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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

FREE - Paper Fish Craft Template

I had a fun week teaching at Vacation Bible School!

The theme was ocean centered. So I needed to come up with a few extra crafts. I saw a paper fish craft on Pinterest, but could not find a template for it anywhere. It was a free draw craft.

So I decided to make my own template, because that would suit my needs better. The fish folds down and then opens up to reveal its sharp teeth.
The kids really had fun coloring it and playing with it during free time.

If you are interested in making a fun fish craft below is the link to the template. Please click through to Teachers pay Teachers to download the FREE template with picture directions.

Happy Summer!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Incredible Box

I love picture books!

Over the years I have collected hundreds and hundreds of picture books.

Picture books represent - carefully chosen words paired with beautiful illustrations that ignite an enormous amount of enjoyment and imagination.

So the last 5 years I have transitioned from being a classroom teacher to pursuing a writing career. It certainly has its ups and downs but it has never lost its appeal or delight.

I have enjoyed traveling to schools and talking with children about the joys of reading and writing. I love sharing my stories with them and hearing theirs in return.

So I'm happy to share my next story . . . my new upcoming children's picture book.

It's called: The Incredible Box.
It probably will be available August 2016 through Amazon and of course Teachers pay Teachers.
Here are some excerpts from the book.

The rest is on its way!

Here are my other two books that are available on amazon and Teachers pay Teachers.

Picture Book

Chapter Book
Happy Reading!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Cute Polar Bear Crafts

I was reading blogs this morning and came across this cute blog by Crafty Morning.
What a fun blog!
It has so many wonderful ideas!

Please click on the picture below to link up to Crafty Morning and get some great activities for winter art projects.

Happy New Year 2016!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Cute Ideas for Christmas Crafts

Rudolph the Reindeer Candy Bars. 
(Please click on the pictures below to link to the websites for directions.)

Money Tree Christmas Card

Paint Stick Snowman

Fingerprint Christmas Tree Cards

Reindeer Handprints
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Best Teacher Memes

Parent-Teacher conferences are finished!
Now enjoy a few laughs with these teacher memes!

Click on the pictures below to link to the 61 Best Teacher Memes on the internet.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Free Fall Favorites

Are you looking for some new classroom ideas for fall?
Here are some of my fall favorites via Pinterest.
Please click on the pictures to link to their websites.

Happy Fall!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Teachers Pay Teachers Bonus Sale

Teachers Pay Teachers is having a back to school bonus site wide sale for one day only on August 19th.
Lots of fabulous resources! Please click on the picture below to view my store and then click to the main page for more resources. Get inspired!
Use code: MORE15 at checkout for your discounts.

Get Inspired!