Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Back to School Rally & Giveaway!!!!

Enormous... and I mean EeeeeeNORMOUS Giveaway! Back to School Rally is almost here!

The countdown has started. There are just 3 days until the Back to School Fab but under 500 Giveaway! Along with over 100 other TpT and Etsy sellers we wanted to showcase our stores and talents. There are so many incredible products out there so we thought we would show some love and give a ton away to get back to school off right for you!

Here is a peek at the prize packs you could win:

Prize Pack #1 includes 18 products from TpT sellers, a handmade banner for your classroom fromMPaper Designs and a personalized teacher cup from Sugar Stitches Designs!

Prize Pack #2 includes 19 products from TpT sellers, a teacher planner from The Nifty Planner, and a  personalized teacher sign from Blended Creations Inc.

Prize Pack #3 includes 17 products from TpT sellers, a handmade classroom garland from MPaper Designs and a pencil door sign from Details in the Design.

Prize Pack #4 includes 18 products from TpT sellers, a handmade classroom garland from MPaper Designs, and a personalized pencil door sign from Bows and Bells Hangers.

Prize Pack #5 includes 15 products from TpT sellers a personalized sign from MACInspired Crafts plus a personalized teacher block sign from Blended Creations Inc!

Prize Pack #6 includes products from 16 TpT sellers a personalized door sign from Cara's Southern Designs, and a personalized teacher cup from Mommy's Latte Fund!

Prize Pack #7 includes 16 products from TpT sellers, a teacher planner of your choice from Little Drop Designs, a personalized door sign from MACInspired Creations plus a personalized teacher cup from Mommy's Latte Fund!

I am so thankful for all of the creative sellers who made this giveaway happen! These products are incredible and I am so excited that we get to give away 7 different prize packs to 7 winners filled with so many incredible products! Now I am just wishing that I could enter too. 

Don't forget to come back Friday to enter!

I am in pack #3 if you are interested. ;)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Is it August Already?

This summer has been the most rejuvenating summer for me in quite some time.  Maybe it was the two-week long road trip to the south, or maybe it was being able to accomplish so many projects, or perhaps it was tripling my products on Teachers Pay Teachers.  Regardless of what it was that did the trick, I have never had a better summer in my professional life.

Yet, as August 1st looms and my summer vacation shrinks down to only days, I can't help but realize how different this school year will be for me personally, and although I am nervous and anxious, I am also excited and eager.

One week ago my oldest child moved out.  Not only are bedrooms being rearranged and painted, but the feel of the house has changed as well.  We've gone from a loud, bustling, somewhat crowded house of four, to a quiet, calm, little house of three.  And as my daughter prepares to take over her brother's bigger bedroom, I finally get to reclaim the office I lost 13 years ago when she blessed our lives with her birth.

It's quite surprising how much a 96 square foot office can get me giddy, but I couldn't stop smiling from ear to ear when we finally bought the paint this evening.  No longer will my desk and files be in the storage room in the basement.  No longer will I have a computer and table of school supplies in the living room.  No longer will I have to work where others are trying to relax, fighting off a dog and a cat for some space on the couch.  I get to reclaim my office, I get to reclaim my living room, and I get to reclaim a part of myself; I can't wait.  Now if only I can get it repainted and get everything moved and settled before my vacation is officially over.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

And So it Begins...

About to start my seventeenth year of teaching, I've suddenly gotten this crazy notion to do something new and wildly different.  I am going to start my own blog.  Blogs themselves aren't wildly different, but for me, it is, and for me to document my teaching, my classroom, my observations, and the humor that goes on inside my walls with someone other than my family and a few close friends is a radical shift in my daily behavior.  So here we go.  Buckle up and hold on.  We've got 4 weeks until inservice starts...