Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Exciting Announcement: Colorado Meet Up!

Today I was so lucky to have a chance to meet Cecelia from I Love 1st Grade! If you haven't checked out her blog yet, you should totally head over there. It's adorable and she makes great products!


We met for coffee {of course I get along with a girl who drinks Starbucks!} and planned a Colorado Meet Up for teachers, bloggers and TPTers!


We are so excited to meet new teaching friends from across the state! We are planning on having lunch at the Rock Bottom Brewery and then doing a little shopping at Lakeshore Learning. :-) It's going to be a great time!

If you think you are going to attend, please RSVP by following this link:


Please feel free to share this info with anyone you think might be interested in coming along! Hope to see you all there!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Five for...Saturday, right?

It must be Saturday already because my husband isn't going to work.

So I guess I'm posting Five for Saturday instead of Friday! Thanks to Doodle Bugs Teaching for hosting this every week!

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I went to new hire orientation this week. New district, but same basic stuff. Luckily, there was free coffee. So, two of my favorite things. *Free* and *coffee.* Now it's just a matter of getting ALL. THE. PAPERWORK. turned in. To the right people. Before a certain date. So I can get paid. 



I started (and finished) moving my classroom this week. WHEW!!! Do I look exhausted in this pic? I am. Everything I own - classroom wise - is now in it's new home. Is it unpacked, you ask? NO. I'm not able to unpack everything yet because they were laying new carpet. And now there's bubbles in the carpet. And I am certainly NOT stressing out about it. Why do you ask??? ;-)



I tried to distract myself by having lunch with a friend. And then we did some teacher shopping. I have never been more sad about LOVING planbook.com. Because I do love it. BUT I LOVE THE BRONCOS. They have this planner AND a Broncos border...it probably wouldn't hurt me to have planbook.com AND this, right? RIGHT??

PS When is football season starting?



We had a delicious dinner with some good friends at a VERY yummy restaurant this week! One of the dessert items was an {adult} milkshake and WARM chocolate chip cookies. WARM. It was so delicious! Sorry for the dark picture but it was...dark.



I was sorting through old pictures on my phone when I found this one. During testing, we have to turn in ALL phones to the office. One year when I forgot to turn mine off (and apparently before passcodes were invented) one of our secretaries wrote me this note, grabbed a picture of it and then put my phone back. When I got it back later, this is what I found in my pictures! It made my day then and it made my day now. Even though I am excited about a new adventure in my new school, I will miss my friends (really like my family) so much. I'm glad I have such good memories to hang on to!!

Now go link up your Five for Friday...or whatever day it is.


PS If you are interested in helping me celebrate my new job, 350 Bloglovin followers and over 550 IG followers, click this link to fill out a Google form and participate in my upcoming giveaway! It's going to be awesome!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Good News to Share!

It seems like forever since I've posted anything on the blog! You know how time flies when a lot is going on in your life? THAT is what has been happening to me.

If you are a Facebook or Instagram follower, you already know the great news that I have to share...

I accepted a position at a new school!

I will be a 5th grade teacher next year, which is amazing. It's my favorite grade of all time to teach! 

My new school is closer to my house by about 15 minutes, which means I will get 30 minutes of my life back EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Maybe I can use the 30 minutes to work out or something. Probably or something.

I am teaching in a new district as well, so lots and lots of learning will be happening I'm sure! 

As you can imagine, my days have been looking a lot like this:



And this...


And of course, some of this:


And then {maybe} this after a long day of packing...


But, I digress.

I am working really hard to figure out how to arrange my new digs and make sure that I have room for everything I'm moving in.


It's a huge adjustment, but I can't wait and I am VERY excited.

I also just hit 350 Bloglovin' followers! Sooooo....

I really want to celebrate, so I'm going to have a giveaway here on the blog! If you are interested in being a participant in the giveaway, please fill out the Google form below!

Click {HERE} to help out with the giveaway!