Wordless Wednesday {7/30/14}

I love linking up with Sugar and Spice's Wordless Wednesday!

I'm thinking about reading Extra Yarn to my middle school students on one of the first days of school.....

What's your favorite "big kids" book to read for back to school?


Would you care to enter a giveaway?  You might win an Amazon gift card to buy your favorite book....

Thanks for stopping by!

Two for Tuesday {7/29/14}

This week I am happy to offer the following 2 items for 50% off:

(just $2.50 today)


($2.50 today!)

And if you'd like to take your chance at winning some awesome products, stop by my wingding of a blogiversary!

Wingding of a Blogiversary!

This blog is one year old?  How can that be possible?  Well, that definitely calls for a celebration!!

Graphics not on bloggers' buttons were purchased from Misty at Bees Knees Design shop -https://www.etsy.com/shop/beeskneesdesignshop

Thank you to Alison at Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin' for making this button and also to each of the above bloggers who donated their products to this celebratory giveaway!

I have learned quite a bit this past year - from getting all the tech down (mostly - still working on Instagram) to making new friends and finding ideas that helped me become a better teacher and person.  Honestly, to me blogging is the best professional development ever.  Plus, it's just plain fun for me to read all the other blogs as it's kinda like shopping - I like to look around and see what's out there.  :)

Now, onto the Wingding!

Prize Pack #1

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Prize Pack #2

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Prize Pack #3

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Prize Pack #4

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And finally, what's a wingding without a party favor?

So here's yours...several fun ideas to use to get your year started in middle grades or middle school!

Click on the image to get your party favor!

Thanks for stopping by - hope you've had fun!

A Peek at My Week ~ It's Wingding time!

I know I have been a bit "absent" lately but I have been busy "behind the scenes" with my blog getting ready for my very first blogiversary!!

First, I took a big plunge and became a premium TpT seller.  Then I took a smaller plunge and went for a blog make-over.  Finally, I have been putting together a great giveaway for next week to celebrate!!

So next week will be all about celebrating complete with FOUR prize packs and a dandy little party favor!

I hope you will come back by tomorrow to participate in the Wingding by entering the giveaways that will last through Friday.  It's one last hurrah for me before I have to sincerely get my mind into school mode again and what a hurrah I hope it will be!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday Snapshots with love from England!

Maybe you have wondered what had happened to me as I have not been blogging recently. Well, by the time you read this, I will likely be on the ground in the USA back from England.  The rest of this post will be snapshots from that trip!

Our friends that we stayed with - Tony & Glennis

At the London Eye

 The pub!
Whippy ice cream with a chocolate flake!

Stonehenge (of course!)

And how could I resist?

Thanks for stopping by!

Wordless Wednesday ~ England Style!

I'm happy to share my photos with Miss Decarbo's linky because we made it to England!

Next time I post, I'll have to make sure my husband is in the pictures too!

Here we are at Warwick Castle!  A truly medieval castle with tons of history that we truly enjoyed learning about.

What do you like to learn about most?

Thanks for stopping by!

Two for Tuesday - half off!!

Two items for 50% off today only?  You bet!

This is the condensed version of my expository essay unit that includes persuasive essays too.  

I have used this in a "workshop" setting with middle school students in sessions that last approximately 1.5 hours, but it's flexible enough to use with younger students and in different lengths of time.

You will get:
- a 36 page "course manual" with all answers

-3 PowerPoint Presentations:  1 on how to write an expository essay, 1 one how to write a persuasive essay and 1 on persuasive strategies (logos, pathos, etc.)

-My 2 quick reference guides (1 with expository and 1 with persuasive)

All of this for only $7.50 today only!  


The next item for 50% off today is:

In this file, you get cards to play 4 different games:  Zap, Scoot, Scatter and Jeopardy style to review this novel!

It's a super deal at only $2.50 today!

Hope you find some great deals on things you need out there today!  Thanks for stopping by!