TpT Sale!

Hello???! Anyone still out there?! I thought what better reason to resurrect my little blog than to let you guys know about an unbelievable Teachers Pay Teachers sale that will take place all day tomorrow! My entire store will be 28% off with promo code HEROES.  Be sure to check out the tons of new products I have added. tptsa_eCheck out these amazing SECONDARY sales that will be up to 28% off TOMORROW. Just use code: HEROES

Danielle Knight (Study All Knight) 
The Classroom Sparrow
Michele Luck’s Social Studies 
Getting Nerdy with Mel and Gerdy
Mad Science Lessons 
Juggling ELA
Krystal Mills – Lessons From The Middle 
Teaching High School Math 
To the square inch- Kate Bing Coners 
Charlene Tess 
Pamela Kranz
The Creative Classroom
Kristin Lee
Mrs. Brosseau’s Binder 
James Whitaker’s SophistThoughts

Darlene Anne
ELA Everyday
Lessons With Coffee
Teaching FSL
Room 213
Lindsay Perro 
Liz’s Lessons 
21st Century Math Projects
The SuperHERO Teacher
Science Stuff 
Kate’s Classroom Cafe 
A Space to Create
Addie Williams 
Created by MrHughes
Leah Cleary
Secondary Solutions
All Things Algebra
Tracee Orman
Live Love Math

Ruth S.

2 Peas and a Dog
FisherReyna Education
Rachel Friedrich
Linda Jennifer
For the Love of Teaching Math
The Career Ready Teacher 

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WAIT WHAT?! WHO AM I??? Five for Friday

Ohhh, hello like 7 months later :) No good excuses except school was crazy + I had a group of 6th graders who were more interested in finding me on social media than paying attention in math class! Hahaha jk. They were fabulous students, but not joking about the social media part. This summer has been crazy interesting…school ended on a Thursday, we started moving into our condo ON THE BEACH on Sunday, Monday afternoon D went to the doctor and found out the “muscle strain” in his abs was actually a RUPTURED APPENDIX, followed by emergency surgery that night, 4 days in the hospital, and….we had to leave for the TPT conference in Vegas a few days after he got home! Luckily, he’s a trooper (he did have a ruptured appendix for SEVEN DAYS and barely thought anything of it) and we went to Vegas, had an unbelievable time meeting everyone at the conference and then we spent another week plus touring EIGHT different National Parks!

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So to jump back into the swing of blogging, I decided to join in on Five for Fridayfiveforfriday2_thumb[3]_thumb[2]


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The last park we visited this week was the GRAND CANYON! It was seriously beautiful and amazing! What a great way to spend then end of our trip! Screen Shot 2014-07-25 at 12.14.09 PM

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While on our trip, we also celebrated our one year wedding anniversary! What a fabulous year it has been with this amazing guy! Screen Shot 2014-07-25 at 12.16.24 PMDivider 3_thumb[3]

I posted this question on my teacher instagram (follow me and say hi!) and was amazed by the responses I got! Screen Shot 2014-07-25 at 12.17.30 PM

So….what about you???! I am having such a difficult time figuring this out. Last year I bought tons of tape a dispensers and spent well over $200 on tape…there has to be a better way, right? I already stocked up on tons of Elmer glue sticks at Target this week, but I am interested to know what you use! Does anyone use liquid glue and have any tips for making it work?!

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I’ve been working on things for next year like crazy! Lots of time on my laptop this past week while driving from park to park! I am so excited for the new things I will be doing in my classroom. Check out some of my new products for the beginning of the year:

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Exit Slips for any Subject

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Math Spiral Reviews for August and September

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Back to School Math Centers for 5th and 6th Grade

Divider 5_thumb[3]No picture for this one, yet! As I mentioned in the beginning, we moved into a condo on the BEACH (I also teach at the BEACH). We are having a great time unpacking, setting up and decorating. I can’t wait to share pictures of the finished product!

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Goodbye, 2013, HELLO 2014!

Can I ever start a post without apologizing for taking like 5 months off from blogging? Nope. Impossible. I suck at this whole blogging thing! That being said, I hope everyone had an unbelievable holiday and a great 2013! Just wanted to stop by quick to let you know about a freebie I posted….really I posted it last year, but I updated it for 2014.

Math Goals for 2014

Math Goals for 2014

I am planning on giving this to the students to work on the day we get back from break. We have conferences the Thursday we get back and I would love to have these up for the parents to see!

Also, just as a little thank you for the support over the year, I am having a 15% off sale in my TpT store today and tomorrow!


Have a safe and happy New Years Ever!

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Scenes from 111

How do teachers teach AND blog? I really don’t understand :) This year has been wonderful + challenging all at the same time. I’m teaching 2 inclusion classes and I am absolutely loving it. We started out Interactive Math Notebooks and the students are really doing a great job with them! I’m exhausted already and it’s only Monday! This year is shaping up to be quite a year! All I can manage right now is a photo collage of random Instagram pictures of my classroom (made on Fotor!)

