Monday, May 4, 2015

Teacher Appreciation SALE!!!

I know the news has spread far and wide... but just in case you haven't heard....

We appreciate you (teachers)!!!

TpT is having a major sale in honor of you and so am I!

 Click the picture to check out all the deals.


Here are a few of my top sellers so far this Spring:

Happy Shopping!!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter, Bunny-Mallows and a FREEBIE!

We had the best Easter weekend.  It was filled with family fun, great food, lots of sweets, egg dying, a wonderful church service and two egg hunts!  After all that Easter fun, I was a bit inspired to create a fun graphing activity to go with these Bunny-Mallows I found at the store.

Sorry it's a little late, but it can still go along with your Spring activities. :)

Click the picture below to grab it for FREE!

 Here are a few pics from our family Easter egg hunt.  I was worried about how many eggs she would get this year, and let me tell ya-- this girl was a pro!  Her bag was so heavy... I kept asking her to let me carry it and she refused until I finally just took it away! haha She is a mess.  It truly was the best weekend!!!


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Currently in ummmm April

I'm linking up with Farley for April's Currently... yes, I know it's April.  I thought for sure when I said I was going to step back a bit that I would at least get on like every other week...  I apologize for not blogging, but if you knew how busy I have been-- you would totally understand!

I thought this Linky was the perfect time for me to update you on what's Currently going on!

1.  We are currently living in my parent's upstairs.. We are cramped, but it's FREE!  Our house sold in like 1 day, we moved out, put stuff in storage, went to Disney, bought a lot and I've been all over the place busy these past 2 months!  My Nana is downstairs helping watch my niece while my sister in law sews with my mom.  Sara is napping, so I thought I might actually log into blogger for once!

2.  Yes, I am LOVING my Pampered Chef business! I never thought I would be in direct sales in a million years, and I have no clue if I will do this forever.  But, I have begun building a team and I make almost what I made as a teacher.  It truly is a blessing to be able to stay home with SJ and be a mommy for now.

3.  Since we are upstairs, we are a bit cramped.  I have tried to organize it some-what.. but then I got lax for a while and need to pick back up.  After all, we will be here for a few months.  I cannot live in chaos!

4.  We are already more than ready to move in... but we have a ways to go.


5.  And we are trying hard to save money so we can put down 20%.  We are sort close to what we should be at this point, but still not sure we will do it.  Say a pray for us, bc I'd really like to knock off some un-needed insurance each month by putting down 20%.

6.  And my blog name is pretty self-explanatory.  I did add "At home and in the classroom" because I wanted to feel like if I ever blogged about something outside of school it was all good! ;)

Thanks for stopping by.  Hopefully, it won't take me a month to get back on.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Being a mom is magical...

As you can see, I haven't been a good blogger lately.  Life has been a crazy roller coaster the past few weeks, and I am happy to say it is finally slowing down a bit.  We took an amazing trip to Walt Disneyworld at the end of the February.  It was the best family trip and much needed after the chaos of packing and moving in with family (we are currently building a house).

I just wanted to stop in and share a few of my favorite pics from our fun adventure!

I also titled my post, "Being a mom is magical..." because I plan to step a bit back from tpt and blogging.  I plan to get on here and there, but I am focusing more on my pampered chef business for now.  It has began to grow and helped my family tremendously.  I love education and creating resources for others, but I don't plan to focus as much time on that.  I want to enjoy as much as I can of this magical time!  Life is already going so crazy fast!  I will be on every now and then, but not as often as before.  Those of you that are mommies, I feel confident you understand.

Until next time...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Letter S Find with Sara

It might sound like I am that crazy momma who comes to Parent Teacher conference and tries to tell you their child knows everything and you are the crazy one... ok, maybe not that dramatic, but OMG--- my child knows ALL the letters.  I'm serious-- ALL of them!  She just turned 2 and only goes to a mothers day out twice a week.  I am not a flashcard parent either!  I firmly believe 2 things.  Reading to your child makes a HUGE difference, and she is going to be smarter than me!
So, I thought we might have a little fun with one of my letter activities (since we are stuck at home anyway).  Since she cannot circle with a crayon, pencil, etc.. we used a bingo dotter to find the letter Ss.  She did soooo good!  Of course, she ended up using the dotter to bingo dot almost all the letters by the end. lol But it was fun seeing her find all the Ss's until she became overcome with the excitement of the bingo dotter.

If you want to check out my Letter Find unit on tpt click the picture below.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TN Ice Storm of 2015

So.... This happened.
For all my teacher friends, enjoy your #snowweek2015!

Stay warm and be safe!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SDE Pre-K Conference!!!

I had the best time at the SDE Pre-K Conference.  I was incredibly humbled to be able to present alongside some amazing, and incredibly famous teachers!
One of whom I have admired for years!!
Yes, Kim Adsit!
I have sat in on so many of her sessions and I never get tired of her enthusiasm for helping other teachers.  She is so inspiring!
Since many of you weren't there to hear my session, I thought I might share with you some of my slides and briefly mention what I discussed... 
Drum roll please...
Interactive Notebooks for Little Learners with me!

During my session I mentioned that Interactive Notebooks/Journals can be used a variety of ways with a variety of ages.  In my opinion they can be used from age 2-college age.  However, they are used very differently at each age range.  Here is my definition of an interactive journal for ages 2-7.

Then, I discussed some reasons why you should be using them in your classroom!

Then, we discussed how to get started!

I also gave a couple Management Tips.  These will look different in every classroom and at every age.  You know your kiddos and you know what they can and cannot handle!

I highly recommend checking out Lucky Little Learner's series on Interactive Notebooks.  She has some great ideas on how to manage interactive notebooks.

Even though I was incredibly nervous about presenting at SDE, I highly recommend it.  I felt like I was able to mark off a huge item from my bucket list!!!  Not sure if I will ever get this opportunity again, but I am very thankful for it.  I also hope some of my 51 attendees took something away from my session.
Thanks for stopping by!