November 29, 2016

Christmas Break Countdown

Is it just me or did Thanksgiving break fly by?  Maybe it's because we had a shorter break than typical; only four days instead of five.  That's thanks to the state of Michigan, who upped the number of days required by for us. I know it's in my kiddos best interest to be in school more, but jeesh, sometimes it's hard to come back!

I finally got a new item listed in my store.  We use Eureka Math in my school, and I've been really diving into the curriculum in the hopes of understanding it better.  I made another set of centers for module 3, and for whatever reason, it took me FOREVER to get them listed!  Sorry about that!!

They have been totally tested by my kids though, as we just finished module 3, and I can say that my kids LOVED the centers.  Which is always a good feeling!

Check them out here!

November 8, 2016

Election Day!

Woah, two days in a row?!  Better slow down!  Honestly, I've been so focused on tpt projects and, you know, family and stuff that I've been only posting on instagram.  Mainly because its really easy and I can do it on my phone :D All about the shortcuts.  Work smarter not harder, right??

Today was election day and I was pretty proud of myself for doing something cute for my kids.  Cute is not something we normally do.  I teach in a rough inner city school, and "cute" doesn't sit well with most of my kids who would probably mock me to my face if I ever suggested something too "cutesy".  But this was a "cute" activity that our kiddos were excited about.

We've been spending the last week talking about the election.  How it works, who is running, what it all means.  My kids have a pretty good understanding of what to expect when it comes to the election.    Today, my second grade team teachers and I set up a "polling place" where kids had to register to vote, prove identification, and then fill out a ballot.  The entire second grade voted and I must say it went better than expected!

Maybe we'll try some kid of Thanksgiving celebration...maybe :)



November 7, 2016

Report Cards

Well, we've wrapped up our first quarter and are now preparing for Parent Teacher Conferences.  I've been pretty proud of myself this year and have been diligent about putting grades in the gradebook in a timely fashion.  I thought I'd be all set to just input comments and let our online gradebook do its work!


Apparently, the lower el report cards were never created for our school.  Which means that we're stuck making and filling in our own format, and that takes FOREVER.  Sorry, I'm being dramatic, but it will take the better part of the next three nights to finish.  Luckily, I saved our template from last year which is long but very informational.  

Guess I'll have to just sit back, relax, turn on Gilmore Girls on netflix, and type away! :)



September 27, 2016


Hey!  I'm a wife, mom, and second grade teacher from Michigan.  I work at a title I school where free and reduced lunch is above 90%.  Needless to say, sometimes things are rough, but I work with a phenomenal staff and some amazing kids who make it all worth it.  I'll just be posting things that I do in my classroom or resources that I come up with and a link to my store.