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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Week - FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week.
Thank you to all the wonderful teachers who work so hard!

To show my appreciation I'm giving away the hardcover book "The Perfectly Purple Sneakers" and the mp3 song "My New Sneakers." Please click on the picture below to see previews.

Just click on the Rafflecopter below to enter. If you have time please visit and follow my TPT store, however that is not necessary to enter the giveaway. Simple click on the entry button.


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Thank You Teachers!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

FREE Birthday Celebration!

This past week my husband and I celebrated my birthday in Branson, Missouri. It was a lot of fun! I'm from California so it was a special trip and a special birthday.

Here I am in the aviary feeding parakeets.

In honor of my birthday celebration (for a limited time - ends 5/3/15 ) I'm offering a FREE copy of my "Birthday Celebrations" product from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  Please click on the picture below to download your FREE copy. After you have downloaded my product please leave a kind comment. Thank you.
Wishing you the very best of everything!

Monday, April 6, 2015

My New Sneakers

I LOVE wearing sneakers!
Because they feel so comfy on my feet. My sneakers have a soft cushion that makes me feel like I'm walking on air. My feet feel snug. I can run, climb, walk, skip, and even dance at a moment's notice without worrying about my feet.

This last weekend I went to the Skechers store and bought two more pairs of sneakers. Call me crazy, but I really enjoy wearing them as much as kids do.

So of course I had to write a song about "My New Sneakers" to go along with the children's book I wrote, "The Perfectly Purple Sneakers."

I'm so blessed to have a wonderful son who is a musician. He helped me with the music and together we recorded the song. He has a terrific voice - so he sings the lead and I sing the backup on the chorus.

If you have a few moments put on your sneakers and do a happy dance. Spring is here and the birds are chirping! (New beginnings!)

Please click on the picture below to hear a sample of my song "My New Sneakers." Don't be surprised if your feet start tapping and your body starts to dance. Smile, life is good!

Take Care,

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Free Egg-Shaped Spring Bunny

Spring is in the air! Yay!
I'm ready for warmer weather.

Please click on the picture above to get your FREE template and directions to make the bunny.

I came across an egg-shaped bunny on the blog Kindergarten's 3 R's by Michaele Sommerville. It was so cute I repined it on Pinterest. Teachers loved it! But it didn't have a template or pattern to make the bunny, only directions. So to help out my teacher friends I made a template. Simply click on the picture above to get a free template and directions on how to make my bunny.

Please click below if you would like to visit Michaele's blog to see her directions and how she made her bunny. Thank you Michaele for your wonderful idea. You rock!


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Tacky the Penguin

What is it that makes Tacky the Penguin so adorable?

It's because he is odd, he's not like everyone else. He's not afraid to be himself. He does his own thing! He is happy! He is brave! And he loves his friends.

I really enjoy reading the original story over and over, year after year. It makes me laugh and want to do something silly. There are lots of additional Tacky adventures, but I think the first one is the best.

If you are not familiar with the book - below is the synopsis. Please click the picture if you'd like to purchase it on amazon.

Tacky is an odd bird. Not at all like the other neat, sleek, tasteful penguins. He is a bit eccentric with his splashy cannonballs, unusual dress, and loud hearty greetings. But at the end of the day it is Tacky's annoying behaviors that save all the penguins from the terrible hunters.

I created a fun Tacky the Penguin product to go with the book. It is posted on my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Please click below to find out more.

Have a great day!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Happy New Year FREEBIES!

Just around the corner, 2015.
Happy New Year!
Wishing you all the very best for the new year!

Here are some of my favorite classroom New Year's FREEBIES posted from Pinterest.

Happy New Year 2015!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FREE Winter Holiday Writing Papers

I love the colder weather! Love the holidays! Love the months of November and December!

Thanksgiving is fun with the family. However, eating turkey is not my favorite thing. I prefer tri-tip with all of the fixings. And of course, I do enjoy eating pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream.

Then there is December! Ahhhh, so beautiful. Peace and hope for the world.

Please enjoy this FREE Winter Holiday Writing Paper that I put together. Hopefully they will help motivate your students to write. Then color them and maybe even cut out the shapes and perhaps hang them up in your classroom.

Please click on the picture below to download your FREE copy.

You might also be interested in my Treasured Thoughts for December.
This fun product has five thoughtful and creative writing prompts designed to spark you students' imagination. The pages are treasure chest shaped that form a mini-book. There are also two poems that inspire students to reflect and respond. And students can use their artistic talent to create a Christmas, Holiday, December, or Happy Hug. (You choose.)

Happy Holidays!
Stay Healthy!