May Currently

It’s already May and this means we are all in the mad dash to the end of the year. Just. Keep. Swimming. In preschool it’s a busy week with a Cinco de Mayo celebration, a Mother’s Day party, AND a Grandparent’s/Special Friend Day! Lots to do and of course I am writing this from home....but more of that in a minute...

Today I am linking up with Farley over at Oh’ Boy 4th Grade for her monthly Currently!


LISTENING: I am currently listening to our maintenance guy fixing the flooding that seems to be occurring in our apartment lately. We had this same issue happen last week and were hoping it was fixed. So this means I have to take the day off to oversee these shenanigans.

LOVING: Lately I have been very aware of the lessons God has been teaching me and even though they are challenges, I know that through Him I am able to get past them! Trying to keep that positive attitude!

THINKING: For the past couple months the hubs and I have been on the path to starting a family. Unfortunately we suffered a miscarriage at the 5 week mark at the end of March (see post here) but we are excited to keep trying and are optimistic for a future Baby Daniel!

WANTING: There’s a few things I’m wanting but nothing more than a nice iced coffee. Especially after the morning I’ve had. 

NEEDING: I have been putting so much effort and thought into getting my lifestyle blog, Primarily Inspired, up and running that I’ve allowed this one to be pushed to the side. So, with that being said, I am needing to spend more time and give SISG a little more TLC.

SUMMER YES, HOPE, DREAM: This summer should be an exciting one since we are in the midst of planning our trip to Hawaii. We decided sometime ago that we need to make a conscious effort to travel, especially before babies, so we created a jar and put all of the destinations inside. Luckily we chose Hawaii first and I’m happy to say that we’ve saved up to go! 

The other exciting things happening this summer is a trip with friends over to Vegas for a weekend AND I am looking at getting my Early Childhood Education credits and take that first step towards being a certified preschool teacher!

Teacher Appreciation Week and a Super TpT SALE!

It’s that time of year again when the general public acknowledges the hard work and dedication teachers bring to their classrooms on a daily basis, through thick and thin, and with or without generous donations from parents, the school, or even the county.

It’s TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!!!

I’ve always loved this time of year, yes in part because during this week teachers are made to feel very special (i.e. lots of Starbucks and Target gift cards!), but it’s a time when teachers get the spotlight and get the recognition they each deserve during the school year.


As many of you already know, Teachers Pay Teachers is hosting a major Teacher Appreciation Sale and I wanted you all to know that my store will be participating! All of my products will be on sale in addition to the 10% off from the TpT sale!! Just use the promo code: ThankYou at checkout!

Here are my most popular products:

These Think Sheets have been a huge life saver for me both in managing student behavior and my time when communicating behavior to parents. This bundle includes various versions of the Think Sheet for K-6th grade.
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I had so much fun creating and using these prompts for my writing centers during my Daily 5 reading routine. Simple, yet fun and engaging, prompts are easy to prepare and students fell in love with them! It was exciting to see my kids so eager to write and share their work!
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Another life saver for me has been these parent/teacher conference forms. This download includes forms appropriate for each quarter of the year and allows you to display your students’ work in a clear and concise way for parents. Being this organized impresses parents and helps keep your discussion on point.
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Being a history-nerd myself, I have always loved this activity at the beginning of the year with my kids. It’s funny how often they recite the words to the Pledge and yet have very little understanding of it’s meaning. This activity helps break down the vocabulary and give meaning to reciting the Pledge every morning. It’s also perfect activity to begin those citizenship standards at the beginning of the year!
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I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many reading resources at your disposal. Here are Daily 5 guided reading/reading workshop resources that will help you get your classroom set up and running at the beginning of the year!
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These guided reading forms are the easiest way for me to get organized and on point for all of my guided reading lessons. Each lesson plan is modeled after the Jan Richardson text!
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