Monday, September 14, 2015

Dress Code - What's Your Opinion?

Ok, I'm gonna get on my teeny-tiny soapbox for juuuuust a second and then I'll get off ;) This is something that all teachers can relate to. Obviously all places of employment have a dress code for many reasons. Although the restrictions can sometimes seem ridiculous, rules are rules, so just abide by them! 
**Sidenote...our district doesn't approve of Rainbow or Reef flipflops because they aren't considered "professional". I happen to disagree because 1) they are super comfortable and practical for all-day wear and 2) they are made of leather and aren't cheap looking. With that being said, would I would like to wear my Reefs to school? ABSOLUTELY! But is it really worth getting reprimanded by my boss over a pair of shoes? Nope. 
I digress...
I stumbled across this video from the Today Show and I couldn't help but get a little annoyed. Watch it and let me know what you think. Simply put: Just follow your employer's dress code!
Ok, off my soapbox :) Enjoy your week!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Teacher Week - Make Ahead Meals

Today I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' to write about one of my LEAST favorite things to do in the entire world...and that, my friends, is cooking. My husband thinks I'm a chef, but I'm no Emeril. I literally despise cooking! {Baking, on the other hand, is a completely different story}
When searching for recipes I usually look for something that is healthy will make good leftovers. Heck, who wouldn't want to make two meals in one?! This brings me to one of my favorite recipes from Skinny Taste
Please make my life easier and let me know what your favorite recipes are! I'd love to try them out. And don't forget to link up with Blog Hoppin' to get other great ideas.
Blog Hoppin

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Monday, August 31, 2015

First Week - CHECK!

Wow, has it really been over a YEAR since I've blogged? I guess I can blame it on having a baby and moving into a larger apartment ;) Regardless, I'm so excited to get back into the blogging world! I spent all summer changing diapers and nursing reading fellow teacher blogs and have become so inspired to jump back in. Here goes nothin'! I'll be posting pictures of my classroom later this week, so stay tuned. 

Monday is over...enjoy the rest of your week!

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Start of Summa Vaca!

Whoohoooo! Yippeee!! I've just completed my first week of summer vacation and I must say that 
I. Am. LOVING IT! (Maybe a little too much)
One of the best parts of summer is that I get to spend a few hours with my husband and Laura before he heads off to work. It's so nice to do our quiet time, sip on hot coffee, and just enjoy the morning together. And of course once he leaves I'm busy on TpT ;) Really though, that's my form of relaxation. 

And since I've been "relaxing" all week, I've created a TON of new products that I'm excited to share! There are a few schools in my county that are becoming "Leader in Me" schools this upcoming year and, even though my school isn't officially partaking, I still plan on implementing it in my classroom. So in the spirit of teaching my kiddos to become leaders, I've created this...

{Click on picture to follow link}
            ...and this.
I am so excited to see how my students become leaders in our classroom, school, community, and nation! If it's one thing this generation needs, it's a solid group of positive leaders.

Check out my TpT Store for other designs! 

If you have read or are currently reading "The Leader in Me" & "The 7 Habits of Happy Kids" please share your strategies/ideas. I'd love to hear how you are going to implement it!

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Support teachers by buying this t-shirt! No better way to represent than by telling the truth. This shirt sums up the job PERFECTLY!
Click t-shirt to order. Get yours before the sale ends!

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Back to School SAAAALE!!!

In the words of Billy Madison, "Back to school! Back to school! To prove to Dad that I'm not a fool. I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight, I hope I don't get in a fight. Ohhh, back to school! Back to school! Back to school!"

This has been a crazily, insanely, BUSY week...and we only had one voluntary workday! Of course the Perfectionist Polly in me had to be at school every. single. day. But I'm so glad that I did. My new room is pretty much finished {pics to come next week!} so now all that's left is planning. On the schedule next week is pre-planning, meetings, and Back to School Night!! I'm so excited to see those little babies! Ok, they're 5th graders, but still babies none-the-less ;)

In the meantime, check out my TpT store for a well deserved SALE! All items in my store are 20% off today. Type in the promo code to get an EXTRA 8% off, tomorrow and Monday only! Thank you TpT for throwing such an awesome sale! Teachers need all the sales we can get ;) Can I get an amen?
Have a relaxing weekend!

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013


As I was working in my classroom today I came up with a new idea for my job chart. I used polka dot pockets last year, but wanted something to fit my Bright Colors classroom theme.
TaDa! Bright chubby pencils from Creative Clips with the job written on them! Only until midnight, this item is FREE at my TpT store! Get it now so your kiddos can be "penciled in!"

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