Monday, June 29, 2015

Louisiana Teacher Blogger Meetup

On Saturday, June 27th, I had the opportunity to meet and hang out with some wonderful ladies at the 1st Annual Louisiana Teacher Blogger Meet Up in Baton Rouge.  I was thrilled to meet everyone.  Jasmine @ Buzzing with Mrs. McClain planned and organized the meet up with help from Jessica @ Pride and Primary and Kristi @ Pelicans and Pipsqueaks. We learned about blogging, selling & creating products on Teachers Pay Teachers, and much more.  My favorite part of the day was just hanging out and talking to everyone!!



Check out the table decorations!  
"Future's So Bright, We Gotta Wear Our Shades"

                               

We were treated to some "Swag & Go Noodle Goodie Bags". 
Wanna win one of each??!!  
You can hop to each blog below to register and win!




I want to thank our sponsors for their generous hearts!!  
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Monday, June 8, 2015

Congratulations

Congratulations to Sarah!!! She is the winner of $50 worth of products from Creative Teaching Press!

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If you would like to purchase products from Creative Teaching Press, please visit this link to locate a store near you!!!

Be on the look out for more wonderful products from Creative Teaching Press!  I will be sharing ideas about how I use their products for organization in my classroom!!!!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Creative Teaching Press 50th Anniversary

I am so excited to be part of Creative Teaching Press' 50th Anniversary!  Creative Teaching Press is celebrating 50 years of teachers helping teachers.  I am beyond ecstatic to be part of Creative Teaching Press as an Exclusive Blogger and help launch their new collections and giveaway $50 worth of products!!! As a veteran teacher of 20 years, I am grateful for having a company like Creative Teaching Press.  I have used their collections and products in my classroom for so many different things.  Don't forget to enter the giveaway of $50 worth of products from Creative Teaching Press!



I especially love using their Painted Palette Behavior Clip Chart Bulletin Board Set for keeping my students on task and organized. Not only is the clip chart bright and cheerful, my students love that they can keep track of their behavior and are held accountable for the choices they make daily. I really love the Stop, Think, and Act organizer.  We use this in our classroom daily and students are stopping before acting. Students also have a personalized Desktop Behavior Clip Chart for their desk.  This desktop chart helps the students to visually see their progress throughout the day and week. My students love having their own copy to help remind them of their behavior choices.


                            Behavior Clip Chart Bulletin Board Set                     Desktop Behavior Clip Chart



The new Painted Palette Paint Chips Jumbo Library Pockets have been a lifesaver for my personal library. Students enjoy checking out books and bringing them home.  I label each pocket with the students' name (I like to laminate the pockets so I can use them each year). When students want to check out a book, they place an index card in their personal pocket.  The index card has the title of the book and date checked out. My students love this system!  It has helped me to keep track of my personal books and my library is always so neat and organized!
                                           Paint Chips Jumbo Pockets




Enter the giveaway of $50 worth of Creative Teaching Press products!! Please hop over to The Adventures of Miss Elisabeth to check out other wonderful collections and products from Creative Teaching Press and to enter again for a chance to win $50 worth of products!

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Monday, May 18, 2015

1st Annual Louisiana Blogger Meet Up

Have you signed up yet??  Calling all Louisiana (and anyone else that wants to join us) bloggers/teachers for the 1st Annual Louisiana Teacher Blogger Meet up!  I am so excited that Jasmine @ Buzzing with Mrs. McClain decided to organize a meet up!  I am always so jealous when I see other bloggers getting together for a day of fun and sharing!!  If you are interested, please sign up HERE !!




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Changes...& more

I have been MIA since June 2014!  I really have no excuses EXCEPT...I started a new job and got married! Both of these changes kept me from my little blog!!!! I am finally able to sit down and give a little love to my blog! 

Moving to a new school was a MAJOR change for me. For the last 19 years, I taught in Catholic Schools.  This year is my first year teaching in a public school. I went from teaching 23-28 students self-contained, regular ed to teaching two classes of 24 students, math & science only, inclusion. GUESS WHAT??? I absolutely, positively, without-a-doubt, LOVE, LOVE my new job!!! Don't get me wrong...I loved teaching in a Catholic school; However, being in my current teaching position has opened up my career to paths I thought I would never take.  On a daily basis, I am reminded why I chose teaching 25 years ago!  Yes, it is hard some days when the students are climbing the walls, but I wouldn't change my decision!  

Changes are happening in my career too.  I was chosen to be trained in leadership/administration by my principal.  I may not see administration in my near future, but I can definitely see a leadership/mentor position.   

Here are some pictures of my current classroom.  Of coarse, Creative Teaching Press helped me decorate! Thank you!!

    
cubbies for my pm class

cubbies for my am class


calendar 

science board (skills change weekly)

dry-erase board

behavior & jobs



Gerald and I got married on December 6!  Our wedding day was perfect. Everything went as planned and the weather was gorgeous! We had a small, intimate wedding with close family and friends. 








Thank you for sticking through the entire post with me!  I promise to blog often and offer more creative products!   Here are some posters I made for my classroom.  We use the CUBES Strategy for math.  Enjoy!! 

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