Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Pampered Teacher

So earlier this year I discovered a Teacher Subscription Box. It's called The Pampered Teacher.

 It's a fun little box you can get a quarterly subscription or order one box at a time. I contacted Pampered Teacher because I couldn't remember if I was just buying one box at a time or not. Cristin at Pampered Teacher got back to me right away and even offered me a code to use and give out. So I wanted to share it with you my teacher friends and parents lookin for a fun teacher gift. I'm not getting credit or earning anything free for this, just helping to spread the word. 


Here is the website and $2 off coupon code: 


pamperedteacher.com 

Code: 2Stacey


Here's a photo of one of my two boxes. 



Thursday, July 9, 2015

School Prep and relaxing


I spent my entire June (and some of my July so far) after I got out of school prepping and planning for the next school year. I was very productive planning a lot and buying a lot as well.

Here's another peek at what has been happening.
My dogs Pudge and (hiding) Sammy helping me prep some things. 

Started creating a new homework agenda 

I made 4 more trips to Target and got sucked in each time by the dollar section.

Bought this adorable sign from the dollar section at Target (for $3) to hang. 
Creating a layout for my classroom door welcome sign

Also found these cute strands of lights in the the dollar section as well..




Now I've been doing some fun stuff too. You saw I went to Disneyland. I'm going again next week as well. Hanging around town I've been creating greeting cards and hanging out at the beach. 




I made some greeting cards. The one on the right I am using for my niece's birthday card. 
   Walking around the shops at the beach I frequent and I got to see how they mold and wrap the salt water taffy! So cool!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Disneyland for the 60th

Took  quick 1 day trip to Disneyland to check out the 60th Anniversary awesomeness. Here are some photos from my magical day. I'll be going back sometime in July for at least 2 days. Can't wait for more Disney magic.


Main Street USA

Made it!

The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness

The Castle

The Castle

One of the new Main Street window displays. They have Peter Pan and Cinderella so far. 

Window Display

California Adventure


Mickey and the Newsboys

Back in Disneyland and now Mickey is conducting.

Small World

Got all 3 popcorn buckets. I'm going to use them in my classroom!

$2000 Mickey Ears anyone?

Paint the Night Parade. It's like a Main Street Electrical Parade Remix

Paint the Night Parade.

Paint the Night Parade.

Paint the Night Parade.

Fireworks in front of Small World

Fireworks in front of Small World
 
The castle all lit up. 

Schoooooooooools Out For Summer


School is out for summer vacation and I haven't stopped going. I packed up my classroom, went to SoCal for a 1st birthday party, Disneyland and have now started planning for next year!

I got an Erin Condren teacher lesson planner and I love it. I've had them in the past, but last year was unable to get one since I was hired 2 days before school started. I jumped into lesson planning and feel right back at home with my EC lesson planner. We just got a new math curriculum so planning will take a wee bit longer than it normally does for me. At least everything will be colorful and pretty to look at while I record everything.


Got my EC Planner, my old planner from last year and my EC life planner out with all of my color pens! Let the planning begin.

Today I went to Target specifically for some house hold items, and like many of you, we all know how silly that is, because we always come out with more than we intended.... and that is exactly how it was today. The dollar section sucked me in yet again. I found some great stuff for my classroom.
My cart just after I went into the Dollar section.

I bought these great storage containers. The ones in the back are holding magnetic letters and numbers.
The ones in the front are holding Frozen erasers that we will use for story problems and counters.

And because not everyone is a fan of Frozen, I've got some generic Legos and other counters. Looks like I need to go back and get a few more containers.

I was so excited to find these foam dice. I LOVE THESE for the classroom and so do my students! I was only able to find for and hope that they'll get more in stock!




Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Long Time No Post

The life of a teacher is a busy one. I have been spending my days and nights working on making my first grader's learning experience an amazing one. With the help of some amazing teacher bloggers and my own creativity I really feel the kids have enjoyed learning.  As the school year comes to a close, I'll be posting more fun recipes, classroom goodness and other fun adventures.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Disneyland AP is the BEST

I love that I have a Disney Annual Pass. I have already used it enough to pay for the pass and have gone about 3 times for "free". So that is great! I live about 4 hours away so I can't get down there all the time (especially since I teach 5 days a week), but I love sneaking out there for 3 day weekends, and over my holiday breaks.

At the end of my Christmas Vacation I got to go to Disneyland with a dear friend and her family. I tell ya, it's always so much more fun to go with children. It's a totally different experience. I can't wait to have kids of my own so I can take them.

Here are a few photos from our trip.

Big Thunder

Special Moments

Taught my 2 year old friend how to use my Digital Camera and he captured this lovely image of me.

this lovely image as well

He took this one as well

Ran into Mary and Burt

Can you see Queen Elsa's Ice Castle. 

Now I know how Pinocchio felt. 

Tramming it to the park from the parking garage. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Cause Box by Sevenly

Here's a new kind of subscription box that does good. It's called Cause Box by Sevenly. Every 3 months this box comes packed with $150+ of "world-changing products for woman". When you subscribe you get to choose a charity and a portion of your subscription price will go to that charity.

Click the link above to check out the website and learn more. What a great way to give back. I do not get points of money off my next box, if you decide to subscribe. I just wanted to share this so others can help do good.

Here is what I got in my box:

This is the box and what the packaging looks like

This elephant necklace is made by Matterial Fix- Empower a girl, change the world. The proceeds from this necklace help Freedom Firm (who has partnered with Matterial Fix) rescue and restore girls in India who have been subjected to sex trafficking. 

Thank you card/seal kit, because we all need to write more thank you cards. 

Some quotable stickers

This one speaks for itself

For every snack bar bought a packet of life saving food is delivered to a child in need.

Handmade leather pouch by people in East Africa

This is probably my most favorite thing in the box. Click on the photo to enlarge and read the card that goes with this bottle.

Handmade scarf by a hardworking woman named Alem in Africa.