Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Wishlist Wednesday!


I am back again with another Wishlist Wednesday!  As always I have 1 item marked down 20%.  Head over to my store to find it and score yourself a deal. I am currently enjoying some of this


Saturday, 28 March 2015

A first look at inquiry in my room.

I recently had the good fortune of being featured on my school board's blog. Our program team maintains a blog called The Classroom Tourist which highlights educators. I shared about my "baby steps" into teaching from an inquiry standpoint. 

This is the link to visit the blog if you would like to read more. I will be writing a full blog post with many more pictures and information soon. 

 http://theclassroomtourist.net/2015/03/13/a-journey-to-teaching-through-inquiry/

Until next time,
Christina

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Good Bye Spring Break...Hello Wishlist Wednesday!



Last week was our Spring Break.  We had a wonderful vacation in sunny Florida.   It was a beautiful 85 degrees all week.  It was very hard making that long drive northward and seeing snow again. This morning I woke up to -17C or 1F. Very, very cold for a girl that was living in shorts and flip flops for a week. 

Have you already had you Spring Break.  If so, how did you spend your week off? 


I took a break from Wishlist Wednesday during my break but I am back this week.   I have an item in my store marked down 20%.  Head over to find it by clicking on the Wishlist Wednesday graphic or my store link below.  




Friday, 13 March 2015

Why I love Instagram & a Blog Hop!


Welcome!  I am participating Year2tastic's 500 followers blog hop.  She has reached an amazing milestone and I am happy to help her celebrate.  

Year2tastic is one of the many educators that I follow on Instagram.  Do you use Instagram yet?  As an educator I find it a wonderful source of inspiration.  You can find me on IG - I'm @hangingaroundinprimary.  

To me Instagram is somewhat like Pinterest.  It is all about the image.  Unlike Pinterest, you are not able to click on a link and be transported to a site with more information.  What you are able to do on Instagram is interact with the poster of the image and find out more info and have a conversation, usually right on the spot about the content.  I love that I can comment and ask questions about the picture posted and talk to the creator of the content.  On Pinterest this is sometimes hard to do. 

I find Instagram is a great source for bulletin board and craft ideas as well as the opportunity to get a glimpse into other teacher's classrooms.  Don't we all want to take a virtual tour of other classrooms? Instagram is also a stress reliever.  I enjoy simply scrolling through my feed and alternately being educated and entertained.  



Instagram is also another place to share about our latest creations in our Teachers Pay Teachers stores.  As a seller, I am able to post a pic of the cover or better yet, the product in action.  This is another chance for people to get a glimpse at my work and decide if it is worth checking out.  There is one link housed in the profile.  I alternate mine between my blog and my store, depending on the content I am sharing.  Some of the products I have featured are:



My secret letter for the Blog Hop contest is H


I hope you will consider joining Instagram.  There is amazing content on there for educators with so many amazing teachers to follow! 



Until next time








   

It's a Feedback Frenzy!


I am linking up with Erin at Mrs. Beattie's classroom for a Feedback Frenzy!  This is how it works: 

I am going to choose a random piece of feedback that has been left on a PAID product and award the buyer with a free product from my store {BUNDLES excluded}.  I am also going to chose a second piece of feedback on a PAID product that I think is helpful to me as a seller and to future buyers and award that person a free product from my store.  


I encourage you to go back through your paid purchases and leave feedback on all items you have not yet left feedback on. This is also a good time to purchase those items you might be waiting to buy. After purchasing and leaving feedback you might be lucky enough to win another product of your choice!  

Good Luck!  

Until next time, 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Guest Blogging and WISHLIST WEDNESDAY!


I am one busy blogger today.  I am coming to you with two exciting things to share today:  

First, I am very excited to share that I am guest blogging over at Who's Who and Who's New!  You can read all about how I use my Word Jail and about a new companion pack that I just added to my store. I would love it you would hop over and check it out.  While you are at it I would love to hear from you so please take a moment and leave me a comment!  

http://whoswhoandnew.blogspot.com/2015/03/learning-to-read-and-spell-tricky-words.html

Secondly, It is Wishlist Wednesday.  Make sure to click on the links below to visit some amazing stores and snag a deal.  Each store has a product marked down at least 20%.  I am not going to tell you which product.  Head over to my store to find my discounted product.  

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Hanging-Around-In-Primary



Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Wishlist Wednesday

It's time for another Wishlist Wednesday.  One of my most wishlisted items is on sale today only for 20% off.  Head over to my store and take a look around to grab your deal. 
Until next time,