Monday, August 11, 2014


This summer I participated in a gigantic blog hop with many other teacher/bloggers. To celebrate the conclusion of our blog hop we are having a huge giveaway! We are giving away some awesome prizes including: 
-$50 gift card to Amazon
-$100 gift card to Target
- 5 gift cards to Teacher Pay Teachers
-An organisation tote
-Thermal tote
- A Scotch laminator with 100 laminating pouches 
-Additionally each winner will also receive a bundle of products from all of the participating teacher/bloggers from the 'Diggin' Into Next Year Blog Hop'. Scroll Down to the bottom of the post to enter to win! 

 We could hardly wait to end our Diggin’ Series with the BEST giveaway of the season!


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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Back to School Sale and How to Get TPT Credits Towards Future Purchases.

I just wanted to send out a reminder to all of my blog readers that the Teacher Pay Teacher annual Back to School Sale is taking place this year on August 4-5. Which is tomorrow, so stock up your wish lists!  My purchases are already in my shopping cart ready to go! My entire store is going to be 20% off, bundles included! Don't forget to use the code BTS14 during check out to get an additional 10% off your purchase! 

Did you know that you can get credits towards future TPT purchases by leaving feedback on purchased items? I've gotten quite a few free items this way. All you need to do is leave feedback on items you have purchased and you will get 1 credit for every dollar you spend on TPT. Every 100 credits is worth $5, and the good thing is you don't have to wait until you have 100 credits to use your credits towards your purchase. Very few of my buyers leave feedback so they must be missing out! 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Exciting News and Directions on How to Make Art Folders

Watch out for this amazing giveaway:
I am sad that this is my very last blog post in the 'Diggin' Into Next Year' blog hop. For my final post I am blogging about how to make art folders, but before I do that I wanted to let everyone in on some very exciting news! All of the teacher bloggers involved in the 'Diggin Into Next Year' blog hop are having a huge giveaway!  This giveaway  is planned to run from August 11-17th!!! This giveaway is going to include lots and lots of products, Teacher Pay Teacher gift cards, and much more... So watch out for this amazing giveaway next week! 

Art Folder Directions: 
At the beginning of each school year I always take the time to make art folders with the class. Art folders are fun for students to make because they get to relax, draw, and colour on a huge piece of manila tag. These folders are functional because they are big enough  to store all of the art work that students create in class throughout the year without having to fold any of the art work. Art portfolios are easy to make, but they do require some prep from you. 

Art folders:
What you need: 
-2 big pieces of poster board for each student (or I use big sheets of  manila tag because they are already at my school, so I don't need to purchase them). 
-Felts, crayons, or pencil crayons
-Masking tape

1. Take 2 large pieces of manila tag or poster board. Place the two pieces of manila tag together so that the corners line up. 
2. Use masking tape to tape up 3 of the 4 sides of the folder, so that there is only one opening to put in and remove art from. 
3. Now you should have the folders ready to go and students can decorate. I allow my students to draw anything they want on their folders, but you can make the art more structured if you would like.

Make sure all names are written large and easy to see on each folder to make it easier later on when you're looking for student's folders. 

You might also like my Elements of Art Unit which includes a poster for each element of art and a art project for each of the 7 elements of art. Click on the image below to check out my elements of art unit. 

Make sure to check out all of the other blog posts by the other teacher bloggers participating in the 'Diggin Into Next Year' Blog Hop!