Pre-Season Peek into My Classroom + Linky Party!

You all probably didn't notice, but I took a mini-blogger break! With the summer countdown continuing {I start the 3rd of September}, I really wanted to take my mind away from everything! So now I'm back with a bang and am excited to share my classroom!!! I tried not to make too many changes from last year but I am happy with the changes I did do! Warning... this is very picture friendly! :)

Classroom Door & Hallway Display

Classroom Library & Nook

Keeping Things in Order

Birthday Wall

Carpet Area

Grab the Place Value Chart: Black & White {FREEBIE!} OR 
purchase colors: Green & BlackBlue & Black and Purple & Black

Grab my DOJO Reward display here!

My Desk Area

Grab my Cute, Bright & Sassy binder covers!

Guided Groups Area

The View from My Desk

Back Wall

Team Supplies & Materials

Check out a little bit more about my supplies here

The Whole View!

Now it's YOUR Turn!!! 

Give us all a sneak peek into your classroom by linking up below! Please remember to download the image above and link back to this post so everyone can jump around to all the fabulous classroom. 

Happy Peeking!

Author's Purpose + TPT Sale!

Say what?! Another sale is coming your way tomorrow! For those of you who haven't started school yet, like me, you will wanna stock up on all those back to school products! I know my wishlist is already filling up already.

One of the amazing teacher created products that is in my cart is from my wonderful friend, Cassie from Mrs. Thomas' Class. She created this Author's Purpose Mini Unit.

Her mini unit has everything you need to teach your kiddos the reasoning behind the author's purpose. This was a big focus in my classroom last year because I wanted to create meaningfulness behind our stories we read as well as the stories my students created.

I can't wait to use all her handy posters in my classroom! Especially this one. YUMMY!  Make sure you check our Cassie's Author's Purpose Mini Unit for your own classroom!

And of course don't forget to visit my store! Everything will be 28% off if you use the promo code: BOOST! Happy shopping, friends!

Meet The Teacher!

Hey there! I'm Alexis. I'm 27 years old who loves fashion, cooking and everything teaching! I've been blogging for just over a year on my classroom and my kitchen. This will be my fourth year teaching and second year in 3rd grade. I taught Kindergarten and ELL before that! I also love photography, baking, movies and my pups!

Here is a photo of my love of 3.5 years, Jonathan

Here are all my adorable pups! 

These are a few of my favorite things:

I absolutely reading, cooking, COFFEE!!!!, getting my nails done in bright colors, watching Hulu Plus in bed with the Sunday paper and patterns {especially being brave enough to mix them}!

If you weren't a teacher, what would you want to be?

This one is so hard! I think either a graphic/website designer and/or photographer!

Three little words that describe you:

Optimistic, silly and particular.

Finish the sentence, "_____________, said no teacher ever!!"

I absolutely LOVE grading!!

Q: It's your birthday and you can invite anyone {dead or alive} to the party, who are you inviting?

My two favorite people, Ellen D. and Lady Gaga! Wouldn't that be the best party??

Q: If someone wrote a book about your life, what would be the title?

Hmmm... "The Perfectionist Point of View". Hahaha.

Q: You get to pick one superpower, what is it?

The power of Teleportation! DUH!

Q: What's your favorite quote or saying?

I just watched Hitch on Netflix and this quote/toast keeps swimming in my head: "Never lie, steal, cheat or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away."

Q: If you had to sing one song on American Idol, what would it be? 

Do I need to say more?

Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl?

I'm a little bit of both. During the summers I'm a total night owl but during the school year you can't catch me up paste 10 most nights! As long as I have my coffee I'm a morning person! :)

Q: What's your favorite resource that you've created in your TPT shop?

My Class Dojo rewards are my absolute favorite because they can work in ANY classroom. I wrote how I use Dojo Dollars & Rewards in my classroom earlier in the summer!

Q: Share something we might not know about you:

I don't have a kitchen! I do all my cooking on a hot plate and counter top oven! :)

Go ahead and check out all the other teacher bloggers above! :)