Sunday, June 30, 2013

A FREE ITEM EVERY DAY All Summer Long {Classroom Organization and Management} 2.0

I can't believe it has been a complete year since I kicked off the original Summer of Freebies! You can check out all of the tips, ideas, photos and products from the Summer of 2012 by viewing this post here. I had such a blast doing it and am even more excited than ever for The Summer of Daily Tips and Flash Freebies version 2.0! 

This summer I'll be posting daily with even more ideas to get you and your classroom organized and ready for the upcoming school year. The info below is will give you all the details and tell you how you can join in the fun!


I am so excited about summer! I love it for many, many reasons. Right up at the top of the list is helping teachers get ready for a new school year both in the real world and here on my little ole blog.

I have a HUGE collection of tips for organizing and managing your classroom and am so excited to be sharing oodles of them with you this summer. While some have been featured in my best-selling Clutter-Free Guide to Organizing and Managing Your Classroom, most will be brand new and exclusive to the site this summer.

I will also be posting a DAILY TIP & FLASH FREEBIE each and every weekday throughout the ENTIRE SUMMER.
In addition to a classroom organization and management "tip of the day," I will be creating and giving away a free printable each weekday during the months of July and August.

BUT...

They'll be gone in a FLASH!

Each freebie will be only be free for a short time so be sure to snag them when they debut. In the past the product has typically been available for 3-4 hours on average. I vary the times and try to keep in mind both the East and West Coast time zones. There are several items this summer that will remain as Freebies for the entire summer.


After each debuts as a FREEBIE for a limited time, they will be added to my product inventory in my Teacher Store and can be purchased from there at any time. One it goes into inventory it will remain a paid product. Last summer I received a lot of emails and FB messages asking if I could make it free again. Out of fairness and respect to individuals who have purchased a product, I don't feel it is right to lower the price or make free an item that some people have paid for. 












Please note that I do not manually send out the email notifications. I post the blog entry and the emails are autogenerated by Blogger afterwards. There may be times when you receive the email after the freebie has "flashed." Therefore it is recommended that you check the blog throughout the day and/or follow CFClassroom on facebook as I always update my status on there to announce a freebie as soon as it goes live.




By doing each of the above, you'll be notified when the FREEBIES are released so you can snag them right away. Please note that Facebook and following the blog in real time are the most effective ways to get current updates when posts go live.

Before you ask....I still plan on posting on the weekends as well, but have left those days open on my blog-planning calendar so I have some wiggle room to post about whatever my little heart desires on those days. Happy summer friends!









Be sure to follow my blog and store  and Facebook Page for notification of the FreebiesClick here to access a collection of Teacher Tips or tour my Classroom Makeover here.

35 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so excited for this! Please keep Alaska's time zone in mind also :)

    Teaching in the Tongass

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    1. Hi Teaching in the Tongass, Are you from Alaska or did you move there to teach? Either way it sounds interesting. :) Jodi from The Clutter-Free Classroom

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  2. Woo hoo! I loved this last summer. Thanks for doing it again. It really helped me find some helpful stuff for my first year of teaching. Hopefully, it will help my 2nd year as well! =)

    Sarah
    Miss A's Kindergarten

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    1. Hi Sarah, Congrats on completing your first year! Such an exciting time. Happy Summer. :) Jodi

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  3. Yay!!! I love all of your classroom management info, and have been working on my routines and procedures with your Teaching Procedures and Routines product. I'll be reading your advice and watching for those flash freebies :D

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    1. Hi Kris,
      The teaching Procedures and Routines Product is one of my favorites. I use it each summer to update my own classroom procedures. Do you have a favorite routine that works well for you? Thanks for reading along. :) Jodi from The Clutter-Free Classroom

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  4. I can't wait! I hope I can snag as many as possible for my first year back after a two year hiatus. I wish I was available more during the summer, but I work retail until we move, and then we have a LONG cross country drive ahead of us. Is there anyway you could make the freebies be up for like 12 hours so I have a better chance of snagging them? Pretty please? With a cherry on top?

    Mrs. D Reading with Mrs. D

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    1. Hi Mrs. D,
      Wow a big move and a new job! So exciting. Where are you moving from/to? What grade will you be teaching? They won’t all be up for 12 hours, but some will have extended time and other will remain free forever. :) It really all depends on how long it took me to make the item. There’s a method to my madness ;) Thanks for reading along and best of luck with all the changes you have coming up. :) Jodi from The Clutter-Free Classroom

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    1. Hi Courtney,
      Thanks! I hope your summer is off to a great start. :) Jodi from The Clutter-Free Classroom

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  6. This is so exciting! I need all the help I can get preparing for my first year of teaching!!

    Jenny
    Looney for Third

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    1. Hi Jenny!
      Woo Hoo! Congrats on your first teaching job!! That is so very exciting. Am I correctly inferring from your signature that you’ll be teaching 3rd in the fall? I’ve been in 3rd for 7 years now. It’s one of my favorites!
      :) Jodi from The Clutter-Free Classroom

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    2. Thank you!

