Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Upper Elementary Blogs

If you are anything like me, you are probably always searching for new resources, which includes looking for new teacher blogs! I was emailed a great link to a ton of awesome upper elementary blogs. Check out Feedspots Top 100 Upper Elementary Blogs by clicking on the picture below. I already followed a lot of these bloggers, but I was also able to find a bunch of new teachers to follow too! 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Indoor Plants!

I have a bit of an obsession with succulents right now. Unfortunately, I just don't have a big sunny window, so I can't seem to keep them alive. I was super excited when PermaLeaf® contacted me to review one of their artificial outdoor plants. 

They have tons of options to choose from on their website, but obviously I chose a succulent arrangement.



How cute is this? This arrived packaged very tightly together. This is a high quality artificial plant. It does not look fake like most artificial plants that you see. If you are looking into any artificial plants I would suggest requesting a catalog from PermaLeaf®

If you are a blogger that would be interesting in reviewing an artificial plant from Permaleaf, please let me know!


*I received these products from PermaLeaf®  in return for my honest review and opinions.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Stitch Fix Review #30

I was so excited to receive this Stitch Fix box....because I may have peeked at what I was getting before it arrived. I was sure it was going to be an all keeper box! Take a look at what I received. 


I did love these jeans, but I just couldn't justify spending $100 on them. RETURN


I love flannel and thought this looked super cute, until I tried it on and felt like a total boy! It was not flattering at all! RETURN


I really couldn't get over how wrinkly this top was. I figured if they couldn't get the wrinkles out to send to me, then I probably wouldn't have any luck either. RETURN



I kept this top mainly just because it was cheap and I didn't want to lose out on the $20 styling fee. Overall I felt like it was very cheaply made...I guess you get what you pay for! KEEP 


Let's just say I couldn't even figure out how to put this top on....it was super weird! RETURN

Overall I didn't care for this Fix. I still enjoyed the surprise of it all and will definitely try again in a couple of months. If you have been wanting to give Stitch Fix a try, I would love it if you used my referral link below!


Monday, September 4, 2017

Guess Who!?

Another one of my favorite back to school activities is Michael Friermood's Guess Who project. This project is part of his Back to School Activity Bundle. 

Back to School Activities "Get To Know You" First Week of School

This fun project has the students come up with clues about themselves so that their peers can try to guess who is who. My class had a lot of fun working on this project. Below are some pictures of the completed projects. 




How cute are these?!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Back to School Banner

It's that time of year! How many of you are back at school? I just survived my first full week back and boy am I tired! It was a good week, just exhausting. I forget what an adjustment it is going back to work. 
This week I want to share some of my favorite back to school activities with you. Today I want to show you our back to school pennants we put on our lockers. These pennants came from Aimee VanMiddlesworth. They are so cute and it was the perfect activity for the first day of school. 

Back to School Banner

Here are some of the completed ones! (Ignore the ugly lockers!)




Tuesday, August 1, 2017

What's on Your TpT Wishlist?

I'm sure by now you have heard that the big TpT Back to School sale has officially started! I have been waiting for this because I have a ton of great products on my wishlist. I really need to narrow down the items on my wishlist, so please let me know if any of these are items that you use and would recommend!

4th Grade Math Centers Bundle for the Year



STEM Challenges For the Whole Year Bundle



My Digital Yearbook


Writing Bundle


{Out of My Mind} Storybook STEM Novel



5 Doodle Notes and Activities Mini-Units - Reading Comprehension Passages


Daily Doodle Vocabulary - Vocabulary Doodles and Writing All Year Long!


My State Report - Interactive Digital Project - Google Version


Using Pictures to Teach Reading Skills


Paragraph of the Week DIGITAL Volume 2


STEM CHALLENGES for the ENTIRE YEAR {A 9 MONTH BUNDLE!}

So I really can't buy all of these products, help me pick which ones I should purchase! I would also love to know what's on your wishlist. Do you have other products you recommend?




Friday, July 14, 2017

Back to School Goodies!

It's about that time of the year...Back to School! I always have a big list of things I need to buy as I head back to school. This year I got a lot of great items from Oriental Trading Learning 365. Take a look at what I got! 



Small Square Storage Boxes
I can never have enough storage options. These will be perfect for storing the students' extra supplies. 


Dry Erase Lap Boards

I was in need of new dry-erase boards. The ones I have are getting pretty gross, so I was excited to find these that were reasonably priced. They came in a set of 12 for $21.99.


Welcome Back to School Pencils


“Happy Birthday” Cards with Pencils
I like to give the students a small gift when they start the school year, so I will use the welcome pencils. I was also excited to find the birthday cards with pencils. 



Rainbow Thin Band Silicone Bracelets

Pencil & Crayon Sharpeners

I plan on using the bracelets and pencil sharpeners to add to my prize box. 

What are some of your back to school must haves? Have you checked out all of the items that Oriental Trading has to offer for teachers?

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I received these products from Oriental Trading in return for my honest review and opinions.