Monday, July 2, 2012

New Products, Fun Birthday Crown Idea, and Giveaway Participation

Happy almost 4th of July!!!
I love the 4th of July! We will be having a sale in our TPT store on the 4th to celebrate!
We have a LOT to share today! First of all, I am so sorry if you tried to enter our giveaway today. I tried rafflecopter for the first time and was oh so proud of myself for figuring it out! Turns out...I didn't totally figure it out! Oooops! So it ended the giveaway earlier then I meant to have it ended. The good news is that I think I have it figured out now and hopefully (fingers crossed) it will work perfectly for our next giveaway!
So next...Katie and I FINALLY got a few things finished that were on our to do list. We seemed to have overestimated the amount of time that our children would let us have for working on school related things! Oh well, we are loving the QT with our little cherubs! Here are some pictures of the 2 things that we DID get done If you would like to check them out just head over to our TPT store!
Back to School Survival Kit
Classroom Awards and Certificates

Next we are part of Corinna at Surfin through Second's 250 follower giveaway.
Stop by and check out her great giveaway!

Finally, Katie came up with a great use for her leftover border.
Every year Katie would spend about $15 dollars on birthday crowns for the kiddos in her classroom. They love them so she wants to keep doing birthday crowns, but doesn't love the expense. So she decided to make her own on the cheap! They turned out SUPER cute and we both think the kiddos are going to love them this year!!!
Here is what you do! You just take your leftover border strips and make them into a headband that fits the birthday kiddo's head. Then you add whatever details you want to make the hat special! We have a pic of Katie's son modeling the birthday crown that she made. She said it was fast, easy, and you can personalize them for the kiddo!


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  1. cute hats!! what a great idea :) I love the awards too! I want to try to make it a habit of giving awards out more often next year.

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  2. Adorable new unit and birthday hat!! I honestly am AWFUL at birthdays, I improved a little last year with the birthday balloon straws but I need to get even better!:)

    1. Am I a total dork if I admit that I am excited that the Bubbly Blonde complimented some of our things??? Yes, I know....all signs are pointing to "dork" :)

  3. Thanks, ladies :) I don't know why I am so obsessed with my students wearing a birthday hat on their birthday, but gosh darn it, I am :) My two daughters are insisting that I make them each a hat now :) It seriously was so easy and quick to make...but best of all it was C.H.E.A.P!

  4. Cute hat! I am your newest follower. Great blog!
    Fun in 1st Grade

  5. I love the new products! The awards look fantastic and I'm going to check them out. I give out a lot of incentives to my kiddos and these look perfect. The birthday hat is adorable and so clever! Lauren
    Teacher Mom of 3

  6. Ladies, thank you so much for stopping by my blog.That is how I found you :0) I am now your newest follower and looking forward to reading many great ideas!
    :0) Melissa

  7. Such a cute idea, you two! I nominated you both for a bloggy award - please stop by my blog and check it out :]

    Miss V's Busy Bees