Winner, Biographies, and a FREEBIE!



Well, hello there. I'm excited to announce the winner of my recent Creative Teaching Press giveaway.  Congratulations to Meagan Jo!  I'll be emailing you!





Next up, I was given the heads up to let you know that all of those fabulous new back-to-school products are live on the Creative Teaching Press website (here) and ready for you to check them out!  The products will say "out of stock", but they are due in the warehouse any day and if you get your orders in soon yours will be the first to be shipped!  CTP hasn't announced any of this yet so it is kind of super exciting that I'm allowed to spill the beans to you fabulous people.  Go check them out!  I'm headed over there myself as soon as I finish this post!





Welp, with 7 more days of school (hurray! hurray! hurray!) we are packing in as much as we can.  We've been studying biographies.  We read lots of fabulous biographies (I love these Rookie Biographies) and then we each made a biography booklet about Abraham Lincoln.  My kids LOVED doing this.





For homework I sent home a list of questions that my students were to ask of a family member, friend, neighbor, etc.  They used the responses to create a biography about that person.  They triple loved this!








Sorry for the blurry picture.  I thought this portrait of her mother was darling.







I learned a lot about my students' friends and relations from this assignment!







And this one just made me happy because, well, I'm Mormon and all. :)  If you are interested in doing these little biography booklets you can grab them for free right here!





And in the random department, I recently discovered Robert Redford movies.  Don't ask me where I've been, but now I'm pretty much obsessed.  James and I have been watching whatever we can get our hands on (we are set to watch The Sting tonight!).  Being down the street and all from his fancy property, we went up to Sundance this weekend and enjoyed the beautiful area nestled under Mount Timpanogos.  So perfect!










Okay friends, have a great night!  Check back soon for a party post about pretty plants! 





(sudden urge for alliteration...) 





'Night!










Winner, Biographies, and a FREEBIE!


Well, hello there. I'm excited to announce the winner of my recent Creative Teaching Press giveaway.  Congratulations to Meagan Jo!  I'll be emailing you!

Next up, I was given the heads up to let you know that all of those fabulous new back-to-school products are live on the Creative Teaching Press website (here) and ready for you to check them out!  The products will say "out of stock", but they are due in the warehouse any day and if you get your orders in soon yours will be the first to be shipped!  CTP hasn't announced any of this yet so it is kind of super exciting that I'm allowed to spill the beans to you fabulous people.  Go check them out!  I'm headed over there myself as soon as I finish this post!

Welp, with 7 more days of school (hurray! hurray! hurray!) we are packing in as much as we can.  We've been studying biographies.  We read lots of fabulous biographies (I love these Rookie Biographies) and then we each made a biography booklet about Abraham Lincoln.  My kids LOVED doing this.



For homework I sent home a list of questions that my students were to ask of a family member, friend, neighbor, etc.  They used the responses to create a biography about that person.  They triple loved this!



Sorry for the blurry picture.  I thought this portrait of her mother was darling.


I learned a lot about my students' friends and relations from this assignment!


And this one just made me happy because, well, I'm Mormon and all. :)  If you are interested in doing these little biography booklets you can grab them for free right here!

And in the random department, I recently discovered Robert Redford movies.  Don't ask me where I've been, but now I'm pretty much obsessed.  James and I have been watching whatever we can get our hands on (we are set to watch The Sting tonight!).  Being down the street and all from his fancy property, we went up to Sundance this weekend and enjoyed the beautiful area nestled under Mount Timpanogos.  So perfect!


Okay friends, have a great night!  Check back soon for a party post about pretty plants! 

(sudden urge for alliteration...) 

'Night!



Happy Mother's Day!





Permit me a minute to proclaim to you all that I love my mom!  She has always been there for me through good and bad, has always made me feel infinitely cared about, and has always lovingly and patiently helped me with my assorted insecurities and failings.  I love you, Mom!







My cute mom and pop back in the day.





For Mother's Day this year we kept things simple and sweet (that's how I like 'em!) for my students.  Using the talents of our district printshop my students created these cute little personalized notepads for their mums.










We wrapped those up and then did a fun little directed drawing of our mothers.  To make our own cards, we glued the little masterpieces onto a piece of construction paper that was folded in half.










The students then wrote their moms a sweet message to go along with their sweet portrait.  Here are a few of my favorites.  I love how these sweet kids see their mothers and want so badly to make something she will appreciate!  I know these will be well-loved come Sunday!










I need to confess something.  Since getting married I've always felt a little bit sad on mother's day, for the simple reason that I am not yet a mother.  It is a bit silly, really.  I hope one day (not too far in the future, please?) that I will be a mother and be able to make the kind of difference that I see so many fantastic mothers making.  For now though, I will try to do right by the 26 kids I already have :).  The sweet mom of one of my students surprised me in class today with a couple of pretty pink roses and this kind note.




Oh my goodness, I lost it!  I hugged her and then cried right there in front of my students in the middle of our morning calendar routine!  They were a bit taken aback as well as amused, but I just felt so much gratitude to be noticed that I couldn't keep it in!  Thank you for all that you do, Mothers!  I live and learn by your example and hope someday to be like you!










By the way, you'll want to checkout this amazing video about motherhood.




            

Happy Mother's Day!


Permit me a minute to proclaim to you all that I love my mom!  She has always been there for me through good and bad, has always made me feel infinitely cared about, and has always lovingly and patiently helped me with my assorted insecurities and failings.  I love you, Mom!

My cute mom and pop back in the day.

For Mother's Day this year we kept things simple and sweet (that's how I like 'em!) for my students.  Using the talents of our district printshop my students created these cute little personalized notepads for their mums.


