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World Elephant Day!

Today is World Elephant Day! Come join my Usborne VIP group on Facebook for some fun! All throughout the day, I will be posting different things you can do to celebrate elephants. Hope to see you there!

Curriculum This Year: Math

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Alright we have officially started homeschool as of a week ago (hence the lack of posts). I am back with another post about curriculum today. Next in our homeschool schedule is math, so that's what I'll be talking about today!

Math is not a subject I'm too concerned about teaching. Not that I'm NOT going to teach it, but I don't think I'll need to much to teach my boys. My oldest enjoys math more than reading and can do most of his work on his own (at least currently). My oldest has been in school for 2 years already and already has a grasp on beginning kindergarten concepts. I had looked into a few different options and then saw that my school where I was teaching had some leftover workbooks for K-3 math! My husband asked our principle if we could take them (or pay for them). He let us take one of eac…

Back to School Sale!

It's here! The much awaited Teachers Pay Teachers BTS sale is starting tomorrow! From Tuesday, August 1st at 12:01 am ET through Friday, August 4th at 11:59 pm ET all of my resources will be 20% off. If you are quick enough and shop Tuesday & Thursday you can score extra savings by using promo code: BTS17
Get those last minute items you need before you meet your class!

Upcoming Holidays in August!

Hey, just a quick post highlighting some holidays coming up in August. I like adding mini-activities to celebrate silly holidays. I made a calendar with some of the upcoming holidays next month. I also put some pictures of some great books from Usborne Books & More and Kane Miller. You can find the link to the PDF below.

See those stacks of books? Want to get a stack of books for free and half price? Comment below if you'd like to book an event with me this month!

Here is the calendar for you to print out! Click on the calendar to upload the PDF.

Curriculum This Year: Bible

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     As I mentioned previously, this year I will be homeschooling! I'm super excited and have spent way to much time trying to plan out what I wanted to do! Though it is similar to prepping for a new school year, it is a whole lot different when you don't have someone telling you what you have to teach and which curriculum you need to use!

     These next few posts I'll be telling a little more about the curriculum (or types of activities) I'll be using this year. Today I'm going to talk about what we'll be doing for Bible.

     Since we've been planning to homeschool for almost 2 years, I've done a lot of searching to try and find the right fit for each subject. My husband and I really like the Classical Approach to teaching, so many of the subjects will (hopefully) go along with that model. F…

Shark Week Party

It's me again! I just wanted to remind you that I have a Shark Party on FB all this week and you're invited!

I will be having a giveaway for a fun shark book, Shark in the Park! Entries are easy (and fun). Join my Usborne Books & More VIP group for more information.

The Change I Referred To....

Hi everyone! Last post I mentioned that there were some big changes ahead for my family. Well, the changes have begun!

My family and I had been contemplating moving and after we visited the states 2 years ago, we decided it was the right time to move back to the states after being in Japan for many years. Last month we flew back with 8 carry on bags and 8 checked bags full of our 8 years of life in Japan.
My husband will be working at a private Classical school and I will be staying at home for at least a year to homeschool our boys. I’m hoping I’ll be able to post more here as I’ll have a little more free time. My posts will probably be more related to homeschooling than my products (as they have been lately).
One more thing that I will be doing to help raise some money, is sell Usborne books. I became an Independent Consultant for Usborne Books & More shortly after arriving back to the states! I’m very excited about sharing these books. My consultant kit came in with some awesome b…

Teacher Appreciation Sale! *May 8-11*

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, but I'm sure you already know that ;)  I would like to celebrate all of YOU by offering all my products on sale Monday-Thursday! I am offering 20% off every item in my store. Wondering about Friday? Read to the end to find out!
Take advantage of the big sale by buying one of my bundles to prepare for the new year. I have a few literacy related bundles great for K-3.

       My most popular bundle is my Journeys Kindergarten Yearlong Bundle. In this bundle you will find homework and classwork to go along with each week of Journeys. This is very helpful if you have students who need some extra practice.

My second most popular bundle is my Journeys 2nd Grade Yearlong Interactive Notebook Pages.  I created and used these for 2 years with my students and it gave them something to take home and practice each week before the test. My favorite part is probably the phonics charts. They were really useful since I taught ELL students.

My third most popular …

It's My Birthday (Week)!

It's my birthday week!! 

Well, I'm back as promised to tell you about my birthday sale. (I can't believe it, 2 posts in less than one week...I'm on a roll!) I'll be turning 30-ish this week and wanted to celebrate by throwing a sale in my TPT shop!

From Monday, April 3rd - Thursday, April 6th, my entire store will be on sale for 20% off!!

I'm also having a giveaway for $20 store credit! If you are the winner, just e-mail me with a list of $20 worth of items from my store that you would like. The giveaway will last longer than my sale, so you will have plenty of time to get in those entries!!

I hope to keep updating my blog more often once summer comes. I have some big changes ahead that I'll write about later when I get free time again!

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April Fools' Day Hashtag Sale!

I've been busy... fairly busy for me and what I'm used to. Not only have I been busy at work keeping up with a new reading program, but also I've been creating more resources for my Teacher's Pay Teachers store. I have never participated in a hashtag sale, and figured Spring Break was an easy time to start!

A group of sellers will be holding a sale this weekend. If you search #Aprilfools on Teachers Pay Teachers, you can find some of our product bundles discounted to $4.01! If you search #fooledyou, you can find some of our products for $1.04. I have posted 2 items for each hashtag. 
For the #fooledyou sale, I have listed items from two of my latest class decor themes.
Panda Theme Word Wall Letters
Nautical Theme Word Wall Letters
I have more products for each theme (and more to come). I also have clipart for more themes just waiting to be created! I plan on making decor with the following themes as well: space, Japanese kokeshi dolls, and sushi. Follow my blog or store …

Homeschool Month at Educents!

Top Resources Loved by HomeschoolersIt's Homeschool Month at Educents! You may wonder why I would be posting about homeschool deals when I'm a classroom teacher. Well, next fall I WILL be homeschooling! Our family will be making a big transition. After 8 years of teaching in Japan, we will be returning the the states. In order to make the transition easier, I am going to stay home at teach my boys for at least a year. Our oldest has visited the states twice (once when he as only 10 months so I don't think he remembers it). Our youngest has only visited once. 

So, I have been researching homeschool curriculum and ideas and was happy to hear that this month is Educents Homeschool Month. Read below to find out about some of their great resources!

Are you looking for a comprehensive homeschool curriculum that's prepared with multiple subjects, or do you desire to supplement the curriculum you already have with additional trusted homeschool resources? You've come to th…