What We’re Up To Wednesday: A Weekly Linky hosted by TL!

Notice anything new around here? …. Yes, my blog got a facelift! I’ve been dying to transfer over from Blogger to WordPress for a LONG time, and I finally got around to it.  It was a LOT of work.  Luckily, I have a fiance who builds websites for a living! But I actually tried to learn a lot of what needed to be done myself- I only like to ‘code’ if I absolutely have to.  He does a lot of {Read More}

What’s in your “Me Time” drawer? And a nameplate question.

I’ve been making some headway on the décor for my new classroom colors which I am doing in bright patterns (pink, green, and turquoise) and black accents. I recently posted about my new Editable Daily Schedule Cards, and yesterday I finished a matching Calendar Pack with Classroom Numbers. I also included Days of the Week Cards for my primary teacher friends. Here’s a little preview: You can pick them up in my TPT store for 20% off, today and tomorrow only!  {Read More}

A Chair Facelift and Scrumptious Brown Banana Muffins

It’s Monday again! Yahoo! Not normally a day many look forward to, but not everyone has ‘Monday Made It’ in their lives! They’re missing out!   Made it for School: Chair Facelift About 5 years ago, a friend of mine was getting rid of this strange little chair and I thought it would be the perfect accessory to my classroom library corner.  It was! The kids loved it, and it became the “Star of the Week” chair.  Then I took {Read More}

Announcing my 1-Year Blogiversary Giveaway! Plus Throwback Thursday

Drumroll please……. I’d like to announce my “1 Year Blogiversary Mega Giveaway”! Yes, as of July 19th, this baby’s turning 1!  If only I could throw an actual party! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I have learned this year from all of my fellow bloggers.  This has truly re-inspired my teaching in so many ways!   The giveaway will begin on July 15th, and will last for FOUR days.  Winners will be announced July 19th! You {Read More}

My Best Item on TPT {Linky Party}

Classroom Confections is hosting a new Linky Party featuring each bloggers most ‘wish-listed’ TPT item! It’s a great way to quickly find some of the best items on TPT that you maybe didn’t even know you wanted yet, but after visiting these links, you probably will! Without further ado, my most wish-listed item by far is… The Complete Parent Teacher Conference Pack   I’ve had a lot of really great reader feedback for this pack, and it continues to by {Read More}

New Classroom Colors and my first Monday Made It!

Last year when I found out I’d been hired to teach 5th grade after a two year hiatus to stay home with my daughter, it was 3 days before school started! I barely had time to clean and somewhat setup my classroom, let alone plan my classroom décor or put together any organizational systems. Throughout the entire year I kept a list of tasks I wanted to achieve this summer- the first being completely overhauling my classroom ‘style’.  I’ve never {Read More}

Veterans Day Ideas and Tell Me Somethin Good!

Today I’m going to link up with Rowdy in First Grade’s Linky party “Tell Me Something Good” because it fits so well with what I was planning to blog about today anyway:  Our Fifth Grade Veterans Day Program! Something good at School: On Friday we had our Fifth Grade Veterans Day program.  By the way, did you know that Veterans Day is traditionally written without an apostrophe?  This is something I learned this week!  Anyway, at my school the Veterans {Read More}

November “Early Finisher”, and FB and Twitter in the classroom?

Hello all!  Let’s start off my first November post with my first link-up to Farley’s Currently!  Here is my November Currently: Does anyone have any CUTE yet COMFY shoes to recommend?  I’m having an issue walking that fine line between comfy and FRUMPY – but my feet are killing me at the end of the day!  How are your feet?  What kind of shoes do you wear? If you are not acquainted with George Winston, head over to Pandora right {Read More}

“A Little More About Me” Linky

Hello friends! Today is my birthday!  I couldn’t think of a better day than today to link up with Amy Lemon’s “Tell me More, Tell me More” Linky party!  And because I’m the new blogger on the block, this is a great way to introduce myself!  So let’s get down to it…and I will start by introducing you to the two most important people in my life: 1. I have an amazing boyfriend named Justin.  We met online!  He’s tall, {Read More}

Swimmer’s Ear? and Terrific Teaching Tools for your Home Office!

Today I am linking up with Mrs. Castro’s Class to talk about Totally Terrific Teacher Tools that I have at home.  But FIRST, I have to tell you about my “Swimmer’s ear”. *sigh* *poor me* Last night at 10pm we hightailed it home from camping in beautiful Cascade, Idaho.  Why did we go home at that late hour?  Let me count the reasons! 1. My almost two-year old did not appreciate going to bed at 8pm in a tent where {Read More}