Christmas in July!!!

That's right! I am throwing a "Christmas in July" sale. I linked up with Elementary Matters blog, who is hosting a Christmas in July sale. I thought it was a wonderful idea, especially with so many teachers already back in school and so many teachers gearing up for the beginning of another great school year. My personal TpT store will go on sale Wednesday, July 25th! Please go browse and pick out something you like for a discounted price. And have a merry Christmas in July!

Update: The TpT site has been down since midnight for maintenance. When the site comes back up, I will allow my Christmas in July sale to go through tomorrow, July 26 for those who would like to purchase products at a discounted price.


New Freebie Added on TpT!

I have been busy getting myself psyched up mentally to begin a new school year. While in the midst of everything, I have also been creating more products to add to TpT! A lot of my new products are not really "new" because I have been using them in my classroom for some time now. However, I have just put them in presentable form for other teachers to use in their classrooms. My newest product is a free product that students love! Click on the link below to get your copy of "My Summer in Tweets." Please leave positive feedback on the product under ratings. Also, be sure to "follow" my TpT store so you will be the first to know when I post a new product. I have quite a few more that will be added in the next two weeks.

My New Schedule

I am so excited! I received the confirmed schedule for this year, so now I know exactly what I will be teaching! Yay! Let the planning begin!

At the school where I teach, we are very unique. So what we teach sometimes changes. We never know from year to year what we will teach. One could look at this as a negative aspect of teaching where I teach, but I choose to look at it as a positive. I get to try my hand at various subjects and grade levels without leaving the comforts of my hall. And it helps me stay current with the subject areas I am certified to teach.

This past school year, I taught 7th grade reading and 8th grade language arts. While it was fun to teach, I have missed teaching social studies. But this year, I will teach 7th grade reading/language arts combined, one 7th grade social studies, and one 8th grade social studies course. I am excited to get to teach social studies again! I love using hands-on activities for social studies and bringing history to life for my students. This will be the first year in many that I will not teach 8th grade writing. While I will miss this course, I know that I can use my teaching to prepare the 7th graders to be wonderful 8th grade writers.

I am looking forward to this school year! Now, if I can just get busy planning!