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
Oh goodness... I wish I was in school so my teacher could assign this project to me! A mini poetry book?! Yes. A mini poetry book. This activity is complete with a printable template, various interior pages, and front and back covers. Write a haiku, a sonnet... No matter what grade or ability level you … Continue reading Poetry Mini Book Activity
If there is one tenet I have as a teacher, it's the value of communication. Newsletters in email or print form are invaluable. As teachers, we must ensure the families of our kiddos are in the loop when it comes to what we are doing in class. This way, families can help reinforce what we … Continue reading Monthly Newsletter Templates!
I don't know about you, but I'm excited about Valentine's Day next month. Usually it's not really my thing, but this year I'm ready. You might even say I've gotten carried away... Not only does this template have ninety-one slides (yes, 91!) it is also SUPER cute! The mint or tangerine colors might be my … Continue reading Heart-tastic Slideshow Template
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?
Looking to introduce your students to the genre of horror this year? W. W. Jacobs' "The Monkey's Paw" is fantastic intro to this genre. This story includes a number of literary devices, easy to follow story structure, and just the right amount of suspense. The complete, ready-to-go lesson is available in my Teachers Pay Teachers … Continue reading The Monkey’s Paw
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