{Trendy Teachers}- What the Teacher Wore Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!! And, more importantly Happy What the Teacher Wore Wednesday!!!


We are back again to share our favorite {Teacher Trends} in and out of the classroom! My fashionable friends, Lindsey from It's Elementary My Dear, Caitlin from Teach Inspire Change, and Brittany from The Posh Teacher join together each week to share our favorite outfits and we would LOVE for you to join us! Make sure to link-up below! 

Here are some of my recent favorites! 


Doesn't this amazing top from Mod Cloth just scream fall? My sister got it for my last Christmas and it's just incredible! 

Shirt     |     Mod Cloth
Shoes     |     Tieks 


If you don't own a pair of Nickel & Suede earrings, you are missing out! The softest and most light weight earrings ever! They come in so many different colors and are my new favorite! 

Earrings     |     Nickel & Suede


Say hello to my new LOVE! Completely obsessed with this new Stella & Dot watch! It's so versatile! Comes with two different bezels (gold and silver) that are interchangable AND you can switch out the straps! Ah-mazing! 

Watch     |     Stella & Dot
Cuff Bracelet     |     Stella & Dot
White Bracelet     |     Stella & Dot


Red + Leopard = A completely classic look. And, I'm still obsessed with the Pixie pants from Old Navy. Anybody else?

Top     |     TJMaxx
Pants     |     Old Navy
Shoes     |     Tieks
Necklace    |     Kendra Scott


I bought these pants and scarf from Loft when school first started and I was so excited to wear them as soon as the weather started getting cooler. I have big plans for many outfits with these amazing pants- LOVE this color! 

Denim Jacket    |     Gap
Scarf    |     Loft
Pants    |     Loft
Shoes    |   Frye

These Frye shoes are totally on my wish-list! Anyone have a review on them!?



I completely in love with this olive green dress from Old Navy. I'm obsessed with this color this season and couldn't wait to pair it with this ultra-feminine Birdie necklace. 

Denim Jacket   |     Gap
Dress    |     Old Navy
Boots   |     Sam Edelman
Necklace  |     Stella & Dot


Make sure to show off your looks and link up with us below! To link-up with us, simply add your link below! The link-up will stay open starting on Wednesday mornings until the following Tuesday. Any non-fashion related posts will be removed from the link-up. When linking up, please use our Trendy Teachers logo! Thanks for joining us!  

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Sharing Sunday- What I'm Teaching in November!

So, November just might be one of my favorite months of the year. Being my birthday month might have a little bit to do with that! But, there are also so many fun things going on in November and I love incorporating all the fun into my lesson plans!

My friends and I at The Primary Peach are doing the planning for you next month and sharing some of our plans for November!


Here is what I'm planning on doing for reading in November!


This cute little {Turkey Craft} is the perfect activity to complete after reading some fun Thanksgiving read alouds! Your students can do so much on the turkey feathers- share the key details (character, setting, beginning, middle, end) or retell the main idea and details of the text! 

One of my most favorite activities of the year is the {Turkey Disguise} project! It compliments the book Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano perfectly! I send this home as a project for my students work on with their families, but it could easily be complete at school!


I absolutely LOVE all the disguised turkeys that come back to school! Does it get better than a Popcorn Turkey, Elsa Turkey, and even a Beyonce Turkey!?


If you've never read the book "Thank You, Sarah" by Laurie Halse Anderson, you are missing out! It is the PERFECT read aloud for November! It tells the story of Sarah, the woman who saved Thanksgiving in America! I never realized that Thanksgiving was {almost} not a holiday in the United States until I read this story! This is the perfect compliment to this story and it's FREE

If you teach non-fiction standards during November, this unit by Second Grade Stories is a MUST! I was oh, so excited when I found these amazing non-fiction units last year! They teach everything you need to know about turkeys AND there are some amazing activities that go along with the text! Trust me, MUST HAVE! 

And, of course we can't forget about writing! 

This month our focus is on informational texts, and our students will be writing All About Books! I love this little unit by Susan Jones! Students are able to research different animals and write their very own All About Book! 

And, of course we have to fit in some fun Thanksgiving themed writing prompts! I use my November Writing Prompts each morning as students come in the classroom. They cover TONS of different topics and are perfect for morning work or Work on Writing! But, I love using these Thanksgiving Writing Prompts the week before Thanksgiving! And, they are FREE! 

And, I saved the best for last! I just LOVE teaching math during November! 

This month a large focus will be on addition and subtraction strategies. I was very excited when I found this great activity to practice missing addends! I can't wait to use it! 

I love incorporating food into my lessons, and this one incorporates PIE! Students complete a pie taste test! I have parents send in all different types of pie- apple, cherry, pecan, key lime, pecan-EVERYTHING! Students choose their favorite and then we graph them! So. Much. Fun! 


Make sure to check out all the other amazing posts FULL of plans for November at The Primary Peach! Thanks for joining us!


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{Trendy Teachers}- What the Teacher Wore Wednesday-Leopard Print LOVE!

Happy Wednesday! And, more importantly Happy What the Teacher Wore Wednesday!


I really can't explain my current obsession! I'm just completely in love with leopard print. And, my recent outfits prove this amazing obsession!

