Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Yes! Start the year off INSPIRED with a HUGE sale!
Today and tomorrow my shop is 20% off. At check-out enter the code START16 and get an additional discount.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Dot-It ABC & Numbers

Here's another FUN packet to practice the ABCs and numbers.
I made separate packets or a BUNDLE.
You can use the Do-a-Dot markers or crayon or regular markers.
My grandkids LOVE doing these.
If you check out the PREVIEW on my shops there is a FREE sample to download.
Just click on my sidebar to head over to my shops.
Happy Dotting!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

The stockings are hung and my baking is done!
It's time to get this party started.
From all of mine to all of yours-
 Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.
Hope your holidays are merry and bright!

Thursday, November 19, 2015


What do you do with thousands and thousands of children's books when you retire?

I've been dealing with this dilemma now for several months. After over 40 years of collecting and buying books, I decided to make a library for my grandkids. First, I sorted through all my books and gave a lot of them to my school. I chose only my most favorite ones to keep. Which ended up being quite a few. It's taken me almost six months to decide how I wanted my library organized but I think I'm almost there.
The shelves and boxes are from IKEA. 
 My daughter-in-law did the cute vinyl!
 I grouped the books by genre, authors, levels, and favorite read-aloud. I labeled the boxes so the kids can find what they want but also so they can put the books back when they're finished. There is just one more thing I'm working on and that is cataloging all the books into my laptop for a check-out system. Each family has a book bag and comes often to pick books to take home. The older girls LOVE to play 'school' too.

Needless to say, the grandkids are LOVING it! And so are their moms. Not to mention, grandma LOVES it too.

Friday, November 6, 2015

A-B-C Mini Booklets {NO PREP}

I have two little 4-year-old grandkids that are learning their letters. 
So I decided to make a little packet to help them.
I just uploaded it to my TpT shop.
So far they are both LOVIN' it.
You can check it out by clicking on my sidebar under TpT shop.
I also included a FREE sample in the preview.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Mix It Up

A little while ago, I shared a post about the book: 'Press Here' by Herve' Tullet. You can check it out HERE.
My firsties LOVE this book and enjoy writing their own books after Mr. Tullet's style.

Well, I was happy to discover another book by Herve' Tullet.
This book is great for teaching colors and how to mix them to get purple, orange, and green. Like his other book, this one is interactive as well. The reader needs to follow the directions by shaking, pressing or turning the pages to watch the magic and fun appear.
I'm sure kids will also be able to springboard from this book and use their imaginations to write their own fun, interactive stories!

Of course you can get the books at but I found both books at Costco today for only $9.99, so I just had to grab some for my grandchildren. I guess I've started my Christmas shopping already!

Happy Teaching!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Flip Flaps and a Freebie!

I finally got my FLIP FLAPS packet finished for Language Arts! 
My math version has been a big hit 
and I have had requests to do a LA version
So here it is!
You can check it out on my TpT shop.
It covers a variety of skills.
This is great for a review, or as you teach the skills, or in a center as a reinforcement or even send home for a fun homework page. And the kiddos LOVE making the flip flaps!

You can save if you buy the BUNDLE!
I put both packets together in a bundle for a discount.
And here is a FREE download from the LA packet. 
You can only get it here on my blog.
Just click HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Teaching!