We wrapped those up and then did a fun little directed drawing of our mothers.  To make our own cards, we glued the little masterpieces onto a piece of construction paper that was folded in half.


The students then wrote their moms a sweet message to go along with their sweet portrait.  Here are a few of my favorites.  I love how these sweet kids see their mothers and want so badly to make something she will appreciate!  I know these will be well-loved come Sunday!


I need to confess something.  Since getting married I've always felt a little bit sad on mother's day, for the simple reason that I am not yet a mother.  It is a bit silly, really.  I hope one day (not too far in the future, please?) that I will be a mother and be able to make the kind of difference that I see so many fantastic mothers making.  For now though, I will try to do right by the 26 kids I already have :).  The sweet mom of one of my students surprised me in class today with a couple of pretty pink roses and this kind note.
Oh my goodness, I lost it!  I hugged her and then cried right there in front of my students in the middle of our morning calendar routine!  They were a bit taken aback as well as amused, but I just felt so much gratitude to be noticed that I couldn't keep it in!  Thank you for all that you do, Mothers!  I live and learn by your example and hope someday to be like you!


By the way, you'll want to checkout this amazing video about motherhood.

            

HUGE Giveaway from Creative Teaching Press!





Hey, all! I'm excited today to bring you another look at the darling new back-to-school items from Creative Teaching Press!










Creative Teaching Press has created on online gallery (right here!) so you can see all of the darling hot-off-the-press products!  I wanted to share a couple of my favorite products with you.  The groovy thing is...YOU can win ALL of these products in one fabulous gorgeous back-to-school prize package!  Pretty sweet, eh?  Here is what you can win...
















Interested in winning all of these fabulous products? I thought so! Enter the giveaway below!  It will be open until the 11th! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway









And, for more chances to win the fabulous new products from Creative Teaching Press enter yourself into the contests of the other CTP Exclusive Bloggers!  The linky party for all of them can be found here.  








Good luck!


HUGE Giveaway from Creative Teaching Press!


Hey, all! I'm excited today to bring you another look at the darling new back-to-school items from Creative Teaching Press!


Creative Teaching Press has created on online gallery (right here!) so you can see all of the darling hot-off-the-press products!  I wanted to share a couple of my favorite products with you.  The groovy thing is...YOU can win ALL of these products in one fabulous gorgeous back-to-school prize package!  Pretty sweet, eh?  Here is what you can win...


Interested in winning all of these fabulous products? I thought so! Enter the giveaway below!  It will be open until the 11th! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway



And, for more chances to win the fabulous new products from Creative Teaching Press enter yourself into the contests of the other CTP Exclusive Bloggers!  The linky party for all of them can be found here.  




Good luck!


May Currently


Hey there!  Just wanted to pop in with the May Currently.  It is a bit late, but this weekend has been a busy one!  Lots of big family events and get togethers!










Oh, and just so you know.  My new The May Packet will be on sale for a few more days.  Grab it now and enjoy some great May printables!  For a preview of the packet and a couple of freebies, check out this post or click on the picture below!










Have a great night!

May Currently

Hey there!  Just wanted to pop in with the May Currently.  It is a bit late, but this weekend has been a busy one!  Lots of big family events and get togethers!


Oh, and just so you know.  My new The May Packet will be on sale for a few more days.  Grab it now and enjoy some great May printables!  For a preview of the packet and a couple of freebies, check out this post or click on the picture below!


Have a great night!

The May Packet (and FREEBIES!)





Hurray for May! I have always loved the start of a new month and, between you and me, May is one of my favorites!  Springtime is in full swing and summer is just around the corner.  So much to be happy about!





I'm excited tonight to introduce The May Packet!










This packet is full of ready-to-go and easy-to-use printables and activities to aid in your May teaching!  In my classroom this is an important time to review the things we have been working so hard to learn all year so this packet contains a variety of math and literacy pages to help review and solidify such!










All of these activities will keep your sweet little darlin's engaged and learning until the very last! Here is a closer look at a few of my favorite pages...













And here, how about some close-ups?































Okay, you get the idea! I'm so excited to put this packet to work starting tomorrow!  I would LOVE for you to try out some of these pages in your classroom, so click below for a few FREEBIE pages!







This packet will be on sale throughout the first week of May!  Grab it now right here (or click below) and ENJOY!










Thanks, friends!  Happy May to you!  23 more days of school!

p.s. I would love to give one of these away.  Leave a comment with the number of days you have left in school (just because I'm curious) and I will randomly select a winner in a day or two!

The May Packet (and FREEBIES!)


Hurray for May! I have always loved the start of a new month and, between you and me, May is one of my favorites!  Springtime is in full swing and summer is just around the corner.  So much to be happy about!

I'm excited tonight to introduce The May Packet!


This packet is full of ready-to-go and easy-to-use printables and activities to aid in your May teaching!  In my classroom this is an important time to review the things we have been working so hard to learn all year so this packet contains a variety of math and literacy pages to help review and solidify such!


All of these activities will keep your sweet little darlin's engaged and learning until the very last! Here is a closer look at a few of my favorite pages...



And here, how about some close-ups?









Okay, you get the idea! I'm so excited to put this packet to work starting tomorrow!  I would LOVE for you to try out some of these pages in your classroom, so click below for a few FREEBIE pages!

This packet will be on sale throughout the first week of May!  Grab it now right here (or click below) and ENJOY!


Thanks, friends!  Happy May to you!  23 more days of school!

p.s. I would love to give one of these away.  Leave a comment with the number of days you have left in school (just because I'm curious) and I will randomly select a winner in a day or two!