Friday, May 25, 2012

It's my birthday and I'll share a present with you!

Today is my birthday! And I love how it fell on a Friday so I can celebrate all weekend!  I am 23 today (I know, I'm still a baby compared to a lot of other fabulous bloggers out there!).  But after a LONG week of applying to teaching jobs and working, I'm taking the day off to soak up some sun!

Finding a teaching job is exhausting!  Yesterday alone, I received 7 rejection emails. :( What a sad birthday present right?! Anyways, I'm still looking.... I'm open to any state... anywhere! If you know of a school district that is hiring, please let me know!  I'm willing to go where there are jobs! Hopefully I get better luck this year. (birthday wish, maybe?)

I was contacted by and they wanted me to link up and share an article for new and aspiring teachers-- 5 Ways To Get Started in Teaching.  (click on "Job Hunt" tab)  Even though I don't have a full-time teaching career, I wanted to share for those who are in the same boat as me.  They have great tips for newbies, like me, who are looking on how to start their career.  This site helps you broaden ways to find that dream job.  There are many alternatives to teaching since the economy is still bad and lack of job opportunities everywhere before getting your dream classroom.

On a happier note, back to my birthday....
Since I love presents, here's a little present (freebie) for you!  Can I get 3 cheers for that?!  Yesterday, I taught a couple science lessons.  Here's one that the students liked. This is a science experiment that shows how water can rise in a vase due to the high and low air pressures.

Enjoy my birthday freebie! Let me know if you used it for your classroom. I would love to hear your experience and comments!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

100 Followers Giveaway winner!

A BIG thank you to all that participated in my 100 Followers Giveaway!  Thank you so much for following my blog.  I found out that a lot of us like watching the Olympic sports, swimming and gymnastics.  I love all of my bloggy friends and thanks again for making my giveaway fun and exciting!

Without further delay...the winner of the 100 follower giveaway is...

Kara won my Summer Olympics mini unit and a $25 gift card to Amazon.  If you could shoot me an email at, that would be great!  

If you haven't had the chance to check Kara's blog out, please do!  She has many great ideas for not only special education teachers but for everyone else too.  Right now she has a cute recycling freebie.
Click the pic below to go to her blog!

Congratulations Kara!  :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Book Fair and a Freebie

Do you get excited when the Scholastic Book fair comes to your school?! Well do you know that Scholastic holds at least 2 annual warehouse book fair events for teachers, librarians, district employees, and others all over the country?  Everything is 25%-80% off!  Also if you sign up before you attend, don't forget to print out the coupon to save BIG BUCK$! For Ohio, we have different book fairs all of the month of May.  They only last 3-4 days.
Click here to find the nearest book fair event.  

Freebie: Here's a Book Wish List a made for teachers, parents, and students when shopping for books.  This will help people choose their top 10 favorite books they want to buy and to not overspend their budget.  It's scary to see all of your books rack up to over $100 (Thank God for the coupons!)!!

Don't forget to join my 100 Followers Giveaway!!!  It ends Wednesday night (May 16) at midnight.  Lastly, my Summer Olympics mini unit sale ends tonight on both stores.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

100 Follower Giveaway!

I'm so excited that my time has have a 100 Followers Giveaway!
I'm so pumped, I'm doing a happy dance!

I just checked my followers this morning and I'm just 1 follower away from 100!!! So to celebrate I will be giving away my brand new Summer Olympics Mini Unit to one lucky winner.  I tried to create worksheets that could work will all grades K-5. It is a 30 page mini unit.  By the way, this is my first item that I'm selling and I'm keeping it on sale until Monday for Mother's day weekend. :)

The winner will also get a $25 gift card to Amazon.

Hope you guys are pumped as I am about these giveaway prizes!  I will be using the Random number generator to choose the winner.

So here's how to enter my Giveaway: 
1. Follow my blog or mention you are a follower. (1 entry)
2. Tweet about my blog and leave a link so I can follow you too! (1 entry)
3. Follow me on Pinterest, my link is on the sidebar! (1 entry)
4. Leave a comment on what is your favorite Olympic sport to watch- I love watching gymnastics! (1 entry)
5. Blog about my giveaway and leave a link. (2 entries)

6 fun ways to enter!!  Don't forget to leave your email address after every comment!

I will announce the winner next Thursday on MAY 17! So you have until Wednesday night at midnight to enter.  

Monday, May 7, 2012

May Currently & news

Hooray! May is here! I can't wait because in 18 days, it will be my birthday!  I love it when Farley does this every month! I'm linking up with her at

So here's my May Currently:

And here's my big news!  I was checking my blog and I noticed I'm just 4 followers away from 100!!! I'm so excited to see this since I remember barely having 10 when I first started this blog a couple months ago.  Anyways to celebrate I will be having a giveaway!!  I am almost finished with my Summer Olympics mini-unit that I will giveaway and will probably do a TpT gift certificate!

So come back later this week to enter my 100 follower giveaway!  Hopefully, my Summer Olympics mini-unit will be completed by the end of the week! (Keeping my fingers crossed)

Have a happy Monday!