SPLISH-SPLASH! It's a Summertime Blog Bash!

The blog hop is finally here!  What a great way to kick off the first unofficial week of summer.  Once Memorial Day hits, I am in full summer mode!  I am so happy to be hosting this summer themed blog hop that consists of 40+ other bloggers!  You are in for a treat!

What will you find in this fabulous blog hop?  Well, freebies and giveaways galore - for starters!  Each blogger is offering up one of their Teachers Pay Teachers products for free for a LIMITED TIME!  The product will only be available this week, so do NOT delay.  Get hopping right away!  You have until Friday to snag each and every freebie!

In addition to the freebies, each blogger is also giving our hoppers a chance to win other great prizes, so be sure to enter in for even more goodies!  It's the hop to end all other hops :)

If you're visiting the Classroom Game Nook for the first time, welcome!  Please take a look around and be sure to click on the tabs at in the navigation bar at the top to find loads of free games for each content area!

But without further delay, let's get this hoppin' party started!

I created a fun file-folder game for having students practice identifying antonyms, synonyms, or unrelated words.  I added in the "unrelated words" part because I think it will really allow some critical thinking on the students' part.  The game includes 57 word pair cards that students place onto the correct sorting mat.  It's available in color or black and white.

It's simple to assemble.  Glue the title page on the front of the folder, directions page on the back of the folder and then the sorting mats and cards on the inside as shown below.  I used a library pocket to put the words cards in.

From now till Friday you can get this for FREE exclusively here on the blog!  Just click on any of the pics above! WAHOO!  Be sure to snag it right away before the freebie link disappears!  After Friday, it will only be available on TPT for $3.00.


I'm so excited to be giving away one of my classroom theme décor packs (a $12.99 value!!!!) as part of this fabulous blog hop.  Over the past few summers I have created several different theme packs that help teachers to add a little pizzazz to your classroom décor in a snap.  These have been some of my best sellers and have found their way in the top 50 products sold during the summer on TpT!  These packs are sooo packed with everything you need to make your classroom theme come alive. There are even editable options to customize the pack for your class!

Here are the themes you have to choose from: {Click on any of the themes to see the full description and preview on TpT}

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I know how much teachers love the summer.  Even though I don't teach in the classroom anymore, I still get an extra giddy feeling when the weather gets warm.  Here in Rochester, NY the city comes alive! 

Here are some of my summertime faves :)

We have fabulous public markets and festivals.  We try to spend as much time outside as possible!

Going to the public market on Saturdays is once of my favorite things to do.  This is from one of our outings last summer (My little Clara was so tiny!)


I mentioned we have tons of festivals in Rochester (The Ukrainian Festival?  Yeah, we've got that...we have a festival for EVERYTHING) - This was one from a couple weeks ago - the Lilac Festival.

Last year my hubby and his dad built a deck on the back of our house.  It took the better half of the summer to build so this summer I am planning on really enjoying it this year!  I think it will be my favorite place :)

We also have this fabulous beach-side bar that we love to go to.  I hope to spend a fair amount of time there, too :)