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!