Sunday, September 21, 2014

Introducing Ella Grace

I've been MIA for awhile, but I promise I have a good reason! Just a quick little post to let you know what's been keeping me occupied these days :)

Introducing Miss Ella Grace...

3 days old


Ella was born on September 13, 2014 at 9:47am. She weighed 8 lbs even and measured in at 20 1/4 inches long.  We didn't know what we were having before Ella was born, and both her daddy and I thought SHE was going to be a HE! So, needless to say, we were pretty surprised!

We are so in love with this little lady!

not always a fan of pictures


Once we get some sort of routine going {haha}, I hope to check in a lot more often. Until then, I'll be busy snuggling this little muffin!

~Halle



Monday, August 11, 2014

Meet Me, Teacher Blogger Linky!!

I'm so excited to be participating in this little linky thrown by my friend Stephanie at Falling into First.  I love getting to the chance to know all of my favorite bloggers a little better.


Before I answer all of Stephanie's questions, here's a little blurb about me...

I've been married for 2 years to my loving, sarcastic, hard-working, and supportive husband, Dave.  We are expecting our first baby in just under a month. {Hopefully he/she is not like me in that I am almost always late!!!!}. We live in a cute little house with our dog, Georgie Girl, who is my four-legged, furry baby, and our cat, Mac, who is sweet as can be.  Life has been extremely good to me :)



 Now, onto the questions...

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...

my Georgie Girl, lattes, pale pink nail polish, beach days, summer nights, breakfast foods, evening walks, fonts, and naps

IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?

a newscaster or graphic designer

THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU

sensitive, creative, shy

FINISH THE SENTENCE, "_________________" SAID NO TEACHER, EVER!

paperwork is the best part of my job!

Q: IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO YOUR PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?

Justin Timberlake, Emma Stone and Jimmy Fallon

Q: IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?

Just a Small Town Girl

Q: YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?

invisibility

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?

i have so many. here are a few of my favorites




Q: IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

like a prayer {madonna}

Q: ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

morning person...about 20 minutes after my alarm goes off

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?

probably my comprehension passages, although my favorite is usually whatever i've just finished!



SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU!

i'm half italian which no one would ever guess given my fair skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes. {ok, naturally light brown hair and blue eyes}

So fun, right?!  Make sure you join up with Stephanie and/or head to her blog to learn about many more of your favorite bloggers!! Click the button below to head on over!




Sunday, August 3, 2014

TPT B2S Sale Must-Haves & a GIVEAWAY!!!

Hello friends!

I'm taking a break from stocking my TpT cart to show a few back-to-school items you need to add to yours!  And if you're patient enough, you could even win an item or two :)

Starting tomorrow, and lasting through Tuesday, you can save 28% in my TpT shop by entering the code BTS14 at checkout!


I always head back to school with books. Because I LOVE books!



This pack will get you through your first week guaranteed!  It contains some activities to go with your favorite back to school books, as well as a few wonderful books you may not have hear of yet {add them to your Amazon cart, pronto}

I especially love the Bully Book Pack. Much of the pack can be used without the books, though I highly recommend them.

You can also purchase all of the book packs separately by clicking here, but the bundle is a HUGE savings...especially during the B2S Sale!

Do you have a writing center in your classroom? Do you use Daily 5?  Do you do thematic writing? If you do, add this monthly writing paper to your cart!  I don't have to search for writing paper throughout the year anymore. I just print off what I need when I need it!  And there are different styles of writing lines that make this product great for any grade level!



I JUST posted my newest inferring pack.  This one is perfect for back-to-school, or anytime you're introducing or reinforcing inferences.  As always, it contains two sets of clue cards, making it perfect for grades K-3


Check out my other inferring packs here!

If you're teaching any types of nouns this year, you NEED this pack!!  It uses "noun cards" to introduce and reinforce nearly every type of noun. It truly is an engaging and interactive product your students will love!



Last year I thought to myself, "I have this beautiful word wall but my kids aren't using it."  I created this Word Wall Book to make my word wall more interactive. My students recorded new words in their books weekly and used their books during writing.  They also used the extension sheets during Daily 5.



Last, but MOST DEFINITELY not least, are my Reading Comprehension Passages. These passages get me through the year. They are definitely my most used product that I make myself.  I have them for every season, separately or bundled. And I'm REALLY HOPING to get my non-fiction passages uploaded at some point during the sale.  Then the bundled pack will be complete!


You can save BIG TIME by buying the bundle during the sale, but all passages are available separately.

I really hope you'll add some of these beginning of the year products to your cart during the sale, and I'd love to give you some incentive...

Want $10.00 to shop with during the sale tomorrow and Tuesday?  You don't even have to use it at my store!!



Enter using the rafflecopter below!  Giveaway ends tonight at midnight. I will email the winner their gift certificate in the morning!

~Halle

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