Our Teacher Blogger Meet Up was a HUGE success!! It was loud, it was crazy, and it was a completely full house, but that didn't stop us from having an incredibly fun time. 

We took over 200 pictures of the event and there's no way to showcase them all, but here are a few snapshots of the night. 

It was so much fun! I loved meeting so many blogger IRL (in real life--- ha!)

Here are the wonderful ladies who made this meet up possible and helped us line up such amazing sponsors.

(Not pictured: Kathleen Pedersen)

Besides meeting such amazing bloggers and teachers, the best part of the meet up was all of the amazing prizes that were donated from our sponsors! 

Here are all of our generous friends who offered prizes for our meet up:


Thank you to everyone who came to this event! We appreciate everyone who was able to come and mingle with us. We're already thinking about next year's meet up, so start saving your money for next year's Vegas meet up!!

Feeling sad that you couldn't join us this you? Wishing you could win some of these fabulous surprises? 

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Back-2-School (another year, another update!)

I still can't believe that summer is here, which means that I really can't believe that it's time to start thinking about "Back-to-School"! YIKES! Where does all the time go, and why does it go so fast?

My favorite way to start the school year is with this adorable "All About Me" doll and book. They always turn out super precious and they become a keepsake for each of my students. My students love working on these and they are always super proud of the finished product. It's also fun to have each student share their doll with the class to help the kids get to know each other better.

This packet includes all the patterns so you can make these large paper dolls with your class! These make darling decorations... I leave them up for a LONG time in my classroom.

I also love to start the year off with this fun Teacher Hunt. Basically your students are given a worksheet with questions about you {their teacher} on it. For example: What is my favorite color? What is my favorite book? Who is my best friend? And your students will have to search around the room to find the answers {written on the bright paper in the picture below}. It's a fun way for your students to get to know YOU! You can have your students complete this activity independently, or you can answer each question as a class (or put them in groups).

This packet also includes a Buddy Board Game. Students will get to know each other while playing and they will have a lot of fun!! The game is also really easy to print off, assemble, and prepare for your students.{This game board is also available in B&W.}

I just updated this packet with apple measuring activity. It's a great way to kick off the year with some nonstandard measurement fun! If you already own this packet, re-download it from your TpT Dashboard. If you don't own it, but would like to, it is on sale today only! Click {here}!

Click on the image below to learn more about this packet:
{BTW: not all activities are shown in this preview}

Blog Hoppin' is hosting an awesome Christmas in July sale and each day I will put a few items on sale. This Back-to-School packet is my first item on sale and it is on sale TODAY only!

I've made it really easy for you, all you have to do to find my deal of the day is click on this banner in my TpT shop. Don't forget to stop by each day for a new deal!


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Great Summer Read!

Summer is the best time to catch up on some great reading material! On my nightstand you will find a stack of magazines, religious books, and Kim Bearden's new book Crash Course: The Lessons My Students Taught Me. I am so honored that I got to pre-read her book and do a review on it! It is an awesome read! This book is a collection of Kim's inspiring stories as an educator and I think it's something we can all relate to (as teachers). She also shares some up and downs from her personal and professional life-- which helped me realize that we all have our own struggles in life and it makes us better people.

So grab some tissues, and pick up your copy of the book right here! You will definitely not be disappointed! 

Kim Bearden is the co-founder and executive director at the Ron Clark Academy. Most importantly, she is also the language arts teacher. 

Kim has received numerous awards for her creative, dynamic, and rigorous teaching styles. She was selected from over 70,000 nominations to be honored as the Disney American Teacher Awards Outstanding Middle School Humanities Teacher. Along with countless other awards, she was also chosen from among 7,000 teachers as Teacher of the Year in Cobb County Georgia. 

Over the past twenty-three years, she has been a teacher, instructional lead teacher, curriculum director, school board member, staff development trainer, and middle school principal. 

For someone that has accomplished so much during her career, Kim is by far one of the most humble and down to earth educators. Her life hasn't been perfect, and I love that she is so transparent in her book as she shares her experiences as an educator. 

Instead of telling you, I will just show you! Here is a little clip that shows who and what the Ron Clark Academy is all about! The best part? You can actually come spend a day…or two…at the school! Be sure and follow the Ron Clark Academy on Facebook {HERE} to receive special updates and events! 


If you would like to visit RCA and participate in the RCA Educator Training Experience, visit the website {HERE} to register! It is truly a training unlike anything you have ever experienced before. During this training, you will get to meet the students of RCA and observe Ron Clark and Kim Bearden's unparalleled instruction in their 5th grade classrooms. You will also spend the day in classroom observations and workshops that will enhance your instruction in any grade level. And of course, you will end the visitation becoming "slide certified." 

2014-2015 Training Dates:

I am so excited about teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers to share our review of Kim's book. Click on any of the links below to see what they think...

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