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Monday, February 23, 2015

Teachers are Heroes... DUH!

Y'all know I love a good sale... heck, any kinda sale, BUT the TpT ones are some of my favorites!  I always look over my wishlist in preparation and make sure that I have left feedback for all of my purchases so that I can maximize my savings.  The TpT sale is happening THIS Wednesday, February 25th!  If you enter promo code HEROES you can save up to 28% off most peeps' stores!  I am filling my cart with tons of clip art for new projects and font licenses!

So... what's new in my store?  Glad you asked!  :)  I had last week off (don't throw tomatoes at me) and I was able to finish 2 projects that had been tabled for the last few month due to my divorce.  It felt SO good to sit and create things for a change... and I'm so excited about these 2 new packs!

First up... Under the Sea Non-Fiction Passages for Curious Learners: 9 Non fiction passages, KWL charts, comprehension questions (2 per page to save ink)... and posters of each animal!  My kiddos are enamored with sea life and this is going to be a HIT!    {click the picture to take you  the store link)


The 2nd Pack is George vs. George {A Revolutionary Match Up} which is perfect for 4th and 5th graders.  In this unit you will find:
1) Several graphic organizers for King George III and George Washington,
2) A Venn Diagram with optional tags to paste.
3) 3 non-fiction passages 
4) 1 texting activity (students need to craft a reply text to King George III and a reply text to George Washington)
5) Comprehension questions for the "Why You Taxing Us, Dude" passage! 
I hope that you will score some AMAZING deals during the sale... and that the rest of your week will be AMAZING!  Remember that you can connect with me on FB HERE... and on Instagram HERE!  I'm so much better at updating those vs. blogging these days!  Talk to y'all soon!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

It's Currently February...

How is it already February?  The last month or 2 have really sped by...  won't be long and summer break will be here!  I'm really gifted at summer vacay, y'all!  :)  So... what am I "currently" up to?  I'm linking up with Farley to share...
Listening: to my kiddos playing and laughing on the trampoline with their friends.  They just got home from their weekend with their dad.  Can't believe that my "baby" is 7 years old.  On the day he was born I pulled into the school parking lot and had my first contraction... the school bookkeeper had to drive me to the hospital and I was already almost completely dilated.  Crazy day for sure!  
Loving: I did my 1st food prep today.  I made enough to last almost all week long.  I did a breakfast scramble for breakfast, chicken and spaghetti squash for lunch, steak and sweet potato mash for dinner.  I need to do better and was excited to try something new.  It was the first time I had ever cooked a spaghetti squash... and even the first time I had ever cooked a steak.  Crazy, right?  
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Thinking:  of all the things that need to get done.  Trying to find balance in my new circumstances.  My divorce has been final for a month now.  The boys and I have moved and I'm trying to make this house feel more like "home"...  full time teaching, TpT, and working on my gifted endorsement.  I feel like I"m not doing well with any of it.  I have decided that I will think ahead, but that I'm mostly going to take it day by day... and allow myself some grace while I navigate.  

Wanting: for it to be summer already.  I am so ready for some extended time off, a tan, etc.  I already have a week at the beach planned out.... and super STOKED for the TpT Vegas conference in July!  125 days til the beach trip (me, 2 girlfriends and their small humans, and a babysitter)... and only 158 days til Vegas!  
Needing: a clone of myself... see that part above and all that is going on.  I would like to clone myself, but maybe she could have her JUNK together... and get it done for the both of us.  Maybe she could go grocery shopping, write lesson plans, and vacuum?  Maybe?  ;) 

Pageant title: Introverted Princess ...  how funny would that be?  I was in a pageant once when I was in middle school and I won...  looking back I looked hilarious.  Guess it's a good thing I have boys now... not sure I would know what to do with little girls!  

Hope y'all have a great week...  I haven't been so good with blogging consistently, but I do update my FB page pretty often with freebies, jokes, and interesting links.  Have you stopped by yet?  Talk to y'all soon!