Thursday, February 27, 2014


PSST! I just turned 33, and some of my items are nearly free. 

Since I didn't get a chance to celebrate my birthday with something special for my bloggy friends, I figured the HUGE TpT sale was perfect timing. It's still my birthday month, so it's all good. So, there are a few items in my store that are currently discounted to only $0.33! Yup, 33 cents! These will only be discounted today and tomorrow with the sale. If you remember to use the code TPT3 at checkout you'll even get an extra 10% off of that. See...nearly free!

Thanks for celebrating with me!

Monday, February 24, 2014

3 Million Strong

It seems like most of the teacher bloggers I follow have missed days and days of school because of snow, while we're enjoying a lack of winter and have had most days in the high 70s. Now, don't be jealous, this probably means we'll be having an especially long and unbearable summer. Instead of a snow day, I got a flu day, lucky me. I slept all day and finally have a bit of energy, so I figured I'd put it to good use with a little post.

Last weekend was my birthday, and I was planning on having a little giveaway or store discount, but I was busy busy and it didn't happen. But, I'm kind of glad that I put it off, because this Thursday and Friday TpT is having a big sale. So, not only will I be participating with 20% off, there will be a few "easter eggs" in my shop -- paid items that will be virtually free -- my birthday gift to my teacher friends. Check my shop as you fill your cart! And don't forget to use code "TPT3" to get an additional 10% off.

Thanks Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs for your always awesome sale banners. I think TpT should hire you!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Gift of Appreciation ^cubed

It seems like I can never keep track of all of those days/weeks of know, Administrative Assistant's Day, Boss' Day, Monkey Trainer's Day, etc. The resource teacher emailed me earlier this week alerting me to the fact that this past week was School Counselor Appreciation Week. Our school counselor is full of awesome. She and I used to have rooms right next to each other when she taught resource, but last year she moved up to the office as our counselor. Now, I am still super lucky to have her come to my room 3 times a week for my math intervention class. On top of all this her and I share a love for TV shows ranging from Downton Abbey to American Horror Story. We try to meet once a week to dish on the latest episodes.

Anyhow, we needed to have our intervention kiddos make something to show their appreciation, and I wanted to make sure that I didn't lose instructional time. Well, it just so happens that we have been studying 3D shapes and volume and I had already copied off a cube net on pretty pink. The idea hit and I knew what to do. The kids wrote notes and drew pictures on each face and then cut and taped them together. One girl even rushed back to her classroom for a piece of jewelry to put inside of her cube! We brought our cubes to the floor and used them to make some rectangular prisms and found the volume of each. Then we took a walk over to the front office. I sent a few kids at a time into her office and they built a rectangular prism of appreciation right there on her desk.

Today's Formula . . . Learning x Fun x Gratitude = Gift of Appreciation^3