Blog collageEnjoy your week :)

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Common Core Posters!

Since I have been back from my honeymoon, I have been super busy– working on curriculum writing…oh yeah, and did I mention, my brother and sister-in-law had a beautiful baby girl, Reese!


Besides loving this cute baby, I have been compulsively back-to-school shopping…


In the past week, I have been to Staples, Office Max, Target, Walmart and our local teacher store! In all fairness, I lost a ton of things after our school got hit by Hurricane Sandy last fall…especially a lot of the back to school posters, bulletin borders, etc that I had and I just now realized were gone.

Today I finally got to work on some of the posters and things for my classroom too. Thanks to my mom for helping with the cutting and laminating! I decided that I am using my neon chevron as my main color scheme in my room this year. I printed all of the standards posters, trimmed and laminated them.


Then I put them in order and divided them by domains. I punched a whole in each one and put them on rings.

I plan on hanging these on my board each day on a hook! Last year I had all the posters printed and slid them into a page protector I had mounted on the board. While a good idea in theory, for someone as unorganized as me, I never put them back in the right order (and now they are washed away in the Atlantic Ocean thanks to Old Sandy). I figured this would be a MUCH better way to stay organized and post the standards.

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I also remade my white board headers for my daily information for my students. I just have to pick up more magnets for the backs.


We have a day 1-6 schedule so I made cards with numbers 1-6 that I can flip each day. They will also be on a magnetic hook like I am using for the state standards.


I also created this super cute *MATH* bunting with my new editable template pack (55 DIFFERENT backgrounds!) that I figure I can post some place in my room.


I haven’t decided if I am going to attach it with ribbon or magnets on my board. I have to get into my new classroom to check it out before I decide. You can download it for free HERE!

One last thing! I love my Scotch Laminator. It’s amazing! I use it SO much…but I hate spending tons of money on the laminating pouches! I found these generic ones on Amazon and I used them for the first time today and they are AWESOME…and so much cheaper! Just thought I would share the wealth :)

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Back to Reality/School 2013!

First of all, thank you SO much for all the sweet comments about our marriage. Being married is the best :) For those of you who follow me on instagram, thanks for putting up with me FLOODING your feed with beautiful pictures like this…

1157599_635112109689_1632885922_n The harbor seal that followed us around on our kayaking trip in Monterey!

946352_635257383559_1891803174_nWhale watching in Monterey! Yep, that’s a humpback whale!

1005225_635418331019_185891203_nHow much do you love this quote from John Steinbeck?!

1012461_635617596689_1926222379_nBeautiful Hearst Castle!

1098046_635855030869_911019157_nSan Diego Coast (Cabrillo National Park)

It was seriously a magical three weeks in California, but we were ready to come home! Of course the day we got back, we had to run to Target to pick up some hangers…I know you will be shocked to see that my cart ended up full of school supplies…

1005358_636121636589_645619785_nGUYS, 12 packs of glue sticks for $1.77!! And a chevron pencil holder! And Chevron scissors! And a pie chart post-it set! And cheap pencils!

The rest of this week has been spent on setting up our apartment, writing curriculum and prepping for the school year!

IMG_3144I spent one of our first days back trying to print new things for my classroom! I think I’m going for a neon chevron print this year!

IMG_3741 Office Max had giant post-it pads for buy 1, get 1 free! BEST DAY EVER!

Also at Office Max, all of this fabulous STUFF! Mmm brand new astrobrights paper!IMG_5596I also got a new printer…so I can print task cards for the year!

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IMG_0222And more cute task cards! One of my goals for the last few weeks of summer is to print, cut and laminate all of the task cards, games and centers I need before the school year starts!

And…today is the Teachers Pay Teachers Back-to-School sale! For the next two days, you can get 28% off every item in my store! Check it out!
My TpT Store

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I personally have been waiting for this sale FOREVER! I can’t wait to buy everything I have been saving on my wishlist for like 2 months!

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Sorry for the sporadic posting and my inability to focus on the 2013-2013 school year…exactly one week ago, I married the great love of my life!


It was the most beautiful wedding (even if it was like 100 degrees). D and I are s thankful for our amazing friends and family who made this wedding possible!

We’re currently finishing up week one of our THREE week honeymoon (ahhh teachers are SO LAZY— what’s working all summer :)). Our first week was spend in  San Diego.

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The next two weeks include an epic road trip to the following places: Vegas, Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Yosemite, San Fran, Napa, Monterey, LA, San Luis Obispo, and Sonoma. I’m going to try and post some new things during this time (hahahahahahhahaha). Hope everyone is having a great summer!

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