      YES! It was the grade I was hoping for! :)

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    1. Hi Leslee,
      You’re very welcome. Thanks for reading along. :) Jodi from The Clutter-Free Classroom

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    1. You're welcome! :) Jodi from www.CFClassroom.com

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  9. Hi Again Leslee,
    You’re welcome....twice! :) Jodi from The Clutter-Free Classroom

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  10. I am very excited about this! I LOVE your blog. I just got started on some blogs thanks to checking out some references from pins on Pinterest . I can't believe I have missed so many valuable tips and freebies that fellow teachers have to offer! Thanks so much!

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  11. Oh No I missed it...I just got the email...how is it already over! :(
    Amanda
    mrsdsdiamonds.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Amanda,
      I'm sorry you missed it. I do not actually send out the emails. Blogger auto-generates them, but I don't have any control on when they are sent. I do post about the freebies in Facebook in real time. If you don't have a Facebook account I would suggest checking in periodically throughout the day. The length of time the product is available as a free download directly correlates to the amount of time it took to create it. They are all available for a minimum of 3 hours however many will remain free forever. My policy is that once a freebie becomes a paid item in my store inventory it remains that way. This is out of fairness to the people who have since purchased the product. Thank you for your understanding.

      :) Jodi from www.CFClassroom.com

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    2. Thanks Jodi...I do completely understand! Thank you so much! You provide such amazing products and it's so generous of you to be offering up freebies through the summer! I'll keep your blog open in my internet browser and be sure to check it each day!! :)
      Amanda

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  12. I just received the email @ 6:23 p.m. What time did the flash freebie end?
    Toyia
    torewilli371@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Toyla,
      Thank you for letting me know about what time you received the email! That's valuable information. I do not actually send out the emails. Blogger auto-generates them, but I don't have any control on when they are sent. I do post about the freebies in Facebook in real time. If you don't have a Facebook account I would suggest checking in periodically throughout the day. This freebie was available from 1-6 PM EST. The length of time the product is available as a free download directly correlates to the amount of time it took to create it. They are all available for a minimum of 3 hours however many will remain free forever. My policy is that once a freebie becomes a paid item in my store inventory it remains that way. This is out of fairness to the people who have since purchased the product. Thank you for your understanding.

      :) Jodi from www.CFClassroom.com

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  13. I just received the email @ 6:23 p.m. What time did the flash freebie end?
    Toyia
    torewilli371@yahoo.com

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  14. Did I miss it too? I am new to this.

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    1. Hi Betsy,
      I'm sorry you missed it. I do not actually send out the emails. Blogger auto-generates them, but I don't have any control on when they are sent. I do post about the freebies in Facebook in real time. If you don't have a Facebook account I would suggest checking in periodically throughout the day. The length of time the product is available as a free download directly correlates to the amount of time it took to create it. They are all available for a minimum of 3 hours however many will remain free forever. My policy is that once a freebie becomes a paid item in my store inventory it remains that way. This is out of fairness to the people who have since purchased the product. Thank you for your understanding.

      :) Jodi from www.CFClassroom.com

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  15. My email was also just received at 6:23 pm est. Would it be possible for you to make this available again for those of us who didn't get a chance to access this great resource?
    Thanks

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    1. Hi Midtchr,
      I'm sorry you missed it. It was available from 1-6PM EST. I do not actually send out the emails. Blogger auto-generates them, but I don't have any control on when they are sent. I do post about the freebies in Facebook in real time. If you don't have a Facebook account I would suggest checking in periodically throughout the day. The length of time the product is available as a free download directly correlates to the amount of time it took to create it. They are all available for a minimum of 3 hours however many will remain free forever. My policy is that once a freebie becomes a paid item in my store inventory it remains that way. This is out of fairness to the people who have since purchased the product. Thank you for your understanding.

      :) Jodi from www.CFClassroom.com

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  16. My email came at 6:23pm est. also. Really disappointed that I misse it. I was watching for the email all day.

    Thanks

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    1. I'm sorry you missed it. It was available from 1-6PM EST. I do not actually send out the emails. Blogger auto-generates them, but I don't have any control on when they are sent. I do post about the freebies in Facebook in real time. If you don't have a Facebook account I would suggest checking in periodically throughout the day. The length of time the product is available as a free download directly correlates to the amount of time it took to create it. They are all available for a minimum of 3 hours however many will remain free forever. My policy is that once a freebie becomes a paid item in my store inventory it remains that way. This is out of fairness to the people who have since purchased the product. Thank you for your understanding.

      :) Jodi from www.CFClassroom.com

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  17. I love this! I have been a stalker of your blog and tpt store for a while now and I love it! You are so creative and seem to always have just what I need. These flash freebies are going to make me more of a stalker than I already was. ;) Thank you so much.

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    1. Thanks Jaime! Its going to be an exciting Summer!

      :) Jodi from www.CFClassroom.com

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  18. Your resources are fabulous. Thank you for sharing!
    Polliwog Place

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  19. Hello. I am a high school math teacher looking to become more efficient and organized. I have recently read The Clutter Free guide to organizing your classroom. For the last 5 years I have been a nomadic teacher and now at last I have a room of my own. First semester down and I am revamping lots of things for the return to school this Monday. Anyway, thank you for the great resources on TPT and here. Keep high school teachers in mind and have a great new year!

    Robyn

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