September 15, 2014

Giveaway over at Simone's!!

Simone is celebrating her 5th year with TeachersPayTeachers! Congratulations Simone!! 

To celebrate she is having 3 different giveaways with up to $300 in prizes!!! 

Who wants to go one a shopping spree for FREE?!?!!
(I do! I do! I do!)  

Head on over to her blog, or enter the Rafflecopter below. 

Good Luck!!!!! 

September 6, 2014

September Currently and My New Classroom Calendar!

Finally linking up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade for this months Currently. 

LISTENING: I always listen to iHeartRadio while I work, but in the evenings I listen to jazz or classical to wind down. 

LOVING: PIADA!!! One of my friends suggested this restaurant one day when i was up in Columbus, Ohio visiting. I was HOOKED!! Amazing food! SO when my parents came to visit me today, and I noticed there was one in my area, I HAD to go! Their Tuscan Chicken Salad is amazing!

THINKING: I am super tired, but I am way behind, so I am trying to stay up a little later while I can to catch up on some things. 

WANTING: More time in the day would be great. SO much to do between work, TPT stuff, and my masters class. 

NEEDING: I don't really NEED anything.. but.. a clone would be nice. :) They could stay up late for me.. work on my masters work while I worked on TPT stuff. How AMAZING would that be?!
Totally unrealistic.. I know. :(

3 TRIPS: I have barely traveled. Money has always been an issue. But I would LOVE to go to ITALY, IRELAND, and AUSTRALIA. (Not to mention out west) Italy has always been on top of my list, mainly because I LOVE Italian food. Some of my family roots trace back to Ireland. So I always thought it'd be a neat place to visit and to see the countryside. Australia I think would just be fun. 

Thanks Farley for the Link Up!! 

Now on to a shameless plug!
(but something I am really excited about!!)

I have not done my classroom reveal yet, but I wanted to share this part with everyone because I LOVE how it turned out! It's also something you can make if you wish! 

 I was wanting a new classroom calendar to go with my color scheme. I was tired of bold products I would buy that didn't match. (Yes, call me crazy, I like everything to match!) 

So over the summer I created this... 

Here's the scoop. There are 4 different sets so you can mix and match. I kept the same 4 colors throughout. 
I decided I liked mine best with the black outlines, so I mix and matched sets 2 and 4.

I included instructions on how to make your own classroom calendar. 

and here is my final product...

Obviously I have an owl theme going on there. I also added some of my own bunting I made to fill in some empty spaces. The blue container is resting on a push pin, and it holds all of my extra pieces. 

I hope you like this as much as I do! If you're interested it is in my TeachersPayTeachers Store. :) 

Let me know what you think!