Sunday, August 19, 2012

Beach Time!

We're finally at the beach! Just about every year before school starts we make our way to Topsail Island off the coast of North Carolina. Each year a new member joins us, my own daughter, Addyson, and this year my niece, Lauren. It is the best feeling in the world to be surrounded by family and having a relaxing vacation at the same time.

 This morning I got up and took a nice 5K run and then went right into the water to cool down. Doesn't sound too bad, right? It was a little cloudy this morning, but the clouds are giving way to the sun right now.

Besides being at the beach and having to be back at school on Monday for a week of teacher work days, I am selling up a storm over at my TpT Store! Go and check out my schedule cards, calendar months, classroom jobs, and much more. But, with everything good, comes a little bad :-( My computer crashed on Monday while I was at a guided reading training. So unfortunately, I cannot create any requests for additional schedule cards or any other products right now. BUT, the good news that comes with the bad news...the computer shop was able to recover all my files and I will be able to get it next weekend. So I promise that if you have requested anything, I will get to it.

Okay...I love to blog...but I love the beach more! Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

More Classroom Themes

It's been a week or so since the last time that I have posted! I have been quite busy; traveling from our new home in Virginia, to New York to visit our families for the last time this summer. It is hard to be away from our families, but it makes it easier when they are only 6.5 hours away. Next week I have a week long Guided Reading/SPOT class through my county and then it's off to the beach for a whole week before having to be back to school for teacher days.

I might have been absent from blogger, but I have been building up my TpT store for the past few weeks. I started off with my polka dot themed things and then decided that since they were getting pretty popular (sold over $140 in 3 weeks!) that I would make a few other themed items as well. Check them out!

And then for my own polka dot theme, I made name tags for my students desks incorporating the whole brain teaching rules and the hand signals that I will be using in my classroom this year.

To end my blog post today, I wanted to introduce my friend, Ivania, over at Confessions of a Teachaholic. We both teach 2nd/3rd at the same school; we even share a side of the hall and can open our wall partition to see each other! She has just started her blog and has some amazing Bee themed ideas over on her latest posts. Check them out and don't forget to follow her!