Five for Friday & Christmas In July Day 4 & 5 Writing Sale

18 July 2014

I am linking up to Doodle Bugs Teaching for a little five for Friday!

1.  I am recovering from Vegas.
I met THE Paul Edelman and he knew who I was!  TpT has changed my life for the better.  I don't want to know what my life would be like without TpT.  I have met the most amazing friends.  I just wish we all lived closer. 





The Vegas events was a bit overwhelming, the rooms were filled with people.   I felt my high school social anxiety kick in at the Wednesday Blogger Meet up and the TpT happy hour.   I was glad I had a job to do greeting people at the door at the Blogger Meet Up and handing out raffle tickets.   If I had not met the lovely ladies above numerous times before, I might have just hung out by myself at the bar.  If you saw my SDE sessions, I was fine during them and even threw in some humor. But for the first few minutes of my first session for I Teach First,  you could hear my voice shake and I seriously felt like crying.  I told myself to pull it together, I was being ridiculous and unprofessional.  Then, I looked to the session participants and they seemed to be so focused.   I thought "Hey, this is so much easier than teaching first grade, they are focusing! You got this."  After that I felt my anxiety go away.  The more questions they asked, the better I felt.  So thank you if you were in the audience that day.  I really appreciate your attentiveness and questions.  Do you have to give yourself internal pep talks, too?  The TpT sessions were also a bit nerve raking but I had my fellow blogger/sellers there with me.  I could not have done it without Cara, Greg, Deedee, Elizabeth, and then Cara again in the afternoon.  Thanks guys. 


Come back soon for a post about our huge meet up in Vegas.  

2. It is day 4 of Christmas in July.
I am going to combine days 4 & 5 and put these two huge writing themed units on sale. 

      


3. I have been working on my computer nonstop for the past week!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know my go to show to watch while I work is Gossip Girl.  So juicy!  I am already on season five. 

I have been working on adding to and/or updating some packets.  Here is what I have fixed up this week.  If you already purchased, don't forget to re-download for the updates.

I added some posters and writing paper to this packet and jazzed up the cover. 


I added a calendar set to this plan book packet and the ability to add your students' names to the checklists. 


I added easier to edit Power Point pages to this packet!


I completely revamped my Bright Polka Dot classroom library system.  It now has levels and is in a primary font!  

4. What's up next?

I am working with a colleague to create a phonics scope and sequence.  There will be a list of 12 words for each week based on a phonic element.  Along with the words will be various word work activities.  Follow my blog and facebook fan page to be alerted to when this mega packet is posted to TpT. 

5. My closet room is coming together!

If you follow me on Instagram, you might know I have a bit of a shopping problem!  This means that I need more closet space.   I am converting my old bedroom into a closet room with four sets of Ikea closets.  My brother is helping me by putting them together.  I cannot wait until it is done. 

I hope you have a great weekend!  

xoxo
EB




18 comments:

  1. I love your bedroom closet idea! I too have a shopping problem and feel like there couldn't possibly be a closet anywhere that is big enough for all my stuff.

    Have a great weekend!
    Sarah

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    1. I am worried that this won't be big enough either!

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  2. I totally get your nervousness. Any time I have to speak to a group of adults my voice shakes and my hands shake. I know to keep my hands in my pockets until after the first few minutes. I need a closet re-do, also......hmmmm I may just do that today! Thanks for sharing!
    Carol
    Teachers Are Terrific!

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    1. I felt better when I saw that Paul's hands were shaking during his speech!

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  3. I want a bedroom closet! Hmm.. Maybe someday.

    Kristin
    My Carolina Classroom

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I will let you know how it turns out.

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  4. My favorite blogger I so wish I could've made Vegas! I would've loved to have met you and Deanna!!! Maybe next year. I just can't see you so nervous your work is amazing! Your closet is looking fab I hope you show the finished product with your goodies. Happy Summer favorite.

    ((Hugs))
    Tiffany

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    1. I am so sad you could not make it! You need to come next year for sure.

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  5. You girls look like you had so much in Vegas! And I LOVE Gossip Girl! Do you like Pretty Little Liars?! I am obsessed with that show!

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    1. Oh, don't get me started on another show! Is it on Netflix? I might need to check it out.

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  6. I really enjoyed listening to you at the Blogger Panel session...lots going on in my life, just trying to catch up on reading everyone's posts!! Hopefully I will get a Five for Friday up today! Just added your Editable Teacher Plan Book to my wishlist. I big apple definitely caught my eye! :)
    Thanks,
    Nancy
    The Apple Basket Teacher

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    1. Thank you for coming, Nancy. I glad you enjoyed it. The planner goes on sale this week!

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  7. I love it all! You have been busy!! I can't wait to see the phonics scope and sequence!

    Marcy
    Searching for Teacher Balance

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    1. Thanks Marcy! I am trying to finish it. It is HUGE.

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  8. I see you had a great time in Vegas and so did I. See you next year!

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  9. Hi! I went to two of your presentations in Vegas and let me tell you... you were fantastic!!! I am very excited to try the wonderful ideas that I got from your sessions (I went to Close Read and Adventures in Spelling). Is the above packet (Words of the Week) the one you referred to during your spelling session? I loved your scope and sequence and how you had 12 words per week. I can't wait to grab this product from TPT as soon as it is available!!!

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    1. Hi Stacey! Thanks for attending my sessions, I am glad that you enjoyed them. The Words of the Week packet is the one I referred to in my session. I am working on it now. It is going to be huge!

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