Here we go!
I finally got my Erin Condren planner! It's beautiful and I love it. I ordered it during her Teacher Appreciation sale as I really liked her updated version of it.
What more could I ask for? That's awesome customer service! I've already started filling it up and love how colorful it is. No one could possibly understand the joy of a new planner but another teacher!
I am having so much fun with my Facebook page! My favorite thing is searching for and posting a teaching-related cartoon, meme, or current event. Of course, timing is everything. It is always my goal to choose something that will strike a chord and go viral. Here are a few of my successes. Together, they have been viewed by over 60,000 people! Amazing! Click HERE to follow me on Facebook and join the fun!
I'm looking for advice. I will be teaching Language Arts next year for the first time in y-e-a-r-s! I'd like to do some reading over the summer that might help me in the classroom this year. Do you have any suggestions? There are so many books from which to choose. Which do you think should be my first priority? Here are a few I'm thinking about.
Prior to June 13, 2013, Texas teachers were taking a legal risk to express any specific type of holiday wishes within a school. Students would say to me, "Merry Christmas!", "Happy Hanukkah!", or "Eid Mubarak!", and the only thing we could say in return was "Happy Holidays!". It seemed so silly! School is a place of inclusion. I was always careful and toed the line. But, it made me very uncomfortable.
Well, I'm proud to say that the Texas State Legislature passed a bill, which was signed by Gov. Perry, that protects Christmas and other holiday celebrations in Texas public schools from legal challenges. Gov. Perry said, "It's a shame that a bill like this...is required, but I'm glad that we're standing up for religious freedom. Religious freedom does not mean freedom from religion." Amen to that!
Well, if you made it this far, I'm thinking a reward is in order! If you do one of the following 4 things, you could win your choice of item from my TPT store.
1. Do you have an Erin Condren planner? Comment and let me know which one you got.
2. Follow my Facebook Page and comment to let me know you did.
3. Comment with advice about which Language Arts books I should read this summer.
4. Comment about what you did on your first day of summer.
I will choose a winner with the random number generator at 11 pm CST tonight. If you don't have a blog, please make sure I have a way to contact you. Good luck!