Friday, June 26, 2015

Finally - a Five for Friday post!

It has been AGES since I have hooked up for the Five for Friday linky!
Gotta love summer, and the time we have been granted for blogging more frequently.
Look at the clipart I have for this linky - I think it's been updated since joined up last!  I will use the new logo from Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching next time I link up.
I love to golf, and finally had to chance to play 9 holes this past week.  The weather was gorgeous, and I even hit par on one of the holes.  Don't ask about the other eight.  

I have a very relaxing patio area that is pretty well hidden because of the trees in back.
It's perfect for lounging and reading a book.

I have been getting more exercise in since school started, and love the new Fitbit bracelet I found on Amazon.
One of my students gave me a gift card for a favorite restaurant on the last day of school.
His mom shared the gift card should be from a place by the water, since this boy knew I liked that.  So sweet..
Here I am with one of my besties enjoying the water and lunch outside.

I had time to finish up a product that I started (and used in class) months ago.
In this product you will find everything you need to differentiate your instruction with two word sorts for each prefix.
You can check it out here:

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dare to Dream!

 I'm joining in on the TpT Sellers Challenge for Week 2 called Dare to Dream!
I missed last week's Makeover Challenge because I was out of town, but hope 
to catch up with that soon!

I moved into a new house about a year ago, and continue to have ideas about how to 
spiff up the place (thanks Pinterest).
I also have my eye on some new living room furniture.

I love to travel, and would love to do more without worrying about the costs adding up.
I went to Puerto Rico with family over the last Christmas break, and would love to go again.
Well, there, and every other sandy beach in the northern hemisphere.

I love the freedom of summer, and having time to create.
During the school year I reward myself with "creation time" if I get all of my 
correcting/planning work done for school.  
Although schoolwork is really a labor of love for me, the time it takes puts a real dent into product creation.

What do you "dare to dream"???

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Rebranding Learning in the Little Apple, and CTP Giveaway Winner

You may have noticed that my blog has a new look (and new name)!

Thanks to Megan for my new blog design!
I will soon be changing over my blog to Guide~Teach~Inspire.
Hope you'll stop back soon for updates.

In the meantime, the winner of the $50 CTP gift card is Breanne Simons!
Congratulations Breanne, and thanks to everyone for entering.
There will be more Creative Teaching Press giveways later in the summer, so stay tuned!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Reflect and Refresh on the Past School Year Linky

Welcome to Reflect and Refresh, a two-part linky party where teacher bloggers share their reflections on the 2014-2015 school year and ways they are planning to refresh their teaching in 2015-2016.

Here's a look at one of my weekly updates slid into the front of a student binder. 

Here is a picture of the dish drainer I use for iPad storage.  Easy and neat!

I hope you'll join in our linky to share your reflections on the past year.

Oh - and stop back soon for the announcement about the winner of the $50 Creative Teaching Press gift card!