The Biggest Little Museum You Absolutely Must Visit

The Biggest Little Museum You Absolutely Must Visit | Do you love children’s books? Do you love artwork from children’s literature? Then this is the spot for you! Discover rare pieces of art, listen to popular authors and illustrators, and attend meaningful professional development. This treasure is simply a must-see for educators, artists, and anyone who loves children’s literature. | everythingjustso.org

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Five Resources that will Make You a Children's Book Guru

Five Resources that will Make You a Children's Book Guru | Improve your ability to match your students with books they love simply by expanding your knowledge of children’s books. Staying current on what’s new in children’s literature can be overwhelming with the vast number of books published every year. These five resources will keep you current and help you make book recommendations like a pro. | everythingjustso.org

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9 Unique Ways to use Digital Scrapbooks in the Classroom

9 Unique Ways to use Digital Scrapbooks in the Classroom | Nine simple unique ways to use digital scrapbooks at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year.  Perfect for both student and adult visual learners. Use digital scrapbooks to teach procedures, assist substitutes, wrap-up units, give as gifts, and so much more. | everythingjustso.org

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Celebrating Valentine's Day with a History of Chocolate

Celebrating Valentine's Day with a History of Chocolate | Bring rigor to your Valentine’s Day lessons with a mini-unit on the history of chocolate. Incorporate meaningful and engaging teaching resources during school holidays through thematic nonfiction units that teach important reading skills while students learn about the history of a holiday. | everythingjustso.org

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How to Get More for Less on Teachers Pay Teachers

How to Get More for Less on Teachers Pay Teachers | Do you purchase resources for your classroom on Teachers Pay Teachers? TpT is one of the best sites around for finding teaching resources. But do you know how to get the most for your money on TpT? Let me teach you to get the absolute most for your money on Teachers Pay Teachers. | everythingjustso.org

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The Fastest Free Way to Spread Positivity in the Classroom

The Fastest Free Way to Spread Positivity in the Classroom | Proactively stop negative behaviors before they begin by incorporating positive behavior management strategies in the classroom.  Rather than being inundated with negative tattling of poor behavior, create a positive classroom environment with this free simple tool.  It’s a sure-fire way to increase positivity and reduce negative behaviors in your classroom. Let me tell you how. | everythingjustso.org

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Character Education: Free Resources for Improving Your Classroom Environment

Character Education: Free Resources for Improving Your Classroom Environment | Now more than ever, our students are in desperate need of lessons about character. Students need a better understanding of themselves as people, how to respect others who are different, how to advocate for oneself and others, and simply what it means to be a positive member of a community. To help you get started, here are five of my go-to sites for quality character education materials on social justice, social emotional learning, education equity, and more. | everythingjustso.org

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Teacher Week, Day One...

Today I'm linking up with the ladies over at BlogHoppin' for their annual Back to School Teacher Week blog hop. Each day there's a different question to answer about who we are, our classrooms, or our teaching.  There are dozens of bloggers participating so if you're a teacher - I encourage you to spend a few minutes hopping around this week. There should be some really great ideas shared!

Today's question is who? So here's a bit about me...

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Learn to Enjoy Life More

This week has been a struggle, if I'm honest. I'm struggling with a few things... today was the first day back for teachers in my district and I wasn't there. Strange... sad. But mainly I'm struggling with this whole idea of starting a new business. I'm overwhelmed at all there is to do to get one going and make it successful. Balancing product creation with networking, tweeting, facebooking, instagramming, foruming, pinning, and blogging is exhausting. Coming up with things to blog about is a full-time job in and of itself. I just want to make resources. Do I really have to do all the rest of this nonsense?

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It's all About Friends

After nearly a year of my life being consumed with work, I've suddenly found myself surrounded by the company of friends. Old friends, new friends, sister friends. It's been a time of much needed reconnecting with some women I love.

In just a few weeks, hundreds of kids will enter that building I just left and thousands of others like it looking for friends - new friends, old friends, best friends. To help build community, get those first writing samples, and keep them busy while you assess, I created this back to school pack

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Here We Go...

It's been months since I've last posted. And there's a good reason for that. Life simply has been ridiculously busy. You know the kind of busy where your family and friends start to wonder if you've finally decided to become a hermit in the hills and just stop asking you to do things with them because your answer is perpetually, "no"? Yeah, that kind of busy. 

But things are changing.

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Its Been Awhile...

I'm in the middle of my Sunday night scramble and really started to miss this place. I really had great intentions to make this something useful and I've totally neglected it! But, I do have good reasons for doing so...

School is back in session. Well, it has been for awhile. Is this seriously October? Am I really going to have to start working on report cards next week? How does this happen? Life is flying by at such a ridiculous pace sometimes and it only seems to get faster. My mother warned me of this

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Oils to the Rescue

I hadn't realized how long it has been since my last post. What a week it has been.

I have to brag about my oils again. I have several spine issues and because of these am prone to headaches and migraines. Headaches I typically can ride out or get rid of with an OTC med. Migraines, on the other hand, are a different beast.

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oh, doTERRA

I'm at the end of my first month as a doTERRA customer/consultant. I've had successes and I've had failures. I decided that I can best liken the experience to clothes shopping. You know when some big event comes up in your life and you need a certain article of clothing right away? Here's what happens:

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Book Whispering Plus the Best Tips for Stocking Your Library

Book Whispering Plus the Best Tips for Stocking Your Library | After years of practice, and one impactful workshop, I share how my ideas on in-class reading and homework reading logs have changed. Plus read about my very best tips for stocking your classroom library for little to no cost. | everythingjustso.org

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