Spring Cleaning

Have you ever had the itch to just clean out and get rid of stuff you don't need or clean up to stay focused on what really matters?  Well, that's where I am in my life.  I want to be able to spend more time with the kids, less time doing house chores, and less time doing work outside the classroom.  So, what better way to do this than to clean up my Teachers Pay Teachers Wish List and hone in on the items I think would benefit my kiddos the most.  Here is a step by step for my computer and TPT Spring Cleaning:

1-Comment on all of my purchases I have made in TPT.  I am always so excited to have the new purchase that I forget to go back and comment and rate the seller.  YOU KNOW YOU GET CREDIT POINTS FOR DOING THIS???  I just think that is sooo cool!  

2-Open my wish list and add the items to my cart that I just cant live without any more.  

3-I'm going to purchase these items after, and only after, I have all my credits towards future purchases (remember-I'm a cheapskate and love a sale).  

4-I'm going to shop at this wonderful Spring Cleaning Sale my favorite shops have going on this weekend.  

Here are two of my "can't live without" items that I use in my classroom (and my best sellers in my little TpT shop!)  Click on the pictures for a closer look!


Let's pick up our virtual brooms and clean up our wish lists during this awesome sale!  Here's a link to Georgia Grown Kiddo's to see who else is at this little Spring Sale party!!

Guest Blogging on Minds in Bloom!

Well, it's 6 AM on Monday, March 17th...yep, it's St. Patrick's Day!  Today, I'm not going to talk about things that are green, or how many times I'm going to have to correct my kids and remind them that they're not allowed to pinch one another, even on St. Patrick's Day! Nope. Today I'm going to simply share. :)  I am SUPER excited to announce that I am today's guest blogger on Rachel Lynette's "Minds in Bloom" website!  Yah!!  I am talking about the ways that teachers can simply incorporate no stress test-prep strategies (say that five times fast!) into their classrooms throughout the school year.  I know, I know...you DON'T want to talk about standardized testing.  Well folks, even though most of us feel that we should kick it to the curb, that's not going to happen anytime soon, so let's make the best of it shall we??  I think you'll like my picture-filled post and perhaps find some inspiration along the way.  Simply click on the picture below and you'll be redirected to "Minds in Bloom."  I would love to hear what you have to say, so feel free to comment either on here or on Rachel's site.  Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!!

PS: Keep an eye on my shop this week, I will be posting at least 3 new products that you DON'T want to miss!!

World Read Aloud Day With a Guest Blogger!

Hi everyone! I'm Jennifer from Teaching with Grace.

Teaching with Grace

I'm so excited to be guest blogging today for Joey! She is awesome and I always love to stop by here to grab great ideas! I'm really excited to add to those ideas!

Did you know that yesterday was World Read Aloud Day? I swear I had never heard of it before either. But our Media Center specialist (featured in TPT's blog last week!) had an awesome day planned for us. She had 10-12 classes team up and Skype with other schools across the country!

We are in Gwinnett County, Georgia and we had the closest 'visit' with a school in Forsyth County, Georgia. It was a blast! Their librarian read to us, ours read to them, and then they read together! (How is that possible? Elephant and Piggy by Mo Willems!)

Did your school celebrate? What did y'all do?

Ah...why not?!

"The sale's over?  Man, I missed it!"

Not at my store!!! Woo hoo!!

If you missed the sale over the last couple of days, it's not too late to save a couple of bucks on some great products for you and your classroom.  My entire store will be 15% off through Saturday!