OBSESSED doesn't even begin to describe my love for this amazing dress! And, right now it is on sale!!!!  



Dress     |     LOFT
Shoes     |      Tieks
Necklace     |     Kendra Scott


I mean, can you realy go wrong with leopard, navy and mustard!?

Shirt     |     TJMaxx
Pants     |      LOFT 
Scarf    |     Nordstrom

This sweater is absoultely incredible. I've been searching, and searching, and searching for an amazing leopard print cardigan and I found it in this awesome piece! It is going to be on repeat this whole season! 

Dress     |     TJMaxx
Cardigan     |      H&M
Necklace     |     Stella & Dot
Disc Necklace     |     Stella & Dot

What is your current fall obsession!? Make sure to show off your looks and link up with us below! To link-up with us, simply add your link below! The link-up will stay open starting on Wednesday mornings until the following Tuesday. Any non-fashion related posts will be removed from the link-up. When linking up, please use our Trendy Teachers logo! Thanks for joining us!  




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Fall Favorites Giveway!

Happy Fall Friends!!!

To celebrate {fall} I am so excited to be participating in {Mrs. D's Fall Favorites Giveaway} with Stephanie from Mrs. D's Corner!!!



Just look at all these amazing Fall Favorites that we are giving away!!! That Michael Kors wristlet and Stella & Dot necklace need to be added to my closet!


Make sure to head to Stephanie's blog and enter this amazing giveaway!!!

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{Trendy Teachers} What the Teacher Wore Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday! And, welcome back for another WTTWW with our Trendy Teachers link-up!


Make sure to check out the other fabulously fashionable teachers---- Lindsey from It's Elementary My Dear, Caitlin from Teach Inspire Change, and Brittany from The Posh Teacher to see what they've been wearing! 


It's starting to get cooler in Atlanta! So, I'm finally able to add a little {fall fashion} back into my wardrobe! Here's what I've been wearing to school this week! 



Dress     |     TJMaxx
Statement Necklace     |     Stella & Dot
Engrabable Bar Necklace     |     Stella & Dot
Shoes     |     Tieks


Dress     |     Old Navy
Scarf     |     Stella & Dot




Top     |     Francesa's Boutique
Pants     |     Old Navy
Statement Necklace     |     Kendra Scott
Bracelet     |     Stella & Dot
Watch     |     Michael Kors
Shoes     |     Tieks

And then on Sunday I had to cheer on my Falcons in this amazing graphic tee!


Top     |     TJMaxx
Pants     |     Kohls
Statement Necklace     |     Stella & Dot

We would LOVE for you to join us and share your favorite teacher of the day outfits! To link-up with us, simply add your link below! The link-up will stay open starting on Wednesday mornings until the following Tuesday. Any non-fashion related posts will be removed from the link-up. When linking up, please use our Trendy Teachers logo! Thanks for joining us! 




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Club Disney!

I am a huge Disney fan! So, when my team and I started planning our monthly celebration for our students, I was thrilled when someone mentioned a {Disney Magic Band} and all our thoughts and plans turned to a Disney theme!


Just a little background- Our school follows the PBIS framework- or Postiive Behavior Intervention & Supports. We put a large focus on positive behavior and students earn tickets for showing respectful, responsible, and role-model behavior. In my short time as a teacher, I have found that focusing on the positive creates a much more encouraging environment and have not used a "clip chart" since my very first year teaching. My friend Theresa blogged all about the positives of not using a clip chart at The Primary Peach!

Students are able to use their tickets they earn at the school PBIS store and on various classroom incentives. They are also able to save their tickets for a monthly celebration that occurs on the last day of each month!

Our monthly celebration consists of various "clubs" located in each classroom on our hallway. There are different easy (and affordable options) that our team came up with- using laptops, dancing, arts and crafts, playing games, etc.

Since we decided to focus on a Disney theme- I took on the task of combining our ideas for clubs with a Disney theme! Here is what I came up with:




For each club, I cut out a Mickey Mouse head on my Silhouette and made a sign to display on their Smartboard.

On the day of the event, students chose their top 3 clubs from the list. I had my students choose their top 3, just in case their first choice was gone by the time they got to choose. I also used the order students chose their clubs as a behavior incentive!

Once students had chosen which club they wanted to attend, they had to pay for that club with their tickets! For this particular celebration, students only had to use 5 tickets. As the year goes on, the number of tickets for our monthly clubs will increase. Once they paid their tickets, they were given a "Magic Band" which was used as their admission into the club!



Of course some students did not have enough tickets to attend or they chose not to spend any tickets for a club. So, we had different options. Students that needed to relfect on their behavior choices attended "Ratatouille Reflections" and students that did not want to spend any tickets went to the "Animation Research Library" and were able to read books and work on Disney themed word searches.

It was such a fun afternoon and all the students really enjoyed themselves, no matter what club they decided to attend. I love that everyone got to celebrate their positive behavior choices in such a fun, Disney inspired way!

For October we are going to focus on a Fall Festival theme! I can't wait to share what we come up with next!

How do you promote positive behavior in your school? In your classroom?

Happy Teaching!


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