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Spirit Monkey, LIKE & Tag, and Currently

Have you seen these things???
They are Ah-Mazing!!!
My school is about to go bananas over these!!!
What are they?

created by a teacher
of course
these are the newest and greatest things around
how do they work?
different ways
they are incentives to
bring things back like signed papers or library books
they can help with attendance, food drives, or PTO membership
they encourage good behavior and good grades
they can be awards for joining clubs and having good manners
SO MUCH these STICKS can do...

first your students need the spirit stick key ring
(which you can sell and use that profit to fund your sticks)
and then you order some sticks that you can give away

these honor roll sticks
each color represents a six week period


PTO can give these away when the parents join


perfect attendance sticks can be given out
every 6 weeks too
THEN you can pick some STICKS that you can sell
you want to make these limited edition so they are special and the kiddos want them
you sell them for $1 each
the sales of these helps offset the cost of the ones you give away
examples of some we are going to sell are:

this set has one stick per month...
so what we are going to do is sell the apple one only in August
and then the leaf in Sept. and the Pumpkin in Oct.

here are a few more we want to sell


Boo Spirit Sticks C

and then there are these..

 and these

I am telling you these are the newest incentives
and the kids are going to go CRAY CRAY over them

Spirit Monkey
is making me a deal

if I can get 200 people to head on over to their FB page
and LIKE their page AND tag themselves in the pic below
they will not only give one of the new followers 200 Spirit Key Rings
BUT I get 200 for my school too!!!
you tag yourself in the pic
*****UPDATE AS OF 3:58pm on 6-4-2012******
the pic is NOT allowing anymore TAGs
because too many tags are on it
 so LIKE the picture
and be sure to
thanks for your understanding!!! love ya

SO head on over to SPIRIT MONKEY's FB PAGE
by clicking on the pic below
and look around... leave a note that I sent YA

While you are there... tell them FARLEY sent ya!!!
remember 200 is the magic number
look around when you go over there
they post new pics regularly so make sure you look under wall pictures to find
the pic above 


it is that time again...

 the last question is ALL about trips
WISH you could go here
WENT here this hear
WANT to go here this summer

I would LOVE to go to the Galapagos Islands
trouble is I am scared to fly and I think I have to get to Ecuador and well that ain't gonna happen
and then you have to cruise to the islands and I read a really
upsetting article about how tourism is
ruining the islands and well I won't support that

I went to Rockport, TX this year
it was possibly the best weekend trip I have taken with my little fam of 3

I want to head to The Sip (Mississippi) this summer
a LOT of my fam lives there and they have NOT seen bub
so hubs and I are working out the details for this to happen
and if it does I am sure you will see pics!!!

OK here is yours....
BEFORE I let you link up
look over on my sidebar and do not forget to join the Teacher Block Partay
click on your grade level and LINK up!!!
don't forget to head on over to Spirit Monkey's FB page and LIKE and TAG
it is so worth it :)


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  2. I have been to Ecuador (but not the Galapagos Islands) and I thought it was a FANTASTIC country to explore!!! I'm scared of flying too but after going it was definitely worth it. Guess you could take a boat there from somewhere- just might take a little longer ;)

    Sparkles , Smiles, and Student Teaching

  3. So cute - I was looking through your site and wondered if you still had a copy of your parent communication log to share. It looks wonderful, but I can't access it. Thanks.

    1. go look in my TpT store or TN store and I have it in there for FREE :) glad you like it...

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  5. Yay Currently! Thanks for hosting!

    I linked up my blog under first and second grade, since I teach both! Hope that is okay. :) Happy summer to you!!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

    1. of course... link up in all that apply :)

  6. The Currently is so fun. Thanks for putting it together. I am your newest follower.


  7. Love those Spirit Monkey sticks !

  8. Oh my goodness...I have participated your super cute Currently parties and always thought I was a follower....I wasn't a follower just a stalker participating in parties. How horrible is that:-) I have remedied the situation and am so glad I did cuz the spirit sticks are adorable.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  9. Loving those Spirit Monkey Sticks!! This would be awesome for my school since we are named Spirit Elementary! What a great incentive!! :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  10. Haha! Love that you call it The Sip! I grew up there, and most of my family still lives there. I'm taking a trip with Keagan this summer BY CAR from VA and am dreading it, but I really want them to be able to see him. Love your currently and am very jealous you're out for summer already. 7 more days for me!

    1. my cousins call it The Sip and they are pretty cool by my standards so I started calling it that too!!! That is a long ride fo sho... we will be going with a 3 year old and 2 dogs LOL... about a 10 hours drive for us!!! how about you?

  11. I love your blog design, especially the stache!

    Little Treasures

  12. LOVE the Spirit Sticks!! How cool are they!? I'll have to definitely look into those! Also, the new blog design is awesome :)


    The Quirky Apple

  13. Hi, I would love to link up to your teacher partay, but I'm not sure where I would fit in since I homeschool; teach grade 2, grade 1, and kindy. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you. :o)

    1. link to ALL that apply no strict rules here :)

  14. Just me again, ummmm, was thinking about joining in with your linky above as well. Could you give me a quick walk through on how to save, fill it in, pop it on my blog type of thing. Thanks.

