Nashville Teacher/Blogger Bash 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

This past Saturday, I attended my very first blogger/teacher meet up!

It was hosted by these amazing bloggers!  You all did an amazing job and we appreciate your hard work putting this on!

Rayann and I went to the meet up together and had some much needed time to catch up.

There was a lot of teacher talent in the room, as you can see!

I was so glad to get to meet Latoya and Greg for the first time.  I had been a follower for a long time!

I was really bad about taking pictures!  I will have to do better next time.  We had some great sponsors for the event, got some fabulous swag, and ate some good food!  I was so excited to meet and make new friends and can't wait to see you all again in Vegas!

Head on over to the hosts' blogs for a linky party to see everyone else's pics from the weekend.  I am sure they have more than me!  ;)  {You can click the pic below for the linky.}

Currently June

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

I am linking up with Farley to share June's currently!
Listening and Loving:  One of my favorite things about being off during the summer is getting to drink my coffee while watching the Today Show.  I love not having to set my alarm and just getting to do whatever!

Thinking: I am planning on updating my word work units as well as adding an editable word work pack.  I also am thinking about all the TPT projects I need to finish soon.

Wanting:  The Nashville Blogger Meetup is this weekend, so I am so excited for it to get here!  I can't wait to meet some amazing teachers!

Needing:  My classroom closet is in some serious need of organization.  I just can't seem to make myself get down there to do it.

Summer Lovin': We have several trips coming up!  We are spending a long weekend in the Big Apple next week, the TPT conference is coming up in July, and we are heading down to Palm Beach at the end of July.  

Please visit Oh Boy Fourth Grade to donate to the animals affected by the recent floods in Wimberly.

Home Office Tour

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I am linking up with Lucky Little Learners and Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd for their #2getherwearebetter linky.  I'm loving getting to see everyone's workspaces!  

Here is a little peek into my home office space!

This desk was actually my husband's childhood desk, but I painted it black and replaced the hardware after we moved here.  You wouldn't believe the difference it made!  Most, if not all the books on these shelves are his.  I keep mine in the walk-in closet in the room. 

This bookshelf is from Target.  Again, Todd's books.  He has taken over my little space!  ;)  I actually stenciled the Moroccan pattern you see on the walls.  It took forever, but I love it!  It really added some texture to the room. 

I like to incorporate motivational art into any space, especially in the room that is meant to inspire creativity.  I got this print at Hobby Lobby.

This chair is really soft and cozy.  I picked it up from World Market. The pillow cover is from Amazon and the blanket from Ikea.

This magnetic board is from Dillard's.  I got it on clearance after Christmas.  It's huge and the polka dots are adorable.  I usually post reminders and cards on it.  I cleaned it up for y'all!  

This little area is where I house my gadgets.  I would really like to get some sort of shelving unit for this stuff.  This corner is definitely a work in progress.  My printer, Cameo, laminator, paper, and laminating sleeves are all stored here.

It's a pretty small area with not a lot of clutter.  Clutter stresses me out so I try to eliminate it from my home office.  I am lucky that this room has a walk-in closet so I can store my other supplies, books, and any other stuff I want to hide!  And to be honest, I do a lot of my TPT work on the laptop from the comfort of the couch in my living room at night.  

Be sure to check out everyone else's amazing home offices below!

Spring Threw Up in Our Hallway {And a Sale!!!}

Monday, May 4, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, our school had a fine arts night.  My second grade teammate and I decided to go with a spring theme.  We were cranking out crafts left and right to get prepared for this!  We had these great visions in our heads of what the overall final display would look like, but it didn't turn out at all as we expected!  Like the title of the post suggests, it looked like spring threw up everywhere!!!  Sometimes, you just have those epic fails!  Oh well!

I thought I would share these craft and art activities this week just in case you needed some easy ideas for mother's day.  Some of these would make some cute mother's day gifts.

These umbrellas don't really go with anything, but they went with a theme we were studying.  They are just coffee filters cut in half, colored with markers, and then sprayed with water.  

We made these butterflies when we were covering symmetry.  You take a piece of paper and fold it in half.  Put dots {globs} of paint on one half of the paper.  Fold the paper in half and open up.  You'll have these cool designs on both sides.  I then just printed a butterfly template and cut them into the shape of butterflies.

These little pink flowers were so cute!  They are just small paper plates with pieces of tissue paper glued on.  I love the ombre look!  I then just cut the edges of the plate off in a scalloped pattern.

The birdhouses were my favorite.  We glued the tissue onto white construction paper and then I just cut out a template from the brown paper and cut the extra edges off of the white.  I let them be free with their pattern on their birdhouses.


The flowers above were made on paper plates that were painted by students.  Students traced their hands about 9 or 10 times on construction paper and glued the cut out hands to the edges of the plate. We then took tissue paper and glued it to the center of the flowers to look like seeds. 

The dandelions were made with their little fingerprints.  These turned out way cute!

The fork tulips were not as easy as I had imagined.  Next time, we will practice and use a heavier duty paper.  

Finally, we made these little birds.  We painted a paper plate and folded it in half. They just glued on eyes, feathers, and a beak.  Super easy and cute!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!   We at TPT want to let you know how much we appreciate you by throwing a huge sale!  I have already started filling up my cart!  I hope you all have a great rest of the week!

Thanks to Starr Spangled Planner for the graphic!

Teacher Appreciation Giveaway

Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's time to show our appreciation to some of the hardest working people I know...TEACHERS!  This is one of the most stressful times of the year with state testing underway, students are excited about starting summer, and we are looking ahead to getting things in order for the upcoming year.  What better way to relieve your stress than to go shopping, on us!  

Some of my blogging friends and I have put together a giveaway to show how much we appreciate you!  We would love for you to enter for a chance to win!  You could win $25 to Target, $25 to Amazon, $25 to Teachers Pay Teachers, or $25 to Starbucks!  All of our absolute favorite places to SHOP!!!

We are also sharing some ideas on how we would spend the gift cards, if we were to win.

All you need to do is go to our collaborative blog to enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post.  Good luck!