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Sunday, August 31, 2014

500 Followers Celebration Extravaganza- Day 5!


Well.. here we are! I can't believe how fast this celebration has gone!! I hope you all have had as much fun as I have! I CANT wait to choose the winners! So many great resources up for grabs!! =)

I wish you all a very happy back to school! I just told the hubby "Ugh... I have to be a normal working person again"! He didn't find it very funny! Haha! I think he was a little jealous of all of the pool time we had and Disney movies we watched! I just kindly remind him that HE SHOULD HAVE CHOSEN A DIFFERENT FIELD! we work pretty hard to! =) 

Remember ALL giveaways close at MIDNIGHT tonight (including Day 5!) so make sure you have your name in ALL of them (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4)! =) 

I will choose winners tomorrow and email the winners in the evening, after my long exhausting day of actual work! =) 

The Day 5 giveaway comes with a $10 shopping spree to 9 stores and a Winners Choice item to 16 stores!!

Oh... annnnnnnd a 2nd giveaway of 5 (FIVE!) items from my store... No limits, no restrictions! =) Math Posters? YEP! Pre-Primer Sight Word Pack?? YOU BET!! ALL.OF.IT is up for grabs! 

It's Like CHRISTMAS!!! Picture Oprah... "You get free resources!!!!" "And YOU get free resources!!!"  

All right here weeeee gooooooo!!!!

My ENTIRE STORE is 20% off!!! YAY!!!! 
(This will be extended for those of you who don't win!!) 

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500 Follower Party-Day 4!!

I noticed today that I have called this giveaway something different on each post! LOL!! I had to stick with it today as well!! =) Today it's a PARTY!!!

I can't believe how fast this giveaway has gone! ACK! Tomorrow is the last day! =( It will be HUGE!!! 

Day 4 brings a $160 shopping spree on TpT ($10 at 16 different stores!)!!! Seriously!? 

Grab my 1st Grade Math Posters at 20% off!! I can't say enough about these... I know I am a little biased!!... but Seriously!! It includes Anchor Charts for 14 1st Grade skills and several activities!! 

Once again...Thank you for all the awesome support!! Make sure you have entered the giveaways on Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 as well!! Oh... and come back tomorrow for a HUGE, MASSIVE last day!!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

500 Follower Giveaway-Day 3!

Day 3 is up and ready!! There are 9 Winners Choice items and $10 shopping spree's in 6 stores!! So many great resources!!


This is one of my favorite products!! These task cards give students 84 different ways to practice their spelling or word work words!! This pack comes with all recording sheets needed, as well as several materials! 

Grab my Word Work Task Cards at 20% OFF today!! =) 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

500 Followers--Day 2!!


Enter the rafflecopter below to get a Winners Choice item from each store listed!! That means 15 items of your choice!! =)

Grab my Pre-Primer Sight Word pack for $10 (20% off!)

Want a glimpse into the pack?! Check out THIS blog post on it!! =) This price will be good ALL DAY Friday! 

Want a chance to ANYTHING from my store?! Comment on this blog post with the thing you are looking forward to the most this school year! I will choose one comment to choose ANYTHING from my store! 


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

500 Follower Celebration: Day 1

Oh my goodness the fun has arrived and I can hardly contain my excitement! This massive giveaway has finally arrived and I am so so excited to share it with you!

Seriously! 84 (EIGHTY FOUR!!) Amazing teachers have donated either a $10 Shopping Spree to their store or a Winners Choice from their store! Isn't that AWESOME?!? Oh... and that is the latest count... stores are still signing up!! Lets just say Day 5 is going to be HUGER (yes... I know this is not a word!) then HUGE!!!!

So here is the deal...

*Each day I will post a new promo image with the stores that donated, on my Facebook Page! I will also have a new blog post for each Day (5 total)!

*The Rafflecopter will be posted on on my Page (make sure to read the all the info before heading there!) and right here on my blog! 

*Each giveaway will be open until September 1st at MIDNIGHT (eastern)! I will choose the winners for each bundle on September 2nd! 

*As if that wasn't fun enough... I will also be choosing a COMMENT from each blog post to win ANY item from my store!! 

* I will also be discounting 1 of my top items in my store each day! The item will be posted on each blog post!

All right! Enough of that!! Let's get down to business!! 


