Saturday, August 1, 2015

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

So, yes, it is that time when we get to see the dad in the Staples commercial singing "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"........joyfully throwing handfuls of supplies in the basket.  Don't we all wish that buying supplies was always met with such enthusiasm. 

Please click picture to refresh your memory.

I , being a teacher, am addicted to school supplies.  I just walk through the isles as they start putting them out looking at the wonderful glue sticks and the large packs of pencils and paper.......sigh...dreaming and contemplating about how my summer went by at such a rapid pace. 

But the main reason for this blog is to remind you that most states offer a tax-free holiday, which in my state of  Florida, has been extended to one full week.  YaY!!!!!

I would totally LOVE to get one of these, I'm so weird, right?


Follow this link to check out if and when your state is offering this great opportunity. 

Also, if you live in Florida and would like the details, please click here


If your particular state's holiday has past, perhaps you live close enough to a neighboring state to participate in their holiday. 


Here's hoping you have a marvelous start to your year and may God Bless.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Erin Condren Teacher Planner - Awesome

New Position, New Process, New Planner
Last February I started a new position as a school-wide Science teacher.  My Science class, is on the wheel, and therefore offered to all grades 2nd through 5th.  Due to the fact that we are a large school, it creates a huge planning/scheduling issue.  Enter the Erin Condren Teacher Planner! 
 I have been looking at the ECTP for a couple of years and I have always wanted to try it.  This year I decided to go ahead and pull the trigger.  I ordered it on launch day, July 7th, and I should receive it within the next couple of weeks.  To say that I am excited would be an understatement.
Here is a little video to give you an idea of it's greatness!
 For a very short time, EC is offering 25% off of the planner. Also, if you use the link below, to set-up your account, you will also receive $10 off of your first purchase.  Win, Win!! 
 I will also receive a $10 credit towards future purchases. 
I hope you get the opportunity to try out this great planner.  I already have the EC Life Planner and I love it. 
Have a great summer!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Freebie Friday

The Scientific Method


A short time ago, I had the opportunity to attend a Professional Development training, for pay during the summer,  on Microsoft Power Point and Excel.  Although I have used both of these programs for years, I wanted to check-in to see if there was something that I could use to help make my presentations  a little "bigger" and a little "better".    After all, we as educators are ALWAYS searching for ways to improve our “game” and we love learning.  
We are nothing less than addicted to it.

The focus of the Power Point session was to create a "nonlinear" presentation.  One that puts the students in charge of learning and gives them the freedom to explore and engage at their own pace and pleasure.  I created this Scientific Method presentation to do just that. This may be used as a computer activity or a whole group presentation.  Click the picture below if you would like to use it, enjoy.  

The Scientific Method project is listed for free on 
Teachers Pay Teachers. 

 Click here if you would like to use it and I hope it is helpful to you and your up and coming Scientists. 



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