Sunday, January 31, 2016

February Fun with Bryant's Brain Train--Sharing Sunday

With February just around the corner, my friends and I over at the Primary Peach want to make your planning for this month a bit easier. Simply click the image below to open.  Then click each image inside to view a few ideas and resources from me to make your February days even more fabulous! You'll find resources for Groundhog's Day, Valentine's Day, President's Day, and more!!!
Next, you can head on over the the Peach page to find tons of other February ideas.  Click HERE to access even more teacher treasures from the other Peach authors!  
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope your February is full of winter fun and cozy days!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A Fresh Start and a FREEBIE!

Hi!  I'm guest blogging over on the Primary Peach today.  
Head on over to find some sensational tips from me and other bloggers about staying organized in the new year!  And, find a FREEBIE from me when you pop on over as well.  
One more thing...
I also wanted to tell you about my MLK enrichment resource pack available for purchase in my TpT store.  It's brand new so I hope you check it out!
Have a TERRIFIC Thursday!!!


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sharing Sunday--Winter Fun with Bryant's Brain Train (Elementary)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!!!  I hope you have had a restful and relaxing time with family and friends over the last few weeks!
Our December days were spent shopping for the season, making memories with out-of-town cousins, and even some Pinterest craftiness...chalk paint...perhaps my new obsession!!!


And of course, the new year also means it's time for me to do a bit of reflecting and forming of resolutions for 2016.
This quote seems to be one that I can't get out of my mind these days.  I've decided that my "word" for 2016 is going to be BALANCE.  I am going to do my best to make the most of the time I have with my precious family and try to stress less, work smarter and not harder, and balance all of the wonderfulness and craziness that this life is full of!  I hope and pray your 2016 is the best that life has to offer and that you too find balance in the midst of day-to-day activity!

As MUCH as I have enjoyed these last few weeks at home, it is almost time to head back to school and see my students again.  Goodness, I can't wait to get hugs and hear about their Christmas adventures!
  
My friends and I over at the Primary Peach want to make your January planning a bit easier, so simply click the image below to open.  Then click each image inside to view some ideas and resources to make your winter days even more wonderful!  AND...as a back to school treat, everything in my TPT store will be 20% off until Thursday.
Next, you can head on over the the Peach page to find tons of other January ideas.  Click HERE to access even more teacher treasures from the other Peach authors!  
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope your 2016 is simply amazing!



Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sharing Sunday--December Fun from Bryant's Brain Train!

Hi!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break with your families!  I am so grateful for each of you!!!

We ate, played a little volleyball, did a bit of home reno, watched some Christmas movies on Hallmark channel, ate some more, and of course, shopped some of the Black Friday deals in our area... 
Literally, we were in Belk's for 6 hours on Friday...my mom calls it the "boot vortex" because we spend so much time in the shoe department.  Sweet memories and tired toes!!!

A week off to spend with family and friends was certainly a wonderful chance to rest and recharge for a busy month ahead.  But as we plan to head back to school on Monday, the authors from the Primary Peach wanted to share some ideas with you to kickstart your planning for the month of December.  It's time for another Sharing Sunday...
Once you've clicked on the image below to open, click each image within to access the goodies from me.  Christmas is truly one of my favorite times of year, and I hope these are resources that you love and find meaningful for your own students and children. 
 Next, head on over the the Peach page to find tons of other December ideas.  Click HERE to find even more teacher treasures!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope your December is full JOY, PEACE, HOPE, and LOVE!


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Survival Tips for the Holiday Season

Hi, friends!  I'm guest blogging today over at the Primary Peach.  
I'd love for you to pop on over and share some ideas about how you maintain teacher sanity and classroom control during the holiday season.  Click HERE to read a few teacher tips from me.

I am so grateful for each of you!  Love and best wishes as we head into the holiday season!!!  




Sunday, October 25, 2015

November Sharing Sunday

Hi, and happy almost November!  
Hope your October has been amazing as by now you've settled into a new school year, put out a few pumpkins, and watched a few fall leaves flutter to the ground.  Around here we are doing a bit of home reno, and look at this gem that my kids unearthed when we were working in the basement today...
This was me student teaching in my very last quarter of college...20 years ago!  I cannot even!!!  That means these children in the photo with me are now 25...seriously!  LOL

Home renovations can be completely overwhelming...let's be honest...but today, Sadie and I took a little break.  Today we supported my mom at the annual United in Pink Flamingo Fest.  Looking for a great breast cancer organization to support?  United in Pink is absolutely one of my favorites!  Find out more about them by clicking HERE.
Now, onto the ideas my friends and I over at the Primary Peach have for you this month.
We've each compiled a list of some of our very favorites to help make your planning easier during the month of November.  Once you've clicked on the image below to open, click each image within to access the goodies.   Then, head on over the the Peach page to find tons of other November ideas.  Click HERE to find these other teacher treasures!

Our school recently completed an in-service on writing.  This month here on my blog I will be sharing with you some of my favorites from that training.  Today, though, let's get inspired by a few fall writing goodies...Click below to get started!
Thanks so much for stopping by!




Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fall Leaves, Fall Fun, and a Fall Freebie!!!

Hi, all!  Around here the seasons are changing...football is in full swing, leaves are falling, the fair is coming next week, and life is--as usual--busy and full! 
 
But, in the hurry, scurry of the back to school season, I did want to share a freebie for you that is perfect for use in the months ahead.  I have found that our family has to be intentional about spending time together and doing family devotions...for us, it will not just happen by accident!  Lazy? Busy?  Distracted?  LOL I'm not sure what the issue for us is, but these are just a few of the fall activities we have done together over the past few years.  

Click the image below to download this idea-pack which is full of seasonal ideas and goodies for use with the little ones in your life!
I also wanted to share a story that we love!  View the read aloud here on You Tube...
For those of you who teach at private schools, homeschool, or serve in local churches, I also have a few new resources available in my online store.  Click the captions below to find out more... 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Old-Testament-Bible-Verses-Background-Info-and-Student-Response-Sheets-ESV-2118274
English Standard Version
King James Version
New International Version
The Old Testament edition is out now, and I am busy working on the New Testament edition as well! 

I hope that your fall is full of special blessings!  Praying for an awesome October!  
 
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