Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hall Pass Linky Party and Giveaway :)

I am so excited about this Linky Party!  Not only do I adore it's Host, Reagan at, but I also get to share my first TPT product for purchase!

Product ~  My favorite product (like most people) is the one that I just created.  I love my SMARTboard and so do my Littles. This year, I have been creating a page/board each month for my Littles to use to check in each morning.  Since I have this week off, I sat down and created enough for a whole school year.  My Littles love checking in each morning and I like that it gives them one more thing to do independently.  It also allows me to hear about the lost teeth from the night before or how many goals were scored at soccer games and of course who in their family is having a birthday (...always happens....daily!!!)  Here is a look-see at some of the pages:
If you would like to purchase them, click here :)
***Free to the first three followers that comment on this post***
I also want to give a shout out to one of my favorite "purchased" products.  I bought Reagan's Read It and Write! Comprehension Pack in December.  It is filled with graphic organizers to help teach CC.  It is worth the buy FO. SHO!!!

Area ~  My favorite area is my small group area.  A few years back, I bought a tikki bar.  It sat in my garage for a year and then one day it dawned on me to turn it around and utilize the bar storage for my reading supplies.  I. LOVE. IT!!!  I wish I had a better picture, but I don't.

Signal ~ I have several "go to" signals in the classroom. 
Teacher:  "Class, Class"
Littles:  "Yes, Yes"  (& freeze with eyes on me.)
This is a whole brain teaching routine.  It works! 
My school signal is:
Adult: "Panda Pause"
Little:  Panda *Paws* are raised, frozen bodies, eyes on speaker.
I also have a pinterest page full of transitions linked there.  My littles love when I play a transition song or clip.  Check out my transitions here:  Thank Goodness Pinterest was created!!!!

Sanity ~  I live close to Seattle.  My sanity saver is coffee.  Oh how I love that first third cup.  Without it, I feel incomplete....seriously!  In a pinch, Coke Zero or sweet tea will do. I'm a transplanted southerner.

If you would like to link up, jump over to and join!  I can't wait to read through the other linked blogs :)


  1. Hi Christy!
    I enjoyed reading your Hall Pass!
    I am very interested in your morning check in routine!
    I am trying to search out files for the computer that I can use for morning message and calendar time too.
    Great post!

    1. Julie, thanks for commenting. I am sending it out to you right after I finish this :) I hope you like it and it is something your Littles will enjoy too!

  2. Oh my goodness I would LOVE those smartboard attendance files!!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking up with me. (and a shout out?!--wow girl!)
    BTW I love that hut. Too adorable!

  3. I am heading to check out your transitions, NOW!
    I teach first in NC and I am your newest follower!
    Stop by sometime!