I LOVE a Good Sale!!!

Hello Friends!! It's been awhile! I've been completly soaking up family time this week!! Today is actually the first day I've even opened my computer, and can I just tell you that it's been amazing!? I'm so incredibly busy during the work week, and I think it was really important for me to sit back and take a break from school and really enjoy my family.

But, tomorrow is Monday and it will be back to work! And, it's December 1st!!! That is CRAZY! I'm crazy excited about Cyber Monday and can't wait to get some Christmas shopping done. I'm also really excited about the Cyber Monday sale on Teachers Pay Teachers!! Can't wait to purchase some awesome things that have been on my wishlist for awhile!

I'm linking up with the fabulous Jivey from Ideas by Jivey for her 2+1=TPTCYBER link up to share my 2 most wishlisted items in my own store and share some great products that are on my own wishlist!


The #1 Wish Listed Item in my store was SUPER helpful for me when I was on maternity leave last year! My EDITABLE Long Term Sub Binder is the perfect product to help you feel better about leaving your class with a long term sub! 


There are a ton of editable pages for you to enter in everything you could think of to let your long-term sub feel more comfortable in your classroom. From contact information, to schedules, to plans- this notebook has you both covered! 

 

There are also full color and black and white covers for easy printing so that you can easily organize your entire binder!

If you will be out on leave anytime in the future, this is the PERFECT survival notebook! It's always a good idea to get a head start on preparing for a long-term sub! Especially for maternity leave, you never really know when you'll be out! You can read even more about this notebook here!



The #2 Wish Listed Item in my store actually surprises me! I made it really quickly because there wasn't anything to go with our Energy unit! It's also been one of my top sellers!  This Forms of Energy Mini-Unit is great!


It's full of simple activities to accompany your energy unit! It starts with anchor charts for each form of energy! 


Then, students can complete a flipbook and sort! These are great to complete in Interactive Notebooks!


There is also activity pages for each form of energy AND an assessment complete at the end of the unit!

It's the perfect little mini-unit to use for teaching Forms of Energy! 


And, now on to MY wish list! It's PACKED! I seriously have so much that I want to buy on TPT! 

Let's be honest- can a girl ever have too many Melonheadz!? 

I can't wait to see your wish lists!!! Make sure to link up with Jivey!

Happy Teaching,

Feeling Guilty.

Sometimes being a mom is hard. Sometimes being a teacher is hard. And, sometimes being a mom AND a teacher is really hard.

I've been home today with a sick little boy and I know it's exactly where I should be. But, I feel guilty. I feel guilty because I'm missing meetings at work today. But, then I feel guilty for feeling guilty, because my family is my number one priority. How can I feel guilty about staying home with my sick little boy!?


I called my dad last night and started venting. I told him it was hard balancing everything. His response- "It's not hard. Some days you set your priorties, and some days your priorities are set." Simple as that.



It made me think. Why do I worry so much about things that I can't control? When I am in the classroom I give 100%. But, when I can't be there and I need to be at home, my family deserves 100% of me. I don't need to feel guilty for that. I'm a mom first, then a teacher.

I was thinking today about how much easier it would be if I didn't have to work. But, I couldn't imagine not working. I love my job. I absolutely love being a teacher. Almost as much as I love being a mom.

So, today has been a day about getting my baby better. A morning at the doctor's office, some medicine, and then a stop at Chick-fil-A. He got me today, because he needed me, his mom. And, I shouldn't feel guilty about that. At the end of the day, my classroom, my students, my school- it will all be okay without me. I'll catch up on what I missed in meetings. But, I'll never get this time back with a sweet little 3 year old who needs his mommy when he's sick.

So, don't feel guilty. And, don't feel guilty about feeling guilty. We are teachers- AMAZING teachers. But, most importantly we are AMAZING moms!

Happy Teaching,

Currently: November!

November is here! I'm SO excited!!! I absolutely love this month! And, it just so happens to be my birthday month!

I just love linking up with Farley each month for her Currently post! Make sure to head back to her amazing blog, Oh Boy, Fourth Grade! to check out her Currently and what some other fabulous teachers are up to this month! 


Listening: My house is QUIET! Which, in a house with a 3 year old and a 7 month old, that is pretty rare! So, needless to say I am enjoying that they actually slept in today and it's quiet!

Loving: Like I said before, I just love November! I can't wait until Thanksgiving break AND my birthday! My birthday is on November 25th, so I'm always so lucky that I get the day off to be with my family! This will be Cora's first Thanksgiving! 

Thinking: Christmas shopping is on my brain! I need to get started quickly, because I can already tell that December is going to be absolutely crazy! I think I might have to go ahead and start making my list today! However, I'm nervous because anytime I start early, I end up buying more than I need! Have you started Christmas shopping?

Wanting: These have been on my list for awhile now! I think it's time to finally get a couple pairs. I've tried them on and LOVE them, just didn't want to spend the money- but now that they are 30% off- I really have no excuse! I'm only 5'3" so I'm thinking these are going to be the perfect pants for school! Has anyone else bought Pixie pants and loved them!?

Needing: My poor blog has been put aside for a little while. I've been sick and just so busy with everything going on, that I haven't made time to blog. I miss it. Time to get back into it and share all the fun we will be doing in my classroom this month!

Reading: I need your help!!! I just finished Gone Girl and need a new book to read ASAP! What are your suggestions!? 

Make sure to go back and check out Farley's blog! I hope everyone has a fabulous November!

Oh, and just because it's November and almost Thanksgving! Check out my Thanksgiving Writing Prompts, a freebie in my store


Happy Teaching,