Thursday, July 28, 2016

Very Pinteresting...

Hip, hip, hooray...it's almost Friday!

Some of you have probably already headed back to school.  How's it going?  I hope so far, so good!  

My sweet friend from Clip Art Stand by Tina Anne went back on Monday.  Although I am so grateful for 2 more weeks at home, I must say that I have felt little tinges of teacher envy as she's texted and sent pics telling me all about her Open House and her adorable classroom!  
In fact, I went and did a little shopping this evening for some new pencil boxes and classroom hooks...baby steps towards the beginning of another year.

While I have a few more days at home, I wanted to tell you that I have been busy updating my Pinterest boards.  Let's be honest, some of my own pins look a little tired and need a fresh touch, so I'm busy working on them, I promise. An example of one of my updated pins is below...
AFTER
But I'm also repinning and reorganizing!  My favorite board is one I wanted to tell you about...IDEAS FOR SCHOOL THAT ARE SUPER COOL!  
I have pinned so many awesome ideas from other teachers there that I can't wait to try in my own room this year!  Be sure to FOLLOW ME ON PINTEREST if you aren't already!

Here are just a couple of my favorites that other teachers have shared:
 
How about this cute idea for pairing up students for partner work from the Teacher Next Door...
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/252201647862212808/
or this cute idea for a felt cupcake birthday chair cover made by Teaching with Crayons and Curls...
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/252201647862199550/
or maybe this great idea for giant googly eyes by Carrie Freeman!
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AezSyWDIHZfrDhf9cvuouFicnjqy8v_NLk2dzK0wlxbbqB1_rQB950A/
Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see you over on Pinterest!


  

Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer News...

Hi, sweet friends!  Have you seen this hilarious meme...I have to say it's kind of how I'm feeling about my summer...
How about you? LOL

Our summer has been super fun and super busy...probably a lot like yours.  We've just gotten back home from our family beach trip.  There's literally nothing like having my toes in the sand to help me unplug and unwind!  How about you?  I love my sweet family and am always so thankful for uninterrupted time spent with them!
I hope summer break has also given you a chance to rest and recharge for another year ahead! 

Here at home the closets are purged, the fridge has been cleaned out, the playroom has been organized...(MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT!)

And now I am busy checking off my TPT "TO DO" list before my school and classroom prep begins again.  I am so excited to tell you that I have finally finished my New Testament Bible packs, which are an accompaniment to the Old Testament packs I posted in the spring.  They are available in 3 versions--NIV, ESV, and KJV.  I can't wait to use them with my own little ones, and I hope they are beneficial to you as well!  Simply click the images below to view each resource.  There are also schoolwide/churchwide licenses available in my TPT store as well.  



Each pack comes complete with Bible fast facts about each book of the Bible, coloring pages, Scripture memory practice and assessment pages, as well as options for use with classroom bulletin boards and creative writing.  Here are just a few sample pics of what may be found in each pack...
Can't wait to hear how these are benefiting you at home, school, or church.  I just got this sweet feedback from Katherine M. today, "So excited about! Fantastic resource! Thank you!"  

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!!!





Friday, July 1, 2016

Independence Day Sale!

Happy Independence Day! Enjoy 20% off savings in my TpT store from July 1st-4th! Just click on the image above to visit my store, shop, and save! Have a very happy 4th of July!


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Countdown to Summer--Classroom Awards

It's that time of year that students and teachers anxiously await all year!  
The end of the school year is always so bittersweet for me...the "mommy" in me can't wait for more time at home with the Bryant kiddoes, but the "teacher" in me is going to miss my students soooo much!  I even teared up during Social Studies this morning...while I was giving class notes about the desert.  Goodness, those sweet children looked at me like I was crazy!  LOL

As the year winds down, I thought I would share a few ways that we celebrate and make the most out of our remaining days together.  Click below to see the classroom certificates that we award to each of the children the last week of school.  Every student gets one--we look for ways to celebrate kindness, academic achievement, organization, attendance, and more.


Stay tuned for even more ideas as summer approaches!  







Sunday, April 24, 2016

Our 1st Blogiversary Celebration

Hello, and happy "almost" end of the school year!  Your children are another year older, stronger, and smarter...and in a large part, that's due to ALL of the hard work you've been doing in the classroom and in the trenches this year!!!  Congrats on another terrific year of teaching!!!
In order to say thank you and in honor of our one year BLOGIVERSARY over at the Primary Peach, we wanted to celebrate with a few freebies to say thanks for all that you do for the little learners in your care!  

Just click the image below to access one of my favorite goodies for you...a set of my Bloom's Taxonomy classroom posters and planning guides.  This one is perfect as we head into the final push towards summer!  I love using sets like these to encourage my students to really "think about their thinking!" 
Like this set and want to see tons more like it?  You can click HERE to see others in my collection.  

Now, please be sure to stop by the Primary Peach to enter our giveaway and access all of the other goodies we have for you!  

Click the image below to pop over and access more peachy perks and prizes!
Thanks again for all of your support of Bryant's Brain Train and the Primary Peach!  We appreciate you so much!  




Sunday, March 20, 2016

April Activities and Sharing Sunday

Hi, and Happy Spring!!!  It's Sharing Sunday time again...
As the school year starts to wind down, I am so thankful for the sunshine, the blooms, and most importantly, the longer hours of DAYLIGHT!!!  A little extra time at the end of the day means a little extra time to get my spring pots and plants in order...here's a little sneak peek of today's fun project!
The coming of a new month also means that it's time for my friends and I over at the Primary Peach to share some of our spring favorites with you!  Simply click the image below to view some April activities, resources, and ideas from me.  
Then, click HERE to access even more awesome April goodies from the gang at the Peach...

I hope you have a wonderful Spring, a Happy Easter, and a restful and relaxing Spring Break!!!  All the best!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

February Freebies at the Primary Peach!

Hi, friends!  I'm guest blogging over on the Primary Peach today and sharing about this February FREEBIE!  Click the image below to read my blog post and find out more...


Hope you have a terrific Thursday!!!