My 2nd Grade Math Posters will only be $16.00 for the day (normally $20)! This is my top purchased item and my top wish-listed item! 

Once again... thank you so much for your awesome support!! I appreciate ALL of it! Have fun!! =)

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Five For Friday

Whew!! It is FINALLY Friday!! This week has been loooong and exhausting! I am ready to move on! Let's do this!!!

 The number 1 thing about this week is that I survived it.... Seriously! As many of you know I had the unfortunate opportunity to participate in the Family Program at a Treatment Center where my amazing brother is. I thought it was going to kill me! My emotions were the highest they have ever been and I was exhausted beyond belief. With that said... I would not change having the experience (minus the brother needing that help). We learned so many valuable things about addiction, letting go (Do you hear Frozen in the background? Because I did. Every.Single.Time. it was said!), and recovering ourselves! 

If you know someone who is in a program or just struggling with addiction just remember: you didn't cause it, you cant change it and you can't cure it... so take care of your self so you can support them when they jump off the roller coaster! 

More to come on how I plan on taking some of these thoughts and ideas and bringing them into my classroom!

And moving onto to something more light-hearted!! I have been in catch up mode since I got home... and I noticed this AWESOME thing last night...

SERIOUSLY?! My little store is growing faster then I can keep up with and I LOVE it!! You guys rock!! If you follow me on Facebook you already know that I love celebrating these milestones!! This is no different!! Bring on the 500!! Lets PARTY... like teachers do... With FREE teaching resources!! 7 More to go!

School starts in a couple of weeks for me! I go back next week and the kiddos come after Labor Day! I can't believe it! This summer just flew by! I feel like they all do, but this one especially! It's nuts! I finally got together with my team yesterday and we got our caseloads figured out! (which is surprising because I brought my munchkin with since I just got home, and he screamed the ENTIRE time we were trying to do it). Now that I have the kiddos and their needs I can start planning and scouring my TpT items for relevant resources! While looking through past downloads I found this awesome resource, and I am totally going to use it this year! 

I can picture it now... "Mrs. Nystrom's Playlist"! 

With a busy week doing other things, I have some things to finish up and post! This is one of them!

This was a request that I found on TpT (yes! people do post requests... and yes! sellers do snap them up!) and I am so grateful she choose me to create it for her because I LOVE it!! =) I am excited to get it finished and posted! If there is something that you would like to see in it (that goes with Daily 5) leave it in the comments and I will try and get it in **annnnd.... I will randomly select a comment to win a copy!!**

Another picture of my Sunshine! I love this kid to the moon and back and back again!

I hope you all have a great Friday and rest of the weekend!!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sneak Peek!

Hey Guys!

So I know it has been a little bit since I have written a blog post. Life has dealt my family and I a huge batch of lemons. My mind has been elsewhere the last couple of weeks, which has made it very tough to focus on much of anything. There has not been much sugar around to make lemonade and the rum is pretty much gone... Juuuust Kidding. But seriously! =D 

I am going to leave it at this... a family member made some choices that were not so good. As this story has been unfolding, several other gut-punching ones have emerged. I plan on posting as much as I can, as the year starts, but please forgive me if there are lapses. 

And moving on...

Here is the sugar in my life right now! 

Seriously... this kid is growing TOO fast!! 

In other news... I have been working in my classroom for several days this week. Oh.My.Goodness. It is was a disaster! Minnesota has added all day Kindergarten! Yay! But that also means that more classrooms need to be added.... which means that classrooms have to be moved to keep grade levels together... which equaled a HUGE pain!

Picture boxes and furniture strewn throughout the room! I have been working on getting everything separated (I have a room buddy this year!), the furniture organized and my things unpacked in a way that makes least to me! HA! 

Here is a sneak peek at some of the things in my classroom this year! There will be more! =)

My Desk!

Still a loooong way to go!

Writing Stones are ready to go!!

Updated Teachers Toolkit!

Right outside of our Sensory Corner!
Those are their choices during times of escalation!

Word Work Task Cards are ready to go! 

I am hoping this help keep all my paperwork organized!

Oh... I posted this picture on my Facebook Page today! No one guessed right!! Any Thoughts?!? What I am using DVD cases for this year?!

If you stuck around this long... you are in luck!!! Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win my Writing Stone activity!!  If you bought it during the sale... still throw your name in! =D 

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