Monday, July 20, 2015

#bingetpt ~ What I've Accomplished While Sucking As A Mom

Who has the back-to-school itch?
This girl!

I've been traveling like crazy all summer- D.C. twice, Vegas twice, Seattle and now I'm at the cabin. My family thinks that I'm up here to live the dream and relax, but the truth is, I've barely left my computer. If I have, rest assure it's been fully documented on social media, so that I look like an adequate parent.

I've accomplished a lot, during my time as a bad mom-
I've had Netflix on round the clock, cooked many meals involving cheese, remained shower-free for three days and gained 2 pounds (I assume). 
And. . .
 I finally uploaded products that I have been using for years in my classroom, but never got around to sharing.

Does anyone else do this? I start working on something, it turns into five more projects and before I know it, I'm sucked in for days. #bingtpt #ibreakforchocolate

Here are a handful of resources that I've been working on:

Tutorial can be found in the description HERE.


Any questions?

Happy Monday!


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Vegas Baby! {I Heart TPT}

I'm linking up with The Elementary Entourage to talk about my TPT experience- what a great idea, girls!

Since then, I have been in D.C. at the AFT TEACH conference and now I'm up at the cabin. I swear that teachers are just as busy in the summer as they are during the school year!

This conference was so powerful in so many different ways.

First of all, could I love these girls any more?! Tongass Teacher and Live, Laugh, I Love Kindergarten were the best roomies ever! (Bottom row- Sweet Sarah, Kayla, Jen and Melissa)

We stayed at the beautiful. . .

And besides learning a ton, I got to take Polaroid pictures (what?) with one of my favorite people in the world, Molly from Lucky To Be In First!

I also finally met my sweet buddy, Elyse!

And Tongass Teacher and Scentos gave away a ton of goodies!

I also was lucky enough to volunteer for GoNoodle! Yes!!! Seriously, this company is so good to teachers and I want to shout it from every rooftop. I LOVE GoNoodle!

I even got to have lunch with all of my fellow authors at Spark Of Inspiration Blog!

I had the best time and am having some serious attachment issues, missing all of my friends!

Monday, June 29, 2015


How about a Summer Fun giveaway from the authors (myself included) of A Spark of Inspiration?  Aren't there great things in the bag?!?!  This would be perfect for Vegas!  To enter, complete the Rafflecopter below.  Good luck!  Winner will be announced this weekend!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Calling All MN and WI Teachers!

I am so excited and will be giving away lots of good stuff to attendees! If you live in MN/WI (or anywhere, really), make sure to come to this affordable conference!
Feel free to email me with any questions:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

End of Year Planning

This time of year is fast and furious. 
To stay on top of things, I make sure that I am. . . 
wait for it. . . 
ready for next year!
2015-2016 lesson calendar?
It's fun and easy to be prepared for August.

Then it dawned on me that I might have a few things left to do yet, this year.
You know, those end-of-year to-do-list items that sneak up on you.

Like what?

Like grades.
Like Field Day.
End of Year Letter to kids.
Butterfly Performance. Yes. You heard me.
Field trip? Yep. That, too.
All school party on the last day. Whose idea was that?!
Oh, and I have lessons for the next 10 days because I'm still teaching. . . I swear.

Here are a few things that I've thrown together in this hazy mist of May.

Graduation Pack

Grab this Summer Review here.

Grab this Summer Review here.

Word of the Week

Bird Feeder Science/Art!

I leave you with an adorable video of one of my kinders planning his house that I will live in. And my son. And the landlord.

Happy long weekend!

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