I had SOoOoOo much FUN making this planner! You don't even know! Yes, I might have an unhealthy obsession with succulents, and the water color cactus in this planner aren't helping (at all), but I also LOVE planners. I have way too many (said no one ever). This 2021 planner is available in my Teachers … Continue reading 2021 Cactus Planner – Freebie!
One of my favorite things about when my kids were in elementary school was when they'd bring home little books they made in class. Sometimes there would be things "glued on" that fell off with the slightest jiggle. Other times I wouldn't be able to read what they wrote. But I still loved everything they … Continue reading Earth Day Mini Book
I keep seeing posts about not buying a 2020 planner, and a good one yesterday was, "I'm not buying a 2021 planner until I see the trailer." I thought that was hilarious, but so true. Then I thought about it as I looked through my 2020 planner, collecting dust on my desk. There are still … Continue reading Are You Teaching in 2020?
I am beyond thrilled to have made it to the student teaching phase of my education. For those of you who don't know, I am earning my Masters in Teaching Secondary English. I've been working on my degree since June of 2019. Little did I know just how different the world would be when I … Continue reading Student Teaching amid a Pandemic (part 1)
I've always loved the first few days back at school. I still remember how excited I felt picking out my "first day of school" outfit, shopping for shoes... The butterflies that first morning... Now, as a parent of two middle schoolers, I get to experience those feelings with my own kids. And as a teacher … Continue reading This is it! The Big Sale is Here!
Are you staring down the barren hallway of another school year (or semester) spent distance teaching? If we try to look on the bright side, at least this time we've had a little chance to prepare - sort of. I remember way, waaaay back in April thinking our extended spring break felt like it would … Continue reading Distance Learning… Again?
I don't think my kids are going back to school this year... How about you? I wouldn't say that I'm freaking out, but "thrilled" is not the word I would use either. I love my kids of course! And it has actually been nice (and undramatic) spending as much time together as we have been. … Continue reading Navigating the New Normal
I love education. I love planning out lessons to stimulate my students' minds. I love the moment when students and goals merge into one well educated successful outcome - I love--- Wait a second.... Not every lesson works quite like that. Let's get real people. There's a reason our country is always in a jam … Continue reading Morning Menu – Homeschooling on the Fly
I get a lot of emails (I never read) about everything from updates to accounts I never use anymore, to recipes I "must" try, to Pinterest updates and everything in between. One email I actually look forward to though is the Indie Next List. As we all face the weeks ahead, quarantined in our homes... … Continue reading What Are You Reading?
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are all enjoying time at home with the kiddos, video chatting with family, and taking this time to relax (as best we can right now). I would like to take this opportunity to share the children's book I published (this time last year) with all of you. The PDF … Continue reading Book Giveaway!!!