Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My Teacher Tote Linky

I'd like to call this link-up, Teacher Tote Tuesday!  I'm hooking up with Jen from Teacher by the Beach who wants to see your teacher tote.  

We all know that choosing the PERFECT teacher bag is a BIG deal.  Over the years I've tried everything from handmade bags to over priced totes that were not worth the money.  

My most recent bags are here:

     From thirty-one                             From Avon  

School started for me yesterday and I'm currently going with a much smaller bag, I got from a training session I attended.  I've found that the smaller the bag the less stuff I put in it.  Maybe smaller is better??  

Am I the only teacher guilty of carrying home a bag full of things to work on and not even taking it inside the house?!?  Some days are just like that, right?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Giveaway (Ends July 27)

I'm giving away a copy of my latest product on my Teaching with a Twist Facebook page.  Here's a preview for you:

Head on over for your chance to win.  Giveaway ends Sunday, July 27.  Click the pic below to visit my Facebook page for details.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday-July 23

It's time for Wordless Wednesday with Miss DeCarbo at Sugar and Spice.

I just got back from a week in Vegas.  It was my last little vacay before we head back to school on Monday.  Yep...July 28th!!! 
One of my favorite things is going to water parks and the desert weather called for just that!  We researched and found a brand new water park about 15 minutes from the Strip, Cowabunga Bay.  
It was soooo much fun and was a perfect choice for the 109 degree weather.  Oh, except the fact that someone stole my shoes!!!!  Yeah, it was impossible to walk on the pavement with no shoes.  I had to give in and buy an over priced, very cheaply made pair of flip flops, in the gift shop.  Isn't it gross to steal someone else's shoes?

What's your favorite water park?  What's the most random thing you've had stolen?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Summer Writing FREEBIE

This one is for those of you teaching summer school or even home school.  I also plan on using this when we head back to school, that's July 28th for me....ugghhh.  I've created two simple writing pages.  One with an area to illustrate and then write and the second page is just a lined writing page.  The best part is the word bank that I've included.  This will give the kiddos ideas for writing and will give you a break from spelling all the words for them.  I'm sure they get tired of us saying, "Just sound it out!"  Click on the pic to grab it.  Be sure to leave feedback if you download.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday-July 16

You gotta love Wordless Wednesday with Miss DeCarbo from Sugar and Spice.

I finally strapped these babies on this week and headed back to the gym.  I really get off schedule in the summer.  It's been over two weeks.....OK maybe three weeks, since I've worked out!!!! YIKES
I feel the best when I workout three or four days a week.  I like strength training and weight training, but my eating habits are BAD!  

What's your "go to" workout?  How many days a week do you workout?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Markdown Linky Party

Today I'm linking up with Kelly and Kim from Kindergarten Kreations for their Monday Markdown Linky Party.

This week I'm marking two items on sale for 20% off through Friday!

The first is my Summer Activity Pack (Perfect for Subs.)  This is packed full of meaningful activities to keep your kiddos busy.  This is great for subs because all of the printables require VERY little explanation.  I'm thinking this would be good for the beginning of the year when you are meeting and greeting parents, while attempting to maintain some classroom management!!  Take a look at the preview.

These activities were designed for 1st and 2nd graders, but would be a wonderful beginning of the year review for 3rd graders.  Click on any pic to learn more about this pack in my TPT Store.

The second item on sale for 20% off is my How to Make Lemonade-Writing Printables and Craftivity.  This is loaded with graphic organizers, sequencing activities, writing templates, and much more.  Also included is a craftivity where students will create a step by step writing piece, using sequencing words and end up with a mini-book of their very own.  Here's a preview and link to this must-have writing pack.

If one of these sale items is not what you're looking for, head on over to my store and browse my other products.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Five for Friday-July 11,2014

I'm participating in my first EVER linky party with Doodle Bugs Teaching!  


I'm super excited about my new blog design.  It was created by the one and only and awesome too, Leslie over at Sweetie Baby's Blog Designs.  Go check out her portfolio....SHE ROCKS and she works FAST.


I got my new Erin Condren Teacher Planner in the mail today.  Yayyyy, right?  Umm, NO.  I flipped through it only to discover that several of the pages were upside down!!  Yikes.  I tried to call with no success, so I sent an e-mail.  We shall see what happens.  I'll keep you posted.  Suggestions?


I had supper two nights this week with a dear friend and fellow teacher.  Fun Times!!  When she isn't teaching, she sales Rodan and Fields and LOVES it.  Check out her Facebook page.


I updated my Christmas Writing Activities and made a new cover.  It makes perfect sense to work on Christmas products in July, right?!?


Have you heard of Younique?  I've heard people talking about this stuff everywhere I go.  Their Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes is supposed to be the BOMB!  So, I'm gonna give it a whirl.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Synonym Freebie

So....have you visited my TPT store yet?  If not, here's one of my FREEBIES.  It's great for reviewing synonyms or for an assessment.  I've included two worksheets and two flip books, one of which you can program yourself.  Check it out and let me know what you think.  Click HERE for your own copy!

 Simple Synonyms Set

Thursday, July 3, 2014


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