    1. Let me know if you get an answer; you're not the only confused one :)

    2. I am horrible at directions for this... you should save the empty template and then open it up in power point stretch it to fit nicely and then use text boxes to fill in your answers... save as a jpeg and write a post about currently :) think that sums it up... let me know if it didn't work :)

    3. This is just what I was about to ask! Thanks!

  15. Love your new blog design, very fun!!

    Surfin' Through Second

  16. I am confused about how to edit and post a "currently" image to my site... someone enlighten me?

    1. save the empty template and then open it up in power point stretch it to fit nicely and then use text boxes to fill in your answers... save as a jpeg and write a post about currently :) add your saved currently jpeg and WHA LAA

  17. Well, I certainly hope you get the opportunity to make to MISSISSIPPI!!! My stomping grounds! I've checked out the "Currently" lately on Jana's blog as well as yours....Think I will jump in this time! Be well and happy summer!

    1. we are FO SHO going to The Sip... just working out details... where in THE Sip are you from??? and who is Jana? blog names please so I can thank her for sending you over!!!

    2. Jana is Thinking Out Loud---you know!! I get the same way too. But, I always read her posts!! She's a great blog buddy! I'm in Jackson/Brandon

    3. yes yes yes ... now I know... I get names and blogs all confused... do you know how many Kristens there are in blogland.... a lot

  18. Love the blog design and your Currently!
    Just started blogging myself - thanks!

  19. Woman, I'm assuming you switched grade at some point, but HAHAHA I just spent some time making sure I was messing something up when I saw the link ohboy3rdgrade on the "Tweet" your link up.... HA!
    Thanks for doing this, and I love your blog. I have got to be one of the most sarcastic people in real life....and love that you are so stinkin funny and bring out some sarcasm on your blog!
    Ann Marie

    1. yeah I taught 3rd grade for ten years and moved last year... and I was not upset to leave third I was upset to change my blog name... HA HA HA
      sorry for the confusion I could change my address but I am too attached to it :)

  20. Thanks for doing this, Farley. It's always a ton of fun!

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  21. Thank you so much for hosting this Linky each month. I also want you to know how much I appreciate the block party. I am changing grade levels and have been searching for second grade blogs and you have made this job sooooooooo easy for me.

  22. I just linked up with your currently party. Thank you for hosting as this was my first ever currently and it's so exciting to take a moment and sit back and reflect!

    Turtley Loving Teaching

  23. I just happened across your blog from another teacher's blog and just want to say I "puffy" heart you! I love your sense of humor and see a lot of myself in your personality. I'm a new follower and I look forward to reading more! =)

  24. I love the spirit tags! What an awesome idea.

    I followed a trail to your blog, and just wanted to say hi! I'm a first grade teacher rolling up to 4th grade next year. Can't wait to read through your blog!


  25. Your blog is adorable!! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to check out some of your past posts :)


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    1. Sorry, needed to edit my comment...ack! Anyhow...just wanted to say that I love your witty blog style. Can't figure out why its taken me this long to find you! LOL


  27. I have been following your blog, but never made one of my own to ever respond. I just recently did, and I want to say that I really enjoy reading your stuff. As a first year teacher in fourth it's been great to follow what you and others do. I love the spirit stick idea! I am all about getting those for next year, my kids would go nuts over them. :)

  28. I feel like an idiot.I linked up 3 times. So sorry. The first one it linked to some site that is not my own. It is almost like a virus. The second time it linked to my post. The third time was a charm and it worked. Is there anyway to delete the 2 before??? So so so so so SORRY!!!

    1. no big deal... I took the extras off :) thanks for linking up times 3 minus 2 equal linking up once LOL

  29. The students looooove the spirit sticks. My school used them last year and the kids were so proud to get one. If I forgot to give them to our student of the week, they were sure to remind me. Great giveaway!! I gotta link up!

    Thanks Farley!!


  30. Hi Farley,

    I wanted to join in on the linky party doing the "currently" thing for the month of June! I am not a teacher just yet, actually just graduated from college on Friday, so I don't know what "block party" to join! Would you help me out?


  31. Eeek! I did it! Just participated in my first ever Linky Party and my first Currently! Thanks for helping me kill two birds with one stone!

    EduKate and Inspire

  32. I just discovered your fabulous blog!! I love ..... and !!!! also, so I know this blog is for me. ;) I'm a new blogger and would love to have you drop by!

    Teaching Maddeness
    PS I have a 100 follower giveaway going on right now!

  33. Just discovered your awesome blog! We are IN LOVE with the Spirit Tags. Already emailed them to our principal and PFA President.

    Now working on linking up with you fabulous bloggers. Thanks for hosting the fun Currently idea. We can so do this one!! :)

    Christy & Tammy

  34. Thought we needed to be at an even 200 for the currently in June!! haha!!

    Mallory @ {6th Grade} All-Stars


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