June 23, 2015

Dare to Dream #TPTSellerChallenge

The challenge is to blog about my dreams and goals for my TPT business. 
I created two Dare to Dream sheets. 

More Time with my Boys!
I LOVE the extra income TPT has given me. My goal next year is to hire a cleaning ladyso the house is done and my family can just hang out! This may sound silly but I would love to come home to house already done.
The summers sure spoil me; my heart is the happiest when I am home with my boys!
I also love teaching, I love teaching a lot-I am excited to go to work everyday and enjoy it enormously but if I was able to stay home with my boys while they are still little it would be amazing.

Travel More!
My family in Rome before we moved back to the states. 
 I am married to an Air Force man so I have been lucky enough to travel a lot! We were stationed in Guam and Germany, so we went everywhere.  Now that we are stationed here in the states and have our boys it is a much more difficult and EXPENSIVE to travel far. I want my boys to be able to travel the U.S. and see other parts of the world. I want them to have experiences they will never forget.

Be Debt Free

My husband and I are well on our way to being debt free, expect for those lingering student loans! I would love to get these paid off sooner!


Gain more followers
I would love (as would any TPT seller) to have more followers. Not just on TPT but on FacebookPinterest and on my blog. I just got started with my blog and Facebook page, so I have a lot to learn. I am slowly getting more but cant wait for the future!

Turn more views into buys
I read a great post by Third in Hollywood 

She said, “if an item has been viewed several times, but hasn’t sold  very much then it's a red flag.” she also has some great ideas on how to fix this problem. I am working hard to turn more views into sales!

Get more feedback
I LOVE FEEDBACK! I get just as excited about feedback as I do about sells!

June 21, 2015

We are loving our summer break but not the mosquitos! This idea came from my good friend, she puts her some of her citronella leaves in an arrangement.
I don't have as many fabulous flowers as her but my arrangement looked great outside and kept some mosquitos away. (just rub the leaves and the scent is released) 

June 18, 2015

Clip Art

I am trying to do a little clip art, I need ALOT of practice!! But I did make my little fly on my banner-you can get it for free, just click my fly!

June 15, 2015

Makeover Madness? #TPTSellerChallenge
 It's the first week of the TPT Seller Challenge and this week's challenge is to choose an old product to makeover! 
When I first started making resources for TPT I used Microsoft Word, didn't know at the time there was a much easier way! I LOVE POWERPOINT!! I am in the process of switching over all of my products. Wish I knew then what I know now :)! I chose to use my Community Helpers Unit for my week 1 challenge.

Here I go, I am starting my blog! I will start off by introducing myself. My name is Bobbi Bates. After graduating in May of 2004 I taught high school math for 2 years before marrying my Air Force husband and moving to Guam!! I taught 1st grade in Guam for 3 years and LOVED IT! Next, we were sent to Germany I taught preschool there and loved life. Our next journey took me to my hometown and popped me into the little school I am currently teaching at and loving! I taught Kinder for a year but moved to 2nd my favorite so far!can't wait to start blogging and sharing my classroom with you! Here is a picture of my little family!

Language Arts Reference Sheets

I use these Math (Freebie) and ELA sheets in our reference folders. We keep ours in the computer lab but they are great in the classroom as well. I added a bunch to these this year, I can't wait to see how much the kids use them!
I just spent the last week coloring them on bright pages and putting them into our lab folders for next year! I print mine in black and white but here is an example of what color looks like as well.  I put the Math and the ELA sheets in the same folder!