July 22, 2013

Must Have Monday and Giveaways

I knew there was something I was forgetting about Monday... Must Have Monday with Sabra over at Teaching with a Touch of Twang.

I've been quite busy of late making all kinds of cute (did I just use that word?) decorations for my classroom! Something that I must have to make this task a whole lot easier is my set of craft punches. I got them on Amazon a couple of years ago, purchasing five of them ranging in size from 1.5"-3".  I've been using the x-large 2.75" and 3" ones a lot this week. Here you see me working on my Common Core Vocabulary Word Wall Letters. Without my punches I would NEVER have attempted to make the letter labels round. Can you imagine cutting out all those round labels? YIKES!

And now for the giveaway! It seems that this summer is quite the time for celebrations in blogging land. Several of my sweet bloggy friends are hosting giveaways. Don't miss out on the chance to win some terrific teaching resources and special prizes.

Kristin over at Teach n' Tex is hosting a 3x3 Giveaway. What you see here is just part of it!

Desiree over at Kinders on the Block is celebrating her second blogiversary.

Jessica from Joy in the Journey has a blogiversary in the works as well!

Happy Teaching,
The Teacher's Desk 6


  1. Oh...I love those punches! How cool is that? I bet it saves a ton of time!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. love that punch!!!

    I nominated you for the Liebster award.



  3. Oh I love my punches as well but I never have used them for teaching yet! I got them for our wedding. You now have all sorts of ideas running through my mind :o) Thanks for linking up!

    Teaching with a Touch of Twang

    1. Uh oh! More work? LOL! I look forward to Must Have Mondays each week. I'm sad to see it move to the last Monday of the month.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  4. What brand of punches do you have? I've been looking into either a circle cutter or craft punches, but haven't been able to decide.


    1. I have several brands of punches: Martha Stewart, Fiskars, EK Success, Darice. I've seen the circle cutter and am dieing to get one. When I purchased my circle punches there was not a circle cutter available. The punches limit the size of the circle, whereas the cutter allows for any incremental size. Next summer's purchase, perhaps!


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