Sunday, June 30, 2013

Currently July!

I was waiting until July 1st to post this, but it seems like I am already late to the party as there are already 304 people linked up!  Wow!  Farley sure is popular!  The number was around 125 when I first looked, and then I went back to link up and several more bloggers had joined.  I wonder what the record is for the largest linky party...

Here it Currently July!

Listening: Let's just say it has been a long time since this teacher went running!  Whew!  The best part of today is that I know my time can only improve.  I am trying to make an effort to work out more, and since July 1st is a Monday, it seems like the perfect day to start up a new workout routine.  I am sure many of you understand this one...working out is always the first thing to go when I get busy!  I am hoping this routine lasts at least until school starts!

Loving:  The breeze!  I feel like such an old lady saying this, but after the heat and humidity we have had these past few days, it feels so good to have the windows open!

Thinking:  About how to schedule out the rest of my summer!  Can't believe June is already over!  Only a few more sweet weeks before it all starts again!  I am so thankful that we get our summers off though.  I can't imagine going all year long.  Summers are needed for mental health!

Wanting:  A way to make sure that what I buy online will fit me when I get it!  I am such an online shopper; it is just so much more efficient than walking into a crowded store and browsing racks.  Only problem is when the cute fitted dress arrives and looks like an over-sized sack.  Not attractive.  It works out okay when there is a specific brand and fit that you know your size in, but not when you're buying from a new online boutique.  I wish the online shopping process could be perfected...

Needing:  iOS 7!!!  Have you seen the video?  I don't know what it is about Apple products, but they make me truly love technology!  (Until it doesn't work, but that's another story...)

Tips, Tricks, or Hints:  Do what you love, and love what you do!  I truly love teaching and designing teaching materials, and I try to make every product I design reflect this!

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Monday, June 24, 2013

100 Followers on TPT = Freebie (Coming Soon)

Hey there!  I am writing a quick post to let you all know that I recently made it past 100 followers on TPT!  Woohoo!  I am so excited.  I never thought I would have that many followers.  Ever since I began creating products, I have enjoyed making new friendships and working with wonderful educators.  To show my appreciation to all of my followers, I will be giving away a FREEBIE to EVERYONE who is following me on TPT!  Check your inbox this week for details ;)  If you are not a follower yet, you still have time...I will be sending out the freebie alert sometime this week!  I plan to do this periodically because I want to make sure that you all know how much I appreciate YOU!

Thank you so much for following!  :)

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Sunday, June 23, 2013


As you have most likely heard, Google Reader will be no more as of July 1st :(

But no can still follow your blogs on Bloglovin!  :)

As soon as you sign up, it prompts you to import your Google Reader...super quick and simple!  I have been working with it for a few weeks, and while it was an adjustment at first, I am beginning to like it just as much if not more than Google Reader!  Click below to keep following my blog!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Fabulous Feedback Linky Party!

I am linking up with Christina Bainbridge for her Fabulous Feedback Linky Party!  You share two of your favorite feedback comments that you have received from your TPT store.  The best part is that the two people who left the feedback get to pick something FREE from my TPT store!  I love reading feedback, so it took me awhile to find two of my favorites...

The first winner is Sam Chizauskie!  She purchased my Geometry: 2-D and 3-D Shapes Common Core mini lesson unit.  I am so glad that this resource worked well for her and that she had a chance to try it out before leaving feedback.  I might have blushed a little while reading her feedback! :) It was good to know that she was able to leave it for sub plans...what a time saver!  More of these math units are on the way...they just take time to put together!

The second winner is Pjcooper!  I am glad that teachers are enjoying the editable option on these calendars.   Your kind feedback is much appreciated!

Sam and Pjcooper- please email me at to let me know which item from my TPT store you would like for FREE!  Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your purchases!  

You can link up with Christina at Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge.  She has some great information and tips on leaving feedback!

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

June Currently (Plus Schedule Cards!)

It's hard to believe that it is already June!  Especially for those of us who are still in school.  But it's time for June Currently...

Listening: to Sports!  I am not the biggest sports fan, so correct me if I am wrong, but it seems like it is that time of year where just about every sport is on!  I am watching my team in the hockey playoffs, just watched an NBA playoff game last night, and baseball is on too!

Loving:  Sometimes you just need to throw things away.  I love the spring cleaning that comes with all of the EOY activities.  The only thing is that I often find myself slowing down as I walk by the "free" table in the hall.  I *might* have picked up a thing or two from that table this year...hopefully I still have less than I started with.  

Thinking:  I love having time to relax, but I need to keep myself busy.  Hopefully I'm not putting too many things on my summer bucket list!

Wanting:  Like many of you, I am already thinking about my classroom theme for next year!  Which is why I created these (and am so excited to laminate them and start cutting them apart!):

Chevron Schedule Cards

Polka Dot Schedule Cards
I have seen some cute sets that I have liked, but my number one TPT pet peeve is downloading a product only to find that the font that was used doesn't have capital letters (and then my kids ask me a million times why it doesn't start with a capital letter!) or that contains a mix of printed and cursive letters.  I absolutely love cute fonts, but some of them are very difficult for six-year-olds to read.  Therefore, I created a set of editable schedule cards that can be customized.  The best part is that you can use whatever font you like to fill in your subject areas!  If you want to write "Math with Mrs. M." on a card, you can!  I am quite excited about these.

Needing:  A tan!  Self-explanatory.

3 Vacay Essentials:  Wouldn't you agree?

***Because it is the 2nd day of June, and because I am so excited about this new product, I would love to give a set of schedule cards away to the first 2 followers who leave a comment with their email address and their choice of chevron or polka dot!***

Have a wonderful week!
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