Saturday, April 29, 2017

5 Things I'm Loving Right Now

We still have 7 weeks of school before we get out.  I'm soooooo ready.  In an effort to focus on the positive, I'm thinking about things I love right now. 

1- This book.  I might have to make another post just about this one soon.  It has a bit of humor and a bit of a message about over-scheduled kids.

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2- Zillow - I know, weird.  But I'm a serious planner.  I plan waaaay ahead.  My husband and I are planning to relocate in 2-4 years and I love surfing houses in the areas that we're looking.  I especially love that I can easily satellite view the map and see what's nearby and what the whole property looks like. 








3- Homemade nut milks.  I have discovered that dairy is the main cause of both my seasonal allergies and my adult acne.  In an attempt to cut most of it out, I have been making nut milks.  They are fast to make and don't have the added ingredients that store bought nut milks have.  My favorite is macadamia.  (This one isn't my picture - it's from cleaneatingkitchen.com)


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4-  The warmer weather.  This is a catch 22.  I was ready for warmer weather, but it kind of skipped over warm and went straight to hot here.  It's in the 90's this week!  

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5-  Being in the garden- The garden is planted and beginning to grow!  I can't wait to add more berry vines, but thus far all the tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and zucchini are in the ground and getting bigger!  We even have a few baby grapes on our young grape vine.  (Pay no attention to the weeds ;) )




What are you loving right now?  Take a minute to remind yourself of the good things in life and share them in the comments!


































Friday, April 21, 2017

The End of the School Year is Almost Here!

Can I get an "Amen!"?  Seriously, it has gone by fast but I am soooooo ready for summer.


During this time I always liked having my kids reflect on their year and their growth, but also set up next year's students for success in my classroom.  


I put this pack in my store quite a while ago and it continues to be a top seller.  It has ideas for BOTH the end of the year, the beginning of the year, and tying the two together.  

 

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Back-to-School-and-The-End-of-the-Year-Activity-and-Idea-Pack-812529


There are lots of ideas and quite a few printables as well.  More than 32 ideas are included!  That's less than 20 cents per idea!


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Back-to-School-and-The-End-of-the-Year-Activity-and-Idea-Pack-812529

 One of my favorite things about the end of year activities are that it gives you things to put on your walls before the new year starts.  No more starting off the year with blank walls!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Back-to-School-and-The-End-of-the-Year-Activity-and-Idea-Pack-812529

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Back-to-School-and-The-End-of-the-Year-Activity-and-Idea-Pack-812529

 

There's a preview file next to my product on TPT so you can see the table of contents with a more accurate picture of what's included.


What do you think is a 'must do' at the end of the year?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Easter Jelly Bean Learning

Easter is this weekend!  Have you not thought of something fun to do to keep kids engaged while learning/reviewing?  I have jelly bean math and more products in my store for both k-2 and 4-6! 



https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Jelly-Bean-Math-and-More-Easter-Writing-and-Math-K-2-2420448

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Jelly-Bean-Math-and-More-Grades-4-6-2434056
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Jelly-Bean-Math-and-More-Easter-Writing-and-Math-K-2-2420448

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Jelly-Bean-Math-Graphing-Freebie-Grades-4-6-2435136

Go and print ya somethin'!