Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The New Normal

These first weeks of school have largely fallen around accepting the new normal, learning new routines, and exploring the new way of living with distance. Teachers have gotten creative in making a classroom safe, yet conducive to learning with small changes. Ideas such as hooks on the desk to hang personal water bottles, masks, and sanitizer, plexi - glass dividers, one way hall traffic, and desk art have created classrooms ready for learning in a social distancing manner. 

Placing flex seating in corners around the room rather than in group, playing group games virtually, and reading as a large group rather than small can be seamlessly adjusted to maintain safety of our beloved students. 

The new normal may not always be ideal, but learning to adjust, adapt, and compromise are beneficial skills we can teach our students to embrace.  

Friday, September 4, 2020

September 2020 giveaways

Ready for our September monthly giveaways?

Let's start with a TpT gift card giveaway to celebrate Back to School. 

One lucky  teacher will win a $150 gift card for Teachers Pay Teachers to help with purchasing new resources for the upcoming school year! 

It starts September 4 and ends September 12.

Simply enter here:

If Teacherspayteachers is not for you and you would rather do an Instagram giveaway for the chance to win a card of your choice then this giveaway is for you!  It also starts September 4 but ends on September 6. Simply go to your Instagram and follow everyone at 


A few days later we have another TeacherspayTeachers giveaway that starts on September 6 and ends September 12.

Finally another giveaway that starts today on September 12 and goes through the 14 where one lucky educator wins a $100 TPT gift card! Simply enter here!  

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

2020 September Products

Please, please - take me back to school! Like every month in the year 2020, September is not just bringing talk of Labor Day and Johnny Appleseed  but also disinfectants, germs, social distancing, and storm recovery. Learning and exploring the world around us can be fun and educational through interactive hands on activities such as these. 

 For a fun activity during this stressful year, try pairing a Johnny Appleseed activity with homemade crockpot applesauce! 


All products may be found at

Saturday, August 22, 2020

2020 August Reading

Sunshine and lemonade once described the simple life of a child’s summer time; no longer is this true. As in the past, children are again faced with social unrest and a pandemic crisis. Teaching children about racism was once teaching children to not see color; however, in a way, doing so diminishes the past that built each one of us. Books provide the perfect avenue to teach children of all ages exploration of differences, arise pride in our culture, and create a society of respect through honesty and acceptance. Check out the books below about germs and racism.  All books are fun at any age, the following are appropriate for K-2 reading levels. Enjoy and spread the love and not the virus. Stay safe and be diligent! 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

August 2020 Giveaways and Sale!

To help with purchasing some great resources for the school year, a team of amazing teachers and I have THREE $100 TPT gift cards to give to THREE winners!


REMEMBER: each completed link counts as ONE entry, the more links you complete, the higher your chances of winning!! GOOD LUCK!

Raffle OPENS on Aug. 14 and CLOSES: Saturday August 22nd at 12 a.m.⁠

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Teachers Pay Teachers. You understand that you are not providing your information Facebook , Instagram, or Teachers Pay Teachers. No Purchase Required.

In addition to this giveaway we have another giveaway for a $300 TpT  gift card.  This giveaway starts August 14 and ends August 22.

Simply enter here:

What about three times a charm? Yes! ANOTHER giveaway that starts on August 18 and ends on August 25. This giveaway will be a choice of a $200 Amazon or Tpt giftcard.
Simple enter here when it opens on the 18 of August:  

Back to School Bonus Sale

If giveaways aren’t enough - TPT announced their Back to School Bonus Day Sale! It's on Tuesday, August 18th starting at 12:01am ET and running until 11:59pm ET.

Simply check out my store link on that day and you’ll find everything on sale up to 25% off if you use the code: BTSBONUS20.


Preparing Children During the Racial Crisis

Back to school is right around the corner. For others they may already be in school.  Our children will be returning to school full of questions regarding the racial crisis across our country and world. While in a school setting one must be careful to not add to the children’s concerns, it is equally important to answer questions honestly to calm anxieties and instill safety. 

As educators, we know children who do not have the basic needs of nourishment, shelter, and safety will not learn effectively. This might mean straying from planned conversation, or making time for private conversation when needed. It is important to use the words children will hear such as racism, hate, and hurt to explain in a context they understand. We may have a long road ahead but with positive influences our children will rise to the occasion of accepting all people as equals.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

2020 Back to School Giveaway

Let's celebrate Back to School with TpT Gift Card Giveaway!
One lucky  teacher will win a gift card for Teachers Pay Teachers to help with purchasing new resources for the upcoming school year!

There are
many opportunities to enter! The more entries you complete, the higher your chances are of winning! 
Giveaway opens on August 6 at midnight and ends on August 13.

In addition, we have another giveaway starting August 14 and ending August 22.  More information will be coming soon and I’ll update this post!