Back to School Gift Idea

With everyone in back to school mode my teacher heart is missing the classroom HARD!  I can't tell you how much I miss setting up a classroom and all the excitement of what is back to school.  This year with my move back stateside I had originally planned to go back into the classroom, but after much thought and consideration, I have decided to stay home another year with my little girl.  And although I am OH SO GRATEFUL for this opportunity there is a part of me that knows I'm really going to miss not actually being in the classroom again for another year.  I am a teacher.  I miss not being in the classroom.  But I know the years go fast and I LOVE my job at home. :)

With that being said, I am always thinking TEACHER-LIKE and I was browsing the Target Dollar Spot when I came across some adorable reward bracelets.  The ones that caught my eye had motivational quotes on them like "dream big," "never give up," and "yes you can."  This stuck out to me because although these would make great reward bracelets I thought they'd make even better back to school gifts.

It's so important for our students to know that we believe in them and that together we will make the year great.  We are the ones who will be pushing them to succeed and cheering them on the entire way so why not let them know that from the get go.  You can download the gift tag by clicking HERE or on the picture above.  Wishing you all a wonderful back to school! 
And hey if you teach in San Diego I'd be happy to come help you set up your classroom or just chat about school things.... I'm serious.  Ha-Ha



I can hardly believe that today is August 1st and that the HUGE TpT site-wide SALE is going on!?  I know I seem to say this ALL. THE. TIME. but really, where does the time go?  It seems that the older I get the faster the year seems to go by and this years no different with the #bestyearever kicking off right now!  And speaking of the best year ever, there is no better way to start off the year than buying a whole lotta cute things and SAVING BIG (28% OFF in MY STORE) at the same time.  So I wanted to share with you a few things in my shopping cart, some things I LOVE, and some of my store products that are perfect to purchase now!  All product links can be found below each picture for easy finding.

First let's talk about these BORDER finds!  I love me a good skinny border and these three products are jam packed full of skinniness.  Skinny borders are my favorite because they leave more space for all the goodness the page is going to have.

Next up a FEW of my clip art finds.  Scrolling through clip art makes me oh so happy and I just think "thank goodness there are such talented people out there!"  Haha!  Love these finds but not going to lie my wish list has so much more than this.

And of course I must buy some fonts.  Whenever these sales happen I always say I really need to purchase the "ALL KG Fonts License" but I just can't seem to spend that huge chunk at once this time around either so I will buy a few more and continue to grow my collection.  I am also liking Babbling Abby's fonts and have fallen in love with "Babbling Megan" so that's in the cart too. :)

If you're going that have the #bestyearever you may want to check out these next products.  Each time I've browsed them I fell more in love and just know they'd for sure be prepared and printed for my first day back if in the classroom.  Love the creativity that is TpT!

And if you're still looking to fill your cart be sure to head to my store for 28% OFF all products when you use the code "best year" at checkout!  Here are 4 favorites that would be awesome to get and use during back to school. 

Wishing you all a happy and successful shopping trip!



Enter to WIN a $25 TpT Gift Card!!!

Happy Saturday!  It is a gorgeous Saturday here in San Diego and I am so happy that my sweet parents will be here soon to hang out with us and get a little sunshine in down by the beach.  Before heading out for the day I wanted to let you know that I am taking part in an AWESOME giveaway hosted by Kelly Malloy from An Apple for the Teacher where you can WIN a $25 gift card to Teachers Pay Teachers!!!! Can I get an "oh yeah!"


Prize: $25 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card

Co-hosts: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher), A Plus Kids, The Chocolate Teacher, Kamp Kindergarten, Lattes and Lunchrooms, and Little Smarticle Particles

Giveaway organized by:  An Apple for the Teacher

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 5/28/16 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.



How to Plant a Seed {Quick FREEBIE Post}

Hey All!  Just a quick little freebie post because my teacher brain is always on...
Yesterday Riley and I attended our very first mommy and me playgroup!!!  In all honesty I was pretty nervous to go but I am so glad I did!  The moms were really nice and their kiddos were just adorable!!!  I'm positive we'll go back and I'm excited to get the know the mommas and their babes better.  

 At these meet ups they like to have a little activity for the kiddos to participate in and this week it was painting a flower pot and planting a seed.   While the kids were planting away, my teacher brain couldn't help but think how this activity is great for a spring plant theme and how this particular activity could easily be tied in to 'how to" writing!!!  So here's a quick little FREEBIE for you to use if you'd like to do this activity with your kiddos.

And for you info here's a look at what I found at the Dollar Store for garden supplies.  

Happy Teaching!

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