Monday, August 25, 2014

Prayers for the Tired Teacher: Joining a New School District

For as long as I can recall, my mother has had a copy of Geraldine Copeland's Prayers that Avail Much.  She has various forms of the book: mothers, fathers, business, etc.  As I began to think about the power that these prayers had, I was overwhelmed with the idea that one was needed for teachers.  One that was specific and intentional..dealing with the everyday challenges we face as educators in public and private settings.  Good teachers have heart.  We grow weary.  May these prayers be a blessing to you when you don't know what to say. The first prayer is: Joining a New School District.  Click on the picture to grab a copy.

Be Blessed,

Sunday, August 17, 2014

ABC Activities

Here are some great printables to snag up before Back to School!

Loaded with color and bursting with opportunities for engagement.  Have a great week, everyone!
Be sure to get the preview freebie in my store too!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lesson Plan Template

The work has begun!  I have my new hire orientation today and then we are off and running.  I'm still waiting for my Master Schedule so I am unable to put the times in, but many thanks to Dee Dee Wills for creating a great working template.  If you are unfamiliar with her work, you MUST go over to her!
I inserted a gingham border, of course, and threw in some Ruby Slippers from JW Designs and clip art from my new FAVORITE seller Jenny All Sorts.  I LOVE her work!

Stay tuned for the big reveal for week 1!

Be blessed,

Monday, August 11, 2014

Visual Lesson Plans

Happy Monday!  
I'm super excited to be joining some of the most creative teachers I know through the Visual Lesson Plan Link-Up!  You still have five days left to join us on this journey.  Just click on the link below to take you to Dee Dee Wills' Kindergarten blog, find the blue button and add your blog.  She has also included a template and video tutorials to watch.  THANK YOU, Dee Dee!  Stay tuned to see my weekly lessons!  Be sure to also check out the other teachers' blogs who are participating!

Be Blessed!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Back to School Trainings, GoodNight Moon and a FREEBIE

Hello All,
I've spent the last three days at this conference here in my home town of Kennewick, WA.  
I feel fortunate that I've been able to attend and it's only five minutes from my house.  It's afforded me a glimpse into the bigger picture of P-3 and an opportunity to mingle with some pretty fantastic educators and presenters.  I cannot wait to join my new district!  They are inventive and completely sold out for kids!  

I've also been getting ready for the new school year, as I'm sure all of you are, and reflecting on what is meaningful and developmentally appropriate for the new children who I will be entrusted with.  With so many ideas rolling around in my head, it's a wonder I ever get any sleep at all.

I'm super excited about my newest printables that are available at my TPT store.  

Who doesn't love the book GOODNIGHT MOON by Margaret Wise Brown?

A classic story of comfort and love.  If you do not own a copy for your classroom, you can purchase one by clicking on the link above.

I was thrilled to find adorable clip art by Little Red depicting the book, and went right to work creating a printable that will encourage your student's alphabetic knowledge, number sense, one to one correspondence, emergent reading skills, and shape recognition.  There are endless possibilities to use the centers and activities in multiple ways.  After all, primary teachers are the MOST creative people I know, right?

Hop on over to my store to grab a copy for back to school!  

And, since there can never be enough FREEBIES, here is my gift to you!   This is a great Kindergarten Check-Up for the beginning of the year-just for you!!  Be encouraged.  We do tremendously meaningful and powerful work.  

Be Blessed, 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Back to School Sale

My ENTIRE TPT store is on sale for TWO DAYS ONLY!  Hop over and grab some Back to School Deals! Don't miss out!