January 19, 2018

Melted Snowman Treat--Cheap and Easy!

Much of the United States is FINALLY starting to thaw out from the FREEZING temps we experienced earlier this week!  It was so cold in Kansas on Tuesday, that the school district I work for called off school.  With the windchill on that day, it felt like -25 degrees outside; which was WAY to dangerous for students that walk to school, or get dropped off early and have to wait outside!


It's snowing... Snoopy and Woodstock..
Anyway......these freezing temps sure had my students feeling down.  So....... I wanted to give them a little pick-me-up.  This treat was in the form of food---melted snowmen to be exact!  This treat was EASY. CHEAP and ohhhhhh so fun for the kids!

To assemble the "melted snowman" you need:

  • mini marshmallows (handful) 
    • This represents the "snow"
  • chocolate chips (1 tablespoon)
    • this represents the buttons, eyes, mouth, etc.
  • pretzel rods (one handful)
    • These are the legs and arms
  • ziplock snack size bag
  • label stapled to bag
I had these sitting on students desks when they came back from our "wind chill day."  It was sure a fun way to start the morning!   The treat for my whole class cost around 8 dollars---CHEAP!

Just an idea to warm the spirits of your kiddos......

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November 26, 2017


Happy weekend after Thanksgiving everyone!  I do hope you all enjoyed your holiday--and that it was filled with quality family time and delicious food!

I think I am still in a food coma....haha! BUT....the sad exciting part is that we will have leftovers for days! 
Food Coma  Suele pasar :(

Now...as if November couldn't get any better....TPT is having a Cyber Monday Sale on November 27th and 28th.

This starts tomorrow people!!  

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So stock up your carts today so you can get a 25% discount tomorrow! :) 

Want to know something even sweeter? There are lots of TPT sellers giving away gift cards, and I happen to be one of them!  Click here to enter!

Also....be sure to stalk on some other TPT sellers (Facebook, twitter, instagram, blogs, etc.) because there lots of opportunities out there!

Best of luck and happy shopping!! 

August 2, 2017

Back To School Sale with TPT!

By this point I am sure you have heard....... (and if you haven't....ummmmm where have you been???)

Teachers Pay Teachers is having their Back to School Sale.....and you only have a little over six hours left to save.

That is right.....six hours left!  So get those shopping carts loaded and checkout!

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July 20, 2017

Throwback Thursday

In the spirit of Thursday...how about a little #TBT #throwbackthursday?

Last year I posted a tutorial on new-sew curtains....which are an easy and cheap way to decorate your classroom.  I am happy to report the curtains stayed up ALL YEAR....and I got loads of compliments on how "cute my room was."  We all know that a cute room makes us better teachers, right?! haha

To read the full tutorial click here, or on the pictures below.

July 19, 2017

Show and Tell Tuesday (Or Wednesday.....)

I love the linky party that Forever in Fifth Grade hosts every month!  I mean.....who doesn't love a show and tell??

 I'm still waiting on baby boy to arrive!  We are currently 38 weeks...and I am hoping it will be any day now.  The end of pregnancy combined with stifling summer heat is no fun at all!

I think summers were created to make memories and spend time with family.....and that is exactly what we have tried to do! :)  Earlier this summer we spent a few days at Table Rock Lake.....SO beautiful.....and SO fun!  We also have family dinners as much as we can. :)  

Summers are also meant for exploring.....especially the city or town in which you live. My sister, mom and I spent some time at Botanica, which is a local community garden in Wichita.  The flowers were beautiful!  Next year I plan on taking Baby Boy there often, as they have many kid geared activities each day of the week. If you have a local garden in your community--you should make a visit!

I can't believe the upcoming school year is right around the corner!  Last year I handed out "The Starfish Story" to my coworkers prior to the year starting.  The story is a great reminder about our impact as teachers....it truly is an inspiring and motivating piece of text.  Interested in using this to inspire your staff?  Click here or on the picture to download the freebie at my TPT store! 

June 15, 2017

Big (little) Announcement

So it is has been a hot minute (5 months of hot minutes...I guess) since I have last written a blog post.

And....y'all.....I have a really, really, really good reason! Did you happen to catch the blog title (Big (little) Announcement)?

You see.....I have been really busy creating a tiny human!

SO EXCITING, RIGHT?!?!   My husband and I are over the moon thrilled about our new adventure. AND...our families are equally enthusiastic! :)


Currently, I am 33 weeks (so the pictures above are a few weeks old.....just imagine me with a bigger baby bump!) Our little bundle is scheduled to arrive on August 5th....which is rapidly approaching.  AHHHHH!!!

I must admit my pregnancy has been pretty pain free (thank you Jesus!).  Prior to the pregnancy I had read all sorts of horror stories about morning sickness, back pain, aversions to foods, swelling of the hands and feet, etc.  You may hate me---but I have not gotten sick once.  Not. Ever!  As I am nearing the end of the third trimester it has been increasingly more difficult to walk, get out of bed, pick up something I have dropped....shave my legs. Ugh! But, in all honesty...I don't really have anything to complain about.

My blessings keep stacking up, too,  because baby and I have been checking out healthy at each appointment! :)  I am truly thankful!

In March, we had a fun little gender reveal party for family and close friends. Check out the pictures below!  I mean....how hilarious is that cake?!!?


Please excuse the dead grass......we were just coming off of winter and the grass hadn't had a chance to wake-up yet!

Anyway.....curious as to what we are having?? Everyone swore it was a girl........but.......

It's a BOY!!!!!

So.....I am very sorry I haven't posted in awhile.....but I do think you will forgive me (hopefully)...

Stay tuned for the nursery reveal and to read about the next chapter of our lives! :)

February 6, 2017


Hi Friends.....

Just a quick post to remind (or tell you for the first time) that TPT is having a two day sale!

I mean Valentine's Day is right around the corner........so TPT might as well spread the love early! :)

You can save up to 28% off starting Tuesday, February 7th!

BUT......you better hurry because the sale ends Wednesday, February 8th!

Don't forget to enter LOVETpT at checkout!

Happy shopping!