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!