. I am going to highlight some of my personal top 10 picks from the conference...and I just might be giving some of them away!!!


Friday, February 27, 2015

Atlanta Blogger Meet Up

Hey yall! TGIF, right???
 
It's been a LONG week....so long, that today is the first day I've had a second to sit down and tell you about my amazing trip last weekend!
 
I had the opportunity to attend the 2015 EDExpo in Atlanta as a teacher-blogger with some other bloggers (be sure to check back soon for more info about this!), and we had a fun meet up while we were there!
 
Since we're native to Georgia and we had to show a little Southern hospitality, a few other peaches and I worked together to throw a little shindig for our bloggy buddies.
 
What. a. NIGHT!
 
I was blown away when over 50 amazing teachers showed up!
We talked, gave away prizes, talked, ate, talked, drank, talked.
And then we taught all our Northern buddies how to say "yall" in their best accent :)
 
Here are a few ton of pictures from the meet up.
I bet you would recognize some of these gorgeous faces!

 
 













 
Here are some of the amazing prizes that we gave away!
A HUGE thank you to Blair from Blair Turner Paper, Kimberly from KG fonts, Krista from Creative Clips, Nikki from Melonheadz, Kaci from Mrs. Hoffer's Spot, Educents, and Peach State Pride.
 


 
 
 



 

 


 

 


 



 
 
So....how many faces do you recognize?