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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Where have I been?

Here it is, nearing the end of June, and I am looking back wondering where has the time gone?  I have not blogged in almost two years. 😔

So much has happened in my life and I pretty much gave up on everything.  My divorce was finalized, which took over two years to getbut during that time I had fell head over heals in love with a old high school sweetheart.  He had a massive heart attack 16 months ago and I just gave up.  I didn’t care about anything. If it had not been for my two sons, I would have not made it.

I’ve spent the past few weeks looking back, trying to see what is important to me and what I need to do to get back on track.  I am hoping to start blogging again on a regular basis and sharing things that are going on with my upcoming class.  I am also hoping to start creating things for TpT again.  It is time to find happiness again!

Thanks for listening and understanding!  Hope your summer is going great!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Today my class took a field trip to the fair grounds to participate in "Down on the Farm."  There were 12 stations set up for our class to rotate through.  We learned about milking cows, goats, sheep, pigs, horses, growing crops, and other insects and animals.  Below is one station that literally made me shake in my shoes....

Yes, this is a tarantula on my head.  I cannot believe that I let the man put it there, but I did it because my kids wanted me to.

Here are some pictures that I took of some of the animals and the clown that put paint on our faces.


My life has been so hectic since school started...but I am so glad to be back in the classroom.  I hope to be back this weekend to post about things we have been doing in our class.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Assess Me Week 2 and TpT Sale

Have you linked up?  It is great getting to know everyone by reading their assessments each Sunday.  If you haven't linked up, you still have time.  Come join in the fun!!


 I am sure everyone has their TpT cart ready for the big sale Monday and Tuesday!  I am so excited to purchase what has been on my wish list.  Here it is past 1 a.m. and I go back to school tomorrow today.  I guess I really need to go to bed where I will be ready to sit through meetings all day.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Assess Me - A Get to Know Me Linky

I'm linking up with Rachel from The Tattooed Teacher today
for a fun  "get to know you" linky!

It's quick and easy...just like student assessments should be! 

Here's a peek at my assessment.....

Now it is your turn....
Go link up with Rachel!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Who Is Ready to Win $50 Worth of Creative Teaching Press Products?

Are you ready to decorate and organize your class for next year?  I know most of you are just finishing up your current year and are excited about not thinking about school for a little bit.  I have been out of school for a week and I have not been able to shut off my school brain yet.... this is probably because I am taking grad classes plus the fact that I had to pack up my classroom - everything because our floors are getting replaced over the summer.

I have been looking through the Creative Teaching Press catalog and am very excited to decorate my classroom for next year.  Have you seen their new 2015 catalog that features two exciting new collections, Chalk It Up! and the Painted Palette collection. The great thing about these two new themes is that they compliment each other beautifully!

Did you know that Creative Teaching Press loves teachers.  They have been loving us for 50 years! This year Creative Teaching Press is celebrating their 50th anniversary. WOW!!  I am super happy that they asked me to team up with them for their 50th anniversary as one of the CTP Exclusive Bloggers!   

Here are some ideas that I've been thinking about for my class:

I label everything I want to use these to label things such as lockers, mailboxes, book boxes, center boxes, etc.
Chalk It Up! Pencil 6" Designer Cut-Outs
Chalk It Up! Calendar Days


Look at these cute mini-bulletin board packs that I want to incorporate into my class                Chalk It Up! Pennants 10" Designer Cut-Outs               Chalk It Up! Schoolhouse Charm Bulletin Board

I am a little obsessed with the Chalk It Up! Collection.  I want to bring in color by using items from the Painted Palette Collection.
Chalk It Up! Dots on Chalkboard! Lime BorderChalk It Up! Dots on Chalkboard! Turquoise Border

I can't wait to layer these together!!  
Instead of using the Chalk It Up! Collection for the calendar header, I want to use the Painted Pallet.  
I want to incorporate these library pockets also.

So, are you ready to enter to win $50 worth of FREE products of your choice 
from Creative Teaching Press?  If so, please enter the Rafflecopter below.

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