Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday Sale!

I'm sure you're pumped for Cyber Monday; I know I am.  Teachers Pay Teachers is graciously offering 10% off on top of our individual sales.  I'm putting all the products in my li'l old shop on sale, 20% off.  Let's all purchase the items on our wish lists!

Clip art courtesy of Krista Wallden

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Teaching about character traits

As we have entered the month of August, every teacher, whether she likes it or not, starts thinking about school.  Some of us have dreams (or nightmares).  Some of us go on a Pinterest spree.  We walk through Target and ask ourselves "What do I 'need' from the dollar section?"

You don't do this?  Okay, maybe it's just me.  Anyway, we are also thinking about what were some of our students' challenges last year, and how we will address them this year.  My third and fourth graders had difficulty with vocabulary and making inferences, which was evident in how they would describe their characters:




Oh my.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

More teacher appreciating!

So, today I read my e-newsletter from, and it had this lovely, lovely quote.  I just had to make it pretty and share it with all of you:

Hope you are much appreciated today!!

(border by Ginger Snaps Clip Art, font by Jen Jones).

Monday, May 6, 2013

Teacher Appreciation 2013

Thank you.

Thank you for choosing to be a teacher.  It takes a really strong love of learners, a sense of sacrifice and commitment to enter this challenging profession.

Thank you for those long hours, for your incredible patience, your humor, your kindness,  your determination, your academic excellence, your perseverance. 

Thank you for inspiring me to be a better teacher.

Jen Jones at Hello Literacy has a lovely blog post about Teacher Appreciation Week.  Check it out!!

I hope your week started out well with lots of love and adoration from your students and PTO.  I am joining all the wonderful sellers on Teachers Pay Teachers and throwing a sale to honor all of the hard-working educators!  All my products will be 20% off with the additional 10% off coupon code at checkout (TAD13). 

More importantly, I wanted to point out that I've updated my Writing Workshop K-2 Resource with some additional writing pages.  Please make sure to let your friends and colleagues know about it...pricing will go up after this sale!!

Moreover, check out my new Teaching Setting product.  It's a small resource, but really handy for small group instruction.

I hope your week is filled with much gratitude and admiration for all the wonderful things you do!  Thank you again!!