The Final Countdown!

I have a lot of days left of school. Maybe 25 or something.  It sounds like soooo long (yay for year-round school)!  A few years ago, I asked some friends of mine if they'd send me some pictures of their students using my This Year Was Out of This World {End of Year Activities}.  As I was looking back at posts on our blog, I found these and wanted to share them again!
Thank you to:
Janae {The Sharpened Pencil}
Stephanie {Falling into First}

This one is an activity called "Moon Balloon with Memory Book". Stephanie hung her balloons from the ceiling and at the end of the day, one lucky {on task} student gets to pop the balloon! Inside of the balloon is a question about their school year and they answer in their Memory Book!

Great writing samples!

 This next one is from the "Moon Pie Taste Test":

What cute bulletin boards!!!

Well, I'm still in school until July 2nd (year round), but I know some of my cute friends around the country are counting down their last days! I hope this one can help you.  It's a fun one, for sure.  Who doesn't want to have a MOON balloon countdown in their classroom?!?!

I've made a packet that is full of end of the year fun!  This alien/space themed packet has lots of fun activities for you and your kiddos to take a walk down memory lane and then get ready for the next year!

Included in this packet:

* This grade was out of this world {writing}

*My teacher is a star {writing}

*Blast off to ___ grade! {writing}

*Blast off to ___ grade questionnaire {writing}

*Blast off craft
*Alien headband craft
*Was this year over the moon? {survey and graph}
* I spy a moon pie! {spelling and/or sight word practice}
*Moon Pie, Moon Walk {poetry walk}
*Moon Pie taste test {graphing}
*Stars bubble map
*Stars informational writing
*Moon bubble map
*Moon informational writing
*Pop the Moon Balloon with memory book

My favorite activity:


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Teaching is a Work of Heart

Oh Erin Condren! You've done it again! 

Your new teacher lesson planner is absolutely beautiful. Your new concept "Teaching is Work of Heart" is a perfect way to describe the life of a teacher.  
The new planner, the cute shirt, and the new carrying case...

 I was honored to be able to visit Rachelle's home office and photograph all the new Erin Condren products. 


For those of you looking for a new planner, we recommend this planner because of it's versatility.  From lesson plan slots to grading graph to calendars to stickers.... AND SO MUCH MORE! It really has everything I need all in one cute, sturdy planner.  I've had an Erin Condren planner for 5 years now and I'm not sure how I lived without it.  

Introducing the new Teacher Anchor {Giveaway!}

A few weeks ago I got a beautiful package in the mail from a sweet teaching friend, Chandra. I was able to meet Chandra of C Jayne Teach a few years ago while on vacation in Nashville and have been a huge fan of her Teacher Anchor ever since. 

Chandra is the definition of what a successful woman looks like. She's an accomplished teacher, a beautiful mama, and a successful business woman. 

Today I'm happy to tell you all about her Teacher Anchor. Every year Chandra sends me a Teacher Anchor and every year they get better and better! Her all-new shop just launched on May 1st! (Check out her blog for more information and special giveaways at

First let me tell you, this design!! {Insert heart eye emojis here!) Love the bright, beautiful colors - and bonus that it matches my classroom rainbow theme!!

Second, there's so much included in the new Anchor! There are more cover options, more forms (like these small group reading forms), a pocket, and it even features metallic ink on the cover! 

And last, but not least, you can win your own spiral bound copy of the Teacher Anchor + a shop discount of 20% off any additional purchases entering by the giveaway below! This giveaway will run for 48 hours and we'll announce our winner on Saturday. 

This post was sponsored by C Jayne Teach. All opinions are my own.

It's a Teacher Appreciation Sale!!

Happy Teacher Appreciation to all you wonderful, amazing teachers! We know you work extremely hard all year, spend countless hours helping your students be successful (both inside and outside of the classroom), and dedicate a large portion of your heart towards your precious students. 

You deserve a week to be celebrated!!

Starting tomorrow, we (and the good people at Teachers Pay Teachers) are having a sale!! Use code "celebrate" at checkout to save 28% on all your classroom resources to help you end your year. (Plus, you might want to get started thinking about resources you will need for next year!)

Here are some of my favorites to end out the year!

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