Saturday, November 24, 2012

Is your TPT cart full yet?

Black Friday was CRAZY scary, but Cyber Monday is AWESOME! 
No more vultures out to trample you and no parking in the boonies...
Grab a comfy chair and log in for Cyber Monday. 
Move your wish list to your cart because TPT is having a sale!!
And so am I –
Hi again, It’s Jill,  Andi’s not so good at blogging sister.

My goal this year was to do a big ONE guest post a month.
August – took pics of Pete the Cat, my restyled brown and teal classroom,
posted zero, FAIL
September – more photos of a cute family lesson, having fun with brain breaks,
posted zero, FAIL
October – lost track of all photos, totally over whelmed with new (poorly written) report card and MARZANO, wanted to post a lot of waaa waaa stuff, posted zero (smart move),
November – made it through conferences, had my red hen in my class for a week (Little Red Hen) she was so good, even laid an egg each day for the kids to see and feel a warm fresh egg.

Oh my gosh, she is sooooo stinkin' cute. 
She was such a good sport, she loved recess. But alas, no post, FAIL
And then,
BEST Thanksgiving break in my 20 years of teaching - a WHOLE week!
I needed it desperately! 
I spent the first day creating my new science fair project into a TPT item – yay.

I now have 11 items in my little store :)
Had a great week doing family stuff, cooking 2 big 'ole Turkeys
and the family over for Dinner - Yum!
A side note of Thanksgiving: I am thankful Andi encouraged me to post a few of my ideas on TPT.  While the earnings are a small but pleasant bonus (and feeds my TPT addiction), the biggest reward is helping teachers and the nicest comments they leave.  No matter how my day is going, no matter how my evaluation process is going, I truly treasure my little emails that say someone has left a comment.  I realize you get points for leaving comments, but they still make a difference to me - Thanks! 

So, here, now I am finally doing a post! 
I loveeeee sales. 
I’m getting my cart ready as we speak – are you?
Enjoy ~ Jill :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Currently - November

Hi everybody!

Thank goodness for Farley's Currently or else I'd have nothing to share with y'all.
Just kidding, I actually do have things to share, just no time (or pictures) to do it in.

I could give you my long list of reasons why I haven't had a chance to blog, but the bottom line is that it is very difficult to document our hard work because there is so much craziness in my classroom all the live-long day. I could tell you all about it, but I'm afraid you might begin to cry and then feel compelled to drive to my little city in Florida to protest for me. I just couldn't live with that guilt, so I'll spare you this sad story.

I know "they" are trying to break experienced teachers by forcing us to do unbelievable things in the name of reform, but I'm going to try my very best to ride this out. I have faith that one day public educators will not be to blame for the problems of our country.

Anywho, October is finally behind us and I welcome the extra wild craziness of NoVeMBeR!

Here is my Currently:

Music was a difficult one for me to complete because there are so many great educational musicians out there. I chose this CD because it is so calming and fun.
You can find it {here.}

Don't forget to join the party!