Friday, March 15, 2019

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Giveaway!

It’s time for our monthly giveaway so our team of educators have grouped together to gift TWO awesome teachers with a TPT gift card to help with the purchasing of Spring resources and show our appreciation!  The first giveaway starts March 15 and the second giveaway starts March 17.  Check out the details below: 

1.  PRIZES INCLUDE 1 x $150 TPT Gift card

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

This raffle starts March 15 and closes Saturday 23rd March 2019 12am

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Prize: $100 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter to enter.  This giveaway starts March 17 and ends 3/24/19 and is open worldwide.  GOOD LUCK!!!

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Luck of the Irish?

The "luck of the Irish" is probably a saying you've heard time and time again, so are the Irish really lucky?  What is luck? What is more important, luck or hard work? To someone that sees themselves as "unlucky", I'm sure they would say luck is most important. While someone that has worked from the ground up, would say that hard work is more valuable. Instead of seeing the two as luck and hard work, let's look at them as talent and skill. Talent is something that you're born with while skill is something that you practice over and over, perfecting. Of course, it's easy to say that someone is better off with a natural born talent rather than someone that has to continually practice in order to get anywhere. Let's use the story that almost everyone has heard before, the tortoise and the hare. The hare had a natural born ability to be very fast and he was aware of this talent while the tortoise was made to be very slow and most would believe he had no ability to compete with the hare.

 During the race, the hare figured his talent of running very quickly, would ensure him of a first place prize so, he decide to take a nap and not work toward the goal over a stretch of time but all at once. Meanwhile, the tortoise knew that he was not very fast and would have to work very hard to even finish the race, let alone win. The tortoise never gave up and perceived until he got to the finish line while, the hare over slept and no ability or talent in the world would get him the end of the race in time. To me, the meaning of this story tells me that while talent is great and amazing, it's not everything. Talent without hard work is pointless. You can have the ability to do great things but without hard work, the talent is useless. Talent is only potential without hard work. Wherever the phrase 'Luck of the Irish' originates from or what is was originally intended to mean, the fact is that the Irish are very lucky people. They are proud of themselves and their country and culture.  They are hardworking, friendly, and popular with the world.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Marching into March

March is such a fun and busy month so I thought I would round up resources to help you make the most of your month.  Below are some March products that cover the March events.  I’m sure your kids will love learning in March!  

Monday, February 25, 2019

Time to Shop!

It’s time to move all those wish list items to your TpT cart! On the 26th and 27th of February, TPT is having a sale with up to 25% off everything! So if you need to restock for the reminder of the school year – here’s your chance! Remember to use the code: TICKTOCK 

My entire TpT Shop is 25% off
February 26-27!

HUGE savings on all of my TpT products with the code TICKTOCK!   

Happy Shopping!!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Things We Love!

If you are an educator looking for a giveaway you have come to the right place! Here are the current items being  given away!  All you have to do is enter here! 

Prize includes: Things We LOVE prize pack such as: Mr. Sketch Markers, Flair Markers, Personal Laminator, Dry Erase Pockets, Dry Erase Markers, Astrobrights Paper, Ticonderoga Pencils, and a $50 Teachers pay Teachers gift card.

Good luck!

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Qualities of a Leader

There are so many examples of leaders throughout our stages of life. For a child a leader would be a teacher and for an adult it could be a boss but for everyone a great example of a leader would be the President of the United States. With having 45 presidents we have quite a few examples of good and bad leaders. We could spend all day discussing the shortcomings of every single one but in the spirit of a positive 2019 let's discuss the great qualities that so many of our presidents have had. Honesty is at the top of the list for most people and whom do we think of when it comes to truthfulness? Of course, it's "Honest Abe" our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. It's imperative to have the country believe in a president and consider them and honest and truth telling person. Honesty is something that will follow you until the end of your days and even a small infraction could result in being labeled a dishonest person. We all must be honest and show our children the importance of telling the truth because that quality will speak volumes for their character.

Another quality of a great president is loyalty. So many of our presidents showed loyalty by fighting for our country or debating with foreign governments and standing up to dangerous rulers and dictators. A great example of loyalty and commitment is Franklin D. Roosevelt. He stayed at his post as president regardless of being paralyzed by polio in 1921.

 It's also important to stay cool under pressure with resilience and to my mind, no one better displayed that than Barack Obama. All of our presidents face troubling times whether its from their own people or threats around the world but it is so important to show a steady hand and a sure heart as did Obama. He remained a calm and collected man while in the White House.

Lastly,  when I think of confidence, I think of Ronald Reagan who stands out the most as having this quality.  President Reagan displayed the greatest confidence and he believed in himself. Believing in yourself in the face of scoffing, disbelief and adversity is a trait that we could all learn to obtain. 

All of these qualities are great and very important for adults to learn as well as children. Honesty, loyalty, resilience and confidence are just a few among a vast selection of great qualities from so many respectful  presidents. 

Happy President’s Day!