I've been so wrapped up in school and life that this little piece of fun has been put on the back burner for the past few weeks!
So here's what's happening...
I went to my first Ohio Blogger Meet-Up! I met some new friends and it was nice to put faces to blogs! I learned a lot about the monetary side of blogging...like becoming an affiliate, advertising, and bumping up my traffic. To be honest...it was a bit over my head but it definitely gave me something to think about on my 2 1/2 hour drive home! I think I'm pretty content right now with what I have going on at "A Pirate's Life for Us!". I try to create authentic, easy and fun things that can be easily implemented into our classrooms. If you use it and it works for you, great! If you read something here that makes you giggle or smile, super! I totally get excited when someone leaves a comment or purchases something from my TPT shop...even though I have just a few things on there...and I like that feeling...and I hope it never goes away!
Here's a picture of us:
Debbie is from Rainbows within Reach and is full of information on just about everything in the blogger world...and she sings! Check out all of her fun stuff at her blog!
Kelly is a kindergarten teacher and was super cool too..with 30 cuties. 30. Little. Cuties. Did I say, 30? She has a classroom blog she uses for her parents....Tales from the Tree...Love it!
|Click here for a peek into her classroom!|
Sarah was the organizer behind everything...yeah for her! You know her, right?
Sure you do! If not...head on over and give her a follow! She even put together a little treat bag for us!
How sweet, right?!? Thanks again Sarah and new friends for a great afternoon full of information! Make sure you check out all of our blogs!
So again, I'm going to attempt to be a more regular blogger! No promises...but I'll do my best...or very close to my best!
Here's a little something I created today...nothing fancy but it's yours if you want it! At our school, the kiddos can go to the Principal's Office to get a prize for good behavior. I think my spelling tests are pretty intense...but totally doable! There are the 10 words that come from the series that follow the spelling pattern of the week, 4-5 sight words from the series, since we do Ginny Dowd's Phonics Dance, they spell 10 of our hunk and chunk words, and then they need to write a dictated sentence. I figured that those who earn a perfect score, can go visit our principal for a prize out of her prize box. I wanted her to know why they were being rewarded, so I made up these simple little certificates that the kiddos take with them to her office. I just print them out on some bright neon card stock, add their name and send the kiddos on their way!
|Click here for your download!|
So...where have I been? Just crazy busy! Nothing exciting...just me, my kiddos at school, my nieces and nephew, my family....same old, same old! Just wishing for more hours in the day...and not experiencing freezing temperatures at night. Fall has officially arrived in Northern Ohio...and although I'm loving the changing trees and cooler temps, I think it's a little ridiculous to be experiencing freezing temps throughout the night and early morning.
Time to call it a day!
Thanks for sticking with me!