Monday, August 4, 2014

Check out my SALE!!

SALE! SALE! SALE! The TpT Back to School Sale has begun!!! Come check out my store for huge savings on tons of great products!!! My entire store is on sale Aug 4-5th.

Friday, August 1, 2014

TpT Back to School Sale

Great news!!! My entire store is on sale August 4-5th for the TpT Back to School Sale. I have tons of classroom decor and back to school items, so please come take a look!!!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Return from Afghanistan Fundraiser Update

Thank you so much for the outpouring of support! Here are some of the supplies I was able to purchase and donate for the welcoming home goodie bags for soldiers who recently returned from Afghanistan. 432 bags of Reese's pieces, 120 packages of tuna, and 36 packages of top ramen.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Welcome Home

We finished decorating the barracks today. So excited for the soldiers to return. Hope that the
Posters and decorations will bring a smile to their faces.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Return From Afghanistan Fundraiser Bundle

Our Fundraiser is finally live!!! Come take a look at a great Bundle of 10 products and over 250 pages from various TpT Sellers. The bundle is for grades Pre K-3rd grade.
Return From Afghanistan Fundraiser Bundle
I will post updates as often as I can. Thank you so much for your support!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Return From Afghanistan

My husband has served in the Army for the past 12 years. His unit is currently serving on a deployment to Afghanistan, and will be returning soon. We are stationed at an overseas military base in Germany where I teach second grade. All of the students at our school are children of military members. We are located on a small base in a very rural area, so our shopping selection is small. Below is a letter I received from the unit requesting items or donations for welcome home goodie bags for our returning soldiers. We will start with goodie bags for single soldiers, but my goal is to be able to provide a welcome home goodie bag for every soldier. You have no idea how much it means to them to know that their service is appreciated.

Letter from commander:
Dear families,
We are trying to prepare a “Goodie Bag” for each of our single Soldiers that will not have any family there to greet them at their Welcome Home ceremony.  It is a small way for us to let them know that we are so proud of them and the job that they did for their country.  Also, it is a way to express our gratitude for their sacrifices and to let them know that they were missed. 
The Goodie bags should have small toiletries such as toothpaste, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, etc.  We are also putting in a small lunch baggie with 2 to 3 laundry pods and dryer sheets so that they can do some laundry.  Each bag will also contain some snacks and bottled water.  Depending on the time that they arrive back here, they may not be able to get to the store because our Shoppette is not a 24 hour facility.  We want them to be comfortable until they can get to the store for themselves.
We are in desperate need of donations of these small items.  We are asking all the family members, even the family members in the states to help us start rounding up some of these products.  We could use whatever help you can provide. We would greatly appreciate any assistance that you could provide.

I am working on a fundraiser to help raise money through my TpT Store. If you would like to get involved, here is the link to my forum post.
You can also send an email to me at

Thank you so much!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Weather Unit Pack

'Tis the season for some wild weather. What better time to teach a unit on weather. There are some fun experiments that students will really enjoy. Find weather books in the library and let students teach each other about different weather storms. Come take a look at my Weather Report Trifolds and my Weather Unit Pack for helpful products for your weather unit.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Winter Linky Party

Student Made Classroom Decor

I am a new teacher (second year), so I feel as though I do not have a lot of decor for my classroom. This can be overwhelming in the beginning to feel as though I have a lot of expenses for my classroom. As a parent, my favorite gifts are handmade gifts from my children. As a teacher, I discovered that some of my favorite items for classroom decor are handmade from students.

I try to come up with seasonal craft activities that incorporate literacy or math skills, and then I use those items to bring cheer to the room. We have been working on reviewing the parts of speech this week, so students made these cute snowmen with verbs and adverbs (some did nouns and adjectives). Then we hung them in the window for festive decor throughout the month.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Facebook Frenzy

Want to score a ton of Freebies? Head on over to my facebook page! The December Facebook Frenzy is going on now. Once you like my page, you can click on the facebook frenzy tab at the top and download my free product. Then you click on the snowman to take you to the next hop. My freebie is a 2nd grade Math/Science, but I have also posted a starting map for other grade levels. Enjoy!!!

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