Makeover Madness: Week One

Hi Friends! It is week one of the TPT Makeover Madness Challenge!
This was perfect timing for me because #1 on my summer To Do list was to makeover some of my earlier products, so I was already well into this challenge before it even started! When I began my journey on TPT in July of 2014, I named my store First Grade Chicka Boom Boom Boom. This name matched my classroom and myself perfectly! But as I got further into my selling/creating journey I felt like having "First Grade" in the title was misleading, since my products are for all primary grades...and pre-K as well! So after some consideration, I changed the name...of everything- the store, and all my social media accounts. (It really was not as much of a hassle as I first thought it would be.) The only problem really was that I had created A LOT of products by then! This brings me to my summer To Do list...update old products to match new logo! (Lucky for me so far it has been a very rainy summer in Ohio!)
I started with my BEST SELLING, FAVORITE, products in my store! These are my passion, and they are my social stories!

My students ABSOLUTELY love reading these special stories for important situations in our classroom community! I keep them in a Social Story Basket in my library, and I have to admit, it is the most used basket in the library!

You can find these in my store {here}

I also did a makeover on my other FAVORITE item in my store...
My Brain Stretch Set which includes Joke Of The Day, Question Of The Day, and Fact Of The Day

(You can click on the above products to find them in my TPT store!)
We begin our Morning Meeting every day with our Brain Stretch and the kids LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! The questions, facts, and jokes lead to lots of great conversation, giggles, and creative writing in our journals!
I found these PERFECT kids joke glasses at Target last summer. They are perfect for Joke Of The Day!
I also found these cute little buckets at Target last summer too! The cards fit perfectly inside!
The fun just creates itself!!!

Some days we have class conversations about the Brain Stretch questions and facts, but some days we use them as journal writing prompts! 
Get this journal FREE in my TPT store {here}
Come link up with us in the TPT Sellers will be so glad you did! Thank you to these TERRIFIC ladies for coming up with the idea! in Second
Peppy Zesty Teacherista
Have a great day and check back next week for Makeover Madness: Week Two!


  1. I love the borders on your social story covers. I think I have those too. :) It was great running into you yesterday!


    1. Thanks Amanda! I loved running into you too! My mom loved you!

  2. I love your social stories! It's the best way to teach important routines and behaviors to be successful in school. I need all of them for my classroom this year!


  3. Thank you so much friend! Every time I write one I think about when YOU first taught me about social stories and I experienced the use of our very first social story in my classroom 11 years ago! :)
    Love you!


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