Tired of Teaching “Elements of Plot”? A New, Fun Approach!

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!

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Pinning is Winning: 1 Pinterest Strategy That Has BOOSTED My Exposure!

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!

Travel Themed Classrooom: My Favorite Classroom Bunting Yet!

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!

Classroom Trash to Treasure: DIY Decoupage Storage Cabinets

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

Trash to “Travel Treasure”: Teacher Edition

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

I Hit the “Travel Theme” JACKPOT Today!

So if you've been following my recent posts, you know that I've made an executive decision to transform my new classroom into some sort of "Travel Haven". If you haven't, check out these two posts to catch yourself up 😉 My "Travel Themed Classroom" Adventure DIY: Name Decoupaged on Wooden Letters The inspiration for a … Continue reading I Hit the “Travel Theme” JACKPOT Today!