Archive | December 2012

I Am the Featured Teacher!


I want to thank Mr. Hughes for featuring me on his fabulous blog today! He is amazing with his bimonthly promotion of quality teachers. I know it must be especially difficult to get it all organized in this busy time of the year and I am especially appreciative!

In conjunction with Teacher-Author Spotlight I am hosting a sale at my stores. All of my items are 20% off and the featured items are at least 25 – 30% off!

Please stop by and visit and follow weekly for great information about teacher-authors and some wonderful freebies!



Winter Holidays Bingo

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken, author

I have made a free winter holidays bingo game to thank all of you kindhearted souls who have followed my journey as a teacher-author. I have loved creating all 85 of my products since June 15. I made my first sale on July 1 and am proud that I received a check+ in my first quarter. I especially like products that are devoted to vocabulary development. I am looking forward to a time when I can write and share more important posts on building vocabulary on my blog.









Slide6You can get the whole set for free at my TPT store!


Last Day

It is my student teacher’s last day. She has been with us since the first day of school. It has been a real benefit having two adults in the classroom! However, I am looking forward to having my class to myself. Has anyone else ever felt this way?

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Fairy Tale Ending

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

― Albert Einstein

Well, I am back from the most amazing wedding in Saint Augustine.  We had a weekend itinerary that included a ghost tour, a Christmas parade, and a dinner at the Fountain of Youth. Every detail was beautifully arranged and the group had a great time. And although it rained a bit the day before and quite a bit the day after, I knew the bride was someone who could command gorgeous blue skies for her wedding day and she, of course, got them.

The best part for me was hanging out with my daughter.

I am sorry I didn’t get this posted yesterday as I intended, but the busyness of returning to reality got in the way.

I particularly like this obscure December holiday. I like that I can introduce my students to something brand new (to them and me) while talking about cultures and celebrations.




See  you tomorrow.