Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Birthday Bundle

I just completed my newest packet and I gotta say I love it!
This packet has 9 different activities to choose from to make birthdays special in your classroom. 
Here is a detailed description of the activities included.
If you're like me I like to have everything ready for when school starts and getting the birthday stuff together is the first thing I start on in the summer. That's why I wanted to get this packet done and out there.
I hope you'll check it out in either of my shops. Just click the sidebar for a link to my shops.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having an awesome summer!

Monday, June 15, 2015


 As teachers we see our little ones doing crazy things all the time and sometimes it makes it so we don't look at things the same way as others. You've probably mistaken mud for poop or water for pee. You're nodding your head and thinking about that time in the assembly when you went to clean up the mud on the floor without a paper towel. Yeah right mud doesn't smell like that! Have you ever been in the middle of a very important teaching moment only to look down at a child making bubbles with their saliva? Yeah, you've seen it, bubbles all over their lips like a dog foaming at the mouth.
Well keep that picture in your mind and then picture this-

My sweet hubby took me out for a 'fancy' dinner on Saturday night. I ordered the halibut and this is what they brought me. It was a unique masterpiece but all I could see was the bubbles and a kid's mouth. I started laughing and laughing and had to plug my nose so I wouldn't snort. People in the restaurant started to stare. They just don't understand teachers!
Needless to say, they were made of grapefruit foam and not saliva.

Hope you're having a wonderful summer!

Monday, June 1, 2015

The End

A fabulous Hawaiian vacation, a rope, the school year, a good book, a delicious meal, and a career. What do these all have in common? They all have an end. And as the familiar saying goes, "all good things must come to an end." So it is with very mixed emotions I say good-bye to not only my darling little firsties but my career as a teacher. I am officially retired!

After 38 wonderful, crazy, stressful, tiring, unforgettable, rewarding, fun years-- it's time to cap my red pen, turn the Smart board off, put away my pointer and say good-bye.
As I begin a new chapter in my life, it's hard to leave the old behind. Teaching gets in your blood and I know I will not be able to survive without it. I'm teaching piano lessons and I'm teaching children in my church. So hopefully I can get my teaching fix. I also have a notebook full of ideas for teaching packets that I never had time to make. So please don't 'unfollow' me just because I'm an 'old-retired' teacher. Hopefully, I'll still be able to contribute to a profession that I cherish with all my heart!
My sweet husband and caring children sent me 38 gorgeous roses for my retirement open house.
I have been so blessed over the years to work with wonderful, caring, creative, and smart teachers, administrators, parents, children, and friends that have changed my life forever. I take with me many cherished and precious memories.
from the bottom of my heart!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Keeping Them Engaged and Busy To The END!

I don't know about you but I am in the final countdown. We have 8 days left and my firsties are high as kites! 
With all the dance practices, assemblies, parties, rainy weather, and activities it's hard to keep them in control. But a few of my packets have been lifesavers in keeping my kiddos engaged and busy.
There's no way my kids want to learn something new so we are reviewing and staying strong to the end but in a fun way.
 My kids LOVE to do a Find a Friend. It gets them up and moving and they get to talk to their friends while reviewing important skills.
 Anything that involves Do-A-Dot markers is a HUGE hit in my class.
 Another favorite is playing Tic-Tac-Toe. Again playing with a friend is the best!
Flip Flaps have been a favorite all year and the fast finishers even play a little game with it.
 We've been doing some reviewing with SCOOT! Another fun activity to get them up and moving while reviewing.
My kiddos love doing these a second time because they are more confident and think they are really smart because now it's 'easy'!
You can find these at my Teacher Shops. Click my side bar for a link to my TeacherPayTeacher  or Teacher Notebook shop.

I'm trying to enjoy every minutes with my little ones. All too soon it will be time to say good-bye and then I'll miss them terribly.

Happy End-of-the-Year Teaching!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Teacher Appreciation and a SALE!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Teachers!
Last week we were spoiled, pampered, loved, and appreciated by our wonderful PTA, parents, and students.
THANK YOU parents and students!

We were treated like Rock Stars!
We had lunch brought in every day, a dirty drink bar all week, flowers, candy, gift cards, presents, classroom supplies, and one PTA dad made everyone smoothies. 
What more could a teacher ask for?
A SALE you say? Okay!
Get ready to shop till you drop! 
300 × 300

My shops are 20% off. Enter the promo codes for extra saving!


Happy Teaching!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Teachers Are Heroes SALE!

You won't want to miss the BIG TeachersPayTeachers SALE!
My whole shop is 20% off. Plus use the promo code: HEROES and get an additional 10% off.

Even my new packets are on sale!

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Milestone SALE and a FREEBIE!

I'm feeling very blessed and grateful today for this awesome profession that I belong to. 
Teachers are one in a million!

I never dreamed I'd ever make my milestone with TeachersPayTeachers.
But I DID!!!

You can check out all the other amazing TpT milestoners HERE.

So to say THANK YOU and to celebrate, I'm having a SALE!
Everything in my TpT shop is 20% off until Wednesday.

Also as a THANK YOU, here is a little February FREEBIE.
It's a fun little game for adding ten. It's simple and easy to prep.
Click HERE to download.

Again, THANKS everyone!