Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Celebration Station...Teacher Appreciation Sales News!


Lots of reasons to celebrate today...Cinco de Mayo, 700 followers on my TpT store, and of course...TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!!!!

I am so thankful for the teachers that have impacted me over the years, for the teachers that have inspired my own children, and for the students and families I get to work with everyday!!!

I guess you have probably heard by now that TpT is throwing a HUGE sitewide SALE in honor of this awesome occasion!  Click the image below to check out the savings in my teacher store...
As an added bonus, I also have put everything in my TN store on SALE as well!

I also wanted to remind you to stop by our new collaborative blog, The Primary Peach...I think you will love today's post all about best Pinterest practices!

Thanks, sweet teachers, for all that you do, for all that you sacrifice, and for how tirelessly you work!  Appreciate you all so much!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

In the Home Stretch...What's Up for the Week?!

Hope you have had an awesome weekend!  The weather here has been BEAUTIFUL!!!  Lots up in the week ahead, so thought I would share a few details with you...
First of all, this teacher has got to get serious about exercise!  Walked/ran today and am sure I will be feeling it tomorrow!  Hitting the track this week as much as possible!
 
My middle schooler also plays in the lacrosse play-offs this weekend...Go Vikings!  Of course, he had to have some new kicks for the big games...apparently this is serious! LOL
Can you believe that we are so close to the end of the school year?  My friend Paige posted this pic above as her FB profile image...unbelievable and exciting!  

Now, on to the upcoming school week...Tomorrow we are concluding our study of barrier islands.  Our study trip to a local island was last week, so Monday we will wrap up and review the info we have learned.
Students will also finish sharing their homemade bird nests.  They did a phenomenal job on these projects!
On Tuesday, we will begin our study of desert plant and animal adaptations.  In addition, we will add in some Cinco de Mayo learning fun.  Here are just a few of the activities we will be doing...
Want to see more?  Here is my entire Cinco de Mayo unit.
Towards the end of the week, we will be making some Mother's Day surprises for our mothers and grandmothers.  We will also be reading about the history of Mother's Day, completing some creative writing, and racing to solve some Mother's Day Math Facts!
 
Want even more Mother's Day ideas?  Here is my entire Mother's Day resource pack...
Enjoy your week!  Hope it is full of lots of hugs and sunshine!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Giveaway News!


Have you had a chance to visit our new collaborative blog--The Primary Peach--yet?  It's not too late!  There are new posts and classroom ideas shared almost every day, and this weekend we will select the winners to our AWESOME giveaways!  Click below to head over the rafflecopter to enter!


Have a super weekend!!!!  All the best!


Sunday, April 26, 2015

What's Up for the Week...Checking the Schedule!

All aboard for another fabulous week in 4th grade!  Thought I'd take a minute and share what's on the schedule for us for this week.  In Social Studies we have been studying biomes, and in Science we are busy learning about barrier island ecosystems.  
This week we will study the marsh, the dunes, the beach, and the maritime forest.  We will also take a field trip to a GA barrier island to see these ecosystems for ourselves!  So excited!!!

My students will also turn in their homemade bird nest projects (can't wait to show you pictures)!

Lastly, we will round out the week with special Mother's Day crafts and activities.  Looking for some ideas?  Here are a few of my favs from Pinterest...

And here is my own Mother's Day unit in case you are interested in checking it out!  

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Hope you have a wonderful week!!!

It's a Sweet Treat...a New Georgia Blog!!!

I am so excited to be a part of a brand new journey!  I am joining with about 30 other GA elementary school teachers, administrators, and bloggers to create a collaborative blog FULL of goodies, tips, and treats for YOU!  I'd love for you to join us on the journey!!!
To get things rolling on our new blog, we are doing a blog hop FULL of FREEBIES!  This way you can get to know the blog authors and find TONS of end of the year resources as we make the final push towards summer!  HOORAY...we hope to make your May and June a little smoother!

But first, let me introduce myself to you...
  
My name is Shannon Bryant.  I author this blog, as well as the website Bryant's Brain Train. I also am on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, TpT, TN, etc.  Check out my right sidebar to find me in these various locations.  

I am currently teaching 4th grade, but over the course of my 20 years in education, I have been fortunate enough to teach all grade levels PK-5th...what a ride!  I love reading, home reno, lazy days at the beach, and time with my husband--Kevin--and our 3 Bryant blessings--Tucker, Tate, and Sadie!

Now on to your end of the year FREEBIE from me...I actually have 2 for you, both centered on Memorial Day...hope you enjoy!!!
Want to register to win even more fabulous prizes from us?  Make sure to check out the Rafflecopter giveaway over on the Primary Peach and be sure to follow our collaborative blog there as well!!!
Enter the Primary Peach HUGE Rafflecopter Giveaway Here!

Now, would you like to meet the next Primary Peach blogger and collect another FREEBIE?  Just click the link below to hop on over!
Meet Lacey from The Fabulous Life of an Elementary Teacher

Thanks so much for joining us for this new adventure!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Exciting News Tomorrow...

Something exciting is coming tomorrow!  Stay tuned to my blog and FB page for all the details!!!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

600 Follower Celebration SALE!

Hi!  Long time, no blog!  The last 5-6 weeks have definitely been some of the more challenging ones that I have had lately!  Unfortunately, I have been out of commission with a terrible case of SHINGLES!  Who knew?  I certainly didn't!  If you have ever had them before, you certainly have my sympathies!  

I feel so blessed to finally be on the mend!  The doctor said 3-5 weeks to heal, and he wasn't kidding.  My students, coworkers, and family have been so great to help and encourage me throughout this ordeal, and it spite of it all, we did have a great spring break and Easter!  For that, I am super-grateful!
I am just praying now for healing with minimal scarring, so I would certainly appreciate your prayers as well!
But on to more happy news...I have reached the 600 follower mark in my TPT store, and am so excited about throwing a sale in honor of so many new followers!!!  Visit my store to save throughout the weekend...20% off of everything!  Thanks so much for helping me reach this milestone!!!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Shannon-Bryants-Brain-Train
Be sure to also check out my newly revised Cinco de Mayo unit while you are there!  All the best!!!