Monday, November 2, 2015

Brag Tags

Hey y'all!

Sorry my blog has been full of tumble weeds! I promise to come back and blog here later this week. In the meantime, you can catch up on how Brag Tags are going in my classroom over here at The Primary Punchbowl!

I promise to do a classroom tour, update you on life, the first quarter and into the holiday season real soon. Stick with me as amazing things will be happening the rest of this school year!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Teacher T-shirts

Hey everyone,

Last year when I was in Las Vegas at the SDE Conferences I ran into a booth at the Expo which sells amazing teacher shirts! They go by the name of A+ Images and can be found online at A+ Images
Hello comfortable T-shirts for jean days. They had sale bins with T-shirts for $5 which is a fantastic steal. Here's my bag of T-shirts from last summer

I bought around 4 if not 5 T-shirts to wear. I have worn them weekly on Friday and sometimes during the week when we have special activities happening within the classroom or on our campus. Here are a few of the T-shirts I picked up last summer.

While I was in Las Vegas again this summer it was a no-brainer to stop by their booth again! They of course had new shirts for sale both in the $5 sale bin and outside of the sale bins. I picked up a few more shirts this summer to wear and add into my mix. The quality is wonderful and like I said they sure come in handy to wear when I can dress down.

This summer I was fortunate enough to get a blogger shirt made by them.

I was able to receive the T-shirt right before I left for Las Vegas and was able to wear it to the Teachers Pay Teachers conference! It was the perfect shirt to wear around with fellow teacher bloggers and authors.

If you are interested in t-shirts- you can click the links above (the company name).  You can also follow A Plus Images at these different social media sites:

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Want to go to Vegas this summer?

Hey everyone,

The wonderful teachers at Primary Chalkboard are giving away $300 tuition to and SDE 1 day conference, $200 cash as well as a gift card for $25 to Crystal Springs Book store for the conference at SDE! Last year I had a BLAST at both the I Teach 1st and the Teachers Pay Teachers conferences. This year I'm hoping and praying everything pans out so I can attend the I Teach 2nd Grade conference! I really would love to meet more of the bloggers I follow and am friends with on Instagram and Facebook.

Head on over to Primary Chalkboard for the chance to win!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

About me

Hi there!

I grew up in a smaller town in Southeastern Arizona. Growing up I wanted to work with kids. In High School I gave up that dream to go to Massage Therapy School. I packed up and moved to Texas where I attended Massage Therapy School. During this time I started to know this wasn't my calling and I craved working with children. I finished Massage Therapy School and the day after our graduation I packed up the car and moved back to Arizona. I enrolled in Education classes as soon as I could. I started my teaching degree and haven't looked back. That was almost 10 years ago!!! I have been fortunate enough to travel and experience many different cultures here in the States as well as overseas.

I married a soldier and we moved to Germany. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend three and a half amazing years in Germany. I traveled a LOT and miss being able to get in the car and drive to such amazing places in a short period of time. Out of all the places I've been able to travel to it is hard to come up with a favorite spot. One of the top places is Garmisch, being surrounded by the Alps and having such rich history around. Another favorite was London and Dublin! I know crazy right? Living life in Germany helped to show me how simple life truly can be. It's amazing to see how different we live, what us Americans value and what they value more in life. Life here moves way TOO fast, we all need to slow down and take time to enjoy life. We lived a short drive from Nuremberg which was such a blessing. What an amazing city, full of life, history and such powerful stories.

It's been almost two years since I moved back to Arizona. While he was away in school he asked for a divorce and well here I am living in sunny Arizona again and ENJOYING life! I wouldn't change anything for the world. I have grown and changed in many ways. I currently work in the District where I completed my student teaching years ago.