2015 - The Learning Effect

Daily Classroom Schedule Signs & Giveaway

I am absolutely loving the switch to 6th grade this year! My class has been amazing and the change in curriculum has been fun, too. With the change in grades, I decided to change up how I did some things in my classroom as well.

This year I stepped away from daily schedule cards (which I used with magnets on my whiteboard) and moved to schedule signs. Makes my mornings so much faster.


Celebrating a Milestone with a #FlashFreebie

A few weeks ago I hit my first "official" TpT milestone. TpT contacted me and asked me if I was interested in featuring one of my paid products as a flash freebie for one week to celebrate. How could I say no?

Classroom Reveal: 2015-2016

Woo! It's been a long two weeks for me, but my classroom is finally about done. My bulletin boards don't have any content, but that's the least of my worries. It's good enough for me at this point.


Upper Elementary Back-To-School Blog Hop & Giveaway

Can you believe it's already August? Where did the month of July go?

To help make this month a bit easier for y'all, a handful of upper elementary bloggers have joined forces to bring you a blog hop with tips and brand new freebies (that aren't available in our TpT stores)! Plus, to sweeten the hop we're giving away $120 in TpT gift cards!

Teachers Pay Teachers Back to School Sale - August 3rd & 4th


Get your carts ready, my teacher friends! Teachers Pay Teachers is having their Back to School sale August 3rd & 4th! Save up to 28% sitewide (with the stores who are participating) with promo code BTS15.

ClassDojo in the Upper Elementary Grades

Let me start off by letting y'all know that ClassDojo has not endorsed this post at all. I absolutely LOVE ClassDojo, and I'm excited to tell you all about how I use it in my upper elementary classroom!

What Are You Reading?: Professional Reading


I have a lot of reading to get done in the next two months! I've opted to read my PD, rather than attend any (besides the TPT conference)!

Monday Made It: June 22 {2015-2016 Teacher Planner}


Last week I *finally* finished up all updates on my teacher planners. After taking a mental break from the thought of school -- which only lasted about a minute, ha! -- I customized my own planner and put it together. I absolutely love every bit of it and can't wait to start planning with my team this week!

Teacher Planner Sale on TPT: June 17-20


I have *finally* finished all updates on my Teacher Planners! If you've purchased one in the past, please redownload! :) {Thank you for your patience!}

Tech Thursday: 3 Websites to Try Next Year

I am linking up with Teaching Trio for Tech Thursday. Today I am sharing 3 websites that I plan to use next year.

Favorite Things: Apps


The Sunday Scoop {April 5, 2015}


Today I am linking up with Teaching Trio for The Sunday Scoop!

My 4th Grade Daily Schedule #2getherwearebetter


What a fun link up this is! Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd and Lucky Little Learners started a monthly link up for teachers to share about the topic of the month. This month the topic is schedules.

Spring Cleaning Sale - April 2 & 3


I'm on Spring Break starting today and am off until next Tuesday! I'm spring cleaning my laptop files and my apartment while I'm off, as well as my Teachers Pay Teachers wish list. I'm pretty sure I still have some things from when I taught 2nd grade on my wish list...and there are some newer things that I'm ready to add to my cart and purchase now that I'll be teaching those topics.

I'm having a Spring Cleaning Sale in my TPT store. Everything is 20% off on April 2 & 3. I'm working on my teacher planners over break, starting the updates for the 2015-2016 school year. Chevron is first!

Five for Friday - February 27, 2015


TPT Teachers Are Heroes Sale - February 25


Be sure to shop the Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Sale this Wednesday, February 25! Use code HEROES at checkout to save up to 28% in my store - and any other store that is participating in the sale.

Thanks to Teaching in the Tongass for the sale graphic! Check out her TPT store - she has cute clip art!


A Bit of My 2014-2015 School Year So Far

Today I'm sharing some pictures from this year. I'm teaching 4th grade again and have 26 students - 20 boys and only 6 girls!

At Back to School Night {back in August 2014} this was the first year I felt completely prepared for the event.I found plenty of amazing ideas through other teacher blogs to help me make the most of the beginning of year madness. The only thing I'd do differently next year is for those papers that need to be returned to me, I'd write "4th - Ford" on every sheet. I ended up with some of the wrong sheets back from families with multiple children attending our school. Whoops! {Ideas or forms borrowed from: Teacher Intro Letter - Rowdy in Room 300; Getting to Know Your Child Form - The First Grade Parade; Parent Email Contact Form - Mrs. Terhune's First Grade}


TPT Super Sale: January 31 - February 2


My entire TPT store is on sale this weekend. Everything is 20% off - no coupon code needed!

Have a great weekend!
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