Friday, September 20, 2013

Week Two!

Just finished week two - ten days down, 172 to go. . .

We had a lot of fun this week, in science we covered the scientific method and ended the week with a small (yet stinky!) lab where we inflated balloons using baking soda and vinegar.

In reading we finished our first story, "The Code Talkers" and to end the week we became code talkers creating codes for our vocabulary words.

It was a lot of fun, but now I have a mountain of papers to grade and a powerpoint to prepare for Monday's open house. Have a nice weekend . . . I'll be sitting at my desk the whole time. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ladies & Gentlemen . . Teachers of All Ages!

The time has come to the annual TeachersPayTeachers Back To School sale! This Sunday and Monday you can get 28% off any and all items in my TPT store. I begin classroom set-up on Monday so you can expect photos after your shopping spree! I already have my cart full!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

What Do You Make?

As we prepare to head back to school and my garage is a mess of me packing up to move into my new school I keep hearing "what do you make?" Well my friends . . .

But most importantly . . I MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Get ready for Back To School '13!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Teacher Love

Did you feel the love today? Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! Check out what our 5th grade student council did for the teacher;

Aren't they the best? What did you get? Hopefully a chance to shop! Our TAD sale is still going on!

Visit out store and fill your cart!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

You ARE Appreciated!

Have you heard?

There's going to be another BIG sale on TPT. Everything in my TPT store will be 20% off and you can get another 10% off at checkout by entering the code TAD13. That is a 30% savings on all my products! BIG savings. If you already know what grade you are teaching next year, this could be your opportunity to get stocked up on back to school stuff or if you're like me, and you just are hoping to get through this year, you might want to focus on activities and lessons that will get you to summer.

I'll be joining you at check-out on Tuesday and Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Introducing #TeacherTalkTuesday

It's here! It's here! Teaching has made it's way to Instagram and today marks the debut of "Teacher Talk Tuesday." Here is what I shared today - I even had an interaction. What did you share?

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Instagram In The Classroom!

I'm excited to announce I will be participating #TeacherTalkTuesday. A bunch of teacher bloggers will post tips and trick photos from their classroom for the first time this Tuesday. Be sure to search the hashtag on Tuesday to see all the fun!

I'll post my first #TeacherTalkTuesday link on here!

Friday, April 26, 2013

SPARKS! Lighting A Fire

I had the absolute pleasure of attending SPARKS weekend last weekend, hosted by my union, NJEA. It was a big mystery and that remains part it so I can't spoil much, except for how beautiful Cape May, NJ is. There was great bonding time with other young teacher and new tips I learned - which I began to implement in my room and will show off soon!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy April Fool's Day!

I pulled two pranks on my kids today! Before spring break I promised them brownies if they brought in their report today; well they did … and so did I!

I left the brownie tray on my table on day and the kids kept bugging - well when I was ready I handed out the word search … the one where none of the words were in the puzzle. After about 5 minutes of struggles and moans they figured it out. I apologized and said they deserve brownies for falling for my prank … when I opened the tray, they got mad but got a good laugh at the Brown-Es. I won today!

Oh … and my Principal fell for the Brown-Es too, she made me feel bad because she was hungry!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring Break

I've finally had a few days off - the first since winter break way back when. I enjoyed my week off although I didn't do much! Let's see; I joined Six Flags for the season, celebrated Passover with my family, and visited my college.

I guess my favorite part was visiting my college - I spoke to a group of students about finding a job and the woes of first year teaching. The best part . . . the gift I walked away with!

I also spent some time uploading some new freebies to my TPT store so pay it a visit! Enjoy your Easter weekend and what is left of Passover!

Friday, February 1, 2013


All day my kids kept asking me if I was rooting for the 49ers or the Ravens and I couldn't really answer - I guess I didn't have an answer because (A) the Giants aren't in the Superbowl this year and (B) I'm more excited to go shopping on Sunday!

That's right . . . shopping! On TeachersPayTeachers of course. I'll be join a group of sellers offering 28% off on Sunday. My store will be 20% off and TPT is offering an additional 10%!

So I hope you enjoy the game, the commericals, Beyonce, and some shopping!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Take A Drive Down "Adverb Avenue"

Sorry we haven't been blogging in a while - as you know, teaching is hectic and this year has been no exception!

I just recently completed a unit on adverbs and had to share the project my class did. We made our own ADVERB AVENUES, check some of them out . . .

I forgot the caliber of artists I had in my class!

Check out "Adverb Avenue" for free on my TPT store, and be sure to 
let me know what you think!

Hopefully I'll be here more soon - happy teaching!