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Virginia Teachers Follow Loop

💜💙💚💛🧡❤️ Hello, fellow Virginia teachers! I’ve really enjoyed participating in the follow loops that keep popping up. It’s been great to have the opportunity to connect with other educators across the country and all over the world.  It has inspired me to create a…

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A Quick Beach Vacation for Self-Care

Let me start by saying that I have been jonesing for an island vacation for some time now. I dream of Hawaii, Tahiti, Bermuda, and Turks and Caicos on a fairly regular basis. I drool and practically cry when I see other people’s island…

Building a Community of Writers

The article below appears in the July 2018 edition of A Teacher’s Magazine if you’re interested in ordering it and reading more! Here’s a link to a six-month subscription: A Teacher’s Magazine – August ’18 to February ’19. Here’s a PREVIEW! There are so many great articles…

July 4th Giveaway and More!

Giveaway! We wanted to help you celebrate your Fourth of July 🇺🇸 with a BANG 🎆 and let you have a treat for you plus a little something for your class!  💸 We’re giving away TWO SETS of $20 gift cards ($40 TOTAL) so…

Summer Stylin’ 2018 Giveaway

Who wants to be stylin’ this summer?☀️😎 I have teamed up with some amazing teachers to bring THREE lucky winners some fun prizes! ✨ ✨ What’s included: 🎉 One lucky winner will receive an Erin Condren Planner and Flair Pens. 🎉 A second lucky…

Independence Day Giveaway!

Rafflecopter giveaway *** INDEPENDENCE DAY GIVEAWAY ***  Happy July 4th! A team of amazing teachers and I have grouped together to gift an awesome teacher with a TPT gift card to show them how appreciative we are! PRIZES INCLUDE 1 x $150 TPT Giftcard #1 TAG your teacher friends by…

Father’s Day 2018

Happy Father’s Day. Here I am on my first Father’s Day without my dad feeling sad, but also feeling so grateful. I was blessed for 53 years with a dad who loved my mom, my brother, my children, and me unconditionally and limitlessly. I…

Product Pals

In 2018, I became aware of Product Pals and, honestly, it has enriched my life and teaching experience so much. Getting to field test great Teachers Pay Teachers products  on my own students and write reviews is only the half (or really maybe the fourth) of…

Studying Novels

Like all of my posts, this one contains affiliate links. When I first started teaching, I taught littles – three-year-olds, kindergartners, and first graders. Picture books were my jam. I used picture books to teach everything. Some of my favorite authors were (and, honestly…

I’m Loving Animoto and RIPL

Are you using Animoto and RIPL? I started using RIPL about a month ago and I am really thrilled with it. It links to my AmazingMaterials4You Page and my AmazingMONAT4You Page, as well as my AM4Y Instagram accounts and my AM4Y Twitter account. I can make eye catching slide shows with cool effects in…

Women’s History Month

Have you ever heard of Charley Darkey Parkhurst? I certainly never had before I became a fifth grade teacher. In the presentation of history, there are so many interesting stories that are buried in between the layers of the usual “war centric” history we…

Are You Ready For “Poetry Month”?

I was a creative writing and psychology major in college. (Would you like fries with that?) Needless to say, I had to go back to graduate school almost immediately to a acquire a marketable skill set. Nevertheless, my love of writing and of teaching…

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