I'm not going to let my "summer brain" stop me from being highly-motivated this week! "New Teacher" orientation kicks off tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited! I was in Office Max this morning (having some MORE classroom decor printed and laminated) and I noticed they are currently having a huge sale on printing and … Continue reading Motivation Monday… Ehhh – Wait… It’s Tuesday!
When I walked into my classroom for the first time this year, the first thing I laid my eyes on were the FIVE mismatched (in color and in height) filing cabinets standing against the largest wall in the classroom. I instantly thought, "There is no way that I am going to be able to mask … Continue reading My Latest Modge Podge Project: Filing Cabinets Decaupaged with Book Pages
It's not my style to use this blog to PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE my educational products... but I thought some of you might want to know about this....My best-selling "Back to School" Activity bundle is now 28% OFF the already-reduced price! Yes, you can now grab 4 extremely unique and engaging activities for LESS than 5 … Continue reading Just in Case You Were UNAWARE…
Good morning guys! Seeing that it's "summer vacation", I should be able to say I'm overly rested and itching to tackle my "to do" list - but.... I stayed up WAYYY past my bed time "crafting"! No, I wasn't decoupaging letters or creating another travel themed bunting - I was actually "digitally crafting"!Last year, I wrote the … Continue reading Crafter’s Corner: Vintage and Travel Themed CCSS Standard Posters + “I Can..” Statements
Are you tired of beginning each school year with the same ol' "Elements of Plot" lesson? The initial vocabulary and concepts related to "Plot" can be kind of "dry" and "boring", especially if you're a student in grades 7th-10th! You know what I'm talking about because we've all been there 😉 I took some time … Continue reading Tired of Teaching “Elements of Plot”? A New, Fun Approach!
When I opened my TPT store back in March of 2014, I spent a decent amount of time reading through all of the threads within the Seller's Forum. Day after day I read posts from sellers "swearing" by Pinterest as a tool to increase sales! I just wasn't buying it. "What are the chances of someone … Continue reading Pinning is Winning: 1 Pinterest Strategy That Has BOOSTED My Exposure!
Today I finished yet another "project" in hopes of one day fulfilling my "vision" of a Travel themed classroom (with an "older" look)! I created these bunting graphics using PowerPoint and clip art that I purchased online. You can download this file for FREE here: Reading Will Take You Places Bunting! Just tryin' to share … Continue reading Travel Themed Classrooom: My Favorite Classroom Bunting Yet!
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In my last post, I told the story of my first classroom "trash to treasure experience" and what it resulted in, which were these ahhh-mazingly fun and functional (I might be just a tad biased) plastic storage cabinets: Now, I know you are going to find this hard to believe but these were old, dusty … Continue reading Classroom Trash to Treasure: DIY Decoupage Storage Cabinets
I set out to town today with a specific goal in mind: I need to make/force/learn to be the most organized teacher there is... Now, I know what you're thinking - there are teacher's out there (you can find some of them on their blogs - like The Clutter-Free Classroom) that are truly the EPITOME … Continue reading Trash to “Travel Treasure”: Teacher Edition