Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Hello friends!

I am back from Spring Break, a wedding, and a honeymoon!  I cannot wait to share all my pics with you and blog about everything!  I did almost everything DIY style (and would NOT do it again) but the projects turned out pretty awesome!  Hopefully we will get our pics back next week!

We went to Mexico for our honeymoon and did our very first ALL-INCLUSIVE vacay!  IT. WAS. AMAZING!  Even though I gained about 20lbs, it was worth it and I cannot wait for our next vacation!  

Here is a sneak peak of some pics we got from our friends via WedPics!  I highly recommend this app!  It is completely FREE for everyone and SO EASY to use!  

The view from our balcony!

Our private beach area!

Okay so enough fun...its back to work and it's crunch time, right?  It is almost the end of the year, state tests coming up, and time to prep our kids for the summer!  And for me, I am working VERY hard to become a Certified Whole Brain Teacher AND I will be finishing my Master's starting in July!  

When is the next vacation again?

Okay, focus....  so I wanted to share a couple school things and then I will get to the Giveaway!  

First of all, I am so excited to announce that...
 my students are now bloggers too!  
I wish I would have started this earlier!  I signed up my class on KidBlog and went through the login process with my students on the smartboard so they could see exactly how it works!  

Then they had their first blog assignment.  Thanks to Whole Brain Teaching, my students are writing 5 sentence paragraphs with a topic sentence and conclusion.  They wrote their paragraphs on the blog (using their Author Checks) and published them!  After they published, they were able to go online and read their friend's blogs & comment!  

Blogging has been a great motivator for reading & writing!  It also makes it so relevant!  And if you are using the COMMON CORE, it covers writing standard W.1.6. - With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

I plan to start blogging as soon as I start writing next year! That way I can branch out to other social media with my students such as Twitter, Croak It!, and Facebook!  Do you use social media in the classroom?  I would love to hear about it!  Leave me a comment and share your ideas!

Okay, now on to the GIVEAWAY!  

I started my blog Facebook page a short time ago and recently reached 100 likes!  Thank you all so much for the support!  To show my appreciation, I am doing a Whole Brain Teaching giveaway!  You will get:

~ two 5-Step WBT Lesson Plans (nouns & verbs)
~ 4 Power Pix (noun, singular noun, plural noun, verb)
~ Literacy Center (nouns & verbs)

All you have to do is like my page on Facebook and comment here or there with your email address!  I will choose 3 random winners on Friday, April 24th!  You can also enter if you follow us on Instagram by commenting on the post there!

Thank you all so much!  
I am excited to be able to share my Whole Brain Teaching journey with you!

The amazing Sarah Meador from Whole Brain Teaching is doing a WBT Blog Linky!  Hop on over to Meador in the Middle to join and share your journey too!